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  • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:14 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:20 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lin and Kobe will be on the floor to close the game anyway.
      I suspect they will spend as many minutes playing together as apart.
      Remember, Byron said he plans to go with 7 or 8 guys.
      So bench will only include 2 or 3 regulars plus matchups.
      Key for me is to keep Lin and Davis together.
      Once Nick is back, hopefully Davis will have earned the start.
      That’s when it will be time to start Jeremy.

      • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:56 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Exactly, before Price came along I just wasn’t seeing entrusting the second unit to both Randle and Clarkson. Price’s defense is a real weapon, I could even see Lin and Price with Kobe as the guards/SF trio with a myriad of options to choose from the 4 and 5s to close out some games. I would never hope to rely on him to score much and probably not consistently close out games, but if he can help establish a hard-nosed, defensive tempo from the get go I think it should at least be considered.

        Price could be another gem mined from the scrap heap. Been a lot of decent guys in camp this year, kudos to Jim and Mitch. Jeanie has everyone’s back, too. I think that if this ended up being a cleansing and healing season while being competitive, possibly making the playoffs that it would be an unquantifiable success. Not in the scope of Laker greatness, but in the interest of building and discovering how the team will work going forward.

        Don’t get me wrong, Lin is the real deal and should finish games, no doubt. Assimilating Nick Young into this will be interesting. But until then, or until Jordan Clarkson becomes a factor, I like Price as a starter. If Clarkson (or especially if Clarkson and Randle together) could have an impact that would really be something. I’d be just fine with that.

      • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:56 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I like these predictions, btw.

  • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:29 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Magic Johnson Suggests Lakers Point Guard Jeremy Lin Should Start 

    BY ERIC PINCUS FOR THE LA TIMES

    Jeremy Lin has been one of the Lakers’ best players during the preseason, averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 assists through four games.

    Coming off the bench, Lin helped the Lakers overtake the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, 94-86, while scoring 13 points and dishing five assists.

    During the game, Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson tweeted, “JeremyJLin is going to be a good starting PG for the Lakers w/ his ability to get in the lane and create shots for himself & his teammates.”

    Johnson, who was a vocal critic of the Lakers’ previous coach (Mike D’Antoni), may be giving a not-so-subtle hint to his former Showtime backcourt mate, Coach Byron Scott — Lin should start.

    With Steve Nash struggling to get healthy (back), Scott has relied on veteran point guard Ronnie Price in recent games. Suffering through his own minor injuries, Lin sat out three exhibition games with a pair of sprained ankles.

    An argument can be made for keeping Lin on the second unit, especially with high-scoring forward/guard Nick Young expected to miss 15 to 20 games with a thumb injury. Without Young, the Lakers’ bench is seriously lacking in scoring punch, with rookie Julius Randle looking like an All-Star one game, and like a 19-year-old newbie another.

    With Lin on the floor, the Lakers’ second group plays with much greater purpose. The starters have the firepower with Kobe Bryant on the floor (19.0 points a game through the preseason), Carlos Boozer (12.6), Jordan Hill (9.5), Price (8.2) and Wesley Johnson (7.7).

    Randle is averaging 8.3 points a night, third off the bench to Lin and rookie Jordan Clarkson (9.0), who has made just three appearances because of a strained calf.

    If Nash does return to become the Lakers’ regular starter, Lin probably will continue to lead the second unit. It makes little sense to have the 40-year-old Nash loosen up through warmups, then sit for about 20 minutes waiting to check in for Lin.

    Without Nash, Lin may step into the starting five — but that may have to wait until Young returns. Lacking the firepower in Young, or playmaking in Lin, the second unit would be a disaster with Price. While Price is a capable, scrappy veteran, he’s not going to be a high-volume scorer, or shot creator for others via penetration.

    Through the course of a game, Scott will have plenty of time to mix and match, playing Lin with the starters, Bryant with the reserves and other combinations.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-jeremy-lin-lakers-start-20141023-story.html

     

    While Johnson is not wrong about Lin, he may be the Lakers’ second-best player this season, what’s of greater concern than starting is who closes out games in the fourth quarter.

     
    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:08 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think Price should start, actually, and for exactly the reasons listed above. Lin off the bench, at least until Nick Young is healthy, makes a lot of sense balance wise. Being on the floor without Kobe gives him the ball in his hands (which he needs) and we need someone to be an outside threat when Randle is playing or he’ll face squadrons of defenders.

      Price playing with Kobe makes more sense, too, because Price seems pretty content to dribble up court and pass it to either an open post guy or Kobe. Wes, even though he’s not shooting lights out, is still hustling more than I remember last season. Plus I like Price coming out and guarding the best ball handler, if he picks up fouls it’s no big deal.

      Jordan Clarkson may get a chance to earn some playing time with Kobe sitting out until the regular season, as well.

      • For whom the bell trolls (trollman) 8:32 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Why do we always have to put an average to below average PG alongside Kobe. Geeze, if the CP3 deal went down would you want him coming off the bench? Kobe has never played with an above average guard.
        Yeah lets just put Kobe out there with the slowest and oldest players. Makes zero sense to me.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:47 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          So far, Price looks like the better defender. I think the question of who is going to score off the bench is a valid one. Young won’t be back for a while, yet. I would say Ronnie Price has distinguished himself as a solid NBA PG at this point and we’re still trying to figure out who Jeremy Lin is/will be.

          In time it may well be Lin, especially if he defends well in the system, he certainly has the most upside. But Lin and Kobe are both ball stopping players. Lin is pretty deliberate for a PG and Kobe is, as well. Price just seems to run whatever Byron asks him to which is a nice quality to have for a floor general. I don’t think that makes Price below average.

          To your CP3 point, huh? Uhm, no, but what does a trade that never happened have to do with anything?

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:38 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think Lin should definitely start for several reasons, including it takes the ball out of Kobe’s hands. I like him coming off down screens for easy elbow jumpers. The problem with Lin starting is we need to also start Ed Davis. I think it is important for them to be on the floor together. I would like to see Lin, Bryant, Johnson, Randle, and Davis as the starting lineup. You get a nice mix of offense and defense, Kobe’s ability to score, Lin and Davis chemistry, and some speed and athleticism with Randle and the chance to have him develop faster. Along with a bench of Price, Young, Henry, Kelly, and Hill.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:50 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You really think Kobe’s reinventing his game to that degree at this point? People wanted to see him stopping and popping 10 years ago. That’s just not his game. I’m not saying that Lin couldn’t start and play well along with Kobe but Steve Nash was sent to the perimeter to wait for the pass from Kobe. I don’t see Jeremy Lin turning that horse cart around. Kobe is going to have the ball in his hands.

          • Magic Phil

            Magic Phil 8:59 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I’m with you on this one. Price should start. This season, we’ll have the 2nd unit stronger than the first. Let Price, Kobe, Wes, Booz & Hill start. Have them play for Kobe and we should be fine. Then, bring the real deal, i.e., Lin, Davis, Randle, Clarkson and a SF. Actually, the SF position is the one I can’t figure it out at this point. Anyway, it’s all about maximize what you have.

            • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:07 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              I don’t think Byron has figured it out either. I really want to see Wes turn the corner man, it would help us so much.

            • Magic Phil

              Magic Phil 9:51 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              Yes, it will help us A LOT. But mostly because we need Wes to fit in our 1st unit. Once that said, I still think our 2nd unit is the real deal. I can foresee that unit beating other 2nd units and bringing us back in the game or even stretching the lead. It’s all about chemistry, something quite difficult to develop quickly. Price will fit well with Kobe, Booz, Hill & Wes. Let Lin, Davis, Randle & Co. come out of the bench and seal the game.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:25 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Jamie, yes, I do think we will see Kobe reinvent his game. Pincus was right above thinking of Kobe as Andre Miller on steroids. But Kobe is no dumb and one of the key plays of Byron’s offense is Kobe coming off down screens for free throw line or elbow jumpers. We have already seen him taking a lot of those. Kobe will trade athleticism for smarts, volume scoring for efficiency. It’ll be a much more deliberate and paced version of Kobe imo.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:53 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Randle may well end up starting but right now I get the sense Byron is looking for a deliberate starting unit and a slightly more dynamic second unit. Lin’s shooting and Randle’s game definitely go well together, but Randle and Lin like to make moves at the perimeter and get open with quickness and deception. Kobe likes to operate from specific spots and work his man down using solid fundamentals.

          I do like the look of that starting line up, but what are your thoughts between the necessity of pairing Lin and Davis? I agree that they have good chemistry on offense together but I’m wondering if you see something more.

          • Magic Phil

            Magic Phil 10:04 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            “deliberate” starting unit was pure writing skills. I’d say “guys-that-NEED-to-start-due-to-their-status”.

            • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:58 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              Well, I guess I just see it as a group of players who will really get the game plan established, use the match ups most effectively and try to stop fast tempo teams from rushing out at a fast pace. So as to get off on the right foot, so to say.

  • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:25 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:46 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Truism meets class here.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:14 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So is LA. A romance doomed from the start. Shakespearean tragedy on a hardwood court.

    • p ang

      p ang 8:27 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      All true including the sad fact that he hanged on 2 years too long for the money. If Kobe’s salary is supposedly a millstone what do you call Nash’s 9M a year? That’s the only reason the LA fans are reacting. Not happy but relieved the the drama’s over. Who wouldn’t want a healthy Nash playing? The guy’s as great as they come.

      You want true LA class? See how Magic handled HIV and his retirement. Never became a load to the organization or the fans. Made a comeback when cleared.

      • Magic Phil

        Magic Phil 11:53 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You said it all. Relieved that the thing is over. After 2 years of zip, I wasn’t even counting on him to contribute with anything. Guy’s great but…chances were he’ll miss many games, if not all, so I was always thinking about Lin, Clarkson and Price as our PG. And let Price start. He belongs to that 1st unit with Kobe, Boozer, Hill & Wes.

  • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

    Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:33 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Looks like Nash is being ruled out for the 2014-15 season.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2242777-unable-to-overcome-ongoing-back-issues-steve-nash-to-miss-2014-15-season

     
    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:36 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Whoops, just saw NBA4ever posted the same thing.

      Ah well.

      I know how divisive the Steve Nash quandary has been for Laker fans but, honestly, the team and Nash seem like they have truly explored every option. Now both parties can continue on in life without the weight of expectations weighing them down.

      The starting job is Lin’s to lose, Ronnie Price looks like a lock to make the team and Jordan Clarkson won’t get buried on the bench. This is good news in that it brings closure.

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 5:15 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    BREAKING: Steve Nash Expected To Be Ruled Out For 2014-15 Season 

     
    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 5:16 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

    • NuggetsCountry (Director)

      NuggetsCountry (Director) 5:18 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Called it -- NEXT! Can’t see it helping us much with roster additions, but maybe one more roster spot can be had by those hustling in preseason and training camp.

      • mud

        mud 5:20 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        congratulations, you win the booby prize. if only the prize was boobies.
        i agree with your assessment, though. :^)

        • NuggetsCountry (Director)

          NuggetsCountry (Director) 5:26 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          yeah…..if only! LOL (PS. I miss our emoticons. Why did they go away, if anybody knows……)

          • AK27

            AK27 6:17 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            If I remember correctly, they disappeared after an attempted takedown of the website, Nuggs…

            • NuggetsCountry (Director)

              NuggetsCountry (Director) 6:46 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              oh well…….I don’t understand what one has to do with the other. :-(

      • mclyne32 (Director) 5:59 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        me too.
        NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • keen observer

          keen observer 8:54 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Figures you’d be grinning from ear to be ear about this.

    • John M.

      John M. 5:35 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Where’s my fork?

    • p ang

      p ang 6:02 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So does his 9M come off the books? Can we then use it to upgrade/trade a SF?

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 6:12 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nope. Counts against Cap and Tax.

        We can request an Injury Exemption for 5.3 Mil.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 6:24 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think there needs to be a new rule that if a player plays less than 40% of the games he is paid for in consecutive years, his salary comes off the Cap and Tax.

          Biggest heist in NBA history.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 6:36 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            There should be TWO Amnesties if you’re playing this game of tax the rich.

            It’s a shattered system.

            • therealhtj

              therealhtj 7:34 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              Silver went on record saying a third of the teams are not profitable. One being Brooklyn with their monster luxury tax bill. So does that mean they should get rid of the new super tax so as to help teams attain profitability?

              Suuuuuuuuuuuuure.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:37 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Unless Steve retires outright, which I doubt.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:37 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A sad ending to a storied career, unfortunately it just never worked out for the P & G and Stevie Nash.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:20 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It bothers me to see Lakers fans almost giddy they predicted Nash is out for the year.
        Steve Nash was a great NBA player who didn’t deserve to be treated like that.
        This doesn’t help the Lakers. Nash gets nothing but respect and good wishes from me.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 7:45 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Tom, it comes from a place of misunderstanding and schaudenfraude.

          Laker fans live with his nerve root problem for 3 hours a night. Steve lives with it 24 hours a day.

          I saw Arash and Mitch’s comments. Both true and both classy.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:03 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          At the same time Nash has brought some of this on himself with mercenary-esque statements, specifically in regards to Laker fans (who are likely to be among the only folks expressing any iota of happiness).

          For me, I’m just happy that we have closure. If Nash tries again to play next season (which it actually sounds like since he hasn’t come out and said he was going to retire) then I really hope it’s not with us. Any plan that involved Nash as a major component was likely tossed out by the mid point of last season.

          A great career, seems like a nice enough guy. Sad it didn’t work out, glad we can stop talking about this saga once we determine the fate of that first round pick we gave up for him. So hopefully we’re in the playoffs and Phoenix gets it.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 8:30 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Well within your rights for an opinion and an intelligent one, Ben.

            This isn’t a commentary on your opinion. But it seems to me that we live in a society now where everyone is so strong when s**t isn’t happening to them i.e. Neuropathy, Diabetes, Depression.

            • AK27

              AK27 8:34 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              People woulda been a lil more sympathetic if he hadn’t stuck around for the money…of course, I doubt that there are many who woulda acted differently in his situation..

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 8:42 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              That’s quite apt, Amit.

              I would say I do not understand that POV. Why get emotional when you ain’t cuttin’ dem checks! :)

            • AK27

              AK27 9:00 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              lol..yeah…folks only complained abt his salary insofar as it affected our cap space though man….

            • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:02 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              I suppose I just don’t see an athlete with millions as having ***t happen to them. It’s not like a forgotten solider suffering from PTSD or someone discovering their migraines are the result of a malignant tumor. Nash is going to go live wherever he chooses, eat wherever he wants and go wherever he wishes. Doesn’t really evoke much sympathy.

              I think that the treatment Nash has gotten from the more derisive Laker fans has been earned, to a small degree. Like p ang said above, Magic handled his situation as classy as could be and the city will love him forever, odd statements and all. Now, Nash was never in the position of being Magic for the Lakers and he was dealt a rotten hand. For some people there’s no getting around his I want the money” statements. Is that fair, especially given the financial health of the league? Nope, he has every right to that money, he’s earned as surely as Steve Ballmer is bald.

              To your point on strength I think that Steve has shown a tremendous amount of strength and that’s been one of the aspects of his personality that has probably endeared him to Laker fans at all. Re-working the way he uses his muscles, the constant rehabbing, all of his trials and tribulations are worthy of praise. Talk about “Never give up, never surrender.”

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 9:12 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              I’m responding here, to the “Magic is class” statement, because it’s the only thing I vehemently disagree with in this context. I am responding to p ang as well as anyone else who holds the same opinion.

              Here we go.

              Yes, Magic handled the HIV disease, with class, in so much as he could.

              Magic had every means to control this FROM NOT HAPPENING. He had unprotected s*x with promiscuous women, he failed to use Prophylactics.

              He knew about HIV/AIDS as did everyone else in the late 80s. It killed half of New York’s gay population for christsakes.

              Anyway, what happened to Magic, was Magic’s own fault.

              Let’s not pretend it’s comparative to Diabetes or Cystic Fibrosis.

              Steve Nash’ injuries are a result of him going to work and doing a job. Everyone knows the risks of a job they do for a quarter of their life or half of their life.

              It’s like what David Simon said, “Whatever you do, whatever you love, will end up f*****g you in the end.”

              So to say one’s class is greater than another’s with this comparison, is comparing apples to oranges.

              And I’m Magic’s biggest fan. Heck, it’s my handle name. He’s the Sun of Basketball and my allegiance to the Lakers is because of him.

              But I call it like I see it.

            • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:32 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink

              I think that’s a fair assessment. Again, I’m not really coming at this from a symptom>resolution standpoint rather as an observer of a long, slow, painful and divisive process that I am glad we have closure on. The Steve Nash saga has been like watching a snuff film in slow motion. I, for one, am glad it’s mostly over.

              There’s no real comparison between the two in terms of their situations, like you said Magic could 100% done many things to prevent himself contracting the HIV virus and Steve was quite literally hurt on the job. But Magic could’ve come out, tried to play through it, but he knew that would ruin his career. I don’t think Nash ruined his career but he definitely took legacy hits on the Lakers. That money statement is a killer, even if it was kind of misconstrued and blown out of proportion at the time it’s his defining moment as a Laker. I find that sad and wish he could have done something to change that but it doesn’t seem like it ever will.

              At the end of the day, I’ll venture this was as much about freeing Byron’s start from the chains of the past as Steve’s actual status degrading. I feel like the organization is doing everything in their power to put Byron in a position to succeed. Old school notions and all. Waiting on Steve or planning for what games should we hope Steve can be ready for was going to overshadow so much of what this team needs to be about: grit, focus, consistency. Now we can all move on with players we can hopefully count on.

              Crazy thing is, since he won’t retire, there’s nothing saying he couldn’t come back at some point. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. But by shutting him down, I believe they can now take him off the active roster and open up another spot. It’s all about the now into the future and distancing themselves from the last 3 seasons. If he feels like he did when he was playing games over the summer throw him out there, it’s obvious ne needs about 3 minutes to shake the rust off. Dude’s a shooting machine.

        • AK27

          AK27 8:27 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Well said, Tom/Sean.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 7:29 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree LT. I never like to see a great player go out without being able to compete. It was pretty cool that he and the team was able to reach an agreement rather than drag things out. Steve Nash has always been pure class. I wish him well.

  • tate793

    tate793 5:12 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Mongo, I totally agree with your statement that Russell Westbrook is a “Top Five” player in the NBA. How would you rate the following players?”

     
  • tate793

    tate793 4:00 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    The road that should be traveled more…..

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 3:26 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:02 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    I guess Jeannie has the power, just didn’t use it when she needed to. What would make anyone think Dani’s system would be better than PJ’s with that roster of inside players. Sheesh.

     
    • mud

      mud 3:23 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      PJ didn’t want the job.
      if Howard played the PnR game that he is good at, instead of insisting on the back-to-the-basket game that he stinks at, D’Antoni would have fit well for that team.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 2:30 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:48 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The new system takes effect at the start of this season.

      Dubbed the “NBA Replay Center” and equipped with 20 replay centers and 94 total television monitors, the room largely copies the centralized replay operation of Major League Baseball, which reviews calls from around the league from New York. Every night, each game on the NBA schedule will have a replay monitor assigned to it, with three supervisors monitoring the operation, according to the league. Reviewable calls will be checked out by a replay monitor in Secaucus, who will be able to quickly send the feed to the refs on the floor. The crew chief on the court makes the final call.

      • mud

        mud 5:17 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        now if i only thought that the NBA was full of people with high levels of integrity, i might think this is great. all i see is just stronger control over the brand and an easier way for the league to become further corrupted.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 1:48 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 1:48 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Like looking into the not too distant future. Hehehehehehehe!

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 12:25 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    PG-Lin
    SG-Kobe
    C-Davis
    SF-Randle
    PF-Hill

    I know, I know, Randle can’t handle the “D” match-up. Who else can? Play the kid.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 12:27 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Maybe Earl Clark? Got waived by the Grizzlies. Hahahahahaha.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 12:20 PM on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
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