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  • andand

    andand 7:01 PM on December 23, 2018 Permalink  

    If that was not a foul on that block by lebron then Shannon brown had a clean block back in the day!

     
  • andand

    andand 6:43 PM on July 31, 2016 Permalink  

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    Draymond…do better

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    andand 9:04 PM on June 2, 2016 Permalink  

    Good chatting with everybody. I will probably be around more often. Time to sober up for work in the am. Hope to see the same progress from our youngins that these Dubs saw from theirs 3-4 years ago. ….. Maybe should try and lure Mark Jackson from a Defensive standpoint on Lukes staff?…. just a thought

     
  • andand

    andand 8:35 PM on June 2, 2016 Permalink  

    I wish the super bowl had as many good commercials as this game did. I did not care for the opiod induced contipations and IBS commercials. These Ghostbusters and movie commercials are fairly well done

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 8:39 PM on June 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The movie studios must value the NBA demographic. Can’t recall seeing that many trailers in one event. But how da hell you gonna have an Independence Day sequel without Will Smith?

  • andand

    andand 9:20 AM on May 21, 2016 Permalink  

    Decent article comparing the pros and cons of Simmons vs Ingram for the 76ers and who the Ls could be left with.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/ben-simmons-vs-brandon-ingram-comparison-draft-first-pick-76ers/174jwblb4hr0q14hv3ay2qgw9y

    http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-draft/ben-simmons-vs-brandon-ingram-whos-top-dog/

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:12 AM on May 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good article, andand. Thanks for posting. There are times I wish the Lakers had won the #1 pick and controlled their own destiny and other times when I’m relieved we won’t be the ones having to pick between Simmons and Ingram. That’s the kind of franchise defining decision that could haunt for years. Could you imagine the reaction of Lakers fans if we had the #1 pick and took Ingram only to have Simmons become the next LeBron James or Kevin Durant?

      Unless Ben Simmons disappoints in his workouts, I think Bryan Colangelo will do exactly as Sam Hinkie would have done and go all in on the best player. You don’t worry about fit when you’re talking about the #1 overall pick in the draft and a player with Simmons’ size and skills. From all accounts, he is a player who has the kind of upside to become a perennial All-Star and possible superstar. He is too valuable to pass up. You either take him or use him as a chip.

      Were the situation reversed and we had the #1 pick, I think the Lakers would also ultimately pick Simmons over Ingram, even though he wouldn’t theoretically be a good fit for their current roster, with two young power forward in Julius Randle and Larry Nance, Jr. who play the same position and also don’t have the outside shot necessary to spread the floor and a young point guard in D’Angelo Russell who also needs the ball in his hands to be effective.

      Should the Sixers surprise everybody and take Ingram #1, leaving Simmons to the Lakers, the Lakers might be smart to consider playing him at the point and moving Russell to the 2. What I have seen of Simmons reminds me more of Magic Johnson than LeBron James. I would give him the ball and then surround him with 3-point shooters. He could be magical running Luke Walton’s pace-and-space offense. And he would be the #1 nightmare point guard matchup in the entire NBA. Lakers would have to rework their roster but would have Kobe’s replacement.

      Having Ben Simmons fall to the Lakers at #2 would be my ideal outcome for the upcoming NBA draft. I do worry about his lack of a shot but ultimately, I think you cannot pass on his upside. But Brandon Ingram is not chopped liver in any sense of the imagination and he would enable the Lakers to continue to pursue the direction they chosen with the selection of D’Angelo Russell as the #2 pick last year and replacing Byron Scott with Luke Walton as head coach.

      The Lakers two biggest needs in my opinion are outside shooting and interior and perimeter defense. Brandon Ingram, with his size, length, and skills fills those needs perfectly. He can step right in to replace Kobe Bryant at the 3 giving the team the size and length they need at both ends of the court. I could even see Brandon ultimately playing the 2 and becoming the perfect backcourt mate to play alongside D’Angelo Russell with Jordan Clarkson moving to a 6th man role off the bench. As Ingram matures and gains weight, he could also play stretch 4 or 5 down the road. He may not have Simmons upside but he is going to be a great player.

      If the Lakers end up with Brandon Ingram as their pick at #2, how does that effect what they do in free agency. First, filling the gigantic hole at the 3 left by Kobe Bryant’s retirement should obviously turn the Lakers focus to the other hole in their starting lineup, the center position. There are 4 promising targets who could be good fits for the Lakers at the 5, led by Al Horford and followed by youngsters Hassan Whiteside, Festus Ezili, and Bismack Biyombo. The Lakers might be smart to go hard for a starting center and veteran help off the bench but save enough of their $60 million in cap space so that they could add two max contract players summer 2017.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 12:36 PM on May 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        We need shooters. I think Russ could be a better SG than PG.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:56 PM on May 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think the modern NBA offense is becoming less oriented towards traditional positions and more toward guys who can do it all -- shoot, pass, rebound, and defend -- and play multiple positions. DAR can definitely fill the traditional role of a point guard or shooting guard. To a certain extent, so can Clarkson, who could easily end up being a 6th man off the bench as a 1 or 2. Lakers are trying to find other positions that Randle and Nance, Jr. can play although they are not as natural positionless players as Russell or Clarkson. Ingram would further the mold since he can play the 2, 3, or 4 and could even be a small ball stretch 5 once he matures. But I agree, you gotta shoot in today’s game.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 4:43 PM on May 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You can’t have Randle and Simmons on the same team, is the rub with Simmons.

            Simmons is a guard Offensively and would defend a forward spot.

            Those two will never gel defensively.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 3:07 PM on May 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nice article, hope we don’t overthink the pick. Honestly hope we trade it.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 4:16 PM on May 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I was kinda leaning that way, too, at first, JS … but it depends on what we’d have to give up and who we’d get in return. The only guy that really appeals to me right now, trade-wise, is PG … and u know Bird will want the farm in exchange.

  • andand

    andand 8:26 PM on July 13, 2015 Permalink  

    hopefully BS lights a fire under DLo’s butt and he starts actually playing smart. Driving without a purpose, picking up his dribble early in the lane, not using his body or keeping his defender on his hip as he probes and throws a horrible pass. Not inexperienced. Just bad basketball. He needs to calm down and stop thinking and have fun. That was a crap showing from most involved.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 8:38 PM on July 13, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m sorry, but you shouldn’t have to lecture your #2 pick, “future superstar” on basic basketball fundamentals. I’m so p********f we passed up a sure thing for this mess.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 8:39 PM on July 13, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Lol!
        I can’t even type Pi$$ed off???

      • andand

        andand 8:47 PM on July 13, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Should have went and drafted Porzingis if we were looking for the high risk high reward pick. Most potential in Russel? I though KP had that? Should have just gotten the safe choice in Okafor. Instead looks like we got the next johnny flynn ( or someone to that effect)

        • mclyne32 (Director) 8:51 PM on July 13, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          That’s the thing.
          After watching Porzingis play in one game, you can see a very good talent down deep.
          I haven’t seen any of that so far in D ‘Angelo.
          He better make me eat my words.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:39 PM on July 13, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Agreed, aa … could be placing a lil too much pressure on himself to make the flashy or spectacular play instead of the sound one. I’m sure Byron will discuss it with him and it’ll probably help once he spends more on-court time with Kobe, too. He’s gonna definitely need some guidance as he adjusts to the pro level.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:54 PM on July 13, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Part of it is the talent he’s playing with. Guys he met a week ago and likely won’t even be invited to camp. However, i would like to see him take charge a little more. That shot will fall, it’s too good not to. He’s just feeling the weight. Might be better for him to come off the bench to start the season off. We’ll see, lots of learning yet to do.

  • andand

    andand 3:40 PM on July 12, 2015 Permalink  

    did anybody catch what byron scott was talking about with reggie during the game last night?

     
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