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  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 10:36 AM on August 3, 2017 Permalink  

    Surprised nobody is talking about the fact that DLO and ZO have an identical 80 overall rating for 2k18.

     
  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 9:21 AM on July 11, 2017 Permalink  

    I think Zubac spent too much time trying to lose weight. He looks weak and slow and uncoordinated. Fatten him up, please.

     
  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 9:24 AM on July 10, 2017 Permalink  

    Going to Golden 1 tonight to watch the game on their enormous 4k with rabid Kings fans. Let’s hope Lonzo goes bizerk and Nwaba puts Fox in a box.

     
  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 10:39 AM on June 22, 2017 Permalink  

    ZINGIS IS GOING TO THE SUNS

     
    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 10:40 AM on June 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not official but parties involved make it sound close. Absolutely crazy if it goes through.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:40 AM on June 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      WOW

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:48 AM on June 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nothing close right now.

    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 10:49 AM on June 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Woj report came out a couple minutes after i saw the one suggesting Zings brother said a deal with Phoenix is likely.

  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 8:51 AM on June 22, 2017 Permalink  

    Just saw this and it made me feel really really good inside:

    Rookie Year

    Player A made .7 3’s per 2.6 attempts

    Player B made .7 3’s per 2.4 attempts

    One of those players is BI the other is KD

     
  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 4:15 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink  

    Just read LA offered JC or JR and 27+28 for Paul

     
    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 4:16 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ball -- Ingram -- PG -- Nance -- Lopez

      Only issue is that Brooke does not play at the pace Lonzo does

      • keen observer

        keen observer 4:24 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Brook can still be traded, too, so stay tuned.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 4:24 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          That’s what I was thinking as well.

        • CSTracy10

          CSTracy10 4:35 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          He being on an expiring contract may make him a more appealing piece to Indy or a Third team somewhere -- good point (not to mention he is good)

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 4:19 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So if we trade the 2 for Butler and Clarkson who plays PG? Ingram? Ennis?

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 4:21 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The DAR dump pretty much ensures we’re taking Lonzo

      • CSTracy10

        CSTracy10 4:22 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Who broke the “we are trading #2 for Jimmy” story? I haven’t seen any of the big wigs mention it, but I could have missed it.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 4:27 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Fake news from a person who may or may not be whom he claims to be. CS.

  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 3:46 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink  

    Will LA be playing the Nance dunk when Lopez arrives?

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 3:47 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Larry has a chance to be even more savage in practice. :)

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:47 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      BAWHAHAHAHAAA!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 3:51 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Giving up Russ for a Jimmie and Mitch mistake, I guess, I dunno. Must not have seen a brite future with Russ?

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 3:52 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If you want an omelette gotta break some eggs! DJ.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 3:55 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            U B always funny Seannie!

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 3:56 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            So what’s happening past Russ?

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 3:57 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Good question, Deej.

              If the Ball went up tonight, Lopez can tip it but no PG is gonna catch it right now.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 3:55 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It’s more about the fact that Lonzo’s coming in and they are looking ahead to next summer. This is smart business and very forward thinking. FWIW, Brook Lopez added the long ball to his repertoire last season, so he makes some sense playing alongside Randle. He’s not a good rebounder, which is Randle’s strong suit but is a decent rim protector, averaging 1.7 bpg.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 4:12 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Only way you’ll see Lopez here past next summer is if we totally strike out in that free agent market. Hell..he might not even play here this year if Earv can package him…

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 4:17 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Yup.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 4:25 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Good point.

        • CSTracy10

          CSTracy10 3:56 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They are going all in on the big FA’s coming in 18. They needed that cap relief and the FO obviously was not sold on Russell as a leader/teammate.

          The strange thing to me is that Eric Pincus was so off about the agent thing.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 3:57 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Man, this is “Fast & Furious!”

            • CSTracy10

              CSTracy10 3:58 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              How am I supposed to get any work done this week? lol

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 4:05 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            That agent thing never made any sense

            • CSTracy10

              CSTracy10 4:07 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              I can’t say I really understood it, but he seemed pretty adamant.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 4:07 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              It did not.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 3:57 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Shouldn’t be a surprise when you look at everything that the front office has said about DAR since his 1st training camp. Usually positive but always with a caveat or two thrown in there. Neither regime was ever totally on board with his shtick

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 3:59 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Byron was actually tactful about him in the media. Will not get credit for that, but never got to really say what he thought.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 4:01 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              If we trade 2 , who’s on first and ….

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 4:02 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Hahahaha, yup.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 4:02 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            B.Scott scoped out his weaknesses right off the bat and got crucified by alotta fans for it.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 4:03 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Agreed.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 4:04 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Clarky at PG? Are we keeping Ball? As V Lombardi said once, “what the h… is going on out there?”

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 4:07 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Lonzo is the point guard.
              That’s probably been the plan since lottery night

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 4:08 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Yup.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 4:08 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink

              Lol@DJ V Lombardi.

  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 1:46 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink  

    How in the hell, especially in the midst of the “LA needs a PG and a Leader” comments from Lonzo, was he not asked about how he perceives D’LO and how he believes that they will get along/play together?

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 1:58 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Right?

      • CSTracy10

        CSTracy10 2:07 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        This is going to test D’LO’s leadership skills for sure. I hope he takes it in stride as opposed to throwing a temper-tantrum and having to be traded.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 2:28 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I’ve felt for awhile that DAR’s “leadership” role is gonna be greatly diminished if Lonzo joins the tram. Probably why it was discussed so much with Lonzo at the lunch interview. DAR better fall in line…

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:18 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Russell already has said he would have no problem moving to the 2 if the Lakers draft Lonzo. Like LaVar Ball proclaimed, Lonzo will transform D’Angelo Russell into an elite shooting guard.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 8:28 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink

              Which he pretty much was his whole life before the NBA.

            • CSTracy10

              CSTracy10 9:22 AM on June 8, 2017 Permalink

              Where/when did he say this?

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:11 AM on June 8, 2017 Permalink

              “Whatever position they have me on the court — I’m a basketball player, not a point guard or a shooting guard,” Russell said in March.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:43 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          There are always more than one leader and more than one kind of leadership on a championship team. Sometimes two alpha dogs will clash ala Kobe and Shaq but look at what they accomplished while together. This won’t be the case with Lonzo and D’Angelo. Neither has the ego or talent of a Kobe of Shaq.

          I think Lonzo will become the next face and rock star of the franchise but he is unique as an alpha dog the same way Magic was in that his selfless style of play leaves plenty of room for other leaders, be they Worthy and Kareem or D’Angelo and Brandon. Lakers will have multiple leaders.

          I also think it’s a little early and disingenuous for fans to be looking for signs of friction with DLO when we haven’t even drafted Lonzo yet and everything you read or hear about him says that he is a talented team leader with nothing but positive things to say about teammates who like and respect him.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:17 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Looking at the way he answered the questions in the transcript down below, what exactly do you think he would have said?

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 2:24 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        “As I said..I haven’t had a chance to speak with anybody on the team yet so I can’t really say. As far as strategy and game tactics..I’ll leave that to the coaching staff.”

        Probably something like that….

      • CSTracy10

        CSTracy10 2:38 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Good question, Mongo. I think a good Leader would know who is on the team and how things may be perceived. I think he could have thrown D’Lo a bone -- he is a great combo guard or that they will thrive in the backcourt.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 2:48 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I was actually thinking that Lonzo kinda low-key took a shot at DAR when he said more than once that this team needs a leader. And also mentioning all the leadership stuff Earv, Rob, & Luke discussed with him.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:29 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You might want to re-think that, Mongo. From everything we have learned about Lonzo Ball, he is clearly not the kind of person, leader, or teammate who would do something like that.

            • tate793

              tate793 6:06 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink

              Well, didn’t Russell “like” a tweet that suggested the Lakers might not select Ball at #2? And, subsequently, unlike it?

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:39 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink

              LOL.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:44 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      All I can do is look at his words.

      My man said 2 times they have no leader and no point guard.
      Then said he was told by the head coach, gm, & team president that the team was in need of a leader.

      If that ain’t 100% about the guy who was supposed to be the team leader, the point guard of the future, and the face of the franchise then I don’t know what else to say….

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:32 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Meanwhile, they moved DLo to the shooting guard position for the last stretch of the season and he pretty much excelled, so perhaps he’s more comfortable in that role anyway. This is a legit conversation that might be a whole lot of nothing.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 8:58 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Apparently they’ve removed his leadership responsibilities as well…lmao

          • tate793

            tate793 10:09 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            ….and, his keys to the franchise.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 10:09 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Would that be such a bad thing? If Lonzo’s a natural leader, taking that pressure off DLo might make him thrive on a consistent basis.

            • tate793

              tate793 10:20 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink

              I’d love nothing more than for him to thrive.

            • tate793

              tate793 12:01 AM on June 8, 2017 Permalink

              Bottom line -- if the brain trust of the franchise decides on backcourt of Ball and Russell, I’ll get behind them and support them 100%. That’s basically all we can do, anyhow.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 7:10 AM on June 8, 2017 Permalink

              I think it makes total sense. Remember, Luke is a student of Phil Jackson and Phil loved bug guards. We’d have two of them and with more spacing created by Ball, DLo will become a deadly 3 point shooter. Ball won’t have to shoot it as much, but he already has NBA 3 point range. We’ll see. Magic and Pelinka may dislike Russell as much as many fans do, so we might even see a trade.

            • tate793

              tate793 12:26 PM on June 8, 2017 Permalink

              If the cookie crumbles that way, then so does the idea of playing Ingram at the 2, and PG coming on board to play the 3. Julius, will be manning the 4, and, presumably, Zubac the 5.

              As for the defense, the Laker’s bench, Nwaba, Brewer, Clarkson, Nance, Robinson, Ennis, et al will probably be a better PNR defense and more efficient around the perimeter, as well, keeping them in control of the ball game.

              There will be great expectations of the coaching staff to meld this roster into form. Not to mention the FA outliers -- Dion Waiters, Millsap, Holiday, Festus Ezekiel, Taj Gibson, Iggy,

  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 11:35 AM on May 24, 2017 Permalink  

    D’Lo likes tweet stating “no way Laker’s should draft Lonzo” 

    Make of it what you will

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:37 AM on May 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I make little of it, although the guys has shown he ought not to be on social media until he takes a class or something.

    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 11:54 AM on May 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I am trying very hard not to make much of it. I think there are a few possible scenarios that render this harmless:

      1. it was an accidental like -- it happens
      2. He liked it because of it’s complimentary nature towards him.

      Now, if it is the second of the 2, I am not completely at ease because it exhibits a lack of awareness.

      Here is me making too much of it.

      He was being intentionally passive aggressive. He is jealous that the LA native is coming to his team,a and does not want to relinquish control. This is particularly concerning because this shows he believes this is his team to lead and 2 how he leads -- by being passive aggressive.

      On a side note -- I think that he can still lead (should he prove worthy) with Lonzo on the team due to Lonzo’s reticence.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:02 PM on May 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Anybody who uses twitter knows how easy it is to hit the like as you’re scrolling thru your feed. Difference between me & DAR is that nobody is hound-dogging my account 24/7 waiting for me to make this kinda slip-up. Not a big deal in my book..

      As for “leading the team”? DAR has never been that guy no matter how hard this regime or the previous one has tried to push it. Seems like Julius n JC are the biggest voices..

      • mclyne32 (Director) 2:39 PM on May 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Well said, Mongo.
        You can never make a leader out of someone who just isn’t, even if they try their best to become one.
        Either you are, or you aren’t.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 12:19 PM on May 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

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  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 9:56 AM on May 22, 2017 Permalink  

    Did Fox score 39 in a game Lonzo played in? Yes. How many points were Lonzo’s “fault”? 11. Outside of this one game (which is not as bad as people want it to be, not to mention an insignificant sample), he was a pretty good defender. Fox is explosive, no question there, but he is also small. What indication is there that he is going to be a better defender than Lonzo?
    For those of you who tweeter, check out Cranjis Mcbasketball’s stats on the matter

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 10:03 AM on May 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Folks are putting a whole lot on this single game.
      As if these two are gonna be playing against each other 82 times each season.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:14 PM on May 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It does show who rises to the challenge and who doesn’t. I do wonder whether Lonzo was injured during that game. There was a play where he stuck his hand out on an errant pass and it seemed to have injured him. Also some excuses from the Bruins about his hamstrings bothering him that game. For sure, Lonzo did not look like himself and Fox had his best game of the season.

  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 2:52 PM on May 12, 2017 Permalink  

    I thought LT was crazy, but word here in Sac is that Kings are interested in packaging to move up

     
  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 12:04 PM on March 31, 2017 Permalink  

    I am sure this has been asked and discuss, if so just point me in that direction, but what are the lottery consequences of the Lakers and Suns finishing with identical records?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:16 PM on March 31, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No coin flip. Both teams get the average number of ping pong balls for #2 and #3 seed So Lakers odds would be the average of 55.8% and 46.9% or 51.35% for each team.

      “In the event that teams finish with the same record, each tied team receives the average of the total number of combinations for the positions that they occupy. In 2007, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Portland Trail Blazers tied for the sixth worst record. The average of the 6th and 7th positions in the lottery was taken, resulting in each team getting 53 combinations (the average of 63 and 43). Should the average number not be an integer, a coin flip is then used to determine which team or teams receive the extra combination. The result of the coin flip is also used to determine who receives the earlier pick in the event that neither of the tied teams wins one of the first three picks via the lottery.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_draft_lottery

  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 7:02 PM on February 15, 2017 Permalink  

    Momentary Optimism…

    It appeared that many were questioning how we lost last night. “What is the benefit of losing if we lose while not developing the kids?” As we know, Lou scored 19(?) in the fourth. It just so happens that the trade deadline is fast approaching. Why now allow Lou to +++ his value? I like Lou, would love to keep him, but the time is not right. We are best off trading him to ensure the tank and maybe get a project or pick in return. Lou establishing himself as 1-man offense, particularly to end games is going to up his value. I am OK with it as long as it isn’t our modus operandi post trade deadline.

     
  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 2:23 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink  

    I had a dream last night, a bad dream, that Brandon Ingram was Wesley Johnson….

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:35 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      BAWHAHAHAHHAAAA!

      • CSTracy10

        CSTracy10 2:56 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Lotta pick with projected high ceiling but issues with motor and passivity……

        • keen observer

          keen observer 8:38 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Figures mcwhyne would love that. Maybe he will be the next Wesley Johnson. Maybe he will surprise all of you neg-heads. Then again, it won’t be soon enough for you no matter what.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 3:20 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Being that he’s a 19 year old rookie, I’m gonna give him a pass for THIS season.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 3:25 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, I agree, but we seem to give everybody a pass for 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, lol.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 7:03 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          STFU already.

          • AK27

            AK27 8:23 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Perhaps folks just don’t know how to STFU…be a leader of men and show ’em how it’s done..might work better than your b***h azz whining

            • keen observer

              keen observer 8:39 PM on January 26, 2017 Permalink

              Whatever you say, brat,

  • CSTracy10

    CSTracy10 6:03 PM on November 18, 2016 Permalink  

    Can someone help me out and let me know if tonight’s game is nationally televised, and, if so, what channel? Much thanks

     
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