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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 11:33 AM on September 8, 2019 Permalink |  

    Depending and depending, I’m not sure how adding Wade at some point would do anything but help us somewhat.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 1:14 PM on September 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Meh.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:47 PM on September 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dwyane played 43.3 minutes per game last season and shot a career best 33.0% from deep. He probably will stay retired but, like he said, you never know. Working out with LeBron every day, if somebody on the Lakers gets injured, he just might get the urge to win one more championship. He could probably still contribute. Always was a very crafty and smart player who could do a little of everything.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 5:40 PM on September 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Never liked him since his dirty plays against Kobe.
        He can stay retired.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:02 PM on August 24, 2019 Permalink  

    No Kuz? That’s pure stupidity, but I kinda am happy he can concentrate on Lakers.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:53 AM on August 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Agreed.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 1:46 PM on August 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Disagree-

      Competing internationally on the national team does wonders for guys growth and confidence. I think it’s a missed opportunity because of Pop’s jealousy and spite for the Lakers.

    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 2:17 PM on August 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So I just got back from Australia and was staying at the same hotel as the team. Ran into a few of the assistants at the hotel gym and Harrison Barnes actually showed up. Super nice guy and I wished him well, told him to tell Kuz all of LA is pulling for him, and to bring home the gold. And then Pop came in doing a weird, old guy kooky workout. Really might be time to hang it up.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 4:39 PM on August 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He can’t deny looking biased here. Whether he’s or not…

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:31 PM on August 24, 2019 Permalink  

    Very sad day, relatively speaking, for Indy Colts fans as Andrew Luck has had enough physical and mental pain, is retiring from the NFL. : (

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:52 AM on August 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Andrew said he can’t put his “heart and soul” into it.

      Smart man, that language means something.

      Constantly being injured or sick, especially when you enough money to support yourself and your family.

      Barry Sanders used similar language.

      I applaud him.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:32 PM on July 29, 2019 Permalink  

    MM, and here I thought I was the funniest on the Blog, nah, that’d be you! Lol!

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 12:25 PM on July 28, 2019 Permalink  

    Wonder if Melo is working out hard? Do we have any interest in Half-ManAmazing? I know Iggy is at our top, but that may not happen?

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 12:50 PM on July 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No to Melo!!!!
      Since I think someone will trade for Iggy, I’m okay with Vince since he’s turned himself into a decent shooter in his last few seasons.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 2:01 PM on July 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, don’t see Vince hurting us at all.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:55 PM on July 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          As long as he doesn’t play.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 7:53 PM on July 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Challenge him to 1-1 I’ll pay for the Ambulance when you start having an Asthma attack. LOL.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 11:36 AM on July 28, 2019 Permalink  

    What could be Key is Kuz. He had a great chemistry with LBJ on the court!

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:47 PM on July 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      People been sleeping on Kuz.
      They won’t be come December.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 4:59 PM on July 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hopefully, he focuses on his strengths and doesn’t try to do too much. It’s his third season and his “sophomore slump” wasn’t all that horrible except for his three point shooting, which will hopefully improve this season. I think Frank Vogel will be the perfect coach for him.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 11:24 AM on July 14, 2019 Permalink  

    Quick little note about Magic’s guys last year, ya’ll don’t think we have made a Big move in the PO’s last year, IF, all would have been healthy? I think so. With a healthy GS team this PO’s wouldn’t have won the Title? HEALTH is BIG!!

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 1:31 PM on July 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Exactly. Health.

      Which is why playing AD at the 5 for kicks, was a stupid idea, perpetuated by 20 somethings on twitter that’s used as Gospel.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:13 PM on July 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Anthony Davis at the five was not a “stupid idea, perpetuated by 20 somethings on Twitter.” It was the result of knowledgeable people seeing and understanding that his best position in today’s NBA was as a small ball center as shown by his own performances on the court.

        The simple reality is that Anthony Davis had never won a single playoff game playing power and had only made the playoffs once playing as a forward for the New Orleans Pelicans. The only time he made it, he was swept with a negative 13 plus/minus for the series.

        AD’s best stretch as a professional basketball player came after Boogie went down and AD finally started playing the five. He had his best career stats and winning record. He also won his first playoff game and series, leading the Pelicans to sweep the Portland Trailblazers before losing in five games to the Warriors.

        That’s why people came to the logical conclusion that small ball center was Anthony Davis’ best position.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 3:14 PM on July 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          He said he was ‘OK’ playing Center for Alvin Gentry.

          That’s as far as he went.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:31 PM on July 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Anthony Davis in 2018: “I’ll play center or I’ll play forward. It really doesn’t make a difference as long as we are winning.”

            The Lakers will work hard to keep AD from having to guard and bang with bully ball centers but he will play minutes at the five against some teams.

            This is a problem that the Lakers will address best they can but it will continue as long as they have LeBron and a non-stretch five center.

            After LeBron leaves, they will get a true stretch five or stretch four who can guard centers so AD doesn’t have to defend them.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 3:35 PM on July 14, 2019 Permalink

              Give it a rest.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:36 PM on July 14, 2019 Permalink

              I’m not the one calling somebody stupid. You give it a rest.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 8:10 AM on July 15, 2019 Permalink

              Arye Abraham is the stupid one, he’s also a fraud and a twitter rumor monger.

              He was wrong and when he got found out, disappeared.

              That’s why.

              I didn’t call you stupid, because you’re an intelligent person.

              He’s definitely stupid.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 1:59 PM on July 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Health was the determining factor in this year’s Chip.
      I’m not so sure we would have won it this past season if healthy. We were literally one of the worst shooting team’s in the League. Anyone could have just packed the paint and watched our guys build brick skyscrapers.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:37 PM on July 9, 2019 Permalink  

    Will be interesting to see how our NO guys excel or not this year.

     
    • Worthy42

      Worthy42 8:19 AM on July 10, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Being on the East Coast, I may watch more of their games than the Lakers.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:39 PM on July 7, 2019 Permalink  

    Sorry MM, KL stood us both up. Waaaa

     
    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 2:55 PM on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No worries DJ. We recovered well and I like what we’ve got. We didn’t get the star we want, but we got the team we need. I can definitely get behind this team. Gooooooooo Lakers!!!!!

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:58 PM on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      :(

      We got a strong team, Deej. I think a trade is likely at ASG break. We’ll need something. We’re gonna find out what.

      Yup. I did a lot of consoling at the base today. Lol. Tomorrow too.

      Kawhi owes the 6 nothing, he said at the beginning of the year this was a “stop” on his journey. He also said “he’d rather compete against LeBron than play with LeBron”

      TO will give him a standing ovation when he comes back to town.

      Hope he pens a nice thank you note soon though. The city treated him well and his family. Be nice if could reciprocate that in a few words.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:57 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink  

    Caruso played much better than I thought he would the last many games. Danny Green and Iggy would be Chip material.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:17 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Why haven’t we signed Caruso yet? He’s a much better option than Rondo.

      • havoc

        havoc 2:17 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        agree..he played really well on the remainder of last season

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:21 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We signed Caruso’s offer sheet for the minimum. He, like many, are waiting to see how the dominoes fall. Solid strategy for Alex, like DJ said he played well. If another ups their offer we can match. Better for us if that happens after we fill out the roster.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:22 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Minimum deals do not come with a cap hit.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 2:26 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Right, but someone can still offer him more than the minimum.

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

            Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 4:14 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yes and it’s unlikely he’s signed that QO for just that reason, hoping someone might bump that up a bit post Leonard signing and either force the Lakers to match or move onto the team that offers him more.

            Still all better if those moves happen post Leonard for us. Pretty sure we can go over the cap to match sign we extended it to AC prior to us going over the cap.

            He also could be weighing overseas options, could make money, have a featured role, etc.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:26 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink

              We’ll renounce him and then re-sign him for the minimum once we sign Kawhi or the two or three elite role players.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 2:37 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks Jamie, I forgot that we did this.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:24 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink  

    I think McGee would be a good sign if it doesn’t mess up the Kawhi circus, lol. Some teams are gettin played, hope it isn’t us?

     
    • Bad Horse 7:59 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So i keep asking myself “Why is he taking so long? It only hurts the team he goes to.”

      But is that true if he knows he is returning to Toronto?

      • mclyne32 (Director) 8:03 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Narcissism

        • Bad Horse 8:07 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Is toronto over the cap either way? Just weird stuff, meeting with Magic . . . Did he try to trade for him? Guess im getting stressed over it, and thinking too much. It just doesn’t feel right

          • mclyne32 (Director) 8:29 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yes, Magic did try and trade for him but Pop and Co. we’re asking for too much- probably all the young guys and picks.

            • Bad Horse 8:31 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink

              I understand that, it was just an odd question to ask. He had to know the answer

            • mclyne32 (Director) 8:34 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink

              He wants to be felt as important as LeBron. Athletes at this level are such primadonnas.

            • Bad Horse 8:37 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink

              Yeah, maybe even why give up everything for AD but not for him. Im just being impatient. Like you guys ive been living here for the last two days

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:13 AM on July 3, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          About Kahwi, it’s really irritating. I mean don’t you know the ramifications to teams? Just say yes to the one you want, and let the rest quickly pick up the pieces and get on with things. Why make it hard for the unchosen ones…. it’s already disappointing enough not to get the player you covet and worse, lose out on Plan C, D, F, H, Q or whatever players who can be anonymous bodies on a bench.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 8:28 AM on July 3, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            It’s obviously not an easy decision for him to make and it is his absolute right to take his time. The Lakers made this decision to gamble, once again. I’m sure they have contingent plans that they are comfortable with, but obviously they are into it this deep. They know that Kawhi is an enigma. They also may have really good feelings that he will choose the Lakers.

            What else can they do now? Offer Danny Green a ridiculous contract and leave Kawhi for the Clippers to grab? Yes, this sucks.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 8:06 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really want him to re-sign with us. He is one guy who can go head to head with Rudy Gobert.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 8:31 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It doesn’t make sense to me that we haven’t signed him. Who else we gonna get to start at Center?

      • mclyne32 (Director) 8:32 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Maybe they are gambling that Cousins isn’t going to get any meaningful offers?

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:52 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He is still looking for more money, too. Can you blame him? He had a great season outside of the pneumonia that slowed him down for a couple of months.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 8:38 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Why haven’t we signed Caruso either?

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:51 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He a restricted free agent, so he can look for offer sheets for more money than the minimum.

      • Magic Phil

        Magic Phil 9:57 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Great point. Caruso would be nice.
        Also I think McGee is a key signing. Not only we don’t have a center but he was very good protecting the rim.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:59 PM on June 24, 2019 Permalink  

    Just a quick pop in. Do any of our Bloggers think that a healthy GS (Durant & Klay) would probably have beaten Raps? No offense MM, lol!

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:26 PM on June 24, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I give the Raps their props but GSW got hit by the damm plague. Not only KD & Klay but DMC, Iggy, & Looney too. And they still almost took it to Game 7. But I shed zero tears for the Dubs…their whole “dynasty” was built on opponents’ injuries, Steph’s early ankle issues, and the unprecedented cap explosion that allowed them to add KD. Luck finally ran out…

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:12 PM on June 24, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think the Dubs would have won if healthy but by the same token they won some series through their championship runs where they benefited greatly from other teams’ injuries.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:56 PM on June 24, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      KD clearly wasn’t in a position to play for over a month. The Spitfire start aside, he wasn’t a factor on the Finals.

      Now, a Healthy Klay is a different story. They probably win. I would say still 6 or 7 games though. Raps were a d**n championship mettle team.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:11 PM on June 24, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think they needed KD and Klay to beat Raps. I think Raps may have still won with Klay playing. On the NBA Awards, I think we had only LBJ get a 3rd team. No other Laker got squat.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:36 PM on June 19, 2019 Permalink  

    Not sure where we are at, but how can Utah take on Conley’s salary when the three going to Memphis add to about $18 Mil?

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:46 PM on June 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The first round pick has value and once they renounce their cap hold players they have some cap space to trade into as well.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:53 PM on June 13, 2019 Permalink  

    “OH Canada!”

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:52 PM on June 13, 2019 Permalink  

    “Oh Canada!”

     
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