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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:13 PM on May 23, 2018 Permalink |  

    Game 7 at Boston? I dunno, LBJ’s team is bad. Either way, he ain’t staying in Cleveland. May not sign with us, but we have options at least.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 10:24 AM on May 23, 2018 Permalink |  

    Ain’t no “stinking” Warriors winning 3 in a row to close it out! Might win the next 2 though, lol.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:55 PM on May 22, 2018 Permalink |  

    Seems like we all get ahead of ourselves at times on player potential. I keep thinking (well, not actually, but) of Wayne Ellington, Ronnie Price, Nance Jr, Thomas Robinson, Ed Davis, Wes Johnson, Clarky and the list goes on and on! Guess we’ll sit back and see what Magic does. Hope we get Kuz at 25 this year too!

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:29 PM on May 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Out of your list, the only one I can remember bloggers on this blog thinking could be more than he turned out was Wes Johnson. The others were never more than bench players. You might have had an occasional Nance or Clarkson fan boy but they were always pipe dreaming.

      Lonzo, Brandon, Kyle, Josh, and Julius are for real and are only going to get better. That’s unless you some fool trades them away to make the King happy. We’ll find out how patient Magic and Rob can be this summer. By the way, you done jumping all over Tyler Austin?

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 5:20 PM on May 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Not totally sold on Austin, yet. Would like to see umpires give Judge a fair zone. It’s no wonder he K’s so much. You see the lousy zone they give him? Sheesh.

        PS- I agree about our Starters, need help!

        • tate793

          tate793 2:50 PM on May 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You and Tom need to quit your belly-aching about the Yankees. JD Martinez and Mookie Betts are better than Judge and Giancarlo. Yankees suck elephant balls.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:44 PM on May 21, 2018 Permalink |  

    For fun, would you trade Lonzo for: Mitchell? Tatum? Nope, he’s a keeper?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:22 PM on May 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lonzo is the perfect point guard for the offense and defense Luke wants to run. While anybody is tradable, trading Lonzo would require a big reset of what the Lakers identity and direction.

      Would I trade Lonzo for Kyrie? Probably as I wanted to go after Kyrie last summer. Straight up for Tatum or Mitchell. Probably. But those are like trades anybody would do. Other teams wouldn’t make those trade unless they believed Lonzo was going to be the nest Jason Kidd.

      I think Lonzo will be better than Tatum or Mitchell but you couldn’t turn down either of them right now.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 6:22 PM on May 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      either one.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:31 PM on May 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Pose that same question to the front offices of Boston or Utah and you’d get a resounding NO

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 9:59 AM on May 20, 2018 Permalink |  

    Do a S&T for Kat, we give Randle and a 2019 1st. Sure don’t want to give up Kuz or Ingy.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:36 AM on May 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ironically, KAT is exactly the kind of NBA center that is a great fit with Julius Randle because he can stretch the floor. Plus Randle has to agree to a sign and trade to Minnesota, which I doubt he would want to do. I don’t see a S&T for Randle being the answer. KAT is actually exactly the long term center the Lakers need to complement Randle.

      The more logical deal, assuming the rumors about Mitchell Robinson are true would be Brandon Ingram, Mitchell Robinson, and the Lakers 2019 first rounder. Robinson would replenish the Wolves at center while Ingram would give then a second future superstar. Ingram is the most easily replace star from the Lakers since they’re linked to three potential small forward superstars in LeBron, PG, and Kawhi.

      STARTING LINEUP 1
      —————————
      PG: LONZO BALL
      SG: PAUL GEORGE
      SF: LEBRON JAMES
      PF: KYLE KUZMA
      CE: KARL ANTHONY TOWNS

      STARTING LINEUP 2
      —————————
      PG: LONZO BALL
      SG: PAUL GEORGE
      SF: KYLE KUZMA
      PF: JULIUS RANDLE
      CE: KARL ANTHONY TOWNS

      Trading for Towns actually makes more sense than trading for Kawhi, although he is nowhere near the impact player that Kawhi is at either end. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Lakers try to trade for KAT assuming the stories are true.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:57 AM on May 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Ironically, the Wolves pick #20 and could actually take Robinson but again, who wants to draft a kid they’ve never seen workout. If the Lakers landed Robinson, they could show him the tape of the workout that sold them on him.

        Of course, the Lakers deal really pivots on Ingram’s upside, which is why their offer could be better than teams offering chances to pick #3 or #4 and get a center like Jackson Jr. or Bamba. Going to be some good offers for KAT if Minny wants to move him.

        The more I think about the possibility of the Robinson deal, the more I wonder if it could really be true. If so, it would be a huge coup for the Lakers. From everything I can tell, the guy has not worked out for anybody INCLUDING THE LAKERS. The only scenario that makes sense is he contacted the Lakers knowing they needed a center and had a secret workout that sold the Lakers on getting him. By refusing to interview or workout with any team combined with his failing to play since high school, he pretty much can control where he goes.

        I mean, if the story is true and we can execute this move, the kid must have really killed his secret workout with the Lakers to have them commit to him that early. Great job by his agent and the Lakers if true.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 2:59 PM on May 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The issues with Towns’ work ethic (not being that great of a defender- which is 90% effort) really bother me.
        The Wolves will be getting offers from many teams and I would be unwilling to give up either Ingram or Kuzmat. These two have future All Star written all over them- if they continue improving throughout the next three seasons. I would be willing to give up Lonzo and picks since PGs are much easier to come by. Plus, in our offense heavily predicated on ball movement, a PG is the least important position if it’s run correctly.
        Also, even if we could(which we can’t) trade Randle, a proven beast who keeps getting better, and who isn’t easily replaceable for a gamble on KAT, a player who only outshines Randle in the shooting department, i wouldn’t.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 3:59 PM on May 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I kinda like either 1 or 2, but you know that already, lol!

    • mud

      mud 11:25 AM on May 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      KAT would need to grow testicles and a penis first.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:31 PM on May 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Maybe he’s a late bloomer? I share those same concerns. If Robinson rumors and upside work out, I would rather go that way. Could even stand another year of Brook if we had Mitchell growing up in the G-League and then in the Association.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 2:11 PM on May 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Of course Randle would have to agree to go to Minny. Otherwise he would just sign an offer sheet with say his hometown Dallas.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:11 PM on May 16, 2018 Permalink  

    Ain’t gonna be no “stinking” sweep by Warriors!

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:31 PM on May 16, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Warriors over Rockets in 5. Right on schedule. Dubs will win two in Oakland. Go up 3-1. Rockets will fold at home.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:42 PM on May 16, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That’s my call, as well only I thought the Rockets would win the first one and the Warriors would roll off 4 in a row.

        Funny thing is, if the Rockets hit threes, it’s a very close match up. They only need to win one in Golden State out of three.

        Who’s excited about Rockets/Celtics!(?)

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:05 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink  

    LT-NYY All Stars- Severino, Judge, Chapman and Torres?

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:40 PM on May 13, 2018 Permalink  

    Boston “D” is very impressive. Not sure Cavs can get back in this one.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 1:53 PM on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      And just as impressive as the Cs ‘D’ has been, the Cavs ‘D’ has been very lacking … thus far.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:42 PM on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Based on this performance, the Cavs are going home in five.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 3:05 PM on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        If they win game 2, Cavs have home court. Game 2 is critical for Cavs. LBJ only can carry this Cavs team so far.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:41 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink  

    LT, how we b winnin with a bunch of .200 hitters? Paper Tiger perhaps? Hope not.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:49 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great starting and relief pitching and timely hitting, none of which we got tonight. 162 games, DJ.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:53 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I know LT, but it is 1/4 through. Gardy and Hicks especially struggling. The 2 new kids are playing like Vets. Judge is doing his Judge thing. DiDi perhaps too much hype and it’s gettin to him. We are still hurting at 1st base. Wonder if Machado and say Archer are being looked at?

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:47 PM on May 8, 2018 Permalink  

    It’s good to be a former Laker these PO’s : Swaggy, Nance, Clarkson and Calderon.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:27 PM on May 6, 2018 Permalink  

    LT-All they do is win! : )

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:47 PM on May 6, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Visiting my sister in San Diego and listening to John Sterling on SiriusXM and turned off game as we went into restaurant for lunch. Snuck a look on my phone and couldn’t believe we got 3 in the 8th, tied it in the 9th, setting the stage for Gleyber. What a game from Domingo German. 6 no hit innings with 9K’s.

      My favorite Yankees team since Mantle and Maris.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:46 PM on April 29, 2018 Permalink  

    LBJ movin on to Round 2, dragging the Cavs kickin and screamin! Sheesh

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:57 PM on April 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      With a little help from his friends … and I don’t mean the rest of the Cavs team.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 5:24 PM on April 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Same as it’s ever been … that’s y I didn’t even bother watchin’ that game, I already knew the outcome. I’d be surprised if he were allowed to lose a game 7 in ‘The Land’. : )

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:56 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink  

    WOW! Kobe for the win! Uh, that’d be LBJ tonite. Have no idea why Magic would want this guy?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:17 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That was an incredible block. At first look, I thought it hit the backboard but apparently not. What a shot to win the game. Great, great player. The Cavs are so lucky to be up 3-2. Could easily have be fishing right now. Got to give credit to the Pacers too. Great first round of the playoffs. Thunder and Jazz coming up. Wow! So wish the Lakers had made the playoffs this year but we will next year for sure no matter what.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:20 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Pacers ain’t bad at all, but all Cavs really have is LBJ. Interesting chase for the Ring this year. Yeah, hoping we B chasing next year!

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 7:29 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Laker youngins gotta be a lil bit envious of LNjr & Clarkson right now.
        Playing this time of year is a whole different animal and contributes to a young player’s growth exponentially.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 7:39 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree.

          • Worthy42

            Worthy42 4:22 AM on April 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Neither Nance or Clarkson have done much, IMO. This would have been a good stage to do something.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 12:51 PM on April 26, 2018 Permalink

              They’ve looked pretty much like I woulda expected given the fact that they’re rookies and they’re still tryna figure out where they fit in with their new teammates, especially offensively.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 10:20 AM on April 20, 2018 Permalink  

    New thoughts. I may be incorrect, but I think AD has 2 yrs plus 1 PO. Turner has 1 yr plus 1 Q. Same for D Booker and KAT. Don the line thoughts.

     
    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 11:40 AM on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Any restricted free agent of note will sign max or near max deals with their teams long before they become free agents.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 12:19 PM on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        KD didn’t. DH didn’t.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 12:40 PM on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They weren’t restricted when they bolted.
          They stayed when they were restricted (after their rookie deal).

          Most do.

        • therealhtj

          therealhtj 12:59 PM on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They both signed their max rookie extensions. If the new CBA allowed more of these dudes to lock in big extensions before the become unrestricted, they would.

          The issue is their podunk, small market teams don’t wanna give them the supadupamax contracts so they trade them prior.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:39 PM on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      When you keep kicking the can down the road eventually the cap space will be eaten up when it’s time to extend the young “core”.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 5:05 PM on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        No doubt. Which is why Ingram is next up on the block and who knows how they feel about Randle this summer. We know Luke wants him back, but he ain’t calling those shots.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:10 PM on April 17, 2018 Permalink  

    RIP “Barb,” RIP! : (

     
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