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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:32 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink  

    KCP-Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:05 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The other side of the argument is that KCP struggled early in the season due to his legal problems and then started to really shoot and play well after working again with Chris Matthews @lethalshooter. If we made a deal with Cousins or Vucevic that wasn’t a max deal, there are other 3-point shooters whom I would prefer instead of KCP, namely Danny Green who would be great on defense too. But if KCP was willing to sign for the MLE, I might be inclined to keep him. His play the last month has been elite. He’s actually carried the team in several of the wins over the last 9 games. He doesn’t defend like he used to but he’s not chopped liver as so many on this blog believe. At his best, he’s a starting shooting guard in this league. Just not for a championship team. But I would love to have him coming off the bench. Probably not as much as I would like JaVale as a backup center. KCP can ball.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 4:10 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      My feelings about stats compiled in meaningless games with no pressure are well-documented…lol

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 5:06 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep!

        • keen observer

          keen observer 5:41 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree, however, he never came off the bench before and I think if he had been the starting point guard …. oh never mind. Fool on me.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:18 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Exactly, Mongo.
        He’s way to inconsistent to give another large contract to.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 12:37 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink  

    On another note, who do you all think losing out in the PO’s favors a signing Super ( Klay, KD, Kyrie, Kwahi) or couple Stars (Vucevic and Kemba). You know if Boston gets slapped out, does that mean Kyrie might rejoin LBJ? Warriors lose in the Finals, KD or Klay may come our way? Your thoughts?

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 12:41 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      PS-LT, I sent your message to Sanchez, lol!! Wow, 3 so far!!

      And “UP” goes Fraizer!

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 1:08 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha DJ

      Honestly I think the guys who most likely would consider the Lakers are Boogie and Kyrie. All the love Kyrie has been showing Lebron lately makes you wonder. And Boogie showed interest in the Lakers a few years back when he was still untouchable with the Kings. The only reason I see KD leaving the Warriors is to be the face of his own team. The Warriors will always be Steph’s team. Klay won’t leave unless they low ball him which they won’t. Who knows about Kawhi. He doesn’t talk. I’m not sure if he wants to join the circus that Lebron teams are. We might be able to land either Vuc or Kemba but together they will cost more then the cap space we have. And I don’t like either of them enough to make any trades to fit them in. Boogie may have to sign a cheap deal for a year to re-establish his value. If Kyrie agreed to come we could move Lonzo and Wagner for picks and we could offer Boogie a one and one deal around 15 mil. That might be less then Boogie would sign for but the Warriors can’t offer him more then I think it’s 6 or 7 mil. If he wants to win he may consider it. The rumor was the Lakers has a deal with the Suns for Lonzo before he got hurt. Maybe they talk to them again if Boogie wanted to come.

      PG Kyrie
      SG BI
      C Boogie
      SF Lebron
      PF Kuz

      That would be a real contender for sure.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 1:41 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Cousins might take our money but as we just read in LT’s post just below…this ain’t the same organization he had interest in a few years ago..the bloom is off the rose. He toiled away most of his prime for a bad organization and has now been exposed to what a well-run franchise looks like in GSW…does he want a piece of this mess we’ve become? And at a discount?..I guess we’ll see.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:30 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The good thing is the Lakers can turn this around. They have the cap space and tradeable assets and the free agent and trade markets have great candidates. Make the right couple of moves and everybody will forget about last summer’s ineptness. Of course, make a couple of bad moves and they could doom themselves for the rest of the decade. And all we can do is hope and pray.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:27 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They might have to fire Pelinka to turn this around and hire a GM who is respected by other GMs around the league and by the agents.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 6:59 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I that no matter what happens, the only top tier guy we have a chance with is Kyrie.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:46 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink  

    YAAAAAHOOOOO! We winnin now boys!! Wanting to tank to get 3 or 4 Pick higher in the draft, we showin them! Bring em all back!

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:12 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Who cares. After the second pick there seems to be a huge dropoff from what I am seeing. I’d rather win out and draft 13th than tank.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 7:11 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        So, you wouldn’t want either Reddish or Barret??
        Lol!!!!

        • keen observer

          keen observer 7:46 AM on April 1, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Like you know what kind of NBA players they’re going to be. With the really stupid, embarrassing sh!t you say on here (never mind the faith based crap), I find it fascinating that you would “lol” anyone.

          • mclyne32 (Director) 10:15 AM on April 1, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You are funny my love.
            Just so you know, even you will have to bend the knee one day.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 6:57 PM on April 1, 2019 Permalink

              Whatever the fukk that means.

        • Caliphilosopher

          Caliphilosopher 1:02 AM on April 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I’ll personally take Barrett -- I’ve seen him play since the U19s when they beat the USA in the semi-final (He was the leading scorer and played 2 years under the age group if I remember correctly; here’s the box score from the game -- http://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19/2017/0807/Canada-USA). I am REALLY high on him, especially since it seems like everyone in the league who is Canadian is really trying to rep Canada hard. Interesting fact: Kevin Huerter (of the Atlanta Hawks) and Josh Okogie (of the Minny Timberwolves) played for the USA that game.

          15 years ago, Jamaal Magloire was the only Canadian Men’s Senior national team player in the League. Canadian basketball has increased in overall depth where being an NBA player is not a lock for the Men’s Senior national team. I know that Cam is also superb, but from what I’ve read of R.J., he’d be my pick.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:59 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I watched the game and the Lakers looked engaged and outshot and outplayed the Pelicans. JaVale was great as was Caruso. Even Bullock was making his threes. LeBron was on bench and cheering for his mates.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 7:07 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great for a bunch of dudes who won’t be on the team next season!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:20 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Should we keep KCP, Muscala and Bulluck for our 3 shooters? They doing so well, now that it doesn’t make a differ.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 8:15 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Lol!!!
          KFC has only been good recently. Five good games out of 82 does not make a decent NBA player.
          Bullock for the minimum.
          I do not acknowledge Muscala’s existence.
          Magic’s first major offense to me was letting Randle walk for nothing. His second was the AD debacle. Third was trading our beloved Zublocka for trash!!!!!
          Trash!!!!!!!!!!
          Still can’t stand Magic right now.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:10 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink  

    I will admit that after 3 losing years under Luke, I’m not a big fan. I must be missing something(s). How exactly is he a Great Coach? Break it down for me. Ya’ll know I watch every game (and I’ll be watching the last 6) and I haven’t seen much from Luke to convince me he’s no better than average. Not sayin I am correct, just “need a little help from my friends.”

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:16 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Agreed.

    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 6:17 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      When you continually fail the eyeball and statistical tests over a fairly large sample size, who cares what anyone says?

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:29 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It comes down to the way the Lakers played defense, Matt. When healthy, we saw great potential defense from Lonzo, Brandon, Hart, and out young players. All coaches talk about getting their team to play defense but few ever get the players to buy into it. Luke has talked and emphasized defense each of the last two seasons and the players responded. It shows me that he gets his players to buy into what he sells. That’s a critical advantage that you don’t find from many coaches.

      Offensively, I do agree Luke’s substitution patterns and rotations need work but I think part of the problem is not having an accomplished experienced associate head coach to help him work out what adjustments to make. I also think he was severely handicapped by the roster that Magic and Rob gave him. Luke is a good NBA coach who was given a bad hand and misfortune of untimely injuries. I also think it’s hard for any coach to run sophisticated offensive sets when you have LeBron who’s going to dominate the ball surrounded by the second worst 3-point shooting team in the league.

      If the Lakers still had D’Angelo Russell, Julius Russell, Brook Lopez, Ivica Zubac, and Lou Williams plus a healthy Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, I think we would have seen a team that was really competitive and a top four team in the league. The blame should not be shouldered by Luke but by Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. Throwing Luke under the bus is just more impatience and scapegoating by our front office. Luke has the potential to be a great coach with a quality associate head coach and shooting coach. He deserves a chance to show what he can do with LeBron surrounded by the shooters we didn’t have.

      Finally, who are the Lakers going to replace Luke with. Name one good coaching prospect out there who you think would be better. Mark Jackson, Jason Kidd, Tyrone Lue? None of them have the potential that Luke has to be a great NBA coach. Luke doesn’t deserve to be fired and should be given a chance with the right blend of shooters to complement LeBron James. That’s pretty obvious to most NBA analysts and Luke would immediately be sought after by several NBA teams should Magic decide to fire him. It would be a mistake similar to giving away all of our shooters for the meme squad. Lakers should be smarter than that.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 6:46 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Uhhh, that was htj, not me!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:00 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Fair points, but not yet convinced. It is all on Magic this Summer! Need a Super or a combo of Vucevic with Beal or Walker and keeping all our kids. My take anyway. Oh, and McGee cheap if we could.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 7:09 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          His health is a major red flag.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 7:43 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            McGee?

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 7:45 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink

              Yup. He can’t stay healthy. And we just traded our only other Center.

              McGee combing back for a bench role would be great, can’t count on him to start.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 7:50 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink

              Agreed- backup position only.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:55 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink

              Works.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 7:57 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha DJ,
      Just a question. How much better do you think they should have been? They were in a full rebuild with only a few journeymen free agents on one year deals. This year our starters only played 23 games together and we generally had at least two important players down at a time. Factor in Lebron missed a lot of games and I don’t who would have done much better.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:14 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You mean Luke? The Lakers had it going before LBJ went down the rest went down. No one has told me that Luke has the ability to manage any team. Remember he’s lost every one of the last 3 years. I watch all the games and very seldom come away with Luke’s game plan and ability to adjust to differing rotations. Keeps playing the same way without making adjustments. Just me though. If you mean Magic, well he did his best year one, but only counts this summer. We will see how much clout He and LBJ have soon.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:51 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        This season wasn’t Luke’s fault but he will be the scapegoat.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:40 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink  

    LBJ is out for the remainder of the season. Another great move by FO! Why did he play in the last 4 games? We won 3 to our detriment.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:46 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink  

    “Stupid is as stupid does!” Why are we winning when we need to be losing? We are out and all we do by winning is hurt our Draft choice. Before any of youins start griping, I know you play to win the game, but I’d like to know your thoughts though. Not playing our only Center on roster for next year. Any reason we bring up Machado to sit? LBJ slipped again, perhaps he’ll tear an achilles and then we talk.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 1:57 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      DJ, why put LeBron getting hurt out there?! No, no, no!!!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 1:59 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        AGHHHHH, ya think I cursed him!!!???

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 2:01 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Nah, can’t put that negativity out there though, comes back on ya!

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:58 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Scotty played for like 3 minutes.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:28 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Because LeBron doesn’t want to upset the non-existent “basketball gods!”
      LOL!

    • keen observer

      keen observer 4:16 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The likelihood of getting Zion or Ja is infinitesimal so what’s the difference if we draft 8th or 13th in the crapshoot? The best player to ever be drafted at the #8 slot is Robert Parrish and we all know that Kobe was drafted 13th. So was Donovan Mitchell for that matter.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 5:18 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The head coach has the most control when it comes to tanking. As a lame duck, Luke has zero incentive to go along to get along…he won’t be around to reap any of the benefits of a higher draft pick anyway. That’s why he put Lebron back in to close the game after he had already played his allotted 32 minutes. Good for him…fukk the entire tanking culture!

      btw…we like to complain about trading Lou Williams but tanking factored a whole lot into that as well…

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:03 PM on March 23, 2019 Permalink  

    Hey MM, Ja played well considering he was alone out there.

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:25 PM on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dude started out hot then faded.
      FSU had some grown-azz men on the floor…kinda different level of competition than he’s used to facing.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:33 PM on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I kinda like him.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 7:37 PM on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I kinda wish I could’ve seen him more against better competition and with better teammates as well.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 7:40 PM on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Pundits were talking about how many teams didn’t see his talent, buy Murray did. I think we could do worse. Course I was talking Fox last year and we, no, wait, we drafted Shiny.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 7:53 PM on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We’d have to get some extremely fortunate bounces of the ping pong balls to get high enough to have a shot at him.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:48 PM on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He’s got that dog in him on every possession. Everyone has said live he is a legit 6’3. Can get his own bucket. Makes his FTs and he can get his own shot.

      It’s hard for guys who have talented teammates and they play against competition equal or greater talent.

      Hard to win 4 straight games. Even harder to win 6.

      Bird had less talent and reached the NCAA Final. He’s a complete and utter outlier. Lol.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:46 PM on March 21, 2019 Permalink  

    Morant MM!

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:28 PM on March 20, 2019 Permalink  

    Plan: If Boston chokes out of the PO’s Finals, we might get Kyrie (LBJ says “I can make you the NBA MVP next year, take over my friend). Would not mind Vucevic and Walker combo. I think Kwahi isn’t staying in Toronto. They have alot of age and Gasol won’t turn away that $25 Mil. This year is their time. Wouldn’t mind a trade for Beal, the Wiz are done for years. Norlans is a disaster and trading AD is their best option, but not sure why Boston would be a fit if Kyrie leaves. Tatum is Kuz and the rest are okay, perhaps !st round Picks would make the difference? Indy would be a very nice place to land a Super and they got Turner and Victor and plenty $$ to spend. Anyways

     
    • p ang

      p ang 9:19 PM on March 20, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’d take one healthy year. 4th place and getting better was great.

      And back to a quiet front office (SHUT UP MAGIC, SHUT UP RICH PAUL!)

      Just wish we still have Zubac. I’d take Boogie and Kemba instead.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:08 PM on March 20, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Boogie and Kyrie and no more stupid one year contracts!!!!!
      Kemba would be fine with me as well.
      Would love to have Kawhi but he’s going to the Clippers.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 5:28 AM on March 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’ll take stupid 1 year deals vs. stupid 4 year deals. Really depends on who you give ’em to

    • Caliphilosopher

      Caliphilosopher 8:42 AM on March 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’d go with Boogie, Kyrie, and Zubac as signings. Waive Muscala, find some players who wanna play D and rebound, and tell Kuz to make 500 3PT shots a day EVERY DAY for the rest of the summer. Lonzo better be working on his FTs too.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:41 PM on March 19, 2019 Permalink  

    Wow, we were trying to win this game, lol. Just kidding, “you play the game to win.” I totally am confused as to why minutes are going to guys that ARE NOT coming back? Why aren’t we playing Wagner, Bonga, Caruso and Williams? Perhaps none of them (cept Wagner) are coming back either?

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 8:35 PM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Because the coach isn’t coming back so to him, it doesn’t matter who he plays. Maginka don’t care either since they are planning to trade everyone.
      It doesn’t matter to me- so far Maginka have made all bad decisions except for trading Icewater Boy.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 9:03 PM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I don’t think Maginka was Magic’s decision.

        • Michael H (Editor)

          Michael H (Editor) 11:28 PM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Ice waterboy went off for 44 tonight. Down 24 going into the 4th he scored 27 in the 4th to lead a comeback win. I don’t know I wouldn’t mind having him.

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

            Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:55 AM on March 20, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah, everyone can grow up if they choose and to and it looks like he used the trade as the right kind of fuel for his inner fire. Looking back it might (might, mind you) have been smarter to W&S both Mozgov and Deng, we’d be out from under Timofey after this season and still have kept DAR. Hindsight is 20/20 and we knew we wanted Ball so…

            He also coughed it up 5 times to 12 dimes…not great but not terrible, either.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 2:32 PM on March 20, 2019 Permalink

              I didn’t want Lonzo, I wanted Fox- so did Magic.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:29 PM on March 18, 2019 Permalink  

    There is no real reason for DWade to hang em up. He can still play, would be sooo valuable off our bench. Soon, make that call LBJ. Is Spoelstra’s contract up?

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 8:05 PM on March 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Should be some pretty competitive match-ups in the PO’s East & West. Not us, but still for a NBA guy, could be fun. Rooting for the Celts too lose on all fronts.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:06 PM on March 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Put a fork in him…

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:43 AM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nope, do you watch Miami? He’s waaaaay better than Dancin Lance, Beazer, and most of the other clowns we picked up. He is only at $2 Mil. That’s what I am saying, I’d take him for that to be a bench buddy for LBJ. He wouldn’t be a starter.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 9:52 AM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          the very LAST thing we need is more older guys at the end of the careers with a high probability of injury.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 10:14 AM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            All true, but DJ’s right, Matt.

            Wade plays harder than 99% of his peers.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 3:30 PM on March 19, 2019 Permalink

              I completely understand, but again as you get older, the greater the chances become of a major injury happening.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 3:52 PM on March 19, 2019 Permalink

              He’s retiring.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:08 AM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He’s made up his mind and seems at peace with it. All we see is the 48 minutes of game time..not all the pain & preparation involved before & after. That’s what guys walk away from..not the 48 minutes. Hard to get back into that mindset once you’ve decided to leave it. I’m guessing he’d prefer to spend more time with Gabrielle than Lebron…

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:13 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink  

    Here are just thoughts:

    Rondo is really out of most of our guys league with smarts and ability. The down part is he tries too many passes that our guys just can’t handle. He is great with great players.

    Wonder if KD stays put, can the Warriors pay Max to Klay and Cuz?

    Keep reading that LBJ is a bad locker room teammate, but that’s what they said about Kobe too. My thing is, most all of you are millionaires or will be, you are men, do your “stinking job!”

    PG13 cost us a Conference Finals, if nothing else. : (

    Okay, back to Duke and OKC.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:17 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yup.

      Nope. They can max out KD and Klay (Draymond would have to be traded).

      They can’t max out KD, Klay and Cousins.

      I think KD stays put. Especially with that new stadium. They need buts in the seats, even if the Empire is slowly declining.

      I’ve only heard of LeBron being a bad locker room guy in LA. Boobie Gibson, Lorenzen Wright (May he R.I.P.), Korver and others have talked about how welcoming and a good person he is in the locker room.

      Yup, both good games right now.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 7:51 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They couldn’t max out Cousins even if they wanted to, the most they can pay him is 120% of what he made this year, roughly $6.4 million. Peanuts compared to what he’ll likely command in free agency. But he’s an odd bird, maybe won’t go cash hunting. Lot of people look at money as motivation for the athlete while ignoring the fact that it’s competition and winning that mean just as much. Now when his career is over and done might he look back and rue the fact he never had a big time cashing it in pay day? Probably, but he’s always followed his own path. Just one of the many things I’ve always liked about the dude.

      https://warriorswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/22/could-demarcus-cousins-stay-with-the-warriors-in-free-agency/

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:29 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hey guys, I wonder if Westy is hurt or just run down? PG may have made a mistake?

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 8:50 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think he’s hurt.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 10:22 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Oh, he made a mistake, but our FO made the first one by not trading for him when they had the chance.
          As for KD, he’s either New York(Nets or Knicks) or staying put. I think he’s going to stay, especially witnessing how difficult it’s been for LeBron to go it alone, without a guaranteed sidekick.
          Vucevic is my first choice for our next big, with Boogie being next.
          I just really hope Maginka doesn’t try this one year contract roster building plan again because it would turn into another wasted season.
          I think the most likely to join us is Kyrie. Klay ain’t leaving. Kawhi doesn’t seem like the dude who wants to play with LeBron. I’m not down with welcoming Butler, a known troublemaker in the locker room. If we don’t go hard after Kyrie, we’ll end up with another rag tag bunch until we can sign AD.
          Maybe we’ll get a little help from the commish and get a top three pick this summer. This is the only chance we’ll have at AD until his contract is up.
          All I know is that if Magic strikes out again this summer, he better keep to his word and step down.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:55 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink  

    Hey Seannie, when you have time, can you tell me the Pros and Cons of Canada’s Health Care System? All we hear down here is you can’t do this or that or. TNX

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:59 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Would be happy to, Deej.

      I don’t need to tell you that the 3 cogs of Healthcare are: Universality, Quality and Affordability.

      When you look at the systems worldwide, you can have 2/3. It’d be impractical to have all 3, it’s just not realistic unfortunately, for a myriad of reasons.

      Canada has universality (though the prescription drug plans are not…yet)

      Here’s a link for ya:

      https://healthresearchfunding.org/7-pros-and-cons-of-canadian-medicare/

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:04 PM on March 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Just from the outside looking in, the main problem (I may be way off base, please correct me then) is the affordability of drugs.

      I’ve seen the craziness in the spike of Insulin pricing.

      Canada’s price index for RX Drugs is that they look at a few socialized countries and their implementations and basically average out the price.

      In the States, as ludicrous as it sounds, seems like Drug companies think they can gouge the American Taxpayer.

      With due respect, R&D is important, it’s time consuming, costly and requires rigorous scrutiny and observation.

      Still, you can’t decide to write a blank cheque for the public because you think that’s how much your drug is worth.

      That’s like saying, instead of buying a Ford F-150 for 10 grand in Canada, it’s gonna cost 25 grand in the States.

      The system makes no sense to me in that regard. Again, I may be way off and If I am, please friends in the States, feel free to correct me.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:33 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink  

    Just some random thoughts, what you think?

    On one front, if Celts don’t reach Finals, I think Kyrie is out and who they giving up for AD? Then AD is another island by himself.

    I think that Kuz and Ingy could be keepers long term.

    Hart is either hurting pretty bad or is fallen off the log.

    Ball, if we can luck into a nice PG, is not worth the money or the hassle.

    The summer key is one more Super.

    I think LBJ, Ball and Ingy are the only guys over $3 Mil. Hart Wagner, Kuz and Bonga are pretty cheap. We should have room and a decently high Pick to do Big things, we’ll see.

    One more crazy though: at $1 Mil or so, we sign DWade, Melo and Rondo for our bench.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 4:22 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wade is retiring, DJ.

      Rondo has no legs left. Not sure what use he would serve. Can’t shoot and can’t defend anymore.

      Melo? We can get shooters that fit a role.

      At this point, Melo has to fit into a role player, and by all accounts, he still believes he’s a Star that doesn’t need to mold into anything.

      We will see about the rest.

      All these injuries should concern Lakers fans about the Strength and Conditioning and treatment of our players.

      I would like to see this Franchise find a PG or a C to finally have some consistency.

      This team hasn’t had a consistent C since Howard (2013 was 6 years ago) and it’s been 25 Years and counting (Nick Young) since the Lakers have found a PG that is a prototypical PG in the NBA.

      We’re in a lot of trouble.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 4:44 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        We’re in a lot of trouble for a franchise folks thought needed to switch to ‘win now’ mode. I think that’s where the wheels really came off the wagon. Once LeBron got hurt and we slid out of the playoff race they should switched back to development mode. One of the things, for me, is a strike against Magic as the man in charge is that, at the core of his self is an extreme competitor. The smart thing will likely lose out to the thing that signals a ‘win’. That’s what I think happened with Zubac. Even though Bullock has disappointed trading Svi didn’t bother me, he had no immediate future on the team anyhow. The same really could be said for Reggie but when we had a shot at making the playoffs I certainly preferred someone with NBA experience.

        I’m marinating on a future post about what wroked and what didn’t for this season. Gonna be a doozy!

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 5:48 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          A lot of good points.

          If you were getting LeBron you should have then tried to package to get at least a star back and default to shooters as a contingency situation until the Star or Mac guy materialized.

          Clots are serious thing. Brandon is finally showing why he was a 2nd overall pick. I think he’s found his game and then this happens. Hopefully he makes a complete recovery.

          Zo needs to fix his mechanics all together. His shot and FTs. Hope he invests in a shooting coach. Those guys are worth their salt, the good ones.

          C or PG pick one and find some stability finally.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 6:07 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I heard that Magic wanted Fox over Ball, but…

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 6:12 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Wade does not have to retire.

        We haven’t had a 3 shooter since we let Sweet Lou go.

        Rondo has up and downs. If we could have them as a bench group cheap, very cheap, I am taking it. Sure would beat Beaser, Dancin Lance, KCP and the worthless list goes on.

        Wade, Melo and Rondo could give us a nice 15-20 minutes per.

        PS-Not saying they are an answer cause we gotta have Super and plus.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 6:21 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Wade is retiring my man. This is the farewell tour bro. Lol.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 7:02 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I gotcha, but Miami Broadcasters keep saying he should come back another year. He is a Free Agent should he choose to come back and is on a $2 Mil deal this year. I cannot imagine if LBJ calls him and Melo to come to LA as benchers (15-20 minutes per), they wouldn’t consider it. JMHO

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 7:47 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink

              I hear them saying it to.

              His son is pretty good and Zion remember when he was a little kid playing his game when Kobe was cooking in Game 5 of the Finals.

              Z can play. So I can see why D is comfortable retiring,

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:20 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think Earv & Rob arrogantly believed PG13 was in the bag. When that didn’t happen it immediately eliminated us from being a real contender. The next mistake was ignoring the proven successful blueprint of surrounding Lebron with shooting. That combined with all the injuries and the AD fiasco turned us into a lottery team.

      We have the cap space and the assets to turn this around quickly this summer but you now gotta wonder if Earv & Rob can learn from their mistakes in time to right the ship.

      The other question is whether they save space to sign AD NEXT SUMMER (kick the can once again) cuz the word everywhere is that the Pels ain’t dealing with us no way no how. Or do they use the space on guys like Kemba, Cousins, Middleton, etc after they strike out on KD, Klay, Kawhi….?

      • mclyne32 (Director) 6:28 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Must use the space this summer and trade guys at the end of next season or in the summer to get AD.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 6:31 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Depends on the pick…

          Top 4 it stays with us.

          5-10 is another asset to sweeten a deal.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 7:03 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I agree, unless we have a shot at Morant.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 7:22 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink

              Zion
              Morant
              Reddish
              Barrett

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 7:23 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Still gotta keep an eye on Boston’s picks.
            If Clipps get in & SAC stays out then they get both those picks.
            And if the Grizz win a few more games they get that one too..

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 7:07 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Also gotta wonder what the trade value is gonna be for BI going forward.
          That blood clot issue could be a one time thing (like Serena) or chronic (like Bosh).
          There’s no way to predict which way it’ll go…

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 9:23 PM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t see any big trades unless we get a very lucky ping pong ball bounce. BI’s blood clot is probably a result of the shot he took to the shoulder area. It probably damage a vein that would cause a clot. However because of clotting issues like Bosh has I doubt we would get much in return until enough time has passed to show it was a one time deal. And Lonzo has just missed too many games his first two years and is currently looking injury prone.

      So it’s all on free agency. I would like us to sign the best players that we can. I would hate to see us kick the can another year. You can move good players in trades if AD becomes available in free agency. You just miss out on trade opportunities when half your roster are journeymen players on one year contracts. If we miss out on all of the K free agents. I would try and sign Vuc or Boogey. I don’t think either will get a full pop max deal. We would be able to add another decent player or two. Preferably shooters.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:22 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink  

    That’s a winner folks-Jack Buck. We could easily win 1 of the next 4. Our Pick is dropping, lol!

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:25 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Bulls have a competition in them. Them boys can play. They weren’t gonna tank.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:37 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Have you heard anything on LT, MM?

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 7:43 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I have not yet Deej…If I remember 63 correctly he said Tom had to go to ICU. That’s a 3 week minimum.

          He will reach out once he feels better.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 7:47 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I did see that, just hopin for a quicker good update. : )

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 7:51 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink

              As my Daddy said, “son, no news is good news.”

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