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  • keen observer

    keen observer 8:03 PM on September 10, 2018 Permalink |  

    More Andrew Bynum Workout Footage 

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    • mclyne32 (Director) 11:01 AM on September 11, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Is there anymore footage of him parking in handicap spots?

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:21 PM on September 11, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That’s funny, but perhaps he has matured, much like the rest of the Meme Team. I don’t think anyone will sign him.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 8:31 AM on September 10, 2018 Permalink |  

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    • keen observer

      keen observer 8:32 AM on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Interesting.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:15 AM on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      His PR agent is working hard.
      In the video below he looks slower than dial-up internet.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:49 AM on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t care if he can drain threes.
      I care if his knees can hold up to the pounding they previously couldn’t.
      If it looks like he can play, I would give him a 1 year, $1 million contract with bonus incentives based on games played.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:13 AM on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He’d be eligible for the NBA vet minimum which, based on his years of previous NBA experience, would be $2.1 mil. Not really moving my personal needle, hope he gets invited to camp somewhere but I’ll take seeing what Zubac can do for a good couple of months into the season before I go with 30 year old, balky knees, semi-headcase Andrew Bynum. He’ll always be one of the biggest ‘what could have been’ stories of LA Laker lore. Our version of Brandon Roy.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:02 AM on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We’ll have to see how Drew plays against real NBA players to determine whether he is worth any team signing him after being out of the league for 4 years. I think Drew could still be a load to handle in the low post with his footwork and soft touch and if he can stretch the defense with 3-point shooting, so much the better. Lakers should definitely give Drew an opportunity to show what he can do.

      The beauty of having a center who can be a low post and 3-point threat is actually what the Lakers will be force to do by committee right now. The only center who can spread the floor right now is Wagner and he definitely has a long way to go as far as attacking the rim or defending his position as a rookie. What Drew could bring if he can stay healthy would be a combination at the five that would allow the Lakers to play inside-out by posting him up or outside-in by playing him outside the 3-point line.

      If Drew still can bring it, he would in many ways be an excellent test to see how DeMarcus Cousins would fit on an uptempo LeBron led Lakers team. Drew still having enough in the tank is surely a long shot but one that would cost the Lakers nothing to explore. Zero risk and potentially high reward.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 11:45 AM on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I seriously doubt that he can make a serious comeback after not playing in the NBA for 4+ seasons. Although his body is rested and perhaps his knees have healed, it won’t take much to put him back on the sidelines. Much like the rest of the Meme Team, I’m guessing that he has matured as a person and he is probably at his physical peak, but it would surprise me if he landed on any team, no less the Lakers. I wish him the best.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 7:09 AM on August 7, 2018 Permalink  

    Dog Days Stuff 

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    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:10 AM on August 7, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As a founding member of the Robert Williams Fan Club, I am duty bound to post news about him.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 8:27 AM on August 7, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not a bad idea.
      Probably what we shoulda done with DAR.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 4:28 PM on July 25, 2018 Permalink  

    Impressive little stat for Beasley 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:25 PM on July 25, 2018 Permalink  

    Ivica Zubac Looks Like He’s In Shape 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 10:07 AM on July 24, 2018 Permalink  

    Travis Wear Signs Two-Way 

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    • keen observer

      keen observer 10:12 AM on July 24, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like this a lot. He showed not only that he could stretch the floor, but that he could rebound and defend last season. Very nice insurance policy. I was wondering if they might sign Jeff Ayres because he shares the same agent as Kawhi Leonard just like signing KCP gave the front office communication access to LeBron’s agent, but they made this logical signing instead. It provides more continuity, too. Returning from last season the Lakers have Ingram, Lonzo, Zubac, Kuzma, Hart, KCP, Caruso and Wear (and Deng)..

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:23 AM on July 24, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I like the signing of Travis too, Keen. He can stretch the floor and seems to be good all around player. Of the 17 players on the squad now, Bonga is probably the only one I would hesitate to put on the floor, although I love his upside as a BIG point guard. The other 16 players on the roster have shown they can contribute in the right situation. The upgrade of the 11 through 15 spots on this team has been a huge improvement in my mind that gives us great depth and versatility.

        The NBA is a matchup league and having guys like Rondo, Lance, JaVale, Michael, and Travis give Luke great options on both ends of the court. Luke has so many more options with this roster than with last year’s roster. We can flood the floor with shooters, playmakers, defenders, size, speed, or athleticism. I think our bench is going to be one of big difference makers this season and LeBron gives the starting lineup the superstar we’ve been missing these last five years.

        • mud

          mud 11:45 AM on July 24, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          he won’t play this year, unless there is a tragic injury bug….

          • keen observer

            keen observer 12:59 PM on July 24, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Of course, but he’s a nice insurance policy.

            • mud

              mud 1:12 PM on July 24, 2018 Permalink

              sure!

            • keen observer

              keen observer 2:47 PM on July 24, 2018 Permalink

              Hey!

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 3:06 PM on July 24, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ain’t but 5 spots on the floor and 48 minutes in a game.
      Travis gonna be the man on the South Bay team tho…

  • keen observer

    keen observer 7:17 AM on July 23, 2018 Permalink  

    Lance Posting Lance Highlights! 

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    • mud

      mud 9:52 AM on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      he is fun. i hope i don’t have to kill him. my wife and i had a very good time watching his antics on YouTube last night.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 5:36 PM on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ron Ron 2.0.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 2:29 PM on July 22, 2018 Permalink  

    Luke Before and After 2018-19 

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    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:17 PM on July 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think Luke will find this to be his easiest and most successful season as Lakers coach.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 3:22 PM on July 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Because it will be fun.

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 3:24 PM on July 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        LeBron made Mike Brown looked good year after year. He’s gonna make Luke look like a genius :)

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:00 PM on July 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          LOL. On the other hand, the problem with being LeBron’s coach is he’ll get the credit if the team wins but the coach will get the blame if they lose.

          • p ang

            p ang 4:35 PM on July 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            That has always been true. NBA adage. Players win games, Coaches lose them.

            • mud

              mud 5:48 PM on July 22, 2018 Permalink

              yes. that would be a good problem to have.

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:54 AM on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Agree. Coaches are more dispensable than star talent, especially a star that shines as bright as LeBron.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:34 PM on July 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      One thing I’m interested in hearing is how much Luke was involved in the grand plan for LeBron to be the Lakers small ball center that Magic and Rob developed and LeBron embraced? I have to think he must have been intimately involved in those discussions.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 12:21 PM on July 21, 2018 Permalink  

    Javale McGee on Beasley 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 7:06 AM on July 21, 2018 Permalink  

    Michael Beasley: “I guess I’m still chasing the dream.” 

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    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:10 AM on July 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I found this article. It has me thinking that this could be the best post-LeBron signing. In fact, the perception of all these crazies (Javale, Lance, Rondo, Beasley) is just that. They have all matured and, other than Rondo, who is 32, are all in their prime. Who would have thought that Beasley would be a better player than Derrick Rose now?

      Anyway, I thought this was a worthwhile read. Enjoy!

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 5:13 PM on July 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks, Keen. I really enjoyed reading that. My perception of him started changing a year ago, but this article talked about a lot of things I didn’t know about Beasley. Now I’m looking forward even more to the new season.

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 5:14 PM on July 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          and oh yeah, good point about him being better than Derek Rose at this point in time. Who would’ve thought!

          • keen observer

            keen observer 9:08 PM on July 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Thanks, Seely. Rondo, 32, and Javale, 30, have also grown up and Lance, 27, was also a popular teammate on the Pacers. Here’s an article from the Indy Star on Lance:

            https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2017/11/28/lance-stephenson-finding-success-dual-roles-full-time-motivator-part-time-agitator/898425001/

            • Seely_Iggy (Director)

              Seely_Iggy (Director) 10:48 AM on July 22, 2018 Permalink

              LOL, Master Agitator, I love it, as long as he’s on our team. I know a few people like that. Their mission in life seems to get you out of your comfort zone and if you tell them to stop, it gets them going even more. Just imagine him and Rondo tag teaming. Man, the other team will be besides themselves.

              To be honest, I never thought Javale gets a fair shake from Shaq. Sure, maybe a goof up here and there but who hasn’t. Shaq was relentless towards him. It was schoolyard bullying to the point their mothers had to get involved. Quite shameful.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:29 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink  

    LeBron and Beasley 

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    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:10 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is a very talented and deep roster!
      Have to give Magic and Rob kudos.
      I love their grand plan and execution.
      I’m ready to go to battle with this team.

      STARTERS
      —————
      PG: Lonzo
      SG: KCP
      SF: Ingram
      PF: LeBron
      CE: McGee

      FINISHERS
      —————
      PG: Lonzo
      SG: Hart,
      SF: Ingram
      PF: Kuzma
      CE: LeBron

      ROSTER
      —————
      PG: Lonzo, Rondo, Bonga
      SG: KCP, Hart, Lance
      SF: Ingram, Svi, Deng
      PF: LeBron, Kuzma, Beasley
      CE: McGee, Ivica, Wagner

      Now if we could get rid of Deng…

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:12 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The way I see it is during the regular season, minutes will go more heavily to guys like Kuzma, Ingram, Lonzo, KCP and Hart (and LeBron, of course), but come playoff time, we’ll see more minutes from our veteran players, whose legs will be fresh barring regular season injuries to our young players. Deep is right!

  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:09 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink  

    Beasley vs. Melo 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:01 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink  

    The Perfect Fit! 

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    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:03 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He’s still only 29 and last season he did this:

      22.3 mpg, 13.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 39.5% 3pt, 50.7% fg, 78% ft, 17.8 PER.

      36 mpg extrapolate out to 21.3, 9.0.

      There’s your veteran stretch 4 to back up Kuzma.

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 3:11 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like this signing. I mentioned last week that I wish we could get Beasley. Like Keen said, still young and he can stretch the floor. Just keep a close eye on him and the weed thing

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:23 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’ve always loved his offensive game. I agree, Seely. Great addition.

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 3:55 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          He’s a great spark of the bench. In limited minutes, he can do some real damage. His defense ain’t stellar but he’s improved over the last couple of years I think.

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 3:57 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            And how crazy is the locker room gonna be lol. All the constellation of quirky characters in the NBA congregating there. Gonna be fun.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 4:02 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink

              You are way to young SI, but reminds of The Bronx Zoo, New York Yankees in late 70’s. LT will remember!

            • Seely_Iggy (Director)

              Seely_Iggy (Director) 4:06 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink

              Lol, you’re right, Deej, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

            • therealhtj

              therealhtj 4:11 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink

              IDK if they have a team shrink, but it may be time to start looking for one.

            • Seely_Iggy (Director)

              Seely_Iggy (Director) 4:17 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink

              Time to call Dr Santhi Periasamy, Metta World Peace’s psychotherapist. Paging Dr Periasamy.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 4:26 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink

              Yanks had a World Champ several years with some really quirky personalities. Graig Nettles (wrote the book, BALLS), Thurm Munson, Reggie Jackson (“I am the straw that stirs the drink”) as he stated just as signing with Yankees. Crazy days, but the won and won.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 4:28 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink

              Just bring Metta back as the locker room coach, lol! Love Metta!

            • mclyne32 (Director) 8:18 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink

              Lol, htj!
              I completely agree.
              I can’t wait for all of the post game interviews.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:46 PM on July 21, 2018 Permalink

              It will be on Luke to keep this crazy crew in line. LeBron will help immensely because all of those so called wild cards are guys who are tough and can play if motivated and in the right situation. We’re going to be the deepest team in the Association, Seely. LeBron has never been on a team with the kind of depth and versatility this team has.

    • p ang

      p ang 3:32 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dang, Rob and Magic are really John Madden and Al Davis.

      Its going to be fun!

  • keen observer

    keen observer 1:06 PM on July 13, 2018 Permalink  

    Kawhi “Update” 

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    • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:45 PM on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      From the above article:

      Cris Carter has consistently been a source of reliable news on the Kawhi Leonard situation this year. Carter was represented by Mitch Frankel, who is also representing Leonard.

      This week, there have been reports and speculation of a possible trade of Leonard to the Toronto Raptors.
      “Nothing’s changed from Kawhi’s side from these standpoints: He still wants to go to Los Angeles, and he’s still not interested in being rented out for one season, so that being Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto or any other team,” said Carter on Friday. “The thing that we should know is San Antonio has been in contact with Kawhi and his people, and they’ve told them that if something was to get real, real close, we’ll reach out to you. Well, it’s in their best interest and smart to reach out to him, and typically the other team that’s involved in the trade would be granted permission to reach out to the player that’s being traded. None of those things happened yesterday.”

      Earlier in the week, Carter said Gregg Popovich gave Leonard the indication he would trade him.

      “Kawhi, in meeting with Pop, Pop gave him every indication that he was going to trade him and he was going to try to make Kawhi happy,” Carter reported on Tuesday. “I never said that before, because I was holding it until now. So, all these discussions about Kawhi going to the East, I believe Popovich is trying to accommodate Kawhi and trying to please him.”

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:48 PM on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Push come to shove, the Lakers would love a Kawhi and picks trade for Ingram. My guess is that’s now become the most they would give up. They’re not going to include Kuzma or Hart. Josh pretty much took care of that single handedly this summer.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:50 PM on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It’s kind of like a Wiggins for Love kind of deal.
          Ingram has more upside than Wiggins.
          Spurs may finally accept that and trade.

          • John M.

            John M. 3:15 PM on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            And the Cavs got 1 BIG ring out of it, and they’re headed back to the lottery. Magic’s vision is grander than that.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 3:30 PM on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha Tom,
      While you can never say never there is no indication that the Lakers would “love” to trade Brandon for Kawhi. All the reports have actually said that the Lakers have been reluctant to include him in trade talks. Then when you consider that Lebron is high on BI and feels he will be an all star sooner then later I don’t believe we going to trade BI any time soon. Just based on last year, especially the 2nd half it’s not a stretch to see him at 20 6 and 5 this year. At only 20 years old I can see why Lebron and the Lakers want to hold onto him. Actually it appears Lebron is excited to play with this young group. I wouldn’t expect any trades until January at the earliest. And if they like what they see, they may choose to just try and sign a free agent Star next year.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:38 PM on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Just negotiating stances, Michael. As promising as Brandon is, if you can trade him straight up for a healthy Kawhi, you do it.

        • John M.

          John M. 3:57 PM on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Don’t hold your breath on that deal. Last we heard it was Brandon, Kyle, Josh, and picks and swaps for a who-knows-what-he-is Leonard.

        • mud

          mud 9:56 AM on July 14, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          no. YOU do it.

          “healthy” includes mentally as well as physically. that guy is a mess.

          if he’s on the Lakers, i’ll root for him, just like i rooted for Rodman.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 11:34 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink  

    Kawhi News 

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    • keen observer

      keen observer 11:35 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good.

      • havoc

        havoc 11:39 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yeah i heard this rumor a couple of days ago..i guess it will be a leonard for either lowry or derozan

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:51 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Spurs might take a lesser deal than the Lakers offer to get Kawhi outta the west and hope that the new team can re-sign him and keep him out for the foreseeable future. Toronto might be a good city for Kawhi…but who really knows at this point?

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 12:26 PM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Not a good fit for him in TO. Won’t like it.

        If the Spurs think grabbing Lowry or DeRozan is better than anything else, then it would spell doom.

        Particularly because TO will give up OG or a pick, Not both.

    • mud

      mud 5:41 PM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      awesome.

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