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  • Magic2Worthy

    Magic2Worthy 10:19 AM on November 14, 2019 Permalink |  

    Solid win against GSW without AD…. McGee and Howard dominated!!! Who do you waive/bench when Boogie is healthy again?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:37 AM on November 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Based on last night, it would probably be Troy Daniels. We have too many guards and too few minutes. I doubt Boogie will be back this year. I think they’re playing the long game with him and will sign him to a 2-year deal next summer to secure his Bird rights as the stretch five center they need to play with AD long term. However, I believe they will have to cut somebody to add Iggy. Doesn’t look like they have any tradeable assets unless KCP would agree to waive his no trade rights.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 10:47 AM on November 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really hope Cousins doesn’t try to get back on the floor this season. Coming back too early might be why he keeps getting injured. Heal up and enter next season at 100%.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:51 AM on November 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I agree, Mongo. We’ve seen how that movie plays out already. I think keeping Boogie on the roster is part of the Lakers plan for keeping Anthony Davis happy and building a team around him gong forward. AD loves playing with DeMarcus and aboogie as a stretch five is the easiest way to give AD the physical center he needs to bang on D and the stretch center he needs to have space on offense. I’m hoping we keep him all year and then sign him to a reasonable low 2-year deal to get his Bird rights going forward.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 1:14 PM on November 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Honestly…AD seems to be thriving with traditional dudes like Dwight & Javale in the post. It hasn’t felt like the middle has been clogged up at all so far.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 1:31 PM on November 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I do not want to see him on the court until this summer. There’s no reason to rush him back.

  • Magic2Worthy

    Magic2Worthy 10:28 AM on November 10, 2019 Permalink |  

    I am really enjoying the effort by the team this year so far EXCEPT Kuzma.
    He does not look ready and he’s jacking up shots left and right. I’m wondering
    if he’s thinking he has to be the third scorer on the team rather than letting
    the game come to him?

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:44 AM on November 10, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sup dude, glad you’re well and enjoying the Lakers.

      About Kuzma, when you say jacking up shots, what does that mean?

      Lakers fans have been gaslit here…Kyle Kuzma ain’t a 3 pt shooter.

      He shot 36% In his first year, basically took the same amount of attempts his 2nd year and shot 30%.

      This idea that he would turn into a dead eye shooter was incorrect both hypothetically and anecdotally.

      Kuzma should not be shooting 3’s outside the rhythm of an offense, but he’s been gaslit by analytics and watching James Harden.

      Yes, that may bother Matt and others but Kuzma loves Harden and you see it in his game.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 12:48 PM on November 10, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He will be fine. He’s still getting into game shape and developing a rhythm after being off for two months.
      If you are down on Kuz, I would really love to hear your opinion on KFC’s play thus far.

  • Magic2Worthy

    Magic2Worthy 10:34 AM on May 17, 2019 Permalink  

    I’d take Coby White with the 4th pick. PGs are highly valued and we could get something good for him in a trade if we can’t fit him in. His skills are diverse, he’s quick, shoots the 3 well. and more. Why not try him along side LB?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:22 AM on May 17, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like White too, Brad. Great three-point shooter. Might be worth trading the #4 to the Suns for the #6 as White would still be there and Garland or Culver.

  • Magic2Worthy

    Magic2Worthy 5:56 PM on January 22, 2018 Permalink  

    After the trade deadline? 

    It must be stressful hearing your name in hypothetical trades constantly?!?!? Once we pass the trade deadline, I bet this team goes on a bit of a run?!?!?!

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:01 PM on January 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think that will happen whether we make a trade or not.
      The month before the deadline is always longest with young kids hitting the wall.
      They’ll get their second wind after the trade deadline.
      And maybe some new teammates.

    • Magic2Worthy

      Magic2Worthy 7:45 AM on January 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “And maybe some new teammates”!!!!!!! Noooooooooo!!!!!! I love this young core!!!!

      1. they play hard
      2. they run the break (Magic wants them to play fast)
      3. they pass the ball forward on the break
      4. they pass the ball to the open man
      5. they are getting better at shooting in particular (LB’s numbers are getting better)

      Defense is our biggest need…. KCP is supposed to be teaching / demostrating this.

      I’ll trade any of out vets (Lopez, KCP, Deng) but keep the core. As they get better, others will come here to join them!!!

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:49 AM on January 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hey, Brad, I would have no problem if the front office decided to play the long game and keep our young players. While the record is not much better than last year, I think we’ve seen a lot of encouraging signs. There’s also the Warriors domination to consider. The decisions the front office makes this month and this summer will determine whether the Lakers will contend or pretend for the next decade.

        • Magic2Worthy

          Magic2Worthy 9:16 AM on January 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I really think that as this young core keeps improving, some allstars will want to come
          play with them. Gut this core and we follow NY’s path where they still haven’t recovered from the original Melo trade.

  • Magic2Worthy

    Magic2Worthy 1:21 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink  

    Hey!! Loved the bit about how the young lakers timeline does not link well with the FO plan to add 2 max players next summer…. Our young guys are improving fast and it
    would be fun seeing them grow together….. If we add a young max player or two next
    summer, perfect!!!!

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:34 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey, Brad, just letting the young kids grow and develop for a couple of years could be a sound Plan B if the free agents we want aren’t available next summer. I love the idea of Cousins in 2018 and Klay in 2019. NBA could be an entirely different world by next summer though. Changes have been coming faster and faster each year. Just look at this past year.

      There is definitely a disconnect between the timelines of LeBron James as a free agent and our young roster. PG or Cousins or Klay would fit fine but LeBron could require the front office to trade youth for immediate veteran help. If you’d asked me this summer if I would be in favor of that, I would have said no. After seeing some of the upside our young players have shown so far, I don’t want to see them dealt.

      Randle and Clarkson are two players who need to be moved to create cap space for two max contract free agents. Right now, I might be tempted to say the two of them could be worth a superstar as long as we landed one. In other words, if you signed LeBron, would you rather have Randle and Clarkson or Paul George? How quickly Lonzo, Brandon, and Kyle improve will also have major impact on the Lakers’ future.

      There’s a point you get to as a franchise where you need to start to paying attention to fit and position as you complete your roster. I’ve never been a fan of Morey’s or Hinkie’s fantasy sports approach to assembling basketball teams. CP3 and Harden? Simmons and Fultz? Superstars are critical to win a championship in the NBA but the game is still a team game and there are lots of ways to build a great roster.

      Right now, I want to see the Lakers build their roster as follows:

      1: Lonzo Ball
      2: Klay Thompson
      3: Brandon Ingram
      4: Kyle Kuzma
      5: DeMarcus Cousins

      While I believe in positionless basketball, I think Cousins and Thompson are far better fits with Lonzo, Ingram, and Kuzma.

      • mud

        mud 2:41 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        if Cousins is so great, why are the Pelicans so bad?

        he’s talented, more talented than most, but he’s just another player when it comes down to it. some guys turn mediocre teams into winners. we call them Superstars. some guys rack up stats and technicals and are hard to live with and add no wins to their teams. we call them losers.

        there is a reason that the Kings weren’t any worse when DC left, and why the Pels are no better than the Lakers despite some very good players. i’d rather have Bropez.

  • Magic2Worthy

    Magic2Worthy 2:17 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    cheers!!

     
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