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  • mclyne32 (Director) 5:52 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink  

    In case you missed it, this is what PG13 did today:
    36pts, 7reb, 1stl, 8-11 from 3, 65% fg

    Mitchel is going to be an All Star. I was very impressed with his first playoff game. Hopefully, that foot tweak won’t swell up too large.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:20 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Paul George is a proven playoff performer. This OKC team is obviously built for the playoffs. They could go to the WCF if the ball bounces their way. In terms of PG being a Laker? I think he has already made his mind up to stay put.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 8:20 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Russ, PG, & Adams is a helluva core and then they lose Melo next summer. All depends on if he likes it there or if he wants to come “home”.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 10:34 AM on April 16, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Name me the last superstar other than LeBron (who already played in Cleveland) to came home regardless of the situation. Actually, in LeBron’s case, Kyrie was already there and he obviously knew that Kevin Love was coming, so it was still a “super team” situation.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 11:39 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Next year will be Paul’s 9th. If he signs a one year deal he will be eligible for 35% of the cap the following year. He may choose to stay one more year to see what happens in OKC. The only reason I could see him signing a multi year is he had that terrible injury a few years ago and may want the security.

  • mclyne32 (Director) 5:47 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink  

    Kawhi not coming back to Los Spurs for Playoffs

    http://www.nba.com/article/2018/04/15/report-kawhi-leonard-not-expected-return-spurs-playoffs

    I think now I’m leaning towards him not coming back to them at all. His actions are saying that he’s moving on.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:21 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Better chance of Kawhi coming here than Paul George, but if it’s next season, it will cost us and he would have to give the Lakers assurances that he’s in it for the long haul.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:33 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He’s still under contract next season..Spurs hold the cards

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  • mclyne32 (Director) 4:57 PM on November 16, 2017 Permalink  

    I have a novel idea:
    How about shooting your jumpers five to ten feet closer to the basket since YOU ARE THE WORST THREE POINT SHOOTING TEAM IN THE LEAGUE????

     
    • For whom the bell trolls 5:44 PM on November 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Then you’ll just be the worst 2pt fg percentage team in the nba

      • mclyne32 (Director) 6:29 PM on November 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        LOL!!!!!!

        • tate793

          tate793 5:30 AM on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yes, because a made midrange shot is better than a missed 3. As you grow proficient at the midrange shots, gradually venture out to the arc. That’s what a quality shooting coach would teach them.

          • mclyne32 (Director) 9:37 AM on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            That’s what I’m trying to say.
            The death of the mid range game is senseless.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:49 AM on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have to respectfully disagree with your “novel idea,” Matt. While it sound logical at first glance, there are obvious reasons why it would be a mistake.

      First of all, making more midrange shots and shooter fewer 3-point shots is not likely to improve the Lakers’ offensive production because the points created from longer midrange shots is not going to be enough to offset the points you lost from not taking the threes. While the shooting percentage goes down as you get further away from the basket, the points you get suddenly take a big jump when you step behind the line.

      There’s also the issue of spacing. Trying to move in 3 to 5 feet closer to the basket when you shoot is going to result in poorer spacing, which means more contested shots. While the shooting percentage goes up as players get closer to the basket, it goes down dramatically when shots are contested. It’s one thing if you have guys on the team like Kobe or DeRozan or Livingston who are experts at midrange jumpers. Right now, most of the Lakers jump shooters aren’t that much better shooting midrange than from deep.

      Finally, you just cannot abandon the 3-point shot because the other team is going to be shooting them. Even playing the Warriors, you have to keep the differential in 3-pointers made within reason to stay in the game. The reality is that the more 3’s you shoot, the more you will make and the better your percentage will be. Part of the Lakers problems is they aren’t shooting enough 3’s. The best news I’ve heard from Luke all season is requiring players to make 100 threes every day in practice. That’s how you improve your 3-point shooting. Giving up and trying to shoot the midrange shots every defense is designed is not the answer in today’s NBA. 3>2!

  • mclyne32 (Director) 8:07 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink  

    SLOPPY FAWKING basketball, played by a group of guys who collectively can’t shoot
    will give us a whole lot of losses this year.
    Nevermind my earlier post about not trading Clarkson or Randle.
    Trade them both for some guys who can shoot.

     
    • mud

      mud 9:24 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      there are a few guys just trying too hard, or this team might be contenders for a playoff berth.

      Randle just L.O.s out for moments, but generally he’s bringing pain and SOMEBODY on the team needs to do that.

      Clarkson is good, he just thinks he’s Kobe sometimes, and frankly, he’s not. his aggression and his general play are worthy of floor time, but as you see, the more rope he’s given, the more insane he will become.

      Kuzma also gets confused and thinks he’s Kobe, which never helps the team, no matter who suddenly thinks he’s Marques Haines or Goose Tatum.

      even KCP gets to caught up in trying to win the game himself sometimes.

      the main thing involved in bad play by this team is the obvious, youth. this team is finding itself, what it can and can’t do. even still, as bad as the scoring has been for them, overall, they are working hard at defense.

      as i said, this team is still seeking its identity, and that may or may not be found without some roster adjustments…

      as frustrating as it may be, this team is pretty much what Magic and Luke called it at the beginning of the season, a work in progress that may be in progress for some time.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 11:03 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m not sure you could trade them for anyone better. I mean Randle is 6th in shooting percentage in the league. He was 4 for 7 for 57% a little under his season average. He had 17 points on 7 shots. Most people consider that pretty good. Clarkson hasd a poor 2nd half. But he is 2nd in the league in shooting percentage among point guards. That means there is only one guy you could trade him for that’s doing better.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:36 PM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The pieces aren’t fitting.
        We are the worst three point shooting team in the League and have an awful record, again.
        If Magic and Rob are going to go after two max guys this summer, might as well do the inevitable now and trade two guys that need to be moved anyway. It’s not like we would be breaking up a winning squad.
        This team is the worst Lakers shooting team we have seen in a long time.
        If it weren’t such a great defensive team, we would probably have only won one game so far.
        I like both Randle and Clarkson- more than most here, but something’s gotta give.
        If they aren’t in the future plans, then might as well sell high,

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:31 PM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think they would be high if they sold. This two max free agent plans is a pipe dream. Maybe a bong dream for that matter.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 11:11 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      By the way Clarkson would be 2nd among shooting guards as well. Only Clay Thompson is better .513 to Clarksons .511 but I don’t think the Warriors will trade Clay to us.

      • tate793

        tate793 11:18 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You can’t miss 15 free throws and expect to win. This problem has been staring us in the face since the beginning.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 11:29 AM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          How many games have we given away this season with horrible free throw shooting? It makes no sense at this level.

          • tate793

            tate793 4:35 PM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            “How many games have we given away this season with horrible free throw shooting? It makes no sense at this level.”

            To answer your question is 3 , Mr. Keen. We’ve lost 3 games that we would have won if we made all of our free throws. Utah. Portland and Milwaukee. .

            We would be 8-5. Tied with SAS and Denver for 3rd place in the Western Conference.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:48 PM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You are correct.
        I just needed to vent.
        The only reason for Magic to trade Clarkson and Randle is because he already has assurances that one of his coveted Max Players is coming next season.

    • tate793

      tate793 3:19 AM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha Michael

      So, do you think we should start Jordan, and bring KCP off the bench?

      Starters
      Lonzo
      Clarkson
      Ingram
      Kuzma
      Randall

      Bench
      Ennis
      KCP
      Hart
      Bryant
      Lopez

    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:41 AM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Bucks have built a talented young team with a ton of length. We’re following a similar blueprint. I have no problem with last night’s game.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:46 PM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Big difference between us and them: they have a talent who will be in the running for League MVP for the next seven seasons, maybe more.
        We have unproven talent.

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