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  • mclyne32 (Director) 6:44 PM on July 13, 2017 Permalink |  

    Not to throw dirt on DAR, but the type of game Lonzo played last night, completely taking over while at the same time, keeping his mates involved, was what I was expecting from DAR when he came in.
    Too much HYPE and undeserved praise for youngsters can turn out to be very painful.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:52 PM on July 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think in the end the Lakers misread D’Angelo much like you posted. He is really a potentially great shooting guard with great playmaking skills. Not a potentially great point guard with great scoring skills. In other words, more Harden than Curry as a type of player.

      Comparing Russell’s point guard skills and vision to Lonzo’s is silly when you’re talking about a potentially transcendent player. Few point guards in the league could survive that comparison. Lonzo Ball will have his struggles but it’s easy to see he is going to be a great player.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 6:54 PM on July 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Uhh, remember two years ago when the media compared DAR’s passing ability to Magic’s???

        • keen observer

          keen observer 7:40 AM on July 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I remember watching some video of his precision-like passing, but in terms of court vision, I don’t recall anything Magic-like in terms of comparisons. I wish him all the best.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 8:12 AM on July 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          He only had flashes, but lacked consistency, which was my biggest issue with him.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:39 AM on July 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I remember Harden comparisons, but in reviewing some old scouting reports, they compared him to Penny Hardaway and Brandon Roy.

    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 8:04 AM on July 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like DAR, Zo just has far superior court vision, and athleticism.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:10 AM on July 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Pretty much my sentiments exactly, Matt. Still, I wish him the best as he continues in his pro career … except, of course, whenever he faces the Ls.

  • mclyne32 (Director) 3:29 PM on July 12, 2017 Permalink |  

    Which network is carrying the game tonight?

     
  • mclyne32 (Director) 6:29 PM on July 11, 2017 Permalink |  

     
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  • mclyne32 (Director) 5:00 PM on June 23, 2017 Permalink  

    According to Ireland and Momo,there was a five team trade that would have had PG and Melo end up in Cleveland. The problem that held it up?
    Love’s huge contract- nobody wanted to take it.

    http://www.espn.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=19720425

     
  • mclyne32 (Director) 4:40 PM on June 23, 2017 Permalink  

    Excellent Interview with Rob by Momo and Ireland:

    http://www.espn.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=19719961

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 5:16 PM on June 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lakers are dead serious about this conditioning thing. They mention it just about every single time they talk to the press.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 5:45 PM on June 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I love it.
        It weeds out the guys who are really dedicated, and the ones who are in it just for the money and fame.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:47 PM on June 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Makes sense if you’re going to push the pace you need to be in better shape than teams that slow it down. Better conditioning could be factor in finishing games strong in 4th quarter. Like to see us develop that as part of our identity.

        And I would like to see pushing the pace and wearing down the opposition work at both ends of the court. Lots of traps and presses and aggressive defense looking for steals to ignite fast breaks. Defense can not only start fast breaks but also speed up the game.

      • John M.

        John M. 5:47 PM on June 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Wagging tongues need not apply. We’re running, baby!

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 5:51 PM on June 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Or it could mean they’re just trying to get up to the league standard right now. Alotta those dudes were gassed in the 4th last year despite all playing limited minutes.

  • mclyne32 (Director) 6:04 PM on June 21, 2017 Permalink  

    According to Ramona Shelbourne, the LAkers are not trading the #2.

     
  • mclyne32 (Director) 9:11 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink  

    Guys, the Main Reason to trade for PG now is so next year, when we have his Bird Rights, we can go over the cap to sign him to his new deal. This way, we can have more room to sign other Free Agents.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:14 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good point, Matt.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:18 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think we HAVE to get him if we want to pair up two top tier players.
        Rob and Magic know this.
        Plus, it’s much easier to convince another top tier player to come when you already have one.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:15 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Two words:
      Cap
      Hold

    • keen observer

      keen observer 9:16 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Considering that your post is the first place I have read this, I’ll take your expertise as a capologist with a grain of salt, mcwhyne.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:19 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        LOL!
        You just don’t know the NBA and how things work.
        Go read up on it for yourself, come back, and then you can join the adults at the big boy table.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 9:32 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I have read up on it, but you make it sound so simple. You don’t understand how it works. Clearly.

  • mclyne32 (Director) 8:14 PM on June 4, 2017 Permalink  

    If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!
    So pathetic.
    The Dubbs did what they needed to do- hold serve.
    So glad to see Klay get his mojo working.
    The LeBrons will win the next two.

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 8:35 PM on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Don’t think they have enough fire power (Cavs).

      • keen observer

        keen observer 10:03 PM on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The Dubs simply have too much. They were 73-9 last season WITHOUT Durant. If LeBron, Kyrie and Love, with guys like JR Smith, Korver and Channing Frye to bomb away isn’t enough “fire power,” I don’t know what is. I guess enough simply isn’t enough against this juggernaut. The Warriors play stellar defense. That’s the biggest difference.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:16 PM on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      LOL. Dubs up 2-0. Cavs split the 2 games n Cleveland and they will have the Dubs right where they want them.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 7:40 AM on June 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        : )

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 8:49 AM on June 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Worked last year, but not thinking this year. Am curious as what moves Cavs can and will make to improve next season? How bout Lakers sign LBJ, KD35 and Curry!!!! And please don’t bother me with money details, lol!!!

          • therealhtj

            therealhtj 10:55 AM on June 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Cavs are pretty stuck with this roster unless they wanna flip Love for Melo. Signing everyone with Lebron’s best friend as an agent for 3x what they would’ve been worth on the open market’ll do that to you.

  • mclyne32 (Director) 10:50 PM on May 16, 2017 Permalink  

    We CAN NOT have a back court of Ball and Russell. We would get destroyed.
    I want Fox and PG in here to shore up our D.
    If we do draft Ball, then Icewater Boy needs to be involved in a trade for PG, or one that gets us a shooter who can defend.

    Draft Fox.
    Trade Clarkson, future first rounder and Icewater Boy for PG.
    Sign a shooter who can defend for the 2 spot.
    Try and trade for, or sign a serviceable center. If that doesn’t work, start Zu.
    We need to keep Julius since PG doesn’t want to play the four.

    Fox
    defender who can shoot
    George
    Randle
    Zublocka

    Sign Westbrook in 2018, dump(stretch) Mozgov’s contract.

    2018/2019 Lakers
    Fox
    Westbrook
    George
    Randle
    Zublocka

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:03 PM on May 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Where’s Ingram?

    • tate793

      tate793 11:26 PM on May 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      There’s a 46.9% chance he’ll still be here. : )

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:03 AM on May 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Mr. Tate, I set my expectations low so my elations can be high! I love 46.9%!

        So let’s talk.

        Naturally, I disagree with you and mcwhyne re a Ball/DLo backcourt. In time, it could be the best in the league. I do like Fox as well, but Lonzo Ball’s game is special. However, there will be trades and it would not shock me if D’Angelo Russell was among the traded youngsters, but Pelinka and Magic won’t and shouldn’t settle for anything less than a haul.

  • mclyne32 (Director) 1:38 PM on April 19, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • mclyne32 (Director) 4:54 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:21 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A Klezmer band’s music would have been more appropriate on Passover.

  • mclyne32 (Director) 8:55 PM on March 19, 2017 Permalink  

    Great scoring game by Icewater Boy.
    Hopefully, he has a few more of those before season’s end so Larry will want him to replace PG as his new scorer.

     
  • mclyne32 (Director) 8:51 AM on March 18, 2017 Permalink  

    Great game by Icewater Boy last night:
    I guess he’s our enforcer now. LOL!!!!

     
    • mud

      mud 9:35 AM on March 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      if you want to pile on him when he’s in the wrong, i don’t mind, but right now, you’re just the one in the wrong.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:28 AM on March 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah….he manned up pushing that dude in the back

      • tate793

        tate793 11:40 AM on March 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Pretty impressed with the way Nwaba attacks the rim. Like his defense, too.

  • mclyne32 (Director) 4:46 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink  

    “They(Lakers FO) know Russel can play the point, but they don’t love him there.”
    -John Ireland (today on “Mason and Ireland”)

    Sorry, but that settles it. THE LAKERS FO knows Icewater Boy is NOT our PG of the future. It’s time for everyone to realize this.

    http://www.espn.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=18925455

     
    • mud

      mud 5:59 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      hooray!

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:35 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Exactly. Guards are guards and today’s lead guards aren’t exactly prototypical point guards anyway, but Whyneblame Boy needs at least one player to rip into all day, every day to feed his own “fan” veins.

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

      Not happy about our Former FO buying into the hype and pretending to pick the “next Magic Johnson.”
      Just relating the reality of where we are as a rebuilding cellar dweller.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 6:46 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Not only our FO but 99% of the so-called draft experts as well. Everybody tabbed this guy as the next great point guard and now they all want him to move over to shooting guard.

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

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:52 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          S’why I’m skeptical of any one-and-doner. All hype, no foundational skills. Just gotta hope you draft a guy with decent size for his position, talent and a true desire to improve. I’d rather trade potential for proven talent every time. Let some other team worry and hope for something special to happen. I’d rather build a team that has an identity not one that might maybe mayhap grow one.

          But that’s just me. Other folks are far more enamored with this growth process than I happen to be.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 6:58 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            But you still gotta have something to trade for that proven talent.

            Vicious circle. ..

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

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 7:26 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink

              Well, it does sound like we were in play to get Cousins but the glacial pace at which Jim and Mitch chose to work seems to have sabotaged that, if the articles we’ve seen lately are to be believed.

              There is not a player on the roster who should be considered off the trading block and I have some fondness for all of them, even Russell.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 9:55 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink

              I agree, Jamie.
              Trade them all for all I care.
              I’m a Front of the Jersey Fan- not some blind ignoramous who can’t see the truth when it’s two inches from his face.

            • mud

              mud 10:35 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink

              yeah, it’s not my job.
              can’t control that.
              the last thing i want is the FO listening to the crowd’s opinion on this one. i’m ok with whomever they trade, really. i’d like to see these guys work out. if they just won’t make it work, they will have to go. that’s just how it is.

              the Cousins thing? well, that’s no big deal, but there are some other players that i wouldn’t mind in place of those in the current crop, at their current output. sure, trade potential for talent, if you can. but the talent is just like the potential. to win it takes the right attitude. i’d rather have a team of 100% mediocre players with the right attitudes than 100% top talent with bad attitudes. i don’t think it’s out of line to think that a nearly 100% good attitude team with a mix of talents is possible, but anyone who has seen how few players in the league actually are hardcore professionals(even though they might be hardcore basketball fanatics), and anyone who has dealt with getting large groups of people focused on a task only to be stymied by the commonest of human foibles, knows what an uphill battle it really is.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:37 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I have never seen you “happy,” even when we were winning championships. At the LA Times blog your complaints were daily and constant during our CHAMPIONSHIP seasons.

    • tate793

      tate793 8:38 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      One writer said we could “slide D’Lo over to the SG (so much for ‘positionless’ basketball) because of his off-the-ball skills.” Haha!

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:50 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        BAWHAHAHAHHAAAAA!

        • keen observer

          keen observer 9:19 AM on March 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Figures you’d get a kick out of that. All day, everyday.

          • mclyne32 (Director) 9:52 AM on March 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Figures you couldn’t stop trolling because that’s all you do here.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 8:40 PM on March 17, 2017 Permalink

              Actually, what you do is the very worst kind of trolling.

              You exist on this blog.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:52 PM on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Looks like the Keen Troll still can’t stop trolling.
      He actually thinks his words mean something.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 9:20 AM on March 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Your posts are “trolling” ALL of us by their extremely annoying, pointless, uninformative nature.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 9:52 AM on March 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          LOL!
          The hypocrisy never ends with you.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 9:08 PM on March 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Actually, I’m pretty consistent. Pathetically, so are you.

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