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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:27 PM on March 25, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:14 PM on March 25, 2017 Permalink |  

    This…. 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:23 AM on March 25, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:54 PM on March 23, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:07 PM on March 23, 2017 Permalink |  

    Once again…all our hopes of landing a top free agent (PG) hinge on the fact that we’re the Lakers. Nothing we’ve done on the court makes us more attractive. PG better REALLY be in love with the city….

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:29 PM on March 23, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:15 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink |  

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:25 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Love it. I do like how, for the most part, Brandon is finishing the season pretty strong. That 3 pointer is going to be a lot more of a work in progress than scouting reports led us to believe, but his instincts are already at a high level and can improve as he adds muscle and gains experience. As he’s gotten more aggressive going to the rack his whole game has opened up.

      It’s almost like ‘inside out’ basketball is a thing, or something?

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:10 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think your leader will be a Paul George or such. These guys are too young and the only leader I can barely see would be Clarky, but you have to play both ends and really take charge. I see him doing that on a few occasions. Not always.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:33 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I hate that the coach has to keep trying to force these guys into being leaders.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:34 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:32 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink |  

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:22 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s a major setback for Joel. Keeping your big men healthy is a huge task in the NBA and it’s often the team that does that best that either goes the furthest or is the surprise of the summer. Hope it’s not too invasive…

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:43 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:11 AM on March 22, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 8:04 AM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The comments on his timeline are very telling. Lotta folks unwittingly showing their true colors…so to speak.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:49 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink |  

    Another dud after another so-called “breakout” game. Damm near every. single. time.

     
    • tate793

      tate793 10:26 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep. “Up today like a hopper-grass. Down tomorrow like a $hit@$$!”

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:07 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:14 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:32 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good news. Kid has some game and we need defenders.

      • tate793

        tate793 2:39 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep. Great move.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 2:42 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          He’s a very interesting player. High energy, potentially GREAT defender (ala Tony Allen, Bruce Bowen, Raja Bell, Thabo, Roberson), great athlete, but very much a throw back type of player as well. Very different. I hope he earns the right to stick next season.

          • tate793

            tate793 3:11 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            It just amazes me the number of players that don’t pride themselves in their defense. Some of the biggest names (Carmelo Anthony, James Harden, etc) are notoriously bad defenders. They don’t appear to even exert the effort. There is no justification, based on one’s offensive prowess, in neglecting one’s defensive effort.

            Got the same complaint with baseball pitchers that can’t swing a bat worth beans. No excuse.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 3:26 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink

              Can’t hang that label on Harden this season…

            • tate793

              tate793 3:32 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink

              Really?

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 3:54 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink

              Most of his defensive metrics are higher this season than his careef average

            • tate793

              tate793 5:53 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink

              I noticed some defensive plays/efforts in the video I posted above that he hadn’t demonstrated in previous years. Good for him.

          • tate793

            tate793 7:03 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Ron Artest, Derek Fisher and my all time favorite defender -- Gary “The Glove” Payton.

      • humanomaly 2:33 AM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I say that Thomas Robinson (guy hasn’t shown enough to earn a moniker of “T’Rob” and Nwaba are end of the bench if even dressed next season….so you guys are telling me that two guys that 29 other teams didn’t want are going to take us to the “Promised (Jim Buss, LOL) Land”????

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:39 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Solid move. Team option, see how he does to close out this season. then rock summer league. Makes me think he’s doing everything the team asks him to do, brings it at practice, doesn’t whine. Hope he doesn’t fall off the Earth like T-Rob did after hid deal.

    • tate793

      tate793 3:21 AM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Well, at least they are on the team. More than what can be said for Yi Jianlian.

      • tate793

        tate793 3:23 AM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        And, no, it’s not “us” telling you that. It’s Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and Luke Walton.

        In case you forgot, Whiteside was passed over by 29 teams as well. Also, Isaiah Thomas was the last (60th) player taken in the 2011 draft.

        So, it ain’t really about what others think, or do, but, what you (the player) thinks or does.

      • humanomaly 3:29 PM on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        sliding a racial thing into your comment…..cold. How many minutes has Robinson played this year?

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:31 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:36 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Paul George was one of the two biggest names available on the market at the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline, and his skill set would make a lot of sense with the current members of the Sixers’ core. It should come as no surprise, then, that the team made what multiple sources described as a “significant” offer for the Olympian wing.

      Early Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Zach Lowe wrote a column about the significance of the upcoming summer for George’s future with the Indiana Pacers. He described the suitors as follows:

      Bird knows he is on the clock with George. The Lakers loom as a threat in free agency. The Pacers engaged at least the Celtics, Sixers, Hawks and Nuggets in trade talks for George at the deadline, though they never appeared serious about moving him, per league sources.
      Standoffish though Larry Bird may have been, the Sixers did indeed make an offer for the Pacers forward. Multiple sources told Liberty Ballers the Sixers offered Indiana their choice of one of the Sixers’ young bigs, Robert Covington, and at least two first round picks for his services.

      According to multiple sources, the Sixers’ preference was to keep their own future picks and move the draft rights of other teams — like those of the Lakers and Kings — in an effort to protect themselves against George leaving. However, the Sixers were not turned off by George’s reported preference to play for the Lakers, according to one member of the organization, and believed they could sell George on staying with the Sixers long-term by enticing him to play with their promising core players. As a result, their own picks beyond the 2017 Draft were not untouchable, per sources.

      Amongst the people Liberty Ballers spoke to, there was not a consensus on which big man was most prominently involved in the trade equation. One source said it was specifically Nerlens Noel being offered in the package alongside Covington and the first-round picks, but others painted a more flexible picture on the Sixers’ behalf, believing Jahlil Okafor would have been the man to go if it made the difference on Indiana’s end.

      Though one of the proposed pieces of the deal was subsequently moved on to Dallas, the Sixers could very well be involved with George again down the line, whether in trade discussions or 2018 free agency. A deal for George would have made for a significantly different deadline, and the degree of their interest in an immediate impact player should be taken seriously when assessing how they’ll approach the market this summer.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:56 PM on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s a huge price tag.
      We’re probably gonna have to white-knuckle it til next summer & hope the rumors were true

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