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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:48 PM on October 30, 2018 Permalink  

    Patience 

     
    • p ang

      p ang 8:29 PM on October 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      F patience. This is the Lakers we’re talking about. 6 years are not enough for you? It is for me.

      Shorten the rotation, get 8-9 guys working together first on defense specially then bring in the others. 29th in the league! Sheeet me.

      LBJ and Kuz at 5 not working, at 4 being hammered on rebounds, Zo and Hart working sometimes, KCP not working period. Start Rondo, BI, LBJ, Kuz and Javale. Hart, Williams, Lance and Zo off the bench. Everybody else watch for free.

      Patience are for Clipper fans.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:49 PM on October 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Oh man, full bore guffaw.

      LBJ also providing media worms to feed the TV birds. I would imagine it looks a lot like the Andrew Wiggins trade. Question just becomes KCP and who, maybe Rondo or McGee if it’s for a top name to make the dough work.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:04 PM on October 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Patience for me looks about like the Christmas/New Years. But that’s also kind of ingrained from the last few seasons and we’ve already seen how Luke is pulling levers in the engine room trying to get the train chuggin’ right. I’d say those 2 suspensions set us back a good week and a half. Some guys have either been terrible all season (KCP, Ball) or play too inconsistently to be relied on (Kuzma, Hart), suspended (Ingram, Rondo) or maybe don’t quite get enough PT to quite tip the scales enough (Stephenson). JaVale McGee and LeBron have really been the only two players to show up every game.

        Getting Rondo back will help, Ingram playing like he did last night most nights will help, but that’ll still only get us treading water in games, that’s what we’ve already seen except in Phoenix which is kind of an outlier, that team is still in pretty full rebuild mode, Devin Booker ain’t nowhere near enough. That’s one tough win against Denver, at home, so treading water in games ain’t working, either.

        One of those kids has to find his game or KCP needs to find Jesus Shuttlesworth or Lance is going to have to take those minutes away from someone and find that Zen Trance Dance Lance and not so much Riverdance Lance or solo Gregory Hines Tap Dance Lance…ok, I’d take that last one, GH was a man of immense skill, class and talent in many things.

        I don’t think Brandon can play much better per game than averaging 20/7/5. Not quiiiiiter All Star. Lance can probably bump his numbers to 16-18/7/7 if he really commits to moving the ball a saving those dribbles for special moments. Kuzma’s game feels too wild and out of control, like Luke Skywalker in Empire Strikes Back #youmustcompletethetraining, there’s something special in there and he’s obviously working on it, but it needs to find a way to better focus and harness the talent and skill. Hart…I dunno, summer league isn’t a huge predictor of anything NBA, he, too, has flashes but I think he’s more Anthony Brown than Kobe Bryant. Love his moxie, could find a niche somewhere in the Derek Fisher range, he should watch some D-Fish on D-Fense film and get his ‘take a charge’ stance down.

        Lonzo Ball has really been an enigma. Tough dude to read, not really showing me much on the court, and not wowing me with his personal insights as to why he’s playing poorly. Isn’t really trying to assert himself, just cruising. Like Kuzma, I can see the makings of something special but the months and years it might take to bring it out in a refined, NBA-consistent way may be more than LBJ is willing to wait.

        That’s the formula that, if anyone can crack, would be of great help to Luke Walton in keeping his job past January. I’d be sweating it more for him if there were better coaches summering in Okefenokee. Promote B-Shaw? Bring Rambis down to the bench? Feels old, like you’re half a step from bringing Phil out of retirement and, honestly, who needs to go down that road at this point in history?

        Some of these guys move that needle…but not much more than Luke does, currently, if at all.

        https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2774510-ranking-available-nba-head-coaches-after-david-fizdale-hiring#slide10

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:31 PM on October 30, 2018 Permalink  

    “We’ve got to get better” 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:29 PM on October 30, 2018 Permalink  

    “We need to get better” 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:08 PM on October 8, 2018 Permalink  

    Luke says let’s get ready 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:03 PM on October 8, 2018 Permalink  

    Analytics!! 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:01 PM on October 8, 2018 Permalink  

    Lonzo Wednesday Maybe? 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:58 PM on October 8, 2018 Permalink  

    LEBRON SAY RELAX 

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:59 PM on October 8, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nope, too bored and impatient to relax. LOL. During summer, they all say wait for preseason. During preseason, the cry is wait for regular season. During regular season, the mantra is wait for the playoffs.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:53 PM on October 8, 2018 Permalink  

    Joshy Hammy Tweak 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:08 AM on October 3, 2018 Permalink  

    How The Pros See It…. 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:10 PM on August 31, 2018 Permalink  

    LeBron Unfiltered 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 5:15 PM on August 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great show…you don’t see guys on LeBron’s level being this open very often. Especially not while they’re at the top of their game.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 4:22 AM on August 23, 2018 Permalink  

    The LeBron Factor 

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:22 AM on August 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ehhh, I think it’s more likely a case of JC was a fine player on a bad team and an underwhelming one on a good team. That’s not a knock on him, he’s just still got some growing to do.

    • mud

      mud 9:16 AM on August 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      JC was never that good.
      while i really liked him when he was in LA personally, i never thought he was a very good player. i didn’t cry when he left. i certainly never wanted to give him a cute nick-name, nor did i ever expect anything from him.

      i’m sure the LeBron is tough to play with if you have overblown ideas about your own abilities, just like Kobe or any other great player that was determined to win was…

      • mud

        mud 10:24 AM on August 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        who the heck is Nick Wright, anyway?
        what has he done to be the arbiter of anything sports related?

        talking about sports on the radio is not proof of a great sports mind, nor does it indicate knowledge of what really goes on in the locker room. Chris Carter has an idea, i’m sure, but his job is to make his co-hosts look like experts.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:04 PM on August 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s gonna be interesting to see who rises to the occasion and who cracks under the pressure of The LeBron Factor.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:33 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink  

    Kawhi sighting…. 

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:17 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      LeBron, KD, and Kawhi in the PnG- now that’s a squad Deej could get behind!

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 7:07 AM on August 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Add Cuz and Dame and you may be onto something.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 7:51 AM on August 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Bawhahahaaa

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 10:05 AM on August 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Hey, we can dream fruitless dreams, can’t we? :D

            • mclyne32 (Director) 12:02 PM on August 22, 2018 Permalink

              We sure can, Seely. Although, I have a feeling we will have either KD or Klay on our squad next summer. I have been known to be wrong, from time to time.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:35 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink  

    Helluva pickup game… 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:22 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink  

    Do what you gotta do…. 


    The Toronto Raptors are hiring San Antonio Spurs staffer Jeremy Castleberry — a close friend of Kawhi Leonard — to a position on their coaching staff, league sources told ESPN.

    Castleberry has worked with Leonard as a Spurs staffer and played with Leonard in high school and at San Diego State, where he was a walk-on.

    The Spurs traded Leonard and Danny Green to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick last month.

    Leonard can test free agency in the summer of 2019, so Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri took significant risk with the transaction. Ujiri made the deal with a determination that he can convince Leonard to re-sign with the Raptors next summer in free agency, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Hiring Castleberry certainly won’t hurt Toronto’s chances of keeping Leonard.

    The Raptors would be able to offer Leonard a five-year, $190 million contract next summer. If Leonard leaves the Raptors, he could sign a four-year, $141 million deal with a team with the available salary-cap space.

    So far, Leonard’s preference is to sign in Los Angeles with either the Lakers or Clippers next season, sources told Wojnarowski.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:39 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Smart move by Raptors to add a check mark on the ‘Stay’ side of the ledger.

    • mud

      mud 10:43 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i hope he stays there.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:46 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        For some reason, I think he will end up going to the Clippers, which actually says everything about what I think about him.

        • mud

          mud 11:22 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          that might be ok, too.

          i can’t worry about other teams. the Lakers need to win regardless of who is on those teams. during the Wilt/West days, there were stacked Celtic, Knicks and worst of all Milwaukee teams(prime Kareem) that were stacked. during the Kareem/Magic days, there were teams like Portland, Golden State, the Rockets and the Celtics that were stacked. the Lakers had to find a way to get past them. during the Kobe/Shaq days, there were teams like Sacramento, San Antonio and Portland that were STACKED. the Lakers had to get past them, too.

          there will always be superlative players on other teams, unless the league completely falters. that’s what makes a championship such a wonderful thing.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:39 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m starting to wish Lebron had forced Earv & Rob to get PG13 or Kawhi before he agreed to come. Feeling like Cousins might be our only real shot next summer…

      • mclyne32 (Director) 2:28 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You don’t feel like we would have a chance with Klay or Durant?
        I do.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 3:08 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I look at the reasons why superstars leave their teams and none of them really apply to Golden State.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 4:25 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I don’t think their owner is going to pay that ridiculous amount of money back to the NBA, to keep it together.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 7:12 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Are they really gonna start to dismantle their dynasty while opening that new arena at the same time? I just don’t see it. I think that group wants to at least match the MJ Bulls with 6 rings…

          • mclyne32 (Director) 9:22 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            They will lose either Klay or KD- that won’t be labeled a “dismantling.”
            I’m not saying we will get either, but nobody, including the Dubs will be paying Steph, KD, Draymond, AND Klay max and super max money at the same time.
            Not Gunna Doit.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:51 PM on August 20, 2018 Permalink  

    And then this…. 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 5:57 PM on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I couldn’t tell you the last time I watched an entire baseball game…it’s been years.
      And I get offered free tickets all the time; when I go I spend alotta time just walking around the stadium taking in the sights…lol

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:04 PM on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s hard. And there are 162 of them. I’m a die hard Yankee fan in a great year for the team but I often just watch the score on my phone and then replay the parts I want on television after the fact. Can’t imagine what you do if you’re a Marlins or Tigers fan. Wait for next year.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 6:59 PM on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I DVR and sometimes only watch Yankees bat. Run right thru those pesky commercials.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:22 PM on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Sometimes, I’ll turn off the sound and read a book while the game is going on. It’s a sport that was best when there wasn’t much competition and everything was slower. Vinny calling the Dodgers on the radio while laying by the pool or mowing the lawn or just hanging out. Today, everything is much faster. On steroids.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 8:18 PM on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I grew up watching Baseball, Basketball, and Football equally. I haven’t watched a baseball game in over 15 years and can’t believe people actually watch whole games.

    • mud

      mud 10:02 PM on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      it’s just a sign of the inability of the average fan to concentrate on one thing for very long. i have the same problem spending the time on a game anymore, but it’s not the game, it’s me and the demands on my time by various things around me.

      baseball is baseball. there’s nothing wrong with the game, there’s only something wrong with the people.

      actually, in New York and LA and few other big cities, you’ll hear this complaint a lot louder than in the rest of the country.

      the article is just propaganda to deliver the thought for the day to the hypnotized. “A third of the time in today’s MLB, the ball isn’t even put in play.” yeah, in ANY days ANY league ANYWHERE that baseball is played, only 1/3 of the time, the ball is put into play. this is not some sudden crisis that nobody has ever seen before that is ruining the game…wow!

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:13 PM on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I watch whole games and, if it was a good game, I’ll watch the midnight replay. I think baseball is far more exciting than football is. i find it difficult to watch football in any meaningful capacity. Just never was my thing.

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:55 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve embraced basketball with a passion. I enjoy American football, I love soccer (growing up in Asia and all). But baseball, I cannot find any enjoyment in it. To me it is sooooo boring. The only live game I’d been to was a Dodger’s game and trickery was involved. Hubbie told me we were going shopping in Chinatown and then he turned into Dodger’s stadium instead!!!! He bribed me with a cap, a little wooden bat, and food just to get me to go in. I lasted all of 4 and half inning before putting down my feet, “Honey, I’m leaving -- with or without you!”

    • John M.

      John M. 12:25 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m a SoCal native, and grew up with the Lakers, Dodgers, and Rams. When the Rams left, I followed them for several years, then lost interest. Now that they’re back, I’m trying to care again, but it’s lukewarm. I DVR the Lakers, but that doesn’t work so well with the Dodgers. Baseball runs on suspense; the action is secondary. As far a whole game is concerned, I’ll look at people in the stands and think, “Who’s got time for that?”

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 1:05 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As the article points out, this definitely isn’t the same game most of us grew up playing and watching. The more strikeouts than hits phenomenon, the shift, the lack of stolen base and/or hit & run attempts, the use of multiple relievers with starters barely pitching 5 innings…it’s a long list. And most of it can be traced back to….you guessed it….analytics.

      • John M.

        John M. 1:55 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The shift isn’t new…goes back at least to Ted Williams’ day. And analytics, of course, is a product of $. Money has changed all the sports, for better and worse.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 1:58 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The increasingly excessive use of the shift is most definitely new.

        • mud

          mud 9:09 PM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          lately.
          i remember the shift from little league in the 70s. it only makes sense if you know the hitter’s tendencies. it’s a bit more scientific these days, but it’s nothing new.

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