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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:58 PM on November 10, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 1:33 PM on November 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This.

      You can’t just hope “it’ll get better” or believe “it’s all mental”. It’s always gonna come down to the mechanics. You’re not gonna overhaul his entire motion during the season especially a motion that’s worked for him his entire life. But film study can point out little things like balance & footwork that can be fixed relatively easily.

      Glad to see the coaching staff is being proactive with this and working with him instead of just sitting back hoping & wishing he “figures it out”.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:34 PM on November 10, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:15 AM on November 10, 2017 Permalink  

    Historically Bad Beginning 

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:28 AM on November 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The flip side is the Lakers off to a good start with the defense greatly improved.
      Odds are that Lonzo’s and the team’s shooting will get better as season progresses

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 11:28 AM on November 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Still not worried ’bout Zo’s shooting woes this early … I’m inclined to believe him when he says it’s more ‘mental’ than anything else. Pretty sure he’ll overcome it eventually.

    • mud

      mud 11:40 AM on November 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      KILL HIM.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:47 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:50 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This kinda stuff doesn’t just accidentally leak to Woj.
      The way Ju has been playing his trade value will probably never be higher. ..

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 10:40 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        And really, a team acquiring Deng, is going to keep him only a year.

        So is sucking up 24 Mil for one year worth a 4-5 year Randle? If he’s playing at this level…yeah it’s intriguing.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:23 AM on November 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The front office should rethink this if it’s true. I’ve been saying that Randle will be traded since before the season started, but the way he is playing, he’s flashing enormous potential. By the time he is 25, he might be the strongest player in the league and with all that athleticism, natural rebounding ability and sudden defensive prowess, he is worth more than a draft pick. If they do this to clear cap space, it could be a terrible miscalculation.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:08 AM on November 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If Julius continues to play like he has at both ends, I don’t see how the Lakers could let him walk. The grass in not always greener and sometimes what you need is right under your own eyes. I’m rooting for Julius to stay in purple and gold. It kills me to think of losing him for nothing.

          I think there is no question our power forward of the future is Kyle Kuzma and Randle’s best position is small ball center so here’s the big question that could determine what happens with Julius. Can he start at the 5? Or can he play starter minutes as our small ball 5? I believe Randle can even start in some situations and finish in most.

          With Luke’s constant fascination with the bench, I don’t see how he can NOT realize how valuable Julius can be. The Warriors don’t start Draymond at the 5 but play him there half the game. I see similar potential in Randle splitting center minutes with Lopez.

          There are times where you need a bigger body to defend a DeMarcus Cousins so you need two centers today. Lopez and Randle are a pretty good combination. Would you take them over Cousins for same money? That could be the Lakers dilemma this summer.

          • Magic2Worthy

            Magic2Worthy 9:33 AM on November 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I love JR’s quickness and strength…. He’s still so young but improving at a good rate…. But I’ll take a mature Boogie for the same money any day. Mature being the key word there… Boogie has his head on much straighter than in his younger days. If we were winning, I think Boogie could be MVP more than once!!

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:40 AM on November 9, 2017 Permalink

              Would love to have them both. Then we could go small or big and have great play at the 5 for 48 minute a game.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:45 AM on November 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This only makes sense if Magic and Rob have already been told they will be signing one of their coveted max FAs and another is leaning strongly towards that back room deal “yes.”

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:27 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink  

    Too many turnovers
    Too many offensive rebounds.
    Stevens went against the grain and had his guys crash the glass instead of running back to prevent our break. We weren’t ready for it…gonna be interesting to see if other teams follow suit.

    Not a very good game by either team..write it off & move on

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:40 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah, Celtics looked like a well-oiled machine…for about a quarter. That’s why I guess it was so frustrating that we lost. Kids played like kids in that atmosphere and Luke kept taking the guys playing well out. Too many young mistakes to overcome. Anyhooo, showed that grit, just not quite enough to take us home.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:13 AM on November 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We played like deer in headlights the first quarter and our coach made a dumb move to put us even deeper in the hole. Last year’s team would have lost by 30. These are wins that teach and build for the future. I don’t think you write them off and move on. You learn and adjust and come out tonight against the Wizards and show that you are taking some positives away from every game and getting better.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:12 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink  

    Not tonite with Gasol in town but how about subbing Julius in early for Brook and then having Brook get some run with that 2nd unit. Gives them some scoring punch now that Kuzma’s promoted…

     
    • tate793

      tate793 3:15 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hopefully, Bryant will bring some scoring, and energy, to the second unit

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 3:19 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Where are his minutes coming from?
      Luke seems reluctant to take Julius outta the center role

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 3:50 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yup. Can’t take Julius out when he’s playing inspired Defense.

      • tate793

        tate793 4:08 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Don’t think they would have brought him up without some idea of where/when he would play. The desire to have 3pt shooters on the floor might dictate rotational specifics. Either one of them, (Julius or Bryant) could probably play the 4 or the 5. Clarkson, Hart, Brewer, Randle and Bryant.

        Last night in the G-League Bryant lit up Santa Cruz for 22 pts (10-14), 9 rebs and 3 blks.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:13 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    Nobody wrote about this being a revenge game for Lopez too…

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:56 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    I think Simmons will get Rookie of the Year but who’s gonna get the most votes between Lonzo & Kuzma???

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:17 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    No energy at Staples so far.
    Crowd doesn’t seem to care about DAR’s return.

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:59 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    There’s no way Russy Russ can average a triple-double AGAIN…is there?

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:00 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      To me, it’s more conceivable. More talent and he can take less shots

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 8:16 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah..more assist opportunities too with PG & Melo.
        2 yrs in a row would still be crazy tho…

    • tate793

      tate793 8:37 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Brodie, Kawhi, Greek Freak, AD & KAT can work miracles.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:43 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    “I salute myself” 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:16 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    Kuzma gets the start 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 4:32 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    Nance Out 4-6 Weeks 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:10 PM on October 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Conundrum 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:51 AM on October 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Just. Roll. With. It. 

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:24 AM on October 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kid…their are fans who have lapped your actual life-span in terms of fandom. It’s your J-O-B it’s our entertainment. Negativity is something that needs overcoming in every work environment I’ve ever been a part of. There are always obstacles, Trust me when I say worrying about what any fan thinks shouldn’t be yours. You got plenty to worry about. Like improving your NBA game. I’m a believer in the Ball, but the fans don’t need to pop up on your radar until you’re thanking them in a victory speech in DTLA.

    • p ang

      p ang 11:24 AM on October 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Oh no, you didn’t really just go there!

      How about: shut and play, rookie.
      Or: we were before you and will be here watching your sorry a*s. Live with it.
      Or: we pay to watch this s**t unlike you we want our money’s worth. If you’re not coming to play I want a refund.
      Or: remember DLo? He talked too much too.

    • mud

      mud 11:41 AM on October 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      right on, Lonzo.

      these spoiled little babies who call themselves fans and will be sniffing your jock when things are going well, as much as they whine right now, are not the team’s true fan-base. they can be ignored, now and later.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 12:15 PM on October 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Have to agree… of course we are with you. I haven’t lost any confidence in any of our young players. Nance is the only one who is who he is already. I think even Clarkson has room to improve.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:49 AM on October 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Most fans just don’t understand Lonzo and mistake his quiet cool demeanor to mean he is truly humble but underneath the game face is a kid who has a giant chip on his shoulder and insatiable desire to be great. His public “cool” persona is his form of swagger and the result of his preternatural focus and submerge himself into the game itself. That’s why I have zero doubt Lonzo will be the next great Lakers point guard. Like he says, he’ll figure it out. The only question is how long will it take.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 2:20 PM on October 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      : )

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