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  • mud

    mud 2:52 PM on July 16, 2017 Permalink  

    let’s wait at least until training camp before bringing out the torches and pitch forks…

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:47 PM on July 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nobody here is making any decisions. We’re just noting promising and worrying play. Now that we are committed to building around Lonzo Ball, however, it just makes sense to surround him with players who fit well and complement him. We need a center who can finish above the rim on offense and defense and is mobile enough to switch on guards and defend the pick-and-roll. Right now, that is not looking like Zubac, whether you consider his play this or last year.

      My primary concern is the poor defense and soft finishing at the rim by Zubac but I think it is a valid question to raise as to what the Lakers want and need in terms of their center of the future, assuming it isn’t going to be Brook Lopez. Or DeMarcus Cousins. The question is what is the profile of the perfect center to play with Lonzo Ball? Offensively, you could argue for Brook Lopez, a player who can both post up and spread the floor with his 3-point shooting.

      Defensively, however, we need more of a Willie Cauley-Stein or Nerlens Noel type, a jumping jack with great hops and athleticism who can protect the rim, switch on guards, and defend the pick-and-roll. In some ways, Thomas Bryant might have a better chance of becoming that player than Ivica Zubac. Could Zubac start to play like he did at times last year and chance the dialogue? Possibly, but the issue is more than just his performance. It’s about his fit.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 4:04 PM on July 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m sure Magic will tell him, hit the gym HARD or you’ll hit the highway HARD!

  • mud

    mud 8:50 PM on July 7, 2017 Permalink  

    Zubac better watch out. Bryant is coming for his minutes…

     
    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 9:12 PM on July 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He reminds me of Zubac last y ear. Zubac appeared to have zero energy today. Hopefully that changes.

      • mud

        mud 11:13 AM on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        well, Zubac never had that kind of hustle in him.
        Bryant might be a keeper…

        • tate793

          tate793 5:54 PM on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Bryant represented himself very well. 3 pt range, rim protection and motor.

  • mud

    mud 7:11 PM on May 23, 2017 Permalink  

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:34 PM on May 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Honestly, I could do without the Epic Kobe Voice but he’s excellent at breaking down game film. Which is likely why he was frustrated with those who could not.

      Dude could probably start a basketball university, hope his kids league takes off. Might be the best thing he does for the game.

      • mud

        mud 8:58 AM on May 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        it’s just fun. it also points out what’s really great about Golden State, which some members of this blog might enjoy.

        yes, Kobe does a nice job breaking down film.

        yes, his league , if successful, probably is one of the best things that Kobe can do for the game. it’s always great when young players learn the basics right from the start.

  • mud

    mud 10:01 PM on May 8, 2017 Permalink  

    if we must post SSR blog news, i propose we post some of the fun ones, like this:
    http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2017/5/8/15581914/kobe-bryant-crashed-shaquille-oneals-nba-2k18-cover-release-lakers-heat-ron-burgundy

     
  • mud

    mud 11:16 PM on February 14, 2017 Permalink  

    good game.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:38 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Agree. Without 7 mil a year Lou Williams, the 4th quarter’s a snoozer though. Please do NOT trade him!

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:40 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I thought the game turned out perfectly.
        Team showed grit and ability to come back.
        We showcased Lou Williams for a trade.
        And we didn’t hurt our lottery chances.
        Need to lose to Suns tonight.
        #2 seed improves our odds by 10%.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 8:14 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Assuming that Lou Williams will play at this level for another 4-5 seasons, please explain to us again why you are so desperate to trade our one reliable veteran for crapshoots who may or may not ever amount to anything in this league. In doing so, kindly don’t repeat your wild trade hypothetical that lands us Nerlens Noel and assures us our 2017 pick which you assume will land us Lonzo Ball.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:30 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I understand what you are saying. For me, it comes down to wanting to improve our odds of keeping our 2017 and 2019 picks, the chance that we could luck into Lonzo Ball, and the fact that Lou’s 1-on-1 isolation style doesn’t fit with the style Luke wants to play. Having said that, I do think Lou is a valuable baller and would not trade him if we were a contender. Just think we need more assets to be able to get back to the top.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 10:45 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink

              My solution is simple. Bench him soon like they did the last two weeks of last season. That way we’ll keep Lou and keep our 2017 and 2019 picks.

  • mud

    mud 10:18 AM on January 27, 2017 Permalink  

    oh! the humanity!

    the numbers are piling up!

    suicide watch day 25…
    622 dead. 1926 injured.
    the Buss family goes on trial for manslaughter next month.

    10,254 lawsuits against the Lakers for responsibility regarding massive nervous breakdowns have been filed so far…

     
  • mud

    mud 11:35 AM on January 26, 2017 Permalink  

    suicide watch day 24…

    458 dead. 1582 injured.
    the Buss family goes on trial for manslaughter next month.

    9325 lawsuits against the Lakers for responsibility regarding massive nervous breakdowns have been filed so far…

     
  • mud

    mud 5:16 PM on January 23, 2017 Permalink  

    suicide watch day 21…

    362 dead. 1021 injured.
    the Buss family goes on trial for manslaughter next month.

    5125 lawsuits against the Lakers for responsibility regarding massive nervous breakdowns have been filed so far…

     
  • mud

    mud 9:55 PM on January 3, 2017 Permalink  

    didn’t blow the lead!

     
  • mud

    mud 10:18 PM on December 29, 2016 Permalink  

    suicide watch….

     
  • mud

    mud 10:53 AM on December 28, 2016 Permalink  

    all this sadness over last nights game is just DUMB. no it’s STOOPIT.

    the Jazz are a legitimate playoff contender and a dark horse for champion(the horse is really dark). the Jazz played two A-list stars(not super stars) in Gobert and Hayward. they have an aging b-list superstar in Joe Johnson and an a-list role man in Diaw. they have several perimeter first-class defenders. they are one of the top defensive teams in the league.

    the Lakers have only a-list role players in Williams, Deng and Young and well, Mozgov(he’d be a real contributor on a contender). everyone else is young and green.

    still, the Lakers gave the Jazz all they could handle last night, and it’s easy to say that if a couple of guys just shot as well as they normally do, the Lakers would have dispatched the Jazz last night.

    the world is not ending. there IS a bright future. it’s not guaranteed, but it’s not just imaginary either.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:12 AM on December 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Well said, Mud. While the outcome was disappointing, it was understandable. Gordon Hayward was really the difference maker and the Jazz are where the Lakers could be in a couple of years. There were positive signs even in this disappointed loss. Deng has been playing great and this was one of his best games. The fact that we hung with the Jazz with Russell and Young shooting blanks says a lot for this team. This is just another step in a long journey back to relevance.

      • mud

        mud 11:18 AM on December 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yeah, that journey could be MUCH faster if the Lakers didn’t have to deal with a salary cap like back in the old days of Dr. Buss.

    • AK27

      AK27 9:16 PM on December 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A soul-crushing defeat, I tell ya..

  • mud

    mud 2:15 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink  

    once more Golden State falls short….

    will they rebound or regress?

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 2:39 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I dunno, but they gonna be playin Volleyball with Cavs for the next 3 years or so.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 2:52 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dubs beat themselves with all those careless TOs they committed, especially Draymond. SMH

      I’m sure Coach Kerr is gonna give ’em an earful about it.

      • tate793

        tate793 5:21 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Who woulda thunk you could shoot 38% from the field, and beat the GSWs who shot 48%?

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 6:19 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Exactly, tate … all those careless TOs led to too many unearned possessions for the Cavs that allowed them to mount that late comeback IMO.

        • mud

          mud 10:18 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          analytics.

  • mud

    mud 4:41 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink  

    the real problem with these Lakers is their softness. the Lakers should be delivering punishment, with elbows knees and even fists if needed, technicals be damned. it’s not about hurting the other teams, but teams know that the Lakers will flinch if the game gets rough. the Lakers need to be dishing instead of taking and they may need to do it for months. other teams shouldn’t feel this comfortable. no layups, even if it means ejection. period. i mean, if you’re going to be called for fouls, they might as well count.

     
    • mud

      mud 4:45 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kobe, Fish, Shaq, Horry Fox, Riley, Scott, etc all gave more than they took.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 4:46 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        True.

        • mud

          mud 4:47 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          who’s the enforcer on this team?
          that’s what they are missing, someone to rattle teeth.
          that’s why they are losing.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 4:49 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Metta don’t play no more.

            • mud

              mud 9:07 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink

              Metta can’t. the league wouldn’t stand for the slightest incident.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:30 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Seems like they need some mental toughness more than the physical variety..

      • mud

        mud 9:08 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        no, they need physical toughness as much as mental toughness. of course, physical toughness comes from mental toughness.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 12:54 AM on December 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Toughness was a quality we saw earlier in the season. This early schedule is particularly brutal and the lads feel under prepared in the conditioning sense. Mentally and physically. They are only lads, but the growth factor from this year to last feels a bit lacking. One should bear in mind that it is also Luke and this staff’s first year together so weathering a storm is, in a way, new to everyone.

  • mud

    mud 9:41 PM on December 12, 2016 Permalink  

    the only thing exceeding the youngsters incompetence today is the incompetence of the game’s officials.

     
  • mud

    mud 10:05 PM on November 18, 2016 Permalink  

    the Lakers made a lot of mistakes and they still were in the game until the end. i’m satisfied. what we had been seeing of the tenacity of this team is real. everyone knows that the Spurs will make you pay for every mistake. still, if the Lakers executed just a little better, they would have won. the main advantage that the Spurs have, and the thing that keeps this Lakers team from being on the Spurs’ level, is consistency. the Spurs are consistently aggressive.

    the Lakers will be one of the better teams sooner than later if this game is the measuring stick. i think it will “spur” them on deeper into good team ball.

     
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