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    p ang 11:50 PM on March 3, 2020 Permalink  

    I thought Becky Harmon was head coach material. Yet Tim Duncan stood in for Pop today. Hmmm….

    I heard Shaq wouldn’t be so dominant in today’s game. Yet Zion scores almost all his points in the paint and no one can stop him. Hmmm……

    Dang, people don’t seem to get that the Lakers are not even near their peak. Maybe just at 80-90%. The 20+ games remaining will just make them better.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 10:29 PM on February 27, 2020 Permalink  

    If the Lakers don’t re-sign Dwight his best move is to go the GSW.

    Steph, Klay, Wiggins, Draymond and Howard.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:40 AM on February 28, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I see the Lakers clearly re-signing Dwight and Dwight clearly preferring to stay with Lakers.

      • John M.

        John M. 12:42 PM on February 28, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        So if Boogie is healthy and signs, do they keep McGee too? Hard to see all 3 getting minutes, but McGee is the starter, and clearly has value. Glad it’s not my call :)

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:56 PM on February 28, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think they sign Boogie for sure as well as Howard. McGee also has a player option. if he exercises his option, I think it’s possible he could become filler in a Kuzma trade this summer, as could KCP and Rondo. All three become tradeable this summer and all will likely exercise their player options, especially if the Lakers win a championship. Lakers could suddenly have a lot more trading chips this summer, including their first round pick. They also have the full $9.6 million MLE to use to sign players. Going to be some changes this summer no matter what happens with the season.

  • p ang

    p ang 8:06 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink  

    KC!!

     
  • p ang

    p ang 7:44 PM on January 20, 2020 Permalink  

    Oh well.

    The Sun will come out tomorrow.

    Rondo has more game winning shots that Paul George.

    Happy thoughts.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:22 AM on January 21, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No sun today, Peter. It’s cloudy and heavy rain is on the way. :-(

      On the other hand, we were due for a real stinker of a game and we got it. This was the first game this year that I thought we just did not compete. Best to flush it and move on. A lesson that trap games can be trap games. Just a bitch to have one against the freakin’ Celtics.

  • p ang

    p ang 8:09 PM on January 16, 2020 Permalink  

    BI!

    49pts.

    Come home next year.

    Laker starting 3, third scorer, backup PG to LBJ, Small lineup 4, defensive stopper.

    C’mom Rob, outbid the Pels.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:25 AM on January 17, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That would be cool, but they aren’t paying anyone else big money until Giannis makes his decision to stay or go.

      • Buba

        Buba 9:47 AM on January 17, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I hope, in this case, Giannis doesn’t hold any potential buyers hostage like Kawhi did to the Lakers.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 10:33 AM on January 17, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Ingram’s restricted anyway. They’ll match any offer, but likely to offer a max right away. It’s New Orleans and they can’t attract anyone, so they really have no choice.

    • Magic2Worthy

      Magic2Worthy 6:35 AM on January 18, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      BI needs the ball in his hands, doesn’t fit with LBJ. Weneed a backup PG who can distribute and get his own shot. (more consistently than Rhondo)

  • p ang

    p ang 2:08 AM on January 4, 2020 Permalink  

    Rajon has gone from Playoff Rondo to play dead rondo.

    Rondo is a true green Celtic. He’s doing all he can to prevent the Lakers from winning.

    Rondo is that know it all. The kind that tells everybody what to do while sitting on the couch.

    Or that busybody who notices what you did wrong while busily doing something stupid.

    Danggit. I’m so disappointed with Rondo.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 7:45 PM on December 26, 2019 Permalink  

    Growing pains is a biatch.

    Picture is getting clearer.

    1. Bradley thinks playing defense is enough. It ain’t.
    2. Rondo thinks being all knowing is enough. It ain’t.
    3. LBJ thinks he can play hurt. He can’t.
    4. Vogel thinks his offense is catching up with the defense. It ain’t. The defense is sucking, hence deteriorating to the level of the offense.
    5. Being last place in drives to the basket is a by product of a 5 out offense.
    6. Playing 5 out when you have AD is moronic. Imagine Kareem at the 3 pt line.
    7. Shot blocking big men gives LBJ fits.
    8. AC Hollins knows how to run low post bully ball. Imagiine AD and DHoward down low.
    9. AD and LBJ is more like Big O and Kareem. OG PG and young C.Learn from that.
    10. 4 in a row? only significant if Lakers don’t adjust. I’ll take 30 more losses if they learn and win the chip.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:52 PM on December 26, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You’re spot on with most of those comment, Peter. The one area you are dead wrong is why we are last place in drives. The reason behind that is our failure to play 5-out. Instead, we always seem to have at least one and often two or three players on the court who the defense can ignore as shooters, like the lineups with Rondo, Bradley, and McGee or Howard. The minute the opposing coach sees that lineup, he makes sure everybody on the team sags and clogs the middle. That’s why we can’t drive and kick out. There’s no room to drive and no shooters to whom to kick out. Frank still distrusting analytics and clinging to old school basketball.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:56 PM on December 26, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Good insight from you both.

      • p ang

        p ang 9:41 PM on December 26, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You’re defeating your own argument here. Tom.

        As you stated certain player combination don’t work on a 5 out yet that’s what they play hence causing the no drive zone you just describe. Its quite clear that on those combination of players a different approach should be used yet Vogel doesn’t adjust. A low post action with cutters would be the best for a group of bad shooters yet it still the 5 out they play. In direct disagreement to what you’re saying: Old school works best here.

        Or stop using that combination.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:12 PM on December 26, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We don’t run a 5-out, Peter. We sometimes start a series with a center out front to set a pick but after that the center goes down low to the dunker position and we run a 4-out. When the center is high, his defender stays in the paint so it’s never really a five out.

  • p ang

    p ang 9:05 PM on December 22, 2019 Permalink  

    3 in a row!

    Fire Vogel. Burn Rob in effigy. Bring back Magic!

     
  • p ang

    p ang 9:03 PM on December 22, 2019 Permalink  

    Somebody got his wish: THT got minutes.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 10:15 PM on December 19, 2019 Permalink  

    Paul George padding stats.

    Sheesh. Prime example of Clipper pride.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:19 PM on December 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Two Clippers tossed for complaining to refs about fouls.
      Clipps be Clippin.’

      • p ang

        p ang 10:34 PM on December 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I C lepers.

        lol. after a bad loss its always time to take it out on them c-lepers.

  • p ang

    p ang 7:39 PM on December 14, 2019 Permalink  

    Seems Doc Rivers doesn’t believe in analytic too.

    Paul George is 0 fer on winning baskets.

    Clippers are better off having Montrez Harrell take the last shot than PG13.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:41 PM on December 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Pair of clutch threes by PG. Oops, they didn’t go it and he didn’t stop LaVine from making the winning shot. PG is the perfect player for the Clippers. Where was Kawhi? More load management?

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:17 PM on December 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lost to the lowly Bulls. Who played like it was Game 7 Finals. Smh.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:28 PM on December 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Clippers, Mavericks, and Rockets all lost tonight!

        • Buba

          Buba 11:40 PM on December 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Man, I am not sure why everyone is so enamored with the Clippers, e.g. kawhi, P.G. et al. Yes, Kawhi deserves a lot of kudos for winning the chip last season if not for the injury to the Warriors. But, compared to the greats like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, e.t.c. I don’t cater to his childish behavior of load management to being an accomplishment in an 82 game season. You might as well call that cheating. That’s why Kawhi can’t never make the list for me in the greatest of all time. He is a mere presence but not a factor in what makes the needle move in the pendulum. Just a real cheater and I am glad we didn’t have him. I would rather have our third superstar by committee than fooling ourselves with endless drama of load management.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 11:49 PM on December 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Buba, it’s certainly your opinion to hold about Kawhi.

            “Childish antics” I’m gonna have to disagree with. His left knee is hanging by a fine thread.

            He was hobbling off at the end of games for the Raps in the Finals.

            His knee tendinitis is real along with his chronic right quad tendinopathy and it’s truly going to be tenuous whether he lasts all 4 years.

            • Buba

              Buba 12:07 AM on December 15, 2019 Permalink

              ” He was hobbling off at the end of games for the Raps in the Finals”, so were the Warriors stars. But I give him due credit for endurance. All he needs to do is take time off to focus on healing rather than giving the impression that 82 games is a long season when other greats have ran the same marathon only to make it look easy and well preserved as an honor.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 12:10 AM on December 15, 2019 Permalink

              Perhaps this is a misunderstanding.

              His health problems are chronic. The Warriors other than Durant, do not have a history of multiple injuries. Though, no Warrior player had a degenerative knee condition. Kawhi does.

              He couldn’t play at that standard. His body prevents him doing that.

              That’s a huge difference.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 12:36 AM on December 15, 2019 Permalink

              He had right quad tendinopathy since HS. And San Diego St.

              They’ve found (clinicians) that unilateral loading can lead to bilateral tendinopathy. Considering Kawhi’s decision to sit out a year, is because him and his team overcompensated his quad and his knee suffered considerably.

              The quad tendon is attached to the knee.

              There are three stages of tendinopathy: Reactive tendinopathy, tendon disrepair, and degenerative tendinopathy.

              It’s hard to know what stage he’s in, however, given the fact load management is necessary here, Leonard is likely in stage 2.

              His knees can’t get any better…they can get worse though, without proper treatment.

              Because the sheath is very compromised, the fear for increasing Kawhi’s workload is that he would rupture his patella. It’s a legitimate concern.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 11:45 PM on December 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Mavs lost in OT without their guy. No moral victories but their coaching is excellent it’s why they’re always gonna be in games.

          • Buba

            Buba 7:12 AM on December 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Okay guys, I am on board with this Kawhi theory. Thought we a also dodged a bullet because of such a chronic injury.
            Yes, I agree with your take on Dallas coaching staff. I have been impressed as well.

            • John M.

              John M. 10:43 AM on December 15, 2019 Permalink

              The Clippers knew what they were getting, and if it all works out in the end, good for them. Of course I’m rooting against them, and since Leonard’s not a Laker, i don’t care how many games he plays. At any rate, it’s a unique situation, and people are going to have their opinions, informed or not.

  • p ang

    p ang 7:14 PM on December 6, 2019 Permalink  

    Watching the Bucks with my uncle. He said he saw Wilt in his prime and Giannis is like him except Wilt was stronger and faster.

    Dang.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 7:48 PM on November 21, 2019 Permalink  

    Hoopshype headline:

    “James Harden is shooting more free throws than anyone since Wilt.”

    Since Wilt. Dang. Every time somebody is on a record tear its always “since Wilt”.

    So enough already. If you want to talk GOAT decide between Wilt or Russell. Records or Rings.

    MJ? sheesh.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 11:36 PM on November 6, 2019 Permalink  

    Seriously.

    I am a Laker fan.

    Eff your stats. Even LBJ’s.

    Triple this, double that, analytics here and there.

    Data OVERLOAD!

    Just tell me one thing.

    Who’s coming in second?

    (dang, can’t believe I’m quoting a Celtic.)

     
  • p ang

    p ang 9:51 PM on November 2, 2019 Permalink  

    My 5 cents worth:

    1. LBJ bringing the ball down after a made basket is so wrong. Deflates any momentum. Too slow. But after a rebound he’s probably the best at it. Starting Caruso (or Rondo) in place of Bradley just for the first 6 minutes will speed up the start.

    2. Rondo ran the fastest pace team in the NBA with AD in NO. Get well soon. Its time to come out and play.

    3. Vogel is a defense first HC which infers he will use Dwight more in tight game situations than Kuz.

    4. Ain’t no way Boogie will leave after the way the Lakers are treating him. They just might put him in the playoff roster just so he qualifies for a ring WHEN they win it all.

    5. A lineup of Dwight, LBJ, AD, Green and (hopefully) Iggy is scary to face in defense.

    6. Dang, Lakers are the only team who don’t have an away game. Every arena is filled with Laker fans.

     
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