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  • p ang

    p ang 7:06 PM on April 17, 2018 Permalink |  

    Dang, I have withdrawal syndrome.

    After 5 years of playoff abstinence one would assume I’d get over it.

    Guess this is what they meant by: once a playoff addict, always a playoff addict.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:29 PM on April 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m thinking next season will find us back in- and back in for a long time.

  • p ang

    p ang 4:56 AM on April 12, 2018 Permalink |  

    Exit interview notes:

    BI: get stronger
    ZO: Eff the 3, learn how to make a layup and shoot in the paint
    Ju: learn to go right.
    Kuz: get meaner.
    Josh: keep on trucking

     
  • p ang

    p ang 7:21 AM on March 29, 2018 Permalink  

    Here’s a thought:

    PG at 3, Ju at 4, Lopez at 5, KCP at 2 and BI at 1. Lonzo, Hart, Kuzma bench mob.

    When the game slows at crunch time or at playoffs, the need for Lonzo fast pace skillset vanishes. Zo with the bench makes more sense that IT.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 8:47 PM on March 24, 2018 Permalink  

    What would it take to win a chip with a 5’9″ PG?

    a time machine back to 1948.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 8:21 PM on March 24, 2018 Permalink  

    You know what it takes to win a chip even once with a PG who can’t shoot?

    3 HoFrs and a bruising workhorse.

    Garnett, Pierce, Allen and whats his name.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 9:52 PM on March 22, 2018 Permalink  

    Lonzo is the second coming of Dennis Rodman.

     
    • For whom the bell trolls 10:22 PM on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If only, Rodman would ruin teams with his defense. For all of Lonzo’s rebounds and assists it rarely turns losses into wins because his shooting is horrendous. Last 6 games he’s shooting 21%. Just pathetic. Sorry, with that stroke the Lakers should find some gullible GM to make a trade. That shot ain’t ever ever gonna be anything in this league. Hell, he can’t make a wide open shot what’s gonna happen if teams actually guard him on the perimeter, let him drive and get his sissy shot blocked or pass it to a defended Laker? He’s had what? A couple of good shooting nights? That’s the aberration. I’ve seen enough, that’s what my eye is telling me with every passing game. I’ve read elsewhere where people are comparing his shooting woes to Kobe’s. Now how stupid can you be to make up that excuse. Kobe always had excellent form. You got to be kidding me that Lonzo’s shot will follow Kobe’s. Ridiculous, he might as well begin shooting left handed before perfecting that right handed piece of sheet shot. And never ever bring up “he was a good shooter in college BS. Sheet Mutha fooka gad namit that shot aint ever gonna become Jamaal Wilkes like, cuz Lonzo’s shot is everything but smooth as silk.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 10:42 PM on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Y don’t u tell us how u really feel, TM. LOL

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 10:03 AM on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yup, don’t hold nothin’ back p ang :D . Seriously, we feel your pain. And I personally like the creative spelling to get past the swear filter..

      • mud

        mud 10:56 PM on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        expecting this hot take.

        it’s hard to find a proper outlet for all that negativity, huh? well…that was some lousy shooting. yep, this is different than Kobe’s freshman shooting woes. it’s more like Rondo’s.

        he can shoot, however. he needs to prove it in games though, or it doesn’t count. it’s definitely confidence that’s the problem. that gives me hope that he’ll end up reasonably decent. i’m sure he’ll never be a featured scorer, but he doesn’t need to be.

        • For whom the bell trolls 11:12 PM on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Many outlets but I prefer my home base. Confidence? ok, shot form more likely. Like I said it would be better for him to learn to shoot left handed than to try a perfect that pee-wee stroke. He can’t go right with that shot so he’s limited even more. 14.5% 3pt last 7 games. these are stats that have been the norm all frikkin year. Sheet Mutha fooka gad namit, he’ll probably end the year hitting every shot he throws up now but I don’t care, take that horrible looking shot and flush it.

          • mud

            mud 12:05 AM on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            in the shoot-arounds he hits most of his shots. sometime almost every single one of them.

            but i get the concern, and they may help him rework his shot in the end. still, rookie…

    • mclyne32 (Director) 11:30 PM on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      When defenses sag off of him, it’s a problem.
      When he’s at the rim, and is afraid to shoot it, it’s a problem.
      When he keeps shooting threes, after he has missed everything all night, it’s a problem.
      When he hasn’t even tried to shoot floaters in the lane, it’s a problem.

      People are going to say that “it’s all in his head.” That doesn’t bring me any comfort.
      I love the rest of his game, but man, everything about his offensive decision making, has become a problem.

      • mud

        mud 12:03 AM on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        rookie.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 9:50 AM on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I have witnessed many rookies who have no problem with these issues- one’s who were taken much, much higher in the draft.
          Half of the game on is played on the offensive end.
          He will improve, but as of today, his hesitant play in the paint, along with his refusal to stop shooting threes is hurting the team.

          • mud

            mud 11:27 AM on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            congratulations!
            THIS rookie DOES have those problems!

            remember Ingram’s shooting last year?

            hey! let’s toss the baby with the bathwater.

            yep, he’s hurting the team. so what? as the saying goes, “it is what it is”. he’s missing shots that he can easily make. the reason he’s getting support from the team is that he CAN shoot. otherwise, he’ll become Sasha Vujacic and he’ll be out of the league in a couple of years. right now, it’s acceptable. the team isn’t going anywhere THIS year.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 3:13 PM on March 23, 2018 Permalink

              No need to congratulate me.
              I’m so sorry that what I see doesn’t line up with what you do.
              It’s okay- no need to take it personally.
              I’m not.

            • mud

              mud 3:53 PM on March 23, 2018 Permalink

              not personal.

              what do i see that you don’t? a guy that’s a pretty darned good player who can’t hit the side of a barn right now? because that’s what i see…

              the congratulations is for all those that you have witnessed.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 8:41 PM on March 23, 2018 Permalink

              Good job, mud.
              You win.

            • mud

              mud 9:27 PM on March 23, 2018 Permalink

              ok.

            • mud

              mud 9:27 PM on March 23, 2018 Permalink

              i’m not sure what i won, though.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 2:22 PM on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      In 100% agreement with mud. I too have complained about issues that Matt and trollman mention above. Trollman says “I’ve seen enough”…I’ve seen enough basketball over decades to come to my own conclusion that he will figure it out and to be efficient enough because of all of his other positive attributes. I’m not going to go into depth using examples and highlighting my points. It’s simply ridiculous…he’s a ROOKIE period.

    • For whom the bell trolls 3:35 PM on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’d have patience if it wasn’t for that fugly stroke. Man, that’s gonna stop him from reaching his full potentially.

  • p ang

    p ang 4:12 AM on March 6, 2018 Permalink  

    Odd habit IT has of just picking up his dribble at the paint area.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 7:16 PM on March 3, 2018 Permalink  

    IT’s defense makes me long for DLo.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:17 PM on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      :)

      Only 21 more p ang, the experiment will be over.

      • p ang

        p ang 7:23 PM on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think IT treats the ball as a battery. Without it he just stops.No movement, no defense. Just stops.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 7:36 PM on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Whomever his teammates are have to pick him up, to.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 8:08 PM on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          When B.I. Is out and Hart and Zo is coming back from a lay-off…you need production from the backup PG position.

          Tyler Ennis, bless him, is not the man to provide the team with that.

          Zo needs a competent backup. It’s a need not a want.

  • p ang

    p ang 1:03 AM on February 25, 2018 Permalink  

    IT really kills pace. Everybody runs, he trots.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 3:24 PM on February 11, 2018 Permalink  

    So if the Lakers keep Isaiah and manage to sign Boogie we would have:

    Cousin IT!

     
  • p ang

    p ang 6:13 AM on February 7, 2018 Permalink  

    The Trade Then:

    Dallas Mavericks Receive: C Nerlens Noel

    Philadelphia 76ers Receive: C Andrew Bogut; SF Justin Anderson; 2017 second-round pick (Jawun Evans selected at No. 39); 2020 second-round pick

    The Trade now:

    Mavs get: Lakers re-sign Bogut and Vander Blue then trade them along with Ennis.

    Lakers get LT’s Noel.

    Just so he stops. Sound good?

     
  • p ang

    p ang 4:52 AM on February 6, 2018 Permalink  

    A rookie contract is 2 plus option. If BI, Kuzma and Lonzo become as good as assumed, in 3 years time Lakers will just barely afford to keep all 3 much less add a superstar. Now is the only time the Lakers can afford 2 superstars with 1 (or both) gone in 3 years to make room.

    Get Lebron now. Let him retire in 3 years just in time for the youngins to blossom (and get paid).

     
  • p ang

    p ang 5:10 AM on February 1, 2018 Permalink  

    Basically what that was was a young coach freaking out and going ballistic on his team during the game.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 3:43 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink  

    Dang, Tom, people around here are going for homers on trades, you’re going for base hits.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 3:45 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Does this launch the D into contender status?

      Not so sure Dre will like this over the long-run.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:50 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dang, Peter. Didn’t think you would be naive enough to consider a trade for Blake to be anything but a hit batter. Sure ain’t a home run in my book. :-)

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 3:54 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Are we thinking that we are gonna sign PG and LeBron and that’s why we move Clarkson and or Randle for the space?

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:14 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You don’t move anybody just for the space unless it’s for PG or LBJ.
          But if you can move Clarkson for a player who is better, you do it.

          Growing the team organically doesn’t mean you don’t trade anybody.
          You always look to upgrade every position when opportunity arises.

          Like trading Ariza for Artest. Bradley for Clarkson would be an upgrade.

          Dedmon and Belinelli for Clarkson would also be an upgrade.
          Noel and Curry for Clarkson would also be an upgrade.

          Both would also help create cap space for the future.
          To be used on superstars or other free agents, including our own.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 4:31 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            What we gonna pay Bradley????

          • p ang

            p ang 4:35 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Ariza was traded for Artest? When? lol.

            Artest replaced Ariza would be the correct phrase.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 4:36 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink

              True.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:53 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink

              Yes, it was a free agency decision caused by Ariza’s agent wanting too much.

      • p ang

        p ang 3:54 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Your 5 would be Noel, Bellineli, Dedmon, Avery and a PG.

        What about Blake?

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:20 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          LOL. How about Lonzo, Klay, PG, James, and Noel or Dedmon?

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 4:30 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Where is Ingy and Kuz?

          • p ang

            p ang 4:30 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            If you remember I proposed Klay initially so yes to that.
            PG over next year’s BI, no. LA gets skilled player at a much lower price.
            LBJ is welcome anytime.
            Noel? And you worry about Cousins character? Only at 5-6M otherwise no.
            Dedmon? Heck no.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 4:32 PM on January 29, 2018 Permalink

              Yikes, lol!

  • p ang

    p ang 5:40 AM on January 29, 2018 Permalink  

    Deng/Zubac/Caruso for Cousins/Rondo.

    Deng, Zubac and Boogie don’t play anyway.
    Pels get their C, Lakers get backup PG and Cousin’s Bird rights plus medical exemption.

     
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