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  • tate793

    tate793 9:12 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink |  

    For all the Noel naysayers…if he is capable of this…

    Against the Lakers

     
    • mud

      mud 9:21 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 10:00 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really do not see the Lakers going after Noel. Who knows for sure but they made high character for players and the entire organization a priority. Besides the questionable work ethic reports coming out of Dallas, he was suspended the last 5 games for a failed drug test. In the NBA you have to fail 3 drug tests for pot before you are suspended. You really have to question his judgement in a contract year with millions of dollars on the line that he would take a chance of blowing it all to smoke a doobie after two failed drug tests. I would be surprised if they brought him in after that.

      • tate793

        tate793 10:21 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The most important aspect of a players desirabilty is his performance on the court. Work ethic scrutiny is highly subjective. So is character content. The Lakers have given chances to prove themselves to playrs in the past. Matt Barnes, Ron Artest, Jerome Kersey, Isaiah Rider, Dennis Rodman, all had baggage coming in. As for the drug test, that simply means he got caught. With it’s legalization in many states, many players indulge.

        Besides that, several in the Lakers organization indulge. From the top down.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 10:36 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep..Earv & Rob are in the process of building a culture here and it seems like they’re all about keeping the knucklehead factor to a bare minimum (note the absence of DAR & N.Young from the roster). This dude tests high on the knucklehead spectrum which might be ok if he’d actually consistently shown the skills to be worth the aggravation. A few minutes of highlights don’t outweigh the sum total of his less than mediocre career thus far.

        Mufugga was eating hotdogs in the pressroom at halftime for crying out loud…lmao

        • tate793

          tate793 10:44 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We’ll see. If Earv and Rob were that adamant about pot, one would have to resign and take the coach with him. Noel’s abilities were demonstrated over periods longer than “a few minutes.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 10:34 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep got caught. Three times. For me I question anyone that is that stupid knowing how much money is at stake. That says a lot about him to me. You are fortunate to have a group of young players that have bought into the system and busting their butts. I don’t think the Lakers will bring him in with very questionable priorities. I mean this is a guy that went and ate a hot dog in the press room during half time. Your right the Lakers gave chances to guys with baggage but it wasn’t as recent. Ron had been rehabilitated as had some of the others. Lakers could surprise me, he will be cheap but I really don’t see it.

      • Michael H (Editor)

        Michael H (Editor) 11:37 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I don’t think it has anything to do with pot. He knew that a 3rd failed drug test ment a suspension. He knew he could lose millions But he choose pot over his basketball career. That tells a lot about him and it’s not good. It’s going to be hard enough keeping the Kardashian’s away from the kids. We don’t more distractions.

        • tate793

          tate793 2:17 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Did you see him eat a hotdog in the pressroom at half time. And, what if he did? Is there a law against that? That sounds like the republikkkans complaining about Obama wearing a tan suit.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:32 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Pass, nothing he brings that we don’t already have.

      • tate793

        tate793 2:12 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I haven’t seen anybody blocking shots like he does. No one has the hops that he does.

  • tate793

    tate793 5:49 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink |  

    What you get when you jam Jimi Hendrix and BB King into one body.

     
  • tate793

    tate793 12:43 AM on May 24, 2018 Permalink |  

    Fun ‘n Games…

     
  • tate793

    tate793 5:23 PM on May 23, 2018 Permalink |  

    Afternoon chill break…

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 11:11 PM on May 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Interesting track, tate … it’s got that ‘smooth jazz’ flava to it. : )

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:31 AM on May 24, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nice and smooth.
      I can see this playing in the background while I’m hanging on my porch on the Big Island- watching the waves roll in. Someday…

  • tate793

    tate793 11:32 AM on May 22, 2018 Permalink |  

    The excitement continues to build!

     
  • tate793

    tate793 3:50 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink |  

    Mud, I’m a little “slow” from time to time. Could you clue me in on what “L.O.” means in this post?

     
    • AK27

      AK27 4:16 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lamar Odom

      • tate793

        tate793 4:33 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks, Amit. Fair to middling, I presume?

        • AK27

          AK27 4:42 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You’re welcome.

          Fair to middling, I presume?

          Much better on the business front but, overall, that sounds about right :)

          • tate793

            tate793 4:46 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Still AI?

            • AK27

              AK27 5:22 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink

              Well, AI ( like statistical machine learning ) is just a part of the core business of algorithmic trading, Tate.

              I have been investing in underground mining and infrastructure ( real estate/ construction engineering ) in the last few years. It’s been quite a change cuz there are more than a few players involved who don’t much care for rules the way they are on paper and enforcement of laws often isn’t great in my country..gotta use your own resources :)

              I hope life is treating you well :)

            • tate793

              tate793 7:44 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink

              Yes, Amit, life is treating me well. Life is good because God is good.

    • mud

      mud 4:49 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      wow, that’s an old post. it’s probably meaningless now.

  • tate793

    tate793 10:52 PM on May 14, 2018 Permalink  

    I LOVE JULIYS RANDLE, BUT….

    Michael – please tell me which of Ju’s Top 10 dunks shows his head at the rim.

    And check out #3 and see how well Ju defends against Capela’s dunk attempt. Lol.

    I love Ju, but he’s not Clint Capela

    Capela had more blocks this season than Ju’s 4 yrs combined.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:02 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for posting, Tate. Capela really impressed me with his play last night, especially his 1-on-1 defense against CP3. One block and one steal guarding Chris Paul 1-on-1 would be impressive for anybody but unbelievable for a 6′ 11″ with a 7′ 5″ wingspan. His length and quickness are elite.

      Imagine a starting line with Lonzo Ball and 4 defenders with wingspans over 7 feet -- Ingram, George, Kuzma, and Capela. And a bench with Isaiah, Josh, Smart, Randle, and Thomas. Capela, Randle, and Kuzma would split time between center and power forward like Pau, Lamar, and Bynum did.

      Lakers smartest move might be to give this guy a max contract offer, which is only $25M because he is less than 6 years in league. I would then give Marcus Smart at $15M offer. Add these two and we would have the best defense and bench in the NBA.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:11 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        STARTING LINEUP
        ————————--
        PG: Lonzo Ball
        SG: Paul George
        SF: Brandon Ingram
        PF: Kyle Kuzma
        CE: Clint Capela

        FIRST BACKUPS
        ————————--
        PG: Rajon Rondo
        SG: Marcus Smart
        SF: Josh Hart
        PF: Julius Randle
        CE: Thomas Bryant

    • Worthy42

      Worthy42 9:16 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This will likely never happen, but I would totally accept this roster.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 11:26 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It will not happen because it cannot happen. The arithmetic simply does not work unless they find a taker for Deng and even then I don’t think there’s enough to go around without Randle and PG taking haircuts that are more than just a trim. Rondo isn’t signing with anyone for the Room Exception either.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:44 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Haha. You’re right, of course, Keen.
          Here’s an alternative that does work
          Both for cap and on the court.
          What do you think?

          STARTING LINEUP
          ————————--
          PG: Lonzo Ball
          SG: Paul George $30M
          SF: Brandon Ingram
          PF: Kyle Kuzma
          CE: Clint Capela $25M

          FIRST BACKUPS
          ————————--
          PG: Aaron Holiday (#25 Draft Pick)
          SG: Josh Hart
          SF: Trevor Ariza (or Room Exception) $7M
          PF: Julius Randle $18M
          CE: Thomas Bryant

          Have to convince Randle that he would get starter minutes and closing opportunities and be part of a threesome that basically split the power forward and center minutes.
          Lakers could pay him as much as they want with Bird Rights. I’m guessing $18M but his max is only $25M like Capela’s.

          We would still have around $3M left after PG and Capela and Trevor Ariza’s agents is also Aaron Mintz so maybe between PG and Randle, they can free up enough for us to sign Ariza to 3-year deal starting at $7M, what he is currently making with Rockets.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 4:42 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            This assumes Deng is traded along with picks into someone’s cap space, right? I still don’t think it works, Tom. They must make him the QO or relinquish their rights to him. They can’t have it both ways and turn a non-cap team into a cap team for purposes of going over the cap. We keep going around and around on this, but until the Lakers are an actual cap team, he must fit under the cap.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:05 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink

              No, W&S Deng. See the post above that list the moves in order. We reduce the available cap space by the $12.5M cap hold for JR allowing us to then go over the cap to re-sign him for $18M. It does work.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 11:52 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha Mr Tate

      Thanks for posting the videos. It kind of proves my point that Julius is not slow of foot and he is athletic. But I have my opinion and you have yours. As far as his head above the rim, I never actually never said that. I was addressing your comment about playing above the rim. I said his head was AT the rim which it was on a few of the clips as was Cappella’s. Another point I didn’t make was with Julius with his quickness and handle created a lot of his dunks on his own while Clint relies on others to create his opportunities. Anyway I did enjoy the clips.

      • tate793

        tate793 4:50 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Aloha Michael -- the only time Ju’s head is near the rim is after the dunk when he hoists himself up ala “chin up” style. Consider the stats. 35″ vertical. 6’9″ frame. Head still below (not at) rim.

        Glad you enjoyed the clips. In all reality, these dialogues are great. At least there is hope and optimism embedded in them. We’ll all be tickled pink (except us African-Americans because we can’t turn pink like you white guys, lol) with whatever our front office accomplishes this summer. We’re already poised to make the playoffs with what we have. Adding to it, or tweakjng it, will just take us that much deeper into the post season.

    • mud

      mud 12:04 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      just fwiw,

      CC had 137 blocks this year. in a down year this year, Bropez had 98.
      before that Brook had
      124
      124
      126
      30 (injured year only 17 games)
      154
      4 (injured only 5 games)
      120
      139
      151
      Clint had in previous years
      79 (according to basketball reference, even though the video claims 107)
      92
      9

      who’s the better rim protector?

      Julius is VERY athletic. he’s not a leaper by any measure, though.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 1:02 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Julius jumps just fine. He measured 35.5 at the combine, and with his improved fitness and physical development, it’s probably better now. It’s the below average wingspan limits him.

        As for Capela, nice complimentary piece. But I’m not shopping for side dishes until I have my mains ironed out first.

        • mud

          mud 1:21 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          yes, wingspan does limit him.

        • tate793

          tate793 4:44 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If Julius “jumped just fine” he’d have more rebounds and blocks.

          • therealhtj

            therealhtj 5:37 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            He averaged 9.1 boards as a starter, which for a short armed PF, that’s not bad. Blocked shots with his wingspan won’t ever be much to write home about.

      • Michael H (Editor)

        Michael H (Editor) 1:02 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Brook only played 23 minutes a game which explains his numbers falling off. I try too look at the over all game of a player. While Capella is a better shot blocker and he can switch onto smaller players, Brook is much bigger and stronger. Capella can be pushed around inside by stronger players like Julius and Brook did to him this year. While It is hard to move Brook. He also can stretch the floor and has a lot of good post moves as well that are hard to stop. And last night Capella was on the bench down the stretch because they need to score. He would also be on the bench here in the 4th watching our version of the death line up with Randle at center and Kuz at the 4. That’s why I would rather pay Brook his 10 mil or so rather then 25 mil for Capella.

        • tate793

          tate793 4:08 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Brook will be 30 next season and had a career avg of 17.9 pts, 6.8 rebs and 1.7 blks per game. Clint is 23, avgs 10.3 pts, 8.1 rebs and 1.4 blks per gane.

          If you look at per 36 mins, Brook does 20.7 pts, 7.8 rebs and 1.9 blks. Clint has 16.9 pts, 13.0 rebs and 2.2 blks.

          Check out the video of Clint’s 5 Best Dunks. Julius had a chance to stop him on #3, and got posterized instead.

          Brook only has a couple more seasons left in the tank. Clint has 10.

          • mud

            mud 4:29 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            spectacular dunks is not a reason to sign a guy.

            Brook’s a better player. it’s up to the FO to make a team that works. i don’t care if it’s Capela, Brook, or none of the above. Capela isn’t as good as he might appear to be on first glance, and Brook’s not as bad as he appears to be on first glance. Clint has had ONE good year. that’s all. a pnr finisher better have a good year playing with Harden and CP3…

            personally, i don’t want ANY of the Rockets, not at max salary, anyway.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 4:45 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink

              All this talk about Capela is a big waste of time. He will be in a Rockets uniform again next season and for years to come.

        • tate793

          tate793 7:26 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If Draymond, with his liwrr center of gravity, couldn’t push Clint around, what makes you think Ju or Brook could?

        • tate793

          tate793 9:08 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I get it Michael, you want Brook on the team for demographics. But, Capella is the better
          player and on the upswing as the oft-injured Brook’s game is on the decline.

          Brook may be much bigger and stronger, but he’s also heavier and slower.

      • tate793

        tate793 4:13 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Brook is on the wrong side of a 10 year NBA history.

        • mud

          mud 4:24 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          yeah, but he’s a better player than Capela.
          i’m not advocating for Brook, just pointing out that he’s as good a rim protector.

          Clint is not a max guy. he’s a role player at best.

  • tate793

    tate793 3:26 AM on May 13, 2018 Permalink  

    “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY”! To all of our Mothers, wherever they might be. ⚘

     
  • tate793

    tate793 2:34 AM on May 13, 2018 Permalink  

    GDUB’s “(Hot Afternoon) musical break”

    [From 12:09 PM May 12, 2018]

     
  • tate793

    tate793 8:10 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink  

    Late nite memories….

     
    • tate793

      tate793 10:44 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Some savory moments. 34 yrs of age (a year older than LeBron is now) and averaged 27 pts on the season (same as LeBron this year) Kobe blows by Klay Thompson and Steph Curry, left Harisson Barnes and Andrew Bogut frozen flat-footed and postetized David Lee. Followed up with a double posterization of Chris Humphries and Gerald Wallace. My favorite moment was from 2015 (36 yrs of age) Kobe blows by the Rocket’s Trevor Ariza (the ultimate perimeter defender) and posterizes (rim protector deluxe) Clint Capela.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:47 AM on May 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Man, if that Achilles had held he’d still be playing.

    • tate793

      tate793 5:02 AM on May 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:19 AM on May 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Some have forgotten his greatness.
      I never will.
      Miss that dude.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:47 AM on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It is as if he never existed, as Allen Iverson has observed. Kobe Bryant is every bit on their level and should always be in that discussion. Forget about the statistics, he was fundamentally more sound than either one of those guys. His footwork was superior, he mastered every shot on the court and his defense was every bit as great as theirs, probably better than LeBron overall. He was a killer like Jordan, something that LeBron is finally figuring out. What has taken LeBron 13 seasons was something that was innate with Kobe at a young age. Let’s face it, we know best because we drank that delicious Kobe Kool-Aid for 20 years. I haven’t read one thing about the Jordan-LeBron GOAT debate because it’s insulting without adding Kobe into the mix.

  • tate793

    tate793 3:26 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink  

    Hey Magic Phil!

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 5:42 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Now that’s what I call ‘BRINGIN’ DA FUNK’!

      I’m sure MP will appreciate this one, tate.

  • tate793

    tate793 10:57 PM on May 10, 2018 Permalink  

    Late night laugh…

     
  • tate793

    tate793 8:48 PM on May 8, 2018 Permalink  

    Halftime drift….

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:24 PM on May 8, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ll bet even Boz woulda enjoyed that performance. : )

      • tate793

        tate793 9:39 PM on May 8, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep. Mario’s got a handle on that Italian soul sound. A fresh petspective.

  • tate793

    tate793 10:51 AM on May 7, 2018 Permalink  

    I wonder how good Ju would be if he hadn’t gotten injured in his first game, and sat out the whole season.

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:29 PM on May 7, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Probably not a whole lot different.
      Nobody fared well in the B.Scott/Kobe era….

    • mud

      mud 12:51 PM on May 7, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      he’d be a year better.

      actually, maybe the year off helped him focus…

  • tate793

    tate793 6:34 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink  

     
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