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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: PELICANS -at- LAKERS – 3-5-17 - Thoughts and :-(( Ratings

Game of Runs… Both teams showed they could go stone cold for stretches tonight.

The Lakers took the lead with a 39-point second quarter that included a 14-0 run. Then, they gave it right back by scoring just 14 points in the third – this time giving up a 13-0 run to the Pelicans.

“When you have an opportunity to get on a team, you take that. We didn’t do it,” Luke said.

The Lakers were sloppy. Russell was stone cold from the perimeter. But they fought in the final few minutes with a 14-0 run in crunch time to tie it up. Russell hit a couple of threes, the defense picked up its intensity with Randle at the C spot…but it all fell apart in the final minute. They couldn’t get stops, Ingram had a killer turnover and that was that. The Lakers dropped another one with the 105-97 loss to the Pelicans.

The Lakers had 25 turnovers tonight. That’s an elite tank stat.

“I thought they did a great job of giving themselves a chance, fighting back into a game, but made some crucial mistakes the last minute or so,” Luke said. He added that having the experience of close games was good for them.


Russell -- -- His shot was off – like Blazer game off – as he went 0-7 from three before hitting a couple of clutch threes in the final minutes as the Lakers were rallying back. He had 6 assists at the half, moving the ball well although with a few miscues. He’d only have 1 assist in the second half. Not a good night offensively. Defensively, it seems like every few games you see Russell arguing with a big about a blown ice sequence on D. Russell shades defenders while the big isn’t in position and we see them give up a straight line layup to the guard. He’s been getting more vocal about it whenever it happens. Tonight, he and Nance argued about the play in the first quarter. After the game, Luke mentioned a play where the guys settled for a three in transition instead of trying to get the layup. He said if the ball isn’t going through the hole, he didn’t want them settling for those kinds of shots. Russell had one of those on a two-on-one break. The Stats: He scored 16 points on 7-20 shooting (2-11 from three, 0-1 from the line) to go with 4 boards, 7 assists, 6 turnovers, 2 steals, 1 block and 4 fouls in 33 minutes. He was a -3. The Action: He missed a wing three off a nice screen from Randle. He fumbled a ball out of bounds in the backcourt. He missed a long wing jumper. His inbounds pass under the hoop was picked off. He threw a pass out of bounds trying to hit Ingram, who probably should have had it. He missed a three straight away. He faked a shot, attacked and missed the layup. He semi-dunked in transition a few seconds later. He hit Nick for the corner three. He gave up a straight-line layup trying to ice with Nance who wasn’t ready (this happens a lot with Russell). He attacked from the corner and hit the floater. Bad close out and he gave up a layup. He missed a pull-up three. He missed a good look at a wing three. He worked the two-man game with Randle and hit him for the dunk. He attacked off the screen and scored a layup over Davis. He probed off the screen and hit the elbow jumper keeping his man in jail. He picked up a tech. Second Half: He missed a wing three on a kickout (he had Randle filling a lane prior to that in transition but missed it). Sloppy pass throwing it off Randle trying to hit a man in the corner. He missed a tech FT. He missed a wing three. He settled for a three on the break instead of filling a lane on a two-on-one and he missed (not a good decision when you’re already 0-6 from three). He missed a bank from midrange. He missed a pull-up 17-footer. He set up Mozgov for FTs on the two-man game. He rattled in a pull-up on the sideline. He sank a three out of a timeout with 3:39 left. He was called for an offensive foul using an off arm on a drive. He drained another big three to cut it to 1 with 2:16 left. He airballed a three expecting a whistle on a three that didn’t come. He missed a tough three out of a timeout with 37 seconds left. He attacked the paint, put on the brakes and threw it away.

Randle -- -- Some great work battling on the glass as the C and hustling on D down the stretch. He had both Cousins and Davis to contend with and Ingram as the PF. That wasn’t an easy task, but Randle was fighting. Love seeing that from him. Good effort from him from start to finish. He got burned on a switch late in the game when he took a guard and gave up the dagger three with his hands down and no challenge. Tough break after a spirited defensive effort during our fourth quarter rally. He had 4 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in a well-rounded first half, but would only scratch a point in the second half. I liked some of the assists from Randle as they on half-court sets versus creating in transition off handoffs or kickbacks. Some different looks with him at the top of the arc distributing. Hope we see more of that. The Stats: He scored 5 points on 2-7 shooting (1-2 from the line) to go with 12 boards (2 offensive), 6 assists, 2 turnovers, 1 steal and 5 fouls in 33 minutes. He was a-8. The Action: He missed an elbow jumper, short. He missed a floater in the lane. Nice challenge on a jumper to get a miss. He got Davis in the air on the faked shot, attacked the lane and finished at the rim. He missed a jumper trying to beat the shotclock. His pushout led to a three in transition. He was stripped in the paint. He gathered a pocket pass from Russell that was slightly behind him and dunked. He hit Ingram cutting down the lane for a dunk. Second Half: He hit Ingram slipping a screen for a layup. He threw a pass away trying to hit Russell backdoor. He missed a one-footed jumper in the lane. Excellent defensive board against Davis in a battle under the hoop. Quick attack in transition to get Cousins caught out of position and he fouled him out with 1:55 left, he made one FT (off a high bounce). He switched and didn’t challenge, giving up a big three.

Ingram -- -- He had a rookie turnover with 44 seconds left, trying to attack a guard and getting a high dribble poked away as he spun. That was the final nail on the Lakers rally in the fourth quarter. He had a decent night prior to that, despite some sloppy moments. He only waited until the second possession of the game to get off (and make) a shot in this one as he hit a three. Late in the first half, the Lakers ran a play for Ingram where Randle had the ball at the top of the arc, pulling the big out. Ingram ran to set a screen, then cut back into the paint to take the pass and dunk with no length back there to help. He also slipped a screen with Randle up top to find him for another layup to start the half. The more Ingram realizes the advantage he was with his length and can get speed into the paint, the more effective his game is going to be. You want him attacking with the ball or working off ball in situations where he can take advantage of that. Once his shot improves all of this will make his offensive game more consistent and open up more of those opportunities. The Stats: He scored 16 points on 7-13 shooting (2-3 from three, 0-2 from the line) to go with 6 boards, 2 assists, 4 turnovers, 1 block and 1 foul in 39 minutes. He was a -19. The Action: He sank a corner three on a catch-and-shoot on our second possession. He missed a quick-fire three from the other corner. He attacked the paint, brought it back to his right and was blocked. He was fouled on a pull-up wing jumper, he missed both FTs, uggh. Off the mark on a baseline pass to Nance, turnover. He attacked across the lane, took contact with no call and missed the layup (should have been FTs). Quick first step baseline and he scored a layup after blowing past his man. Sweet cut with Randle ball handling up top, he took the pass and dunked with no bigs under the hoop. Second Half: He slipped a screen and Randle found him for the layup. Nice challenge to force a brick by his man. He swished a corner three on a kickout. He got tapped on a pull-up at the FT line after working off a screen. He changed directions behind his back and missed a scooping lefty layup. He posted up and swished the turnaround in the paint. He threw a lob away. Way short on a pull-up from 20 feet. Jab step on iso and he hit the wing jumper. Not sure what he was doing, trying to create off the dribble with a spin into the D, turnover with 44 seconds left down 5, killer.

Black -- -- Foul trouble once again to start this game, picking up 2 in about 5 minutes. Mozgov then came in and picked up 2 in a minute. Not an easy assignment for our bigs. Good job by Black on the offensive glass, pulling down 5. He had a little trouble finishing around the rim in this one. The Stats: He scored 5 points on 2-8 shooting (1-1 from the line) to go with 6 boards (5 offensive), 2 turnovers and 4 fouls in 17 minutes. He was a -15. The Action: He drew a charge on Cousins on a nice recovery. He battled for an offensive board and hit the jumphook. Second Half: He blew a layup off the two-man game after a nice move to get a round a defender. He sealed Cousins well in transition and scored the And-1 layup on him, he made the FT. He was blocked on a jumphook. He was called for three seconds. He missed a jumphook but got it back. He missed a floater.

Young -- -- He finally started mixing up his game tonight instead of settling for so many threes. He had throwdowns and finishes in the paint, bringing a different dimension to his game. He led the Lakers with 14 points on 5-8 shooting in the first half. He sparked the Lakers in the fourth quarter with his only scores of the second half. I’m sure there were those out there groaning that he was going to ruin the tank, but good game from Nick. Even if you want other guys to get minutes, he’s import to have out there for the young guys as we lack floor spacers. That helps the youngsters. The Stats: He scored 19 points on 7-12 shooting (4-8 from three, 1-1 from the line) to go with 4 boards, 2 turnovers, 1 steal and 3 fouls in 28 minutes. He was a +4. The Action: He missed a corner three. He curled into the paint, elevated and hammered down the dunk. He swished a wing three. He missed a wing three. He sank a quick-fire wing three next time down. No hesitation on a pull-up three in transition on his next touch and he buried it. He was stripped at the rim. He attacked the paint and hit the And-1 over Cousins trying to take a charge, he made the FT. He missed a deep three at the halftime buzzer. Second Half: He missed a long heave from three. He missed an elbow pull-up. He sank a wing three in transition. He swiped a pass, quickly went behind his back as he came down to lose a defender then scored the breakaway layup over another.

Clarkson -- -- Good job getting to the line tonight (and making 6-6). The rest of the team went 5-9. Last game he had the 20-point third quarter. This game we scored just 14 points as a team in that quarter. A pretty average game for him. He had some finishes around the rim, hit a midrange shot and manufactured points at the line. The team struggled a bit while he was out there with the -17. The Stats: He scored 14 points on 4-9 shooting (0-2 from three, 6-6 from the line) to go with 2 boards, 3 assists, 3 turnovers, 1 steal and no fouls in 24 minutes. He was a -17. The Action: Not close on a baseline pull-up. He was tripped on a drive right for FTs, he made both. He missed a pull-up from midrange in early offense. He attacked in transition and dumped it off to Mozgov for a dunk (somehow avoiding the charge call). Wow, dangerous foul as he got undercut on a dunk attempt in transition, he made both FTs. He sliced through the D and scored a layup. Second Half: He probed baseline and hit Ingram in the corner for three. He missed a pull-up three from the top of the arc. He crossed over and lost it, turnover. He turned the corner to get baseline and scored the layup. Quick two-for-one attack at the end of the quarter and he drew FTs, he made both. He was blocked trying to create on iso at the end of the quarter. He attacked off the three line and swished the floater. He missed a three in transition. He threw a cross-court pass away. He probed baseline and threw it away. He swished a pull-up wing jumper.

Nance -- -- Quiet game again, but he had some better moments. No perimeter shots in this one, just a couple of scores at the rim. Defensively, we went small down the stretch with Ingram at PF…probably for floor spacing, but I’d like to see Nance out there in crunch time seeing if he can mix it up on D. He sprained his wrist, so that wasn't happening. Despite that, I don’t understand how we can go several games without setting up a lob of some type for him. The Stats: He scored 4 points on 2-3 shooting to go with 5 boards, 1 turnover, 1 steal and 3 fouls in 19:32. He was a -4. The Action: He choked a layup after grabbing an offensive board. He scored a layup off a roll to the hole. Second Half: He swiped a perimeter pass. He dunked off the great interior feed by Mozgov who was rolling to the hoop off the two-man game.

Brewer -- -- Happy birthday to Brewer. Really loved his attitude about being traded to the Lakers from the filming they did on Backstage Lakers. Seems like he’ll be an excellent teammate. As far as the game went, he had the defensive play of the night with a rejection off the backboard after a man blew past him. That was a shockingly awesome recovery. He led the team with 2 blocks. Somewhere in the second quarter as he was pushing out a break with speed I had a flash of seeing him with Lonzo Ball out there pushing tempo again and again. That would be great if it happens, so keep your eye on the bigger picture of all these losses stacking up. That’s all you can do. The Stats: He scored 4 points on 2-5 shooting (0-2 from three) to go with 2 boards, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 2 blocks and no fouls in 15:30. He was a -2. The Action: He missed a full-court heave at the end of the quarter. He sank a pull-up jumper on iso against the shotclock. He traveled off the three line. Sensational recovery to reject his man off the backboard. He attacked middle, drop-stepped and scored a layup. Bad interior feed in transition that went right out of bounds. He was blocked on a drive. Second Half: He missed a wing three on a kickout. He was picked trying to attack the lane.

Mozgov -- -- With Zubac out with the injury, Luke dusted off Mozgov. He got into early foul trouble but managed to play with fouls well. Some good moments by him and he actually led the team with a +9. We needed those big bodies to defend the Pelican bigs. Would have been a good experience for Zubac. He hit a couple of jumpers. I’d like to see them work that a bit more to see if they can space the floor more in the future. The Stats: He scored 8 points on 3-3 shooting (2-2 from the line) to go with 5 boards, 1 assist, 2 turnovers, 1 block, 4 fouls in 15 minutes. He was a +9. The Action: He gave up a missed FT rebound. He quickly picked up two fouls. He swished a jumper off the inverse play. He dunked off the drive and dish from Clarkson. He sank a wing jumper. Second Half: Nice feed after taking the pass on the roll, he hit Nance for the dunk. He rejected a guard badly. He traveled on the perimeter. He was fouled on a dunk attempt, he made both FTs. Off ball foul in the post on offense, he had to sit with his fifth.

Ennis -- -- He had a good first half stint as he knocked down a couple of threes (sure, one was a lucky banked three…but the other looked good). In the second half, they went just to Russell/Clarkson at the PG. The Stats: He scored 6 points on 2-3 shooting (2-2 from the line) to go with 2 boards, 1 assist, 1 steal and no fouls in 6:37. He was a +7. The Action: He banked in a three after hesitating. He attacked the paint and was blocked in a crowd. He swished a three on a swing pass that found him wide open. Second Half: He did not play in the second half.

Robinson -- -- They went to him at the end of the third quarter instead of Mozgov. That stint didn’t last long and not enough to do anything. The Stats: He didn’t score in 1:33. He was a +2. The Action: He did not play in the first half. Second Half: Nothing to report.

Nwaba -- -- Luke brought him in briefly in the first half, then gave him some extended run in the fourth hoping he’d spark the team’s defense like the last game. He had an excellent block at the rim (that must have hit the rim because he didn’t get credit for it). Offensively, he seemed a bit lost and had moments where the offense got mucked up with him not being a shooter or aggressive. The Stats: He didn’t score and had 1 board in 9 minutes. He was a +6. The Action: Nothing to report. Second Half: He rejected his man under the hoop, then harassed him in the corner to throw it away (Nick took the steal for a score).

Walton -- -- Black with his second foul after about 5 minutes sat for Mozgov. Zubac out with an injury tonight… Mozgov picked up two fouls in about a minute… Nick sat for JC, Mozgov for Nance with the Lakers tied 16-16 with 3:27 left… Brewer in for Randle, Lakers down 6 with a minute left… The Lakers trailed 26-20 heading into the second quarter… Ennis in for Russell, Mozgov in for Ingram to start the second quarter… Mozgov picked up his third foul, but Luke left him in… Brewer sparking the Lakers on both ends to a 32-26 lead and forcing a timeout. A 12-0 Laker run… Luke called a timeout with the lead trimmed to 1 midway through the quarter… He brought back in Black, Randle, Ingram, Young and Russell out of that… Nwaba in for Black who quickly picked up his third foul… The Lakers led 59-55 at the half… Clarkson in for Russell, who was cold from three, midway through the third quarter. Lakers down 2… Brewer in for Young, Nance in for Randle with 4 minutes left, down 5… An 11-0 run for the Pelicans before the timeout… Robinson in for Black out of that, Lakers down 12… Just 14 points in the quarter… They trailed 83-73 heading into the fourth… Mozgov, Nance, Ingram, Brewer, Clarkson lineup… Ingram out for Russell two minutes later, Lakers down 13… Randle and Nwaba in… Mozgov with his fifth foul, so Ingram back in to go small… Young back in and he sparked the Lakers with a three and breakaway score off a steal. They cut the lead to 7 with 4:20 left after the 7-0 run… A 14-0 Laker run… More turnovers down the stretch from the kids. Ouch…


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject:

Thanks DB. Seems like the youngsters are still working on learning how to win.
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Thanks DB. I was at the game tonight after being at the game earlier in the season where they beat the warriors
1) D'Angelo was off all game no doubt. His shot was on target but just a little short or long. But live he was still our best chance to win the game. When Luke pulled him during the third the offense looked absolutely futile. He is the only one on this team with real winning NBA talent. I have been skeptical of him especially this season but despite playing with players with little to no basketball IQ he still gets in positions to make shots and set up teammates. In 2-3 years he makes 3 more of those open threes and this is a 25 point night
2) Randle was a non-factor. Just weird play out there always looking for handoffs. A few nice plays but ultimately he is a nice bench sparkplug in my opinion. He just can't shoot well enough for today's NBA and his usage in the offense is high
3) BI has potential. He made some nice plays but it just seemed like he, DLO, and Randle were out of sync. This is normal for young players but still sloppy basketball
4) Nick young played hard and brought some life to the team. I was happy to watch him live though I realize he is not in the long term plan
5) Just my opinion and just watching live, Randle and Clarkson are not winning players. Selfish plays controlling the ball. That lineup Luke had it during the third was the epitome of tank. Clarkson and Randle were brutal
5) I think Luol Deng actually might have helped tonight
6) I hope the tank dies officially after this season. I respect the Lou Williams trade and I realize how critical it is to keep this pick but it's time to get back to competitive basketball.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:19 am    Post subject:

Another audition night for the youngsters
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:55 am    Post subject:

DerekFisher24 wrote:
Thanks DB. I was at the game tonight after being at the game earlier in the season where they beat the warriors
1) D'Angelo was off all game no doubt. His shot was on target but just a little short or long. But live he was still our best chance to win the game. When Luke pulled him during the third the offense looked absolutely futile. He is the only one on this team with real winning NBA talent. I have been skeptical of him especially this season but despite playing with players with little to no basketball IQ he still gets in positions to make shots and set up teammates. In 2-3 years he makes 3 more of those open threes and this is a 25 point night
2) Randle was a non-factor. Just weird play out there always looking for handoffs. A few nice plays but ultimately he is a nice bench sparkplug in my opinion. He just can't shoot well enough for today's NBA and his usage in the offense is high
3) BI has potential. He made some nice plays but it just seemed like he, DLO, and Randle were out of sync. This is normal for young players but still sloppy basketball
4) Nick young played hard and brought some life to the team. I was happy to watch him live though I realize he is not in the long term plan
5) Just my opinion and just watching live, Randle and Clarkson are not winning players. Selfish plays controlling the ball. That lineup Luke had it during the third was the epitome of tank. Clarkson and Randle were brutal
5) I think Luol Deng actually might have helped tonight
6) I hope the tank dies officially after this season. I respect the Lou Williams trade and I realize how critical it is to keep this pick but it's time to get back to competitive basketball.


Great post..thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:38 am    Post subject:

Thanks DB!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:11 am    Post subject:

Thanks DB.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:30 am    Post subject:

Whoa, JC was a -17? Didn't seem it was that bad.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Whoa, JC was a -17? Didn't seem it was that bad.


Passes the eye test for me. Any time Jrue was in against a JC lineup, it was a massive smackdown.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject:

Our kids don't know how to win yet. Hope we can turn it around next season.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject:

The team will look back on dozens of games they let get away after this season is over, hopefully next year with a better equipt roster and the youth maturing we can finally breakthrough and win games more consistently.
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LakersRGolden wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Whoa, JC was a -17? Didn't seem it was that bad.


Passes the eye test for me. Any time Jrue was in against a JC lineup, it was a massive smackdown.


JC is a horrible PG very low IQ. The man takes bad shots, rarely passes to open teammates and is a sieve on defense. Randle also very low IQ, good rebounder high energy but if not for layups or dunks there's nothing more. Makes a lot of bone headed plays like he's not focused. He's also afraid to take the jump shot and that's a downer in Walton's offense.
I really would not mind if they traded those two, I think they could be decent off the bench for somebody.
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I've been looking for a Lakers Forum to vent too for a long time. This post is goin to be long overdue. Yesterday was the day I finally gave up on a couple players. 2 things you have to be good at as a team to win "Shoot or Play Defense". We do NEITHER! Russell and Young are the only 2 ppl who can consistently shoot the 3. Opposing Teams know that and do soft/short close outs on all other players. This offseason coming up big changes need to happen.

1.) Do not pick up Randles Option

2.) Find bigs who cant shoot (Pick and pop players)

3.) Draft a back up Point guard with HOU pick if we do not keep the Top 3 pick (I love Josh Jackson for his defense)

P.S -I am a fan of DLo and will admit when he does wrong but ppl who watch the game and know it can see that he's the only one trying. He has high end legit talent.

1.)He could easily average 8-10 assist if his teammates made open shots or even just shot the ball when open

2.)He would drive more if the spacing was available (Defenders play off of the bigs and sag into the paint because they kno Randle, Black, Nance cant shoot)

3.)His defense is bad I admit. He's young so he'll prolly feed off others defensive intensity.
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DerekFisher24 wrote:
Thanks DB. I was at the game tonight after being at the game earlier in the season where they beat the warriors
1) D'Angelo was off all game no doubt. His shot was on target but just a little short or long. But live he was still our best chance to win the game. When Luke pulled him during the third the offense looked absolutely futile. He is the only one on this team with real winning NBA talent. I have been skeptical of him especially this season but despite playing with players with little to no basketball IQ he still gets in positions to make shots and set up teammates. In 2-3 years he makes 3 more of those open threes and this is a 25 point night
2) Randle was a non-factor. Just weird play out there always looking for handoffs. A few nice plays but ultimately he is a nice bench sparkplug in my opinion. He just can't shoot well enough for today's NBA and his usage in the offense is high
3) BI has potential. He made some nice plays but it just seemed like he, DLO, and Randle were out of sync. This is normal for young players but still sloppy basketball
4) Nick young played hard and brought some life to the team. I was happy to watch him live though I realize he is not in the long term plan
5) Just my opinion and just watching live, Randle and Clarkson are not winning players. Selfish plays controlling the ball. That lineup Luke had it during the third was the epitome of tank. Clarkson and Randle were brutal
5) I think Luol Deng actually might have helped tonight
6) I hope the tank dies officially after this season. I respect the Lou Williams trade and I realize how critical it is to keep this pick but it's time to get back to competitive basketball.

I was there at the game as well and agree with everything you said. Mainly your points about D'Angelo. The kid is an absolute game changer when he steps on the court and the Lakers as a whole looked much more comfortable with him out there just going by the eye test.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Whoa, JC was a -17? Didn't seem it was that bad.
Crazy part is I believe he was in that bench lineup at the top of the 2nd that went +7 (see Ennis's +/-)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject:

Watching the team when he isn't on the floor is torture. Taking Anthony Brown over Norman Powell, TJ McConnell, and Quinn Cook still haunts us smh
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Thanks DB. I was at the game tonight after being at the game earlier in the season where they beat the warriors
1) D'Angelo was off all game no doubt. His shot was on target but just a little short or long. But live he was still our best chance to win the game. When Luke pulled him during the third the offense looked absolutely futile. He is the only one on this team with real winning NBA talent. I have been skeptical of him especially this season but despite playing with players with little to no basketball IQ he still gets in positions to make shots and set up teammates. In 2-3 years he makes 3 more of those open threes and this is a 25 point night
2) Randle was a non-factor. Just weird play out there always looking for handoffs. A few nice plays but ultimately he is a nice bench sparkplug in my opinion. He just can't shoot well enough for today's NBA and his usage in the offense is high
3) BI has potential. He made some nice plays but it just seemed like he, DLO, and Randle were out of sync. This is normal for young players but still sloppy basketball
4) Nick young played hard and brought some life to the team. I was happy to watch him live though I realize he is not in the long term plan
5) Just my opinion and just watching live, Randle and Clarkson are not winning players. Selfish plays controlling the ball. That lineup Luke had it during the third was the epitome of tank. Clarkson and Randle were brutal
5) I think Luol Deng actually might have helped tonight
6) I hope the tank dies officially after this season. I respect the Lou Williams trade and I realize how critical it is to keep this pick but it's time to get back to competitive basketball.

I was there at the game as well and agree with everything you said. Mainly your points about D'Angelo. The kid is an absolute game changer when he steps on the court and the Lakers as a whole looked much more comfortable with him out there just going by the eye test.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject:

Another tough season DB
Thanks for all your game recaps!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject:

Thanks again for the always excellent recaps DB. It's a tough deal watching losses, but it took a lot of the sting out of the loss just seeing the Lakers reel the Pels in from a big deficit to tie it all up in crunch time.

Wish Zubac could have played.

I felt like Nwaba's defense was very effective. His defense coupled with DLO zoning in and nailing 3's turned a blowout into a close game faster than the Pelicans could say "who is this guy?"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:22 pm    Post subject:

Jjennings369 wrote:
Watching the team when he isn't on the floor is torture. Taking Anthony Brown over Norman Powell, TJ McConnell, and Quinn Cook still haunts us smh
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DerekFisher24 wrote:
Thanks DB. I was at the game tonight after being at the game earlier in the season where they beat the warriors
1) D'Angelo was off all game no doubt. His shot was on target but just a little short or long. But live he was still our best chance to win the game. When Luke pulled him during the third the offense looked absolutely futile. He is the only one on this team with real winning NBA talent. I have been skeptical of him especially this season but despite playing with players with little to no basketball IQ he still gets in positions to make shots and set up teammates. In 2-3 years he makes 3 more of those open threes and this is a 25 point night
2) Randle was a non-factor. Just weird play out there always looking for handoffs. A few nice plays but ultimately he is a nice bench sparkplug in my opinion. He just can't shoot well enough for today's NBA and his usage in the offense is high
3) BI has potential. He made some nice plays but it just seemed like he, DLO, and Randle were out of sync. This is normal for young players but still sloppy basketball
4) Nick young played hard and brought some life to the team. I was happy to watch him live though I realize he is not in the long term plan
5) Just my opinion and just watching live, Randle and Clarkson are not winning players. Selfish plays controlling the ball. That lineup Luke had it during the third was the epitome of tank. Clarkson and Randle were brutal
5) I think Luol Deng actually might have helped tonight
6) I hope the tank dies officially after this season. I respect the Lou Williams trade and I realize how critical it is to keep this pick but it's time to get back to competitive basketball.

I was there at the game as well and agree with everything you said. Mainly your points about D'Angelo. The kid is an absolute game changer when he steps on the court and the Lakers as a whole looked much more comfortable with him out there just going by the eye test.
How did DLO at the start of the third quarter?
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