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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject:

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lotta dreamin going on in here...


Dude Kuzma is already averaging 17 ppg. What dreaming?
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In a preview of an interview that will air in its entirety on Thursday, Kobe Bryant touched on what characteristics set Kuzma apart, via Spectrum SportsNet:

ďA lot of GMs are kicking themselves over that one. Heís extremely articulate and very inquisitive. I think thatís always the best trait to have, is curiosity. Because you want to know why things work. You want to know why things happen and how things happen. When you have that kind of curiosity, youíre constantly seeking for ways to improve mentally, physically. Thatís the thing that jumped out at me the most.Ē


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Kuz also loves wearing Kobe's.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/10/lakers-rookie-kobe-shoes-custom-joker-rings-kyle-kuzma-nba-photos-halloween

Give this man a shoe deal Nike!
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The thing is, we need to play and start those that Kobe sees himself in...and thats Kuzma!!!! How often does someone get an endorsment from Kobe??? Come on almost never!!!!! Other than Westbrook I cant think of a single player that Kobe said...alright I like this kid...I see something special there, I relate... Well he just basically said all that about Kuzma!!!!


No doubt, Kobe is very selective so Iím sure kuz is pinching himself (or saying I already knew that, kobe ).

Iím starting to think the lakers lucked on Kuzma because his personality reminded them of kobe. They did say how he was amazing in his interviews and sit down sessions. While others were strictly looking on court performance and college tape, Magic and Pelinka were mesmerized by his articulate and inquisitive personality
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject:

I think what I wrote there is signature worthy...
Moment of inspiration lol.

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The thing is, we need to play and start those that Kobe sees himself in...and thats Kuzma!!!! How often does someone get an endorsment from Kobe??? Come on almost never!!!!! Other than Westbrook I cant think of a single player that Kobe said...alright I like this kid...I see something special there, I relate... Well he just basically said all that about Kuzma!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject:

Luke would've probably hated coaching Kobe Bryant too.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject:

We were lucky to get this kid with the #2 pick....because
Lonzo would have been a mistake...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject:

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Luke would've probably hated coaching Kobe Bryant too.


An assumption and hate tied together...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject:

deal wrote:
We were lucky to get this kid with the #2 pick....because
Lonzo would have been a mistake...


Thats exactly the way I am looking at it!!!! Drafting Kuzma with the #2 pick was the best decision Lakers made in a long long time!! What a player, a future star. Can you imagine if drafted Lonzo Ball 2nd?? Good thing we dodged that.. Especially cuz we still managed to get Lonzo with #27.

So awesome how the whole thing worked out #27...its a bit of a crapshot anyway. You dont always expect your #27 pick to pan out so even if Lonzo doesnt pan out its fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject:

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http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-news-kobe-bryant-dinner-kyle-kuzma-having-best-trait/2017/12/05/

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In a preview of an interview that will air in its entirety on Thursday, Bryant touched on what characteristics set Kuzma apart, via Spectrum SportsNet:

ďA lot of GMs are kicking themselves over that one. Heís extremely articulate and very inquisitive. I think thatís always the best trait to have, is curiosity. Because you want to know why things work. You want to know why things happen and how things happen. When you have that kind of curiosity, youíre constantly seeking for ways to improve mentally, physically. Thatís the thing that jumped out at me the most.Ē


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject:

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I've seen Luke visibly angry at this kid when he makes a mistake on the floor...which I have no problem with, but I never see Luke visibly angry at Lonzo when he makes a mistake. This kid rarely shows fire and comes across to damn California cool. Is it too early to say that we made a poor pick?


Ya it's too early

Not at head coach.


oh well that's a different story

it's too early to say that Lonzo was a poor pick, that's how I read that

Oh yeah, the Lonzo stuff us nonsense. But Luke is pointlessly using a double standard with Kuzma.


Lopez and KCP jack up what they want. Randle is less of an ideally willing passer. But Kuz is the only one who gets punished for shot selection (or errant passes , Luke gave him the death stare 2 games ago)
..... I don't like it

Exactly. Does Kuz really need tough love? Even though he needs to continue to improve, as all rookies do, does he not play basketball the right way?

This isn't "An Officer and a Gentleman" where Richard Gere needs Louis Gossett, Jr. on his ass 24/7 to reach his full potential - Kuz is one of the best young scorers in the league with a good feel for the game already, and all he needs are minutes, while this bad Lakers team desperately needs his scoring against starting units.


Sometimes he plays the right way and sometimes he doesnít. When he doesnít there is nothing thing wrong with pulling him from the game, same as any other player. Luke has pulled him for being a black hole and for not playing defense, and he reacted favorably.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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Baron Von Humongous wrote:
justsomelakerfan wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
justsomelakerfan wrote:
captain jack wrote:
I've seen Luke visibly angry at this kid when he makes a mistake on the floor...which I have no problem with, but I never see Luke visibly angry at Lonzo when he makes a mistake. This kid rarely shows fire and comes across to damn California cool. Is it too early to say that we made a poor pick?


Ya it's too early

Not at head coach.


oh well that's a different story

it's too early to say that Lonzo was a poor pick, that's how I read that

Oh yeah, the Lonzo stuff us nonsense. But Luke is pointlessly using a double standard with Kuzma.


Lopez and KCP jack up what they want. Randle is less of an ideally willing passer. But Kuz is the only one who gets punished for shot selection (or errant passes , Luke gave him the death stare 2 games ago)
..... I don't like it

Exactly. Does Kuz really need tough love? Even though he needs to continue to improve, as all rookies do, does he not play basketball the right way?

This isn't "An Officer and a Gentleman" where Richard Gere needs Louis Gossett, Jr. on his ass 24/7 to reach his full potential - Kuz is one of the best young scorers in the league with a good feel for the game already, and all he needs are minutes, while this bad Lakers team desperately needs his scoring against starting units.


Sometimes he plays the right way and sometimes he doesnít. When he doesnít there is nothing thing wrong with pulling him from the game, same as any other player. Luke has pulled him for being a black hole and for not playing defense, and he reacted favorably.


I'm sorry but I'm sick and tired of watching the Lakers coaches "rein in" players. Players they feel haven't proved themselves in the league and are not playing the right way. Sometimes you just have to let people go and guide them along the way. It seems to happen to the younger players while vets and short term players get more "free rein". Lin & Russell all the way to Randle & Kuzma. How come Lin & Russell look great away from the stupid restrictions placed upon them by our coaches? There are plenty of players in the league who don't play the right way and sometimes they become a Harden, a Kyrie, a Curry, or the starting back court of the Portland Trailblazers.

Mark Jackson taught defense but he also enabled Curry & Klay to take the most ridiculous looking shots in NBA history. Guess what? It changed the game forever. Randle & Kuzma both have deserved more playing time and probably should be starting. What is the point of holding them both back? Because they don't play the Laker way? One of the worst teams the last 5 years.
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http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-news-kobe-bryant-dinner-kyle-kuzma-having-best-trait/2017/12/05/

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In a preview of an interview that will air in its entirety on Thursday, Bryant touched on what characteristics set Kuzma apart, via Spectrum SportsNet:

ďA lot of GMs are kicking themselves over that one. Heís extremely articulate and very inquisitive. I think thatís always the best trait to have, is curiosity. Because you want to know why things work. You want to know why things happen and how things happen. When you have that kind of curiosity, youíre constantly seeking for ways to improve mentally, physically. Thatís the thing that jumped out at me the most.Ē


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject:

I would like to see some 2 man action with Kuzma and Ingram. I feel like these 2 could be very good in PnR with BI as the primary ball handler.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject:

Not worried about the way Luke is treating Kuz, in fact Kuz is the type of guy who responds well to "tough love" and challenges. It wouldn't be effective on a guy like Lopez who would probably be insulted by that type of motivation. Our guys know Luke has their back, I'm more worried about the erratic sub patterns and finding that consistency as the season progresses.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject:

The sooner this team starts treating Kuzma like the star he will become...the better off we will be.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject:

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The sooner this team starts treating Kuzma like the star he will become...the better off we will be.


I prefer they keep teaching him good habits.
Then treat him like a star when he becomes one.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject:

The Juggernaut wrote:
I would like to see some 2 man action with Kuzma and Ingram. I feel like these 2 could be very good in PnR with BI as the primary ball handler.

PnR between two people the same size doesn't generate an advantage since they'll just switch two guys the same size.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
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The thing is, we need to play and start those that Kobe sees himself in...and thats Kuzma!!!! How often does someone get an endorsment from Kobe??? Come on almost never!!!!! Other than Westbrook I cant think of a single player that Kobe said...alright I like this kid...I see something special there, I relate... Well he just basically said all that about Kuzma!!!!


No doubt, Kobe is very selective so Iím sure kuz is pinching himself (or saying I already knew that, kobe ).

Iím starting to think the lakers lucked on Kuzma because his personality reminded them of kobe. They did say how he was amazing in his interviews and sit down sessions. While others were strictly looking on court performance and college tape, Magic and Pelinka were mesmerized by his articulate and inquisitive personality



I donít think Kobe is shy about giving praise. Iíve heard him make enthusiastic comments about Clarkson, Randle, Andrew Wiggins, Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, Tony Allen, Andre Drummond, Ben Simmons, and a bunch of other guys.

Kobe also called Luke one of the two best coaches in the league.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject:

https://streamable.com/tsoyp

Kuz 97%ile on ISO's but Luke probably would have called a timeout next possession just to pull him out if he did anything close to this in a game.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject:

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https://streamable.com/tsoyp

Kuz 97%ile on ISO's but Luke probably would have called a timeout next possession just to pull him out if he did anything close to this in a game.


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KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
3baller wrote:
https://streamable.com/tsoyp

Kuz 97%ile on ISO's but Luke probably would have called a timeout next possession just to pull him out if he did anything close to this in a game.


Facts


Valid point.
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bandiger wrote:
KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
3baller wrote:
https://streamable.com/tsoyp

Kuz 97%ile on ISO's but Luke probably would have called a timeout next possession just to pull him out if he did anything close to this in a game.


Facts


Valid point.


any inside scoop for us, bandiger?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
bandiger wrote:
KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
3baller wrote:
https://streamable.com/tsoyp

Kuz 97%ile on ISO's but Luke probably would have called a timeout next possession just to pull him out if he did anything close to this in a game.


Facts


Valid point.


any inside scoop for us, bandiger?

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diando wrote:
PHILosophize wrote:
bandiger wrote:
KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
3baller wrote:
https://streamable.com/tsoyp

Kuz 97%ile on ISO's but Luke probably would have called a timeout next possession just to pull him out if he did anything close to this in a game.


Facts


Valid point.


any inside scoop for us, bandiger?

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