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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject:

The Juggernaut wrote:
Get this kid on that LeBron HGH diet plan and he could be our new starting center.


Lebron will provide the details to the best HGH clinic. They are set.

Expect Ingram to "magically" bulk up too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject:

Does anyone have his roll man data from last season? I can only find it from 2016-2017.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject:

I think he is already on it: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkxnsbiBXqO/?hl=en&taken-by=ivicazubac
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
There aren't very many people out there who root for Zubac more than me.
But he's a bad fit with Randle. And Randle is the better player.
So Zu might have to go. I still think he can be a Nurkic-like player if he finds the right fit.


This aged super well.

Still believe he could be the next Nurkic.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject:

Zubac Stars for Croatia in Back-to-Back Wins at World Cup Qualifiers

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The third-year Lakers center came through for his national team, as he threw down dunk after dunk to help guide Croatia to wins over Italy and Romania.



https://www.nba.com/lakers/news/180703-zubac-stars-croatia-back-to-back-wins-world-cup-qualifiers
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:38 am    Post subject:

LakerInToronto wrote:
I thought he looked painfully bad last year, but I'll be rooting for him. Sophomore slumps happen to the best of them, so I have faith he could be serviceable.

Still seems a little too raw to be starting alongside LeBron James - especially come playoff time, so I fully expect us to bring Brook back.


Since, as it stands, part of the current plan is going to roll over to 2019, it makes sense on some level to give Zubac his do-or-die look. If he falters, his contract is up at the end of the season and they have the space to fill the position with a free agent. If he gets the job done, you re-sign him and focus your pursuits on filling other positions. With this in mind, ought to at least be given the opportunity to compete for the starting position.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:40 am    Post subject:

Zu did average 11/5 as a starter iin 20 MPG in like 11 games if i remember correctly. The kid still has potential.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:44 am    Post subject:

Random, but I happen to like the collection of nicknames the Lakers have drafted the last few years.

I think that Zu, Zo, Kuz, and Mo go very well together in a game write-up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject:

Anybody else out there really excited to see how Zu plays this year? Seeing his stronger physique and watching clips from the Croatian team are bringing back memories of Zu being the next Marc Gasol. Yes, I’d love to sign BroLo, but I'd also like to see Zu get major minutes. I think he can really produce and be part of our young core going forward.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject:

markjay wrote:
Anybody else out there really excited to see how Zu plays this year? Seeing his stronger physique and watching clips from the Croatian team are bringing back memories of Zu being the next Marc Gasol. Yes, I’d love to sign BroLo, nut I'd also,like to see Zu get major minutes. I think he can really produce and be part of our young core going forward.


I can't get excited while I'm worrying if any players under 30 are even going to still be on this team from one week to the next.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject:

Has there been any announcement that we’ve actually picked up his option?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject:

Zubac looking swole at the World Championships Games

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkxnsbiBXqO/



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject:

Haha look at the euro tail he’s pulling in Go Zu!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject:

Barring an unexpected Kawhi trade or Deng salary dump, Zu sure has pulled a rabbit out of the hat with this second life as a Laker. Hope he's more ready for it then he was for the last season...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject:

Zu appears to be on that Nikola Pekovic diet.

#ZuBeast
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject:

We Bought A Zu!
Going to expect big things from you, kid!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:53 pm    Post subject:

I really hope he turns it around but I don't really take much from Euro competition.

Glad he's playing well though. That's what he should be doing against those guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject:

Zu came into the NBA with a lot of skill and touch for a big but had a lot of fat and was slower due to that. 2nd season he lost a lot of weight but also lost his muscle mass. He got bullied and couldn’t hold his own in the post. Still lacked explosiveness. This upcoming season we will see the culmination of two offseasons of Work that has gotten us this more explosive, leaner and stronger version of Zu. I’m excited for him and I think the FO believes in him too as they didn’t re-sign Brook.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject:

NBALakerLegends wrote:
Zu came into the NBA with a lot of skill and touch for a big but had a lot of fat and was slower due to that. 2nd season he lost a lot of weight but also lost his muscle mass. He got bullied and couldn’t hold his own in the post. Still lacked explosiveness. This upcoming season we will see the culmination of two offseasons of Work that has gotten us this more explosive, leaner and stronger version of Zu. I’m excited for him and I think the FO believes in him too as they didn’t re-sign Brook.
He is still just 21 yrs old, so don't close the book on him just yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject:

DocK36 wrote:
NBALakerLegends wrote:
Zu came into the NBA with a lot of skill and touch for a big but had a lot of fat and was slower due to that. 2nd season he lost a lot of weight but also lost his muscle mass. He got bullied and couldn’t hold his own in the post. Still lacked explosiveness. This upcoming season we will see the culmination of two offseasons of Work that has gotten us this more explosive, leaner and stronger version of Zu. I’m excited for him and I think the FO believes in him too as they didn’t re-sign Brook.
He is still just 21 yrs old, so don't close the book on him just yet.


It all depends how much he builds up his body. The skill is there but right now the athletic skill is not.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject:

Please save us Big Zu
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject:

Gets to play with his dream franchise and Lebron. Blessed dude
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject:

Zu is going to come into camp with a ton of confidence. This is going to be a joy to watch. Go get em Zu, this is what you’ve worked all your life for.

You belong here. You were destined to dance in Purp&Gold championship confetti.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:52 am    Post subject:

The time is now for this kid to shine. Hope he makes the most out of this opportunity.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject:

Lakers are putting a lot of faith in Zub. Hope he comes ready to play this season...
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