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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject:

This throws out the theory that this lakers FO is only about their draft picks. Magic and Pelinka don’t care, anyone is expendable/touchable.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:31 pm    Post subject:

He seemed like a young energetic dude who had some raw skills who could eventually turn into something. Guess the FO knows more than I do about him, see ya TB...your bench celebrations were the best we’ve had since Sacre, say hi to him for us.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject:

This is the correct move. Zu is the better player and a solid rotation player who could eventually start.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject:

Shows something significant. This is the first case where Magic has shown he's willing to rate a previous regime player over one selected during his era. Zu, Randle and Ingram are the last of the Mitch era.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject:

AY2043 wrote:
Why the (bleep) did we guarantee Zu and let go of TB


'Cause Zu is better?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject:

Hydro21 wrote:
Something is definitely brewing .. I’m not sure I would let Bryant go and kept Zubac tho in terms of today’s NBA.


"Today's NBA" is pretty much defined by the Golden State Warriors, and even they have found use for traditional centers like Andrew Bogut and Zaza Pachulia. There's times when "switch everything" doesn't work and you need an inside presence.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject:

MickMgl wrote:
AY2043 wrote:
Why the (bleep) did we guarantee Zu and let go of TB


'Cause Zu is better?

Or....Wagner and Bryant are the same type of player. It may make sense to have someone who is slightly different for matching up against different teams.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
This throws out the theory that this lakers FO is only about their draft picks. Magic and Pelinka don’t care, anyone is expendable/touchable.


Except, at least I've always believed this, one key part of the draft day move to trade down was to get Hart locked in on a smaller salary. I know the difference from 28 to 30 seems insignificant, but if you're in penny pinching mode to make LBJ + PG work, every dime matters. Bryant was a just bonus.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject:

Annihilator wrote:
MickMgl wrote:
AY2043 wrote:
Why the (bleep) did we guarantee Zu and let go of TB


'Cause Zu is better?

Or....Wagner and Bryant are the same type of player. It may make sense to have someone who is slightly different for matching up against different teams.


I've said that, too. It's probably both.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject:

1ngr4m wrote:
I guess they wanted the more developed out of Zubac and Bryant for this upcoming season

Imho, a sure sign that LeBron is coming, because he wants vets who can shoot on his squad. He likes his old familiar furniture....Channing Frye?

I was really hoping to see what Bryant would do against summer league competition.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:24 pm    Post subject:

Annihilator wrote:
MickMgl wrote:
AY2043 wrote:
Why the (bleep) did we guarantee Zu and let go of TB


'Cause Zu is better?

Or....Wagner and Bryant are the same type of player. It may make sense to have someone who is slightly different for matching up against different teams.

Let me just add that there is something that is fundamentally wrong with the G-League when a player who makes first team All G-League as a rookie gets waived before the start of the next season.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject:

calistrtballr wrote:
Horrible. Magic hyped him up so much, all for nothing


All for nothing?? Why don't you wait until the FA period is over to announce this to the world?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject:

I kinda miss the kid. I was looking forward to seeing him in SL (after his ankle healed up).
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject:

I liked him too. Wish him the best.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject:

So, does this help us keep Randle’s cap hold if we wanted to make a trade for Kawhi centered around Ingram using cap room only (and not have to match salaries)?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject:

Much love to Thomas. He is hard worker, and has a lot of talent. He will land on his feet. God Bless.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject:

Zu and Wagner are more skilled than Thomas Bryant. I said he'd be odd-man out when it came down to it.

That said, Bryant could still be available for a vets minimum after Free Agency is over.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Zu and Wagner are more skilled than Thomas Bryant. I said he'd be odd-man out when it came down to it.

That said, Bryant could still be available for a vets minimum after Free Agency is over.

Agreed - this may just be about cap maneuvering. I'm gonna be patient about this.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject:

playing now...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject:

Should have kept him...
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