OFFICIAL LUOL DENG THREAD (Must be Traded or Stretched to Sign a Max FA Next Summer)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject:

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He didn't look good imo. Slow and out of shape. I don't think he reached his goal of proving himself to the org or other teams: https://www.iol.co.za/sport/basketball/deng-wants-to-prove-himself-to-lakers-in-nba-africa-game-16374170


Looked on the heavy side to me too...


I agree. Perhaps a response to the common suggestion that his only mpg would be as a small ball 5?

May need a bit more weight if he intends to be battling in the paint with younger and heavier players.

Remains listed at 6'9 220lbs. Curious how inaccurate that is for him today.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject:

Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
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He didn't look good imo. Slow and out of shape. I don't think he reached his goal of proving himself to the org or other teams: https://www.iol.co.za/sport/basketball/deng-wants-to-prove-himself-to-lakers-in-nba-africa-game-16374170


Looked on the heavy side to me too...


I agree. Perhaps a response to the common suggestion that his only mpg would be as a small ball 5?

May need a bit more weight if he intends to be battling in the paint with younger and heavier players.

Remains listed at 6'9 220lbs. Curious how inaccurate that is for him today.


I donít see him taking up PT UNLESS LeBron request minutes
for Deng to give him a purpose. Otherwise, heís not making the rotation.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:18 pm    Post subject:

I saw the highlights, he was overwhelming unimpressive
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject:

I just the the highlights. LMAO, taking about minutes while looking that fat. Give me a break.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject:

Lakeshow323 wrote:
I just the the highlights. LMAO, taking about minutes while looking that fat. Give me a break.


Some users here get offended when we use the "f" word or tease about weight.

I only caught his highlights on my phone so he didn't look plump to me, but let's hope the training camp & playing alongside Lebron kicks him into higher gear. Hoping for at least spot minutes from him and the fielding the deepest team in the league.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject:

obviously fat is a bit of hyperbole but he definitely looked out of shape for NBA standards
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:38 am    Post subject:

On that breakaway I failed to see the explosion as he approached the hoop.

One thing is certain he has not been in the gym trying to work his way back into the rotation. Let him be a constant reminder how blessed we are that Jim Buss is no longer running the team. We have him for 1 more season.

He can Bonga will hold down the end of the bench.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject:

https://www.inquisitr.com/5030920/nba-rumors-lakers-could-trade-luol-deng-draft-picks-to-kings-for-randolph-shumpert-per-bleacher-report/


is this bulls*it?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject:

999 wrote:
https://www.inquisitr.com/5030920/nba-rumors-lakers-could-trade-luol-deng-draft-picks-to-kings-for-randolph-shumpert-per-bleacher-report/


is this bulls*it?


Yes. This is only a trade scenario made by Bleacher Report
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:55 pm    Post subject:

whenever I see inquisitr...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject:

oldlakerfan wrote:
Let him be a constant reminder how blessed we are that Jim Buss is no longer running the team.


In a way, he HELPS the front office maintain perspective...

"Hey Rob let's get this (veteran good locker room guy) for a few seasons above market val... [looks at Deng's salary in the Excel sheet] nevermind".
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject:

I know that Bleacher Report/Kings trade was just a random thought, but I like the idea of the Lakers buttering up the Kings. Where as before we'd consider the Orlando Magic as the farm system for Lakers systems, the Kings can be our 2nd G-league team. Lakers North.

Magic's congratulatory tweet towards the Kings after the Cal Classic summer league tournament. Vlade's friendship. Ranadive's commitment to the Sacramento community...

butter them up, give them franchise advice from Jeannie, give them first priority if they're looking for 2nd rounders or cash considerations.. and then BOOM, unload Deng on them for expirings. I'd give a 21-cowbell salute if the Kings help us out.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject:

999 wrote:
https://www.inquisitr.com/5030920/nba-rumors-lakers-could-trade-luol-deng-draft-picks-to-kings-for-randolph-shumpert-per-bleacher-report/


is this bulls*it?


I can see this trade happening mid season.
LA could definitely use both players (Zbo & Shump), especially Zbo for front court depth.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject:

The Deng contract has buried the Lakers for years.
And will do so for more years.
The only thing to do is to eat it this year.
Then stretch him next year to bring in a max FA.
But whatever you do don't give up a first round choice to
dump him.
Jessie is doing a great job finding Kuzma, Hart,
Svi, and Wagner at the tail end of the draft.
May be giving up a great player just to dump him.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject:

laker50 wrote:
The Deng contract has buried the Lakers for years.
And will do so for more years.
The only thing to do is to eat it this year.
Then stretch him next year to bring in a max FA.
But whatever you do don't give up a first round choice to
dump him.
Jessie is doing a great job finding Kuzma, Hart,
Svi, and Wagner at the tail end of the draft.
May be giving up a great player just to dump him.


Deng has 2 more year left on his contract, Iím pretty sure at some point some team is gonna want him for picks.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject:

the closer we get to his contract expiration the more willing teams will be willing take it on. Im pretty sure we can find a suitor or 2 who will take him next offseason without having to give up "too much"
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject:

We can cut / stretch in 12 days

Once league year starts his 2018/2019 money locks in they can waive and stretch following year money
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject:

https://lakeshowlife.com/2018/08/20/los-angeles-lakers-jeremy-lin-named-player-target-trade/

Deng and a pick(s) for Lin ?!
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