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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject:

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Maybe cause it's preseason? Just putting it out there...


Maybe was pissed that Hart was starting over him.

He was worse in the first game, tho.


True... If KCP can shoot, he's a perfectly decent second unit player... but his one dimensional play doesn't mesh with the high IQ play of the first team.

LBJ, Rondo, Ingram, Lonzo, McGee... KCP just can't keep up with that type of lineup. Hart can if needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:41 am    Post subject:

He looks like a potential 10th man so far.

If he cannot win the job I sure hope Luke doesn't give it to him.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject:

IMO KCP has not played up to par the first two games. He needs to step up because, whether he starts or comes off the bench, he is still an important member of the team.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject:

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IMO KCP has not played up to par the first two games. He needs to step up because, whether he starts or comes off the bench, he is still an important member of the team.


I remember last year in the preseason he looked lost , but then started to get comfortable, maybe he’s one of those vets who have been in this league that doesn’t mind playing with a chill mood during the preseason and we know there is a lot of vets who do that during the preseason.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject:

Is anybody else concerned about the dramatic weight loss? Seems like most of his shots are clanking at the front of the rim now
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject:

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Is anybody else concerned about the dramatic weight loss? Seems like most of his shots are clanking at the front of the rim now


At the media day he stated that he changed his diet and feels better and quicker than he ever has before. So I am not concerned that he is better shape.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject:

Personally I think KCP will be fine, he's always been streaky but if anything I think he's just a slow-burner at the start of a season and takes a bit to get going.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject:

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Personally I think KCP will be fine, he's always been streaky but if anything I think he's just a slow-burner at the start of a season and takes a bit to get going.


Yeah, Luke and his staff probably aren’t worried 1 bit, we already know KCP can get going and put up nice stats we have seen it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:30 am    Post subject:

KCP looked pretty good last night. He was M.I.A in the first 2 games. Glad to see him contribute to the cause.

11 points 7 rebounds & solid defense.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject:

Dr. Funkbot wrote:
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Is anybody else concerned about the dramatic weight loss? Seems like most of his shots are clanking at the front of the rim now


At the media day he stated that he changed his diet and feels better and quicker than he ever has before. So I am not concerned that he is better shape.


Good to know he feels that way.
Sad thing, the feeling is not mutual.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject:

Looked better coming off the bench.

Josh added more to the starting unit because of his ability to put the ball on the floor in a half court setting and finish at the basket.

KCP can only do that 'some of the time' when he's going down hill on a fast break and it has always been a weakness for him.

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Is anybody else concerned about the dramatic weight loss? Seems like most of his shots are clanking at the front of the rim now


At the media day he stated that he changed his diet and feels better and quicker than he ever has before. So I am not concerned that he is better shape.


Good to know he feels that way.
Sad thing, the feeling is not mutual.


Kuzma changed his diet too, only fruits, veggies and fish now, no longer eats meat.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject:

He's an asset coming off the bench IMO. I could see a bench anchored by Rondo, Kuz, and KCP maintaining or building leads.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject:

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He's an asset coming off the bench IMO. I could see a bench anchored by Rondo, Kuz, and KCP maintaining or building leads.


Pretty much
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject:

KCP answered the bell and ended up with a good game tonight (20 points). When he plays well we are a dangerous team.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject:

We'll need him.
Svi isn't ready.
And Lance is a mystery by quarter.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
We'll need him.
Svi isn't ready.
And Lance is a mystery by quarter.
definitely
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject:

He's possibly the most natural fit with Lebron when he's going 100%.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject:

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He's possibly the natural fit with Lebron when he's going 100%.


He's pretty good at getting open for 3s imo. Or he's actually one of the guys that are constantly looking to get open at the 3 point line. So if he's hitting he'll be a plus. And a good fit.

Not the greatest handling the ball or making decisions with the ball though.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:51 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
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He's possibly the natural fit with Lebron when he's going 100%.


He's pretty good at getting open for 3s imo. Or he's actually one of the guys that are constantly looking to get open at the 3 point line. So if he's hitting he'll be a plus. And a good fit.

Not the greatest handling the ball or making decisions with the ball though.

Unfortunately that's his MO.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject:

Way to bounce back kcp!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
He's possibly the most natural fit with Lebron when he's going 100%.


Agreed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject:

Looks way better then early on during the preseason, he will play even more better in the regular season, Im expecting him to have a good year under LeBron similar with Mo Williams in Cleveland.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject:

When KCP is hitting the three the Lakers are a different team. Much better.
KCP is probably the best 3 point shooter on the Lakers. And therefore very valuable.
Either KCP or Kuzma has to be in the game to provide 3 point shooting.
Lonzo - can't hit the 3 pointer yet
Ingram - mid range player
McGee -no
Lebron - yes

So without KCP in the starting lineup there is really no 3 point shooter besides Lebron.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject:

laker50 wrote:
When KCP is hitting the three the Lakers are a different team. Much better.
KCP is probably the best 3 point shooter on the Lakers. And therefore very valuable.
Either KCP or Kuzma has to be in the game to provide 3 point shooting.
Lonzo - can't hit the 3 pointer yet
Ingram - mid range player
McGee -no
Lebron - yes

So without KCP in the starting lineup there is really no 3 point shooter besides Lebron.


I’d like to see Hart over KCP but doubt that it will happen. I’ll be willing to bet that at the end of the year their 3pt percentage is pretty similar. I like what Hart brings to the team over KCP. Pope is a little too one dimensional.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject:

Ohm Youngmisuk
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Luke Walton said Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (tendinitis) participated in almost all of practice and was pulled out at the end for precautionary reasons. Walton said Caldwell-Pope is good to go for the opener against Portland.
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