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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject: If AD trade happens... Who is guarding the perimeter?

This is all hypothetical, but if we trade the young core (specifically Zo & Ingram) for AD, I am worried we are not going to have good perimeter defense. What free agents can play D on the perimeter? On top of this, let's say we miss out on Butler.

Of course it will be amazing to have AD back there to protect the paint but I see us having issues guarding the point of attack. This is why I think it is so crucial to at least retain one of BI or Lonzo in any AD trade. Zo and BI are elite defenders in my eyes.

What would be your suggestion to the front office?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: If AD trade happens... Who is guarding the perimeter?

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This is all hypothetical, but if we trade the young core (specifically Zo & Ingram) for AD, I am worried we are not going to have good perimeter defense. What free agents can play D on the perimeter? On top of this, let's say we miss out on Butler.

Of course it will be amazing to have AD back there to protect the paint but I see us having issues guarding the point of attack. This is why I think it is so crucial to at least retain one of BI or Lonzo in any AD trade. Zo and BI are elite defenders in my eyes.

What would be your suggestion to the front office?



This is why we drafted Isaac Bonga. He can defend the perimeter.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject:

I mentioned getting Jeff Green with the room exception, he isn’t the defensive player he was before but is still a solid in that end.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject:

Ball is a rarity, there just are not that many great PG defenders in the NBA these days, period. There are to many good, quick PGs to keep up with anyway. So, i'm not really expecting to have a lock down defensive PG anyway. I know BI is long and everything, but he doesn't strike me as a good perimeter defender. He doesn't utilize that length like he should. With a 7-3 wing span, he should at least be getting steals and blocks in his sleep. Lakers should just target the best 3 and D defenders available that will play for cheap. Iman Shumpert? , etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject:

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Ball is a rarity, there just are not that many great PG defenders in the NBA these days, period. There are to many good, quick PGs to keep up with anyway. So, i'm not really expecting to have a lock down defensive PG anyway. I know BI is long and everything, but he doesn't strike me as a good perimeter defender. He doesn't utilize that length like he should. With a 7-3 wing span, he should at least be getting steals and blocks in his sleep. Lakers should just target the best 3 and D defenders available that will play for cheap. Iman Shumpert? , etc.


I agree with Lonzo. Even though BI does not get the steals and blocks like he should, he still alters shots and makes people uncomfortable with his length. There is no denying that (Kyrie said it).

If we trade for AD and can't get a max FA... I would go after Brogdon and/or Pat Beverly (both great defenders and can hit the 3). And see if you can pry Bogdanovich from Indiana with the remaining $$. We need shooters!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject:

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I mentioned getting Jeff Green with the room exception, he isn’t the defensive player he was before but is still a solid in that end.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject:

Rajon Rondo..lol

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:49 pm    Post subject:

Caruso, Hart and Jemerrio Jones......yikes!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:49 pm    Post subject:

I'm sure the Lakers would hire professional basketball players to defend the perimeter.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:51 pm    Post subject:

I wouldn't do the AD trade if we have to include both BI and ZO. So in this hypothetical we are keeping BI or ZO and that means one of them would guard the other teams best perimeter player.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject:

kenkoy wrote:
Caruso, Hart and Jemerrio Jones......yikes!


I am down with Jemerrio Jones and Caruso coming back. Jemerrio gets after it on the defensive end and can rebound the hell out of the ball for someone his size. Perfect energy guy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject:

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I wouldn't do the AD trade if we have to include both BI and ZO. So in this hypothetical we are keeping BI or ZO and that means one of them would guard the other teams best perimeter player.


Yep. This is the dream scenario this summer. Especially if we can add a Max FA. Even if we can't add a max guy, I am good spending that money to fill out the roster on shooters.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject:

Use some that leftover cap room to sign Patrick Beverly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: If AD trade happens... Who is guarding the perimeter?

Ruddog89 wrote:
This is all hypothetical, but if we trade the young core (specifically Zo & Ingram) for AD, I am worried we are not going to have good perimeter defense. What free agents can play D on the perimeter? On top of this, let's say we miss out on Butler.

Of course it will be amazing to have AD back there to protect the paint but I see us having issues guarding the point of attack. This is why I think it is so crucial to at least retain one of BI or Lonzo in any AD trade. Zo and BI are elite defenders in my eyes.

What would be your suggestion to the front office?




If you get AD you still have 30m to play with. I like Mclemore, Bullock, Beverly, Carroll, Ariza, Ferried (can switch up on guards).


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:58 pm    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
Use some that leftover cap room to sign Patrick Beverly.


Wonder if we would have enough for Beverley and Dedmon. This lineup would go to WCF imo.

Beverley
Lonzo
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject:

The Juggernaut wrote:
numero-ocho wrote:
Use some that leftover cap room to sign Patrick Beverly.


Wonder if we would have enough for Beverley and Dedmon. This lineup would go to WCF imo.

Beverley
Lonzo
Lebron
AD
Dedmon


@ lonzo and beverly trying to score and you add dedmon also.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
I'm sure the Lakers would hire professional basketball players to defend the perimeter.

That's Tyler Ennis' cue
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject:

Oh, another thread where people talk about trading for AD. We needed one of those.
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