Should Lakers resign Demarcus Cousins now?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:51 am    Post subject:

You guys are acting like McGee being able to guard perimeter players in pick action is no big deal.. It's a very big deal in todays game. It's one of the reasons why our defense was so good. In addition to him doing a good job of manning the paint.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:59 am    Post subject:

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If Cousins is 50% of what he was, he is >>>>>>>>>>>JM. I still want JM (I think he is worth his small contract). This gives us plenty of time to figure out where Cousins is and if we can rely on him down the road. His health would obviously allow us to make some moves (if needed) when the time comes.


The root of the problem is Cousins is not that much greater then McGee as you are stating. They both have positives and negatives.

I am seeing too many posters getting all starry eyed about the adding Cousins (and others) for his offensive possibilities (if he can regain them) but completely ignoring the defensive end.

McGee played his role perfectly all season long, don't get sidetracked by the playoff matchups. He ran the floor, rotated and effected shots, was a threat for lobs and rebound put backs. His activity and athleticism made a difference. Can or will Cousins fit any of those qualities? Doubtful even at his best.

Cousins "may" still have some shooting and playmaking abilities. But if his best attributes are he will likely sign cheap (still TBD) and is Davis' BFF.... what is that really saying about his game?

I can be force fed that he is a great option as the end of the bench towel waver to keep Davis happy. But expecting him to be a solid back up or even starter as some continue to suggest is a joke.


Hence the reason why I stated that we should keep JM. I get that you do not like Cousins. There are some current players on the roster now that I had/have a dislike for. You harp on his best attributes being his inexpensive contract and being AD's best friend. Is that a bad thing? AD is the Lakers right now, and I want him to be happy. If the FO decides to sign him, I have faith in their belief that he would have value. Cousins would count for $1,620,564 against the cap (last years CBA). That is half of the cap hit for Cook. IF nothing else, that is money well spent. Saying Cousins would be a solid back up or a starter is a joke just like saying he is nothing is a joke. Nobody knows what his health status is or where it will be. That being said, if he is signed (I have faith in the FO), I see ZERO downside. If he gets somewhat healthy (no rush), great. If not, he rides it out and we duplicate what we did this past year (release him to open up a roster spot). If he does get back to half of what he was, he will represent next years plum FA signing (a la DH).

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:20 am    Post subject:

When you will play a lot of games in a short period of time then the bench matters. When the bench matters, signing someone because they are someone else’s best friend is a poor move.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject:

IF they sign him, there will be reasons why. I have complete trust in Rob and co. Go LAKERS! Fucckk the Clippers!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:39 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
When you will play a lot of games in a short period of time then the bench matters. When the bench matters, signing someone because they are someone else’s best friend is a poor move.


We are deep bruh. In this playoff we have 9 guys who played at least 15 minutes per game and with Bradley it would have been 10. Signing someone like Boogie with that upside means we got deeper if it pans out. Among guys who did not see minutes were Waiters who averaged 12 ppg in the bubble and McGee who was our starting Center for the most part. So in essence , even without Bogie we are 12 man deep and along with THT who will have a good chance in cracking our rotation, we have 13 players who could contribute. Now of course we gonna lose some players but we might be able to get MLE and BAE. So we are still deep enough to have the luxury to assess if Boogie can contribute .
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:20 am    Post subject:

I can see this happening if Javale opts in and Dwight gets offered too much for us to match.

Additionally, we have to see if Ibaka, Thompson, or other FAs are viable or price themselves out of our budget.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:23 am    Post subject:

we can sign him last
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:41 pm    Post subject:

I'd rather we sign Cousins than Ibaka because a happy AD is good for the team.
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