OFFICIAL TARIK BLACK THREAD
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: OFFICIAL TARIK BLACK THREAD

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Black expects to join the team in Denver on Tuesday night, but he likely will not become appear in a game until he has completed a few practices.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject:

Good pickup. Nice big man backup on a cheap contract this year and a cheap option for next. Lunch pail blue collar guy.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:35 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Good pickup. Nice big man backup on a cheap contract this year and a cheap option for next. Lunch pail blue collar guy.


Agreed!

We needed some young talent; I believe this is a positive step forward.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject:

Kelly Clarkson

Who sits in Civi's when Tarik gets activated?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject:

Eric Pincus ‏@EricPincus · 1m1 minute ago

Tarik Black tells me he's 6-foot-9 - not the 6-foot-11 as listed by NBA

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject:

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His game is simple. He’s strong. He boxes out. He rotates on defense. His game is within 5′ of the hoop. He doesn’t try to play outside of the context of his natural talent.
He hustles. He knows exactly what to provide for the team in the absence of a starting center. This makes him an excellent role player.




IN DA PAINT!!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject:

LakersRGolden wrote:
Kelly Clarkson

Who sits in Civi's when Tarik gets activated?


Sacre hopefully

I want the rotation to look like this


Ronnie Price
Kobe Bryant
Wesley Johnson
Ed Davis
Jordan Hill

Bench:
Jeremy Lin / Jordan Clarkson
Nick Young
Wayne Ellington
Carlos Boozer / Ryan Kelly
Tarik Black

Those should be our 12 active players

The 3 inactives
Steve Nash(due to injury)
Julius Randle(due to injury)
Robert Sacre(due to Sacre)

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Eric Pincus ‏@EricPincus · 1m1 minute ago

Tarik Black tells me he's 6-foot-9 - not the 6-foot-11 as listed by NBA


He has an 8'11 standing reach. That's why he gets blocks and rebounds, in addition to his athleticism.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject:

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Eric Pincus ‏@EricPincus · 1m1 minute ago

Tarik Black tells me he's 6-foot-9 - not the 6-foot-11 as listed by NBA



Draftexpress.com has him listed as 6’7.5″ w/o shoes, with a 7’2.75″ wingspan and a standing reach of 8’11”.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:


The 3 inactives
Steve Nash(due to injury)
Julius Randle(due to injury)
Robert Sacre(due to Sacre)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject:

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Eric Pincus ‏@EricPincus · 1m1 minute ago

Tarik Black tells me he's 6-foot-9 - not the 6-foot-11 as listed by NBA



No big deal, he would fit in our team's lack of size.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject:

I really like Black's attitude, hustle and physical style of play ( something that's missing from this team).

He's a real banger!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:59 pm    Post subject:

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Eric Pincus ‏@EricPincus · 1m1 minute ago

Tarik Black tells me he's 6-foot-9 - not the 6-foot-11 as listed by NBA


Well, even though he's undersized, I hope he can take on true centers like Ben Wallace can.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:02 pm    Post subject:

how big is his heart?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:24 pm    Post subject:

Mitch greets Tarik:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject:

He and Sacre make a nice backup center rotation for under $1.5 mil.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject:

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Mitch greets Tarik:


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Never a good sign when Mitch Kupchak is taller than our Center. He's 6'9''.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:49 pm    Post subject:

Well we've got a team full of decent bench players and 11th-15th men, now we just need a starting PG, SF, and C...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject:

Rawr wrote:
Well we've got a team full of decent bench players and 11th-15th men, now we just need a starting PG, SF, and C...


Just that!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:54 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Rawr wrote:
Well we've got a team full of decent bench players and 11th-15th men, now we just need a starting PG, SF, and C...


Just that!


OKAY, SO WE ARE REBUILDING FROM THE GROUND ON UP;

(now if we can just find a decent 10th man!)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject:

Good value pickup.

I liked his game at Kansas.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:44 pm    Post subject:

Tarik's First Interview As A Laker

http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/2014/12/29/141229practiceblackmov-3476719/?cid=TW
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject:

Lakerfan 4 Life wrote:
Tarik's First Interview As A Laker

http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/2014/12/29/141229practiceblackmov-3476719/?cid=TW


Very well spoken. Look forward to seeing him contribute.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject:

Lakerfan 4 Life wrote:
Tarik's First Interview As A Laker

http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/2014/12/29/141229practiceblackmov-3476719/?cid=TW


I was already a fan of this guy. Pretty much from that first game against the Lakers and a few other games I saw him in. Was pumped that we picked him up and actually said the Lakers should when he was released. But, after seeing that video, Black is really an intelligent, realistic, articulate and humble, humble dude. I really hope he thrives here in LA.

People may laugh, but I'm going to compare him with some other workhorse type players in the league, who have certainly proved their worth on teams, in Reggie Evans and DeJaun Blair. He has similar size to both - albeit undersized for his/their positions - has bulk, hustles, plays hard, can defend and like the other two, I would say his best tangible skill/asset is his rebounding. Black just seems like one of those gritty, glue guys that every team needs. I can't think of a player like him that the Lakers have had in recent years - apart from maybe Jordan Hill, although Jordan is being used/showcased as more of a scorer right now.

I'd like to go for the Ben Wallace comparison, but won't go that far out on a limb just yet
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject:

Lakerfan 4 Life wrote:
Tarik's First Interview As A Laker

http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/2014/12/29/141229practiceblackmov-3476719/?cid=TW

Seems like a nice young man with a good head on his shoulders. Looking forward to seeing what he can do for the Lakers.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject:

I like that the Lakers seem to highly value offensive rebounding. Its a team skill that can win you games kinda easily. I dont know how much the analytic experts value that skill but it seems very important to me when watching nba games
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