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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject:

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I'm still salty we traded Dlo so early. I badly wanted to see Zo and Dlo backcourt. He was trending towards a perrenial all star.


This was me too - but if you want a really unique perspective on this, listen to the most recent Locked on Lakers episode with the Denver Nuggets SB Nation writer. Really fascinating stuff on how it might be better for both of these two to be separated


This is where I'm going to put it: not meant to be. Would love to have seen it, and still dislike some elements of the trade, but they do have a true leader in lonzo to move forward with, and their cap space plan, and good young assets still. All told, should be a fun season. Not the one I wanted, but one I feel I will enjoy.


Amen. Hearing Ganguli say that the Lakers didn't really consider the possibility of them playing together made me shake my head, but also provided some closure.


I don't think even DLo himself considered playing with Lonzo (RT: "Lakers would be stupid to draft Lonzo")


Russell's said on a number of occasions that he considers himself more of an off ball player, but because he liked a tweet that isn't relevant? And who really cares if DLo considered it? He isn't in charge of personnel.

You have a preternaturally gifted passer and a guy who's a pretty talented scorer, and the thought never occurred to anyone that maybe they could play together?

Between that and Tania's other comments, it's pretty apparent that they were looking to move him for off court reasons.


Might have worked offensively, but defensively they wouldn't make a good long term fit. After we signed KCP, I remember Pelinka made a comment along the lines of "he checked off all the boxes of what we were looking for", and then specifically mentioned how KCP can guard the opposing team's best guard.

I don't think KCP will be here long term either, but you never know. If we get a guy like PG13 then it wouldn't matter if KCP walked.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject:

This is in my Inwood neighborhood. I try and get to a few games each summer, saw Durant in 2011, but looks like I missed a good one tonight.

https://twitter.com/IamDyckman/status/895504399770013696
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:54 am    Post subject:

Still got Ice in his veins in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMmPqx0amVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCvqaNBXTqo

Nice way to re-introduce himself.

Ziggy wrote:

Might have worked offensively, but defensively they wouldn't make a good long term fit. After we signed KCP, I remember Pelinka made a comment along the lines of "he checked off all the boxes of what we were looking for", and then specifically mentioned how KCP can guard the opposing team's best guard.



Here's Russell vs KCP's defensive stats/percentiles from last year.

http://i.imgur.com/fX1Ib5q.jpg

Russell was in his 2nd season, KCP is in his 4th.

So yeah, Russell was pretty underrated defensively, people cared more about the narrative than the actual stats. Which is usually the case when people let the eye test and perception dictate a lot of the equation.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject:

This dude gonna ball next year.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Still got Ice in his veins in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMmPqx0amVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCvqaNBXTqo

Nice way to re-introduce himself.

Ziggy wrote:

Might have worked offensively, but defensively they wouldn't make a good long term fit. After we signed KCP, I remember Pelinka made a comment along the lines of "he checked off all the boxes of what we were looking for", and then specifically mentioned how KCP can guard the opposing team's best guard.



Here's Russell vs KCP's defensive stats/percentiles from last year.

http://i.imgur.com/fX1Ib5q.jpg

Russell was in his 2nd season, KCP is in his 4th.

So yeah, Russell was pretty underrated defensively, people cared more about the narrative than the actual stats. Which is usually the case when people let the eye test and perception dictate a lot of the equation.


looks like KCP only has as a significant advantage in spot ups, hand offs, and off screens. hard to put into context, but it might be due to the switch everything defense we had last year.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject:

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This dude gonna ball next year.


He's gonna be ballin and scoring 25PPG but the Nets will be lottery bound.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject:

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This dude gonna ball next year.


He's gonna be ballin and scoring 25PPG but the Nets will be lottery bound.
Last time I checked, teams win games.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Still got Ice in his veins in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMmPqx0amVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCvqaNBXTqo

Nice way to re-introduce himself.

Ziggy wrote:

Might have worked offensively, but defensively they wouldn't make a good long term fit. After we signed KCP, I remember Pelinka made a comment along the lines of "he checked off all the boxes of what we were looking for", and then specifically mentioned how KCP can guard the opposing team's best guard.



Here's Russell vs KCP's defensive stats/percentiles from last year.

http://i.imgur.com/fX1Ib5q.jpg

Russell was in his 2nd season, KCP is in his 4th.

So yeah, Russell was pretty underrated defensively, people cared more about the narrative than the actual stats. Which is usually the case when people let the eye test and perception dictate a lot of the equation.

He let bricky rubio have 3 career nights against him. I get hes young and defense will improve but he was getting torched on D end a lot
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Still got Ice in his veins in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMmPqx0amVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCvqaNBXTqo

Nice way to re-introduce himself.

Ziggy wrote:

Might have worked offensively, but defensively they wouldn't make a good long term fit. After we signed KCP, I remember Pelinka made a comment along the lines of "he checked off all the boxes of what we were looking for", and then specifically mentioned how KCP can guard the opposing team's best guard.



Here's Russell vs KCP's defensive stats/percentiles from last year.

http://i.imgur.com/fX1Ib5q.jpg

Russell was in his 2nd season, KCP is in his 4th.

So yeah, Russell was pretty underrated defensively, people cared more about the narrative than the actual stats. Which is usually the case when people let the eye test and perception dictate a lot of the equation.


KCP guards the best guard of the opposing team. I doubt Russell would do that while also allowing the offense to run through Lonzo. Guess we'll never know.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject:

Ziggy wrote:
MJST wrote:
Still got Ice in his veins in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMmPqx0amVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCvqaNBXTqo

Nice way to re-introduce himself.

Ziggy wrote:

Might have worked offensively, but defensively they wouldn't make a good long term fit. After we signed KCP, I remember Pelinka made a comment along the lines of "he checked off all the boxes of what we were looking for", and then specifically mentioned how KCP can guard the opposing team's best guard.



Here's Russell vs KCP's defensive stats/percentiles from last year.

http://i.imgur.com/fX1Ib5q.jpg

Russell was in his 2nd season, KCP is in his 4th.

So yeah, Russell was pretty underrated defensively, people cared more about the narrative than the actual stats. Which is usually the case when people let the eye test and perception dictate a lot of the equation.


KCP guards the best guard of the opposing team. I doubt Russell would do that while also allowing the offense to run through Lonzo. Guess we'll never know.


Russell played the point guard, he was going up against the best guard on an opposing team 95% of the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject:

zoom K083 wrote:
MJST wrote:
Still got Ice in his veins in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMmPqx0amVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCvqaNBXTqo

Nice way to re-introduce himself.

Ziggy wrote:

Might have worked offensively, but defensively they wouldn't make a good long term fit. After we signed KCP, I remember Pelinka made a comment along the lines of "he checked off all the boxes of what we were looking for", and then specifically mentioned how KCP can guard the opposing team's best guard.



Here's Russell vs KCP's defensive stats/percentiles from last year.

http://i.imgur.com/fX1Ib5q.jpg

Russell was in his 2nd season, KCP is in his 4th.

So yeah, Russell was pretty underrated defensively, people cared more about the narrative than the actual stats. Which is usually the case when people let the eye test and perception dictate a lot of the equation.


looks like KCP only has as a significant advantage in spot ups, hand offs, and off screens. hard to put into context, but it might be due to the switch everything defense we had last year.


Or Drummond vs Randle/Mozgov
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