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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject:

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Frye out for rest of the reason.

No excuse for Luke not to give Zu minutes now.


Frye is out for the season?


Yes, it is going to take 2 months for his wife to have a baby.




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He had an appendectomy.


And his wife is having a baby
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject:

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Is Lopez or Pope in our plans? I think probably not. In that case ZU should be given a chance with the potential I have always seen in him I would like to see him in a 3 man rotation with Randle and Kuz at the 4 and 5.
Ball and Thomas along with Hart at the guard spots in another 3 man rotation. With BI at the 3. ZU and Hart can get a good 27/28 minutes a game. Not holding my breath however...


Exactly. Pope and Lopez are FA after this season. If the Lakers don't plan to resign them, then give more minutes to Zubac, Thomas, and Hart to finish this season.


Can't just do that. It looks bad to ruin player worth in a FA year but severely cutting down their minutes unless they rightfully deserve it.

IT and Lopez earned their 20-30mpg.



How does the Deng situation look?

IT should play, along with Ball and Hart as I mentioned.......
Lopez and Pope are as good as gone, it's a business, they still get those hefty pay checks, they will survive I am guessing, they have shown what they can or cannot contribute by this time anyways.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject:

I would think going into next year we will see more of a Zubac/Bryant presence, with a re-signed Randle getting the PF and small ball center minutes. I'd really like to see Ball and Zubac together, to see if Ball can get Zubac lots of easy baskets.

A thought though is if Zubac does indeed get a lot of minutes and shows well; if the Lakers need to move Deng, an improved Zubac and the Cav's first round pick might be what is dealt to shed the contract.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:36 am    Post subject:

Frye self-Deng himself?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject:

May be a bad theory, but I think that Zu plays a lot better when he has more of a shot creator next to him (re: DLo/IT)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject:

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May be a bad theory, but I think that Zu plays a lot better when he has more of a shot creator next to him (re: DLo/IT)


Big guys usually play better when paired with a good passer.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject:

zubac is still on the lakers
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:07 am    Post subject:

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zubac is still on the lakers


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:56 am    Post subject:

Another positive ramification of the trade may be the reintegration of Zu. He had a nice run for a small stretch last year. If he gets enough playing time, it would not surprise me to see him average double figures the rest of the way. Hopefully he has worked on his rebounding and shot blocking.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:06 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
zubac is still on the lakers


Dude had a double double on the last game
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject:

We need to know what we have in Zubac going into next year. Who’s is going to play center next year? Randle is more of a change of pace small ball center. We need to see if Zubac can give us 25 minutes a game next year and be a rim protector.

He sure looked a lot stronger in the last game. Only way I see Lopez back next year is if we strikeout in FA or perhaps if we only sign 1 FA. We better know if Zubac can do the job or not next year. Gotta start playing him ASAP.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject:

Zu looked liked himself in the last game. He was playing like he did at the end of the last season.

Guy has soft hands and long arms. He has a real knack for scoring around the basket. All of that work on the D league looks like it has helped his stamina. Hopefully Lopez will not be back and Zu will get the starting job!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject:

I also think this is a great time to give Zubac some run, and get an accurate assessment of his man defense, how he defends the P&R, and rim protection before making any decisions regarding Lopez, dumping salaries, or picking up FA centers this summer.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject:

I'm liking Zubac actually getting playing time and actually producing. It is nice to see. Hopefully he continues to improve and sees more minutes for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:37 pm    Post subject:

I like the fact that we have 2 legit big men in Brook Lopez and Zubac. Hopefully Zubac can start knocking down some 3s like BroLo
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject:

In the last 2 games Zu is at 16.5PPG & 8.5 boards per game on 14 for 15 FG's in just 19 minutes per game....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:24 pm    Post subject:

I never gave up hope in Zuuuuuuuu.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject:

Zu has been playing pretty good the last few games.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:31 pm    Post subject:

Thank goodness we did not trade him at the TD
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject:

FreakofNature wrote:
In the last 2 games Zu is at 16.5PPG & 8.5 boards per game on 14 for 15 FG's in just 19 minutes per game....


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject:

Sad to see Nance go, but it was the only way Zu was going to see playing time. Good to see Zu playing like he has been in the the rotation all year.

Like to continue to see Zu and IT play together. Going to see some nice pick and roll action from that combo.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:58 pm    Post subject:

Smart kid. He catches the ball high and in one quick motion he puts it up. Can’t defend that.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:17 pm    Post subject:

Nice to have another REAL center who can put up scoring and rebound numbers in such a prolific manner. Young, stuff to learn, but man I'm glad Luke gave him another 18 minutes tonight. Keel it up Zu!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:19 pm    Post subject:

Geez.. I'm still bitter. What the hell was Luke doing with Bogut when this guy should have been developed. He should be even further along right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject:

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Geez.. I'm still bitter. What the hell was Luke doing with Bogut when this guy should have been developed. He should be even further along right now.


Forgot about Bogut. His signing made no sense. Don't know what Luke/FO was thinking.
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