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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject:

TheBlackMamba wrote:
While everybody jumped to the negative conclusions regarding Bogut's signing, shouldn't we consider the major positive that we now have an established vet center with a similar body type to Zu available to him 24/7 as a mentor? Or the fact that he's been an All-NBA caliber defender? And he's Croatian and can speak the same language as Zu apparently (this was news to me)??


Plus they have mutual friends in Croatia.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject:

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Walton said Zubac looks “great”, has gotten his body fat % down to 8%, when it was at one point in the high teens. Team calling him “8%.”


Good job, 8%!!!


That was also his PER during Summer League.


He averaged 10.9 and 5.4 and 1.1 blocks in 20 minutes per game. You guys are condemning him for those numbers while doing the opposite for others.

Interesting technique


not sure who "you guys" is referring to, but in my opinion, Zubac looked like crap during Summer League.


I'm doing that whole thing on LG where we lump everyone into the same hoop.


Haha. Yea, who's "You Guys"?
I'm talking about his body fat and clearly Adkinkos/Fedex was just joking.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject:

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I had a nice chat with Zu yesterday. Here's my article on why I think Laker fans are being premature in dismissing him. Enjoy.

http://www.forumblueandgold.com/2017/09/26/lakers-training-camp-dont-give-ivica-zubac/


Nice read!


I agree - good article GT! This is a great reminder of what Zu did excel at last year, and what he can offer this year. The screen setting and mid-range touch were great surprises. I hope he is improving on P&R defense, we'll find out soon.

'Mr. 8%' - good nickname to earn.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject:

TheBlackMamba wrote:
While everybody jumped to the negative conclusions regarding Bogut's signing, shouldn't we consider the major positive that we now have an established vet center with a similar body type to Zu available to him 24/7 as a mentor? Or the fact that he's been an All-NBA caliber defender? And he's Croatian and can speak the same language as Zu apparently (this was news to me)??


Though Bogut is Australian, his parents are Croatian and he grew up speaking the language at home. It's his mother tongue as much as English.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:14 pm    Post subject:

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Zu became the first Laker to follow me on Twitter today so we're basically best friends now.






First Twitter follow... next In n Out dates.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject:

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Zu became the first Laker to follow me on Twitter today so we're basically best friends now.


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b5/22/a0/b522a06edb602a195d60040552b090ce.gif





So GT... now that you're best friends with Zu... how long until you have "the talk" with him?

"Zu... bro... you know I'm only telling you this because of how tight we are...

...you gotta start using your left hand to block shots, buddy."
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject:

Zu definitely looks quick on his feet out there.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject:

Those of us who always believed in Zubby stand proud
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject:

Good first half and not bad second half. He has to learn to stop fouling.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject:

Well I wasn't too impressed with his helpside defense. I don't know if it's conditioning or what but there were a few times where he was in position to contest shots near the basket and just didn't. This was after offensive rebounds, but it was pretty disappointing to see him totally uninvolved. Hopefully Bogut gets on him about that.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:51 pm    Post subject:

As a female I noticed that Zu is quite good looking now that he lost the fat. His face really changed....for the better.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject:

A looooot of guys here looking pretty stupid now .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject:

He still seems a little slow footed defensively on rotations and in closing out at the basket. And he also seems a beat too slow on his passes and creating, but I think he can improve that with pro level competition. That said, I'd say his post-SL off season plan was a success because he does look 50x better than the last time we saw him. He still kinda moves around like a puppy out there, but as he continues to gain more athleticism and experience, I can still see him as our possible center of the future.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:25 am    Post subject:

Zubac still growing into his body, but the better shape it gets into the more you see those improvements in his speed and even reaction time.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:19 am    Post subject:

GoldenThroat wrote:
cmonkee wrote:
Eindhoven wrote:
GoldenThroat wrote:
Zu became the first Laker to follow me on Twitter today so we're basically best friends now.


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b5/22/a0/b522a06edb602a195d60040552b090ce.gif





So GT... now that you're best friends with Zu... how long until you have "the talk" with him?

"Zu... bro... you know I'm only telling you this because of how tight we are...

...you gotta start using your left hand to block shots, buddy."


Gonna save that for our camping trip next weekend.


Whats next, you gonna start driving him to the airport?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:19 am    Post subject:

Glad Zu had a better game out starting preseason.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject:

Zubac Shakur is BACK!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject:

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Zubac Shakur is BACK!!!


He is. much more 'explosion' from him tonight, if you can call it that. lol
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject:

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Zubac Shakur is BACK!!!


He is. much more 'explosion' from him tonight, if you can call it that. lol


He went from 'can't even lay up a shot in SL' to dunking over Georgie Dieng and blocking shots. The personal stuff must have been real during the summer
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
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Zubac Shakur is BACK!!!


He is. much more 'explosion' from him tonight, if you can call it that. lol


He went from 'can't even lay up a shot in SL' to dunking over Georgie Dieng and blocking shots. The personal stuff must have been real during the summer


yup.. someone got in his head and he worked his ass off.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject:

Practice Interview

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject:

He looked GOOD! Great job from GT to point out those nice hard hedges. Beautifully done. Excited for this kid after SL disappointed me.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:02 am    Post subject:

Throw it down big man!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject:

It turns out his horrible summer league play was the best thing to happen to Zu. 8% is ready!
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