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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject:

Zubac just saved his career. Can't have him against Aldridges and Jokics of the world but I hope he can be serviceable. Was Williams active for tonight? If so, gutsy call by Luke. Props to him
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject:

Rondo saved Zubac’s career.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject:

Jordan-esque wrote:
Rondo saved Zubac’s career.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject:

As I have been saying just let him play and show whether he is an NBA player or not.

Is it a coincidence he played after Magic's talk with Luke? Sure would like to know who made this call.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject:

Great Minutes tonight
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject:

Nice game by Zubac, he almost had a double-double.

He knows that TC is coming for his minutes. Im glad he played well.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject:

Nash Vegas wrote:
Jordan-esque wrote:
Rondo saved Zubac’s career.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject:

Kidding aside Zubac’s defense wasn’t that good against the penetration, but he finished around the rim. Thanks especially to Rondo.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject:

I'm glad he played well but why did he get to play tonight all of a sudden? Are they trying to see if they should cut him or Williams?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject:

lakersfever714 wrote:
I'm glad he played well but why did he get to play tonight all of a sudden? Are they trying to see if they should cut him or Williams?


Or trade bait.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject:

lakersfever714 wrote:
I'm glad he played well but why did he get to play tonight all of a sudden? Are they trying to see if they should cut him or Williams?


Maybe Luke thought we needed his size against Portland's bigs which was the right move or maybe Magic had an influence during the meeting.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject:

He had a bad game vs LMA and never got any mins after that.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject:

Is it just me, or does he set great screens, like way better than anybody else on the team in each of his 3 years to the point where it stands out? Rondo was killing Portland coming off those screens from Zu.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:23 pm    Post subject:

Chad09 wrote:
He had a bad game vs LMA and never got any mins after that.

Luke F'd up that entire situation. As much as he could have, he should have match McGee against LMA, and Zu against Pau.
instead we saw McGee against Pau a lot and Zu against LMA

Zu would have been able to hold his own against Pau - but LMA was too fast & too skilled for him

Zu would do well against 80-90% of the backup C's in the league (and a few of the starters) - but, you've got to manage minutes to make those matchups happen
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject:

He's too slow footed to recover when he's beat, so it's either a foul or a layup for the other team. Also when he's running up and down the court, he runs like a heavyweight, lugging up and down. I thought he lost weight ? He looks slower than before if anything.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject:

Big Zu showed out this game
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:37 pm    Post subject:

chickenjoy24 wrote:
He's too slow footed to recover when he's beat, so it's either a foul or a layup for the other team. Also when he's running up and down the court, he runs like a heavyweight, lugging up and down. I thought he lost weight ? He looks slower than before if anything.


He's not slower, the team just plays faster than last season. That said, I hope he enjoyed his time and stays ready. However, there is no doubt that Tyson Chandler will eat up most of the back-up center minutes.

Zu and Williams (especially Williams) will get plenty of reps with the South Bay Lakers very soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject:

Good game by Zubac tonight. Nice to see.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject:

TheBlackMamba wrote:
Is it just me, or does he set great screens, like way better than anybody else on the team in each of his 3 years to the point where it stands out? Rondo was killing Portland coming off those screens from Zu.

He does, he's a legit big body and can finish well off the roll action. He still has a lot of quality traits, just gotta use him rightly so he's in a position to succeed,
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:23 pm    Post subject:

Zu put in a great shift and it was needed too
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject:

Good game Zubac!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject:

Let's be honest.
At this stage of his career, Tyson isn't that good.
I'd assume Zubac is better than Tyson.

As centers

Moe > Zubac > Tyson > Williams > Kuzma

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject:

Zubac finally got minutes, ran in the pick and roll and had plays called for him.

This shouldn't be surprising given what he's shown to be good at, especially when he's utilized off ball and in the pick and roll.

But it seems to always get forgotten.

I told ya'll. We have a back up big. Just took Luke till now to realize it. Or maybe getting admonished by Magic opened his eyes.

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As I have been saying just let him play and show whether he is an NBA player or not.

Is it a coincidence he played after Magic's talk with Luke? Sure would like to know who made this call.


Probably not.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:32 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Zubac finally got minutes, ran in the pick and roll and had plays called for him.

This shouldn't be surprising given what he's shown to be good at, especially when he's utilized off ball and in the pick and roll.

But it seems to always get forgotten.

I told ya'll. We have a back up big. Just took Luke till now to realize it. Or maybe getting admonished by Magic opened his eyes.

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As I have been saying just let him play and show whether he is an NBA player or not.

Is it a coincidence he played after Magic's talk with Luke? Sure would like to know who made this call.


Probably not.

Give him the ball. I never understand why he only sets screens and has to chase the ball if he wants to score. He's shown that in the right situations, he can score consistently, but the Lakers have held on to a hierarchy of who deserves to shoot. Luke admitted Zubac's been impressive in practice lately against the league's best defensive center.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:51 pm    Post subject:

Good on Zu to play well tonight. Here’s to hoping he proves me wrong that he belongs overseas. Once Chandler is on board tho, he probably won’t even get the chance. And that’s not taking Wagner getting back into account either.
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