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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

His shot was off tonight but he contributed big in other areas.

9 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

Having Thomas has been a great balance for lonzo.

Pinky struggled tonight
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

Zo was absolutely awful shooting/scoring the ball but his overall positive impact on the game was incremental to this win. Good defensive players make it hard for the offense to score. Great defenders like Lonzo make plays on defense. His streaky shooting is hiding the fact that Lonzo is potentially a generational defensive player at the guard spot.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject:

I am only worried that Lonzo can't make a layup.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject:

Still a team leading +18.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject:

Doesn't take people long to completely disregard how he was shooting until the last 3 games...

Does anyone know if he is still on back to back game restrictions?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject:

Lonzo annoyed me in a few ways but man his defense is good
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject:

His offensive game has to get better next year, thought I don't know if he'll ever be a great scorer.

He did have 9 rebounds and 8 assists. 3 steals and 2 blocks. He's very good defensively.

Jason Kidd comp is apt.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject:

lakers4life78 wrote:
His offensive game has to get better next year, thought I don't know if he'll ever be a great scorer.

He did have 9 rebounds and 8 assists. 3 steals and 2 blocks. He's very good defensively.

Jason Kidd comp is apt.


Needs to at least shoot 80% from the line and be able to finish at the rim.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject:

lakers4life78 wrote:
His offensive game has to get better next year, thought I don't know if he'll ever be a great scorer.

He did have 9 rebounds and 8 assists. 3 steals and 2 blocks. He's very good defensively.

Jason Kidd comp is apt.


He'll be a better shooter, no doubts about it. He will rank ahead of Kidd when it's all said and done.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject:

Horrible shooting and he still impacted the game and stuffed the stat sheet and had a +18. All he has to be is an average shooter and he will be an all-star. I still think the bad shooting is mental. He had a streak where he was one of the better shooters in the league and yet one bad shooting game sends him into a funk. He might benefit from a sports psychologist.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject:

lakers4life78 wrote:
His offensive game has to get better next year, thought I don't know if he'll ever be a great scorer.

He did have 9 rebounds and 8 assists. 3 steals and 2 blocks. He's very good defensively.

Jason Kidd comp is apt.


Yup. I always thought it was strange when people here would get all offended at that comparison.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject:

His offense has struggled, but I think he's contributed sufficiently during last two wins.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject:

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Luke Walton pointed out that Lonzo was a game-best +18 on a night he struggled to hit shots (2 for 11). Ball had 9 boards, 8 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject:

Hack-a-Lonzo looks like it could be a legitimate tactic for the time being. He doesn't look confident at the line at all. We know he's a much better free throw shooter than he's shown. He was decent in high school, below average but not terrible in college. He'll figure it out, but until he can get past the mental issues he's going to struggle there. I think he's thinking about it when he's at the line.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject:

Just goes to show box score reading tells only part of the story.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject:

Yes, that is why I don’t worry about his shooting
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject:

LandsbergerRules wrote:
lakers4life78 wrote:
His offensive game has to get better next year, thought I don't know if he'll ever be a great scorer.

He did have 9 rebounds and 8 assists. 3 steals and 2 blocks. He's very good defensively.

Jason Kidd comp is apt.


Yup. I always thought it was strange when people here would get all offended at that comparison.


Lakers will surround Ball with talented scorers. But the all around floor game is legit. I thought he had a big impact today despite shooting like crap. Again, will improve.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject:

OCWA wrote:
Horrible shooting and he still impacted the game and stuffed the stat sheet and had a +18. All he has to be is an average shooter and he will be an all-star. I still think the bad shooting is mental. He had a streak where he was one of the better shooters in the league and yet one bad shooting game sends him into a funk. He might benefit from a sports psychologist.


His dad did him no favors, but he's 20, plenty of time for growth
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:23 pm    Post subject:

He was great defensively.. just gotta make those open shots. Everything was short.

That chase down block though
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject:

That's the scary thing -- it's clear this team is better with Ball on the floor. Dude is leaps and bounds better defensively than he was projected to be. He just has this knack for knowing when to blindside somebody or reading a pass.

This is his rookie year. He's only going to get better.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject:

Needs to be able to find other ways to score when the three isnt falling. Too heavily reliant on the three ball right now and outting too much pressure on himself on his three ball.. Steph can go 1 for 8 from 3 sometimes but he gets to the hoop and to the line so he can see the ball go in then the three falls.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject:

lakers4life78 wrote:
OCWA wrote:
Horrible shooting and he still impacted the game and stuffed the stat sheet and had a +18. All he has to be is an average shooter and he will be an all-star. I still think the bad shooting is mental. He had a streak where he was one of the better shooters in the league and yet one bad shooting game sends him into a funk. He might benefit from a sports psychologist.


His dad did him no favors, but he's 20, plenty of time for growth


Agreed. Lavar pretty much raised him to be a beta so that he'd never challenge him. Looking forward to Zo becoming his own man. Maybe fatherhood can be the catalyst.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject:

socalsp3 wrote:
Needs to be able to find other ways to score when the three isnt falling. Too heavily reliant on the three ball right now and outting too much pressure on himself on his three ball.. Steph can go 1 for 8 from 3 sometimes but he gets to the hoop and to the line so he can see the ball go in then the three falls.


Agreed 100%.
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