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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject:

If we make playoffs this season and add Kawhi next when gsw might be weaker due to salary issues we could be seeing a chip 2 years from now.

As for the lineups. It'll be interesting to see what lineup closes games. We are deep and versatile so it might just be a case by case basis. I'm curious as to the offense luke plans to run because it might determine the lineup. If he wants to run a ball movement positionless style then everyone in the lineup has to be able to defend pass shoot and drive. If hes going to run offense through lebron primarily then shooting primarily is the premium factor with the ability to defend. I'm hoping it's the former. Lebrons style of orchestrating and drive+dishing is somewhat predictable. As we've seen it needs other elements to diversify the offense ie kyrie whom can break off from the lebron system and do his own thing, or wade with the heat.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject:

Can someone link me the pic where LeBron says they will be a problem

I saw it but now I canít find it!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject:

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Blogtable: What (or who) will you be watching during early part of season?
Each week, we ask our scribes to weigh in on the most important NBA topics of the day.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
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I just don't think "starters" will mean that much to us.

It's the closing group I'm most interested in.

In fact, could even see something like this (probably not likely but interesting to me):

KCP
Hart
BI
Kuz
LBJ

With LBJ/BI you have 2 guys who can run the offense.

BI averaged under 4 assist/game on 2.5 TOs. I honestly dont get where the idea that he's ready to be a point-forward is coming from.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject:

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pio2u wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
I just don't think "starters" will mean that much to us.

It's the closing group I'm most interested in.

In fact, could even see something like this (probably not likely but interesting to me):

KCP
Hart
BI
Kuz
LBJ

With LBJ/BI you have 2 guys who can run the offense.

BI averaged under 4 assist/game on 2.5 TOs. I honestly dont get where the idea that he's ready to be a point-forward is coming from.


Probably because he ran the offense while Lonzo was out, and did a fine job of it too.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject:

Ziggy wrote:
audioaxes wrote:
pio2u wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
I just don't think "starters" will mean that much to us.

It's the closing group I'm most interested in.

In fact, could even see something like this (probably not likely but interesting to me):

KCP
Hart
BI
Kuz
LBJ

With LBJ/BI you have 2 guys who can run the offense.

BI averaged under 4 assist/game on 2.5 TOs. I honestly dont get where the idea that he's ready to be a point-forward is coming from.


Probably because he ran the offense while Lonzo was out, and did a fine job of it too.


How many games was that?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
audioaxes wrote:
pio2u wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
I just don't think "starters" will mean that much to us.

It's the closing group I'm most interested in.

In fact, could even see something like this (probably not likely but interesting to me):

KCP
Hart
BI
Kuz
LBJ

With LBJ/BI you have 2 guys who can run the offense.

BI averaged under 4 assist/game on 2.5 TOs. I honestly dont get where the idea that he's ready to be a point-forward is coming from.


Probably because he ran the offense while Lonzo was out, and did a fine job of it too.


How many games was that?


Weren't we like 14-10 in those games, or something like that? Sure it's a small sample size but his entire career is a small sample size.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject:

https://twitter.com/LakerFilmRoom/status/1028082336473075712

Lebron mentions Luke talked to him about playing the 5. Yes!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject:

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Lebron mentions Luke talked to him about playing the 5. Yes!!



Not sure if he's just joking (since the picture is a joke) or if Luke actually mentioned it. But it's nice to know that Lebron knows our coach's name.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject:

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If Lebron could repeat this season like last season, then Lonzo would be irrelevant. To me, Lonzo or Rondo on the floor wouldn't make that much of a difference. Maybe with Lebron taking the pressure off of Lonzo this season, he might be able to make his jumpshots this season.


I don't think he's irrelevant. Whether he starts or not is irrelevant, with the presence of Rondo. But having him (even if it's off the bench) assures that there will always be another elite passer/playmaker on the floor at all times to take the pressure off of LeBron. The whole point is so that LeBron DOESN'T have to repeat the carry-job he did last season.


Kuz and Ingram can carry the load while Lebron sits. If need a ball handler, then Rondo could fill that role, too. So Lonzo isn't really needed.


Rondo can't play 48 minutes, and you don't want Kuz and Ingram creating all their offense for themselves. Never mind Lonzo is the best defensive guard, on the team, and someone who can push pace to create easy opportunities. This is a guy looking at shooting and claiming a guy has no value.


Hart is the best defensive guard on the team, I prefer him in at the end of games over Rondo and Ball.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject:

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lakersfever714 wrote:
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lakersfever714 wrote:
If Lebron could repeat this season like last season, then Lonzo would be irrelevant. To me, Lonzo or Rondo on the floor wouldn't make that much of a difference. Maybe with Lebron taking the pressure off of Lonzo this season, he might be able to make his jumpshots this season.


I don't think he's irrelevant. Whether he starts or not is irrelevant, with the presence of Rondo. But having him (even if it's off the bench) assures that there will always be another elite passer/playmaker on the floor at all times to take the pressure off of LeBron. The whole point is so that LeBron DOESN'T have to repeat the carry-job he did last season.


Kuz and Ingram can carry the load while Lebron sits. If need a ball handler, then Rondo could fill that role, too. So Lonzo isn't really needed.


Rondo can't play 48 minutes, and you don't want Kuz and Ingram creating all their offense for themselves. Never mind Lonzo is the best defensive guard, on the team, and someone who can push pace to create easy opportunities. This is a guy looking at shooting and claiming a guy has no value.


Hart is the best defensive guard on the team, I prefer him in at the end of games over Rondo and Ball.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject:

Of course he wants to play more 5. You guys think this was just Lukeís call? Lebron clearly has seen the direction the NBA has gone. Heís seen the style of play and the personnel we have. It simply makes complete sense that he would want to play the 5. You guys actually think he enjoys having to initiate offense every time down the floor like he did with Cleveland?

Draymond is the most effective 5 in the game right now. Itís not hard to see the similarities, except Lebron can shoot better.

Lebron at the 5 extends his career. The only mismatch in the league will be Gobert. The rest of the centers in the league are pretty soft. Pre-injury Cousins could have posed a threat, but I seriously doubt he will be able to stay on the court vs this lineup.

Zo (need his length, defense, and rebounding ability)
Hart (strength to switch onto forwards is key here as well as rebounding)
BI (length and ability to switch 1-4, ability to drive to rim)
Kuzma (He will be the focal point of the offense in this lineup if we want to succeed)
Lebron (ability to roll, slide to the 3 line, as well as initiate offense is the key)

Now...hereís the rub. Will this team get out in transition? Yes

We led the league in transition possessions last season with 1815 total possessions, which was over 100 more than the next team. The issue? We werenít efficient or effective in these possessions. We had a score frequency of 49.3% of the time? The top team in the league was at 53%. We ranked in the bottom 3rd in the league.

Now you add Lebron and another year of these guys development....this is where this team will butter its bread. In transition. Get that % up to 52 and we are a top 4 seed in the West. We have the personnel to really run this season. Every single player on this team can rebound and push pace from 1-14 (Zu probably the slowest, but also likely the player that will be counted on to play vs the heavier Cís in the league).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject:

Green is a better defender than Lebron.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject:

The Lebrons wrote:
https://twitter.com/LakerFilmRoom/status/1028082336473075712

Lebron mentions Luke talked to him about playing the 5. Yes!!


This is what Iím most excited about for this season. I love love love the idea of Lebron playing the 5.

Letís go!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
pio2u wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
I just don't think "starters" will mean that much to us.

It's the closing group I'm most interested in.

In fact, could even see something like this (probably not likely but interesting to me):

KCP
Hart
BI
Kuz
LBJ

With LBJ/BI you have 2 guys who can run the offense.

BI averaged under 4 assist/game on 2.5 TOs. I honestly dont get where the idea that he's ready to be a point-forward is coming from.


His numbers in his 2nd season looked pretty close to the 2nd season of another point forward.

PIPPEN 2nd year(23) vs B.I. (20)
33.1 MPG v 33.5 MPG
14.4 PPG vs 16.1 PPG
47.6 FG% vs 47.0 FG%
6.1 RPG vs 5.3 RPG
27.3 3P% vs 39.0 3P%
3.5 APG vs 3.9 APG
66.8 FT% vs 68.1 FT%
1.9 SPG vs 0.8 SPG
0.8 BPG vs 0.7 BPG
2.7 TOPG vs 2.5 TOPG

I think he is almost there.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Green is a better defender than Lebron.


Thanks champ.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
The Lebrons wrote:
https://twitter.com/LakerFilmRoom/status/1028082336473075712

Lebron mentions Luke talked to him about playing the 5. Yes!!



Not sure if he's just joking (since the picture is a joke) or if Luke actually mentioned it. But it's nice to know that Lebron knows our coach's name.


I was gonna say, that picture's a joke, right? Thought he might be on the Mike Bibby diet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Green is a better defender than Lebron.


Cool story bra.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Wildchild027 wrote:
lakersfever714 wrote:
Batguano wrote:
lakersfever714 wrote:
If Lebron could repeat this season like last season, then Lonzo would be irrelevant. To me, Lonzo or Rondo on the floor wouldn't make that much of a difference. Maybe with Lebron taking the pressure off of Lonzo this season, he might be able to make his jumpshots this season.


I don't think he's irrelevant. Whether he starts or not is irrelevant, with the presence of Rondo. But having him (even if it's off the bench) assures that there will always be another elite passer/playmaker on the floor at all times to take the pressure off of LeBron. The whole point is so that LeBron DOESN'T have to repeat the carry-job he did last season.


Kuz and Ingram can carry the load while Lebron sits. If need a ball handler, then Rondo could fill that role, too. So Lonzo isn't really needed.


Rondo can't play 48 minutes, and you don't want Kuz and Ingram creating all their offense for themselves. Never mind Lonzo is the best defensive guard, on the team, and someone who can push pace to create easy opportunities. This is a guy looking at shooting and claiming a guy has no value.


Hart is the best defensive guard on the team, I prefer him in at the end of games over Rondo and Ball.


Hart is very intriguing. Honestly I think Hart is about the same defensively as BI and Kuz. I think Lonzo is a little better in my personal opinion. Hart is a better offensive player then Lonzo clearly at this point however. And does Lonzo defense and passing ability outweigh Harts better overall game?

Ultimately it would be nice to see

Lonzo
Hart
Ingram
Lebron
Kuzma

KCP is really the only other player I want to squeak in there. And if Lonzo is not reliable it will be

Hart
KCP
Ingram
Lebron
Kuzma

Either way Lebron gots some horses like he never had. Lebron bout to take his new toys for ride watch
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject:

lakersfever714 wrote:
Batguano wrote:
lakersfever714 wrote:
If Lebron could repeat this season like last season, then Lonzo would be irrelevant. To me, Lonzo or Rondo on the floor wouldn't make that much of a difference. Maybe with Lebron taking the pressure off of Lonzo this season, he might be able to make his jumpshots this season.


I don't think he's irrelevant. Whether he starts or not is irrelevant, with the presence of Rondo. But having him (even if it's off the bench) assures that there will always be another elite passer/playmaker on the floor at all times to take the pressure off of LeBron. The whole point is so that LeBron DOESN'T have to repeat the carry-job he did last season.


Kuz and Ingram can carry the load while Lebron sits. If need a ball handler, then Rondo could fill that role, too. So Lonzo isn't really needed.

You're always so clueless about such basic things, man. Seriously. I expect national media folk to not understand Lonzoís game much since they barely watch him, but as a fan, you should understand his style of play and what he brings to the table a lot better than you do.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject:

Megaton wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
Green is a better defender than Lebron.


Cool story bra.


Heís been on a anti-Lakers rampage lately, itís truly awkward.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Green is a better defender than Lebron.


Draymond Green? Defensive player of the year? That is blasphemy.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Megaton wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
Green is a better defender than Lebron.


Cool story bra.


Heís been on a anti-Lakers rampage lately, itís truly awkward.


He's not wrong though and the poster above his original response did compare Green to LeBron.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject:

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Green is a better defender than Lebron.


Thanks champ.


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