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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject:

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I was listening the the Ringer NBA Show podcast. Juliet Litman (who loves NBA gossip) said that when OKC was in town, Kuzma was seen at Craig's (restaurant) with Carmelo Anthony.

This guy wants to be one of the best. Talk about taking every opportunity given to you. First dinner with Kobe and now with Melo!


Smart kid.


I agree. I don't mind if Kuzma wants to become an ISO scoring machine like Kobe or Melo. Every great team needs one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject:

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I was listening the the Ringer NBA Show podcast. Juliet Litman (who loves NBA gossip) said that when OKC was in town, Kuzma was seen at Craig's (restaurant) with Carmelo Anthony.

This guy wants to be one of the best. Talk about taking every opportunity given to you. First dinner with Kobe and now with Melo!


Smart kid.


I agree. I don't mind if Kuzma wants to become an ISO scoring machine like Kobe or Melo. Every great team needs one.


Heh, I dont agree with you there.
I'd want him to learn what made those guys tick.
And I would love for him to develop his one on one skills.
But I dont think I'd want him to be a one on one player.

I love how he gets about half his buckets right now actually:
off-ball movement for assisted 3 pointers (~90% of his 76 3s are assisted)

He also gets a lot of layups. There transition layups for sure, not sure how much of that is from ISO though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
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epak wrote:
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I was listening the the Ringer NBA Show podcast. Juliet Litman (who loves NBA gossip) said that when OKC was in town, Kuzma was seen at Craig's (restaurant) with Carmelo Anthony.

This guy wants to be one of the best. Talk about taking every opportunity given to you. First dinner with Kobe and now with Melo!


Smart kid.


I agree. I don't mind if Kuzma wants to become an ISO scoring machine like Kobe or Melo. Every great team needs one.


Heh, I dont agree with you there.
I'd want him to learn what made those guys tick.
And I would love for him to develop his one on one skills.
But I dont think I'd want him to be a one on one player.

I love how he gets about half his buckets right now actually:
off-ball movement for assisted 3 pointers (~90% of his 76 3s are assisted)

He also gets a lot of layups. There transition layups for sure, not sure how much of that is from ISO though.


It was easy for me to make that ISO statement because we all seen how well Kuzma can pass and play within a motion style offense. He does go off script sometimes but Luke doesn't mind as long as it's a good shot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject:

Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject:

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Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.


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Luke Walton has liked Kyle Kuzma’s defense the last couple of games.

“We’ve really challenged him to expand his game defensively,” Walton said, adding that Kuzma has studied more game video lately. “He’s got a lot on his plate right now as far as what we want him to do.”



From GT's last vid, it seems like he was more attentive on the help defense as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
tox wrote:
Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.


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Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan 3h3 hours ago

Luke Walton has liked Kyle Kuzma’s defense the last couple of games.

“We’ve really challenged him to expand his game defensively,” Walton said, adding that Kuzma has studied more game video lately. “He’s got a lot on his plate right now as far as what we want him to do.”



From GT's last vid, it seems like he was more attentive on the help defense as well.


Love the rookies. Overall I think Hart Lonzo and Kuz have better attitudes than Dangelo Jordan and Randle
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject:

Car54 wrote:
epak wrote:
tox wrote:
Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.


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Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan 3h3 hours ago

Luke Walton has liked Kyle Kuzma’s defense the last couple of games.

“We’ve really challenged him to expand his game defensively,” Walton said, adding that Kuzma has studied more game video lately. “He’s got a lot on his plate right now as far as what we want him to do.”



From GT's last vid, it seems like he was more attentive on the help defense as well.


Love the rookies. Overall I think Hart Lonzo and Kuz have better attitudes than Dangelo Jordan and Randle


They also didn't have to play for Byron Scott and during kobes farewell lol
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject:

Car54 wrote:
epak wrote:
tox wrote:
Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.


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Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan 3h3 hours ago

Luke Walton has liked Kyle Kuzma’s defense the last couple of games.

“We’ve really challenged him to expand his game defensively,” Walton said, adding that Kuzma has studied more game video lately. “He’s got a lot on his plate right now as far as what we want him to do.”



From GT's last vid, it seems like he was more attentive on the help defense as well.


Love the rookies. Overall I think Hart Lonzo and Kuz have better attitudes than Dangelo Jordan and Randle

It's nice to have, but not essential. Ultimately talent trumps everything.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:54 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Car54 wrote:
epak wrote:
tox wrote:
Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.


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Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan 3h3 hours ago

Luke Walton has liked Kyle Kuzma’s defense the last couple of games.

“We’ve really challenged him to expand his game defensively,” Walton said, adding that Kuzma has studied more game video lately. “He’s got a lot on his plate right now as far as what we want him to do.”



From GT's last vid, it seems like he was more attentive on the help defense as well.


Love the rookies. Overall I think Hart Lonzo and Kuz have better attitudes than Dangelo Jordan and Randle

It's nice to have, but not essential. Ultimately talent trumps everything.


So you're on board with Cousins?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject:

Car54 wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Car54 wrote:
epak wrote:
tox wrote:
Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.


Quote:
Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan 3h3 hours ago

Luke Walton has liked Kyle Kuzma’s defense the last couple of games.

“We’ve really challenged him to expand his game defensively,” Walton said, adding that Kuzma has studied more game video lately. “He’s got a lot on his plate right now as far as what we want him to do.”



From GT's last vid, it seems like he was more attentive on the help defense as well.


Love the rookies. Overall I think Hart Lonzo and Kuz have better attitudes than Dangelo Jordan and Randle

It's nice to have, but not essential. Ultimately talent trumps everything.


So you're on board with Cousins?

I've said the likelihood the Lakers come to regret signing him is high, but they're so desperate they have to do it unless Lebron and PG13 are already lined up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
tox wrote:
Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.


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Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan 3h3 hours ago

Luke Walton has liked Kyle Kuzma’s defense the last couple of games.

“We’ve really challenged him to expand his game defensively,” Walton said, adding that Kuzma has studied more game video lately. “He’s got a lot on his plate right now as far as what we want him to do.”



From GT's last vid, it seems like he was more attentive on the help defense as well.

Thanks for the quote. Good to hear. Hopefully it keeps up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject:

https://twitter.com/lakersreporter/status/950960006718881793

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Luke Walton just stood up and started clapping, so pleased with Kuzma and Nance’s collective defensive effort as LAL now lead 84-71.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject:

What a passer
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject:

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https://twitter.com/lakersreporter/status/950960006718881793

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Luke Walton just stood up and started clapping, so pleased with Kuzma and Nance’s collective defensive effort as LAL now lead 84-71.


That help side defense has been awesome.
Great improvement from the start of the year.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject:

kuz has an incredible motor. he plays so fast, it's right on the edge of out of control
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject:

Always knew he could be a good playmaker if he wanted to. But I liked seeing him be more active with his hands and in general defensively. Once he puts it all together on top of the scoring...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject:

Really nice defense the last couple of games.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject:

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Really nice defense the last couple of games.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject:

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Really nice defense the last couple of games.




He only had 3asts this game but his passing really impressed me, hopefully he keeps it up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject:

We know he has the offense, the D and passing are starting to show themselves.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject:

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kuz has an incredible motor. he plays so fast, it's right on the edge of out of control


Yup. It's why I think he'll eventually be a good defender
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:04 pm    Post subject:

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Kyle's gotten 7 blocks in the last 5 games. I don't know if he's changed anything or if it's just noise, but that's a trend I'd like to see continue.


He's made some damn incredible passes recently too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:05 pm    Post subject:

He's basically Klay Thompson, maybe slightly less shooting but more diverse finishing. If he wants to become an elite O option, needs better handles. I'm not worried about his defense. The passing potential is there as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject:

His help defense made me feel better about the freaking side line turnovers.
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