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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject:

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the warriors put their entire starting team in the summer league the year that they started to compete. It was about building a winning identity. They had curry and klay and it was ridiculous but they won everything

Since this group already won last year no point in winning again
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject:

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He's playing more minutes per game than Randle this year.


That is a pathetic stat.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject:

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He's playing more minutes per game than Randle this year.


That is a pathetic stat.


ok. lol
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject:

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the warriors put their entire starting team in the summer league the year that they started to compete. It was about building a winning identity. They had curry and klay and it was ridiculous but they won everything

Since this group already won last year no point in winning again


Would you say the same about the regular season? It all builds upon itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject:

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Is Kuzma going to play in the NBA Summer League?

After a 77+ game rookie season, I don't see what he has to gain from participating. I would rather have him working out with the trainers than see him play in some meaningless games.


Nah. Would be more interested in seeing what T Bryant brings to the table and focus on him, Hart and our (so far) 2 draft picks
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject:

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He's playing more minutes per game than Randle this year.


That is a pathetic stat.


ok. lol


Not that Kuzma plays big minutes but that the FO missed so badly on Randle.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:17 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
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He's playing more minutes per game than Randle this year.


That is a pathetic stat.


ok. lol


Not that Kuzma plays big minutes but that the FO missed so badly on Randle.


Or it could be the coach thought Kuzma and Randle deserved the minutes they got? Who knows really...

You love to create negative ideas and then associated them with "the front office" when what you really mean is Magic and Jeannie.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject:

Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma borrows from Kareem and Magic to resurrect sky hook


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Kuzma said he has studied footage of the original sky hook, although the shot Kuzma used to beat the Spurs, and other opponents this season, is not a direct facsimile of the one Abdul-Jabbar made famous. Abdul-Jabbar would back guys into the paint, gracefully pin them on his left hip, then raise his right leg as he flipped the ball in with his right. It was every bit a post move, and gorgeous.


https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/04/09/lakers-rookie-kyle-kuzma-borrows-from-kareem-and-magic-to-resurrect-sky-hook/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject:

I refuse to accept that we have watched Kyle Kuzma play his last Laker game for the season.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject:

manlisten wrote:
PayasoLoco wrote:
Chronicle wrote:
the warriors put their entire starting team in the summer league the year that they started to compete. It was about building a winning identity. They had curry and klay and it was ridiculous but they won everything

Since this group already won last year no point in winning again


Would you say the same about the regular season? It all builds upon itself.


Exactly
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject:

defense wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
32 wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
32 wrote:
He's playing more minutes per game than Randle this year.


That is a pathetic stat.


ok. lol


Not that Kuzma plays big minutes but that the FO missed so badly on Randle.


Or it could be the coach thought Kuzma and Randle deserved the minutes they got? Who knows really...

You love to create negative ideas and then associated them with "the front office" when what you really mean is Magic and Jeannie.


I won't call the poster by name, but I agree. We got it....he doesn't like the Lakers FO and it's ok, but some of us are starting to brace for the next shot at Magic, and the next shot at Jeanie....and the next.

Its already gotten old.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject:

Kuzma is the real deal.

Has the game and mental makeup of a potential franchise player.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma borrows from Kareem and Magic to resurrect sky hook

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Kuzma said he has studied footage of the original sky hook, although the shot Kuzma used to beat the Spurs, and other opponents this season, is not a direct facsimile of the one Abdul-Jabbar made famous. Abdul-Jabbar would back guys into the paint, gracefully pin them on his left hip, then raise his right leg as he flipped the ball in with his right. It was every bit a post move, and gorgeous.


https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/04/09/lakers-rookie-kyle-kuzma-borrows-from-kareem-and-magic-to-resurrect-sky-hook/


This is awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject:

defense wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
32 wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
32 wrote:
He's playing more minutes per game than Randle this year.


That is a pathetic stat.


ok. lol


Not that Kuzma plays big minutes but that the FO missed so badly on Randle.


Or it could be the coach thought Kuzma and Randle deserved the minutes they got? Who knows really...

You love to create negative ideas and then associated them with "the front office" when what you really mean is Magic and Jeannie.

Randle playing like 16 mpg in November was an obviously idiotic decision. Don't know or care if it came from the FO though, it's on Luke.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:01 am    Post subject:

Kuzma great season thank you.

Work hard this off season. Work on your creativity it is your strength and will help you around the hoop where you could finish stronger. Work on your defense and passing and get stronger so you can rebound better.

I love your killer instinct don't ever lose that. I hope you take the off season to work on being great.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject:

What he needs to work on the most is ball handling and defense. But even if he doesn't improve on those much but does improve his overall game, he'll have another great year next season

It's definitely the difference between becoming a star and remaining a role player tho. Because of his age, I think next year is basically the one chance he has at becoming a "star". Once the media brands you it's just how it is.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject:

This guy's poise and footwork... I know I'm reaching... but it's Kobe-like
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:22 am    Post subject:

Seeing how much Kuz grew this year, I can't wait for next season after 1 season under his belt and after another summer's worth of development.

He's going to be the actual beast that we thought Ingram was going to be in his 2nd year.

We'll probably start seeing Kuz's face in the middle of all Laker promo's and Spectrum Sportsnet commercials come November.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:55 am    Post subject:

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Seeing how much Kuz grew this year, I can't wait for next season after 1 season under his belt and after another summer's worth of development.

He's going to be the actual beast that we thought Ingram was going to be in his 2nd year.

We'll probably start seeing Kuz's face in the middle of all Laker promo's and Spectrum Sportsnet commercials come November.


For an older rookie, year two will be pivotal. Hopefully, he doesn't stagnate like Clarkson did instead of improving his defense and other aspects of his game.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:52 am    Post subject:

manlisten wrote:
PayasoLoco wrote:
Chronicle wrote:
the warriors put their entire starting team in the summer league the year that they started to compete. It was about building a winning identity. They had curry and klay and it was ridiculous but they won everything

Since this group already won last year no point in winning again


Would you say the same about the regular season? It all builds upon itself.

Regular season is meaningful games. These guys proved NBA caliber players and should be in gym working on their games, strength and conditioning. No need to be running around vs g-league and future european players. With Zo injury history better he rests and doesnt risk injury too
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
32 wrote:
He's playing more minutes per game than Randle this year.


That is a pathetic stat.


He also took 2 fga more. 1 more than BI. Lead the team.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject:

Kuzma on "The Jump" today. Haven't seen Rachel this giggly since she interviewed Osi Umenyiora pre Super Bowl.

https://youtu.be/HFRE4IfmCaM
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject:

LandsbergerRules wrote:
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Seeing how much Kuz grew this year, I can't wait for next season after 1 season under his belt and after another summer's worth of development.

He's going to be the actual beast that we thought Ingram was going to be in his 2nd year.

We'll probably start seeing Kuz's face in the middle of all Laker promo's and Spectrum Sportsnet commercials come November.


For an older rookie, year two will be pivotal. Hopefully, he doesn't stagnate like Clarkson did instead of improving his defense and other aspects of his game.


I think he will improve defensively, with his shot selection, passing, individual shot creation but I wouldn’t be surprised if this is his best offensive season from a raw numbers perspective. I’ll probably get killed for saying this but I don’t see his role on offense being big enough to drastically improve his numbers. I expect him to be more efficient and well rounded going forward but around 15 ppg is more or less where he’ll be at on a contending team.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject:

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Kuzma on "The Jump" today. Haven't seen Rachel this giggly since she interviewed Osi Umenyiora pre Super Bowl.

https://youtu.be/HFRE4IfmCaM


He probably smashed that
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject:

Get stronger and be our stretch 4. Best in league.

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