Official Thomas Bryant Thread (Lakers Must Opt Out/In by July 5, 2018; Released Today)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject:

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Why the (bleep) did we guarantee Zu and let go of TB


Zu’s cap number was about 200k higher. Potentially could come in handy if we are trying to get close enough on salaries in a trade. Or maybe someone actually liked him more.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject:

I guess they wanted the more developed out of Zubac and Bryant for this upcoming season
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject:

Damn tough to see TB go. I remember he had one good summer league game and everyone was calling him a steal. He was great in g league but man he was awful in the NBA. Was willing to give him another year to prove himself but i guess roster spots will be tight coming up. Zubac wasnt impressive last year but he has better trade value than Tb if any at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject:

I guess Wagner is a better version of Bryant idk.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject:

Trade coming?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject:

Damn Wagner does only 2 summer league practices and the Lakers already making moves #franchise
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:14 pm    Post subject:

The timing is interesting. They had until July 5th, why now?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject:

I hope they resign him for the minimum once the FA period is over. I liked him he had great size and was a great shooter. He just needed time to improve his body and quickness.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:17 pm    Post subject:

justsomelakerfan wrote:
LeBron Doesn't Want to Play with Bryant, more at 11


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:21 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Trade coming?


IG's got it right. With the news Paul George might be staying in OKC...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject: `

Aike wrote:
AY2043 wrote:
Why the (bleep) did we guarantee Zu and let go of TB


Zu’s cap number was about 200k higher. Potentially could come in handy if we are trying to get close enough on salaries in a trade. Or maybe someone actually liked him more.


Or cause Zu is a better player than Bryant.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject:

Something is definitely brewing .. I’m not sure I would let Bryant go and kept Zubac tho in terms of today’s NBA.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject:

sucks for TB
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject:

Perhaps a deal to bring him back after we sign everybody else?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject:

justsomelakerfan wrote:
The timing is interesting. They had until July 5th, why now?


It is a good question. At the very least could have been useful salary marching.

I think it's probable that they had made up their minds to let him go and wanted him to have a better shot in free agency. At the end of the day the Lakers are a class org who does right by the players.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject:

NEVER did get to see him.Good luck!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject:

I am prepared to lose Randle. I am thinking Lopez will be resigned after we hopefully sign LBJ and PG. Sign Napier to back up Lonzo.

PG--Ball, Napier
SG--PG, Hart, SVI
SF--Ingram, Kuzma
PF--LeBron, Wagner
C--Lopez, Zubac
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Trade coming?


More like 2 max coming. Otherwise, why waive him?

If I recall my math on this correctly from about a year ago (- Clarkson), TB waived + Deng stretched + Randle renounced was the most obvious path.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject:

Shame. I guess we chose Zu over Bryant.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject:

I was actually interested in seeing Bryant on the summer league team. I thought a good performance could spell the end for Zu. Guess not.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject:

Capt.Skyhook wrote:
I was actually interested in seeing Bryant on the summer league team. I thought a good performance could spell the end for Zu. Guess not.


I felt the same way. Both are young and have solid potential. Bryant's game seems to fit better with what the team was building toward last year. Maybe they feel Zu fits in better with some of the anticipated FA targets.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject:

That's a surprise. Zubac was also drafted by the previous regime. We dropped two spots down just to get the extra pick to take TB. I heard he was tearing up the D-league. Quite surprised.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject:

Wow shocker
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject:

Horrible. Magic hyped him up so much, all for nothing
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