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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: PJ Dozier thread - (signed with mavs, p9. the player, not the thread)

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Undrafted rookie P.J. Dozier out of South Carolina has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell ESPN.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject:

Best UDFA available. I dig it
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject:

steal of the draft, combo guard that plays defense.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject:

Paging adkindo to the white courtesy phone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:33 pm    Post subject:

He needs his jumper to be re-constructed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:40 pm    Post subject:

I hope he's as good as Adkindo thinks he is.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject:

3'Angelo wrote:
Best UDFA available. I dig it

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:22 am    Post subject:

he has all the physical tools. Just needs to be coached.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:50 am    Post subject:

6'6 with a 6'11 wingspan. 20yo. i doubt he gets any playing time. definitely a project, but he's OUR project.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject:

romeo wrote:
6'6 with a 6'11 wingspan. 20yo. i doubt he gets any playing time. definitely a project, but he's OUR project.


Solid prospect with upside.
A good year or two in the G-League should work wonders for this kid.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:00 am    Post subject:

3'Angelo wrote:
Best UDFA available. I dig it


Gotta be better than Anthony Brown.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:03 am    Post subject:

His selection followed the trend of the FO to draft older players that have playing defense as one of their strengths.

Luke/Magic/Rob/Ryan are TIRED of having one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA.

https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2017/6/22/15860608/la-lakers-news-nba-draft-free-agency-pj-dozier-signed

Lakers still need shooters and hopefully will address that need later on
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:42 am    Post subject:

Nice!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:15 am    Post subject:

His defensive upside is tremendous. He's like a taller, on-ball version of Nwaba to me. Has also demonstrated some court nice vision from time to time. The good thing is they don't expect much from him, so I see a lot of g-league time. Maybe makes Nwaba redundant in the future, but we'll see.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:22 am    Post subject:

I think this kid can be our modern day version of Michael Cooper. He could possibly develop enough on the offensive end to keep a D honest while proving lock down D from a number of positions. You can see what the FO is doing. They are tired of prima donna kids who play no D and have an attitude of entitlement.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:38 am    Post subject:

I had a feeling he was our scouting departments type of guy for a late flier or undrafted FA.....I hope he shows well enough to compete for 15 man roster....or at least a 2 way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:41 am    Post subject:

Good pickup. We went for experience and production in the late first round picks and followed it up with picking up a project with great measurables as a FA. Well done FO
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:48 am    Post subject: Re: PJ Dozier thread

Chronicle wrote:
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Undrafted rookie P.J. Dozier out of South Carolina has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell ESPN.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:49 am    Post subject:

KindCrippler2000 wrote:
His defensive upside is tremendous. He's like a taller, on-ball version of Nwaba to me. Has also demonstrated some court nice vision from time to time. The good thing is they don't expect much from him, so I see a lot of g-league time. Maybe makes Nwaba redundant in the future, but we'll see.


great! i love what nwaba brought defensively. the slot will go to the guy who hits the three point shot consistently.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject:

I would say it is Nwaba vs Dozier for a roster spot
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:37 am    Post subject:

Get a shooting coach for this kid and don't let him leave the gym for the next 4 months.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:41 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
I had a feeling he was our scouting departments type of guy for a late flier or undrafted FA.....I hope he shows well enough to compete for 15 man roster....or at least a 2 way.


No Jackson but Dozier.

Really happy about this. Very good undrafted move. Is it just a make-camp deal?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:41 am    Post subject:

pmacla wrote:
I would say it is Nwaba vs Dozier for a roster spot


2 way roster spots. So we can have both.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject:

Good pickup, it's kind of unfair to place any expectations on these young guys coming in not selected in the Top 5. I'd rather them surprise us with their contribution, even if that means a 1 in 100 chance of being an All Star.

He's obviously got talent, and looks like a bit of hunger on the inside...

Good Luck PJ Dozier and welcome to the Lakers!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject:

Solid defense is good. I really like Nwaba, if Dozier can bring it on defense I'll like him too. Summer league is too short to get a real read on a guy like him, but training camp will be interesting.
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