OFFICIAL BROOK LOPEZ THREAD (Signs 1 yr deal with Bucks)
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 53, 54, 55, 56  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> General Basketball Discussion Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dcarter4kobe
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 30 Jul 2005
Posts: 15850

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject:

dcarter4kobe wrote:
PRLakeShow wrote:
I don't think we're gonna sign him unfortunately. Seems like we're waiting for Melo or keeping that space for a possible Kawhi trade. It doesn't seem like Lopez is in our plans otherwise he would be signed already.

For some odd reason I agree. It's too many people assuming he's automatic with our remaining cap space. I really hope I'm wrong.


I wasn’t wrong
_________________
"He's a Zen master, so he can speak to you, and he doesn't need a microphone; you can hear him in your head, 'Ron, don't shoot, don't shoot.' Whatever, pow, three. I love the Zen, though."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Baron Von Humongous
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 02 Jul 2015
Posts: 14392

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject:

dcarter4kobe wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
PRLakeShow wrote:
I don't think we're gonna sign him unfortunately. Seems like we're waiting for Melo or keeping that space for a possible Kawhi trade. It doesn't seem like Lopez is in our plans otherwise he would be signed already.

For some odd reason I agree. It's too many people assuming he's automatic with our remaining cap space. I really hope I'm wrong.


I wasn’t wrong


_________________
Banana Head
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
kawhileonard
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 15 Jun 2018
Posts: 450

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject:

Thon Maker was really a bad pick for them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Baron Von Humongous
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 02 Jul 2015
Posts: 14392

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject:

kawhileonard wrote:
Thon Maker was really a bad pick for them.

True, but it was a terrible draft, though.
_________________
Banana Head
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
waterman40
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 17 Jun 2003
Posts: 4868
Location: Central Coast

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject:

Wow, I guess we are holding the cap space for someone else.
_________________
If you don't like the Lakers in re-build mode, I suggest you take your whiny skinny butt to the Clippers bandwagon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Jordan-esque
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 19 Aug 2005
Posts: 8491

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject:

34% from three and 4.0 rebounds per game.

I love Brook but I don’t think averaging those types of numbers this season helped his case to stay.
_________________


Quote:
“One at a time they’re good, two at a time they’re great, 3 of them together they unbeata-BALL."

- LaVar on why Lakers should draft all 3 Ball Brothers (6/12/18)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
trablos
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 May 2017
Posts: 1605

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject:

Wtf why wouldn't he just stay here for that amount of money?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
WindyCityLakerFan
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 18 Jul 2002
Posts: 1130
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
oldlakerfan wrote:
I think Monroe is still out there. Not sure how he fits in today game.


Boston traded for him last season and he was completely unusable in the playoffs.


He was bought out
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Laker's Fan
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 27 Jun 2002
Posts: 7878

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject:

Would have prefered to bring Brook back, but clearly that wasn't the Lakers' strategy.

Small ball has become a dominant strategy in the league. Teams run true bigs off the floor. The only point where it makes sense to commit to a (non-star) true big is in the earlier parts of games. The reason for that is foul trouble risk. There is a lot of contact in the post and you don't want the other team to be able to play a big that gets your smaller lineup in foul trouble early.

As the game goes on, risk of fouling out goes down and the pendulum swings to small ball. These days that happens pretty quickly. If your team strategy is going to be pace, playmaking, switching and spacing, you don't invest much if anything in the true big category. McGee gives you a mobile anchor who can give you 18 mpg, Zubac is a big body that excels with a true PnR ball handler and Wagner appears to be a good spacer. But what this is really saying is that you're committing to playing forwards at the five a significant amount of time. That's going to be interesting in certain matchups.

Starting Centers, Western Conference:
Nurkic, Adams, Gobert, Davis, Towns, Joikc, DeAndre, Gortat, WCS, Marc, Pau, Ayton, Capela, Draymond

Starting Centers, Select Eastern Conference:
East: Embiid, Horford, Jonas, Turner

If we're talking playoffs, Adams, Gobert, Davis and Embiid (East) are the ones we would be hard pressed to match up with (discounting others like Nurkic b/c I think we beat them anyway). Perhaps they expect there to be Centers on the buyout market.
_________________
Bold Prediction: Lance Stephenson is going to play well for the 2018-19 Lakers (7/6/2018).

2-3-7-14 Los Angeles
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Inspector Gadget
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 18 Apr 2016
Posts: 18685
Location: L.A.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject:

Stu Lantz is happy about this, he really seemed irritated when he was mentioning about Lopez having low rebounding numbers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
dont_be_a_wuss
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 29 Mar 2012
Posts: 16491

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject:

trablos wrote:
Wtf why wouldn't he just stay here for that amount of money?


Two most likely explanations: He thinks his role on the Bucks will allow him to garner a better contract next year, or the Lakers didn't offer him the same amount of money or more.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
55
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 04 Jan 2008
Posts: 11401

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject:

trablos wrote:
Wtf why wouldn't he just stay here for that amount of money?


Because he wasn't offered any money.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
trablos
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 May 2017
Posts: 1605

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject:

55 wrote:
trablos wrote:
Wtf why wouldn't he just stay here for that amount of money?


Because he wasn't offered any money.

How do you know? If he was willing to take that much I'm sure his agent and the FO could have worked something out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
AFireInside619
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 11 Dec 2015
Posts: 5298
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject:

I’ll miss the joint smoking 3’s. That’s about it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
unleasHell
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 16 Apr 2001
Posts: 9082
Location: Stay Thirsty my Friends

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject:

trablos wrote:
Wtf why wouldn't he just stay here for that amount of money?


Because it was not offered
_________________
Lakers Rebirth: 2018-19
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
unleasHell
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 16 Apr 2001
Posts: 9082
Location: Stay Thirsty my Friends

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Stu Lantz is happy about this, he really seemed irritated when he was mentioning about Lopez having low rebounding numbers.


And Stu hated him staying out near the 3pt line
_________________
Lakers Rebirth: 2018-19
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
55
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 04 Jan 2008
Posts: 11401

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject:

trablos wrote:
55 wrote:
trablos wrote:
Wtf why wouldn't he just stay here for that amount of money?


Because he wasn't offered any money.

How do you know? If he was willing to take that much I'm sure his agent and the FO could have worked something out.


You just answered it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
NBALakerLegends
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 06 Aug 2007
Posts: 665

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject:

I think Mo can play the backup 5 spot. He will be going against NBA backup 5s so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue. Also, I can see LB or Kuz playing the 5 to closeout some games as well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LakerLanny
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 Oct 2001
Posts: 41002

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Stu Lantz is happy about this, he really seemed irritated when he was mentioning about Lopez having low rebounding numbers.


And Stu hated him staying out near the 3pt line


Stu barely bothers to prepare for games and is not well informed.

That said, obviously Bro Lo must not have been in the Lakers plans if he went for that price.
_________________
Love, Laker Lanny
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
matrixskillz
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 Jun 2008
Posts: 6238

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject:

55 wrote:
I wont be losing sleep over this. Was never a fan of his weak game, a center who can't grab a rebound. And worst of all, he never knew when to stop shooting when his shot was off. Some players need to keep shooting when they miss, he isn't one of them players.

_________________
We only celebrate championships.

"I GOT WHEATIES!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
slavavov
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 03 Oct 2003
Posts: 4047
Location: Santa Monica

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject:

Laker's Fan wrote:
Would have prefered to bring Brook back, but clearly that wasn't the Lakers' strategy.

Small ball has become a dominant strategy in the league. Teams run true bigs off the floor. The only point where it makes sense to commit to a (non-star) true big is in the earlier parts of games. The reason for that is foul trouble risk. There is a lot of contact in the post and you don't want the other team to be able to play a big that gets your smaller lineup in foul trouble early.

As the game goes on, risk of fouling out goes down and the pendulum swings to small ball. These days that happens pretty quickly. If your team strategy is going to be pace, playmaking, switching and spacing, you don't invest much if anything in the true big category. McGee gives you a mobile anchor who can give you 18 mpg, Zubac is a big body that excels with a true PnR ball handler and Wagner appears to be a good spacer. But what this is really saying is that you're committing to playing forwards at the five a significant amount of time. That's going to be interesting in certain matchups.

Starting Centers, Western Conference:
Nurkic, Adams, Gobert, Davis, Towns, Joikc, DeAndre, Gortat, WCS, Marc, Pau, Ayton, Capela, Draymond

Starting Centers, Select Eastern Conference:
East: Embiid, Horford, Jonas, Turner

If we're talking playoffs, Adams, Gobert, Davis and Embiid (East) are the ones we would be hard pressed to match up with (discounting others like Nurkic b/c I think we beat them anyway). Perhaps they expect there to be Centers on the buyout market.

If our strategy will be to be a small ball fast breaking team, we still have to outrebound the other team to get our break going. If Kuzma or Lebron is playing at the 5 sometimes I wonder if we'll have enough rebounding to be a real good team.
_________________
"Lindsay Hunter is starting to make Devean George look like John Stockton" - Bill Walton, Game 4 of the 2002 WCFs
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
The Juggernaut
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 24 Aug 2017
Posts: 1339

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject:

Didn't really like him last season. He's better than what we have on the roster currently at Center but he was lackluster af for us. Terrible rebounder, poor shot selection, and 0 rim protection. He won't be the difference between winning it all.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
MickMgl
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 07 Jan 2013
Posts: 1846

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject:

kawhileonard wrote:
Thon Maker was really a bad pick for them.


But his kung fu is strong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzghsjIFgMY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
KAJtheGOAT
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 24 Nov 2015
Posts: 106

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject:

Why are we loosing legit players like Randle & Lopez ☹️
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PICKnPOP
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 14 Jul 2014
Posts: 4296

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject:

I think Wagner is the small ball 5 for this team.

I think we have 3 centers that will all get playing time based on matchup and situations. Idk I could be wrong but magic basically told us at the press conference that he expects his draft picks to play.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> General Basketball Discussion All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 53, 54, 55, 56  Next
Page 54 of 56
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2010 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB