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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject:

It is obvious the guy is attempting to play a more team friendly style of basketball.....is it enough yet, I have no idea how the FO will see it....but can we please move on from the tried and true narrative of the guy that he does not pass.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
deal wrote:
When injuries occur, Sometimes you need someone
that can make 2-3 buckets; I think Blue could fill
that role.


is that a haiku


There once was a baller named Blue,
...although Ball was a baller too.

And Lavar raised him well,
Watch Zo pass, watch Dad yell...

Crap...this ain't no Haiku...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject:

Blue can give us the same production as Clarkson at a fraction of the cost. Definitely should get a training camp invite. The guy can flat out score.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject:

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Blue can give us the same production as Clarkson at a fraction of the cost. Definitely should get a training camp invite. The guy can flat out score.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject:

Ive changed my mind on blue. I first thought he was an nba player but didnt necessarily want him on our team, but this game showed he has bought into the team system and passing the ball. We should definitely give him the second 2-way
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:13 am    Post subject:

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Ive changed my mind on blue. I first thought he was an nba player but didnt necessarily want him on our team, but this game showed he has bought into the team system and passing the ball. We should definitely give him the second 2-way



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:34 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
Ive changed my mind on blue. I first thought he was an nba player but didnt necessarily want him on our team, but this game showed he has bought into the team system and passing the ball. We should definitely give him the second 2-way


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject:

I'd give him a 2-way if PJ Dozier doesn't earn one. I had the same complaints about the guy prior, but playing with Lonzo has impacted his style of play in a good way. He's already adapting it seems and the more familiar he gets with Lonzo, the more efficient he'll get.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject:

That two way contract for Caruso seems premature. He has trouble bringing the ball up court. And making passes. He can be a turnover machine.

Would bring Blue to training camp with him performing well to get that last 2 way spot.

He cn score and shoot and that is what is needed now. He has speed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject:

JH from Hemet wrote:
He plays like this every year

and we never do


Vander Blue reminds me of Gaudlock, players who have a ton of skill but yet are shunned by nba teams. Something I never understood.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject:

He has a good chance to get the second 2-way contract. I don't really see who else they might offer one to. Maybe Dozier? I expect Bryant to get a contract.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject:

Blue's play concerns me, because he seems very selfish at time, but then again he's able to create for himself and score the ball.
If he was a lock-down defender, I don't think there would be a question as to rather or not we would sign him. Caruso was signed because he's a pass first type of guard which says he can fit into an unselfish system.
I think he will get a pre-season contract, but maybe go back to "D" no "G" league and move on from there...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject:

Blue is a keeper. Had a great game yesterday 36 min, 17 pts (5-10), 6 assts and 5 rebs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject:

32 wrote:
Blue is a keeper. Had a great game yesterday 36 min, 17 pts (5-10), 6 assts and 5 rebs.


If Blue keeps playing team ball (had some nice looking passes lately), he's definitely a keeper.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject:

I expect he might be fatigued tonight. He only took 4 minutes off in last night's game.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject:

Today is VB's Birthday.

OT - I like Matt Thomas but don't think he'll be signed too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject:

Caruso let me feel like I can play in NBA.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject:

laker50 wrote:
That two way contract for Caruso seems premature. He has trouble bringing the ball up court. And making passes. He can be a turnover machine.


Was just talking to my Dad about this. I like Carusso's defense and hustle plays, but I don't think he has warranted a contract yet.

Vander is playing fantastic. It would be a head-scratcher if he weren't offered a contract. He can be our 16/17 version of Lou...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject:

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He has a good chance to get the second 2-way contract. I don't really see who else they might offer one to. Maybe Dozier? I expect Bryant to get a contract.


I'm starting to lean toward Matt Thomas. Make no mistake, I know Blue is a better player. And he deserves to be on an NBA team. But for the limited role the Lakers are looking at, do they want a D-league MVP? Or a guy who does one thing, but can do that one thing great. And I'm seeing Thomas as one of those kinds of shooters.

You see a lot of guys labeled "3-point specialists" and they come out and maybe knock down 35-38%. Which, if that's all you do, is kind of blah. But this fellow is pure money on threes. And on any open looks, actually. We're talking Korver/Kerr territory. He's over 52% from the arc.

You'd have to hide him on defense, but it may be worth it for that kind of effectiveness in a specific role.

I think Vander may just not be what the team needs as much. What he does best actually gets away from what the team wants to do overall.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject:

Mick - I actually get this argument. Tonight's finals matchup will tell the tale.

Thomas has been money.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject:

I think Blue deserves a shot at the NBA.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject:

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Today is Vander Blue's birthday. Asked him what he wants. Blue: "To be a Laker."


I wouldn't be opposed to giving Blue the other two-way contract.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject:

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Today is Vander Blue's birthday. Asked him what he wants. Blue: "To be a Laker."


I wouldn't be opposed to giving Blue the other two-way contract.


He's earned it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject:

Blue is simply just a scorer and nothing much more, he has limited court vision bringing up the ball, tonight he blew at least 2 possible open layups for Bryant.
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