Matt "Summer League Legend" Thomas (Signed in with a Euro Club, p. 5)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:15 am    Post subject:

It's tough man. Vander blue showed something as well

I guess it depends on what position thomas will play
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:33 am    Post subject:

mannn out summer team was either stacked beyone belief or Lonzo really turned these guys into their own beasts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:36 am    Post subject:

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This dude is lights out from 3, I like him better than Caruso tbh.


Same. Now I wish we would have signed Matt Thomas instead of Caruso. But I like that Caruso plays some D.


Caruso is a bit more all round player, he can dish, penetrate, shoot and defend. thomas can shoot at an elite level, but he is a bit undersized even for a SG (6.4) and his handling is at SF level at best. I like him as training camp invite, but is hard that he can improve much on other areas of his game at his age.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:08 am    Post subject:

lewis wrote:
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This dude is lights out from 3, I like him better than Caruso tbh.


Same. Now I wish we would have signed Matt Thomas instead of Caruso. But I like that Caruso plays some D.


Caruso is a bit more all round player, he can dish, penetrate, shoot and defend. thomas can shoot at an elite level, but he is a bit undersized even for a SG (6.4) and his handling is at SF level at best. I like him as training camp invite, but is hard that he can improve much on other areas of his game at his age.


We don't need him to handle the ball much with Lonzo on the floor. There's Ingram as well. If he could nail couple of open 3s on the corner from Lonzo's passes, well worth it as a bench player. We could use his shooting considering no one in our team is likely to shoot 40% from beyond the arc. Only guy who did it last season left(Young).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:26 am    Post subject: Re: Matt "Summer League Legend" Thomas

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This kid deserves his own thread and deserves a roster spot his shot is PURE!!


"The Legend" is about Alex Caruso. Matt Thomas needs his own thing.

I liked Matt "Summer League Klay Thompson" Thomas.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:33 am    Post subject:

lewis wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
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This dude is lights out from 3, I like him better than Caruso tbh.


Same. Now I wish we would have signed Matt Thomas instead of Caruso. But I like that Caruso plays some D.


Caruso is a bit more all round player, he can dish, penetrate, shoot and defend. thomas can shoot at an elite level, but he is a bit undersized even for a SG (6.4) and his handling is at SF level at best. I like him as training camp invite, but is hard that he can improve much on other areas of his game at his age.
I just finished watching him carry the Lakers in that series.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:40 am    Post subject:

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It looks like he captured Kerr's form. The result comes from the form, but the form has to be right.

I was thinkin earlier that he'd fit on one of those Bulls teams LIKE Kerr. They had enough defensively to cover for him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject:

Matt "Money" Thomas. Loved his ability to spot up and shoot. Wouldn't be concerned with his ball handling at the next level (if given the opportunity), he'd know his role. Shooters, will shoot!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject:

After a somewhat shaky start, Thomas had a really nice summer league. Sure he's earned himself a camp invite if nothing else.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:53 am    Post subject:

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Deserves a two way contract.

He's earned it.


Why not right?




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject:

Sign him before someone else does. Dude can be our Kyle Korver
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:01 am    Post subject:

He can shoot the ball, I thought Wear would be the Sniper type player, although he did shoot ok, but Thomas extended his lead and percentage and earned the minutes. I think we should sign him or at least find a way to keep him in the Lakers Organization, rather it's on the G-League team or something...
I would hate to see someone else snatch him and he catch fire for them off the bench. Shooters is what our team will need and I believe it's apparent that we know that looking at our Summer League Roster and Draft Pics.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject:

he has my vote for our other 2-way
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject:

Vander Blue's another Jabari Brown. No thanks. Straight line driver, poor ft shooter, inconsistent jump shot. Terrible decision making.

Sign up Matty Ice for our camp fodder and Gleague stash.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
It's tough man. Vander blue showed something as well

I guess it depends on what position thomas will play


we don't really need Vander (beside the obvious Blue-Ball backcourt), JC/Brewer/Deng can give back up/3rd string productions. This Thomas guy can be a cheap Ryan Anderson to spread the floor for the 2nd unit
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject:

get this man a contract.

we need a shooter off the bench, even if he doesn't get PT, I'd rather have the end of the bench guys be exeptionally good at something.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:12 pm    Post subject:

I hope Lakers sign Thomas. I see JC's "tunnel vision" in Blue at times.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject:

lewis wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Fracture wrote:
This dude is lights out from 3, I like him better than Caruso tbh.


Same. Now I wish we would have signed Matt Thomas instead of Caruso. But I like that Caruso plays some D.


Caruso is a bit more all round player, he can dish, penetrate, shoot and defend. thomas can shoot at an elite level, but he is a bit undersized even for a SG (6.4) and his handling is at SF level at best. I like him as training camp invite, but is hard that he can improve much on other areas of his game at his age.


Don't disagree wirh your assessment but I'm looking at needs. We're going to sign a backup PG regardless who will take the bulk of playing time Lonzo doesn't play. What I like about Matt Thomas is he brings an element to our backcourt we don't really have. Elite shooting. Like, a poor mans JJ reddick.

Dude shot 44% from 3 in his final two seasons in college.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:47 pm    Post subject:

I love this Dude's shooting, I think we need to lock him up Yo.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject:

i would have wanted him and blue on 2way contracts, he is freaking kyle corver
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
I love this Dude's shooting, I think we need to lock him up Yo.

Pay the Man!


Considering how much JJ Redick got from Philly to do basically the same thing.
Matt doesn't move as well w/o the ball running off of screens - but sometimes JJ goes overboard.

If they sign Blue to the 2 way that basically let's me know that Clarkson is a gonner. Vander's got some game - but he and JC are too similar.

Can't think of a comparable shooter even available right now like Matty Ice. For the price, I think he's our guy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject:

[quote="governator"]
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we don't really need Vander (beside the obvious Blue-Ball backcourt), unit


Lol.

Sign Thomas...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:04 am    Post subject:

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Matt "Money" Thomas. Loved his ability to spot up and shoot. Wouldn't be concerned with his ball handling at the next level (if given the opportunity), he'd know his role. Shooters, will shoot!


Shooters will shoot but they need to get open and have some handles. I remember Kapono who was a tremendous shooter but he was slow, had poor handles and could never get a shot off.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject:

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Matt "Money" Thomas. Loved his ability to spot up and shoot. Wouldn't be concerned with his ball handling at the next level (if given the opportunity), he'd know his role. Shooters, will shoot!


Shooters will shoot but they need to get open and have some handles. I remember Kapono who was a tremendous shooter but he was slow, had poor handles and could never get a shot off.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject:

Trade Clarkson, bring in Matt Thomas and a real vet point guard.

A real shooter and a real passer....not a ball stopper who can't shoot 3s.

JC, you showed so much potential as a rookie, what happened to you?
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