Can we please appreciate our young core and stop acting so desperate?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Can we please appreciate our young core and stop acting so desperate?

I never wanted PG here. I've wrote about that a few times. I don't want Lebron either. I could care less about Kwami and his injuries and bad attitude.

We have a good group of young players with good heads on their shoulders and no debilitating injuries. We have players at all positions (except maybe center) that show great potential. And yet...

Why are we desperate for PG, who has never won anything, got swept out of the first round last season and got owned by Joe Ingles, of all people?
Why are we desperate for KL, who was seriously injured, and we don't know if he still is, and who quit on his team?
Why are we desperate for Lebron, who's a male diva that demands everything be his way?

We're not winning any finals for the next few years anyway, why not enjoy seeing our young guys become stars? Maybe try for Klay Thompson next year. There will be some great players out there that we don't have to trade everybody to get. Why not try to make the playoffs this year and attract those players by showing them we have the potential to win.

I'm sick and tired of these low IQ fake stars humiliating my Lakers. PG talking sh*t now, posing with cigars in his mouth like he's worth a damn. I hate that guy with a passion.

Let's show some pride in our Lakers and stop acting so anxious for players to sign with us. We have a good team now, it will get better. Leave it be and be patient. Stop begging. Show some pride.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject:

Pride in Lakers --> Check!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject:

I wanted PG because he's young and fits the core. But I'm fine rolling witht he young guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject:

Yeah out of all the free agents I would have liked PG. Even if he was a little over priced.

But oh well

I straight don't want Lebron
also dont' want to trade anyone worthwhile for Kawaii.

Our young core is good and exciting and this coming year could be a breakout year for em.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject:

Yea we have to focus on developing our own. Nobody's coming here to save us.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject:

Let's not confuse appreciation for the guys in-house with a desire for a strong team.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject:

We haven't done anything desperate. We could have traded young assets for PG and we said no.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:31 am    Post subject:

32 wrote:
We haven't done anything desperate. We could have traded young assets for PG and we said no.



Exactly !
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:31 am    Post subject:

No one is dismissing our young talent. We have two chances to add to the core before we have to pay them. It's good business to seek stars with our capspace.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:33 am    Post subject:

If Lebron Jmaes is not coming, you can trade but maybe one of the core.

Ingram, Moe, Zu, 2019 1st for Kawhi is probably all they can muster.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject:

I totally agree Troy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject:

I agree with troy on this.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject:

I totally agree Troy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject:

You don't trade for Kawhi if LBJ isn't coming.

The point of trading for him early was to use the 20 million contract.

Without LBJ there's no need to create the cap space.

Instead you build the team organically and hope Kawhi's still interested next season.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject:

I’ve been pretty vocal about not particularly wanting LeBron. I’m trying to reconcile myself with the reality that he may very well come here. That said I am very much desperate for the steeplechase to be over and to know what’s going to happen one way or another so we can move forward. I seriously hate the free agency sweepstakes frenzy period.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject:

List of guys Brandon Ingram is going to dunk all over next season:

Comfirmed: Paul George

Pending: Lebron James, Demarcus Cousins, Kawhi Leonard
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:45 am    Post subject:

Love my Lakers. Perspective re-established.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject:

We should've kept ALL of them then. Cap space is useless if we cant even use it to attract 1st tier talent.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject:

I appreciate them. As of right nowthey just aren't that good. Here's to hoping they all turn into stars.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject:

year after year the lakers name has been used to garner hype and buzz for dudes that never come...i agree just keep who we have and roll with them
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject:

Kobe Jocker wrote:
I wanted PG because he's young and fits the core. But I'm fine rolling witht he young guys.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject:

Troy is so right, screw these guys. I love our young guys and having flexibility is nice. We have so many options..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject:

We can make trades during the season without having to match salaries. Sky is the limit..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject:

none of our young core have superstar potential
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
none of our young core have superstar potential



Brandon Ingram does, Lonzo has really good potential too
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