GOODBYE ISAIAH THOMAS (Joins Nuggets, p.95)
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, ... 94, 95, 96  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
numero-ocho
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 27 Jul 2004
Posts: 14924
Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject:

24ways2die wrote:
This trade really sucks for him. The Boston-Cavs trade really sucked for him.


Dude lost a lot of money in one year.


I think the injury and the attitude issues in Cleveland did just as much to tank his value.
_________________
"Suck it up. Don't be a baby. Do your job." - Kobe Bryant
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
RYZ
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 02 Jul 2003
Posts: 1378

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject:

Even though his name came out of a lost bet, this Isaiah actually spells his name in the more traditional, Biblical manner.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
AFireInside619
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 11 Dec 2015
Posts: 5450
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject:

Rich Paul was like do it Lakers. Then Lebron is all yours next year. lol. 🙄
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
silkwilkes
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 15 Jul 2002
Posts: 6534
Location: searching for the mojo of Dr. Buss

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject:

I prefer to remember the IT who played for Boston then the one who just returned from injury and isn't anywhere near in shape yet.... but you can all think what you want lol.

Clarkson wasn't going to win any defensive awards either. So even if IT is worse... it's not by a lot.
_________________
"He may say it's not you, it's him.... but it's really you."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
justsomelakerfan
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 16 Jul 2016
Posts: 9711

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject:

If he comes off the bench, I think he's going to be taking away a lot of Kuz shot attempts which bums me out on a personal level

If he starts, the defense will suffer do it will be interesting to see how he factors in the rotation
_________________
Fave 5 at 25: Isaac Bonga, Isaac Bonga, Isaac Bonga, Isaac Bonga, Isaac Bonga
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
32
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 04 Nov 2009
Posts: 57046

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject:

Dude was a big Lakers fan growing up. Welcome IT!
_________________
Nobody in the NBA can touch the Laker brand, which, like the uniform color, is pure gold.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
City_Dawg
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 14 Jul 2006
Posts: 46667
Location: Coming soon and striking at your borders.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject:

WELCOME TO THE PARTY PAL!
_________________
ALL ABOARD THE BANGWAGON!...

Hypebeasts we know aboutchea'
Don't rep the Lakers unless they popular...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ShowtimeReturns
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 21 Oct 2017
Posts: 206

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject:

BruceLeroy1985 wrote:
What an absolute disaster. Lakers took a huge step backward


I'm speechless! A 5' 9" ballhog who can't defend.Lakers got fleeced.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
KBandKB
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 11 Aug 2005
Posts: 1601

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject:

justsomelakerfan wrote:
If he comes off the bench, I think he's going to be taking away a lot of Kuz shot attempts which bums me out on a personal level

If he starts, the defense will suffer do it will be interesting to see how he factors in the rotation


Clarkson kinda took a lot of Kuz's shot attempts once Kuz moved to the bench. One of the reasons why Kuz's numbers dropped a bit once Lopez came back and Kuz was forced back to the bench.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
CRoost
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 21 Mar 2017
Posts: 1307

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject:

silkwilkes wrote:
I prefer to remember the IT who played for Boston then the one who just returned from injury and isn't anywhere near in shape yet.... but you can all think what you want lol.

Clarkson wasn't going to win any defensive awards either. So even if IT is worse... it's not by a lot.


This.

And even if IT will not work out for us, hes an expirer so we can afford to roll the dice for him.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
El Seano
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 14 Nov 2008
Posts: 691

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject:

Whilst his attitude/play since the Bos-Cle trade has been far from exemplary lets take a second to remember this dude dropped 29ppg on 46/38/90 LAST YEAR.

If he returns to even a fragment of his form, which it is very much in his interest to do being an expiring contract, then we just got a very, very good player...like...carry you to the 8th seed type good.

Not saying it'll happen but it could, I loved JC and Nance but they weren't gonna get us there, IT could if he comes good. We have no idea what the behind the scenes was like over there in Cleveland but suffice it say it was nothing good, I hadn't seen a team that toxic in years.

It's kind of win/win for the Lakers.

IT comes here and he just sucks now? He's gone at the end of the season anyway and we just cleared 2 max slots and likely added a pick where we had none.

IT comes here and balls out? He's 95% still gone at seasons end but it gives the rest of the FA market a chance to see how our youth plays around a legit star player.

Think what you will of the man but even with the sadness of losing Nance and JC we just killed this trade in terms of players received/assets received/financial flexibility.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
24ways2die
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 24 May 2015
Posts: 2289

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject:

I hope he can return to form but I doubt he really gets the opportunity here ,with our priority in developing the young core, to at least raise his value up a little.


He's back to signing a make or break contract next off season.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
SDLakersFan
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Apr 2012
Posts: 1743

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject:

Can we put him on that Luol Deng rotation? Hart has been playing great and I don't want him losing minutes to this miniature chucker.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
10scott10
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 17 May 2006
Posts: 7152
Location: Making the games you play

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject:

Hip injuries are death for speedy guards

He is shooting as bad as Lonzo


I hope we just buy him out give those minutes to Caruso and Hart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Vancouver Fan
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 17 Apr 2006
Posts: 14913

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject:

Wilt wrote:
He's expiring, right?
That's all that matters.
_________________
Music is my medicine
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Bmr
Sixth Man
Sixth Man


Joined: 08 Mar 2012
Posts: 49

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject:

What are you guys smoking?!?!

This is an unbelievable deal for the Lakers. You free up another max slot and just take on expiring contracts. Add into that a first rounder that could potentially be used to dump Deng's contract.

Slam D-U-N-K
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Cutheon
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Posts: 7674
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject:

I think the Lakers should Deng him and just sideline him. Who really cares about his scoring, hes a volume shooter with no D - just harms everyone elses development. Plus hes a bit mouthy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
diando
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 16 Feb 2012
Posts: 8122

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject:

Dr. Funkbot wrote:
diando wrote:
I think we may make the playoffs with this trade. Addressed some 3-point shooting needs... Although we gave up our best 3-point shooter in exchange...


Josh Hart is still on the team.

He hasn't been doing that all season like Clarkson was, but I hope he continues on his current streak. When Lonzo gets back, I'd like to see IT and KCP coming off the bench.
_________________
I'll never like LeBron, but I'll support my Lakers.

Also, I'll never excuse LeBron for defensive lapses.

"NO EXCUSES!" - Stephen A. Smith
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
bandiger
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 02 Apr 2014
Posts: 10403

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject:

Excellent offensive player, can't wait to see him out there
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Practice
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 14 Apr 2015
Posts: 3594

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
I think the Lakers should Deng him and just sideline him. Who really cares about his scoring, hes a volume shooter with no D - just harms everyone elses development. Plus hes a bit mouthy.

If anything I think his ability to run the offense will benefit guys like Lonzo and Ingram.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LakerSD
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Nov 2016
Posts: 5617

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject:

Lakers need to be mindful of this, because its true.

https://twitter.com/mikesportsla/status/961658785331929093
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Cutheon
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Posts: 7674
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject:

Practice wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
I think the Lakers should Deng him and just sideline him. Who really cares about his scoring, hes a volume shooter with no D - just harms everyone elses development. Plus hes a bit mouthy.

If anything I think his ability to run the offense will benefit guys like Lonzo and Ingram.


IT running the system just means high usage and a lot of shooting for IT. Maybe he fits into our system - I too would like to see Zo and BI off-ball but IT never really struck me as about that life. Love the expiring contract - the player attached, eh, I could do without. But hopefully he proves me wrong
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
10scott10
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 17 May 2006
Posts: 7152
Location: Making the games you play

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject:

bandiger wrote:
Excellent offensive player, can't wait to see him out there


Code:
Season    Age    Tm    Lg    Pos    G    GS    MP    FG    FGA    FG%    3P    3PA    3P%    2P    2PA    2P%    eFG%    FT    FTA    FT%    ORB    DRB    TRB    AST    STL    BLK    TOV    PF    PTS
2017-18   28   CLE     NBA   PG     15    14   27    4.7   12.9   .361   1.5    5.8   .253   3.2    7.1   .449   .418    3.9   4.5   .868    0.5    1.6    2.1    4.5    0.6    0.1    2.7    1.7   14.7


Those are bad numbers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
epak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 22540

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject:

Quote:
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne 1m1 minute ago

Lakers intend to play IT "heavy minutes " once he gets to town. Think he'll thrive in their fast paced system. However no guarantee he starts.


I agree.
_________________
👊 Los Angeles Lakers 👊
One more trade to get rid of the old regime's players!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Gatekeeper
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Posts: 4836
Location: Southland Native

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject:

Welcome, mini-mamba! Enjoy your stay, however short it may be... (height jokes lol)
_________________
Manchester United | Greatest European Moments
Romelu Lukaku - Welcome to United!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, ... 94, 95, 96  Next
Page 2 of 96
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