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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject:

Nice game for IT!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject:

IT haters were always ridiculous.

I'll admit he isn't the same IT as the one who dropped 53 in a playoff game last season, but he's still a positive player for our team. That mentality you cannot teach, he and Kuz ? they're the guys we look to when the game needs a closer
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject:

Late in the game and IT provides:

A reliable freethrow shooter
An attacking guard
A guard with big moment experience
A guard that can penetrate and create for himself or others


He and Kuzma saved the Lakers tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject:

He's officially close to what he was. Almost 90%
Elevation is back on his jumper , and some finishing elevation (looked good even though he missed the two hand layup). Some burst.
Might outperform his contract next year
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject:

IT throwing the ball to Murray at end the game. #BOSS
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
He's officially close to what he was. Almost 90%
Elevation is back on his jumper , and some finishing elevation (looked good even though he missed the two hand layup). Some burst.
Might outperform his contract next year


He needs to get the confidence back when he's finishing around the rim, but in the absence of that I think he's actually become a better facilitator
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
He's officially close to what he was. Almost 90%
Elevation is back on his jumper , and some finishing elevation (looked good even though he missed the two hand layup). Some burst.
Might outperform his contract next year


Would be completely open to signing him to a 3yr/$32m deal declining each year with a PO in year 3.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject:

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I don't think any rational fan actually expects IT to stay.


I think the Lakers primary plan remains George/Lebron and if they do that, then no way IT comes back. If they strike out in free agency or if they only land George though I'd guess they try to bring back IT/KCP/Lopez on one year deals, and then once they are in place they sign Randle. So while I don't think IT is a top priority for him, I could see him back depending on how free agency pans out and how much he commands. I don't think he's going to command a big contract due to the hip concerns and his age (little guards seem to drop off earlier than most as they rely on quickness).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject:

Mighty IT was big time down the stretch for us tonight
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:23 pm    Post subject:

Nashlight wrote:
IT throwing the ball to Murray at end the game. #BOSS


Sorry to all the Lebron narratives, but IT isn't playing like he wants to be a half a season rental. Neither is Julius. They are playing with pride, like this is their team. They both could be out the door and they owe Zo absolutely nothing, but they are standing up for their teammate. Stuff like this goes a long way with the fans and with the organization.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject:

He's deadly in that spark plug off the bench role ala Lou/Crawford.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject:

ingle wrote:
KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
He's officially close to what he was. Almost 90%
Elevation is back on his jumper , and some finishing elevation (looked good even though he missed the two hand layup). Some burst.
Might outperform his contract next year


He needs to get the confidence back when he's finishing around the rim, but in the absence of that I think he's actually become a better facilitator


He was actually a good facilitator in Sacramento, when he was more of a conventional PG, before he knew he could get 25+ a night.
His body is still going to improve a bit from here. He's gunna be good next year. If he, Paul George, Lopez are our vets next year --- we're going to make the 2nd round
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject:

Nashlight wrote:
IT throwing the ball to Murray at end the game. #BOSS
THIS!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
He's officially close to what he was. Almost 90%
Elevation is back on his jumper , and some finishing elevation (looked good even though he missed the two hand layup). Some burst.
Might outperform his contract next year


How close is he to blowing by defenses and being too quick for the refs to call carrying violations on him? That was a huge part of his game last season.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
He's officially close to what he was. Almost 90%
Elevation is back on his jumper , and some finishing elevation (looked good even though he missed the two hand layup). Some burst.
Might outperform his contract next year


I think he's still more like 80%. He's not that quick in space... Jokic made him look fast, but Jokic on D tends to do that with those he's defending. He's still getting most of his opportunities off screens/p&r and he's still struggling finishing or creating separation at the rim. We're doing our best to put him in good positions (something Cleveland never tried really), but he's still not close to who he was last year. Is he progressing and making good strides though? Definitely.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject:

AFireInside619 wrote:
KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
He's officially close to what he was. Almost 90%
Elevation is back on his jumper , and some finishing elevation (looked good even though he missed the two hand layup). Some burst.
Might outperform his contract next year


How close is he to blowing by defenses and being too quick for the refs to call carrying violations on him? That was a huge part of his game last season.


lol we could see that the last 10 days of the season maybe
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject:

The main difference imo is still his inability to finish close to the rim. He still doesn’t have that explosion. He’s getting close, but not there yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject:

Doc JC wrote:
The main difference imo is still his inability to finish close to the rim. He still doesn’t have that explosion. He’s getting close, but not there yet.


That late miss was still an impressive jump, even though he missed the bunny
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
AFireInside619 wrote:
KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
He's officially close to what he was. Almost 90%
Elevation is back on his jumper , and some finishing elevation (looked good even though he missed the two hand layup). Some burst.
Might outperform his contract next year


How close is he to blowing by defenses and being too quick for the refs to call carrying violations on him? That was a huge part of his game last season.


lol we could see that the last 10 days of the season maybe


Either way, it's so nice to have an MVP caliber player on the team once again.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject:

TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
Nashlight wrote:
IT throwing the ball to Murray at end the game. #BOSS


THIS!


Before that around the 1 minute mark when Murray was on the free throw line, IT3 started clapping in his face.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject:

Give IT a big one year deal, then upgrade with Klay or Kawhi in 2019.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject:

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TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
Nashlight wrote:
IT throwing the ball to Murray at end the game. #BOSS


THIS!


Before that around the 1 minute mark when Murray was on the free throw line, IT3 started clapping in his face.


Murray clapped back. But just with his hands. 😂
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject:

Jordan-esque wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
Nashlight wrote:
IT throwing the ball to Murray at end the game. #BOSS


THIS!


Before that around the 1 minute mark when Murray was on the free throw line, IT3 started clapping in his face.


I missed this one.

Would love to see a clip
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject:

IT was fun tonight.

Props.
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