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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject:

I feel so bad for IT because I always thought he could have a place in the NBA as a bench player, but I just donít think heís good enough :/
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Damn Lonzo...

I know everyone sucked, including Luke Walton's brain fart at the end, but I put this one on Lonzo not knowing how to seize greatness, seize the moment.

When it was 91-90 with the lead and him with the ball. I wanted him to do one of those shots he did in San Antonio. Rock his guy to sleep and just ice it with a three, but he gave it to Randle.

Then after Dragic scored. He's supposed to run to the ball, but he runs down the court first and motions for his big men to take the ball up. You don't want Kuzma taking the ball up the court with pressure. As a point guard, you should know that's dicey. As someone who wants to be great, you should have ran to the ball.


He didnít want to be fouled with the ball


In a 1 point game?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject:

They may not have ran the play for IT, and Lonzo has to get it in if they doubled Randle, but IT shouldn't have been in the game in the first place. He was cold off the bench, and the reason he was on the bench was because he was awful tonight. He just didn't have any business being on the floor in that situation. At least if it's Lopez in the game, he can get near the rim at any time and the shot won't be as badly forced as that IT shot.

Just a bad decision by Luke. And he made a good decision to call the timeout with 7.5 left, since we were doing nothing with that possession, but the decision to put IT in was not smart.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject:

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I rather have Lonzo take a step back 3 than that garbage by IT.


I rather have Randle take a half court shot than give Lonzo a wide open 3
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject:

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20 turnovers smh


Exactly
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Runway8 wrote:
Damn Lonzo...

I know everyone sucked, including Luke Walton's brain fart at the end, but I put this one on Lonzo not knowing how to seize greatness, seize the moment.

When it was 91-90 with the lead and him with the ball. I wanted him to do one of those shots he did in San Antonio. Rock his guy to sleep and just ice it with a three, but he gave it to Randle.

Then after Dragic scored. He's supposed to run to the ball, but he runs down the court first and motions for his big men to take the ball up. You don't want Kuzma taking the ball up the court with pressure. As a point guard, you should know that's dicey. As someone who wants to be great, you should have ran to the ball.


He didnít want to be fouled with the ball


Heat had the lead, they wouldn't have fouled him. But if that played in his mind. He needs to get rid of that weak stuff asap.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject:

1/9 and he tries to be the hero?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject:

I thought we turned a corner after the Nuggets win. Yet, we have played two very bad games against teams missing half their rotation. 4 game losing streak coming up too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject:

I see the people who like to blame everything on people who's name starts with an L have come out of hidingÖ
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject:

This (bleep) loss angers me. Not disappointed or sad, but anger which is somewhat rare for me. So many things in this game pissed me off. iT, Luke, turnovers and offensive rebounds.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject:

al242 wrote:
LakerLogic wrote:
I rather have Lonzo take a step back 3 than that garbage by IT.


I rather have Randle take a half court shot than give Lonzo a wide open 3
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject:

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1/9 and he tries to be the hero?


Uh, that's on Luke. Who also wasted half the clock for the heck of it. Reminded me of Byron telling Lin not to foul, "Jeremy, just twiddle your thumb for awhile, then foul once we only have 10 seconds left."
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject:

I juat think its time to get this season over with. Find a way to get paul george whatever it takes. We need a veteran closer. Dont need lopez, thomas or kcp resigned. Resign Randle
Fill the roster out with better players.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

Heat g league team beats us. Spolstra is a great coach. Completely killed Luke. We need a new coach next year. And Lonzo needs lots of work. Lots
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

al242 wrote:
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I rather have Lonzo take a step back 3 than that garbage by IT.


I rather have Randle take a half court shot than give Lonzo a wide open 3


We know you hate Lonzo.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject:

PRLakeShow wrote:
I thought we turned a corner after the Nuggets win. Yet, we have played two very bad games against teams missing half their rotation. 4 game losing streak coming up too.


Nuggets win was this team's game 7 of The Finals. There was bound to be a letdown after becoming world champions.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject:

Captain America wrote:
I feel so bad for IT because I always thought he could have a place in the NBA as a bench player, but I just donít think heís good enough :/


there is if he would embrace what he is now in his career....scoring off the bench....he views himself as a top 10 player in the league....and he really have never been that (and yes I know about the MVP voting, etc.)....and he is definitely not that today.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject:

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Zo 4-15? Again I gotta ask, has there ever been a guard this awful at scoring? Heís like Rondo minus the toughness and grit.

Wth happened to him after UCLA?


I understand people being discouraged with him, believe me, I'm one of the biggest pessimists there is, but the other aspects of his game are so good for A rookie that I'm not worried at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject:

I dont hate lonzo actually like him. But he has no leadership skills, no fire, he will never live up to the hype.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject:

Typical overreaction by haters.

First of all... the lion's share of the blame must fall on IT... he was cold all day and we really needed at least fifteen points with Ingram and Hart out.

Also this is the third time he's choked in crunch time for us.

However, Luke needs to put him in for the last play because he can shoot free throws and he's not afraid of the moment and defenders need to account for him. I think Lonzo was looking for someone else first, when it didn't materialize he threw it to IT. It's not like he had a long time to run a play... he had a small opening and he missed badly. It was wise to pull him for the majority of the quarter... but it was wise to put him in and run a play for Kuzma or Randle, and have him there for the bailout option.

Just saying IT sucks is a gross over simplification and doesn't really explain what happened on the court or what has been happening with the team.

Tonight for third time... this loss is on him... but he's helped us on other nights.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject:

Larry Nance could've made that shot...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject:

Codyb1010 wrote:
I dont hate lonzo actually like him. But he has no leadership skills, no fire, he will never live up to the hype.


I agree with you on that last part....but nobody was living up to that hype that he had earlier in the year.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject:

What aspects are good for a rookie? Alot of rookies have alot of amazing skills too. Explain why you think lonzo will be a great player in this league? Or heck better then ingram randle or kuzma even hart will be a better player.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject:

Codyb1010 wrote:
I dont hate lonzo actually like him. But he has no leadership skills, no fire, he will never live up to the hype.


You tipped your bias with your certainty.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject:

The team is going to get tired of Lonzo jacking up 15 shots a game. And IT will be gone anyway so really doesn't matter with him
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