Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma ruled out for 2018 NBA Summer League
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject:

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I think Ennis will be gone, but they may bring in Gary Payton II to Summer League if they don't draft a point guard. But I kind of expect them to draft a point guard and a stretch 4. though I think they should focus on drafting a shooting guard.


Take BPA no matter what position IMO. There’s plenty of wings who will be available in FA that we can plug in at the 2 and we have Josh Hart. I don’t think we need to focus on any specific position in the draft.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject:

Lakers4Life33 wrote:
Summer league starting lineup:

PG- Caruso
SG- Ingram
SF - Hart
PF - Wear
C- Bryant

Where have I seen this lineup before hmmmmmm




Too bad but not surprised and clearly for the best. Please get healthy and STRONG this summer Lonzo and Brandon.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject:

vanexelent wrote:
Breaking: Lakers fans ruled out from attending Summer League.


It will be interesting. I've been going to summer league since 2003, and last year was insane. The crowds, media coverage, it really became an event. Will be interesting to see how much of that was Lonzo. I think it became a legitimate event last year and will be sold out again, especially with the stacked rookie class.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject:

Fine with me. I'd prefer they use the entire break until next season to work on their skills plus strength and conditioning. Probably would prefer Hart to do the same, he really doesn't have anything to prove or gain from summer league imo.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject:

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Fine with me. I'd prefer they use the entire break until next season to work on their skills plus strength and conditioning. Probably would prefer Hart to do the same, he really doesn't have anything to prove or gain from summer league imo.


Agreed, IMO Josh Hart probably will only play one or two games max.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject:

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vanexelent wrote:
Breaking: Lakers fans ruled out from attending Summer League.


It will be interesting. I've been going to summer league since 2003, and last year was insane. The crowds, media coverage, it really became an event. Will be interesting to see how much of that was Lonzo. I think it became a legitimate event last year and will be sold out again, especially with the stacked rookie class.

Yeah, people have made much of how much SL has grown the last several years, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it coincides with the Lakers being in the lottery. The first year it really seemed to become huge was the year they drafted Russell. It was just as crazy when they drafted BI, but last year was historic lol. The Lonzo effect for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma ruled out for 2018 NBA Summer League

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No brainer, no surprise.

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In his exit interview Friday morning, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson officially ruled Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball out for the 2018 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Lakers won the Las Vegas Summer League championship last year.



https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2018/4/13/17236070/la-lakers-news-lonzo-ball-kyle-kuzma-ruled-out-for-2018-nba-summer-league


They proved what they could last year, no point in them playing again. Gotta give other youngsters playing time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject:

Why is hart playing but not kuzma. Hart is arguably a better and more important player for us
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject:

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Lakers should invite LiAngeli to play in the SL



Or he can just stay in the Ukraine as far as I care...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject:

really do not get to the logic....if your not playing Ball and Kuzma because you want to protect them from injury and believe they will not benefit....then the logic should conclude Josh Hart should not play either. I could make an argument that while Ball and Kuzma are better prospects, they would benefit from Summer League more than Hart who is more physically developed and played more basketball at high levels.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject:

Is Zu eligible to play?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject:

deal wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Lakers should invite LiAngeli to play in the SL



Or he can just stay in the Ukraine as far as I care...


Lithuania, right?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
really do not get to the logic....if your not playing Ball and Kuzma because you want to protect them from injury and believe they will not benefit....then the logic should conclude Josh Hart should not play either. I could make an argument that while Ball and Kuzma are better prospects, they would benefit from Summer League more than Hart who is more physically developed and played more basketball at high levels.


Exactly.

The only thing I can think of is that lonzo and kuzma declined to play while hart opted in. Haven’t heard the FO’s exits yet tho
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject:

The Lebrons wrote:
vanexelent wrote:
Breaking: Lakers fans ruled out from attending Summer League.


It will be interesting. I've been going to summer league since 2003, and last year was insane. The crowds, media coverage, it really became an event. Will be interesting to see how much of that was Lonzo. I think it became a legitimate event last year and will be sold out again, especially with the stacked rookie class.


This year will be huge. All 30 teams will attend LV summer league for the first time ever.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject:

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The Lebrons wrote:
vanexelent wrote:
Breaking: Lakers fans ruled out from attending Summer League.


It will be interesting. I've been going to summer league since 2003, and last year was insane. The crowds, media coverage, it really became an event. Will be interesting to see how much of that was Lonzo. I think it became a legitimate event last year and will be sold out again, especially with the stacked rookie class.


This year will be huge. All 30 teams will attend LV summer league for the first time ever.


I forgot about that....Orlando sucked for fans who could not attend even though some teams liked that part.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
deal wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Lakers should invite LiAngeli to play in the SL



Or he can just stay in the Ukraine as far as I care...


Lithuania, right?


Wherever just stay there lol

I also did not understand why Hart would be playing if everybody else is staying out to get healthy. ????
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject:

TDRock wrote:
adkindo wrote:
deal wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Lakers should invite LiAngeli to play in the SL



Or he can just stay in the Ukraine as far as I care...


Lithuania, right?


Wherever just stay there lol

I also did not understand why Hart would be playing if everybody else is staying out to get healthy. ????


maybe give him some leadership experience? I doubt that is it....the guy was always seen as a leader @ 'Nova. Maybe experiment with him playing some PG?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
deal wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Lakers should invite LiAngeli to play in the SL



Or he can just stay in the Ukraine as far as I care...


Lithuania, right?




I noticed that also, but you got there first. The Ukraine and Lithuania lack a common border and the languages aren't that much alike.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject:

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MJST wrote:
Josh Hart, Thomas Bryant and probably Liangelo Ball on the Summer league team.



So some college drop out is supposed to be enticing? The entire coverage surrounding SPL last year was about LaVar. I'll put up with it to watch Lonzo, but not some bum.


I'll say this about LiAngelo, dude looks like he lost some weight. He looks leaner. Also, his release is quick. I think his shot improved.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject:

*Lakers’ big summer looms after 5 straight losing seasons

https://sports.yahoo.com/lakers-big-summer-looms-5-035935623.html


*All 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League from July 6-17 in Las Vegas
First time entire league will be represented at Las Vegas showcase

http://www.nba.com/article/2018/01/30/2018-summer-league-dates-official-release
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:08 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
At worst Liangelo could be a late 2nd round pick by the Lakers or another team at the very worst he'll be on the Lakers Summer League team and if he plays well enough will be on their pre-season roster.


Nobody is drafting Gelo so even using a 2nd round pick on him is a waste. The team could give him a shot without drafting him but I’m not sure even that is a good idea for a guy that probably wouldn’t even start for UCLA and played no college ball.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
Too bad, I think ZO could use the work, although he would probably get injured...


This is preposterous!! Zo needs to improve his shot and conditioning but that guy already knows how to run a pro NBA team better than more than half of the guys already in the pros running NBA teams. He doesn't need to go practice running PG with a team of mostly scrubs.

It would be a huge waste of time.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject:

I dont think liangelo is worthy of even a SPL invite.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:23 am    Post subject:

So who will our Summer league stars be?

Zubac
Bryant
Hart
Caruso
Wear
1st and 2nd round draft picks

That has the makings of a pretty good team.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject:

Chalk me up with the group that think LiAngelo makes it on the SL squad and the South Bay Lakers.
And thats about as far as he will get.
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