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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: LA Isn't 'The Process West,' but Jesse Buss Giving Lakers Necessary Draft Edge

Hey all,

LA Isn't 'The Process West,' but Jesse Buss Giving Lakers Necessary Draft Edge
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2773040-la-isnt-the-process-west-but-jesse-buss-giving-lakers-necessary-draft-edge

My favorite line from the story:

"Jim came to me personally," Buss said. "'If you put your balls on the line for him, we'll buy the pick,' he said, and that was Jordan."

Also,

Latest @hollywood_hoops Ep. 82: How Jesse Buss Helped Change the Culture of the L.A. Lakers, @Urbodo on the Ball Family’s Lithuanian Exit w/@JoshMartinNBA https://www.almightyballer.com/hollywood-hoops-ep-82-how-jesse-buss-helped-change-the-culture-of-the-l-a-lakers-ball-familys-lithuanian-exit/

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject:

Nice.
I loved Buss' take on leadership between Magic and Rob/Kobe.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject:

Jesse gets it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject:

Good article emplay....honestly kind of feared it may be fluffy when it showed up in my Yahoo feed and I saw title only without author.....but it was very informative.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
Jesse gets it.


Finding a rotation player with a late 20s pick is such a game changer. And I think we will be contending very soon, so our staff has already been practicing finding steals at the end of the draft.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
Jesse gets it.


Finding a rotation player with a late 20s pick is such a game changer. And I think we will be contending very soon, so our staff has already been practicing finding steals at the end of the draft.


Beyond that.

I think he understands the importance of replenishing talent and scouting when the Lakers didn't maximize their picks all throughout their championship runs. It was frustrating to watch for basically a decade with not even a handful of hits out of 20 theoretical picks.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject:

Jesse Buss and Ryan West are a dream team for us in that department.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
Jesse gets it.


Finding a rotation player with a late 20s pick is such a game changer. And I think we will be contending very soon, so our staff has already been practicing finding steals at the end of the draft.


Beyond that.

I think he understands the importance of replenishing talent and scouting when the Lakers didn't maximize their picks all throughout their championship runs. It was frustrating to watch for basically a decade with not even a handful of hits out of 20 theoretical picks.


would Phil have played and/or developed them anyway? People love to crack on Ebanks....but the Lakers never put any effort into Ebanks or several other younger guys during that period.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject:

a lot of that was on Ebanks - he was given an opportunity to be an Ariza replacement and didn't put in any effort into that
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
Jesse gets it.



He really does. The work they're doing has laid a very, very solid foundation. I concur with Jesse when he stated that even if we don't acquire a big name, we're still really excited about the future.

I loved the article Emplay. Between reading yours, and Ramona's about the Spurs, I've had a reading feast today.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
a lot of that was on Ebanks - he was given an opportunity to be an Ariza replacement and didn't put in any effort into that


was he developed? did the staff focus on developing him his rookie and 2nd season....or are you saying he was put of the court and simply failed? If that is what your saying, that was obvious.....but how does not one player come out of those years that we actually made picks to have a contributing NBA career?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject:

Lakers are far better at development now but Ebanks had a serious motivation issue
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject:

Great stuff. I can see, sometime in the future, Joey running the business side and Jesse running BB Ops.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject:

Great piece, but what is Ryan West up to? Wasn't he supposed to be being groomed for the GM position?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject:

Ryan is scouting pro personnel and some NCAA but mostly the former
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
Jesse gets it.

and I thought they said jim only listened to jim. hmmmm
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
a lot of that was on Ebanks - he was given an opportunity to be an Ariza replacement and didn't put in any effort into that


Ding. Off court stuff didn't help.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
Jesse gets it.


Finding a rotation player with a late 20s pick is such a game changer. And I think we will be contending very soon, so our staff has already been practicing finding steals at the end of the draft.


Beyond that.

I think he understands the importance of replenishing talent and scouting when the Lakers didn't maximize their picks all throughout their championship runs. It was frustrating to watch for basically a decade with not even a handful of hits out of 20 theoretical picks.


If we had Jesse and Ryan in 2003, I’m pretty confident they wouldn’t have passed up Tayshaun Prince for Kareem Rush..
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
emplay wrote:
a lot of that was on Ebanks - he was given an opportunity to be an Ariza replacement and didn't put in any effort into that


Ding. Off court stuff didn't help.


Yep. Ebanks showed flashes, but unfortunately, that off the court stuff, kept it to only flashes.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject:

Updated post w/podcast link - cheers - EP
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:19 am    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
emplay wrote:
a lot of that was on Ebanks - he was given an opportunity to be an Ariza replacement and didn't put in any effort into that


Ding. Off court stuff didn't help.


I am in the dark....give me a hint (off court stuff)?
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
emplay wrote:
a lot of that was on Ebanks - he was given an opportunity to be an Ariza replacement and didn't put in any effort into that


Ding. Off court stuff didn't help.


Yep. Ebanks showed flashes, but unfortunately, that off the court stuff, kept it to only flashes.


well those t-shirts weren't going to make themselves
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
emplay wrote:
a lot of that was on Ebanks - he was given an opportunity to be an Ariza replacement and didn't put in any effort into that


Ding. Off court stuff didn't help.


I am in the dark....give me a hint (off court stuff)?


The sexual assault charge levied against him.
The DUI charge.
Suspended for drug violation in the D-league.

On the court:
Getting ejected, tossing a chair and taking off his jersey as he walked off the court in a pathetic playoff loss to the Thunder.

That's all I can remember.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject:

I want to know if Jesse was as sold on Lonzo as Magic was.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject:

I love what Ryan West and Jesse Buss are doing.
Looks like Joey Buss is doing really well with the South Bay Lakers, too.
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