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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject:

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Seeing Melton do swiss-army-knife stuff out on the court...

Especially after watching Bonga turning the ball over left and right


Bonga's a project pick. I'll wait a year before complaining. If the coaching staff thinks they can develop him then I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now.

But yeah, Melton looks like he could be useful right now.


Melton looks like a player that may make a lot of teams regret passing on him....I was high on him during the draft....but there were a few other guys in that thread that were really high on him (Mike, BVH, KIROE?).....like as in Top 15-20 pick. Right now, I think they may have had a point.


I was a Melton guy. Sigh. I was ecstatic when he was still there at 39, thought we might hit it out of the park. Oh well.


I could not really recall....but I remember a lot of the regular guys in that thread was higher on him than me....I liked him....just less than many of you guys.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject:

It's far too early to be calling out misses.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject:

Practice wrote:
It's far too early to be calling out misses.


I'm not ready to call Bonga a bust, but, I mean, it's fair to say we drafted a project. And that Melton looks good. I, for one, am not surprised that he looks good. I would've taken him at 25, so, obviously, I think it should've been an easy call to take him at 39. Of course, I'm just ChickenStu on LG, and the FO has earned the benefit of the doubt on their picks in late 1st/2nd round, and maybe there is something in Melton's background or medical check that made 45 players get picked ahead of him.

But that doesn't mean that I can't have an opinion!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject:

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Practice wrote:
It's far too early to be calling out misses.


I'm not ready to call Bonga a bust, but, I mean, it's fair to say we drafted a project. And that Melton looks good. I, for one, am not surprised that he looks good. I would've taken him at 25, so, obviously, I think it should've been an easy call to take him at 39. Of course, I'm just ChickenStu on LG, and the FO has earned the benefit of the doubt on their picks in late 1st/2nd round, and maybe there is something in Melton's background or medical check that made 45 players get picked ahead of him.

But that doesn't mean that I can't have an opinion!


It's far too early to have an opinion?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Practice wrote:
It's far too early to be calling out misses.


I'm not ready to call Bonga a bust, but, I mean, it's fair to say we drafted a project. And that Melton looks good. I, for one, am not surprised that he looks good. I would've taken him at 25, so, obviously, I think it should've been an easy call to take him at 39. Of course, I'm just ChickenStu on LG, and the FO has earned the benefit of the doubt on their picks in late 1st/2nd round, and maybe there is something in Melton's background or medical check that made 45 players get picked ahead of him.

But that doesn't mean that I can't have an opinion!

I don't think anyone expected Bonga to be anything other than the project. The FO seems to think that he has potential and can be developed into something they find appealing.

We'll see if teams were justified in their apparent feelings towards Melton as a prospect or not.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject:

I thought bonga wasn't even supposed to play in the summer league at first
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 am    Post subject:

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I thought bonga wasn't even supposed to play in the summer league at first

I think it was a well educated guess from most that he was going to remain stashed in the Euro leagues because he wasn't ready for an NBA contract. That evolved into not playing in Summer League. That was still only speculation. Don't recall the Lakers ever saying anything to that effect.

EDIT: Of course, he couldn't play in the California Classic because the earliest he could be a Laker was on July 6th. Not sure if that's what you are referring to.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:21 am    Post subject:

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Don't want ti get overexcited here, just I think Josh Hart could be a borderline All-Star one day. Once he hits his prime in 3-4 years, playing alongside Lebron, this guy could make it as a reserve.


You are overexcited, it is Summer League. I love Hart but doubt he comes close to being an all star.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject:

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Don't want ti get overexcited here, just I think Josh Hart could be a borderline All-Star one day. Once he hits his prime in 3-4 years, playing alongside Lebron, this guy could make it as a reserve.


You are overexcited, it is Summer League. I love Hart but doubt he comes close to being an all star.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject:

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Johnny Cage wrote:
Don't want ti get overexcited here, just I think Josh Hart could be a borderline All-Star one day. Once he hits his prime in 3-4 years, playing alongside Lebron, this guy could make it as a reserve.


You are overexcited, it is Summer League. I love Hart but doubt he comes close to being an all star.


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I think he will determine who and what he becomes.


I love Josh, but he does need to improve his perimeter defense. It's not good right now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
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venturalakersfan wrote:
Johnny Cage wrote:
Don't want ti get overexcited here, just I think Josh Hart could be a borderline All-Star one day. Once he hits his prime in 3-4 years, playing alongside Lebron, this guy could make it as a reserve.


You are overexcited, it is Summer League. I love Hart but doubt he comes close to being an all star.


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I think he will determine who and what he becomes.


I love Josh, but he does need to improve his perimeter defense. It's not good right now.


Lateral quickness and defense is something he specifically worked on this off season per 710 espn reports.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject:

Andre Ingram didn't wanna play with our SL team?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject:

I sucks Mo is out but I hope this is all just precautionary. I hate to hear about big men with even minor ankle issues.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject:

Clippers have a nice SL team it would be Impressive if we beat them without Wagner.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject:

looking through the SL teams....we kind of had a very lucky draw with the three teams we played to get the #1 seed.
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Celtics first-rounder Robert Williams has lost twice lost his wallet since draft


feel bad for this kid...hope he gets it together....ton of defensive potential
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject:

Robert Williams is acting like Royce White, could be another wasted 1st round pick.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject:

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Celtics first-rounder Robert Williams has lost twice lost his wallet since draft


feel bad for this kid...hope he gets it together....ton of defensive potential


Let's see...misses introductory call...misses flight for press conference...misses 1st practice...loses wallet twice...questionable work ethic...has anyone thought that there might be a drug addiction problem with this kid?

I remember everyone talking ish about Mo and saying this kid was an A+ steal at 27...yeah...let's not act like we haven't seen this type of erratic behavior too many times across all sports.

Walks like a duck, talks like a duck...it's a duck. There was a reason he wasn't on our draft board.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject:

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Celtics first-rounder Robert Williams has lost twice lost his wallet since draft


feel bad for this kid...hope he gets it together....ton of defensive potential


Let's see...misses introductory call...misses flight for press conference...misses 1st practice...loses wallet twice...questionable work ethic...has anyone thought that there might be a drug addiction problem with this kid?

I remember everyone talking ish about Mo and saying this kid was an A+ steal at 27...yeah...let's not act like we haven't seen this type of erratic behavior too many times across all sports.

Walks like a duck, talks like a duck...it's a duck. There was a reason he wasn't on our draft board.


or untreated ADHD
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject:

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adkindo wrote:
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Celtics first-rounder Robert Williams has lost twice lost his wallet since draft


feel bad for this kid...hope he gets it together....ton of defensive potential


Let's see...misses introductory call...misses flight for press conference...misses 1st practice...loses wallet twice...questionable work ethic...has anyone thought that there might be a drug addiction problem with this kid?

I remember everyone talking ish about Mo and saying this kid was an A+ steal at 27...yeah...let's not act like we haven't seen this type of erratic behavior too many times across all sports.

Walks like a duck, talks like a duck...it's a duck. There was a reason he wasn't on our draft board.


or untreated ADHD


He needs management/agent/personal assistant to help him.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject:

Any word on if Hart is playing tonight?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject:

Mitchell Robinson is going to be a star in a few years.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Mitchell Robinson is going to be a star in a few years.


He’s got the potential but he’s miles away right now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject:

CervantesRises wrote:
adkindo wrote:
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Kurt Helin
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Celtics first-rounder Robert Williams has lost twice lost his wallet since draft


feel bad for this kid...hope he gets it together....ton of defensive potential


Let's see...misses introductory call...misses flight for press conference...misses 1st practice...loses wallet twice...questionable work ethic...has anyone thought that there might be a drug addiction problem with this kid?

I remember everyone talking ish about Mo and saying this kid was an A+ steal at 27...yeah...let's not act like we haven't seen this type of erratic behavior too many times across all sports.

Walks like a duck, talks like a duck...it's a duck. There was a reason he wasn't on our draft board.


Addiction is one of a multitude of possibilities. Why should we jump to conclusions though?
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