Official Johnathan Williams thread. Signed to the summer league team.
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SuperboyReformed
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 07 Oct 2012
Posts: 3173

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject:

another awful ft shooter. pass!

seriously, wtf is going on. Anyone in any gym can hit 60% fts. these nba dudes are pathetic. and why are we collecting them all? We have the king of the worst shooters, and all the worst shooting minions in the league all collected on one team. We're trying to do the opposite of the warriors...get all the worst shooters.
_________________
U+1F49C
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BlackStarMamba
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 29 May 2018
Posts: 155

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject:

lets give this guy respect !!

really playing well

his defense when he switched on curry for a play in the 1st quarter was impressive...almost Randle like

like offensive rebounds..etc

I really like this find..hes going to be quality for us

Undrafted Rookie, 23 years old, played for Gonzaga the last 4 years -- which has been a good run for program

dude averaged 13 & 8.

dude had a 39 +12 game just last Nov against Florida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcaecctHNo0
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
pjiddy
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 20097
Location: North Hollywood

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject:

Should we not be semi-intrigued by him as a backup 5? Okay, maybe not semi-intrigued, but quarter-intrigued?
_________________
Lonzo Ball said Kyle Kuzma turned to him when they were down big 20 in the third and said, "I'm about to start going." Lonzo's reply: "All right, I got you."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Judah
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 23 Jun 2015
Posts: 3836

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject:

pjiddy wrote:
Should we not be semi-intrigued by him as a backup 5? Okay, maybe not semi-intrigued, but quarter-intrigued?

Nope.
_________________
“Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there."
- John Piper
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Laker_Dynasty_01
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 06 Jun 2001
Posts: 1046

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject:

JW3 was Jordan Clarkson's teammate as a freshman at Mizzou, started every game with him in 2013-14. He left Missouri after his sophomore season amid the turmoil of impending sanctions, and a new coach.

The coach who recruited him had already left for Tulsa after his freshman year; the replacement coach (a Missouri legend) couldn't develop anyone and struggled to find lineups that worked. JW transferred to Gonzaga, and came back a year later stronger and more efficient, albeit in a weaker conference.

Although he hit 40% from 3 as a Junior, it was on one attempt per game. The lack of volume and his mechanics from that range indicate the NBA 3 won't be in his repertoire. Probably headed to the G-League, though we are thin at the 5...and Caruso/Wear won't get much time with our depth. Maybe a 2-way deal?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Jordan-esque
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 19 Aug 2005
Posts: 8623

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject:

Lakers waive Williams

https://twitter.com/shamscharania/status/1051161675687178240?s=21
_________________


Quote:
“One at a time they’re good, two at a time they’re great, 3 of them together they unbeata-BALL."

- LaVar on why Lakers should draft all 3 Ball Brothers (6/12/18)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Inspector Gadget
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 18 Apr 2016
Posts: 20710
Location: LA, CA

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject:

Bad move, he could have been another Dwight Powell clone, now another team will pick him up and he will end up becoming a good role player.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
CantStopJM
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 03 Oct 2017
Posts: 1795

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject:

Must suck knowing you can be 5x the player a scrub(Zubac) is but politics and guaranteed salaries get in the way
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LakerSD
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Nov 2016
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject:

Shame. I thought he could give the team a good 10 minutes at the 5.

Kind of an athletic Tarik Black role.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
RI Laker
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 27 Jun 2005
Posts: 3485

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject:

Shaq was at the game the other night. Williams hired him to be his free throw coach.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Runway8
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Posts: 18423
Location: La Jolla, San Diego

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject:

I would want him on the two-way instead of Caruso.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Sentient Meat
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 04 Jul 2014
Posts: 6125

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject:

I liked Williams but how are we going to play another 6' 9" guy with center skills but forward height? We would have made more of an effort to keep Randle if that were the case. Bottom line... if he could shoot, he'd be a keeper.

I think this means we will get Noah.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
markjay
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 12 Feb 2006
Posts: 3221
Location: O.C.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
I liked Williams but how are we going to play another 6' 9" guy with center skills but forward height? We would have made more of an effort to keep Randle if that were the case. Bottom line... if he could shoot, he'd be a keeper.

I think this means we will get Noah.


I think it means we go with Zubac, Wagner, and small ball fives.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
pjiddy
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 20097
Location: North Hollywood

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject:

I liked him more than Zubac in preseason.
_________________
Lonzo Ball said Kyle Kuzma turned to him when they were down big 20 in the third and said, "I'm about to start going." Lonzo's reply: "All right, I got you."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PlantedTanks
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 01 Jul 2017
Posts: 786

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject:

Can't shoot. Average at best rebounder. Slight frame for a C. Not exceptional athletically. Already 23. Did not show out in SL.

Needs a skills trainer to make over his game. I just don't see NBA talent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LakerSD
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Nov 2016
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject:

Quote:
The Lakers are already out here making moves. They waived Travis Wear (previously on 2-way deal) to sign undrafted rookie Johnathan Williams to 2-way. With apologies to Kyle Kuzma, Williams was the Lakers best small ball center in the preseason.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Inspector Gadget
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 18 Apr 2016
Posts: 20710
Location: LA, CA

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject:

Very solid move, hopefully we give him a chance to play in some games this year...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
chantruong
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 6790
Location: SGV

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject:

I knew Williams wasn't truly gone. I would love to have him tomorrow. We could have used Wear though. Maybe he goes to our G-League full time. I don't get our obsession with Caruso tho. I feel like we already have Bonga as a 4th string PG.
_________________
The King is Here 👑

Season Predictions:

Regular Season Record: 55-27
MVP: Lebron James
MIP: Brandon Ingram
6MOTY: Kyle Kuzma

2019 NBA Champions - Greatest Playoff Run of All Time

"Lakers didn't grab me"


Last edited by chantruong on Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:07 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
pio2u
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 26 Dec 2012
Posts: 31972

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject:

Williams provides hustle and effort but that's about it. He'll be okay. Hate to see Wear go; he will be picked up on a 2-way by another team.
_________________
www.trendydeckpost.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
noahp45
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Posts: 4624
Location: Oceanside Ca

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject:

Had no choice we needed a big. We win that game yesterday with a avg rebounder
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
AFireInside619
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 11 Dec 2015
Posts: 5666
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject:

Weird. Not sure if Williams is better than Travis. But I’m not sure if Travis could do anything other than shoot. Oh well. GT said that we are lacking a big who can do the dirty work. Maybe Williams can be that guy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
CRoost
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 21 Mar 2017
Posts: 1372

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject:

Harkless looks like he could do whatever he wants on our small ball lineup. Kuzma just not strong enough to hold his ground there. Luke should have tried Beasley for more than 2 minutes. But Jonathan Williams makes sense than Wear even though Wear has been somewhat decent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Baron Von Humongous
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 02 Jul 2015
Posts: 15936

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject:

AFireInside619 wrote:
Weird. Not sure if Williams is better than Travis. But I’m not sure if Travis could do anything other than shoot. Oh well. GT said that we are lacking a big who can do the dirty work. Maybe Williams can be that guy.

Williams is five years younger, so there could be some untapped upside that Wear doesn't have anymore.

Given that the 45-day clock for two-way players doesn't kick in until G-League starts, the Lakers should be incentivized to get Williams some pt right away.
_________________
Banana Head
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
greenfrog
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 02 Jan 2011
Posts: 32428
Location: Torrance

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject:

Is there any doubt left that Magic does not give a (bleep) about shooting?
_________________
Smash-mouth basketball - Alive and kicking (2018-).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
noahp45
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Posts: 4624
Location: Oceanside Ca

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:02 pm    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
Is there any doubt left that Magic does not give a (bleep) about shooting?


Lack of Shooting isn't why we lost yesterday.

It was rebounding and keeping Portland off the glass.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB