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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject:

LKA wrote:
I envy the team that drafts RJ Barrett

Hes incredible. Superstar written all over him.


I agree, still think he will be the #1 pick.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 pm    Post subject:

I did not watch the UCLA game last night, but Moses Brown had a nice box score. Did anyone watch him?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject:

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If THIS team winds up with a top 3-4 pick

1) Luke is gone

2) RJ Barrett should be the pick

3) We have retirement tour LeBron and will be lucky to be a 7th seed the season after

4) The FO and that includes Magic deserve a LOT of criticism.



Luke would make it to the end of the season or will have exited before then?


They'd probably fire him when it became obvious we weren't making the playoffs. That would be the 'drastic' We'd finish the season with Shaw and a worse record at that point, and have a 'new head coach search' in the off-season.

The only way we'd wind up in the lottery or bottom 3, and Luke wouldn't be fired would be if it was because LeBron suffered an injury that ended his season.

I don't think any of us want that.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
I did not watch the UCLA game last night, but Moses Brown has a nice box score. Did anyone watch him?


I don't think anyone will watch UCLA games this year until they prove they can win games.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject:

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I did not watch the UCLA game last night, but Moses Brown has a nice box score. Did anyone watch him?


I don't think anyone will watch UCLA games this year until they prove they can win games.


They are going to be pretty good....and I expect Moses will be gone after this season. They would have been better than last year without him....but he should give them that dominant big man that could take them deep into the tournament.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject:

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adkindo wrote:
I did not watch the UCLA game last night, but Moses Brown has a nice box score. Did anyone watch him?


I don't think anyone will watch UCLA games this year until they prove they can win games.


They are going to be pretty good....and I expect Moses will be gone after this season. They would have been better than last year without him....but he should give them that dominant big man that could take them deep into the tournament.


hmm. will definitely check them out then.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject:

Wilkes is going to be a player.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject:

According to Tankathon, Lakers currently have the following odds on Lottery picks:

1st: 2.1%
2nd 2.3%
3rd 2.6%
4th: 2.9%
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12th: 83.5%
13th 6.6%
14th: 0.1%

If the Lakers miss the playoffs, all is "good" (more or less).
If the Lakers just miss the playoffs, top 3 pick odds will still be about 0.5%, 0.6% and 0.6%

So....there's a chance!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject:

mostly pointless, and way too early....still CBS Sports released a mock draft...

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Jalen Smith | Maryland | PF | 6-10

JaVale McGee isn't L.A.'s long-term answer at center for the LeBron-led Lakers. Investing in a big in this next draft seems reasonable to expect. Maryland product Jalen Smith may be a candidate to watch in this range. He's 6-foot-10 and plays with gobs of energy that could replace the energizer bunny that is McGee. While he doesn't have the same versatility as other bigs in this class, he's going to be excellent at what he does: Rebounding, scoring around the rim and protecting the paint.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Bard207 wrote:
MJST wrote:
If THIS team winds up with a top 3-4 pick

1) Luke is gone

2) RJ Barrett should be the pick

3) We have retirement tour LeBron and will be lucky to be a 7th seed the season after

4) The FO and that includes Magic deserve a LOT of criticism.



Luke would make it to the end of the season or will have exited before then?


They'd probably fire him when it became obvious we weren't making the playoffs. That would be the 'drastic' We'd finish the season with Shaw and a worse record at that point, and have a 'new head coach search' in the off-season.

The only way we'd wind up in the lottery or bottom 3, and Luke wouldn't be fired would be if it was because LeBron suffered an injury that ended his season.

I don't think any of us want that.


11 games played: 9 against playoffs team and 2 against sun's/Mavs. Finished 5/6 & we r missing playoffs?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject:

Jesusdelonla wrote:
MJST wrote:
Bard207 wrote:
MJST wrote:
If THIS team winds up with a top 3-4 pick

1) Luke is gone

2) RJ Barrett should be the pick

3) We have retirement tour LeBron and will be lucky to be a 7th seed the season after

4) The FO and that includes Magic deserve a LOT of criticism.



Luke would make it to the end of the season or will have exited before then?


They'd probably fire him when it became obvious we weren't making the playoffs. That would be the 'drastic' We'd finish the season with Shaw and a worse record at that point, and have a 'new head coach search' in the off-season.

The only way we'd wind up in the lottery or bottom 3, and Luke wouldn't be fired would be if it was because LeBron suffered an injury that ended his season.

I don't think any of us want that.


11 games played: 9 against playoffs team and 2 against sun's/Mavs. Finished 5/6 & we r missing playoffs?

One of the toughest schedules in the league and people are already prognosticating and insinuating...I'm gonna point out these posters when the Lakers start playing the bad teams and really go on a good winning streak...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject:

WVU looked like absolute trash tonight, but I will keep that in the college basketball thread.....

Sagaba Konate played somewhat limited minutes...pretty normal line for the minutes played....15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks, but the big surprise was he shot 3 of 4 from 3....would have been 4 of 5 but they said his foot was on the line. I guess it is true he has worked on his shot and will be shooting 3's this season.

CJ Massinburg, a guard from Buffalo that you may remember from their big upset of Arizona in last years tournament looked really good tonight. He dropped 43 points, 14 rebounds and 3 Assists and went 9 of 15 from 3 including some very deep 3's in OT to beat WVU. WVU's defense was a joke all night, but just a name to keep in mind as the season progresses.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject:

I thought this draft was suppose to be weak
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject:

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I thought this draft was suppose to be weak


I still think it is much weaker than the previous 2 years.....but only time will tell. Obviously it is great at the top with Barrett and Williams, but I am not sure this draft will have legit clear NBA starter talent all the way through the lottery (and beyond). I do not see that at this point for next years draft.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
WVU looked like absolute trash tonight, but I will keep that in the college basketball thread.....

Sagaba Konate played somewhat limited minutes...pretty normal line for the minutes played....15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks, but the big surprise was he shot 3 of 4 from 3....would have been 4 of 5 but they said his foot was on the line. I guess it is true he has worked on his shot and will be shooting 3's this season.

CJ Massinburg, a guard from Buffalo that you may remember from their big upset of Arizona in last years tournament looked really good tonight. He dropped 43 points, 14 rebounds and 3 Assists and went 9 of 15 from 3 including some very deep 3's in OT to beat WVU. WVU's defense was a joke all night, but just a name to keep in mind as the season progresses.


Whether intended to or not it is nice to see the WVU coach let his players expand their game especially for those considered NBA prospects.

This is the anti Calipari.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject:

Konate did not exactly play well last night. Dude got subbed out within 3 minutes of the 1st and 2nd half. Hands on knees. Conditioning issues. Looked distinctly more interested in trying to score, halting some ball movement with Top of the key touches, and making just slight contact on screens and 50/50 boxing out.

The Lakers have a problem with overrotation defensively. Not only does Konate rotate, but he gets there SUPER early to generate vertical to go for the swat. Kuzma/LeBron/whoever is at power forward needs to learn how to switch/rotate super quick to not exploit it.

I found that game to be disappointing, even for game 1.

Thybulle OTOH, looked like 75% Melton defensively, got steals while defending between 2 players on a 3-2 zone, forced some turnovers, and hit decent shots. Not a shot creator, but moves the ball. Doesn't stay heavy with the dribble. Took a limited amount of attempts, but Washington guard play is so bad, they don't catch open teammates crosscourt, and make their decisions upon initial touch, not on the fly.

Cam Johnson of UNC is a super senior PITT transfer. 6'9" playing 2. Solid athlete, looks like a 3, hits his spot up shots, moves the ball. Need to pay attention to switchable D down the line, but he's another role player that doesn't require touches to be an effective player on the floor. He actually sets screens. He actually boxes out. Good touch behind the 3-point line too.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject:

^^^^I do not disagree with you as it relates to Konate. I made it pretty clear that no WVU player was even playing average defense in the CBB thread. I also noticed the ball sticking with him at the top of the key once he made a few. It can always become an issue with big men shooting from outside when they realize that it is a lot easier to stand on the perimeter and shoot instead of banging with the big bodies down low.....and this group does not seem very good at getting the ball to him in the post compared to last year.

If you noticed Konate was asking out, but that really is not new....he did the same thing all year last season, and it drives me crazy sometimes. He probably does lack conditioning because he has been on the shelf for most of the preseason as they have claimed to be very cautious with his knee issue. My primary concern with Konate this year is he does not have a real floor leader to keep him under control this season.

If I was to defend Konate hanging out at the top of the key with ball for a second or two too long, it would be Buffalo employed the same defense against us that was effective against Arizona last season. They packed it in the paint, then would apply on the ball pressure to a young guard when on the court. They enforced their will and forced us to shoot from the perimeter much more than I am sure we would prefer.....and we actually made more during stretches than I would count on most nights.

Any thoughts on Massinburg?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject:

Hmm the Lu Dort highlights tho
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject:

justsomelakerfan wrote:
Hmm the Lu Dort highlights tho


Need to see more. Thought of Sherman Douglas. Strong, stocky point guard, not overtly quick. Massive arc on his shot from 3pt land.
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