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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:50 am    Post subject:

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Aldrich may be a somewhat reliable vet but uninspiring IMO.


although I would prefer someone like Woods as I addressed in earlier post, I would be ok with Aldrich on our bench. A big body that can at least provide resistance at the rim. I am honestly not sure what our plan is when we play against teams with true big men when Javale is not on the court. Jokic had his way with us when Javale was not on the court.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject:

What is Aldrich up to anyways?

I'd be fine with him to take up 12-14mpg as a backup.

Nothing inspiring but a stopgap.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:00 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
Aldrich may be a somewhat reliable vet but uninspiring IMO.


although I would prefer someone like Woods as I addressed in earlier post, I would be ok with Aldrich on our bench. A big body that can at least provide resistance at the rim. I am honestly not sure what our plan is when we play against teams with true big men when Javale is not on the court. Jokic had his way with us when Javale was not on the court.


The Randle/AD front court is going to feast on us unless Lebron/Vale play big minutes.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject:

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What is Aldrich up to anyways?

I'd be fine with him to take up 12-14mpg as a backup.

Nothing inspiring but a stopgap.


As of October 2nd- waived by Hawks, expected to sign with a team in China, NBA career likely over.

Looking at his stats the last couple years he has been limited to only a couple mpg behind KAT and Dieng. Last season only played 21 games, so maybe an injury?

Not to be overly critical or picky but not overly inspiring.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject:

Why not give Christian Wood a look when released? Guy looked solid in SL, and his boxscore looked great last night (I have only seen highlights).

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=24945340
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Why not give Christian Wood a look when released? Guy looked solid in SL, and his boxscore looked great last night (I have only seen highlights).

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=24945340

I think he could be worth it from a talent standpoint - assuming he's matured a bit - but he doesn't really address the team's need for a big body.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject:

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Why not give Christian Wood a look when released? Guy looked solid in SL, and his boxscore looked great last night (I have only seen highlights).

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=24945340

I think he could be worth it from a talent standpoint - assuming he's matured a bit - but he doesn't really address the team's need for a big body.


6'11" with a 7'3" wingspan....known to be an aggressive shot blocker, and has some gravity out to the 3 point line. I assume you are referring to him being slim?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject:

Not sure how much it matters but as of 2 days ago Wood is expected to make the Bucks roster. At least by this one Bucks reporter's opinion at least.

Interesting comments on his strengths and weaknesses. Seems a nice addition for the Lakers offense but still the same negative issues on defense and rebounding the Lakers currently have and are looking to avoid going into the season.


https://behindthebuckpass.com/2018/10/08/milwaukee-bucks-why-christian-wood-should-make-final-roster/
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
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adkindo wrote:
Why not give Christian Wood a look when released? Guy looked solid in SL, and his boxscore looked great last night (I have only seen highlights).

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=24945340

I think he could be worth it from a talent standpoint - assuming he's matured a bit - but he doesn't really address the team's need for a big body.


6'11" with a 7'3" wingspan....known to be an aggressive shot blocker, and has some gravity out to the 3 point line. I assume you are referring to him being slim?

Yes, he's got a narrow frame that's somewhere between Ingram and McGee in terms of bulk and strength.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject:

should have signed Monroe when we had a chance.

We need a back up for McGee, any other Center out there that can move fast?

I would go after whiteside if he wasn't a lazy Turd
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject:

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should have signed Monroe when we had a chance.

We need a back up for McGee, any other Center out there that can move fast?

I would go after whiteside if he wasn't a lazy Turd


What about Noah? he has declined but can still run better then some of the bigs we have had.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject:

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noahp45 wrote:
should have signed Monroe when we had a chance.

We need a back up for McGee, any other Center out there that can move fast?

I would go after whiteside if he wasn't a lazy Turd


What about Noah? he has declined but can still run better then some of the bigs we have had.


his contract is poison.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject:

noahp45 wrote:
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noahp45 wrote:
should have signed Monroe when we had a chance.

We need a back up for McGee, any other Center out there that can move fast?

I would go after whiteside if he wasn't a lazy Turd


What about Noah? he has declined but can still run better then some of the bigs we have had.


his contract is poison.

Knicks may buy him out.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
noahp45 wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
noahp45 wrote:
should have signed Monroe when we had a chance.

We need a back up for McGee, any other Center out there that can move fast?

I would go after whiteside if he wasn't a lazy Turd


What about Noah? he has declined but can still run better then some of the bigs we have had.


his contract is poison.

Knicks may buy him out.


I would add that Noah himself is poison.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
noahp45 wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
noahp45 wrote:
should have signed Monroe when we had a chance.

We need a back up for McGee, any other Center out there that can move fast?

I would go after whiteside if he wasn't a lazy Turd


What about Noah? he has declined but can still run better then some of the bigs we have had.


his contract is poison.

Knicks may buy him out.


I would add that Noah himself is poison.

Is he? Any more than Stephenson?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject:

The Knicks sent him away rather than having him in their locker room. And Stephenson isn’t someone I would want in my locker room either. Maybe we are better off with what we have?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject:

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The Knicks sent him away rather than having him in their locker room. And Stephenson isn’t someone I would want in my locker room either. Maybe we are better off with what we have?

Maybe. We'll see how the Lakers center rotation works during the regular season pretty soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject:

It will most likely be a weakness, as PG was for us last season. We aren’t a finished roster, the FO chose a potential hole this season for the opportunity for more cap space next offseason.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject:

Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
Not sure how much it matters but as of 2 days ago Wood is expected to make the Bucks roster. At least by this one Bucks reporter's opinion at least.

Interesting comments on his strengths and weaknesses. Seems a nice addition for the Lakers offense but still the same negative issues on defense and rebounding the Lakers currently have and are looking to avoid going into the season.


https://behindthebuckpass.com/2018/10/08/milwaukee-bucks-why-christian-wood-should-make-final-roster/


interesting...the article does say if Wood makes the roster, then Tyler Zeller would likely be released.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject:

I think we would have made a move by now if the team wasn't going to give the small line-up a chance (with Beasley), and if necessary go big with Zu. I think if we're still struggling through 15 games then we might see something. IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject:

2017: Rondo is a cancer... let's sign Ennis, what could go wrong?

2018: Dwight is a cancer... let's sign Noah, Aldrich, Wood...

SMH... the only thing worse than a bad attitude, is the complete absence of skill. Otherwise why not Sacre?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
2017: Rondo is a cancer... let's sign Ennis, what could go wrong?

2018: Dwight is a cancer... let's sign Noah, Aldrich, Wood...

SMH... the only thing worse than a bad attitude, is the complete absence of skill. Otherwise why not Sacre?

You fell in love with the NBA in 2010, we get it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
2017: Rondo is a cancer... let's sign Ennis, what could go wrong?

2018: Dwight is a cancer... let's sign Noah, Aldrich, Wood...

SMH... the only thing worse than a bad attitude, is the complete absence of skill. Otherwise why not Sacre?


Dwight and Rondo are completely different beasts. Rondo was a problem because he was competitive and didn’t think the coach was doing what was best for the team. Then he was in Sacramento, enough said. Dwight doesn’t play hard, he doesn’t care about winning, and treats the game as a hobby.

Not caring about winning is different from butting heads with a coach. Get over Dwight, dude can’t win and is bouncing around lottery teams for a reason.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Sentient Meat wrote:
2017: Rondo is a cancer... let's sign Ennis, what could go wrong?

2018: Dwight is a cancer... let's sign Noah, Aldrich, Wood...

SMH... the only thing worse than a bad attitude, is the complete absence of skill. Otherwise why not Sacre?

You fell in love with the NBA in 2010, we get it.


Dwight's market value in 2010-2015 about 20 million

Dwight's market value in 2018... 5 million

Cole Aldrich averaged only 9 points a game in college. Sure he's a decent player that can get some rebounds and make his free throws, but he pales in comparison to even a Dwight hobbled by age and injury.

If we had to pay 20 million... then yes that would be a bad idea... but at 5 million it would have helped.

So at his 2018 value... yes I would have signed him.

And Rondo averaged as many assists per 36 in 2017-2018 as he did in 2010. Zero risk as a backup to Lonzo.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject:

BigGameHames wrote:
Sentient Meat wrote:
2017: Rondo is a cancer... let's sign Ennis, what could go wrong?

2018: Dwight is a cancer... let's sign Noah, Aldrich, Wood...

SMH... the only thing worse than a bad attitude, is the complete absence of skill. Otherwise why not Sacre?


Dwight and Rondo are completely different beasts. Rondo was a problem because he was competitive and didn’t think the coach was doing what was best for the team. Then he was in Sacramento, enough said. Dwight doesn’t play hard, he doesn’t care about winning, and treats the game as a hobby.

Not caring about winning is different from butting heads with a coach. Get over Dwight, dude can’t win and is bouncing around lottery teams for a reason.


I agree with that distinction... and I agreed with Yinoma that Lopez would have been a good compromise choice. I just am annoyed that reserve centers have been having their way with us so far... if this changes once the season starts, then I will be fine with the center situation.
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