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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:36 am    Post subject:

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Lakers need to trade THT. He's too young and this game just showed that he has no skills. Lakers got duped into giving him a $50 million contract. Well done Pelinka! 🤣


If he has no skills, as you claim, how do you suppose they are going to trade him?

Logic is your friend....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:48 am    Post subject:

tht, monk for simmons
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:07 am    Post subject:

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Right now THT gets you a aging vet that teams want to rid themselves of the contract or maybe a late first with salary filler. He gets you no where near even a boarder line young all-star type talent.


I can't say I really have a handle on how he is viewed and what his value is around the league right now. He is young and has shown flashes, but potential turns into journeyman faster than most fans think.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:13 am    Post subject:

for tweeners, what i mean is players 6'2- 6'4 playing wing, you better have a reliable jumper. so far THT does not have that yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:29 am    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
tht, monk for simmons


In addition to not enough talent to interest the 76ers, you're about $15 million in salaries short
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:05 pm    Post subject:

THT hit a wall...happens with a lot of players. Injured, come off and look great then start sucking. I expect him to rebound shortly and be back to what he is currently. Not a 20+ ppg scorer yet, but solid scoring, playmaking and defense.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:07 pm    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
tht, monk for simmons

no, i think we'd be overpaying. how about Baze/Monk for Simmons?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:13 pm    Post subject:

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ContagiousInspiration wrote:
https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/talen-horton-tucker?family=editorial&assettype=image&sort=newest&phrase=talen%20horton%20tucker


Look for lefties here

I saw one on first page
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/talen-horton-tucker-of-the-los-angeles-lakers-shoots-the-news-photo/1236672891?adppopup=true

lmao.. looking at all his pics homie will do a 360 spin before having to use that left hand


Lol definitely. I went through all 64 pages and seen 1, and that is the pic you posted. Dang Lol


^^Craziest sampling of a NBA Athlete I ever did.. I only checked the first 6-7 pages but I believe it.. how can he have never developed any skills with his left hand.. Can he even dunk with two hands
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:26 pm    Post subject:

Could his thumb be bothering him? I seem to remember him getting hit on it a few games ago and he hasn't been the same since.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:35 pm    Post subject:

RG73 wrote:
phantasyman wrote:
Lakers need to trade THT. He's too young and this game just showed that he has no skills. Lakers got duped into giving him a $50 million contract. Well done Pelinka! 🤣


If he has no skills, as you claim, how do you suppose they are going to trade him?

Logic is your friend....



This. Plus it is a 3 year $30.8 million contract, not $50 Mil.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:34 pm    Post subject:

Bol wrote:
Could his thumb be bothering him? I seem to remember him getting hit on it a few games ago and he hasn't been the same since.


Very likely, but no mercy from these fans. A couple subpar games after thumb surgery and he’s shipped out.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:21 pm    Post subject:

Vogel tried to make Kuzma Bruce Bowen, he is now trying to turn THT into Pj Tucker


THT should always play the 1 or 2, not the 3. His strength is no longer an advatange vs bigger players....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:54 pm    Post subject:

Laker4lifer4real wrote:
Bol wrote:
Could his thumb be bothering him? I seem to remember him getting hit on it a few games ago and he hasn't been the same since.


Very likely, but no mercy from these fans. A couple subpar games after thumb surgery and he’s shipped out.



That's because the Lakers have always had a glut of casual fans. That has been exacerbated by the glut of incoming LeBron fans. So...yeah, lol.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:37 pm    Post subject:

THT is fine, let ‘em play the SG role, stop expecting Josh Hart strength lol
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:41 pm    Post subject:

THT turns 21 tomorrow. He might have other things on his mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:51 pm    Post subject:

Bol wrote:
Could his thumb be bothering him? I seem to remember him getting hit on it a few games ago and he hasn't been the same since.


Most likely. After my injury same injury and surgery, it took a year to feel no pain at all. Still can't bend my thumb the same way to this day.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:07 pm    Post subject:

There should be a law, you can't get paid, till you get a legit jumper.... but kidding aside, he is young, he is currently overpaid, but over time, will probably become a very valuable player for us.

Without Kuzma, fans need a new whipping boy, and that is THT.

Personally, I think our problems are way beyond what what young rich kid is getting overpaid. If we don't work out the other issues, we are essentially training THT to get better by next year.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, give it a rest for awhile.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:34 pm    Post subject:

The Lakers need to run a few plays for THT to get him some easy baskets. He also needs to do a better job of running the floor in transition to get easy layups.

That may help him break out of this slump.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:43 pm    Post subject:

Black Sheep wrote:
Bol wrote:
Could his thumb be bothering him? I seem to remember him getting hit on it a few games ago and he hasn't been the same since.


Most likely. After my injury same injury and surgery, it took a year to feel no pain at all. Still can't bend my thumb the same way to this day.


playing basketball and typing on a keyboard/phone are 2 different things
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:29 pm    Post subject:

Besides being 3 years younger, what does THT have on Monk? Both inconsistent, monk is better at shooting, making plays for others, can drive to the basket, super athletic. Both mediocre defenders
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:23 am    Post subject:

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Besides being 3 years younger, what does THT have on Monk? Both inconsistent, monk is better at shooting, making plays for others, can drive to the basket, super athletic. Both mediocre defenders


This is very true. People talked as if he would be a “big” defender. I still am high on him for where is is age wise, but he’s not a real threat from three, still can’t finish with the left, and doesn’t have great balm handling.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:37 am    Post subject:

The dreads (bleep) him. Reverse THT reverse!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:44 am    Post subject:

The entire time THT was injured he was working on his left. I went to a handful of games this season and every game he is there early with his trainer working on left hand finishes. Every single game. At some point he will feel confident enough to use his left during games if he keeps working on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:48 am    Post subject:

PICKnPOP wrote:
The entire time THT was injured he was working on his left. I went to a handful of games this season and every game he is there early with his trainer working on left hand finishes. Every single game. At some point he will feel confident enough to use his left during games if he keeps working on it.


Well he could only use his left while he was injured, and Im sure he’s working on it, however he needs to show it in games. Reminds me of Randle when all he had was that left and everyone knew it.
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