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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
So is Kostas like when Black Panther's (Giannis) powers were stripped for ritual combat?



Pretty much, LOL.


But trying to equate Giannis moving to the Lakers in appreciation for us picking up
his Bro is far fetched. There are a few reasons why he wound not move including
LBJ. Giannis has said many a time he would not participate of LBJ's summer
training because they compete and he's not going to show him what he has ahead
of a season. That leads to believe Giannis wants to win, yes, but not on LBJ's
shoulders. I think he'll walk his own path and yes he will appreciate the Lakers picking
up his brother; separate issues IMO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:42 pm    Post subject:

Maybe Kidd can help him develop. Maybe Kidd sees something in him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject:

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Maybe Kidd can help him develop. Maybe Kidd sees something in him.

Maybe Giannis told him to sign with us have Kidd develop him then bolt once he becomes a star
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject:

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Maybe Kidd can help him develop. Maybe Kidd sees something in him.

Maybe Giannis told him to sign with us have Kidd develop him then bolt once he becomes a star



IF AD resigns with the Lakers, we'll have most of our money tied up
between AD & LBJ. I wouldn't disregard the thought but it seems like
very much a long shot, at best.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:13 pm    Post subject:

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Maybe Kidd can help him develop. Maybe Kidd sees something in him.



Someone needs to work with Kostas if he is to develop. I see Kidd busy
with the NBA team and trying to backstab Vogel.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:37 pm    Post subject:

This is a project with great potential. 6'11" Long and Athletic . From the interview, he is considered to be the most athletic of the brother per Greek Freak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPfGBNsqWUY


Measurable (2:52) last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-kP9b157U

I'm glad the Lakers picked him up Kostas, firstly we get a back channel to Giannis and secondly, he is a project the can develop into an actual usable player in the NBA, because of his youth, athleticism, measurable and genes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject:

Lakers brass were paying attention to Giannis' MVP speech.

I remember him mentioning that his brothers are his "ride or die".
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject:

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This is a project with great potential. 6'11" Long and Athletic . From the interview, he is considered to be the most athletic of the brother per Greek Freak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPfGBNsqWUY


Measurable (2:52) last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-kP9b157U

I'm glad the Lakers picked him up Kostas, firstly we get a back channel to Giannis and secondly, he is a project the can develop into an actual usable player in the NBA, because of his youth, athleticism, measurable and genes.


Certain aspects of athleticism he’s a freak.. others, he’s a baby giraffe — he can’t jump off one leg at speed, he gets no lift; barely dunks it.
His 2 footed leaps are elite elite; and he seems to like using that ability for verticality on D, and those plays look spectacular. He has athletic upside I’d think; he literally can barely dunk off one foot.
Not sure about his speed either, looks solid, fast for height but probably not elite
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:58 pm    Post subject:

Giannis isn't coming here just because we signed his brother. I think we signed his brother because we see his potential. I do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:16 pm    Post subject:

Outspoken wrote:
Giannis isn't coming here just because we signed his brother. I think we signed his brother because we see his potential. I do.



This. Finally, someone who can guard Brandon Ingram, Giannis and Kawhi Leonard and can also play limited minutes at the center spot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject:

Phil Handy work your magic...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject:

LakersForever123 wrote:
Outspoken wrote:
Giannis isn't coming here just because we signed his brother. I think we signed his brother because we see his potential. I do.



This. Finally, someone who can guard Brandon Ingram, Giannis and Kawhi Leonard and can also play limited minutes at the center spot.


https://youtu.be/wNn3pp7Guzc?t=17 he doesn't move well laterally my man. baby Giraffe super high and thin hips.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-kP9b157U

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KOSTAS ANTETOKOUNMPO
Power Forward / Center
MEASURABLES
Height with shoes      6’ 10.5”
Height without shoes   6’ 9”
Wingspan               7’ 2.25”
Standing reach         9’ 2”
Weight               194.80 lbs.
Body fat               5.00

https://imgur.com/tCQkYUm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject:

[quote="KeepItRealOrElse"]
DLaker wrote:
This is a project with great potential. 6'11" Long and Athletic . From the interview, he is considered to be the most athletic of the brother per Greek Freak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPfGBNsqWUY


Measurable (2:52) last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-kP9b157U

I'm glad the Lakers picked him up Kostas, firstly we get a back channel to Giannis and secondly, he is a project the can develop into an actual usable player in the NBA, because of his youth, athleticism, measurable and genes.[/quote
Certain aspects of athleticism he’s a freak.. others, he’s a baby giraffe — he can’t jump off one leg at speed, he gets no lift; barely dunks it.
His 2 footed leaps are elite elite; and he seems to like using that ability for verticality on D, and those plays look spectacular. He has athletic upside I’d think; he literally can barely dunk off one foot.
Not sure about his speed either, looks solid, fast for height but probably not elite


He is no Greek freak, but he has a lot of tools from watching some of his moves. Agree he is a 2 feet jumper, but that is a more balance and less injury prone player IMO. He reminds me of a project we had that turned out to be a player for us - Bynum. Baby giraffe but if he fill like his brother might be a player for us at the PF/C.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject:

textbook wrote:
Maybe Kidd can help him develop. Maybe Kidd sees something in him.


He will be with South Bay and I don’t think that Kidd will be coaching there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
textbook wrote:
Maybe Kidd can help him develop. Maybe Kidd sees something in him.


He will be with South Bay and I don’t think that Kidd will be coaching there.


He’s on a two way contract so he’ll actually be around Kidd a lot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject:

Yeah I think he should bulk up a bit, work on a 3 point shot and be a stretch backup 5. That's his best bet to make it to the NBA. He won't make it in the league as a 4 or 3, IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:31 am    Post subject:

So how do 2 ways work again in terms of keeping a player long term?

Say Handy does miracles and he becomes a rotation player level player. Do we get RFA rights on him next summer like we did for Caruso?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:44 am    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
Nice to steal someone away from the Mavs...!


Mavs gave up on the kid after one season. They had him on a two-way contract so it wasn't like what we had to do with trading away Bonga's contract for cap space. I see enough defensive potential worth giving him a look even if his brother doesn't come. That's what the G-League is supposed to be for.


What is failure for some can be success for others. There are a lot of stories like this in the nba to just assume negativity.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:39 am    Post subject:

Remember how rough Marc Gasol was when we drafted him? If the Lakers can unlock this kid's potential then hang on to him rather than pull the trigger prematurely this could be a brilliant move.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:01 am    Post subject:

Kostas Antetokounmpo's Two-Way Potential

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He’s an effective pick-and-roll big, who has good pace and feel when rolling to the basket, as well as the athleticism and length to finish plays off with a bang. He ranked among the G League’s 71st percentile among P&R screeners, averaging 1.23 points per possession.



https://www.nba.com/lakers/news/190723-latest-laker-kostas-antetokounmpos-two-way-potential
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:52 am    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
DLaker wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-kP9b157U

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KOSTAS ANTETOKOUNMPO
Power Forward / Center
MEASURABLES
Height with shoes      6’ 10.5”
Height without shoes   6’ 9”
Wingspan               7’ 2.25”
Standing reach         9’ 2”
Weight               194.80 lbs.
Body fat               5.00

https://imgur.com/tCQkYUm


Our next KD, I mean BI, I mean Bonga!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject:

If he can defend and block shots for 10-15 minutes, then that is good enough for me. IMO.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:28 pm    Post subject:

LakersForever123 wrote:
If he can defend and block shots for 10-15 minutes, then that is good enough for me. IMO.


yep. that's the hope one day. could be more than that too
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