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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:29 pm    Post subject: Forgotten Lakers

Who are some of your favorite "forgotten" Lakers? These could be guys who were only briefly with the team, or guys you felt were underrated. It could be guys who should have gotten more playing time or who should have gotten a new contract.

Or, it could simply be players who weren't very good but who you loved anyway. Mine:

- Andrew Goudelock (sharpshooter; felt he should have gotten another shot)
- Earl Clark (gave the team a spark in 2013)
- Ramon Sessions (would have liked to see him more but the acquisition of Steve Nash forced him out)
- Jumaine Jones (scrappy 3&D player)
- Mitch Richmond (was on his last legs but handled a diminished role with dignity. Probably could have gotten a few more minutes but Phil rarely played him)
- Brian Cook (not a good player but occasionally got hot from the outside)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:47 pm    Post subject:

Sam Perkins
Shannon Brown
Mike McGee
Happy Hairston
Jim McMillian
Mark Landsberger
Jordan Hill
Mike Penberthy
Jim Price
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject:

Devin Ebanks
Derrick Caracter
Kareem Rush
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:07 pm    Post subject:

Tony Smith
Chuck Nevitt
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject:

Andre Ingram.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:36 pm    Post subject:

Mike Penberthy from UPS to the Lakers to Europe to Lakers assistant coach
Laron Profit
Mike Smrek
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:02 pm    Post subject:

J.R. Reid - made me genuinely miss the Dennis Rodman Circus in ‘99 (before we waived him). That’s how bad he was when he played for us


Derek Harper - Getting rid of Van Exel really left us desperate a point guard, more desperate than our arrogance would admit to at that time. Even though he was 86 years old by then, he had some moments in the regular season that year, but he was burnt out by the playoffs.


Re: Kareem Rush. I still think we developed him wrong. Not that it would’ve made a difference in the grand scheme of things, but to turn him into a 1 was a mistake. Back then, it seemed like we tried to turn every SG/SF into a 1. If we wanted someone to handle the ball more, we could’ve just drafted Tayshaun Prince or (in hindsight) John Salmons. We were rumored to be interested in Prince, Qyntel Woods, Chris Jefferies, John Salmons, among others. But we literally took the worse ball handler out of that group and tried to turn him into a big PG Terrible drafting in the early 2000’s


Re: Jordan Hill - He was actually on a good trajectory as a player. He would give you good energy and statistically was one of the better offensive rebounders per minute. And then someone must’ve told him that he was prime Karl Malone, and he suddenly thought he was an offensive player, and turned into a chucking machine from midrange


Re: Earl Clark - He definitely had the talent to amount to something more than what eventually became of him


Jim Jackson - a guy who always had brought his game when playing the Lakers. He becomes a Laker and... well.. has a forgettable run with us
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:12 pm    Post subject:

XTC wrote:
Mike Penberthy from UPS to the Lakers to Europe to Lakers assistant coach
Laron Profit
Mike Smrek


I enjoyed Penberthy and Profit as well. I wish Profit hadn't gotten injured. He was turning into a solid backup.

Changing the subject: I always thought Josh McRoberts would be better and have a bigger role in 2012. Him and Troy Murphy brought almost nothing to the team.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:13 pm    Post subject:

I know Chucky Atkins wasn't great, but I always got a kick out of him. He could get hot from behind the arc.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:24 pm    Post subject:

Isiah Rider
Derek Harper
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:50 pm    Post subject:

Smush Parker.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:25 am    Post subject:

Jumaine Jones https://youtu.be/B4IhSytEVyc?t=3m47s
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:53 am    Post subject:

Someone else mentioned Laron Profit but Xavier Henry had a similarly short but promising Laker career, and much like Profit it was derailed by a career ending injury.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:06 am    Post subject:

I really liked Ed Davis
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:14 am    Post subject:

Orlando Woolridge
Maurice Lucas
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:28 am    Post subject:

Dion Waiters
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:26 am    Post subject:

Robert Sacre / (Sacre Bleu)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:36 am    Post subject:

Billy Thompson-Insane vertical
David Rivers-Leave my curl alone
Tony Campbell-decent scorer
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:47 am    Post subject:

Larry Nance - Under-appreciated young player & good guy.

Mario Bennett - Crazy athleticism. Could never get minutes playing behind Shaq, Elden, Horry & Blount.

Marshon Brooks - Kid really tried to model his game after Kobe's.

Wesley Johnson - Really thought Wes had the potential to be a solid 3 & D guy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:04 am    Post subject:

RashardA wrote:
Larry Nance - Under-appreciated young player & good guy.

Mario Bennett - Crazy athleticism. Could never get minutes playing behind Shaq, Elden, Horry & Blount.

Marshon Brooks - Kid really tried to model his game after Kobe's.

Wesley Johnson - Really thought Wes had the potential to be a solid 3 & D guy.


Why couldn’t Brooks succeed in the NBA despite being someone who averaged 12.6 ppg as a rookie?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:11 am    Post subject:

Matt Thomas. He is the best shooter I have ever seen. I am hoping he makes it with the Raps.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject:

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Matt Thomas. He is the best shooter I have ever seen. I am hoping he makes it with the Raps.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject:

XTC wrote:
Mike Penberthy from UPS to the Lakers to Europe to Lakers assistant coach
Laron Profit
Mike Smrek


Mike Smrek! LOL! You are from my time. They called Hakeem the Nigerian Nightmare. I used to call Mark MacNamara the White Night-NaMara!

Wes Matthews ... Xavier McDaniel choke.
Terry Teagle ... Magic took a paycut.
Jay Vincent ... Magic's Michigan buddy.
David Rivers ... Threw in the fire in the 89 Finals due to no Magic.
Sam Jacobson ... Jewish Jordan
Greg Foster ... If you can't beat'em, join'em!
Tierre Brown ... Greatest defense of all time
Deandre Kane ... Diamond in the rough
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:16 am    Post subject:

Guys who seemed good on the Lakers who went on to have mediocre careers on other teams: Jordan Farmar, Ronny Turiaf, Sasha Vujacic, Shannon Brown.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:39 am    Post subject:

Cedric Ceballos. He got us through a rough period with the Lakers. I'll never forget his 50 point game.
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