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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:50 am    Post subject:

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I feel like JR will either hit a huge clutch shot or do something colossally stupid. Nothing in-between.


Pretty much sums it up.


This is my worry too. It’s also accentuated by the fact that I think we have 3 players that fit the description: JR, Waiters and Rondo.


He could do both. Hit a Sam Perkins Finals game 1 winning shot, celebrate at a club that night and infect half the team. We'd be hoping for THT lobs to Cakoc to deliver a ring.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:00 am    Post subject:

we could have convinced DWade to come back and play 20 games.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:20 am    Post subject:

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I hope the time away from the NBA humbled him enough to work hard and bring some of his game back cuz if we’re getting 2018 JR it’s gonna be ugly if him and Rondo are on the court together.



JR is JR -- you can never predict when he'll focus, and when his mind will drift off to another reality. But I'm not expecting a whole bunch from a 35-year-old who played his last game 18 months ago. He's just another body at this point.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:22 am    Post subject:

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we could have convinced DWade to come back and play 20 games.


cganesh75 know's better about Wade than his best friend LeBron?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 am    Post subject:

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For those that watched Cavs last year Lebron was there...JR was REALLY bad. His defense was non existent and his shot making ability had fallen off from what it used to be.

I hope the time away from the NBA humbled him enough to work hard and bring some of his game back cuz if we’re getting 2018 JR it’s gonna be ugly if him and Rondo are on the court together.

I’d take 2020 Bradley any day over that JR...I hope he proves me wrong.


JR w free agency last summer.. they signed Bradley and never entertained JR.

JR was a choice over Waiters a few months ago.. they worked out both and chose Waiters.

But right now, Bradley is staying home and we have a roster spot. Clearly Boogie is not ready to play or he'd likely be back. I imagine they checked in with Collison to see where he was at as well. So it comes down to JR, Shumpert, Trey Burke, and Justin Anderson. Burke and Anderson signed already but I am not sure either are better options necessarily. Getting a guy who is 6'8 and can score is a good pick up. We just need him to lock in on D as well.... for whatever limited mins he's getting.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:35 am    Post subject:

Just when I thought this team couldn't get any more unlikable. Just take "Lakers" off the front of the jerseys and replace it with Klutch. SMH.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:45 am    Post subject:

cganesh75 wrote:
we could have convinced DWade to come back and play 20 games.


I believe Wade wants to be with his wife Gabrielle Union and is done playing with basketball
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:59 am    Post subject:

calistrtballr wrote:
Allonzo Trier wouldve been better


NO doubt.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:02 pm    Post subject:

I'm not sure Smith will end up being just a break glass in emergency signing. He has significant experience in high leverage situations and knows how to play off of LeBron. I get the risks, and we don't know what he can really bring circa 2020. But the guys in front of him all have their own issues.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:24 pm    Post subject:

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I'm not sure Smith will end up being just a break glass in emergency signing. He has significant experience in high leverage situations and knows how to play off of LeBron. I get the risks, and we don't know what he can really bring circa 2020. But the guys in front of him all have their own issues.


This is pretty much how I feel, LeBron knows JR more then the rest of us do and the fact that we are signing him means that LeBron knows he can help us in a big way, it’s a low risk high reward signing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:31 pm    Post subject:

Not gonna lie, I was heavily against signing JR back when we cut Troy Daniels, but considering the options available after we cut Bradley I’m not too miffed we signed him. The only other guy I would’ve preferred is Trey Burke

He’s definitely a ‘break glass in case of emergency’ type, I don’t see him getting that many minutes

Also, seeing as anything hasn’t been announced about him yet, I’m assuming Dwight is in?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:38 pm    Post subject:

J.R. Smith highlights

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wSSnghHxRk0

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:01 pm    Post subject:

a longer wing defender who can hit open 3's and get buckets if needed. i think this will be an underrated signing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm    Post subject:

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I feel like JR will either hit a huge clutch shot or do something colossally stupid. Nothing in-between.


If he is in at clutch time then we are hurting
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:37 pm    Post subject:

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I feel like JR will either hit a huge clutch shot or do something colossally stupid. Nothing in-between.


If he is in at clutch time then we are hurting


Well that is the negative way to look at it. You can also say if he is in at clutch time then he is probably playing pretty well and spreading the floor for AD/Bron.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:47 pm    Post subject:

If your name conjures images of a classic brain fart and jokes about your "pipe," I would imagine you'd be pretty motivated to go above and beyond to re-write your legacy with a Lakers post-drought championship.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:19 am    Post subject:

I was against this signing at the beginning of the year 100% and even back when we went with Waiters instead but all things considered in this exact situation I don't think it's a bad signing at all. He has tons of Playoff experience and a good amount of that was with Lebron and I think the season will be over before his age starts to really show. Nowhere close to an ideal signing but the upside is there, we just have to hope we get locked in, shot is falling J.R. .

I still believe Waiters is going to be a huge surprise to many people if this season actually plays out. I remember months ago there were some people raving about how good he was looking in the closed practices. He's right in his prime years so if he comes in focused and in great shape he could end up being the guy that benefits the most from this long layoff and Bradley not playing imo. I'm not counting on that happening but I believe the possibility is there.. Much crazier things have happened this year
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:37 am    Post subject:

Not thrilled at all with this signing. I understand it is a “ best they can do under the circumstances “ signing. But bottom line is the team just took a huge competitive hit.

Replacing Bradley (and his 24mpg) with Smith ? Not a fair trade.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:25 am    Post subject:

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I feel like JR will either hit a huge clutch shot or do something colossally stupid. Nothing in-between.


If he is in at clutch time then we are hurting


Well that is the negative way to look at it. You can also say if he is in at clutch time then he is probably playing pretty well and spreading the floor for AD/Bron.


Sure, if you haven’t watched him play in a couple of years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:32 am    Post subject:

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I feel like JR will either hit a huge clutch shot or do something colossally stupid. Nothing in-between.


If he is in at clutch time then we are hurting


Well that is the negative way to look at it. You can also say if he is in at clutch time then he is probably playing pretty well and spreading the floor for AD/Bron.


Sure, if you haven’t watched him play in a couple of years.


I actually agree that JR more than likely won't be in meaningful tight game situations....but a lot of you also thought Dwight was done and now look at him. I actually believe even right now that we're best, especially defensively when it's Dwight, Bron and AD up front.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:06 am    Post subject:

I'm hoping that KCP starts, then Caruso and Waiters pick up most of Bradley's minutes.

JR I would keep for break in case of emergency.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:24 am    Post subject:

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Also, seeing as anything hasn’t been announced about him yet, I’m assuming Dwight is in?


The Lakers have to submit their playoff roster to the league tomorrow, so we'll know then if Dwight is in or out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:47 am    Post subject:

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I'm hoping that KCP starts, then Caruso and Waiters pick up most of Bradley's minutes.

JR I would keep for break in case of emergency.


I bet that's what happens. We will see if playoff rondo shows up:

KCP / Rondo / Waiters
Green / Caruso / Waiters-Smith
Lebron / Kuzma / Smith
Davis / Morris / Kuzma
McGee / Howard / Davis

Cook/Dudley/everyone else
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 am    Post subject:

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Not thrilled at all with this signing. I understand it is a “ best they can do under the circumstances “ signing. But bottom line is the team just took a huge competitive hit.

Replacing Bradley (and his 24mpg) with Smith ? Not a fair trade.


Not sure what people have against JR, I know he has his own issues but almost everyone I have heard since the signing happened have all been praising JR, Jay Williams, Danny Green and Perkins have all spoken highly of JR Smith and his work ethic.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:31 pm    Post subject:

this sucks
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