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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Lakers Sign Dwayne Mitchell

It's true - 6'5" guard - probably to a make good contract
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject:

Can you give us more info about him please?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject:

Yes!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Lakers Sign Dwayne Mitchell

emplay wrote:
It's true - 6'5" guard - probably to a make good contract


If he changes the spelling of his first name, do you think it will help him draw foul calls?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject:

Nice. He's the one that stole the ball from OJ Mayo and threw down that thunderous dunk.

Does he have a shot at making the roster or is he just a camp fodder? As a 6'5" guard, he would be playing SG, where we have Kobe, Sasha, and even Coby Karl.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject:

Who? Mike Jones?

Seriously though, who is he? He was on our Summer League squad right?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject:

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Dwayne-Mitchell-515/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject:

I'm guessing he will just round out the camp roster. Mitch will probably sign 4-5 more similar deals.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject:

Nice.
I liked Mitchell from what I saw at the SPL.

He's a tough, physical D-minded guard with a lot of athleticism.


IIRC, he was also the MVP of the D-league last year.
Anyone know if this is true or not??
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject:

Lakers get Dwayne Wade?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject:

24KaratGold wrote:
Nice. He's the one that stole the ball from OJ Mayo and threw down that thunderous dunk.

Does he have a shot at making the roster or is he just a camp fodder? As a 6'5" guard, he would be playing SG, where we have Kobe, Sasha, and even Coby Karl.


I believe he's 6-3 and a PG
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject:

I think he can be a cross between Magic and Oscar Robertson.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject:

Camp invite maybe
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject:

He reminded me of Dahntay Jones.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject:

Nice I liked what I saw from him in Summer league. Same with Bryant Duntson.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject:

i actually remember this kid - he was the one I liked on the summer squad in the game I saw - athletic defender - good body for the nba - needs work obviously
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
i actually remember this kid - he was the one I liked on the summer squad in the game I saw - athletic defender - good body for the nba - needs work obviously


Yup, was easily the best guard defender on the team. Didn't seem to have much of a outside jumper but attacked the rim with force.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject:

Awesome!! I was afraid Mitch would cave and sign Colby again. Dwayne is the one guy I actually thought could contribute out of all the SL guys. He's very D-Fish like with his aggressive D. He's going to get a lot of fouls, but guards are going to have to work to drive on him. Great move by Mitch!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject:

He is the one guy in the summer league for the Lakers that showed defensive potential. Strong, athletic, defends, goes to the rim, and can't hit a ft to save his life.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject:

He pulled down almost 8 boards a game last year in the D-league. Pretty impressive for a guard. Also put up 16 pts 4 ast and 2 stl.

He kinda reminds me of Mo Evans lite. A good slasher, not a great shooter or ball handler for a guard, but well built and athletic.

Looks like the battle for that 5th guard spot is going to be a good one - Coby Karl v. Joe Crawford v. Dwayne Mitchell v. Sun Yue (maybe).

I think Mitch probably takes one of these guys and maybe an extra big man into the season. DJ Mbenga, Tractor Traylor, Taj Gray, etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:54 pm    Post subject:

DancingBarry wrote:
I'm guessing he will just round out the camp roster. Mitch will probably sign 4-5 more similar deals.


Does that have anything to do with the fact that GMs sign a few guys for camp around this time every year?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject:

I never saw him play. But I found his profile <<<LINK

He's been shooting a good percentage. And I'm also guessing he's great at defense as well. Watch out Sasha!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject:

Nice. Kid had a couple of decent games at SPL.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject:

For MST3K fans, "Mitchell!"
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject:

damn he 25 already.so much for a prime
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