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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:20 am    Post subject: Ex Laker tracker

Just trying to track the progress of our ex-Lakers, as there are quite a few.
I'll start with Montrez Harrell, who wasn't too satisfied with things last season.

"Honestly, man, I’m trying to just get back to playing basketball freely and just get back to enjoying the game and just being able to help my team on both ends of the floor. I didn’t really get to be utilized how I wanted to be last year. I damn near felt like I had a season off. So, I’m using this preseason to really ramp back up and knock off a lot of the rust on my own game, really. It starts tonight."

- Trez
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:20 am    Post subject:

Regarding ex-Lakers:

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18 former NBA players arrested by federal authorities in alleged health care scam

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1281022?__twitter_impression=true

Players arrested and charged Thursday with defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of $4 million include Tony Allen, Darius Miles, Glen Davis, Ruben Patterson, Sebastian Telfair, Melvin Ely, Alan Anderson, Tony Wroten, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Jamario Moon, Antoine Wright, C.J. Watson, Shannon Brown, Terrence Williams, Will Bynum, Milt Palacio, Eddie Robinson, and Greg Smith, as well as Tony Allen's wife.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:27 am    Post subject:

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100. Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz

(Previous rank: NR)

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year is coming off a superb year where he averaged 18.4 points while leading the league in bench scoring. Clarkson’s production as a reserve played a big role in the Jazz earning the No. 1 seed in the West last season. He will be a key to Utah's title hopes again this season. — Wilton Jackson

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99. Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers

(Previous rank: NR)

Outside of a three-point shot, Zubac checks every box necessary for a modern big. On offense, he's an expert offensive rebounder and a sturdy screener with soft hands as a roll man. On defense, he's smart as a rotating big and he won’t get bullied by the game’s biggest behemoths. Zubac is perhaps the least flashy player on our Top 100 list, but don’t let that detract from his value in Los Angeles. — Michael Shapiro

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98. Larry Nance Jr., Portland Trail Blazers

(Previous rank: NR)

Sturdy forwards with quick hands, springy knees, shifty feet and the understanding of how to apply those physical traits into any defensive system are highly coveted throughout the NBA. Nance Jr. succeeded on that front with the Cavaliers last season. This season, the Blazers will appreciate him as much as, or more than, his former team did. — Michael Pina

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76. Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls

(Previous rank: NR)

There’s always been some dissonance between Lonzo-as-concept and the role that best suits him, as he joins his third team in five seasons. Ball has made massive strides as a jump shooter, making a career-best 37.8% of threes on more than eight attempts per game last season. While still streaky, that threat allows him to play an unorthodox combo role: He’s limited playing off the dribble, but more dangerous functioning alongside ball-dominant creators. The Bulls are gambling that Ball will help unlock their new-look roster, where he’ll support Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan, playing directly to his strengths. — Jeremy Woo

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61. D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves

(Previous year rank: 46)

Russell has come down a bit from the high of his 2019 All-Star season with the Nets, particularly after injuries zapped much of his effectiveness in his most recent campaign with the Wolves. Russell’s partnership with Karl-Anthony Towns is very promising, but defense and efficiency remain question marks for him moving forward. — Rohan Nadkarni

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41. Julius Randle, New York Knicks

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Randle was left off last season’s Top 100, so consider this a mea culpa after an undeniably impressive, career-defining campaign. He led the league in minutes played, made second-team All-NBA, got the Knicks back to the postseason and racked up double-doubles as the focal point of the team. For all Randle’s flaws—he’s not a shot-blocker, relies far too much on his strong hand, and was wholly erased by the Hawks in the playoffs—he’s come a long way. If he can replicate his shooting splits, another All-Star appearance is within reach. — Jeremy Woo

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33. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans

(Previous rank: 36)

Two highly effective years in New Orleans have proven Ingram to be one of the more efficient volume shooters in the league, capable of creating his shot against anyone, and with a borderline unguardable jumper at his size. Still just 24, he’ll have to expand his game in other ways to get his team into the playoffs: he’s made progress as a playmaker, but hasn’t fully bought in on defense, where his length could be much more impactful. Regardless, Ingram is in the upper echelon of jumper-centric wing scorers, with room left to grow in all facets. — Jeremy Woo


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:49 am    Post subject:

Switching up lanes, here’s a promo with ex / hexxed (thx Stern) / late🙏🏼 / great / current Lakers.

https://youtu.be/t1vaembXXRE

Oh btw, slick way of including Michael Jordan in it as well
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:58 am    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
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100. Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz

$12880000

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99. Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers

$7000000

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98. Larry Nance Jr., Portland Trail Blazers

$11200000

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76. Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls

$20000000

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61. D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves

$30000000

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41. Julius Randle, New York Knicks

$21780000

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33. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans

$29467000



$132327000 + 6 min (6x$2m) + Deng $5m + 2 x 2way $2m + 2 x exhibit $1m= $152m

Not a bad team at all
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:00 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
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100. Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz

$12880000

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99. Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers

$7000000

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98. Larry Nance Jr., Portland Trail Blazers

$11200000

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76. Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls

$20000000

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61. D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves

$30000000

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41. Julius Randle, New York Knicks

$21780000

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33. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans

$29467000



$132327000 + 6 min (6x$2m) + Deng $5m + 2 x 2way $2m + 2 x exhibit $1m= $152m

Not a bad team at all


I could see them maybe getting to the second round, if everything broke their way.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:01 pm    Post subject:

Well I see that KCP & Kuz COMBINED for 8 points in 43 minutes in today's BLOWOUT by the Knicks...lol

Harrell did great: 16 points in 17 minutes and MORE rebounds than Kuz& KCP combined...!

(Oops, the above numbers were thru 3 quarters)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:31 am    Post subject:

I Loved Kobe's Last Game Hugs to some of those guys up there^^

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/kobe-bryant-of-the-los-angeles-lakers-waves-to-the-crowd-as-he-is-picture-id521065184?s=2048x2048

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/kobe-bryant-of-the-los-angeles-lakers-hugs-teammate-ryan-kelly-as-is-picture-id521065208?s=2048x2048

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/basketball-los-angeles-lakers-kobe-bryant-victorious-hugging-after-picture-id521391428?s=2048x2048

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/kobe-bryant-of-the-los-angeles-lakers-hugs-larry-nance-jr-news-photo/521245530

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/kobe-bryant-of-the-los-angeles-lakers-celebrates-with-news-photo/521061952?adppopup=true

Shaq is gigantic in this pic
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/basketball-los-angeles-lakers-kobe-bryant-victorious-hugging-coach-picture-id521391434?s=2048x2048


larger res
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/kobe-bryant-of-the-los-angeles-lakers-celebrates-with-teammates-his-picture-id521061952?s=2048x2048

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/kobe-bryant-of-the-los-angeles-lakers-hugs-larry-nance-jr-7-after-60-picture-id521245530?s=2048x2048
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