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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:06 pm    Post subject:

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I think Harkless helps because he's a 2 way player, even if he's just neutral with AD and LBJ.

I don't think the rest move the needle. THT wasn't ready for prime initiating minutes and, his defensive decision making stopped him from more PT.

McDermott, if he can't defend, he's not getting PT either.

DS, he's capable, but wasn't ready for that heat in the playoffs and really got sloppy towards the end of the season with the covid protocol, when he did so well in the middle of the season.

Personally, I don't care about middle of the season. I want LAL to establish death lineups by playoff time.

Considering this season's result, I would have been happier if they didn't make the playoffs. No AD reaggravation injury. I don't care about the draft position. They all needed rest.

I just don't see the point in signing guys that won't stick in the playoffs. That's when the team needs them most.


Death lineup is the most important next to AD/Lebron health. It’s unfortunate that injury bug hit us when it matters (AD particularly and KCP and Caruso to some extent). That’s hard to overcome but I don’t see DS should be part of that lineup. Not a good fit offensively and does not have enough size defensively especially on bigger wing matchup. And he is turnover waiting to happen. I was hoping he has another gear defensively but it is what it is.

I think THT should be given consistent minutes off the bench. His development is imperative because he is very promising. But we must be very patient and actually let him learn from his mistake. The fact is, most of the young guys need experience to get better defensively.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:09 pm    Post subject:

I agree DS isn't part of the death lineup, nor is THT. I think this is why I wasn't initially happy with the Green trade. It took away from what the Lakers needed and had to compensate in other areas.

Pretty sure DG is gone forever, no matter how he gets torched at POA. He's not a POA guy anyway.

I'd rather not rely on THT's development, especially if we didn't see it in the playoffs on both ends of the floor. Basically, need two versions of Wes Matthews and D39 or Damian Jones back just to have a lob threat all over again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:09 am    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
I agree DS isn't part of the death lineup, nor is THT. I think this is why I wasn't initially happy with the Green trade. It took away from what the Lakers needed and had to compensate in other areas.

Pretty sure DG is gone forever, no matter how he gets torched at POA. He's not a POA guy anyway.

I'd rather not rely on THT's development, especially if we didn't see it in the playoffs on both ends of the floor. Basically, need two versions of Wes Matthews and D39 or Damian Jones back just to have a lob threat all over again.


Not happy with the Green trade either. I think we are the only minority here that was not particularly thrilled with that trade. I saw it more as a regular season move because at the end of the day and when it matter, it is Lebron ball and AD as finisher. Other guys have to fill in the blank and have that gravity to spread the floor and have more room for Lebron to operate. Green understand how to play winning type of basketball and it’s the reason he was + 100 even when his shooting was off.

THT development is important. In essence, he represent a long term plan for us and also could be a more enticing trade asset for a another star that fits our timeline. Even if you don’t believe he’s a game changer (and neither I am at this point) , if he takes a leap, it is a win-win for us. I think the FO believe on him enough that they are not willing to attach him on that Lowry trade .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:14 am    Post subject:

I know a lot of people weren't happy when Green was here, but there were games we won including one in the Finals that were influenced by his hustle or late game offensive rebound out of nowhere.

I probably would still have made the Schroeder trade, but with the mindset that Schroder came off the bench with KCP and WM starting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:33 am    Post subject:

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I think the FO believe on him enough that they are not willing to attach him on that Lowry trade .


I was surprised the trade wasn't executed tbh, but totally understand that LAL needs all the trade flexibility this off season as well.

Lowry's contract puts a halt to everything.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:15 am    Post subject:

The league now is a guard driven league... Look at all the teams left. Besides shooters. We need guards who can create, breakdown defenses and score at a high rate.

Kyrie/Harden
Mitchell/Clarkson/Ingles
PG13/Jackson
Cp3/Booker/Payne
Jrue/Middleton
Trae/Huerter/Bogdan
Simmons/Curry/Green

Nuggets missing Murray/Barton and see how they are now struggling.

Problem is Lakers using guards by committee, it created inconsistent play because those guys dont have consistent playing time. We have too many guards who can’t shoot or can’t create. DS/AC/THT/KCP/Matthews... DS/KCP starting barely equal to one of those guys. DS is not even close to those guys. When it comes to shooting and creating. KCP/AC are nice defensive guy but inconsistent and cant create. Matthews just old and bench guy at this point. THT needs to work on shooting shooting shooting. He has the most potential to turn into one of those guys. He is not ready to be a starter.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:58 am    Post subject:

^It's always been like that, but they're not getting that caliber of guard unless they're trading AD.
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