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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:17 am    Post subject:

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"I felt like there was a real need for me here...they needed that pit bull defensively and that's something I hang my hat on." @24Bazemore talks with
@Mike_Bresnahan on his decision to join the #LakeShow.



I appreciate you posting that quote. I've observed Baze from afar and he's stayed true to what got him into the league: defense. I couldn't help but envision what might be our best defensive lineups. Baze is always in there somewhere.

Imagine when coach decides to put Russ, Baze, Ariza, LeBron & AD on the court together. Primarily for defensive purposes, but it'll be fun to watch in stretches.


That will be our starting lineup.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:05 am    Post subject:

Kent with one of the best introduction presser interviews.
He's so thoughtful.
And his answers have length. And he actually answers the question.

It's pretty funny cuz I think the media only got 4 questions in but the session was 9 minutes due to the answers.

I loved his answer about how he felt when the Lakers didn't bring him back the first time around and how he held onto those type of feelings before he matured and understood the business side of things.

Our team isnt OLD! It's mature!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:28 am    Post subject:

Bazemore might turn out to be one of the biggest acquisitions.
For he is listed as guard and forward.

So he can guard both positions.
With only Ariza really good in defense at SF besides Lebron
Bazemore will be critical.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:31 pm    Post subject:

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Monte Poole: Kent Bazemore says he won’t be getting any of the COVID-19 vaccines: ‘No sir.’


Something that could come into play during the season.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:46 pm    Post subject:

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Monte Poole: Kent Bazemore says he won’t be getting any of the COVID-19 vaccines: ‘No sir.’


Something that could come into play during the season.


Just what the Lakers need. More anti-vaxxers
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:19 am    Post subject:

Of all the players signed on min vet contracts think
Bazemore will have an impact.

The reason is he can play defense and also shoot.

He should be a valuable member of the rotation.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:09 pm    Post subject:

lakerican wrote:
LakerDYnasty72 wrote:
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"I felt like there was a real need for me here...they needed that pit bull defensively and that's something I hang my hat on." @24Bazemore talks with
@Mike_Bresnahan on his decision to join the #LakeShow.



I appreciate you posting that quote. I've observed Baze from afar and he's stayed true to what got him into the league: defense. I couldn't help but envision what might be our best defensive lineups. Baze is always in there somewhere.

Imagine when coach decides to put Russ, Baze, Ariza, LeBron & AD on the court together. Primarily for defensive purposes, but it'll be fun to watch in stretches.


That will be our starting lineup.


Bron at the point
Westbrook at the wing close to Bron (to get that closer to the basket secondary attack)
Baze on the corner spotting up for 3
Melo on the other corner
AD in the middle

Going to be very hard to stop that lineup, IMO. Here’s the thing though. IMO, Bron should be the offense initiator and Westbrook play the wing. Not only is the wing closer to the basket that it gives RW better attack angles, if AD comes out to set a screen, you will get defensive switches for RW that allow him to attack easily - and AD, Bron, Baze and Melo are all capable shooters.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:41 pm    Post subject:

wolfpaclaker wrote:
lakerican wrote:
LakerDYnasty72 wrote:
32 wrote:
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"I felt like there was a real need for me here...they needed that pit bull defensively and that's something I hang my hat on." @24Bazemore talks with
@Mike_Bresnahan on his decision to join the #LakeShow.



I appreciate you posting that quote. I've observed Baze from afar and he's stayed true to what got him into the league: defense. I couldn't help but envision what might be our best defensive lineups. Baze is always in there somewhere.

Imagine when coach decides to put Russ, Baze, Ariza, LeBron & AD on the court together. Primarily for defensive purposes, but it'll be fun to watch in stretches.


That will be our starting lineup.


Bron at the point
Westbrook at the wing close to Bron (to get that closer to the basket secondary attack)
Baze on the corner spotting up for 3
Melo on the other corner
AD in the middle

Going to be very hard to stop that lineup, IMO. Here’s the thing though. IMO, Bron should be the offense initiator and Westbrook play the wing. Not only is the wing closer to the basket that it gives RW better attack angles, if AD comes out to set a screen, you will get defensive switches for RW that allow him to attack easily - and AD, Bron, Baze and Melo are all capable shooters.


I have to try to find the summary of the meeting that LeBron & AD had with Westbrook before the trade was completed. The gist of their conversation had to do with that very approach. LeBron initiating, Russ on the wing.

That will be mixed with Westbrook's bullish fast breaks.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:29 pm    Post subject:

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Kent Bazemore says the Lakers wouldn’t guarantee him a role, but he’s excited to earn every minute he gets.

“That’s one of the first things I got from from coach Vogel... You have to earn your minutes, and that’s just how I like it.”

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:40 pm    Post subject:

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Kent Bazemore says the Lakers wouldn’t guarantee him a role, but he’s excited to earn every minute he gets.

“That’s one of the first things I got from from coach Vogel... You have to earn your minutes, and that’s just how I like it.”


That's good to hear. I thought there was a report that said he took less money and was promised a bigger role. I expect a healthy competition in training camp/pre-season.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:26 pm    Post subject:

https://youtu.be/lRg7bbIdXYI This guy looks elite
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:09 pm    Post subject:

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https://youtu.be/lRg7bbIdXYI This guy looks elite

He looks great cleaning up other player's mistakes on the defensive end. That just might come in handy on this Laker team.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:09 pm    Post subject:

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https://youtu.be/lRg7bbIdXYI This guy looks elite

He looks great cleaning up other player's mistakes on the defensive end. That just might come in handy on this Laker team.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:52 pm    Post subject:

Im pleasantly surprised at some of his advanced defensive numbers. Hes for sure our strongest perimeter defender atm for better or worse.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:11 pm    Post subject:

rmonkey wrote:
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https://youtu.be/lRg7bbIdXYI This guy looks elite

He looks great cleaning up other player's mistakes on the defensive end. That just might come in handy on this Laker team.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:32 pm    Post subject:

Since he's 6-foot-4 (but has a 7-foot wingspan), I wonder how much we can really count on Bazemore to effectively play the 3.

I don't know if I would trust Ariza either since he's almost 80 years old.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:36 pm    Post subject:

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Since he's 6-foot-4 (but has a 7-foot wingspan), I wonder how much we can really count on Bazemore to effectively play the 3.

I don't know if I would trust Ariza either since he's almost 80 years old.


Imo folks are going to be disappointed with Ariza. People are just thinking the name…but he has been on a steady decline for 3+ seasons. He’s at the stage where he shouldn’t be playing more than 10 min tbh.

Iguodala and Ariza are living off their rep more than anything else.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:29 pm    Post subject:

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Since he's 6-foot-4 (but has a 7-foot wingspan), I wonder how much we can really count on Bazemore to effectively play the 3.

I don't know if I would trust Ariza either since he's almost 80 years old.


Imo folks are going to be disappointed with Ariza. People are just thinking the name…but he has been on a steady decline for 3+ seasons. He’s at the stage where he shouldn’t be playing more than 10 min tbh.

Iguodala and Ariza are living off their rep more than anything else.


Agree completely, I still like both of them but I wouldn't want either to be counted on being a heavy rotation player. I see him somewhat playing the Wes role of last season with more possible options ahead of him. I'm sure there will be times in the season he will have to play more and especially certain Playoff matchups to help with reliable defensive wing depth but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see him go weeks without playing at times in the season even if he's healthy. I like his addition overall for the big picture but his days of being a consistently heavy rotation player are long behind him imo for sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:32 am    Post subject:

So this guy is our 3&D starting back court next to Mr. almost triple dub (I’m wishing an 18-8-8 focus on defense agent 0)? Or THT making that 3pt shooting leap?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:29 am    Post subject:

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So this guy is our 3&D starting back court next to Mr. almost triple dub (I’m wishing an 18-8-8 focus on defense agent 0)? Or THT making that 3pt shooting leap?


It's a nice problem but I don't think they'll cut into each others PT if they play as advertised. If THT's 3 improves he is still a weapon of the bench playing "starter" minutes. KB is the better fit with the starters as a much needed defender. If these two flourish, Ariza plays more 4 and guys like Ellington or Monk get a cut in PT.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:45 am    Post subject:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGj3BWcHnjk
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:05 am    Post subject:

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Monte Poole: Kent Bazemore says he won’t be getting any of the COVID-19 vaccines: ‘No sir.’


Something that could come into play during the season.


Just what the Lakers need. More anti-vaxxers


I guess we're (bleep) if we make the nba finals
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:22 am    Post subject:

Car54 wrote:
https://youtu.be/lRg7bbIdXYI This guy looks elite

Here's another one from last season focusing on his steals.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:44 pm    Post subject:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGj3BWcHnjk


Good video, key points:

Top 5 point of attack defenders in 2021 (basketball index)
Had the best +- in defense for his team
87% of his attempts are from the paint or from three. He is a modern day 3&D player

The guy is most likely our 4th best player and might be our second best defender
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:46 am    Post subject:

Not a lot of discussions about this but Bazemore and Danny Green comparison seems to be spot on, both bring that 3-D skill set but Bazemore has more bounce to his step athletically, I think Bazemore is gonna be really good for us and hopefully unlike Green he gives us that 3pt weapon we desperately need.
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