LONNIE WALKER IV signs with Lakers ($6.5m - 1 year)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:03 pm    Post subject:

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i've seen nba players play pickup games. nobody misses, everybody shoots 100%


It’s always fun watching shootaround before a game. Guys who aren’t considered shooters will shoot like 90%.


But Lonnie has proven he can shoot it from 3 he just had a down year last year but picked it up after the ASB.


Career 34% shooter from 3.
31% last season.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:17 pm    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
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ocho wrote:
lakersfan32 wrote:
i've seen nba players play pickup games. nobody misses, everybody shoots 100%


It’s always fun watching shootaround before a game. Guys who aren’t considered shooters will shoot like 90%.


But Lonnie has proven he can shoot it from 3 he just had a down year last year but picked it up after the ASB.


Career 34% shooter from 3.
31% last season.


37% after allstar break and now he has LeBron-AD giving him space. Not outrageous to think he might shoot decent. He won't. BUT STILL
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:18 pm    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
ocho wrote:
lakersfan32 wrote:
i've seen nba players play pickup games. nobody misses, everybody shoots 100%


It’s always fun watching shootaround before a game. Guys who aren’t considered shooters will shoot like 90%.


But Lonnie has proven he can shoot it from 3 he just had a down year last year but picked it up after the ASB.


Career 34% shooter from 3.
31% last season.


He’s been in the league for 4 years he doesn’t necessarily have a career yet so the sample size is small.
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ocho wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
ocho wrote:
lakersfan32 wrote:
i've seen nba players play pickup games. nobody misses, everybody shoots 100%


It’s always fun watching shootaround before a game. Guys who aren’t considered shooters will shoot like 90%.


But Lonnie has proven he can shoot it from 3 he just had a down year last year but picked it up after the ASB.


Career 34% shooter from 3.
31% last season.


37% after allstar break and now he has LeBron-AD giving him space. Not outrageous to think he might shoot decent. He won't. BUT STILL


Almost 41% from 3 a few seasons ago
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:45 pm    Post subject:

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ocho wrote:
lakersfan32 wrote:
i've seen nba players play pickup games. nobody misses, everybody shoots 100%


It’s always fun watching shootaround before a game. Guys who aren’t considered shooters will shoot like 90%.


But Lonnie has proven he can shoot it from 3 he just had a down year last year but picked it up after the ASB.


Career 34% shooter from 3.
31% last season.


He’s been in the league for 4 years he doesn’t necessarily have a career yet so the sample size is small.


Lol 4 seasons is not a small sample size.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:46 pm    Post subject:

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ocho wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
ocho wrote:
lakersfan32 wrote:
i've seen nba players play pickup games. nobody misses, everybody shoots 100%


It’s always fun watching shootaround before a game. Guys who aren’t considered shooters will shoot like 90%.


But Lonnie has proven he can shoot it from 3 he just had a down year last year but picked it up after the ASB.


Career 34% shooter from 3.
31% last season.


37% after allstar break and now he has LeBron-AD giving him space. Not outrageous to think he might shoot decent. He won't. BUT STILL


One of the main knocks on him is that he’s wildly inconsistent. So when people point to select pockets of the season when he played well they’re not making the strong argument they think they’re making.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:59 pm    Post subject:

Check how many minutes he was playing when he came to the NBA then get back to me, in essence he only has 3 years of experience.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:24 pm    Post subject:

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Check how many minutes he was playing when he came to the NBA then get back to me, in essence he only has 3 years of experience.


3 years isn’t a small sample either.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:54 pm    Post subject:

2022-23 Projection from Basketball Reference.

Per 36 Minutes
Points 17.9
Rebounds 4.2
Assists 3.1
Steals 0.9
FG% 42.2
3PT% 33.7
FT% 79.2
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:37 pm    Post subject:

AirTupac wrote:
ocho wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
ocho wrote:
lakersfan32 wrote:
i've seen nba players play pickup games. nobody misses, everybody shoots 100%


It’s always fun watching shootaround before a game. Guys who aren’t considered shooters will shoot like 90%.


But Lonnie has proven he can shoot it from 3 he just had a down year last year but picked it up after the ASB.


Career 34% shooter from 3.
31% last season.


37% after allstar break and now he has LeBron-AD giving him space. Not outrageous to think he might shoot decent. He won't. BUT STILL


In the beginning last year, he was taking a lot of tough contested shots. Reason his percentage fell off and led to some benching. Finally calm down after ASB got his percentage back up... Seem like he was pressing early in the season being in a contract year.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:59 pm    Post subject:

I think we are all in agreement that their is a better chance he becomes a good 3pt shooter over guys like THT and Stanley Johnson.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:29 am    Post subject:

32 wrote:
2022-23 Projection from Basketball Reference.

Per 36 Minutes
Points 17.9
Rebounds 4.2
Assists 3.1
Steals 0.9
FG% 42.2
3PT% 33.7
FT% 79.2



terrible.


from supporting players you want high efficiency.


That FG and 3pt % are disgusting
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:50 pm    Post subject:

scout_0 wrote:
32 wrote:
2022-23 Projection from Basketball Reference.

Per 36 Minutes
Points 17.9
Rebounds 4.2
Assists 3.1
Steals 0.9
FG% 42.2
3PT% 33.7
FT% 79.2



terrible.


from supporting players you want high efficiency.


That FG and 3pt % are disgusting



Yet, higher than THT. FG% 42.2 vs. 41.6%, 3pt% 33.7 vs 26.9%
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:25 pm    Post subject:

Lurkernomore wrote:
scout_0 wrote:
32 wrote:
2022-23 Projection from Basketball Reference.

Per 36 Minutes
Points 17.9
Rebounds 4.2
Assists 3.1
Steals 0.9
FG% 42.2
3PT% 33.7
FT% 79.2



terrible.


from supporting players you want high efficiency.


That FG and 3pt % are disgusting



Yet, higher than THT. FG% 42.2 vs. 41.6%, 3pt% 33.7 vs 26.9%


What is this supposed to mean? Thats like saying he is the best of the worst.

We need shooters, not another stanley johnson.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:55 am    Post subject:

The longer this inactivity goes, the more I see Walker starting at the two guard for us.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:57 am    Post subject:

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The longer this inactivity goes, the more I see Walker starting at the two guard for us.


I think he starts too. We will have the worst defensive backcourt in the league.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:31 pm    Post subject:

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The longer this inactivity goes, the more I see Walker starting at the two guard for us.


I think he starts too. We will have the worst defensive backcourt in the league.

A healthy AD does a lot though. Even last year's team which had horrendous defenders with a healthy AD were top 10 in defense. That's with a team that didn't seem to have a veteran group that respected the coach. This year's group has some harder working younger guys and the coach is supposed to command respect from the vets. If this is all true, I can see the Lakers get back to being at least a solid defensive team. Not elite, but a team with AD should be a solid defensive team. The main issue comes down to health ....

As for playoffs, I don't like the matchups with WB/Walker as our backcourt.
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The longer this inactivity goes, the more I see Walker starting at the two guard for us.


I think he starts too. We will have the worst defensive backcourt in the league.

A healthy AD does a lot though. Even last year's team which had horrendous defenders with a healthy AD were top 10 in defense. That's with a team that didn't seem to have a veteran group that respected the coach. This year's group has some harder working younger guys and the coach is supposed to command respect from the vets. If this is all true, I can see the Lakers get back to being at least a solid defensive team. Not elite, but a team with AD should be a solid defensive team. The main issue comes down to health ....

As for playoffs, I don't like the matchups with WB/Walker as our backcourt.


One guy can only do so much. A projected starting lineup of Russ/Walker/James/AD/Bryant leaves him as the only full time defender. I just have a hard time seeing how they construct a solid defensive team. Start putting lineups together. You quickly see it’s difficult to put multiple plus defenders out there, and the lineups that do will struggle mightily to score. When AD sits? Or misses the 20 some games we can pencil him in to miss?
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