Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Say Chi Sin Lo, Oct 30, 2012.
Wonder if the Nets will want him? Prefer the Nets reunited the Twin Towers, Brook and Robin.
Howard and Gasol are out for a while, maybe this is a blessing in disguise?
I've always thought Antawn Jamison is a better fit for D'Antoni's system, because he can spread the floor more with his versatility.
Break up the Bullets, OKC goes down tonite.
Magic losing streak now in double digits and visit the Clip Joint next. While playing everyone close (IIRC only one loss by more than 10 points), they are just not able to close the deal. Much has to do with some lack of toughness in the paint...a lot of bigs getting off for huge nights of points/boards. I'm hoping Vaughn can come up with some answer for Big Baby's absence...the streak started immediately after his shoulder injury.
Everyday will be like a holiday next week if you have NBA TV. Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday games.
We have no shot blocking inside without glenn. Main issue. I hope we trade up and try to get noel. It can be done in this weaker draft,since some teams may rather have cap relief.
To have noel next to vuc and rotate nicholson in there would be a nasty 3 man rotation. We develop it and will suck another year and probably get a top pick in the 2014 draft. That guy comes in with a gelled front line and the team will be playoff scary by 2015.
But the magic need a shot blocker really bad. They need other things, but glenn being out really exposes this weakness.
6th straight loss. Worst season so far since 1968.
You can't be giving up nearly 90 points in 3 quarters and not lose.
Break up the Magic...finally winning a close one at NBA-best Clippers! Well done, guys!
Go figure...beat the Clips on the WC, have a day-and-a-half to fly to Washington and ready yourself for the Wizards and get blown out? That's the Tragic for you!
Not only used it all up vs the Clips, but now overconfident against the lowly Wiz...
Rubio's ability to fake the direction of his passes is just amazing.
Way to play defense Lakers.
Miami has 8 points early in the 1st quarter, ALL DUNKS.
Had more to do with the awful turnovers leading to fast breaks for MIA.
There's some truth to that.
But what about the rest of the dunks in this 1st quarter? It looks like LeBron and Wade are dunking on the entire Lakers team on every other offensive possession.
However, the Lakers are only down 4 despite all these blow-bys and lack of help. So that's good I guess?
Why the hell is Pau Gasol shooting 3's?! His range isn't that far, and with his skills set and footwork, he needs to make people dance in the paint.
He should be fined for each 3 attempt he takes.
He's been shooting 3s since Dantoni took over. (7-23 this year)
He should have been fined 23 times then.
Especially against the Miami Heat, he's already bigger than the whole team.
Loving Kenny Smith and Shaq's smack talk at ESPN's challenge.
Mike D'antoni NEEDS to make Antawn Jamison a key player in his rotation.
Cue the Kobe haters blaming him for this loss.
Layup drill is back on, hosted by the Lakers.
It's a little unfair but that's going to happen.
Wade and LeBron have it easy, beat your man and you get a clear path to the bucket.
Kobe has to cross Wade over, spin off of Haslem, and fadaway off of LeBron, or run into someone's armpits.
Kobe's mad now, haha. He's saying, y'all ain't doing anything. I'm keeping the ball, and I'm going to get buckets.
Lebron guarding Kobe late game.
Lebron is a beast.
Even on that 3 out of the time out, Kobe had to beat LeBron to the ball, then shoot over Wade's hand. And he's got more miles than the both of them...
If Boston and Chicago play against one another in the Playoffs, it'll be an entertaining series.
WOW, the refs blew that no-call, tough break for the Celtics.
Lakers lose to the Raptors today. I don't get it when it comes to those guys. The Raptors don't even have Bargnani and they still score 108. We need a "Missing" poster for the Lakers' defense.
You mean matador defense?
Kenny Smith: "He should be fined for that."
Time for Laker fans to panic? Where is this big run that they have been predicting and proclaiming will occur?
Thunder, Clippers, and Spurs pretty much got the top 3 spots in the West locked up. Grizzlies and Warriors would make a great 1st round match up.
Even as a Laker non-hater, i think it's time to panic. Dantoni isn't the right guy for this team. Gotta put Pau/Dwight in the post and play inside out. This team is one good trade away, but they won't make it. They don't have enough shooters to play off their bigs. This would be an all time disaster if they miss the playoffs.
Compare Memphis to LA. Very similar personnel. I know they lost today, but would you rather have ZBo than Dwight? Marc than Pau (thats the only maybe yes). Conley than Nash? And finally, Gay than Kobe? Only thing Memphis has is depth, which is important of course, but at the top LA isn't that different if they just played a different style and slowed it down to adapt to their personnel. Bold statement: They'd be doing better if they kept Mike Brown.
Watching the Lakers play the Bulls last night, they mentioned that the former was ranked 28th in the league in offensive and defensive efficiency when BOTH Dwight and Pau were on the court. When only ONE of them was on the court, the Lakers ranked fifth in efficiency. Bottom line, it makes more sense to start Earl Clark than Pau Gasol.
I dont know how healthy dwight is at the moment. But he is not 100%. And he seems to have slacked the intensisty on D he used to have in ORL. Maybe because he is injured he cant cover ground.
His ability to basically affect everyshot within 8ft of the basket is a big reason I thought this lakers team would work. But he aint got it right now and the rest of team is old and slow. They dont have the system in place like SA on the defensive side. Mainly becuase they dont have a leader like Duncan on D.
I agree with the Mike Brown comment Dantoni is the worng fit.
Except for Kobe Byrant and maybe Steve Nash, everyone on the Lakers is tradeable. Especially Chris Duhon for jacking up 3's from way beyond the arc, with ~8-10seconds left on the shot clock.
Lakers need to go 31-12 in their remaining games to get 48 wins. That's the average for 8th place teams. Looks extremely doubtful.
Thats Dantoni's system. Mike Brown would have not tolerated that kind of play. Duhon would have been instructed to give the ball to Kobe with 10 seconds left on the clock and watch him shoot through a triple team.
Currently 12th best record in the west. Looks like houston is the 8th at the moment Lakers are 5 wins back but have played 2 less games. So they can still come on and make a run at that 8 seed.
Hawks fan. Admire the Thunder, Wolves and Mavericks. Kevin Love's injury sucks, they prob miss the playoffs
I'm getting tired of these Lakers going to the media one after another, criticizing the team and other personnel about this and that.
Shut up and play. A little older yes, but you still have MASSIVE talent. Coaching issues or not, stand in front of the person you're supposed to be guarding. You don't need a coach to tell you that.
After beating the Clippers, Warriors go on to barely edge out the Thunder.
We know they're not irrelevant anymore, and most teams do take them somewhat seriously.
What will happen when Bogut returns for an inside presence? Currrently looking like a 5th seed, prolly will drop below the Nuggets when the Bogut transition takes place.
If it takes place this season.
Kobe is not a team leader
Jordan used to make his teamnates better. Not Kobe.
Listen to this what Skip said about this
Skip is the biggest Jordan d!ckrider there's ever been. Bottom line, Kobe is playing with scrubs in a disorganized offense. And NO ONE could overcome that.
How bout Kyrie tonite!
That doesnt make his argument invalid.
I wrote it in this thread a few weeks ago: MJ would have never allowed his team to be 17-25 as Kobe is doing.
I just wanted to come in here to say one thing.
Skip is an idiot but "Kobe is palying with scrubs?" Have you not watched the game forthe last 5 years or what? Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, and Ron Artest are far from being scrubs. Jordan with these guys would NOT be on 6 game losing streaks and in 12th place in the West.
Kobe is 34. What was MJ doing when he was 34?
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