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Laker Thread

Discussion in 'GENERAL SPORTS TALK' started by threesox84, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Boston Ram

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    Positive. The concerns are minor, but overall a lot excitement. 25 year old Irving playing PG in Stevens' system is going to be fun to see. I will always be a Thomas fan but this is an upgrade and who knows if he even plays this year (with the hip injury) If Irving signs long term the minor concerns will be eliminated. Giving up Brooklyns pick is a gamble.
     
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    If he signs long term then the Brooklyn pick is a wash. Boston still has the Lakers pick next year (2-5 only) although I dont see that as being very likely next year. Celtics also have 2 lottery picks in Brown and Tatum that can grow with Irving, Hayward and Horford. At some point they had to cash a chip for something more stable in a player like Irving.
     
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    I think Lebron can help them win a title right away if they have George and if Ball is the real deal. I like Ingram and Randle to go with them. But that title has to be pretty soon. Lebron will turn 34 during the 18/19 season. If they sign him to a long term deal it could hamper them in 3 or 4 years. They had to wait until Kobe retired to even think about signing high profile players.
     
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    I want so badly to tell you that you're full of crap but I can't do it because you aren't wrong. I think my post was in reaction to what I'd initially heard -- that you guys had landed Kyrie for Thomas and Crowder straight up. What a nightmare (y'know, Laker fan perspective here). When I heard that Granny Age had finally parted with one of his preciouses I felt relieved for awhile.

    But upon further review (gotta work in some football lingo) I kinda feel like, no matter how stacked next year's draft is going to be, getting a proven champion like Kyrie is the right move, especially with Haywood already in the fold. Now you've got two legit non-midget all-stars to pair with Whore-ford and another max slot to lure a top-tier free-agent next summer.

    freak I hate you guys. Hat's off to Granny Age. Also you're cool as hell so go Rams and I'm very confused right now.
     
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    Now you know what it is like to be a Celtic fan lol. Every year, someone wants to be a Laker, George, Lebron, etc. You guys can rebuild so quickly just because you are the Lakers. No FA ever says, I want to go to Boston lol, till just recently Horford and now Hayward. But Horford is no George or Lebron.

    Your cool too so lets look forward to possibly a Irving vs Lebron finals in 2019. Lebron leads the Lakers to play the Celtics!!
     
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    I'm going to this game tonight, which is less than 10 minutes from me at the Honda Center, Anaheim. I want to be able to say some day, that I saw his first professional game. I saw all his college games, and the Summer league this year. The dude is special, and unique. I hope that he can continue to improve, and play his game in the NBA. Not just a Laker thing, although I'm a huge fan, but he will be good for the NBA, IMO.

    I'll let you guys know how he does. I've never seen him live.
     
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    OK. First off, it was a blast. Fans went nuts when Lonzo was announced, if you are familiar, like Kobe used to be...twice as loud as anyone else. Lonzo had his moments, and a solid all around game. Assists, steals, blocks, a few turnovers. Here's the thing, he is much faster than I expected. He really gets up and down the floor, and is way more athletic than advertised.

    He's very smooth, and of course, what stands out is his passing. He understands angles, can pass from any position, either hand, and from anywhere on the court, and his passes are ropes. Effortless, but noticeable ropes.

    Kuzma was probably the steal of the draft and can score from anywhere. In one sequence, he had a steal, scored on a running left hand hook shot, and then on the next possession, had a dribble drive, right handed hook shot. He has some major offensive skills, and is nailing the 3 at a very high clip.

    The Lakers as a team, were a little sloppy, and need some work closing out on three's, and interior defense. Note, neither Center #1, or #2 have played yet. They haven't really worked on offensive sets yet, but were for the most part, willing passers.
     
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