Game Recap: Lakers Dominate Maccabi Haifa For First Preseason Win

The Los Angeles Lakers (0-3) enter tonight’s contest with Maccabi Haifa seemingly unfazed by their overall record on the preseason, perhaps because the players realize it has actually performed well over the last couple games -albeit in losses- but also because these team appears to have truly embraced the important adage of the season being much more of a ‘marathon’ than a ‘sprint.’

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Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and Roy Hibbert have provided some of the brighter moments for this team over the last couple games, but the team looks to also welcome back D’Angelo Russell (glute) and Marcelo Huertas (hamstring) with the hopes that a return of both point guards might provide a bit more offensive balance during key stretches.

First Quarter:

The Lakers broke into the scoring column on a pair of Kobe Bryant free throws the followed a quick spin along the baseline. Juluis Randle remained extremely active throughout the early going as the second-year forward grabbed several rebounds, coming up with loose balls and even getting out and leading a break that resulted in a nice finish in traffic for Randle. Bryant pushed the lead out to 11-2 with a three-pointer from the wing. Jordan’s Clarkson’s driving lay-up along the baseline as the team returned from a timeout gave the Lakers a 15-2 lead over Maccabi. Rookie Anthony Brown got his first start of the preseason and joined the scoring ranks on a jump-shot just inside the six-minute mark. D’Angelo Russell was welcomed back into the lineup by an appreciative Staples Center crowd and immediately got to work in finding a rolling Tarik Black for a finish at the rim. Russell added another assist to a three-point shooting Ryan Kelly that extended the Lakers’ lead to 33-15 with just a minute left in the quarter.

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Second Quarter:

Nick Young opened the second quarter scoring for the Lakers with a jumper from the wing giving them a 16-point lead over Maccabi. Bryant (traditional and three-pointer) and Lou Williams pushed the lead to 48-23 on back to back to back three-point possessions for the ‘Purple and Gold.’ The Lakers’s offense just continued rolling as Russell found a cutting Bryant for a layup that gave them a 50-23 lead and caused Maccabi to call yet another timeout at the 8:00 mark. An encouraging exchange came from consecutive turnovers that permitted Maccabi to cut the lead to 22 about midway through the quarter as Bryant acknowledged fault on the plays and specifically went to Russell in order to acknowledge the transgressions at a break in the action. Clarkson continues to impress, as the second-year guard knifed through traffic in the lane to finish at the rim and collect a (made) foul shot that gave the Lakers a 56-34 lead. The Lakers’ big men essentially took turns bullying Maccabi’s frontline players for offensive rebounds and space in the post, as L.A. took a 63-40 lead into halftime.

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Third Quarter:

Bryant looks very comfortable from beyond the arc thus far this preseason as the 20-year vet knocked down a pair of early three-pointers at the beginning of the quarter. The offensive flow looks noticeably better when Russell mans the point guard position. Clarkson and Russell each managed to find a cutting Tarik Black for consecutive looks right beneath the basket that helped the Lakers’ lead balloon to 88-58 as the teams headed into a timeout just under the two-minute mark. Both Black and Ryan Kelly -each whom hadn’t played much through the first few preseason games- played very well in their first taste(s) of extended action for this year’s team. Much of the competitiveness that could be seen throughout the first half was all-but erased with the Lakers taking full control in the third quarter. Nick Young’s isolation three-pointer to close the quarter gave the Lakers a 96-58 lead heading to the fourth.

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Fourth Quarter

Ryan Kelly got the Lakers going in the fourth, hitting Tarik Black for an easy dunk and adding in a three as the Lakers pushed their lead out to 103-58. The Lakers continued to make it rain from deep as Kelly, Williams, and Young each added three-pointers while Black threw down a huge dunk to put the Lakers up 116-67. The Lakers made a full lineup change midway through the quarter as Robert Upshaw, Larry Nance, Metta World Peace, Jabari Brown, and Michael Frazier came on to close out the game. Nance made a quick impact with an offensive rebound and putback, followed by a steal on the other end. Nance and Jabari Brown each hit a pair of free throws as the Lakers remained ahead by 50 points. Maccabi Haifa continued fighting until the final buzzer, shaving a few points off of the final score, but the Lakers would win by a final score of 126-83.

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Good game, can’t make too much of it since it was against a non-NBA team, Randle’s defense is on par but is still RELUCTANT to shoot jumpers while forcing plays inside the paint which goes in settling for awkward shots/5 TO’s. Once Russ gets more comfortable with his role he’d likely starting taking more jumpers. One pass that I noticed Russ make (may not be too effective = possible TO’s in the league) is those from one side of the outer/corner 3pt line to the other (1st half).

JC needs to work on his passing AND his ball handling given he has trouble controlling the ball when defenders get on his face. Hibbert’s 16 rebounds say’s it all. Kobe be Kobe, Young had a good game and played in the flow of it while not forcing many shots. Lou, Black and Kelly had good games. If they can play with the type of flow as this game showed they should be able to keep the remainder of the pre-season games competitive (+ pull out a few more wins) tho D is still the #1 priority.

  • Good game, can’t make too much of it since it’s against a non-NBA team, Randle’s defense is on par but is still RELUCTANT to shoot jumpers while forcing plays inside the paint which goes in settling for awkward shots/5 TO’s. Once Russ gets more comfortable with his role he’d likely start taking more jumpers.

    JC needs to work on his ball handles given he has trouble controlling the ball when defenders get on his face. Hibbert’s 16 rebounds say’s it all. Kobe be Kobe, Young had a good game and played with the flow while not forcing too many shots. Lou, Black and Kelly had good games. If they can play with this type of flow they should be able to keep the remainder of the pre-season games competitive (+ pull out a few more wins) tho D is still the #1 priority.

  • The first guy who needs to be cut from this team is jabari brown. Dude provides nothing at all. Other than that, impressive game. Hope Upshaw keeps learning and progressing.

  • Good win Lakers bahahaha bullied a poor team from from some middle eastern country.

  • The first guy who needs to be cut from this team is jabari brown. Dude provides nothing at all. Other than that, impressive game. Hope Upshaw keeps learning and progressing.

  • Yes before sacre! At least sacre can bring some cheerleading to our team. Jabari looks sad as shit lol.

  • Yes before sacre! At least sacre can bring some cheerleading to our team. Jabari looks sad as shit lol.

  • Lakers beat down and bullied a poor team from the 3rd world, i hope they feel real proud of this. My bucks will get revenge for you maccabi!

  • Bruh Sacre hasn’t even been cheerleading for the past 2 seasons. He useless

  • Bruh Sacre hasn’t even been cheerleading for the past 2 seasons. He useless

  • We heard you the first 2 times you said this clown. Thanks for trading Kareem to us by the way.

  • Alright – as of now – who does everyone think makes the cut? Not who SHOULD make the cut….but who do you think is going to be final roster?

  • We heard you the first 2 times you said this clown. Thanks for trading Kareem to us by the way.

  • Alright – as of now – who does everyone think makes the cut? Not who SHOULD make the cut….but who do you think is going to be final roster?

  • Bad for us Marcelo Huertas don’t played this game. The bench is so more effective with a true PG with the ball. All Lou and Young have to do is score buckets… Nice job D’angelo, what a pass to Tarik, my goodness!

  • Bad for us Marcelo Huertas don’t played this game. The bench is so more effective with a true PG with the ball. All Lou and Young have to do is score buckets… Nice job D’angelo, what a pass to Tarik, my goodness!

  • Hibbert is going to do a lot on this team. Great pick up for us. Loving Lou Brown as well.

  • Our team will be

    D’angelo / Huertas
    Clarkson / Lou / A. Brown
    Kobe / Nick / MWP
    Randle / Bass / Kelly / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Sacre

  • Hibbert is going to do a lot on this team. Great pick up for us. Loving Lou Brown as well.

  • Our team will be

    D’angelo / Huertas
    Clarkson / Lou / A. Brown
    Kobe / Nick / MWP
    Randle / Bass / Kelly / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Sacre

  • All I am taking from this game is that it shows HOW good the team could play if every player were playing at their peak. Playing against inferior talent showed us how good Hibbert could be, how smooth Russell could get assists, how much Randle could dominate, and how well Williams and Young could help.

  • You can’t complain about who we played. The fact is that we did what we were supposed to and blew them out. We weren’t Memphis and make it a close game, WE BLEW THEM OUT. Great game and enjoy the fact that we were efficient. Outside of the TO’s.

  • All I am taking from this game is that it shows how good the team could play if every player were playing at their peak. Playing against inferior talent showed us how good Hibbert could be, how smooth Russell could get assists, how much Randle could dominate, and how well Williams and Young could help.

    — Tonight was a glimpse into Mitch’s vision of the future.

  • You can’t complain about who we played. The fact is that we did what we were supposed to and blew them out. We weren’t Memphis and make it a close game, WE BLEW THEM OUT. Great game and enjoy the fact that we were efficient. Outside of the TO’s.

  • You do realize those “awkward shots” are his bread and butter right? He did the same thing in college, and he drew A TON of fouls doing it.

  • Have to fix the turnovers. And continue to trust ball movement to get open looks.

  • You do realize those “awkward shots” are his bread and butter right? He did the same thing in college, and he drew A TON of fouls doing it.

  • Have to fix the turnovers. And continue to trust ball movement to get open looks.

  • A. Brown yes, i put him. Look again… Upshaw i don’t think so. He’s so far away to be a real basketball player. He has the tools to be, but to me is waaay to raw.

  • A. Brown yes, i put him. Look again… Upshaw i don’t think so. He’s so far away to be a real basketball player. He has the tools to be, but to me is waaay to raw.

  • And if anybody noticed… not even Sacre got mins against this team.. 🙂

  • He can pass too. Can atack the basket. To me he will make the team… Not sure about he will be on the rotation, but the roster he will make no doubt.

  • And if anybody noticed… not even Sacre got mins against this team.. 🙂

  • He can pass too. Can atack the basket. To me he will make the team… Not sure about he will be on the rotation, but the roster he will make no doubt.

  • How sad is it that a Bucks fan has to troll on a Lakers board.

    It’s so weird for me to think that other people get their “kicks” out of being jerks and deliberately trying to upset other people.

    And while every troll swears they aren’t Lakers fans, they seem to know more about the team than most AVERAGE fans…… me thinks they are in the closet.

  • How sad is it that a Bucks fan has to troll on a Lakers board.

    It’s so weird for me to think that other people get their “kicks” out of being jerks and deliberately trying to upset other people.

    And while every troll swears they aren’t Lakers fans, they seem to know more about the team than most AVERAGE fans…… me thinks they are in the closet.

  • Yeah, for sure. If he can hit that 3 ball with consistency, he will be a good asset to any team in this league.

  • Yeah, for sure. If he can hit that 3 ball with consistency, he will be a good asset to any team in this league.

  • Here’s my prediction for the final roster:
    Russell / Huertas
    Clarkson / Lou / A Brown
    Kobe/ Young / MWP
    Randle/ Bass / Kelly / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

  • This, except I think Sacre is gone and they let Upshaw have 4-5 min a game in garbage time and travel and practice with the team. sacre has hit his ceiling and should go play overseas, upshaw has a slight chance to do something productive eventually

  • Here’s my prediction for the final roster:
    Russell / Huertas
    Clarkson / Lou / A Brown
    Kobe/ Young / MWP
    Randle/ Bass / Kelly / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

  • This, except I think Sacre is gone and they let Upshaw have 4-5 min a game in garbage time and travel and practice with the team. sacre has hit his ceiling and should go play overseas, upshaw has a slight chance to do something productive eventually

  • I think so…
    Only because the #3 center position is between Sacre and Upshaw.

    I can’t imagine the team will go into the season with 2 centers. Every team needs a practice day center, and an emergency guy as 82 games is a long time.

    If Mitch happens to trade for a legit 6’11” backup #2, it would be an interesting decision between Black and Upshaw however.

  • cut j brown, sucre, frazier, holmes, if upshaw does not make reg. roster keep him to grow in d-league !

  • I think you have to keep and develop Upshaw so another team doesn’t snatch him away

  • I think so…
    Only because the #3 center position is between Sacre and Upshaw.

    I can’t imagine the team will go into the season with 2 centers. Every team needs a practice day center, and an emergency guy as 82 games is a long time.

    If Mitch happens to trade for a legit 6’11” backup #2, it would be an interesting decision between Black and Upshaw however.

  • cut j brown, sucre, frazier, holmes, if upshaw does not make reg. roster keep him to grow in d-league !

  • I think you have to keep and develop Upshaw so another team doesn’t snatch him away

  • Man fuck out of here with that Sacre shit. Sacre is doo doo. Upshaw got way more potential, Sacre is trash

  • Man fuck out of here with that Sacre shit. Sacre is doo doo. Upshaw got way more potential, Sacre is trash

  • Finally a win even if that team sucks.

    Russell is a pure PG, his passes are incredible! He looks to be at about a 5 right now and taking it slow. I really want to see him more aggressive at a 10 when the season starts and to look for his own shots.

    I need Jabari Brown, Ryan Kelly, Rob Sacre and those other extras whose names I don’t know to be cut like yesterday.

  • But Sacre has a guaranted contract, so… I don’t think Upshaw worth a cut of a player who has that type of deal

  • I like the list…..
    (Assuming Kelly isn’t traded)

    I doubt Sacre makes the team. Upshaw represents the same “practice day player” but a much bigger upside for the future.

    I think the team is deliberately sandbagging Holmes and Frazier in hopes that they can stash them in the DLeague until Young is traded, injury, and/or Mitch makes some moves.

  • Finally a win even if that team sucks.

    Russell is a pure PG, his passes are incredible! He looks to be at about a 5 right now and taking it slow. I really want to see him more aggressive at a 10 when the season starts and to look for his own shots.

    I need Jabari Brown, Ryan Kelly, Rob Sacre and those other extras whose names I don’t know to be cut like yesterday.

  • But Sacre has a guaranted contract, so… I don’t think Upshaw worth a cut of a player who has that type of deal

  • I like the list…..
    (Assuming Kelly isn’t traded)

    I doubt Sacre makes the team. Upshaw represents the same “practice day player” but a much bigger upside for the future.

    I think the team is deliberately sandbagging Holmes and Frazier in hopes that they can stash them in the DLeague until Young is traded, injury, and/or Mitch makes some moves.

  • Any thoughts on if Russell should come off the bench? Both units played much better tonight

  • If you think Sacre deserves a spot on this team, you must be new to this game of basketball

  • I watch this. But i don’t think Upshaw worth that type of cut. Well, lets wait. I think both can’t contribute as much as we need this season. Black will be our backup C

  • I guess u all was right about Kelly. As u all know, I hate the fact that he’s still on the team. But I guess with him finally playing his natural position, he can actually be a positive contributor and not just a roster spot thief. He moved up a notch it my book…………..that puts him at notch 1.

  • Any thoughts on if Russell should come off the bench? Both units played much better tonight

  • If you think Sacre deserves a spot on this team, you must be new to this game of basketball

  • I watch this. But i don’t think Upshaw worth that type of cut. Well, lets wait. I think both can’t contribute as much as we need this season. Black will be our backup C

  • I guess u all was right about Kelly. As u all know, I hate the fact that he’s still on the team. But I guess with him finally playing his natural position, he can actually be a positive contributor and not just a roster spot thief. He moved up a notch it my book…………..that puts him at notch 1.

  • Huertas will make that role. A player who put Nick and Lou to score off the ball. And Russel will play with the starts

  • True. Byron should stagger minutes so Russell plays with the bench guys while still starting

  • When the Lakers can do that to an NBA team, then I will know my Lakers are completely back. 🙂 Still, nice to get a win, even when it’s against the Sisters of the Virgin Birth, and Sister Mary Margaret is playing on a bad wheel. (<— for those who have been around long enough, that's an obscure Chick Hearn reference.)

  • Upshaw has played better in preseason then any game Sacre has ever played in. That’s a fact

  • Huertas will make that role. A player who put Nick and Lou to score off the ball. And Russel will play with the starts

  • True. Byron should stagger minutes so Russell plays with the bench guys while still starting

  • When the Lakers can do that to an NBA team, then I will know my Lakers are completely back. 🙂 Still, nice to get a win, even when it’s against the Sisters of the Virgin Birth, and Sister Mary Margaret is playing on a bad wheel. (<— for those who have been around long enough, that's an obscure Chick Hearn reference.)

  • Upshaw has played better in preseason then any game Sacre has ever played in. That’s a fact

  • I think Kelly gets traded before he final roster day. He’s odd man out, and to me, he’s show that he has trade value.

    It’s a slightly painful trade, but the positives are that it opens up a roster spot for Frazier or Holmes.

  • I think Kelly gets traded before he final roster day. He’s odd man out, and to me, he’s show that he has trade value.

    It’s a slightly painful trade, but the positives are that it opens up a roster spot for Frazier or Holmes.

  • But you only troll 1 team.

    I doubt you are on the Trailblazers site just the same as you are on this one.

    – In the Closet.

  • Where you see any rumor about Kelly, man? He played good this games of our preseason, but i think this is not enough to atract other teams.

  • If u don’t know what it means to be a “true” point guard……if u watched the game, u now know. Russell was amazing.

  • We can cut them both, but Sacre got to be first. Make a single file line and have Sacre get released first and Jabari second, whatever floats your boat

  • Please stop….
    Your ignorance is showing, and it’s embarrassing.

    You must be a little kid… as they are the only ones that have an undying urge to respond when they are beaten, and invariably respond with nonsensical remarks.

  • But you only troll 1 team.

    I doubt you are on the Trailblazers site just the same as you are on this one.

    – In the Closet.

  • Where you see any rumor about Kelly, man? He played good this games of our preseason, but i think this is not enough to atract other teams.

  • If u don’t know what it means to be a “true” point guard……if u watched the game, u now know. Russell was amazing.

  • We can cut them both, but Sacre got to be first. Make a single file line and have Sacre get released first and Jabari second, whatever floats your boat

  • Please stop….
    Your ignorance is showing, and it’s embarrassing.

    You must be a little kid… as they are the only ones that have an undying urge to respond when they are beaten, and invariably respond with nonsensical remarks.

  • We had 7 players in double figures. Roy Hibbert with 16 rebounds. D’Angelo Russel with 11 assists. We were sharing the rock and scoring from everywhere.

  • I don’t know who to feel sorry for more here…the mediocre Lakers or this clearly inferior team who was simply excited to play against an NBA team….Lakers did this because this is the only type of opponet they can bully and beat down. They know when they go up against the superior Warriors, Bucks, Thunder, Rockets, Clippers, Spurs, Pelicans, Raptors etc… they’re going to take a beating they will never forget. Classless effort today fakeshow! quite pathetic. Can’t wait to see my boys Jabari, Greek freak, and Monroe crushing your pathetic mediocre tank dynasty. Have a good night!

  • correct but I think sucre first frazier econd holmes 3rd and j brown 4th getting cut!

  • We had 7 players in double figures. Roy Hibbert with 16 rebounds. D’Angelo Russel with 11 assists. We were sharing the rock and scoring from everywhere.

  • correct but I think sucre first frazier econd holmes 3rd and j brown 4th getting cut!

  • Zach Randolph doesn’t even go for those type of shots around the restraining area. Hard to watch at times, they seem more like forced shots at times than his normal type of hook or put back jump.

  • Disagree. Kelly Is the only big who can stretch the floor to the 3pt range. And it’s hard to trade players before opening night. Nance shouldn’t be getting playing time this year

  • Zach Randolph doesn’t even go for those type of shots around the restraining area. Hard to watch at times, they seem more like forced shots at times than his normal type of hook or put back. Watch the first half when he was inside the paint and tell us if some of those shots look natural?

  • Disagree. Kelly Is the only big who can stretch the floor to the 3pt range. And it’s hard to trade players before opening night. Nance shouldn’t be getting playing time this year

  • They still got a little better tonite. Byron said it doesn’t matter who they’re playing in the preseason. It’s still a chance to work on things and develop more continuity.

  • Not a Kelly fan, but he played good tonight. If he can do that on a more consistent basis.

  • But every tyeam has one or two players that won’t play at all. Sacre is perfect for this! he will not complain…

  • They still got a little better tonite. Byron said it doesn’t matter who they’re playing in the preseason. It’s still a chance to work on things and develop more continuity.

  • Not a Kelly fan, but he played good tonight. If he can only do that on a more consistent basis.

  • But every team has one or two players that won’t play at all. Sacre is perfect for this! he will not complain…

  • Never understood why people go to teams pages just to hate……..just seems like a waste of time to me.

  • No, a ball handler should be able to observe and get out of pressure, especially when the defender gets in front of one’s face. He’s improved from last season tho but everyone has things they need to work on. Got that Carrot top.

  • Never understood why people go to teams pages just to hate……..just seems like a waste of time to me.

  • A ball handler should be able to absorb pressure and get get out of it, especially when the defender gets in front of one’s face. He’s improved from last season tho but everyone has things they need to work on. Got that Carrot top.

  • For me us putting a whooping on these guys shows how great of a team we are or how great of a team we can be, if this game would have been competitive then i would say it is going to be a long season but this game shows how ball movement is very important for us everyone got involved tonight, this also proves to me that Kobe will stay healthy this season because he wont have to do alot especially if Randle keeps playing great HIbbert and J.C. even though i think J.C. has to pick up the slack, i think he has to attack the basket more get easy buckets then shoot jumpers to build confidence, lakers will b alot better this season now i wanna see us beat Golden State then it will show me how gud we will be.

  • hes just jealous that the bucks got thebreaks beat off of them in preseason and jabari and otherplayers arebanged up hi bucks withtheinjurieswillnotdo as goodas last year!

  • D’Angelo, D’Angelo, D’Angelo. You have seen his play making ability, now when the coach asks him to shoot and play make at the same time, you will see why he was the number 2 pick. He is going to be DANGEROUS!

  • Man, we are not already one of the best teams in the league. But we are a ok team right now. I know anyone here watch Huertas playing, but me, a brazilian guy, watch him in the last 10 years with our national team. So i can say, he is a above average backup PG.

    Well, we have a ok starting lineup with D’angelo, Clarkson, Kobe, Randle and Hibbert, and probaly the best bench of the league with Huertas, Lou, Nick, Bass and Black. Nice for a rebuilding team. We can win 32-38 games this season, thats what i’m looking for

  • For me us putting a whooping on these guys shows how great of a team we are or how great of a team we can be, if this game would have been competitive then i would say it is going to be a long season but this game shows how ball movement is very important for us everyone got involved tonight, this also proves to me that Kobe will stay healthy this season because he wont have to do alot especially if Randle keeps playing great HIbbert and J.C. even though i think J.C. has to pick up the slack, i think he has to attack the basket more get easy buckets then shoot jumpers to build confidence, lakers will b alot better this season now i wanna see us beat Golden State then it will show me how gud we will be.

  • hes just jealous that the bucks got thebreaks beat off of them in preseason and jabari and otherplayers arebanged up hi bucks withtheinjurieswillnotdo as goodas last year!

  • D’Angelo, D’Angelo, D’Angelo. You have seen his play making ability, now when the coach asks him to shoot and play make at the same time, you will see why he was the number 2 pick. He is going to be DANGEROUS!

  • Man, we are not already one of the best teams in the league. But we are a ok team right now. I know anyone here watch Huertas playing, but me, a brazilian guy, watch him in the last 10 years with our national team. So i can say, he is a above average backup PG.

    Well, we have a ok starting lineup with D’angelo, Clarkson, Kobe, Randle and Hibbert, and probaly the best bench of the league with Huertas, Lou, Nick, Bass and Black. Nice for a rebuilding team. We can win 32-38 games this season, thats what i’m looking for

  • To me, I think he starts for 7 minutes and then comes off the bench. And how much he plays with the 1’s depends on how much he grows.

    I think he’s a starter by name, but in reality a bench guy for the most of his first year. Getting torched by Westbrook, Lillard, Cp3, Rose, and the rest will be good for him, but in small doses.

  • To me, I think he starts for 7 minutes and then comes off the bench. And how much he plays with the 1’s depends on how much he grows.

    I think he’s a starter by name, but in reality a bench guy for the most of his first year. Getting torched by Westbrook, Lillard, Cp3, Rose, and the rest will be good for him, but in small doses.

  • He has worked on it all summer and considering he’ll be playing the 2 this year he will be fine. Lmao, whatever Jimmy Sandusky. JC is perfect, you mad?

  • I don’t think so.

    I think Russell and Clarkson will split the PG duties with the starters. And Russell and Huertas will split the PG duties with the bench guys.

    The team plays too well with Williams (and Young) on the floor. And Russell has amazing passing, but still looks like a bench guy overall (to me).

  • He has worked on it all summer and considering he’ll be playing the 2 this year he will be fine. Lmao, whatever Jimmy Sandusky. JC is perfect, you mad?

  • I don’t think so.

    I think Russell and Clarkson will split the PG duties with the starters. And Russell and Huertas will split the PG duties with the bench guys.

    The team plays too well with Williams (and Young) on the floor. And Russell has amazing passing, but still looks like a bench guy overall (to me).

  • agreed, I think at the start of the season there will be some chemistry issues in the back court. Hope they work through it.

  • agreed, I think at the start of the season there will be some chemistry issues in the back court. Hope they work through it.

  • I think Russel will start, simply because that is what Byron’s plan is but i will say this. Today Russel played superb setting up the second unit (Nick, Williams, Kelly). Liked what i saw out of him with that unit.

  • Roy Hibbert’s a great team guy. Hopefully, he plays well for us and is our starting C for the next few years. Really good guy

  • on the defense end Russel will kill us, in my eyes. But he’s ready to play with the bench. Maybe we can start Huertas, he’s good enough to do ok.
    He only can’t use Clarkson at our PG in the first unit. He’s not a PG, and the flow of the offense is bad when he play at the point. We have to use a true PG in that role. D’lo or Huertas.

  • I think Russel will start, simply because that is what Byron’s plan is but i will say this. Today Russel played superb setting up the second unit (Nick, Williams, Kelly). Liked what i saw out of him with that unit.

  • Roy Hibbert’s a great team guy. Hopefully, he plays well for us and is our starting C for the next few years. Really good guy

  • on the defense end Russel will kill us, in my eyes. But he’s ready to play with the bench. Maybe we can start Huertas, he’s good enough to do ok.
    He only can’t use Clarkson at our PG in the first unit. He’s not a PG, and the flow of the offense is bad when he play at the point. We have to use a true PG in that role. D’lo or Huertas.

  • no dude I dont want to see his presence his jedi mind celebrations might mess up our games winning!

  • Are you kidding me?
    I am sure there are a dozen teams that would take kelly if mitch offered him for next to nothing.

    At this point, at PF, he’s as good as most backups. AND he’s a stretch.

    Situationally……. I don’t think there is a place for him on this team. There is a log jam at both PF and SF and he represents a roster spot for one of the future core players.

    In a perfect world there wouldn’t be a 15 man roster limit.

  • no dude I dont want to see his presence his jedi mind celebrations might mess up our games winning!

  • Are you kidding me?
    I am sure there are a dozen teams that would take kelly if mitch offered him for next to nothing.

    At this point, at PF, he’s as good as most backups. AND he’s a stretch.

    Situationally……. I don’t think there is a place for him on this team. There is a log jam at both PF and SF and he represents a roster spot for one of the future core players.

    In a perfect world there wouldn’t be a 15 man roster limit.

  • i’m not holding my breath, but I hope Mitch can work that Laker magic and milk a poor sap team for a 2nd rounder for Sacre.

  • I’m not talking about W, bro. I’m talking about development. We have a fun team to watch already. I’m not saying we are a contender or some thing like this. We are the Lakers, we was in position to win so many times, we know better than anyone when we could and when we not could win. BUT we know also when a nice core is coming, and that’s the case now

  • The problem I see, is that jabari’s profile is not needed, we should have lots of points fron backcourt already.

  • i’m not holding my breath, but I hope Mitch can work that Laker magic and milk a poor sap team for a 2nd rounder for Sacre.

  • I’m not talking about W, bro. I’m talking about development. We have a fun team to watch already. I’m not saying we are a contender or some thing like this. We are the Lakers, we was in position to win so many times, we know better than anyone when we could and when we not could win. BUT we know also when a nice core is coming, and that’s the case now

  • The problem I see, is that jabari’s profile is not needed, we should have lots of points fron backcourt already.

  • I don’t disagree…
    But how many minutes will Kelly get behind Randle and Bass? And, once Nance pushes his shot out to the 3-point line he’s an upgrade.

    Is Kelly worth keeping around for 5 minutes per game? At the expense of sending Holmes, Frazier or Upshaw to the DLeague?

  • Its something we have to look at. Russel played really well and made the life easier for Nick, Williams, Kelly and company Not sure where he should be , but right now he kept the offensive punch going with that second unit.

  • I don’t disagree…
    But how many minutes will Kelly get behind Randle and Bass? And, once Nance pushes his shot out to the 3-point line he’s an upgrade.

    Is Kelly worth keeping around for 5 minutes per game? At the expense of sending Holmes, Frazier or Upshaw to the DLeague?

  • Its something we have to look at. Russel played really well and made the life easier for Nick, Williams, Kelly and company Not sure where he should be , but right now he kept the offensive punch going with that second unit.

  • It doesn’t look natural, but Julius is a very unorthodox player. It’s not stupid if it works. -OR- “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It has worked for him in the past, why would he do otherwise now?

  • Agreed both of them should be prepared for hobo bags across there shoulders soon!

  • At this juncture, I agree that Black is the backup center the Lakers need. I hope Upshaw can polish his offense and learn better D rather than just relying on the block.

  • It doesn’t look natural, but Julius is a very unorthodox player. It’s not stupid if it works. -OR- “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It has worked for him in the past, why would he do otherwise now?

  • Agreed both of them should be prepared for hobo bags across there shoulders soon!

  • At this juncture, I agree that Black is the backup center the Lakers need. I hope Upshaw can polish his offense and learn better D rather than just relying on the block.

  • Remind me of who the starting PG was at the end of last season?

    And then remind my why Clarkson STILL isn’t the team’s best PG?

    And then elaborate why Clarkson can’t be a PG this year?

    However you want to write the depth chart, it doesn’t change the fact that Williams and Clarkson is MUCH more effective that Russell and Clarkson.

    – This time last year, folks were fighting when someone mentioned Clarkson was a SG… How the times have changed.

  • kelly played decent tonight, think he might make the team. second game sacre didnt play think hes getting cut

  • Remind me of who the starting PG was at the end of last season?

    And then remind my why Clarkson STILL isn’t the team’s best PG?

    And then elaborate why Clarkson can’t be a PG this year?

    However you want to write the depth chart, it doesn’t change the fact that Williams and Clarkson is MUCH more effective that Russell and Clarkson.

    – This time last year, folks were fighting when someone mentioned Clarkson was a SG… How the times have changed.

  • kelly played decent tonight, think he might make the team. second game sacre didnt play think hes getting cut

  • Yeah. He has multiple accounts he trolls under. Be aware, usually the Laker shit talking is him under different accounts

  • hopefully we look good against the kings on tuesday. Kings are looking pretty legit this year guys

  • I think he has a spot in our team. In some situation he can play and Bass can sit for a little more time (when he struggles, for example). But well, if a team can grab Sacre and give us a pick, i can accept that

  • Holmes didn’t get minutes either. He is alternating players, because we have way too many players right now.

  • Yeah. He has multiple accounts he trolls under. Be aware, usually the Laker shit talking is him under different accounts

  • hopefully we look good against the kings on tuesday. Kings are looking pretty legit this year guys

  • I think he has a spot in our team. In some situation he can play and Bass can sit for a little more time (when he struggles, for example). But well, if a team can grab Sacre and give us a pick, i can accept that

  • Holmes didn’t get minutes either. He is alternating players, because we have way too many players right now.

  • I don’t really care about the W, that team was beyond garbage. Good news is that dlo is back and looking comfortable, Randle appears to be the real deal and Kobe is shaking the rust off. With the effort and offensive accuracy I saw for most of the game tonight, that’s good enough to beat the bottom half of NBA teams on most nights. That’s step number 1….let’s take this thing slow and build it up right.

  • and watch more tapes. I think Russel would be more effective if he knows his teammates better. Also, Byron should keep Russell close to his side all the time.

  • I’ll be dancing like an idiot the moment I see the article about Sacre getting cut.

  • I don’t really care about the W, that team was beyond garbage. Good news is that dlo is back and looking comfortable, Randle appears to be the real deal and Kobe is shaking the rust off. With the effort and offensive accuracy I saw for most of the game tonight, that’s good enough to beat the bottom half of NBA teams on most nights. That’s step number 1….let’s take this thing slow and build it up right.

  • and watch more tapes. I think Russel would be more effective if he knows his teammates better. Also, Byron should keep Russell close to his side all the time.

  • I’ll be dancing like an idiot the moment I see the article about Sacre getting cut.

  • Upshaw is poached from the DLeague in 24 hours.

    Sending him to the DLeague would be the last time we saw him in Purple and Gold.

    JBrown, Frazier, and Holmes might not get poached….

  • Upshaw would be poached from the DLeague in 24 hours.

    Sending him to the DLeague would be the last time we saw him in Purple and Gold.

    JBrown, Frazier, and Holmes might not get poached….

  • Didn’t you just watch Bass play center and far outplay Black?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitch pulled a rabbit out of his hat and found a true #2 Center and sent Black out of LA.

  • Didn’t you just watch Bass play center and far outplay Black?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitch pulled a rabbit out of his hat and found a true #2 Center and sent Black out of LA.

  • Well, he’s a combo guard. Actually Kobe accepted his role off the ball, he is moving away from the ball when the ball is out of bounds. So, we have to count with a true PG who share the ball, because a guy who atacks the rim more than pass the ball make not sense with our new mentality – HAVE THE SCORES PLAYING OFF THE BALL.
    So, well. Clarkson can play PG. Russ Westbrook can play too. But they are not pure PG’s.

  • Well, he’s a combo guard. Actually Kobe accepted his role off the ball, he is moving away from the ball when the ball is out of bounds. So, we have to count with a true PG who share the ball, because a guy who atacks the rim more than pass the ball make not sense with our new mentality – HAVE THE SCORES PLAYING OFF THE BALL.
    So, well. Clarkson can play PG. Russ Westbrook can play too. But they are not pure PG’s.

  • Hibbert/Sacre/Upshaw. But have Bass playing backup C with Kelly playing backup PF

  • If Byron likes Bass at center, it puts Black into a very sticky situation (or Upshaw?).

    If that is true (and I don’t doubt you), then Kelly might stick and Black is soon to be cut. <- I think Upshaw represents more future potential than Black.

  • Hopefully Kobe continues to play this way, especially in the fourth quarter when he tends to hog the ball

  • Hibbert/Sacre/Upshaw. But have Bass playing backup C with Kelly playing backup PF

  • If Byron likes Bass at center, it puts Black into a very sticky situation (or Upshaw?).

    If that is true (and I don’t doubt you), then Kelly might stick and Black is soon to be cut. <- I think Upshaw represents more future potential than Black.

  • Hopefully Kobe continues to play this way, especially in the fourth quarter when he tends to hog the ball

  • I can feel it coming, that news that we all have been waiting for, Robert Sacre getting cut, followed by washing out of the NBA altogether, and then finally serving me at McDonalds.

  • I can feel it coming, that news that we all have been waiting for, Robert Sacre getting cut, followed by washing out of the NBA altogether, and then finally serving me at McDonalds.

  • Not a fan of Kelly either, but the reality is that the league now favors big men that can shoot. Of course, there is a lot more to be desired from Kelly. If only Kelly could be anything like the other Ryan, namely Ryan Anderson.

  • That’s true ONLY when you talk about offense.

    I’m not sure his offense counters his liability on defense just yet.

  • Not a fan of Kelly either, but the reality is that the league now favors big men that can shoot. Of course, there is a lot more to be desired from Kelly. If only Kelly could be anything like the other Ryan, namely Ryan Anderson.

  • That’s true ONLY when you talk about offense.

    I’m not sure his offense counters his liability on defense just yet.

  • Black have to stay, in my eyes. He is hustle guy who can play for us for cheap during too many years. He will never be great or even good. But he always will be solid and will always knows his role.

  • lol what difference wil it make if sacre makes the team or not? you’re still playing for draft picks!

  • Black have to stay, in my eyes. He is hustle guy who can play for us for cheap during too many years. He will never be great or even good. But he always will be solid and will always knows his role.

  • lol what difference wil it make if sacre makes the team or not? you’re still playing for draft picks!

  • Are Okafor fanboys still bitching after today? D’Angelo, Randle and Clarkson are the future!

  • Are Okafor fanboys still bitching after today? D’Angelo, Randle and Clarkson are the future!

  • great 3 point shooting
    good solid jumper
    attacks the basket and is not afraid of body contact.
    is an excellent free throw shooter.

    We need guys that can get us buckets, he is one of those guys. He is easily better than, Holmes, Frazier, Kelly, Sacre, MWP. Anthony Brown ,He will make the team.

  • After Scott gets fired, who will be the Lakers next head coach?
    Will it be…
    1. Vinny Del Negro
    2. Brian Shaw
    3. Monty Williams
    4. Mark Jackson
    5. Jeff Van Gundy
    6. Avery Johnson

  • Meanwhile Okafor is beating teams like the Cavs, your busted ass boy russell is beating up on some team nobody has ever heard of before lol.

  • great 3 point shooting
    good solid jumper
    attacks the basket and is not afraid of body contact.
    is an excellent free throw shooter.

    We need guys that can get us buckets, he is one of those guys. He is easily better than, Holmes, Frazier, Kelly, Sacre, MWP. Anthony Brown ,He will make the team.

  • After Scott gets fired, who will be the Lakers next head coach?
    Will it be…
    1. Vinny Del Negro
    2. Brian Shaw
    3. Monty Williams
    4. Mark Jackson
    5. Jeff Van Gundy
    6. Avery Johnson

  • How ya’ll feel about Jim213 saying this, “Smack a kid in the ass and it’s possible you’d get prison time…”? Suspect or what?

  • D’angelo was amazing tonight. While Okafor been struggling. I just know opening night D’angelo going to give us a near triple double.

  • I like Byron, man. I support him… If he leaves the place i will love if we grab Mark Jackson. But i support Byron 100%

  • How ya’ll feel about Jim213 saying this, “Smack a kid in the ass and it’s possible you’d get prison time…”? Suspect or what?

  • D’angelo was amazing tonight. While Okafor been struggling. I just know opening night D’angelo going to give us a near triple double.

  • I like Byron, man. I support him… If he leaves the place i will love if we grab Mark Jackson. But i support Byron 100%

  • He will never be fired, he’ll move up to the front office when it becomes apparent he’s not a championship level guy. Maybe Walton or madsen

  • To me Sacre’s contract doesn’t mean much. It’s $1M and barely higher than the veteran minimum.

    Thinking out loud:
    Could the team go with Hibbert and Bass (and Upshaw) as centers and let Randle, MWP, Kelly, (Bass), and Nance be PF? And with some thought that Mitch would look to trade for a true backup center mid season?

    With MWP, and Bass the backup PF minutes could be covered. And Bass, as of now, seemed to play better than Black.

    I really like Black, but I have to remind myself that he’s flotsam from last year’s noise, and I have to ask what his role would be in the future. He’s a PF with no PF skills and an undersized center. That makes him an ideal small ball center specialist…. but does the team really have the space for a project specialist this season?

  • Okafor struggling? LMFAO….okafor is beating teams like the Cavs while Ass of jello Russell is beating maccabi! LMAOOOO

  • He will never be fired, he’ll move up to the front office when it becomes apparent he’s not a championship level guy. Maybe Walton or madsen

  • To me Sacre’s contract doesn’t mean much. It’s $1M and barely higher than the veteran minimum.

    Thinking out loud:
    Could the team go with Hibbert and Bass (and Upshaw) as centers and let Randle, MWP, Kelly, (Bass), and Nance be PF? And with some thought that Mitch would look to trade for a true backup center mid season or that Upshaw can shoulder some of the load by January?

    With MWP, Bass, and Kelly the backup PF minutes could be covered. And Bass, as of now, seemed to play better than Black at the center position.

    I really like Black, but I have to remind myself that he’s flotsam from last year’s noise, and I have to ask what his role would be in the future. He’s a PF with no PF skills and an undersized center. That makes him an ideal small ball center specialist…. but does the team really have the space for a project specialist this season (and the future)?

  • Would that be the same Cavs without LeBron, Mozgov, Love, Irving, Thompson and JR Smith? You do realize Okafor was utter trash in the game right? and got outplayed by Sasha Kaun?????

  • All y’all talking about Jaime Maggio and kelly tenant, how about some Ramona Shelburne? We all know each and every one of you will do her back and front DAMN SHE GOT A RACK

  • sorry I don’t talk to lonely virgin fat slobs…by the way how did it feel to lose today against hornets clippersrunL.A? pffff

  • Would that be the same Cavs without LeBron, Mozgov, Love, Irving, Thompson and JR Smith? You do realize Okafor was utter trash in the game right? and got outplayed by Sasha Kaun?????

  • All y’all talking about Jaime Maggio and kelly tenant, how about some Ramona Shelburne? We all know each and every one of you will do her back and front DAMN SHE GOT A RACK

  • sorry I don’t talk to lonely virgin fat slobs…by the way how did it feel to lose today against the hornets clippersrunL.A? pffff

  • Byron is not getting fired, so think of something else to talk about. He is Lakers brass and the front office loves him. Pay Attention,

  • Byron is not getting fired, so think of something else to talk about. He is Lakers brass and the front office loves him. Pay Attention,

  • have fun in the draft lotto, that is where you’ll be for years hopefully decades to come.

  • At Hibbert’s age, he will probably not be a superstar. But I hope he sticks around.

  • At Hibbert’s age, he will probably not be a superstar. But I hope he sticks around.

  • I know but he ain’t gonna be the coach after his contract is up. He’s just here to develop the young players

  • I know but he ain’t gonna be the coach after his contract is up. He’s just here to develop the young players

  • Hibbert / Black / Upshaw
    Randle / Bass / Nance / Kelly
    Bryant / Young / World Peace
    Clarkson / Williams / A. Brown
    Russell / Huertas

    Cut Sacre and Jabari Brown
    Send Holmes and Frazier to the D Leauge.

  • yeah i woke up, Bucks are still rising and Lakers still have jello asses.

  • I don’t care about the win over a non NBA team. I think this game is more of a confidence boost than anything. A game we needed. Just go out play and get comfortable with one another. I really hope we bring Russell off the bench to lead the second unit. There is no point to start Kobe Russell and Clarkson together. I said this back before SL he’s better served right now to create for the bench guys. He did a great job doing that tonight. Nice confidence boost for the team tonight.

  • Please ignore this loser he is just looking for attention. which is something he is not getting by being a Bucks fan. Bucks suck NO RING.
    STOP REPLYING TO HIS MESSAGES

  • Hibbert / Black / Upshaw
    Randle / Bass / Nance / Kelly
    Bryant / Young / World Peace
    Clarkson / Williams / A. Brown
    Russell / Huertas

    Cut Sacre and Jabari Brown
    Send Holmes and Frazier to the D Leauge.

  • I don’t care about the win over a non NBA team. I think this game is more of a confidence boost than anything. A game we needed. Just go out play and get comfortable with one another. I really hope we bring Russell off the bench to lead the second unit. There is no point to start Kobe Russell and Clarkson together. I said this back before SL he’s better served right now to create for the bench guys. He did a great job doing that tonight. Nice confidence boost for the team tonight.

  • Please ignore this loser he is just looking for attention. which is something he is not getting by being a Bucks fan. Bucks suck NO RING.
    STOP REPLYING TO HIS MESSAGES

  • Your’e such a fag, hope you tear you acl when you eventually lose your virginity

  • Your’e such a fag, hope you tear you acl when you eventually lose your virginity

  • Lol. Random imagination. I was thinking the other day like when the toes curl back when you about to nut and you tear your chiles

  • Lol. Random imagination. I was thinking the other day like when the toes curl back when you about to nut and you tear your chiles

  • Monroe – Can’t play defense, terrible athlete.
    Parker – Can’t play defense, terrible athlete.
    Antetekoumpo – Can’t do anything well except dunk the ball in the fast break.
    Middleton – Overpaid and Overrated, almost irrelevant.
    Carter-Williams – Rebounds the ball well, 0 offensive game, overrated passer.

  • Monroe – Can’t play defense, terrible athlete.
    Parker – Can’t play defense, terrible athlete.
    Antetekoumpo – Can’t do anything well except dunk the ball in the fast break.
    Middleton – Overpaid and Overrated, almost irrelevant.
    Carter-Williams – Rebounds the ball well, 0 offensive game, overrated passer.

  • No Lebron, No Love, No Irving, No Shumpert, No Mozgof lol
    and he still gets a terrible stat line.

  • After dismantling Maccabi Haifa, I’m ready to predict another NBA championship for this team. No doubt about it.

  • No Lebron, No Love, No Irving, No Shumpert, No Mozgof lol
    and he still gets a terrible stat line.

  • After dismantling Maccabi Haifa, I’m ready to predict another NBA championship for this team. No doubt about it.

  • Hibbert / Black
    Randle / Bass
    Bryant / Young
    Clarkson / Williams
    Russell / Huertas

    10 Man rotation

  • carter-Williams cant even rebound good either actually atenwahtever geekgreekfreak is a welsleyjohnson 2.0if he got posterized by johnson lastyear!

  • Hibbert / Black
    Randle / Bass
    Bryant / Young
    Clarkson / Williams
    Russell / Huertas

    10 Man rotation

  • carter-Williams cant even rebound good either actually atenwahtever geekgreekfreak is a welsleyjohnson 2.0if he got posterized by johnson lastyear!

  • don’t worry bud, the bucks will be back in the lotto in 3 years, team is too overrated

  • Hibbert/Bass
    Randle/Kelly
    Bryant/Young
    Clarkson/Williams
    Russell/Russell

    9 Man Rotation

  • Kobe – Can’t keep up in the fast break, passes to hide his ballhog stereotypes, shoots brick walls, and has a 80.0% chance of having another season/career ending injury.
    Randle – Reckless, won’t last more then 30 games, will end up suffering a season ending injury.
    Hibbert – Too slow, unmovitvated, can’t rebound or dunk even with his freakist height.
    Clarkson – Overrated, Like his teacher Kobe, is a ball hog brick layer as well.
    Russell – turnover machine, unatheltic, too slow, ass of jello.

  • don’t worry bud, the bucks will be back in the lotto in 3 years, team is too overrated

  • Hibbert/Bass
    Randle/Kelly
    Bryant/Young
    Clarkson/Williams
    Russell/Russell

    9 Man Rotation

  • actually they are bad because they exploded on themselves last playoffs and they lostt ha last game at home tto the bulls by the way it looked 100 bulls to 0 bucks!

  • actually they are bad because they exploded on themselves last playoffs and they lostt ha last game at home tto the bulls by the way it looked 100 bulls to 0 bucks!

  • LOL, I knew that would get a reaction out of your pathetic ass.
    You’re such a low life loser who hangs around a Lakers website talking about how much they suck, when your favorite team has been an overall terrible franchise and lost by 50+ points to be eliminated in the 1st round.

  • LOL, I knew that would get a reaction out of your pathetic ass.
    You’re such a low life loser who hangs around a Lakers website talking about how much they suck, when your favorite team has been an overall terrible franchise and lost by 50+ points to be eliminated in the 1st round.

  • Call me crazy, but Kelly deserves a final spot on the roster. #stretch4

  • Call me crazy, but Kelly deserves a final spot on the roster. #stretch4

  • Molly is on the no pullout list. I really like her on first take, she’s better looking than the other girl

  • the team just has a lot of inconsistencies, they’re just lucky they’re playing in a WEAK eastern conference, could barely get past .500

  • I guarantee the Milwaukee Bucks will not win a championship in your life time.

    Oh and I will murder your entire family if you ever comment on this site again.

    And I will feed you their remains after you watch it all happen.

  • Molly is on the no pullout list. I really like her on first take, she’s better looking than the other girl

  • the team just has a lot of inconsistencies, they’re just lucky they’re playing in a WEAK eastern conference, could barely get past .500

  • I guarantee the Milwaukee Bucks will not win a championship in your life time.

    Oh and I will murder your entire family if you ever comment on this site again.

    And I will feed you their remains after you watch it all happen.

  • Kelly is more efficient at the 4, didn’t you hear Stu talking about it tonight during the game

  • Kelly is more efficient at the 4, didn’t you hear Stu talking about it tonight during the game

  • the bucks will barely get anywhere this season, probably just stay around .500, maybe even lower

  • the bucks will barely get anywhere this season, probably just stay around .500, maybe even lower

  • Why are you bringing up Z-bo? You do also realize that player comparisons don’t translate to the player sharing actual tendencies or talent right? They’re 2 completely different players.

  • LOL lakers are actually going to play kobe at the 3 this season….his legs are going to finally pop off. good riddance. lol

  • Why are you bringing up Z-bo? You do also realize that player comparisons don’t translate to the player sharing actual tendencies or talent right? They’re 2 completely different players.

  • LOL lakers are actually going to play kobe at the 3 this season….his legs are going to finally pop off. good riddance. lol

  • Hibbert – 30 minutes
    Randle – 32 minutes
    Bryant – 30 minutes
    Clarkson – 32 minutes
    Russell – 32 minutes

    Black – 14 minutes
    Bass – 20 minutes
    Young – 22 minutes
    Williams- 22 minutes
    Huertas – 8 minutes

  • Hibbert – 30 minutes
    Randle – 32 minutes
    Bryant – 30 minutes
    Clarkson – 32 minutes
    Russell – 32 minutes

    Black – 14 minutes
    Bass – 20 minutes
    Young – 22 minutes
    Williams- 22 minutes
    Huertas – 8 minutes

  • Good roster. At center I would have Black backing up Hibbert against smaller front lines & Upshaw against bigger ones like Utah.

  • Good roster. At center I would have Black backing up Hibbert against smaller front lines & Upshaw against bigger ones like Utah.

  • you want to talk bricks atenwahatever 1 for 6, middleton 0 for 3 and parkerwait no statsfohim because hes a injured draft bust lottery pick!

  • you want to talk bricks atenwahatever 1 for 6, middleton 0 for 3 and parkerwait no statsfohim because hes a injured draft bust lottery pick!

  • I’d like to post my “here’s my Lakers roster list” but my mom keeps telling me to turn off the computer and go to bed.

  • I’d like to post my “here’s my Lakers roster list” but my mom keeps telling me to turn off the computer and go to bed.

  • what league are you following, moron? okafor has played like straight up ass for the past two games.

  • what league are you following, moron? okafor has played like straight up ass for the past two games.

  • don’t mind him, he was probably neglected by his mom so he’s just all angry, totally understandable

  • don’t mind him, he was probably neglected by his mom so he’s just all angry, totally understandable

  • you think Israel is a 3rd world country? No country inhabited by Jews can ever be third world. they contribute so much to the american economy. with such statements, you once again illustrate your level of ignorance.

  • you think Israel is a 3rd world country? No country inhabited by Jews can ever be third world. they contribute so much to the american economy. with such statements, you once again illustrate your level of ignorance.

  • Congratulations! The only team Byron can beat is a special Olympics team like today’s.

  • Congratulations! The only team Byron can beat is a special Olympics team like today’s.

  • ?!, JC6’s ahead of his curb, but when a non NBA team gives you probs in that dept. best to sharpen it more for the regular season. Blockhead, blockhead.

  • ?!, JC6’s ahead of the curb, but when a non NBA team gives you probs in that dept. best to sharpen it more for the regular season.

  • And he played against an average guard core….
    He’s going to look awful when he plays against any of the above average guards.

  • And he played against an average guard core….
    He’s going to look awful when he plays against any of the above average guards.

  • No because if he stay it means upshaw or black will go, we’re not keeeping 4 centers. Cut Sacre, or riot.

  • No because if he stay it means upshaw or black will go, we’re not keeeping 4 centers. Cut Sacre, or riot.

  • Yes ive been saying this aswell..tnx
    Need to build chemistry not js the starter but w/ bench team aswell. While, building his lower muscles..

  • Lol, damn I’ll post a gif if I can find those awkward inside the paint type of fadeaways. However, reply back after the Kings game and we’ll see what’s up when he plays Cousin’s and Cauley Stein. True test to his game, but he won’t get many of those inside the paint opportunities he’s had in the next few games. But as long as Randle dominates on the defensive end he’s good until he get more adapted offensively.

  • Yes ive been saying this aswell..tnx
    Need to build chemistry not js the starter but w/ bench team aswell. While, building his lower muscles..

  • Lol, damn I’ll post a gif if I can find those awkward inside the paint type of fadeaways. However, reply back after the Kings game and we’ll see what’s up when he plays Cousin’s and Cauley Stein. True test to his game, but he won’t get many of those inside the paint opportunities he’s had in the next few games. But as long as Randle dominates on the defensive end he’s good until he get more adapted offensively.

  • That’s hard to say, this team was not really a challenge so yes the Lakers looked good but also fell short on their first 3 games, especially in the 2nd half, so what is the problem are they to tired at the 2nd half or is the 2nd team not talented enough to help the first team, also is Byron not able to make the correct rotations or call the correct plays, they just seem to be out of something in the 2nd half and my guess would be Byron is running them to much and they just run out of gas at the 2nd half, plus when we start out with 6 injured or hurt players right off the bat, that to me points to Byron, imo.

  • That’s hard to say, this team was not really a challenge so yes the Lakers looked good but also fell short on their first 3 games, especially in the 2nd half, so what is the problem are they to tired at the 2nd half or is the 2nd team not talented enough to help the first team, also is Byron not able to make the correct rotations or call the correct plays, they just seem to be out of something in the 2nd half and my guess would be Byron is running them to much and they just run out of gas at the 2nd half, plus when we start out with 6 injured or hurt players right off the bat, that to me points to Byron, imo.

  • young wont be traded and today [rove why. the only way young is traded is if we are out of the playoffs by the traded dead line and some team overpays for him

  • young wont be traded and today [rove why. the only way young is traded is if we are out of the playoffs by the traded dead line and some team overpays for him

  • He’s compared to Z-Bo, Randle’s viewed with similar type of play. Although, a vet Z-Bo has more defined type of handles inside to be able to finish inside the paint. Randle just seems to be forcing to many plays inside 9taking the harder road) as opposed to score with ease. But a lot of work left just like many within the youth movement.

  • He’s compared to Z-Bo, Randle’s viewed with similar type of play. Although, a vet Z-Bo has more defined type of handles inside to be able to finish inside the paint. Randle just seems to be forcing to many plays inside 9taking the harder road) as opposed to score with ease. But a lot of work left just like many within the youth movement.

  • If we keep moving the ball like this, we could do some things. Even though we dominated a weak team it could be a sign of things to come.

  • If we keep moving the ball like this, we could do some things. Even though we dominated a weak team it could be a sign of things to come.

  • kobe can move off ball because he is a great shooter.

    jc is not as this pr season has proven

  • kobe can move off ball because he is a great shooter.

    jc is not as this pr season has proven

  • kobe does not hog the ball he teamates give him the ball then stop playing and become statues

  • kobe does not hog the ball he teamates give him the ball then stop playing and become statues

  • an expected win vs a non NBA team. iam I da only dat recognize D Russ has a hard time beating guys off dribble. as a lottery pick pg he should live in da paint or dead eye jump shooter

  • an expected win vs a non NBA team. iam I da only dat recognize D Russ has a hard time beating guys off dribble. as a lottery pick pg he should live in da paint or dead eye jump shooter

  • Russ should start. 2nd unit just needs a facilitator, we have Huertas for that but he hasn’t been able to play yet

  • Russ should start. 2nd unit just needs a facilitator, we have Huertas for that but he hasn’t been able to play yet

  • He don’t have a nasty first step like Clarkson and isn’t that athletic. Wondering how he will get past some good defensive PG’s like Rondo, Westbrook and Beverly.

  • He don’t have a nasty first step like Clarkson and isn’t that athletic. Wondering how he will get past some good defensive PG’s like Rondo, Westbrook and Beverly.

  • true if we can get that same kind of play from him on the second unit they will get alot of easy buckets plus huertas can shoot too.

  • true if we can get that same kind of play from him on the second unit they will get alot of easy buckets plus huertas can shoot too.

  • Glad for WIN. Yes !! Now, Laker D, need to step up – 2 many flat footed, switching, and every D player has to know where ball is, at ALL times. I like the Great James Worthy comment on Access, “. . . (Isreal Team) really not that good of a team, to be playing against NBA Teams”. SPOT On. Offensively, 22 turnovers. Against a NBA Team, that will hurt, real bad

  • Lol, wouldn’t necessarily classify that % as shooting (jumpers). We’ll find out given the remainder of the games are against team’s who’d be buying for a lower seed playoff spot (excluding the Warrior’s).

  • Glad for WIN. Yes !! Now, Laker D, need to step up – 2 many flat footed, switching, and every D player has to know where ball is, at ALL times. I like the Great James Worthy comment on Access, “. . . (Isreal Team) really not that good of a team, to be playing against NBA Teams”. SPOT On. Offensively, 22 turnovers. Against a NBA Team, that will hurt, real bad

  • Lol, wouldn’t necessarily classify that % as shooting (jumpers). We’ll find out given the remainder of the games are against team’s who’d be buying for a lower seed playoff spot (excluding the Warrior’s).

  • I LOVED the starting line-up, a little better !! Coach is making some pretty smart adjustments, wow. Would Love to See Sweet Lou, run offense, with Swag, KB, Upshaw and Hibbert. This would be a High – Powered Offense, that translate to Stellar Defense, cause Upshaw will HELP Hibbert when Hibbert lapses on the Defense – end. (Which happened a Lot, in first half, with Roy making terrible D decisions – Scare, Black, Randal, Clarkson were sloppy on D end too)

  • I LOVED the starting line-up, a little better !! Coach is making some pretty smart adjustments, wow. Would Love to See Sweet Lou, run offense, with Swag, KB, Upshaw and Hibbert. This would be a High – Powered Offense, that translate to Stellar Defense, cause Upshaw will HELP Hibbert when Hibbert lapses on the Defense – end. (Which happened a Lot, in first half, with Roy making terrible D decisions – Scare, Black, Randal, Clarkson were sloppy on D end too)

  • Randal – Defense? ? One the main reasons, I like Bass, Anthony Brown over Randal ? Both Bass, and Abro are / tend to be more active on the Defense end, and Randal does not / will not / can NOT Help Hibbert on D. Randal unable to switch, most of the time, but when under basket Randal is Severely UNDER SIZE when trying to Help out Hibbert. I would like to See Upshaw and Hibbert, for at least 24 min

  • Randal – Defense? ? One the main reasons, I like Bass, Anthony Brown over Randal ? Both Bass, and Abro are / tend to be more active on the Defense end, and Randal does not / will not / can NOT Help Hibbert on D. Randal unable to switch, most of the time, but when under basket Randal is Severely UNDER SIZE when trying to Help out Hibbert. I would like to See Upshaw and Hibbert, for at least 24 min

  • Or maybe they had a 51 point lead and JC was cruising? Is he the guard for the Lakers or you blockhead? Has your head healed up yet from the lobotomy?

  • Or maybe they had a 51 point lead and JC was cruising? Is he the guard for the Lakers or you blockhead? Has your head healed up yet from the lobotomy?

  • Caught JC6’s slight trouble in the first half smelly. He’s good BUT he’ll encounter tougher pressure down the road depending on the situation(s) = change of momentum, @ clutch times, etc which may eventually lead to some TO’s (hopefully not during crucial moments of the game).

  • Caught JC6’s slight trouble in the first half smelly. He’s good BUT he’ll encounter tougher pressure down the road depending on the situation(s) = change of momentum, @ clutch times, etc which may eventually lead to some TO’s (hopefully not during crucial moments of a game).

  • Randal, one of the possible, future faces of the Lakers – Julius needs to Dramatically improve D. And I PRAY, that comes with YEARS in NBA. If Randal, learns how to play the Angles, read the Defense, Move his feet, get quicker at deciding Who to Guard – then Randal may be on Road to being a complete player. There were times, where Julius stood and Watched D un-fold, No attempt. One time, in first half Abro was beat, trailing behind his player, Player goes RIGHT by Randal. I’m thinking, Randal could have just took ONE step to his right . . . WoW

  • Randal, one of the possible, future faces of the Lakers – Julius needs to Dramatically improve D. And I PRAY, that comes with YEARS in NBA. If Randal, learns how to play the Angles, read the Defense, Move his feet, get quicker at deciding Who to Guard – then Randal may be on Road to being a complete player. There were times, where Julius stood and Watched D un-fold, No attempt. One time, in first half Abro was beat, trailing behind his player, Player goes RIGHT by Randal. I’m thinking, Randal could have just took ONE step to his right . . . WoW

  • Clarkson . . . where do I begin ? ? On Defense, if Jordan has no foot speed, or gets lost on D due to a little shake and Bake, then Sag off your man . . . too many times, guards were Waltzing into the paint, causing Hibbert into making poor D decisions cause Hibbert was unaware or was reacting too late !! I think clarkson, like Randal are way to offensive minded, in their young, young second years, also current Lakers ALL can score (well not all on a night to night basis, except KB, Lou, Swag, Randal)

  • Clarkson . . . where do I begin ? ? On Defense, if Jordan has no foot speed, or gets lost on D due to a little shake and Bake, then Sag off your man . . . too many times, guards were Waltzing into the paint, causing Hibbert into making poor D decisions cause Hibbert was unaware or was reacting too late !! I think clarkson, like Randal are way to offensive minded, in their young, young second years, also current Lakers ALL can score (well not all on a night to night basis, except KB, Lou, Swag, Randal)

  • everygame but this game has been vs potional playoff teams and he has shot over 50% in each but one

  • i feel this year we have the potential to be a top 10 defense with hibbert anchoring the middle we can hold most teams to under 100 pts if this happens we will be in the playoffs

  • everygame but this game has been vs potional playoff teams and he has shot over 50% in each but one

  • i feel this year we have the potential to be a top 10 defense with hibbert anchoring the middle we can hold most teams to under 100 pts if this happens we will be in the playoffs

  • the good news is that were starting to see a rotation and you can see that the issues we have had in the games are being worked on

  • Black, Kelly . . . Not too sure, What they were doing on D against Israel ? ? There was absolutely NO good decision on D. They were either out of position, unable to read the D, or Jumping Up trying to block shots, leaving them off-Balance and their man, going right around them. But if BS wants to keep one of these guys? idk . . . I think without their feet on the floor, solid switching, which was totally absent tonight. . . Jeez ! I just don’t know. Roy needs help, more when Roy makes the wrong D choice on his switching, and these two were unable to produce anything that resembles Defense tonight, against a weak team

  • the good news is that were starting to see a rotation and you can see that the issues we have had in the games are being worked on

  • Black, Kelly . . . Not too sure, What they were doing on D against Israel ? ? There was absolutely NO good decision on D. They were either out of position, unable to read the D, or Jumping Up trying to block shots, leaving them off-Balance and their man, going right around them. But if BS wants to keep one of these guys? idk . . . I think without their feet on the floor, solid switching, which was totally absent tonight. . . Jeez ! I just don’t know. Roy needs help, more when Roy makes the wrong D choice on his switching, and these two were unable to produce anything that resembles Defense tonight, against a weak team

  • You have no idea what you’re talking about. The other post about randle is crap as well.

    Who on earth would put 3 SGs and two legit Cs on the floor at the same time? Clogs the paint, the offense will be 3 on 5…so many problems it’s not even worth discussing

  • You have no idea what you’re talking about. The other post about randle is crap as well.

    Who on earth would put 3 SGs and two legit Cs on the floor at the same time? Clogs the paint, the offense will be 3 on 5…so many problems it’s not even worth discussing

  • I know if Randal REALLY puts his mind to playing D, and not just Bully BB – which will just get him fouled out, I would absolutely call Randal a Complete player. But like what I do see, at times, just NEEDS to get Real when it comes to D ! With Randal’s current D, it is like Lakers are Now playing 4 on 5

  • I know if Randal REALLY puts his mind to playing D, and not just Bully BB – which will just get him fouled out, I would absolutely call Randal a Complete player. But like what I do see, at times, just NEEDS to get Real when it comes to D ! With Randal’s current D, it is like Lakers are Now playing 4 on 5

  • thats timing and experience which will come with time.

    but its not just on randle. hibbert has been great but at times he is over helping.

  • thats timing and experience which will come with time.

    but its not just on randle. hibbert has been great but at times he is over helping.

  • Agreed but it will never be any of the above mentioned, but another former Laker Tyron Lue.

  • Cuz Kelly was playing against an inferior team. He had confidence. His future is clear, If he can light up the d league and this Israel team, yet hides in his shell against nba teams…he belongs in another league

    The Lakers need 3pt shooting, so they might keep him in case he can turn it around. It’s unlikely. Especially since his primary position would be clogged up with jr and bass

  • Agreed but it will never be any of the above mentioned, but another former Laker Tyron Lue.

  • Cuz Kelly was playing against an inferior team. He had confidence. His future is clear, If he can light up the d league and this Israel team, yet hides in his shell against nba teams…he belongs in another league

    The Lakers need 3pt shooting, so they might keep him in case he can turn it around. It’s unlikely. Especially since his primary position would be clogged up with jr and bass

  • I would like to see, clog the middle. It hasn’t happened yet, nor any game I watched since, summer league till now. 2 of those sg’s have serious SOLID size, translates to a Defense that Will slow down any NBA team. And Lou, according to Stu Lance, “. . . that kid can just throw down points on offense, . . . and we can expect that alot this year”. I agree with statement about Lou – He’s ready NOW, and not 2-3 yrs from now

  • i would still pick okafor and lawson over russ and hibbert for this season but ihope they prove me wrong

  • I would like to see, clog the middle. It hasn’t happened yet, nor any game I watched since, summer league till now. 2 of those sg’s have serious SOLID size, translates to a Defense that Will slow down any NBA team. And Lou, according to Stu Lance, “. . . that kid can just throw down points on offense, . . . and we can expect that alot this year”. I agree with statement about Lou – He’s ready NOW, and not 2-3 yrs from now

  • True, true . . . Great comment. You know, when Lakers went 21-61, I think doing (or at least Look like attempting) to do the right thing on D, while in Pre-Season Lakers may begin starting season on a positive run . . . When the Bigs, inclu Randal REFUSE to play D . . . coach just needs to sit them down, Jeez idk But have to start now, playing D setting the tone

  • True, true . . . Great comment. You know, when Lakers went 21-61, I think doing (or at least Look like attempting) to do the right thing on D, while in Pre-Season Lakers may begin starting season on a positive run . . . When the Bigs, inclu Randal REFUSE to play D . . . coach just needs to sit them down, Jeez idk But have to start now, playing D setting the tone

  • Sorry, I am still not convinced Russell has done enough to start. Can’t get on board just yet. Let’s see a few more games.

  • Sorry, I am still not convinced Russell has done enough to start. Can’t get on board just yet. Let’s see a few more games.

  • Now we all know why the front office choose D Angelo Russell for the second pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. This young kid played so beautifully and I would bet he said to himself take that Los Angeles because you will witness this young kid play ball like some Hall of Famer. And indeed he did. He made his team mates better. This will be a long haul for us but a very bright future for the franchise. Mitch Kupchak I agree would regret passing another Michael Jordan. Forgive me Mr Russels but tonights game changed my doubtst about you. I think Kobe Bryant wish was granted for another great point guard. Lakerdom will be great again.

  • Now we all know why the front office choose D Angelo Russell for the second pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. This young kid played so beautifully and I would bet he said to himself take that Los Angeles because you will witness this young kid play ball like some Hall of Famer. And indeed he did. He made his team mates better. This will be a long haul for us but a very bright future for the franchise. Mitch Kupchak I agree would have regretted passing another Michael Jordan. Forgive me Mr Russels but tonights game changed my doubts about you. I think Kobe Bryant wish was granted for another great point guard. Lakerdom will be great again.

  • OMG, I sooo agree !! The Most INTELLIGENT comment I read, since that Draft Day !!! Wow, thought I was alone ? (whew – wiping my brow with my sleeve, lol) I seen two lapses of Mental breakdowns in first half, one errand pass intended for Sweet Lou; and the second errand pass intended for Kobe. I have watched, re-watched tape on DR, and found some other Ohio St guy running their offense, but honestly – I too would probably need at least till end of pre-season, to make my FINAL determination. (Good gracious, hope I’m not being stupid in requesting additional looks at DR before saying, “I’m just not seeing it Bro, sorry”) But lets give DR a few more minutes and put as Point Guard again, against Sacramento Queens – hope I’m wrong dude

  • OMG, I sooo agree !! The Most INTELLIGENT comment I read, since that Draft Day !!! Wow, thought I was alone ? (whew – wiping my brow with my sleeve, lol) I seen two lapses of Mental breakdowns in first half, one errand pass intended for Sweet Lou; and the second errand pass intended for Kobe. I have watched, re-watched tape on DR, and found some other Ohio St guy running their offense, but honestly – I too would probably need at least till end of pre-season, to make my FINAL determination. (Good gracious, hope I’m not being stupid in requesting additional looks at DR before saying, “I’m just not seeing it Bro, sorry”) But lets give DR a few more minutes and put as Point Guard again, against Sacramento Queens – hope I’m wrong dude

  • Example, bigs don’t go for these types of shots inside. Some guards like ex. (Kobe) are more comfortable with these types of shots. As from the start of the GIF Randle can settle for a jumper but as it’s been shown thus far with his hesitance to shoot he settles for tougher/awkward shots (inside) as opposed to easier shots.

    Don’t think Randle will be able to hit this type of shot consistently (aside of the odds being against him) since he’s not a jumper shooter. IMO, simplify the game by learning the position first and then incorporating some new skills rather than force things.

  • Example, bigs don’t go for these types of shots inside. Some guards like ex. (Kobe) hit them with their eyes closed. From the start of the GIF once can see that Randle can settle for a jumper but settles for tougher/awkward shots (inside) as opposed to easier shots.

    Don’t think Randle will be able to hit this type of shot consistently (aside of the odds being against him) since it doesn’t appear to be in his repertoire (yet?). Simplify the game by learning the position first and then incorporating some new skills down the road rather than force things to happen.

  • i think having a true point gaurd on the floor with him and him playing his natural position helped him make those wide open shots. Kelly can flat out shoot and with proper ball movement there will be alot of open shots. and lets face it he will propbaby be the 3rd string 4 and be inserted in to spread the floor. and this year you really have to respect everyone on the floor which will leave guys like kelly and a brown wide open for those 3s

  • i think having a true point gaurd on the floor with him and him playing his natural position helped him make those wide open shots. Kelly can flat out shoot and with proper ball movement there will be alot of open shots. and lets face it he will propbaby be the 3rd string 4 and be inserted in to spread the floor. and this year you really have to respect everyone on the floor which will leave guys like kelly and a brown wide open for those 3s

  • I see we are going to fight all this season too. I watched the game, Dimmy, it was more bothersome than troublesome-meaning he could handle it but wasn’t playing at full speed like everyone else as it is preseason. He experienced this already when the Clippers/CP3 did it to him and he bounced back, blockhead. Harden, a MVP front runner, had 13 turnovers in a critical wcf game. It happens. I think JC will be fine.

  • I see we are going to fight all this season too. I watched the game, Dimmy, it was more bothersome than troublesome-meaning he could handle it but wasn’t playing at full speed like everyone else as it is preseason. He experienced this already when the Clippers/CP3 did it to him and he bounced back, blockhead. Harden, a MVP front runner, had 13 turnovers in a critical wcf game. It happens. I think JC will be fine.

  • How many shots out of tehn do you think Randle be able to make while being pressure. Look at the GIF (posted) atop.

  • How many of those shots out of 10 do you think Randle be able to make while being pressure. Look at the GIF (posted) below.

  • Well then who? Huertas is injured and Clarkson/Williams aren’t NBA starters at the #1.

    Best to sink or swim with the rookie and see what he’s made of.

  • Well then who? Huertas is injured and Clarkson/Williams aren’t NBA starters at the #1.

    Best to sink or swim with the rookie and see what he’s made of.

  • And no, you can’t take anything away form this game other than the fact that the Lakers won big like they should….and nobody got hurt.

  • And no, you can’t take anything away form this game other than the fact that the Lakers won big like they should….and nobody got hurt.

  • Sacre’s that dude that will forever make you say,”Man, if i had that body and height to go with my skill…”, which makes him worse because there’s virtually no reason for him to not be good at SOMETHING basketball related just by default due to his body.

    Friggin’ Howard is a low-skilled basketball player with little to no post up moves but he still manages to put up points and play good D thanks in large part to his athletic body.

  • Jabari can actually play and light it up! He fucked himself out there doing too much smh gone

  • Sacre’s that dude that will forever make you say,”Man, if i had that body and height to go with my skill…”, which makes him worse because there’s virtually no reason for him to not be good at SOMETHING basketball related just by default due to his body.

    Friggin’ Howard is a low-skilled basketball player with little to no post up moves but he still manages to put up points and play good D thanks in large part to his athletic body.

  • Jabari can actually play and light it up! He fucked himself out there doing too much smh gone

  • ?!, You initiate arguments. You’ve trolled since the start, DP and others. But this is as a far as you’ll get :O. You call it rants and I call them observations. I’m more for being opinionated as opposed to verbally bashful to help address holes that will only make them better players once they improve upon them. 😛

  • ?!, You initiate arguments. You’ve trolled since the start, DP and others. But this is as a far as you’ll get :O. You call it rants and I call them observations. I’m more opinionated as opposed to verbally bashful (as others are) to help address holes that will only make them better players once they improve upon those weaknesses. 😛

    Keeping it real, they want the notoriety and acclaim? Comes at a price, thru hard work. Can’t handle the heat, get out the kitchen. You couldn’t boil two eggs could you? lol

  • Well, don’t get me wrong. I am not playing coach here. Just sharing my observation, perhaps some expectation management. You know the saying you set your sight too high, the harder you fall. The fact that he IS the designated Starter even before the summer league starts troubles me. As you pointed, the fact that we MAY NOT have a better option at starting point other than a rookie, troubles me. BUT, I hope it turns out well, especially if you are right that he is our best option now.

  • Well, don’t get me wrong. I am not playing coach here. Just sharing my observation, perhaps some expectation management. You know the saying you set your sight too high, the harder you fall. The fact that he IS the designated Starter even before the summer league starts troubles me. As you pointed, the fact that we MAY NOT have a better option at starting point other than a rookie, troubles me too. BUT, I hope it turns out well, especially if you are right that he is our best option now.

  • Good point, also there was an inbounds play where Russell had to run pass the bench, he was told to shoot and that’s when he made the 3 go back n see it folks

  • Lol, been here since DH’s departure, Mitch’s vision was to reduce the cap (2014) and go after a big fish. That didn’t pan out (Mitch’s vision) given players want to compete/contend now not down the road (brought that up back then too).

    Mitch’s done a good job this past off season, as well as the scouts with last years draft gem (JC6). But given changes are VERY likely to take place (atop management) per FO’s false promises their plan failed. Thankfully the youth movement that was initiated last summer has produced some results to increase the odds of a better future 3-4+ yrs from now.

  • Good point, also there was an inbounds play where Russell had to run pass the bench, he was told to shoot and that’s when he made the 3 go back n see it folks

  • Been here since DH’s departure, Mitch’s vision was to reduce the cap (2014) and go after a big fish down the road. Didn’t pan out given players want to compete/contend now not down the road (brought that up back then too). Mitch’s done a good job this past off season, as well as the scouts with last years draft gem (JC6).

    Changes are VERY likely to take place (management) per FO’s false promises, their plan failed. Thankfully the youth movement that was initiated last summer has produced some results to increase the odds of a better future 3-4+ yrs from now.

  • WTH?!, you’ve just proven my point?.. Why take awkward shots that he has yet to utilize in his arsenal? There’s simpler awkward shots that he’s attempted closer to the rim.

  • WTH?!, you’ve just proven my point?.. Why take awkward shots that he has yet to utilize in his arsenal? There’s simpler other awkward shots that he’s attempted closer to the rim.

  • No traffic on that piece of shit team site, no history, no storyline, no superstar, nothing exciting no news!
    Thirdeyejokess

  • No traffic on that piece of shit team site, no history, no storyline, no superstar, nothing exciting no news!
    Thirdeyejokess

  • For those that don’t know : Mind blowing stat,
    last season Jordan Clarkson per 36 min. Outscored, out rebound, out assist, out stole Andrew Wiggins . Chris Palmer; Bleacher Report on twc access sportsnet

  • For those that don’t know : Mind blowing stat,
    last season Jordan Clarkson per 36 min. Outscored, out rebound, out assist, out stole Andrew Wiggins . Chris Palmer; Bleacher Report on twc access sportsnet

  • This years final cuts are the hardest I can recall , just hope we don’t lose Upshaw !

  • This years final cuts are the hardest I can recall , just hope we don’t lose Upshaw !

  • It’s true i heard Byron Scott interview huertas lou swaggy kelly bass that’s a niiice bench!

  • It’s true i heard Byron Scott interview huertas lou swaggy kelly bass that’s a niiice bench!

  • What do you guys think about jordan Clarkson? I don’t think he’s been getting any recognition since D’Angelo and Julius Randle curiosity has been taking the spot light. Seriously! understand something, without jordan, and kobe. D’angelo would be on lock and Julius would foul out in the first quarter.  I love the unselfishness by D’Angelo but, don’t forget we also got him because they thought he could shoot. Other wise they would of kept Kendall Marshall. All I’m saying is he’s too focused on passing. We don’t even know if he can shoot on a nba level yet. More turn overs about to come from him when the games actually count if he thinks he can keep getting people with the no look passes and have 0 points. Atleast nash, curry, and cp3 knows when to attack. Also julius needs to get a jump shot going because, players are going to start testing his range come game time when it really counts he just seems one dimensional, and I don’t care who you are if a person gives you space, you’re not beating them to the basket without getting banged up or getting called for a charge 99%”of the time.
    Reason why jordan gets to the rim so much is because, he knows when to pull up, when to pass, when to take it in. On top of that he has fast hands, feet and can jump high. Russell needs to model he’s game after curry, and julius needs a jumpshot and needs to chillout and stop moving at 100mph all game. Mwp needs to stop telling him to be more aggressive he’s wasting energy by trying to go around small players when he can just back them up when he’s way better. And Russell needs to blow pass his man when they’re all up on you while you that far back.

  • What do you guys think about jordan Clarkson? I don’t think he’s been getting any recognition since D’Angelo and Julius Randle curiosity has been taking the spot light. Seriously! understand something, without jordan, and kobe. D’angelo would be on lock and Julius would foul out in the first quarter.  I love the unselfishness by D’Angelo but, don’t forget we also got him because they thought he could shoot. Other wise they would of kept Kendall Marshall. All I’m saying is he’s too focused on passing. We don’t even know if he can shoot on a nba level yet. More turn overs about to come from him when the games actually count if he thinks he can keep getting people with the no look passes and have 0 points. Atleast nash, curry, and cp3 knows when to attack. Also julius needs to get a jump shot going because, players are going to start testing his range come game time when it really counts he just seems one dimensional, and I don’t care who you are if a person gives you space, you’re not beating them to the basket without getting banged up or getting called for a charge 99%”of the time.
    Reason why jordan gets to the rim so much is because, he knows when to pull up, when to pass, when to take it in. On top of that he has fast hands, feet and can jump high. Russell needs to model he’s game after curry, and julius needs a jumpshot and needs to chillout and stop moving at 100mph all game. Mwp needs to stop telling him to be more aggressive he’s wasting energy by trying to go around small players when he can just back them up when he’s way better. And Russell needs to blow pass his man when they’re all up on you while you that far back.

  • Kelly seems to be coming around too which makes it even tougher for those last final cuts .

  • Kelly seems to be coming around too which makes it even tougher for those last final cuts .

  • “IF” the decision was made prior to the start of the season to waive Sacre and Kelly, I’d consider assembling a package to trade both for cash.

    Don’t think the Lakers could get a 2nd round pck given their cheap $$ which makes them easy to be picked up from waivers.

  • “IF” the decision was made prior to the start of the season to waive Sacre and Kelly, I’d consider assembling a package to trade both for cash.

    Don’t think the Lakers could get a 2nd round pck given their cheap $$ which makes them easy to be picked up from waivers.

  • Thats how you know its ray sapiens right there. ” lakers play for draft picks”. Theres only one dumbass that says that on this site. Seriously homo_sapiens…get a life bruh.w

  • Thats how you know its ray sapiens right there. ” lakers play for draft picks”. Theres only one dumbass that says that on this site. Seriously homo_sapiens…get a life bruh.w

  • Russell was just getting back into the flow. Right now this team doesn’t need him to be a scorer with so many other options

  • Russell was just getting back into the flow. Right now this team doesn’t need him to be a scorer with so many other options

  • Please name one consist scorer Lakers have right now. But, and there is nothing wrong with getting into the flow of thangs. But, do me a favor. Go watch his passes over, you’ll see he was not creating for others like Kobe Bryant and jordan. D’angelo just holds the ball intel someone gets open then pass, also he needs a screen everytime to get open. All I’m saying is at times he is way to relax and if people don’t repect your shot they will cheat or they will lock you up. You know I’m telling the truth. I’m a big laker fan. But I see things that are starting to scare me.

  • Please name one consist scorer Lakers have right now. But, and there is nothing wrong with getting into the flow of thangs. But, do me a favor. Go watch his passes over, you’ll see he was not creating for others like Kobe Bryant and jordan. D’angelo just holds the ball intel someone gets open then pass, also he needs a screen everytime to get open. All I’m saying is at times he is way to relax and if people don’t repect your shot they will cheat or they will lock you up. You know I’m telling the truth. I’m a big laker fan. But I see things that are starting to scare me.

  • I want the article tho’ because the comments section is going to be sooooo much fun since this has been a long time coming for many. lol

  • I want the article tho’ because the comments section is going to be sooooo much fun since this has been a long time coming for many. lol

  • I just hope Kelly keeps playing like that. I hate when a player shows up like that for games that don’t matter and we keep him and then they flatline.

  • I just hope Kelly keeps playing like that. I hate when a player shows up like that for games that don’t matter and we keep him and then they flatline.

  • Sacre’s a given. I’m not sure why folks are so high on Frazier. It could be the lack of minutes but so far, what I’ve seen of him, he’s nothing special. I’m partial to Jabari tho’.

  • Sacre’s a given. I’m not sure why folks are so high on Frazier. It could be the lack of minutes but so far, what I’ve seen of him, he’s nothing special. I’m partial to Jabari tho’.

  • Good to see a win but let’s see how they play against real NBA competition Tues nite. Still concerned about the center position if Hibbert gets hurt. Black & Bass can probably do OK against smaller front lines but what about against bigger ones? Upshaw is still developing & Sacre hasn’t done anything in 3 years.

  • Good to see a win but let’s see how they play against real NBA competition Tues nite. Still concerned about the center position if Hibbert gets hurt. Black & Bass can probably do OK against smaller front lines but what about against bigger ones? Upshaw is still developing & Sacre hasn’t done anything in 3 years.

  • He’s played in only two preseason games. He’ll get better and it will take time for him to develop. And he is already one of the best passers in the nba

  • He’s played in only two preseason games. He’ll get better and it will take time for him to develop. And he is already one of the best passers in the nba

  • I only troll you cause it’s fun and you used to do it to me too. DP? Not really. I only respond to him if necessary. JC is perfection though so…plus he’s better than Marshon Brooks.

    I can do more than boil two eggs but of what relevance is this question Dim? Shouldn’t you be slapping kids asses and worrying about not going to prison for it?

  • I only troll you cause it’s fun and you used to do it to me too. DP? Not really. I only respond to him if necessary. JC is perfection though so…plus he’s better than Marshon Brooks.

    I can do more than boil two eggs but of what relevance is this question Dim? Shouldn’t you be slapping kids asses and worrying about not going to prison for it?

  • Hibbert is the smartest thing the FO has done lately. Lou Williams should be a starter. Let Russell earn his minutes.

  • Hibbert is the smartest thing the FO has done lately. Lou Williams should be a starter. Let Russell earn his minutes.

  • Macabbi almost beat Memphis earlier this week so I guess Lakers are better than Memphis

  • Macabbi almost beat Memphis earlier this week so I guess Lakers are better than Memphis

  • He’s in the NBA now and defense of good teams will not permit those college shots.

  • He’s in the NBA now and defense of good teams will not permit those college shots.

  • Different style of basketball. Memphis style kinda gives every team a chance to be in the game. Slow, half court, throw it inside, poor outside shooters, and almost no one on one outside threat.

    The Lakers are playing faster and with more fluidity. Not necessarily fast as in running, but simply pushing the ball after a rebound and ball movement. As chemistry improves, ball movement should get even better and TOs should diminish

  • Different style of basketball. Memphis style kinda gives every team a chance to be in the game. Slow, half court, throw it inside, poor outside shooters, and almost no one on one outside threat.

    The Lakers are playing faster and with more fluidity. Not necessarily fast as in running, but simply pushing the ball after a rebound and ball movement. As chemistry improves, ball movement should get even better and TOs should diminish

  • Jabari can score. If he’s let go, a team will pick him up. Solid scorer

  • @Jim2
    If you want to be part of this community this is what you need to do:

    1) Not come here to bash or hate.
    You don’t have to like a player but don’t HATE on Kobe or talk trash.
    2) Give your opinion and be respectful towards others opinions.
    3) Sign up with a Disqus account instead of a guest account.

  • @Jim2
    If you want to be part of this community this is what you need to do:

    1) Not come here to bash or hate.
    You don’t have to like a player but don’t HATE on Kobe or talk trash.
    2) Give your opinion and be respectful towards others opinions.
    3) Sign up with a Disqus account instead of a guest account.

  • He doesn’t show that type of confidence against nba teams. The only asset he can bring to the Lakers is 3pt shooting…and that’s if he improves consistency. Otherwise, he does nothing.

    Let’s not forget we already have bass, randle, and nance at the 4. This would push Kelly to the 3, a position he is not comfortable in to say the least

  • He doesn’t show that type of confidence against nba teams. The only asset he can bring to the Lakers is 3pt shooting…and that’s if he improves consistency. Otherwise, he does nothing.

    Let’s not forget we already have bass, randle, and nance at the 4. This would push Kelly to the 3, a position he is not comfortable in to say the least

  • He’s really trying to prove himself and that’s where he fucked up. He should let the game come to him. He doesn’t have too many more shots at it, has to drop at least 20 with 80% shooting in the next few games if he wants that spot.

  • He’s really trying to prove himself and that’s where he fucked up. He should let the game come to him. He doesn’t have too many more shots at it, has to drop at least 20 with 80% shooting in the next few games if he wants that spot.

  • I don’t see any problem with Randles style of play, on the contrary, that style of play is what separates him from your average player.

    Very few players have the skills and determination required to pull off the style of play that Randle can.

    The very thing that you are criticising is a GIFT!

  • I don’t see any problem with Randles style of play, on the contrary, that style of play is what separates him from your average player.

    Very few players have the skills and determination required to pull off the style of play that Randle can.

    The very thing that you are criticising is a GIFT!

  • I agree with you that the concern with Russell is his ability to get to the rim. Saw that from day 1. If non-superstars like Burks, Lowry can dominate a Laker defense with their penetration-dish, why can’t we have our guy doing that. Most qualified is JC but he’s still learning court vision.

    Russell is more a in the pocket passer, he’s good at it but teams can adjust by sticking with all the cutters, then he’ll have to create his own shot or require pick. The NBA requires more of a Michael vick QB. How DR gets his own shot will be key to his success. Otherwise his career would go the route of a Mark Jackson. Floor leader, great passing, decent outside shooting but not a goto scorer. a version of Mark Jackson is a nice pickup but personally i’d shoot for more.

  • please waive sacre and kelly.
    then send frazier and holmes to the Dleague.
    we need to sign MWP, upshaw, jabari brown, and tariq black.
    we need them for a playoff push.