Game Recap: Lakers Fall Short Against Mavs To End Road Trip
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BY TEMITAYO OSILESI

The Lakers traveled to Dallas to face the Mavericks and accomplish two goals, even their series matchup and end their three-game slide. The team’s first win of the season came against the Brooklyn Nets last Friday and since then the team has yet to earn another, however, improvement has been apparent.

In the most recent game against he Orlando Magic, the Lakers had played well. The Lakers former No. 2 pick D’Angelo Russell had his best game this season, Russell showed aggressiveness while maintaining the pace. Kobe had been out for back-to-back games on the road trip with a sore back. With less pressure from playing alongside future Hall of Famer, the rookie responded positively. Kobe has been inserted into the starting lineup once again, and it’s vital to the team’s success that he stay aggressive on both ends of the court. As far as the Mavericks are concerned, Chandler Parsons is still looking to have his comeback game producing as he can and has before his most recent injury.

First Quarter

The Los Angeles Lakers started the game with a decent offensive flow but missed their first two buckets. The first player to score for the Lakers was Kobe Bryant on his signature fadeaway, which he scored consecutively from each elbow. The Lakers lead the Mavericks 4-0. The Lakers started with decent defense and Jordan Clarkson grabbed his fist steal and the Lakers first fastbreak bucket. With high activity and finally the Lakers’ defense gave way to the fist bucket scored by the Mavericks. The Lakers’ offense continued to click, and D’Angelo Russell had assisted on the next two possessions giving Clarkson and Bryant their first three-point makes. The next few possessions happened sloppily, however, with 6 minutes left in the game the Lakers found themselves up 19-9. Lou Williams was the first player off the bench for Jordan Clarkson, and the Mavericks went on a 9-0 run. With about four minutes left in the first quarter, Nick Young had entered the game replacing Russell, and the Mavericks seemed to finally arrive at the stadium dissolving the 10-point lead the Lakers had. Largely due to Charlie Villanueva, who had scored on his first two three-point shots. The Lakers poorly defend the three-point shot of the Mavericks to allow a five-point lead with the game in the Mavericks control at 29-24.

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Second Quarter

The Dallas Mavericks scored their first possession in the second quarter taking their lead to the highest of the game. Kobe, now playing with the bench unit, had continued to be perfect from the field scoring the first bucket for the Lakers in the second quarter. Dirk Nowitzki had started to grove within his teams offense and consistently forced a switch of a Laker guard onto him creating a mismatch. After a few Mavericks scores, Nick Young was subbed and the Lakers’ second starter back was Jordan Clarkson. Lakers now down six with the game at 35-29. Close to midway through the game after his first made basket Larry Nance Jr is subbed for Julius Randle. As soon as he entered the game Julius looked to make a difference and assisted Jordan Clarkson’s second three-point shot on a drive and kick. Although aided by the Mavs missing some easy shots, the Lakers have been playing much better along with their superstar Kobe Bryant, who continued his hot shooting throughout the second quarter by taking smart shots. Bryant took little energy in finding a shot and was no longer taking ill-advised three-pointers midway through the shot clock. The Lakers had brought the game to within one point with three minutes remaining, however closing seems to be the Lakers biggest issue and this was very apparent when the Mavericks ended the quarter with a 5-0 run. With the last few possessions of the game, the Lakers foul the Mavericks allowing them to increase their lead. The Mavericks had scored a fast break bucket and with the ball in their hands and the for the last possession the Lakers’ defense fell to the speed of Devin Harris at the of the quarter ended the half, 48-40.

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Third Quarter

Starting the third quarter, the first Laker to score was Julius Randle with a stepback jumper, however, had committed two fouls the next possession giving free throws to the Mavericks. The Mavericks had figured the Laker defense out and was up 10 points exploiting the late rotations. The Lakers young core had started to show their worth and the franchise’s future with Clarkson, Russell, and Randle scoring in consecutive possessions. Clarkson and Russell with a three-pointer and Randle with two free throws. The Lakers have played much better, and consistency now shows to be a the team’s problem. They showed improvement by keeping the game within four points at 53-57 for the Mavericks. Bringing the game within four points with four minutes left in the game the Lakers end two possessions with foul calls and have awarded bonus free throw shots for any consecutive fouls committed. The game didn’t get any prettier, Brandon Bass, another Laker player performing below expectations, had back-to-back turnovers the Lakers now at a total of 17 turnovers for the game. Looking for a real spark to their game to overcome the now six-point lead owned by the Mavericks the Lakers fail at closing the quarter give the Dallas Mavericks a lead of 9. The Lakers look to close the game at 55-64 in a low scoring battle.

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Fourth Quarter

The Lakers started their fourth quarter with Kobe’s first appearance at the free-throw line and had scored on both shots. Brandon Bass looking to pick up his play had a great defensive stand blocking an attempt made by J.J. Barea and with the following possession Lou Williams had earned himself a trip to the free throw line. Hitting two of his three foul shots, the Lakers brought the Maverick lead down to three. A bright spot in a sort of odd game was the team’s commitment to their offense. Many times instead of playing isolation basketball Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, and Lou Williams engaged the offense looking for a shot for a teammate. The defense showed to be the reason the Lakers crawled back into the game with the Mavericks up one point. Lou Williams stole the ball from Deron Williams and scored an and-one basket bringing. Still showing that consistency is the Lakers new problem the Mavericks scored a three-pointer in the ensuing play putting the team back up four points. With the game close to over with seven minutes left Byron Scott went to his closing crew sans Kobe Bryant of Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, Metta World Peace, and Roy Hibbert. Roy Hibbert was a beast at the end of the fourth blocking shots and grabbing offensive boards. D’Angelo Russell was able to make an appearance in the fourth quarter with 5 minutes left in the game, and he replaced Metta World Peace. Hibbert continued his strong play with 4 minutes left headed to the free throw line scoring on both attempts bringing the free throw line. In the Lakers next possession, D’Angelo had made a great play creating an easy basket for Lou Williams. Driving to the paint, Lou was fouled in the act of shooting however his was not awarded a foul shot. In his return to the defensive end of the court, he fouled the ball handler and earned himself a technical foul voicing his frustration to referee. Lou was immediately sat for the bone head play, and Kobe Bryant entered the game with the Lakers down 79-74. Lakers continue their defensive woes, and the Mavericks continue to miss open shots, D’Angelo Russell pulls the Lakers within 3 points with a little over 2 minutes left. Lakers offense, looks stagnate, and Metta World Peace drives to the basket, however, misses his layup over his shoulder luckily Roy Hibbert kept the ball within the play, and Jordan Clarkson rebounds the ball to score the inside flip shot. With the Lakers returning to defense ZaZa Pachulia was given a lane to the hoop opened up by a drive from Deron Williams and drew a foul from Hibbert, who committed his last foul. Pachulia puts his team up five and the Lakers look to score, however, the next possession ended with the Lakers taking two 3 point shots both missed. Kobe Bryant received an inbounded pass and took a contested shot from the three-point line that was quite makeable. The defensive rebound was stripped by Metta World Peace and collected by Brandon Bass, who dished it out to Metta World Peace on a corner three that was also missed. The following possessions for the Mavericks ended in free throws they ended the game, 82-92.

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First.

  • Bryant struggled again, lost the game for the lakers in the final minute with that low % 3 point attempt (when they only needed 2 points). Lakers are 1-8, the worst start in franchise history. Bryant has the lowest FG% in the entire NBA 🙂

  • Bryant struggled again, lost the game for the lakers in the final minute with that low % 3 point attempt (when they only needed 2 points). Lakers are 1-8, the worst start in franchise history. Bryant has the lowest FG% in the entire NBA 🙂

  • Clarkson played a great game led all players with 9/18 = 50 % & 3/5 3s = 60 % with 21 pts. and RUSSELL had a good game also.. 20 team T/O did not help.

  • Bad news: this years draft class as a whole is worse than 2013’s

    Good news: the top 3 prospects are VERY good. Like on the same level as the top 3 from 2014

  • Clarkson played a great game led all players with 9/18 = 50 % & 3/5 3s = 60 % with 21 pts. and RUSSELL had a good game also.. 20 team T/O did not help.

  • Bad news: this years draft class as a whole is worse than 2013’s

    Good news: the top 3 prospects are VERY good. Like on the same level as the top 3 from 2014

  • If I had to sum up this game I’d say, ugly, damn ugly. The highlight has to have been when Byron Scott thought he was a master tactician and tried to match Carlisle by taking out Hibbert for Bass with 5 seconds left in the quarter, only for no one to be present in the paint for D Harris’ layup. That was one of only two field goals he made.

  • I’d argue they might be better.
    I’m not sure that Wiggins, Parker, or Randle are transcendent players.

    But out of Simmons, Ingram, Skal and Brown, I think we might find one or two.

  • If I had to sum up this game I’d say, ugly, damn ugly. The highlight has to have been when Byron Scott thought he was a master tactician and tried to match Carlisle by taking out Hibbert for Bass with 5 seconds left in the quarter, only for no one to be present in the paint for D Harris’ layup. That was one of only two field goals he made.

  • I’d argue they might be better.
    I’m not sure that Wiggins, Parker, or Randle are transcendent players.

    But out of Simmons, Ingram, Skal and Brown, I think we might find one or two.

  • And despite “struggling” he was the guy with the 2nd highest point total and kept the game close.

    What more do you want?

    Do you realize how badly this team would struggle and suck without Kobe?
    Maybe you didn’t watch the last 2 games.

  • And despite “struggling” he was the guy with the 2nd highest point total and kept the game close.

    What more do you want?

    Do you realize how badly this team would struggle and suck without Kobe?
    Maybe you didn’t watch the last 2 games.

  • So Russell plays 23 minutes and still has 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Byron still treats him like he’s nothing. I mean come on you have to let him play and crash and burn or rise. He’s 19 his legs are fresh and he’s hungry to prove himself. We’re not even going to sniff the playoffs so why hold him back. I used to defend Byron but he’s getting on my nerves. He let’s Clarkson and Randle play even when they are terrible. It just sucks man.

  • There were positives, despite both teams looking very tired.

    Russell did play pretty good.
    Kobe looked old, but much closer to the Kobe we remember.
    Clarkson continues to impress.

    Where’s Randle been for a week?

  • So Russell plays 23 minutes and still has 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Byron still treats him like he’s nothing. I mean come on you have to let him play and crash and burn or rise. He’s 19 his legs are fresh and he’s hungry to prove himself. We’re not even going to sniff the playoffs so why hold him back. I used to defend Byron but he’s getting on my nerves. He let’s Clarkson and Randle play even when they are terrible. It just sucks man.

  • There were positives, despite both teams looking very tired.

    Russell did play pretty good.
    Kobe looked old, but much closer to the Kobe we remember.
    Clarkson continues to impress.

    Where’s Randle been for a week?

  • He let him close out the game.
    What more do you want?
    Until he can score more, he’s a liability…. But,

    In case you haven’t noticed, in the last week he’s inching closer to a 10ppg average, and increasing his assists.

    Given how Mudiay and Okafor played tonight, I’m not sure you can use either as a comparison outside of the fact that all 3 will have ups and downs. And that Scott’s method of grooming Russell seems to be a slow steady rise.

  • Yes…but Orlando is not better than the Mavericks…that’s the difference.

  • He let him close out the game.
    What more do you want?
    Until he can score more, he’s a liability…. But,

    In case you haven’t noticed, in the last week he’s inching closer to a 10ppg average, and increasing his assists.

    Given how Mudiay and Okafor played tonight, I’m not sure you can use either as a comparison outside of the fact that all 3 will have ups and downs. And that Scott’s method of grooming Russell seems to be a slow steady rise.

  • Yes…but Orlando is not better than the Mavericks…that’s the difference.

  • Yea but KOBE had 30 % of the T/O = 6 T/O that did not help and only 1/4 shots in the 4 th qtr. ( circus shots ) but over all it was a fair game.

  • Yea but KOBE had 30 % of the T/O = 6 T/O that did not help and only 1/4 shots in the 4 th qtr. ( circus shots ) but over all it was a fair game.

  • They really do treat D’Angelo Russell like he is some sort of burden. Scott takes him out for a large portion of the 3rd then he has to jump threw all these hoops just give him Russell some minutes towards end of the fourth. He should have played him more in the first 3 quarters then played him just a little at the start of the 4th then take him out if you did trust him.

    Then they are always trying to get the ball out of Russell’s hands even though Russell is actually playing well now. They are doing this because he played so bad in Summer League. He’s playing well NOW.

  • They really do treat D’Angelo Russell like he is some sort of burden. Scott takes him out for a large portion of the 3rd then he has to jump threw all these hoops just give him Russell some minutes towards end of the fourth. He should have played him more in the first 3 quarters then played him just a little at the start of the 4th then take him out if he didn’t trust him.

    Then they are always trying to get the ball out of Russell’s hands even though Russell is actually playing well now. They are doing this because he played so bad in Summer League. He’s playing well NOW.

  • Indeed, Randle has been having an off time, the guy really needs to learn to use his right hand, he did rebound better this game. In fact I thinkt his is the first time the Lakers have out-rebounded an opponent.. I liked what I saw from Kobe in his first stint, but then he reverted to taking those long 3’s. I think DLo is improving every game, got into foul trouble unfortunately. Lou continues to get more minutes than he deserves.

  • How are you justifying that Kobe played more than Russell and he’s 37 vs 19. And btw the other rookies are growing with playing time. Even though Russell closed the game it takes the balance of your game when you’re taken out for long periods. And if you see closely Russell could be having 8 to 10 assists a night but teammates are still getting used to his passing that’s why he needs more floor time.

  • Indeed, Randle has been having an off time, the guy really needs to learn to use his right hand, he did rebound better this game. In fact I thinkt his is the first time the Lakers have out-rebounded an opponent.. I liked what I saw from Kobe in his first stint, but then he reverted to taking those long 3’s. I think DLo is improving every game, got into foul trouble unfortunately. Lou continues to get more minutes than he deserves.

  • How are you justifying that Kobe played more than Russell and he’s 37 vs 19. And btw the other rookies are growing with playing time. Even though Russell closed the game it takes the balance of your game when you’re taken out for long periods. And if you see closely Russell could be having 8 to 10 assists a night but teammates are still getting used to his passing that’s why he needs more floor time.

  • Explain the difference what does that mean any team can beat any team any night.

  • Explain the difference what does that mean any team can beat any team any night.

  • To me, the team looked much more “put together”. I know they lost, but overall they played much better team ball.

  • To me, the team looked much more “put together”. I know they lost, but overall they played much better team ball.

  • Upshaw not getting hardly any minutes for DFenders. Although getting blocks in his few minutes

  • Upshaw not getting hardly any minutes for DFenders. Although getting blocks in his few minutes

  • Kobe contributes by keeping the game close and scores 17-19 points like a machine. Russell kinda stagnates.

    This is still an entertainment business.

    Google the ESPN writeup from Scott about his maturation process with Russell. There is a plan and a strategy. You might not like it, but it does seem to be working.

  • What is their to explain?…The Mavericks are better than Orlando….You’re talking about Upsets

  • We did play some team D tonight not great but there were times where you could see improvement..

  • I understand why DLo got taken out for a large portion of the 1st half with the 3 fouls, but I’ll never understand why he doesn’t play more in the 2nd half especially when Lou Williams is stinking it up.

  • Kobe contributes by keeping the game close and scores 17-19 points like a machine. Russell kinda stagnates.

    This is still an entertainment business.

    Google the ESPN writeup from Scott about his maturation process with Russell. There is a plan and a strategy. You might not like it, but it does seem to be working.

  • What is their to explain?…The Mavericks are better than Orlando….You’re talking about Upsets

  • We did play some team D tonight not great but there were times where you could see improvement..

  • I understand why DLo got taken out for a large portion of the 1st half with the 3 fouls, but I’ll never understand why he doesn’t play more in the 2nd half especially when Lou Williams is stinking it up.

  • Then they lock the #1 pick.

    I’m not sure Philadelphia is bad enough to go 1-81. But I wouldn’t put it past them.

    =-)

  • Then they lock the #1 pick.

    I’m not sure Philadelphia is bad enough to go 1-81. But I wouldn’t put it past them.

    =-)

  • Yea and the CLIPPERS are better then the MAVS- but the MAVS won last night.. any team can beat any team any night.

  • Yea and the CLIPPERS are better then the MAVS- but the MAVS won last night.. any team can beat any team any night.

  • They are making him earn it. He was on the floor for the final minutes and that is improvement.

    The problem is that Russell hasn’t grown enough to contribute like a starter. Like it or not, but 10 points and 5 assists in 30 minutes isn’t starting material and is a problem for the team.

    Be patient. Each week he gets a few more minutes, very quietly creeps up his points and assists totals and gets better. By the end of the season, I expect a consistent contribution of 14ppg and 10apg. And a couple of eye popping games where he really shows the talent he possess.

  • not a single open shot in the 4th. running the same PNR the entire 4th. guys standing around checking email. rick carlisle > byron scott

  • They are making him earn it. He was on the floor for the final minutes and that is improvement.

    The problem is that Russell hasn’t grown enough to contribute like a starter. Like it or not, but 10 points and 5 assists in 30 minutes isn’t starting material and is a problem for the team.

    Be patient. Each week he gets a few more minutes, very quietly creeps up his points and assists totals and gets better. By the end of the season, I expect a consistent contribution of 14ppg and 10apg. And a couple of eye popping games where he really shows the talent he possess.

  • not a single open shot in the 4th. running the same PNR the entire 4th. guys standing around checking email. rick carlisle > byron scott

  • 65-60 lal over dal with kobe on the court in 32 mins

    30-17 dal over lal with kobe on the bench 16mins

    given a 48 min game the lakers with out kobe only score 51 points to dal 90 points

    with 48 mins of kobe the team scores 97.5 points to dals 90.

    so kobes presence on the court was worth 46.5 points and his defensive effect was the same as the rest of the team.

    again the lakers are better when kobe plays

  • 65-60 lal over dal with kobe on the court in 32 mins

    30-17 dal over lal with kobe on the bench 16mins

    given a 48 min game the lakers with out kobe only score 51 points to dal 90 points

    with 48 mins of kobe the team scores 97.5 points to dals 90.

    so kobes presence on the court was worth 46.5 points and his defensive effect was the same as the rest of the team.

    again the lakers are better when kobe plays

  • 65-60 lal over dal with kobe on the court in 32 mins

    30-17 dal over lal with kobe on the bench 16mins

    given a 48 min game the lakers with out kobe only score 51 points to dal 90 points

    with 48 mins of kobe the team scores 97.5 points to dals 90.

    so kobes presence on the court was worth 46.5 points and his defensive effect was the same as the rest of the team.

    again the lakers are better when kobe plays

    btw we started 1-9 last season

  • To me,
    Until Kobe is a liability and causes MORE losses, he’s just entertainment value and keeps the games interesting. I’m not sure he’s good enough to add wins, but he’s good enough not to make the team look like garbage.

    And while there are some that argue against Kobe, I think losing by 2 is MUCH better than losing by 20 every night for rookie (and team) morale.

  • I know it’s early, but the Lakers need to get that pick and get either Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram

  • 65-60 lal over dal with kobe on the court in 32 mins

    30-17 dal over lal with kobe on the bench 16mins

    given a 48 min game the lakers with out kobe only score 51 points to dal 90 points

    with 48 mins of kobe the team scores 97.5 points to dals 90.

    so kobes presence on the court was worth 46.5 points and his defensive effect was the same as the rest of the team.

    again the lakers are better when kobe plays

    btw we started 1-9 last season

  • To me,
    Until Kobe is a liability and causes MORE losses, he’s just entertainment value and keeps the games interesting. I’m not sure he’s good enough to add wins, but he’s good enough not to make the team look like garbage.

    And while there are some that argue against Kobe, I think losing by 2 is MUCH better than losing by 20 every night for rookie (and team) morale.

  • I know it’s early, but the Lakers need to get that pick and get either Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram

  • Byron Scott on the 5-game road trip: “Despite the 1-4, I think we made some big time progress, so I’m happy about that.” (on @TWCSportsNet)

  • I should hope so. He is the highest paid player in the entire NBA. He played ok tonight. Mostly took good shots. Which is all I ask.

  • Byron Scott on the 5-game road trip: “Despite the 1-4, I think we made some big time progress, so I’m happy about that.” (on @TWCSportsNet)

  • I should hope so. He is the highest paid player in the entire NBA. He played ok tonight. Mostly took good shots. Which is all I ask.

  • AND HE IS THE MAN WITH 6 T/O 30 % of the T/O , and the team does not SUCK when Kobe does not play, Kobe had two days of rest.

  • AND HE IS THE MAN WITH 6 T/O 30 % of the T/O , and the team does not SUCK when Kobe does not play, Kobe had two days of rest.

  • its been this way every game except the sac game.

    the team has been better when kobe plays

  • I agree. The team looked much more organized and played better team ball.

    Russell seems to grow by the week.
    Clarkson is really starting to settle into his own.
    Randle is a WIP, but despite the scoring, his rebounding is starting to stabilize *around* 10 per game.

    And we realize that outside of Williams, and Nance the team has no bench, although some credit must be given to Streaky P.

  • its been this way every game except the sac game.

    the team has been better when kobe plays

  • I agree. The team looked much more organized and played better team ball.

    Russell seems to grow by the week.
    Clarkson is really starting to settle into his own.
    Randle is a WIP, but despite the scoring, his rebounding is starting to stabilize *around* 10 per game.

    And we realize that outside of Williams, and Nance the team has no bench, although some credit must be given to Streaky P.

  • Kobe shot 7/15 (47%) for 19 pts., 5 rebs., and 3 assists. The team as a whole shot 33%. The only guy who shot 50% or better was Clarkson.

    The whole team struggled… Kobe and Clarkson the only exception!

  • Kobe shot 7/15 (47%) for 19 pts., 5 rebs., and 3 assists. The team as a whole shot 33%. The only guy who shot 50% or better was Clarkson.

    The whole team struggled… Kobe and Clarkson the only exceptions!

  • Like I said, they better. He is the highest paid player in the league. Would like to see more assists and better shooting. But at this point it doesn’t matter.

  • Like I said, they better. He is the highest paid player in the league. Would like to see more assists and better shooting. But at this point it doesn’t matter.

  • kobe was a +/- of +5 and here i have him at +5 lol the score when added together is correct.

    what is being ,made up?

  • D’Angelo Russell: “I feel like with this game we made major progress.” (on @TWCSportsNet)

  • Funniest part of the game was him trying to talk Harris into letting him shoot the technical haha

  • kobe was a +/- of +5 and here i have him at +5 lol the score when added together is correct.

    what is being ,made up?

  • D’Angelo Russell: “I feel like with this game we made major progress.” (on @TWCSportsNet)

  • Funniest part of the game was him trying to talk Harris into letting him shoot the technical haha

  • i dont disagree. however cant get assists with out team making the shots and fg% is bad because of scot

  • we are here lakers land in 3 Top protected [1-8] goes mores 73 games Tanks for ben simmons, Skal ladibissiere and Brandon ingram

    i ‘ll bet projected wins finish worse max for 15s 20s

  • i dont disagree. however cant get assists with out team making the shots and fg% is bad because of scot

  • we are here lakers land in 3 Top protected [1-8] goes mores 73 games Tanks for ben simmons, Skal ladibissiere and Brandon ingram

    i ‘ll bet projected wins finish worse max for 15s 20s

  • That’s nonsense lol. They think they can do him like they did Kobe. Kobe played behind an all-star in Eddie Jones on a playoff bound team.

    9 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in 24 minutes playing on a team with Nick Young, Louis Williams, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Kobe Byrant all trying to dominate the ball is pretty good.

  • To me,
    Kobe’s on the “unspoken” farewell tour. He’s playing for the fans and to say goodbye personally to some of the players.

    Let’s try not to make too much out of Kobe. He’s on his own agenda and using the Lakers as a warm up to get his body prepared for the Olympics.

  • That’s nonsense lol. They think they can do him like they did Kobe. Kobe played behind an all-star in Eddie Jones on a playoff bound team.

    9 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in 24 minutes playing on a team with Nick Young, Louis Williams, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Kobe Byrant all trying to dominate the ball is pretty good.

  • To me,
    Kobe’s on the “unspoken” farewell tour. He’s playing for the fans and to say goodbye personally to some of the players.

    Let’s try not to make too much out of Kobe. He’s on his own agenda and using the Lakers as a warm up to get his body prepared for the Olympics.

  • You can disagree…. but it’s what the front office and Scott are doing in their strategy.

    I don’t know what to say…. Other than, so far, it’s working?
    And Russell is getting better each week.

  • That’s considered an Upset….They play 7x the Clippers wins 5x….That’s the Diffetence.

  • You can disagree…. but it’s what the front office and Scott are doing in their strategy.

    I don’t know what to say…. Other than, so far, it’s working?
    And Russell is getting better each week.

  • That’s considered an Upset….They play 7x the Clippers wins 5x….That’s the Difference.

  • At least the last several games it was competitive and that’s all we can ask for and look forward to watching more development from the young rookies.

    Randle is presently on a decline on offense and it’s affecting his defense and rebounding; in this league he’s got to adjust as teams scout harder and more intelligently to figure things out about a player. Randle at the beginning is very aggressive/ assertive on offense and the way teams figure out how to stop him is wait for him to put the ball on the floor and lower his head and bully forward; that’s when they send the dipouble and triple teams to strip him. They know after a few frustration plays in he first Q and He becomes passive and confused and out of rhythm and it seems he is done the rest of the game. Dude has got to take what the defense give him and figure out when to force it into the defense. Poise is what he is missing presently and when he figure is out then watch out.

  • At least the last several games it was competitive and that’s all we can ask for and look forward to watching more development from the young rookies.

    Randle is presently on a decline on offense and it’s affecting his defense and rebounding; in this league he’s got to adjust as teams scout harder and more intelligently to figure things out about a player. Randle at the beginning is very aggressive/ assertive on offense and the way teams figure out how to stop him is wait for him to put the ball on the floor and lower his head and bully forward; that’s when they send the dipouble and triple teams to strip him. They know after a few frustration plays in he first Q and He becomes passive and confused and out of rhythm and it seems he is done the rest of the game. Dude has got to take what the defense give him and figure out when to force it into the defense. Poise is what he is missing presently and when he figure is out then watch out.

  • Some about Mudiay performance.

    The good – 2 pts, 11 assist, 2 blocks, 2 steals
    The terrible 9 turnovers, 1-10 FG, 0-3 3pt

  • Randle: Scoring yes.
    Rebounds: no.
    Assists: no.

    Somehow he’s lost his confidence to dominate physically. It will come back.

  • But with KOBE playing the young team is learning little to nothing as playing , even with the mistakes the are learning how to remedy their problems , here again KOBE slows the game down and is not shooting well and is no real help for the team, RUSSELS game got better when KOBE sat out for the two games before the MAVS game.

  • Some about Mudiay performance.

    The good – 2 pts, 11 assist, 2 blocks, 2 steals
    The terrible 9 turnovers, 1-10 FG, 0-3 3pt

  • Randle: Scoring yes.
    Rebounds: no.
    Assists: no.

    Somehow he’s lost his confidence to dominate physically. It will come back.

  • But with KOBE playing the young team is learning little to nothing as playing , even with the mistakes the are learning how to remedy their problems , here again KOBE slows the game down and is not shooting well and is no real help for the team, RUSSELS game got better when KOBE sat out for the two games before the MAVS game.

  • lol hes not a 3 point specialist nor does he have to be, he’s still a gem

  • lol hes not a 3 point specialist nor does he have to be, he’s still a gem

  • Oddly enough, the 11 points were with 6 shots or something really low. And of the 11 points 6 were near highlight reel dunks.

    I’m not sure he’s trying to take over as a scorer yet.

    And since we’re tracking future draft picks, here’s Ingram’s stat line:
    Shooting: 5/16 and 15 points. <- that's not bad for a guy called a Durant Clone, a perfect shooting form, and (who) could surpass Simmons in June.

  • That did not make them better the night before, and only after 9/10 games does not really tell who is better we wont know that until the end of the season, there is a lot of games befor you can line them up and say who was better, YOUR ONE LINNERS MAKE VERY LITTLE SENSE.

  • Russell is slowly getting his form back from college. He’s not actually getting better. The problem with this strategy is that they can’t recruit new free agents with Russell not proving himself to be a worth teammate of a top NBA free agent. Nobody will come to play with the Lakers if Russell’s stats don’t go up. On top of that their draft pick is only protected 1-3 so Russell could easily be the Lakers last first round draft pick for the next 2 years.

  • Oddly enough, the 11 points were with 6 shots or something really low. And of the 11 points 6 were near highlight reel dunks.

    I’m not sure he’s trying to take over as a scorer yet.

    And since we’re tracking future draft picks, here’s Ingram’s stat line:
    Shooting: 5/16 and 15 points. <- that's not bad for a guy called a Durant Clone, a perfect shooting form, and (who) could surpass Simmons in June.

    Skal played so-so in his debut.

  • That did not make them better the night before, and only after 9/10 games does not really tell who is better we wont know that until the end of the season, there is a lot of games befor you can line them up and say who was better, YOUR ONE LINNERS MAKE VERY LITTLE SENSE.

  • Russell is slowly getting his form back from college. He’s not actually getting better. The problem with this strategy is that they can’t recruit new free agents with Russell not proving himself to be a worth teammate of a top NBA free agent. Nobody will come to play with the Lakers if Russell’s stats don’t go up. On top of that their draft pick is only protected 1-3 so Russell could easily be the Lakers last first round draft pick for the next 2 years.

  • You Sound Ridiculous….Russell is Awful…..Hasn’t lived up to that #2 status….Stop Ball Hogging.

  • You Sound Ridiculous….Russell is Awful…..Hasn’t lived up to that #2 status….Stop Ball Hogging.

  • which at 20ppg and 7rpg and 3 assists and 1.5 blocks hes earned it.

    russell has yet to

  • I’m just trying to point out how all the D’Angelo hate is misguided… All rookies have up and down games.

  • which at 20ppg and 7rpg and 3 assists and 1.5 blocks hes earned it.

    russell has yet to

  • I’m just trying to point out how all the D’Angelo hate is misguided… All rookies have up and down games.

  • hes averaging 20ppg on 50% shooting and 7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.
    hes earned the looks atm russ has not

  • He earned nothing. He step in the season with that freedom. Look what MCW have done in Philly and what he does on the Bucks squad.

  • Okafor seems to always struggle against the top tier teams.
    it’s early, but it sure seems to be something to watch.

    It’s almost as if elite teams expose him as a rookie, whereas subpar teams don’t know how to handle his game.

  • Common Sense…Try It….Find someone to tell you that Dallas is better than the Clippers….The Clippers are Contenders for an Championship.

  • How do you even shoot 3-18 basically at or near the rim? With all his so called awesome post moves. I could understand if he were a guard taking long range efforts. But seriously how?

  • hes averaging 20ppg on 50% shooting and 7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.
    hes earned the looks atm russ has not

  • He earned nothing. He step in the season with that freedom. Look what MCW have done in Philly and what he does on the Bucks squad.

  • Okafor seems to always struggle against the top tier teams.
    it’s early, but it sure seems to be something to watch.

    It’s almost as if elite teams expose him as a rookie, whereas subpar teams don’t know how to handle his game.

  • Common Sense…Try It….Find someone to tell you that Dallas is better than the Clippers….The Clippers are Contenders for an Championship.

  • How do you even shoot 3-18 basically at or near the rim? With all his so called awesome post moves. I could understand if he were a guard taking long range efforts. But seriously how?

  • But,
    I’m not sure Scott has given Russell the green light to shoot every time he has the ball.

    I think Okafor has…

    Philly wants Okafor to shoot, be good entertainment and fill seats. LA wants to make sure they don’t mess up their future all star and is being deliberately conservative (and over protective).

  • so you want another pf? are you giving up on randle?

    can one of them play the three or 5 in your eyes?

  • I completely disagree. Okafor is on the worst team in the league who is actively trying to lose. The Lakers’ approach to gameplay is completely different. Okafor hasn’t earned anything, he’s just on a different team.

  • But,
    I’m not sure Scott has given Russell the green light to shoot every time he has the ball.

    I think Okafor has…

    Philly wants Okafor to shoot, be good entertainment and fill seats. LA wants to make sure they don’t mess up their future all star and is being deliberately conservative (and over protective).

  • so you want another pf? are you giving up on randle?

    can one of them play the three or 5 in your eyes?

  • I completely disagree. Okafor is on the worst team in the league who is actively trying to lose. The Lakers’ approach to gameplay is completely different. Okafor hasn’t earned anything, he’s just on a different team.

  • Your BORING AND A TROLL, you could never be a LAKERS fan and know so little BB..

  • so you want another pf? are you giving up on randle?

    can one of them play the three or 5 in your eyes??

  • Your BORING AND A TROLL, you could never be a LAKERS fan and know so little BB..

  • so you want another pf? are you giving up on randle?

    can one of them play the three or 5 in your eyes??

  • he has been given the ball handling at pg the team is running the plays he calls for the ball is in his hands a ton he has a green light however he has yet to take over and prove hes legit

  • i dont think you know ben he can play like 3 positions he’s a very versatile player and totally has a spot on this team, unless you feel like there’s already too much talent on this team?

  • he has been given the ball handling at pg the team is running the plays he calls for the ball is in his hands a ton he has a green light however he has yet to take over and prove hes legit

  • i dont think you know ben he can play like 3 positions he’s a very versatile player and totally has a spot on this team, unless you feel like there’s already too much talent on this team?

  • You have no common sense, and as I said down below your BORING AND A TROLL, , No one could be so stupid and be a LAKER FAN.

  • It’s college. Winslow played pf for Duke last year. Doesn’t mean he will be a PF in the NBA.

  • Simmons seems like the sort who could play all 5 positions. All he is missing is a 3 point shot, LeBron’s was pretty horrible when he first entered the league so it’s not out of the realm of possibility he even needs one.

  • phily and lal are playing their rooks the same way they are running the offense threw their rooks. however la wants to win so when russ make mistakes he gets pulled gthey are not pulling okafor in phily.

    the biggest diffrence is that okafor is playing well most of the time russ is just now getting there

  • You have no common sense, and as I said down below your BORING AND A TROLL, , No one could be so stupid and be a LAKER FAN.

  • It’s college. Winslow played pf for Duke last year. Doesn’t mean he will be a PF in the NBA.

  • Simmons seems like the sort who could play all 5 positions. All he is missing is a 3 point shot, LeBron’s was pretty horrible when he first entered the league so it’s not out of the realm of possibility he even needs one.

  • phily and lal are playing their rooks the same way they are running the offense threw their rooks. however la wants to win so when russ make mistakes he gets pulled gthey are not pulling okafor in phily.

    the biggest diffrence is that okafor is playing well most of the time russ is just now getting there

  • no if he can play the three or if randle can fine take him but i dont want to draft a pf when we have another young up and coming pf

  • Maybe because top-tier teams play defense and have coaches who scheme to contain Okafor’s scoring?

    So far, his scoring has been very poor against Clevaland, Golden State and OKC.

  • no if he can play the three or if randle can fine take him but i dont want to draft a pf when we have another young up and coming pf

  • Maybe because top-tier teams play defense and have coaches who scheme to contain Okafor’s scoring?

    So far, his scoring has been very poor against Clevaland, Golden State and OKC.

  • f he can play the three then yes take him. but if he cant i would not draft another pf to stunt randle

  • Guys, i loved the way Clarkson played today. His mid range is so effective right now. His 3 ball is very good too! The one thing i think he has to improve is his ability to attack the rim, he`s very athletic and strong right now, he can get more to the rim and draw fouls also

  • f he can play the three then yes take him. but if he cant i would not draft another pf to stunt randle

  • Guys, i loved the way Clarkson played today. His mid range is so effective right now. His 3 ball is very good too! The one thing i think he has to improve is his ability to attack the rim, he`s very athletic and strong right now, he can get more to the rim and draw fouls also

  • i know. but winsolw has some three point range if ben does not then he cant play the three

  • i guess you’re entitled to your opinion, but imo you’re tripping this draft class has more talent then the previous 2

  • i know. but winsolw has some three point range if ben does not then he cant play the three

  • i guess you’re entitled to your opinion, but imo you’re tripping this draft class has more talent then the previous 2

  • then by all means draft him.

    but we are seeing what drafting a player that plays the same position as another player on our team(pg in russ and clark) makes it hard for them to fit together.

    if he can play three take him but if hes a pf nty

  • then by all means draft him.

    but we are seeing what drafting a player that plays the same position as another player on our team(pg in russ and clark) makes it hard for them to fit together.

    if he can play three take him but if hes a pf nty

  • It’s funny that Russell plays more in control and isn’t putting up big numbers, but decent numbers, yet people call him a bust. Yet Okafor and Mudiay have the green light to do whatever they want on the court and aren’t really looking good on paper. I’ll give them that they may seem more aggressive, but Russell isn’t looking that bad. I think the best player within the Top 10 that has impressed me is Porzingis. I haven’t seen much of Towns to comment on him.

  • It’s funny that Russell plays more in control and isn’t putting up big numbers, but decent numbers, yet people call him a bust. Yet Okafor and Mudiay have the green light to do whatever they want on the court and aren’t really looking good on paper. I’ll give them that they may seem more aggressive, but Russell isn’t looking that bad. I think the best player within the Top 10 that has impressed me is Porzingis. I haven’t seen much of Towns to comment on him.

  • He`s elite. No doubt. But i`m glad we not signed him. We have D`angelo, and he will be better than Rajon for us down the line

  • He`s elite. No doubt. But i`m glad we not signed him. We have D`angelo, and he will be better than Rajon for us down the line

  • I like Simmons, but he played against a bunch of bums. I still want either him or Ingram next year.

  • I like Simmons, but he played against a bunch of bums. I still want either him or Ingram next year.

  • Jordan Clarkson said the veterans (named Kobe & Metta) told youngins not to panic, that it will all come together.

  • Clarkson also said something similar, but I honestly haven’t seen any (as a team)

  • Jordan Clarkson said the veterans (named Kobe & Metta) told youngins not to panic, that it will all come together.

  • Clarkson also said something similar, but I honestly haven’t seen any (as a team)

  • Plus Rondo just did the most boneheaded play I have seen in a long time. They might lose this haha

  • Plus Rondo just did the most boneheaded play I have seen in a long time. They might lose this haha

  • DLo was on course for a triple double tonight too. If only he could be averaging 46 minutes a game like Rondo has been the past 4 games.

  • DLo was on course for a triple double tonight too. If only he could be averaging 46 minutes a game like Rondo has been the past 4 games.

  • Upshaw finishes with 16min 6reb 3blk 4-8 FG 11pts. Got the crucial block on potential go ahead possession with 10 seconds left.

  • Upshaw finishes with 16min 6reb 3blk 4-8 FG 11pts. Got the crucial block on potential go ahead possession with 10 seconds left.

  • Bruh what are you talking about??
    He scored 18 against the cavs,then 24 against the cavs 21 against the bucks and bulls, and 26 against the raptors..The sixers haven’t even played Golden St..??

  • I thought some said he was washed up?
    or that he couldn’t play.

    Rondo and Russell have a history as they both came from the same school. Could we convince Rondo to be the backup PG for the next 4 years and really help Russell grow?

  • Bruh what are you talking about??
    He scored 18 against the cavs,then 24 against the cavs 21 against the bucks and bulls, and 26 against the raptors..The sixers haven’t even played Golden St..??

  • I thought some said he was washed up?
    or that he couldn’t play.

    Rondo and Russell have a history as they both came from the same school. Could we convince Rondo to be the backup PG for the next 4 years and really help Russell grow?

  • Yeah, Upshaw was clearly better. Maybe he is still having conditioning issues, only thing I can think of

  • Yeah, Upshaw was clearly better. Maybe he is still having conditioning issues, only thing I can think of

  • So what you are saying is that Okafor can be stopped pretty easily right now. I mean seriously though 3-18, I don’t think even Kobe has shot that bad before.

  • So what you are saying is that Okafor can be stopped pretty easily right now. I mean seriously though 3-18, I don’t think even Kobe has shot that bad before.

  • Both mudiay and okafor were “nba ready”… so they should be better as of now.

    And I don’t doubt that both guys will be top tier players, but I am not sure their ceiling is as high as Russell’s.

  • Both mudiay and okafor were “nba ready”… so they should be better as of now.

    And I don’t doubt that both guys will be top tier players, but I am not sure their ceiling is as high as Russell’s.

  • .1-8 and counting. Does’nt matter. What’s more important to me is I see the development of Clarkson,Russell and Randle. Win or lose their development is the Lakers future. I hope Byron Scott is fully cognizant that his popularity will plumet leading to his removal as a HC if he block the development of this three. He will block the future of Los Angeles Lakers. I want the Lakers to win every game this season but that is an impossibility at this point in time. So I would just watch the game and enjoy the trio – the future of my team and also watch the living legend play his last season. Please Mr Scott don’t shoot your foot and bark at the wrong tree. Develop this trio first as your first priority this season.

  • .1-8 and counting. Does’nt matter. What’s more important to me is I see the development of Clarkson,Russell and Randle. Win or lose their development is the Lakers future. I hope Byron Scott is fully cognizant that his popularity will plumet leading to his removal as a HC if he block the development of this three. He will block the future of Los Angeles Lakers. I want the Lakers to win every game this season but that is an impossibility at this point in time. So I would just watch the game and enjoy the trio – the future of my team and also watch the living legend play his last season. Please Mr Scott don’t shoot your foot and bark at the wrong tree. Develop this trio first as your first priority this season.

  • There are no free agents worth recruiting next year outside of Durant or Lebron.

    Unless Luel Deng, Joakim Noah, and Rondo are on top of your list.

    And given the massive cap jump, how much are those guys worth in a bidding war?

    To me, the front office realizes that there is no hope in the West for 2-3 seasons and is being patient and financially shrewd.

    Sure if Durant picks LA, then 2-3 other guys will pick LA too, but if he doesn’t….. what’s left?

  • There are no free agents worth recruiting next year outside of Durant or Lebron.

    Unless Luel Deng, Joakim Noah, and Rondo are on top of your list.

    And given the massive cap jump, how much are those guys worth in a bidding war?

    To me, the front office realizes that there is no hope in the West for 2-3 seasons and is being patient and financially shrewd.

    Sure if Durant picks LA, then 2-3 other guys will pick LA too, but if he doesn’t….. what’s left?

  • Seems like van Gundy has found another Dwight Howard and building a team around him. He needs shooters…. Could we trade Young and Kelly for B.Jennings?

  • Seems like van Gundy has found another Dwight Howard and building a team around him. He needs shooters…. Could we trade Young and Kelly for B.Jennings?

  • Lol… 7/15. 1 3pt shot lost us the game even though we lost by ten or so

  • Way to go Pat. Russ is clearly better. He never attract double teams. The Mavs are so wrong. Russ is our supperstar!

  • Lol… 7/15. 1 3pt shot lost us the game even though we lost by ten or so

  • So…if Kobe shoots bad he is trash. If he shoots well, you focus on a negative aspect of his game? Wtf is wrong with you

  • So…if Kobe shoots bad he is trash. If he shoots well, you focus on a negative aspect of his game? Wtf is wrong with you

  • Our Russ is smart. He wont do too much. He already has massive fan base. He just gotta play it safe. 2nd pick, that alone will keep Lakers fans paying big bucks for years to come!

  • You say this, but Kobe and Scott mentioned that they preferred Kobe TO PLAY so that he could teach the young guys how to handle situations, take shots like an Elite Player, and hold the veteran presence of an elite player (on the court). One of the big things they mentioned is to put a player in a position “when he’s ready” and not force minutes on him “just because” and potentially ruin his confidence by being overwhelmed.

    So I understand your argument about playing time, but it seems the coach and front office have a different plan.

    I know folks bash on Scott, but he’s seen 2 elite PG’s grow from rookies (under his tutelage/coaching) and has some experience about the positives and negatives of grooming them to be stars…..

  • Scott mentioned that the coaches and front office preferred Kobe TO PLAY so that he could teach the young guys how to both handle situations and take shots like an Elite Player, and hold the veteran presence of an elite player (on the court). One of the big things he mentioned was (about) putting a player in a position “when he’s ready” and not force minutes on him “just because” and potentially ruin his confidence by being overwhelmed.

    So I understand your argument about playing time, but it seems the coach and front office have a different plan.

    I know folks bash on Scott, but he’s seen 2 elite PG’s grow from rookies (under his tutelage/coaching) and has some experience about the positives and negatives of grooming them to be stars…..

    Kobe, Derek Fisher, Cp3, and Irving thank Scott for his mentorship on how to be a pro.

    I’m not sure I trust Scott to make the right call during a gam or make a proper rotatiion, but I do trust his knowledge about teaching young players how to be pro’s and how to guide young PG’s on a proper path to be a star.

  • 65-60 lal over dal with kobe on the court in 32 mins

    30-17 dal over lal with kobe on the bench 16mins

    given a 48 min game the lakers with out kobe only score 51 points to dal 90 points

    with 48 mins of kobe the team scores 97.5 points to dals 90.

    so kobes presence on the court was worth 46.5 points and his defensive effect was the same as the rest of the team.

    again the lakers are better when kobe plays

    btw we started 1-9 last season

  • 65-60 lal over dal with kobe on the court in 32 mins

    30-17 dal over lal with kobe on the bench 16mins

    given a 48 min game the lakers with out kobe only score 51 points to dal 90 points

    with 48 mins of kobe the team scores 97.5 points to dals 90.

    so kobes presence on the court was worth 46.5 points and his defensive effect was the same as the rest of the team.

    again the lakers are better when kobe plays

    btw we started 1-9 last season

  • I think he’s with you on this one… just being sarcastic as we all know there’s a horde of Kobe haters on this forum.

  • I think he’s with you on this one… just being sarcastic as we all know there’s a horde of Kobe haters on this forum.

  • No dogging BS since he is now coaching better ! But honestly Randle is not a 4 but a 3 !!! Tarik should start at the 4 next to Hibbert and play major minutes , stop idolizing the picks and play to your strengths , let the Rooks earn their play llike the old days , you play good you stay on the floor ! Clarkson has been our best pick so far and he is neglected ! He should start at PG and play the most regardless , even Kelly is a better 4 than Randle PLAY HIIM AT THE 3 like Big Game !!!!!!!

  • No dogging BS since he is now coaching better ! But honestly Randle is not a 4 but a 3 !!! Tarik should start at the 4 next to Hibbert and play major minutes , stop idolizing the picks and play to your strengths , let the Rooks earn their play llike the old days , you play good you stay on the floor ! Clarkson has been our best pick so far and he is neglected ! He should start at PG and play the most regardless , even Kelly is a better 4 than Randle , PLAY RANDLE AT THE 3 like Big Game !!!!!!!

  • “btw we started 1-9 last season”

    And? We’re suppose to be a better team now. Obviously the problem last season and this season is the coach.

  • “btw we started 1-9 last season”

    And? We’re suppose to be a better team now. Obviously the problem last season and this season is the coach.

  • They should be 4-5 (at worst), Scott’s insistence on playing players who struggle even in the 4th has cost them games. Byron’s a stubborn ‘oaf’, even Stu and Bill were irritated at the team’s TO’s caused by Lou and Randle in the 4th when the momentum was on the Lakers side. And even if the lakers managed to attain a slight lead in the 4th not sure they would’ve kept it given their bad play execution.

    Scott’s missing some neurons in his noggin given his stubbornness in insisting on playing Lou at the 1. It should be either Russell or JC who should help to run/set up the offense, even Huerta’s hasn’t gotten too much play. The lack of consistent play by the team’s on Scott.

    Too bad Mike Brown got hired and fired after 5 games b/c if Donephoni would’ve gotten hired and then stepped down then I’d say Scott should be fired on his way back home. Scott’s been given some good/decent players and can’t even capitalize on that given his bad rotations. He can’t even roll with the team’s hot hand during certain games just b/c they’re either rookies/2nd yr players or inexperienced lol.

  • I figure if we’re going to lose anyway, why not just play Russell instead of giving guys that aren’t great ball handlers minutes at his job.

  • They should be 4-5 (at worst), Scott’s insistence on playing players who struggle even in the 4th cost them games. Byron’s as stubborn an ‘oaf’ as they come, even Stu and Bill were irritated at the team’s TO’s caused by Lou and Randle in the 4th when the momentum was on the Lakers side. Even if the Lakers managed to attain a slight lead in the 4th not sure they would’ve kept it given their bad execution.

    Scott’s missing some neurons in his noggin given his stubbornness in insisting on playing Lou at the 1 = no game flow/bad play execution. It should be either Russell or JC who should help to run/set up the offense, Huerta’s hasn’t gotten too much play (tho he’s struggled but why did he make the final cut for?). The lack of consistent play by the team’s on Scott.

    Too bad Mike Brown got hired (first) and fired after 5 games b/c if Donephoni would’ve gotten hired (first) and then stepped down I’d say Scott should be fired on his way back home. Byron’s been given some good/decent players and can’t even capitalize on that given his bad rotations. He can’t even roll with the team’s hot hand during certain games just b/c they’re either rookies/2nd yr players or inexperienced lol.

  • I figure if we’re going to lose anyway, why not just play Russell instead of giving guys that aren’t great ball handlers minutes at his job.

  • As much as I understand Scott’s reasoning, I disagree at times with his execution of it. That said, if there is a reason to trust him he did the same to Clarkson and we know he had a breakout towards the end of last season.

  • As much as I understand Scott’s reasoning, I disagree at times with his execution of it. That said, if there is a reason to trust him he did the same to Clarkson and we know he had a breakout towards the end of last season.

  • lakers down only 4 pts with a minute left when bryant threw up that prayer of a brick. i saw it coming, lol

  • lakers down only 4 pts with a minute left when bryant threw up that prayer of a brick. i saw it coming, lol

  • still he bricked the 3 pointer when it counted most. what did u expect from Kobrick?

  • still he bricked the 3 pointer when it counted most. what did u expect from Kobrick?

  • Pretty much. The media likes to spin it that we “keep losing out” to FA but if you really look at the facts, the Lakers have a few players each season they’d be willing to break the bank on and outside of those key players, they aren’t going to kill their budget for someone not worth the cash. Jim and Mitch has to be thinking they don’t want a repeat of 06 to roughly ’12. Yeah, we won a couple of championships (should’ve been three) but in the process we overpaid a lot of players and paid the price when trying to bring in new players/get fresh legs. We couldn’t afford anyone of worth.

  • Pretty much. The media likes to spin it that we “keep losing out” to FA but if you really look at the facts, the Lakers have a few players each season they’d be willing to break the bank on and outside of those key players, they aren’t going to kill their budget for someone not worth the cash. Jim and Mitch has to be thinking they don’t want a repeat of 06 to roughly ’12. Yeah, we won a couple of championships (should’ve been three) but in the process we overpaid a lot of players and paid the price when trying to bring in new players/get fresh legs. We couldn’t afford anyone of worth.

  • Coach Scott has a game plan set before each game, he sticks to that no matter what happens in the court or what the other coaches do making him so predictable. I have never seen him make a move that forced the other team to adjust, not even once. And this set rotation of his will stay until the 10th game. That’s how stupid he is, he makes adjustments every after 4-5 games. Can’t believe the Lakers hired this fool.

  • Coach Scott has a game plan set before each game, he sticks to that no matter what happens in the court or what the other coaches do making him so predictable. I have never seen him make a move that forced the other team to adjust, not even once. And this set rotation of his will stay until the 10th game. That’s how stupid he is, he makes adjustments every after 4-5 games. Can’t believe the Lakers hired this fool.

  • I knew that was gonna happen when he subbed Bass in for 5 seconds
    I swear I foresaw it and it’s amazing how BS didn’t.
    Or did he?

  • I knew that was gonna happen when he subbed Bass in for 5 seconds
    I swear I foresaw it and it’s amazing how BS didn’t.
    Or did he?

  • He let Bass continue to play after playing awful and having two horrible turnovers back to back
    I was speechless

  • Could’ve won the game Scott would stop being stubborn and just pull Lou for Russell. It was obvious he was playing terrible and still kept him in the game.

  • He let Bass continue to play after playing awful and having two horrible turnovers back to back
    I was speechless

  • Could’ve won the game Scott would stop being stubborn and just pull Lou for Russell. It was obvious he was playing terrible and still kept him in the game.

  • There was no scheme. It was just called put Ibaka the guy who can jump out the gym on the 1 inch vert center. He had his number all night sent his shots back.

  • There was no scheme. It was just called put Ibaka the guy who can jump out the gym on the 1 inch vert center. He had his number all night sent his shots back.

  • The TOs not that terrible considering he is a rookie and trying to make plays. That will fix itself by building chemistry but that shot is broke af.

  • The TOs not that terrible considering he is a rookie and trying to make plays. That will fix itself by building chemistry but that shot is broke af.

  • Whatever site this is from is terrible lol. Lakers would not take another pf especially an international pf over Ingram.

  • Whatever site this is from is terrible lol. Lakers would not take another pf especially an international pf over Ingram.

  • Simmons-Ingram-Skal-Jaylen Brown-Dragan Bender….those will lead the pack in 2016

    Simmons or Playoffs for me…no chance on simmons get that playoff spot

  • Simmons-Ingram-Skal-Jaylen Brown-Dragan Bender….those will lead the pack in 2016

    Simmons or Playoffs for me…no chance on simmons get that playoff spot

  • Something I’ve noticed. .. Mike no d’ antoni actually stood up for his players on the sideline. Byron just stands there, crosses his arms, grabs the clipboard and then looks lost.

    Fire Byron please!

  • Something I’ve noticed. .. Mike no d’ antoni actually stood up for his players on the sideline. Byron just stands there, crosses his arms, grabs the clipboard and then looks lost.

    Fire Byron please!

  • Even though Kobe had his best game of the season I knew your hatred would be on display. FYI Kobe had the best +/- of all Lakers’ players this game. Yep, he cooled down in the 2nd half as expected but as usual Lou sucked worse and Metta went back to his Staples-Center-moans-when-he-takes-a-shot mode featuring a couple of blown layups.

    It was nice to see Clarkson return to form though and that the team rebounding took baby steps forward.

  • Even though Kobe had his best game of the season I knew your hatred would be on display. FYI Kobe had the best +/- of all Lakers’ players this game. Yep, he cooled down in the 2nd half as expected but as usual Lou sucked worse and Metta went back to his Staples-Center-moans-when-he-takes-a-shot mode featuring a couple of blown layups.

    It was nice to see Clarkson return to form though and that the team rebounding took baby steps forward.

  • The Lakers play better when Kobe takes shots the defense gives, rather than forcing acrobatic shots. I’d like to see Kobe start making 22-24 pts per game on Fewer shots. The shot seemed better tonight (7/15 FG; 3/8 3pt), but he still needs to avoid the hero-ball, low=percentage contested shots.
    However, the team needs to get into their offense MUCH sooner, and stop passing Kobe the ball deep behind the 3-point line with no time left.
    They’ll get there. Hope it won’t take too much longer. If only Kobe will make the adjustment.

  • The Lakers play better when Kobe takes shots the defense gives, rather than forcing acrobatic shots. I’d like to see Kobe start making 22-24 pts per game on Fewer shots. The shot seemed better tonight (7/15 FG; 3/8 3pt), but he still needs to avoid the hero-ball, low=percentage contested shots.
    However, the team needs to get into their offense MUCH sooner, and stop passing Kobe the ball deep behind the 3-point line with no time left.
    They’ll get there. Hope it won’t take too much longer. If only Kobe will make the adjustment.

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  • Small Forward Brandon Ingram seems like a nice fit with Russell, Clarkson, and Randle…and DMC!

  • Small Forward Brandon Ingram seems like a nice fit with Russell, Clarkson, and Randle…and DMC!

  • That catch and shoot 3 in the 1st though! Stretch five in the making? Just think about that for a second. That’d be like Channing Frye with post moves and shot blocking ability.

  • That catch and shoot 3 in the 1st though! Stretch five in the making? Just think about that for a second. That’d be like Channing Frye with post moves and shot blocking ability.

  • He hasnt hit jump shots efficient enough to move to the three. Aslo that lineup would struggle really bad on offens because there is no spacing.

  • He hasnt hit jump shots efficient enough to move to the three. Aslo that lineup would struggle really bad on offens because there is no spacing.

  • Zach Andrews. He had a solid game but Upshaw had the same numbers in half the playing time. He also posterized that scrub on the other team.

  • Zach Andrews. He had a solid game but Upshaw had the same numbers in half the playing time. He also posterized that scrub on the other team.

  • Turnovers killed us, but at least we rebounded decently for a change. Baby steps haha

  • Turnovers killed us, but at least we rebounded decently for a change. Baby steps haha

  • You take the best player available regardless of position…. If you have too many at one position than one can be moved or change position… The Yankees would ..,..That is why they signed ARod…Even though they had Jeter ..Two Hof short stops….ARod Moved to Third base…The Lakers Had Eddie Jones….He didn’t Adjust to A Request to Change position to make room for Kobe….He was Traded.

  • You take the best player available regardless of position…. If you have too many at one position than one can be moved or change position… The Yankees would ..,..That is why they signed ARod…Even though they had Jeter ..Two Hof short stops….ARod Moved to Third base…The Lakers Had Eddie Jones….He didn’t Adjust to A Request to Change position to make room for Kobe….He was Traded.

  • He may be Better Than Randle….. Don’t be Married to One Player if he isn’t a Franchise Changing player…. At this point Simmons projects to be better than Randle..

  • He may be Better Than Randle….. Don’t be Married to One Player if he isn’t a Franchise Changing player…. At this point Simmons projects to be better than Randle..

  • You are worried about Randle and may miss out on a player that is po projected to be a best player in the league type of player.. You don’t pass on him….Take him and then see how they fit… Trade one if you have too.

  • You are worried about Randle and may miss out on a player that is projected to be a best player in the league type of player.. You don’t pass on him….Take him and then see how they fit… Trade one if you have too.

  • Manny Harris on the DLeague team who once played for the Lakers a season or two back kind reminds me of Lou Williams. Except he rebounds and shoots a bit better.

  • Manny Harris on the DLeague team who once played for the Lakers a season or two back kind reminds me of Lou Williams. Except he rebounds and shoots a bit better.

  • If we had kept Lin instead of getting Lou we would probably be 4-4. Lack of backup PG gives our offense no structure and everyone is just winging it. Hard to be consistent when the offense isn’t generating good shots.

  • Randle had no consistent Outside shot and teams are starting to know that he will try to Bull his way to the basket if he can’t beat his nan with the first step… He isn’t an explosive Jumper so in traffic he has a hard time getting Shots up in traffic.

  • If we had kept Lin instead of getting Lou we would probably be 4-4. Lack of backup PG gives our offense no structure and everyone is just winging it. Hard to be consistent when the offense isn’t generating good shots.

  • Randle has no consistent Outside shot and teams are starting to know that he will try and Bull his way to the basket if he can’t beat his man with the first step… He isn’t an explosive Jumper so in traffic he has a hard time getting Shots up in traffic.

  • He struggles running the point. He needs a ball handler on the court as he can be pressured very easily.

  • Very impressed with his ball handling actually. Much better ball handler than Lin already.

  • He struggles running the point. He needs a ball handler on the court as he can be pressured very easily.

  • Very impressed with his ball handling actually. Much better ball handler than Lin already.

  • His got his handles but lacks the quickness to break the pressure. Felton just pressured him in the 4th and he couldn’t do much.

  • 5 assists “should have been much more” and 1 turnover. I don’t think he felt too pressured.

  • His got his handles but lacks the quickness to break the pressure. Felton just pressured him in the 4th and he couldn’t do much.

  • 5 assists “should have been much more” and 1 turnover. I don’t think he felt too pressured.

  • Randle, Kobe and Bass couldn’t handle the pressure but I think that was just because they weren’t expecting it. But they turned it over literally every time they saw pressure.

  • Randle, Kobe and Bass couldn’t handle the pressure but I think that was just because they weren’t expecting it. But they turned it over literally every time they saw pressure.

  • He needs to be more aggressive. I actually think it wouldn’t be a bad idea for him to be getting a few more turnovers. 5/1 ratio is too high. If he was 8/4 I think it would be better for his dev.

  • He needs to be more aggressive. I actually think it wouldn’t be a bad idea for him to be getting a few more turnovers. 5/1 ratio is too high. If he was 8/4 I think it would be better for his dev.

  • I agree, but we all know BS would never let him see the court again if he did that.

  • I agree, but we all know BS would never let him see the court again if he did that.

  • I agree but this could be solved by just playing russell 30+ minutes a night call me a fanboy whatever. I have basketball IQ I know talent when I see it D’lo is the most talented young player we have and I’m not even talking about ceiling. His passing and ball handling is far better then clarkson and I think he is a better shooter just based on his form. With that being said it’s even more disgusting that after a year of seeing clarkson, scott will still play lou over him who was a -19 last night. I never thought scott would use him like this when we got him its unbelievable, he is acting like lou is a top player in this league. Biggest concern in my opinion is randle, his jumper looks so bad it makes him a worse player then nance at times. Not to mention he has no right hand which is why he misses so many layups, and honestly i don’t think he should bring the ball off a rebound more then 3 to 4 times a game those possessions don’t end well. It’s unfortunate that Randle is the least polished out of all our young players, he has a hitch in his jumper like Blake Griffin had you cannot be a good shooter till that get’s fixed.

  • I agree but this could be solved by just playing russell 30+ minutes a night call me a fanboy whatever. I have basketball IQ I know talent when I see it D’lo is the most talented young player we have and I’m not even talking about ceiling. His passing and ball handling is far better then clarkson and I think he is a better shooter just based on his form. With that being said it’s even more disgusting that after a year of seeing clarkson, scott will still play lou over him who was a -19 last night. I never thought scott would use him like this when we got him its unbelievable, he is acting like lou is a top player in this league. Biggest concern in my opinion is randle, his jumper looks so bad it makes him a worse player then nance at times. Not to mention he has no right hand which is why he misses so many layups, and honestly i don’t think he should bring the ball off a rebound more then 3 to 4 times a game those possessions don’t end well. It’s unfortunate that Randle is the least polished out of all our young players, he has a hitch in his jumper like Blake Griffin had you cannot be a good shooter till that get’s fixed.

  • Towns has been the best or most consistent so far. . ,Russell has improved the most from week one..Russell need to play more and shoot more…He has more composer than some vets and most rookies.

  • Towns has been the best or most consistent so far. . ,Russell has improved the most from week one..Russell need to play more and shoot more…He has more composer than some vets and most rookies.

  • Completely disagree he lacks quickness but that will come when his body changes, his ball handling is elite already.

  • Completely disagree he lacks quickness but that will come when his body changes, his ball handling is elite already.

  • Randle was careless with the ball last night, but I still like him pushing off rebounds. It is an awesome advantage we have due to his abilities. As for his shot, I don’t see the hitch. His form looks fine, just needs to refine it a bit with his follow through and getting a little more arc. Although David West never fixed his arc and was fine so you never know. Randle leads the team in rebounding, has the best defensive win share on the team, 3rd in assists.. He is basically killing it in every single area except for scoring. And that will come.

  • With kobe in the game our offense is designed for russell to be like the 4rd option.

  • Randle was careless with the ball last night, but I still like him pushing off rebounds. It is an awesome advantage we have due to his abilities. As for his shot, I don’t see the hitch. His form looks fine, just needs to refine it a bit with his follow through and getting a little more arc. Although David West never fixed his arc and was fine so you never know. Randle leads the team in rebounding, has the best defensive win share on the team, 3rd in assists.. He is basically killing it in every single area except for scoring. And that will come.

  • With kobe in the game our offense is designed for russell to be like the 4rd option.

  • I see a slight hitch not all the time but when the ball comes out like a rocket and “clanks” off the back of the rim that’s because of his shooting motion. His shooting is shooting is just terrible right now its throwing away so many possessions.

  • I see a slight hitch not all the time but when the ball comes out like a rocket and “clanks” off the back of the rim that’s because of his shooting motion. His shooting is shooting is just terrible right now its throwing away so many possessions.

  • He gets the least shots of all the starters except for Hibbert. So I don’t think that is what is killing us. Would actually like to see him shoot more.

  • He gets the least shots of all the starters except for Hibbert. So I don’t think that is what is killing us. Would actually like to see him shoot more.

  • No his shot isn’t broke at all …He has beautiful form…He know where his shots are in the offense… He just need to shoot more.. he will shoot 3 of 7….If he shoot more he will start to make more…Mudiay had an ugly ugly shot. And Russell rt now is forth on the feeding list among starters..Kobe eat first…Than Randle and Clarkson.. In whatever order, than Russell and Hibbert… The other rookies. .Okafor,Mudiay, Towns are depended on more by their teams… But Russell is coming. Held back by his coach but he us gaining… Soon Scit won’t be able to hold him back because he is getting better and fans and Media is starting to notuce and the calls to play more are getting loud!!!

  • No his shot isn’t broke at all …He has beautiful form…He know where his shots are in the offense… He just need to shoot more.. he will shoot 3 of 7….If he shoot more he will start to make more…Mudiay had an ugly ugly shot. And Russell rt now is forth on the feeding list among starters..Kobe eat first…Than Randle and Clarkson.. In whatever order, than Russell and Hibbert… The other rookies. .Okafor,Mudiay, Towns are depended on more by their teams… But Russell is coming. Held back by his coach but he is gaining… Soon Scott won’t be able to hold him back because he is getting better and fans and Media is starting to notuce and the calls to play more are getting loud!!!

  • Hey Jayson, you might want to check the box score before you comment next time, Bryant and Clarkson were the only players with good shooting percentages for the game, about 50%, everyone else was lousy, including MWP who was 0 for 9, and Hibbert who was 0 for 5, and Randle who was 2 for 9.
    Don’t look now but your irrational intense hatred of Kobe is showing……..

  • Hey Jayson, you might want to check the box score before you comment next time, Bryant and Clarkson were the only players with good shooting percentages for the game, about 50%, everyone else was lousy, including MWP who was 0 for 9, and Hibbert who was 0 for 5, and Randle who was 2 for 9.
    Don’t look now but your irrational intense hatred of Kobe is showing……..

  • Russell hasn’t had freedom? When? First game he touched the ball 12 times the entire game…He stood in the corner or went opposite of Kobe All game.What do you mean he hadn’t earn it and Okafor and Mudiay has?? Really? You didn’t take notice of how hard Russell worked during the summer up until now… He has earned it. Read and listen to the criticism he has taken.. I would say he had earned It… Playing time….If they keep losing… Take the training wheels off and let him ride without too much restrictions.

  • We are geting better. That’s good for me. JC is a little bit up and down. As a sophmore has to put a streak good games

  • Russell hasn’t had freedom? When? First game he touched the ball 12 times the entire game…He stood in the corner or went opposite of Kobe All game.What do you mean he hadn’t earn it and Okafor and Mudiay has?? Really? You didn’t take notice of how hard Russell worked during the summer up until now… He has earned it. Read and listen to the criticism he has taken.. I would say he had earned It… Playing time….If they keep losing… Take the training wheels off and let him ride without too much restrictions.

  • We are geting better. That’s good for me. JC is a little bit up and down. As a sophmore has to put a streak good games

  • I knew this would bring happiness to some, just think Okafor got 6 points. Had a bad night, makes you feel good. Enjoy it because, it’s gonna be a rare pleasure for you. What does that do for the Lakers. Okafor had a bad game yippee! This is what Laker fans are now, we get more pleasure from someone having a bad game. Than Lakers not winning? Well, that seals it, yep, Okafor is a bum we are better off without him. I think Okafor maybe worse off the pick didnt happen, or maybe not (the sixers have more options than the Lakers) but I know for sure the Lakers are worse off.

  • I knew this would bring happiness to some, just think Okafor got 6 points. Had a bad night, makes you feel good. Enjoy it because, it’s gonna be a rare pleasure for you. What does that do for the Lakers?Okafor had a bad game yippee! This is what Laker fans are now, we get more pleasure from someone having a bad game. Than Lakers not winning? Well, that seals it, yep, Okafor is a bum we are better off without him. I think Okafor maybe worse off the pick didnt happen, or maybe not (the sixers have more options than the Lakers) but I know for sure the Lakers are worse off.

  • Bruh, it hopeless they never let facts and logic get in their way. They are zealots…

  • Bruh, it hopeless they never let facts and logic get in their way. They are zealots…

  • I don’t think Russell is ready for 30+. He’s got to start taking it the rim (which he did some last game) and finishing there for him to be a 30+ a night player. Plus his defense is just bad. He’s got to work a lot on that.

    I agree with Clarkson. For better or worse Clarkson attacking the basket gives us the most consistent offense. He needs to do a much better job passing out once he penetrates but he’s to only one outside of Randle that can give us that inside out play. Lou has been asked to do things he clearly isn’t good at. BS seems to constantly put people in those situations with predictably bad results.

    Randle is definitely a work in progress but from what other people have said he works just as hard as Clarkson on his game. His probably 1-2 years from a consistent jumper and a right hand. Although he’s contributing in other categories I really believe Nance is a much better fit for the first unit. Better jumper, defense, and rebounding. The kid can flat out play.

  • I don’t think Russell is ready for 30+. He’s got to start taking it the rim (which he did some last game) and finishing there for him to be a 30+ a night player. Plus his defense is just bad. He’s got to work a lot on that.

    I agree with Clarkson. For better or worse Clarkson attacking the basket gives us the most consistent offense. He needs to do a much better job passing out once he penetrates but he’s to only one outside of Randle that can give us that inside out play. Lou has been asked to do things he clearly isn’t good at. BS seems to constantly put people in those situations with predictably bad results.

    Randle is definitely a work in progress but from what other people have said he works just as hard as Clarkson on his game. His probably 1-2 years from a consistent jumper and a right hand. Although he’s contributing in other categories I really believe Nance is a much better fit for the first unit. Better jumper, defense, and rebounding. The kid can flat out play.

  • I don’t hate Russell, I just don’t think he was the player the Lakers needed. At times I feel for the kid, because he’s been put in a situation, and on a stage that shouldn’t be. It sets him up to fail. He should have gone to the sixers where he would have been a building “piece” to get the ball into Embiid and Noel. Instead, he was chosen over a “franchise/foundation” building piece in Okafor. I believe, the Lakers knew the sixers were high on him to replace MCW and tried to force a swap 2nd round pick for the 3rd round. So that they could get the 1st round conditional pick back from the sixers. The sixers didn’t blink and picked the bpa, and the rest is history. Lakers got more guards than they need, and the sixers got more centers. Now the whole universe is out of order. My hate goes higher up than Russell…

  • I don’t hate Russell, I just don’t think he was the player the Lakers needed. At times I feel for the kid, because he’s been put in a situation, and on a stage that he shouldn’t be in. It sets him up to fail. He should have gone to the sixers where he would have been a building “piece” to get the ball into Embiid and Noel. Instead, he was chosen over a “franchise/foundation” building piece in Okafor. I believe, the Lakers knew the sixers were high on him to replace MCW and tried to force a swap 2nd round pick for the 3rd round. So that they could get the 1st round conditional pick back from the sixers. The sixers didn’t blink and picked the bpa, and the rest is history. Lakers got more guards than they need, and the sixers got more centers. Now the whole universe is out of order. My hate goes higher up than Russell…

  • Orlando smoked a very good Jazz team last night. They are 5-5 with a better record than the Mavs.

  • Orlando smoked a very good Jazz team last night. They are 5-5 with a better record than the Mavs.

  • Yeah, your right. Why play Lin when we can play Lou with a -19 yesterday. That totally makes our offense sooo much better.

  • Yeah, your right. Why play Lin when we can play Lou with a -19 yesterday. That totally makes our offense sooo much better.

  • Quickness doesn’t change. Strength yes. Faster reads/decision yes. Quickness no.

  • Quickness doesn’t change. Strength yes. Faster reads/decision yes. Quickness no.

  • I always thought it might be better for Russell and Randle to come off the bench. Russell would have more control of the offense and Randle can work the pinch post. As long as they play 20+ minutes it might help their dev.

  • I always thought it might be better for Russell and Randle to come off the bench. Russell would have more control of the offense and Randle can work the pinch post. As long as they play 20+ minutes it might help their dev.

  • I agree, two different situations, Okafor, besides Noel is playing with all D-Leaguers. Most of those players won’t be on the team next year. They’re just holding spots. Can you say tanks again. They got like 50 1st round picks next year, which includes the Lakers 1st round 3rd protected conditional pick.

  • I agree, two different situations, Okafor, besides Noel is playing with all D-Leaguers. Most of those players won’t be on the team next year. They’re just holding spots. Can you say tanks again. They got like 50 1st round picks next year, which includes the Lakers 1st round 3rd protected conditional pick.

  • Lol lakers shot there 2 best FG percent games without Kobe and had their most assists in the Orlando game. I love Kobe but it’s pretty hard to defend the ways he’s playing

  • Lol lakers shot there 2 best FG percent games without Kobe and had their most assists in the Orlando game. I love Kobe but it’s pretty hard to defend the ways he’s playing

  • So far, Lakers are winning at a chance of 1 out of 9. Even if we ignore the easier schedule so far and their total wins this entire season would be 1/9 multiplied by 82, which is roughly 9. Lets be even more generous and the total wins would be 10!
    Lakers should erect a status for BS in front of the Staples Center for being the worst coach in Lakers history!

  • So far, Lakers are winning at a chance of 1 out of 9. Even if we ignore the easier schedule so far and their total wins this entire season would be 1/9 multiplied by 82, which is roughly 9. Lets be even more generous and the total wins would be 10!
    Lakers should erect a status for BS in front of the Staples Center for being the worst coach in Lakers history!

  • Yes, without Lin and with an overall improved team, Lakers are doing much worse!

  • Yes, without Lin and with an overall improved team, Lakers are doing much worse!

  • You don’t see the Lakers Greats shouting about firing Scott as they were doing with D’antoni!

  • You don’t see the Lakers Greats shouting about firing Scott as they were doing with D’antoni!

  • that’s just false look at curry in college to now he was not always that fast

  • that’s just false look at curry in college to now he was not always that fast

  • Nance is just better then Randle right now I hate to say it but it’s true

  • Nance is just better then Randle right now I hate to say it but it’s true

  • I’d rather see Russell play with nance then Randle until he gets a jumper. The only way they would fit together is if we ran a pick and roll offense, which we don’t.

  • I’d rather see Russell play with nance then Randle until he gets a jumper. The only way they would fit together is if we ran a pick and roll offense, which we don’t.

  • Small sample size. You could go back to previous games and show how badly Kobe dragged the team down instead too. Kobe actually played well this game. That is the exception, not the rule now.

  • Small sample size. You could go back to previous games and show how badly Kobe dragged the team down instead too. Kobe actually played well this game. That is the exception, not the rule now.

  • la lakers should make decision fired now byron scott with 2 remove assistant coaches byron scott wrong decision making and weak defense and weak coaching stuff just stay put on job for meantime mark masen as interm head coach looking find new head coach la lakers and replace thibodeau or scott brooks and option monty williams as next head coach la lakers my top 3 choose as next head coach my opinion

  • la lakers should make decision fired now byron scott with 2 remove assistant coaches because of byron scott wrong decision making and weak defense and weak coaching stuff just stay put on job for meantime mark madsen as interm head coach because still looking find new head coach la lakers and i like to replace thibodeau or scott brooks and option monty williams as next head coach la lakers my top 3 choose as next head coach my opinion

  • yea I’m sure if lin were here we’d be 10-0 like we were last season right :/

  • yea I’m sure if lin were here we’d be 10-0 like we were last season right :/

  • Russell 19, Randle 20, Clarkson 23, Kobe 150… Considering our age we are doing fine.

  • Russell 19, Randle 20, Clarkson 23, Kobe 150… Considering our age we are doing fine.

  • Another mediocre game from D’Slowjello Bustell, the worst #2 pick in history.

  • Another mediocre game from D’Slowjello Bustell, the worst #2 pick in history.

  • this is what a comment from an idiot with no eye for talent looks like^^^^^

  • this is what a comment from an idiot with no eye for talent looks like^^^^^

  • Lin has a 19.9 PER this season and Lou’s is 14.4. 15 is average.

    So you’re right. We don’t need another below avg player, should of kept the above avg one which is Lin.

  • Lin has a 19.9 PER this season and Lou’s is 14.4. 15 is average.

    So you’re right. We don’t need another below avg player, should of kept the above avg one which is Lin.

  • Pretty diff players. Nance is playing much better defense and his jumper is looking much better. Randle is an attacker and plays inside.

  • Pretty diff players. Nance is playing much better defense and his jumper is looking much better. Randle is an attacker and plays inside.

  • He did have a mediocre game. Maybe tell him to be patient, that Russell is a project, but calling him an idiot for stating the obvious is illogical and dumb.

  • He did have a mediocre game. Maybe tell him to be patient, that Russell is a project, but calling him an idiot for stating the obvious is illogical and dumb.

  • let me help you understand his comment since your brain is not helping you, HIS TROLLING YOU!!!!!!

  • let me help you understand his comment since your brain is not helping you, HE’S TROLLING YOU!!!!!!

  • Russell is open season for trolling. He’s a #2 pick and “best player in the draft.” He’s got to prove he isn’t a bust.

  • Russell is open season for trolling. He’s a #2 pick and “best player in the draft.” He’s got to prove he isn’t a bust.

  • If you think he’s trolling, why would you respond? Just move along then.

  • If you think he’s trolling, why would you respond? Just move along then.

  • well this was between me and him, you’re the one that came into the conversation with your panties in hand

  • well this was between me and him, you’re the one that came into the conversation with your panties in hand

  • This is a public forum, no? If you want a private conversation take it somewhere else.

  • This is a public forum, no? If you want a private conversation take it somewhere else.

  • My post was in response to a comment that claims “Bryant STRUGGLED again, LOST the game for the Lakers”.

    I don’t think any of his six T/Os cost the team a win! Neither did the missed 3-pt shot he took at around the 40 sec. mark, w/c btw is the only shot he took after re-entering the game with three and a half mins. left in the game.

    If you claim otherwise, I’m all ears for your insightful feedback!

  • No, I don’t have to. My post was in response to a comment that claims “Bryant STRUGGLED again, LOST the game for the Lakers”.

    I don’t think any of his six T/Os cost the team a win! Neither did the missed 3-pt shot he took at around the 40 sec. mark, w/c btw is the only shot he took after re-entering the game with three and a half mins. left in the game.

    If you claim otherwise, I’m all ears for your insightful feedback!

  • That’s a good point. The problem now is that Jim Buss put this artificial deadline on himself to get the team back to the playoffs in 2 years. So he has to take risks now or risk losing his job. Once Jim Buss is gone the dominos will fall on Scott as well and possibly even Kupchak.

    So they will have to take some risks moving forward. If they don’t get Ben Simmons then they need to consider throwing money at Harrison Barnes and hoping that the Warriors don’t match it. I personally like Nicolas Batum. I think his defense will win the Lakers a lot of games, but he is a little old to be on a rebuilding team. Then Hassan Whiteside will also be available and Timothy Mosgov would be a good pick up if they don’t get Whiteside.

    The Lakers picks are only protected 1-3 for the next 2 seasons so they could easily end up losing both picks. So it might not be a bad idea to just build around what they already have.

  • That’s a good point. The problem now is that Jim Buss put this artificial deadline on himself to get the team back to the playoffs in 2 years. So he has to take risks now or risk losing his job. Once Jim Buss is gone the dominos will fall on Scott as well and possibly even Kupchak.

    So they will have to take some risks moving forward. If they don’t get Ben Simmons then they need to consider throwing money at Harrison Barnes and hoping that the Warriors don’t match it. I personally like Nicolas Batum. I think his defense will win the Lakers a lot of games, but he is a little old to be on a rebuilding team. Then Hassan Whiteside will also be available and Timothy Mosgov would be a good pick up if they don’t get Whiteside.

    The Lakers picks are only protected 1-3 for the next 2 seasons so they could easily end up losing both picks. So it might not be a bad idea to just build around what they already have.

  • They got the offensive rebound, thus completely eliminating any responsibility you might want to pin on Kobe. Nice try though

  • They got the offensive rebound, thus completely eliminating any responsibility you might want to pin on Kobe. Nice try though

  • you make no sense bro, first you said “why are you responding to him” then you said “this is a public forum” lol i think you answered your own question.

  • you make no sense bro, first you said “why are you responding to him” then you said “this is a public forum” lol i think you answered your own question.

  • Stop with the team is learning nothing crap while Kobe is out there, the amount of hatred for one player, is just amazing.

  • Stop with the team is learning nothing crap while Kobe is out there, the amount of hatred for one player, is just amazing.

  • Bs shud create more plays for jc in the last quarter wen his having a good game. Still bs, fo & most of d fans here js keep on trying not to have a clue, wen all the lakers got now is jc !! Many fans here r js so dumb that they cant figure y dlo needs to earn his minutes. .with fo trying to orchestrate huge plays for him in time. Bs & kobe should recognize JC now if they want WINS coming !!

  • Bs shud create more plays for jc in the last quarter wen his having a good game. Still bs, fo & most of d fans here js keep on trying not to have a clue, wen all the lakers got now is jc !! Many fans here r js so dumb that they cant figure y dlo needs to earn his minutes. .with fo trying to orchestrate huge plays for him in time. Bs & kobe should recognize JC now if they want WINS coming !!

  • ….you’re kidding right? Last night’s game was the first time Kobe’s had a positive +/- all season. So everytime the Lakers have played until last night they’ve been outscored with Kobe on the court. Every single time. He’s shooting 34% from the floor and 23% from 3, WHILE taking 8 3s a game. So not only is his shooting accuracy currently pathetic, he’s compounding bad shooting with high volume. His defense has also been horrible. So how in the world has he helped the team?

  • ….you’re kidding right? Last night’s game was the first time Kobe’s had a positive +/- all season. So everytime the Lakers have played until last night they’ve been outscored with Kobe on the court. Every single time. He’s shooting 34% from the floor and 23% from 3, WHILE taking 8 3s a game. So not only is his shooting accuracy currently pathetic, he’s compounding bad shooting with high volume. His defense has also been horrible. So how in the world has he helped the team?

  • THE GOOD: Finally won the rebounding battle. JC is the Lakers’ best player

    THE BAD: Couldn’t buy a bucket

    THE UGLY: MWP, Randle’s right hand

  • THE GOOD: Finally won the rebounding battle. JC is the Lakers’ best player

    THE BAD: Couldn’t buy a bucket

    THE UGLY: MWP, Randle’s right hand

  • Always take the BPA, (best players) it gives you options, leverage, and bargaining chips to play with. Provided of course, you know how to assess the best player available.

  • Always take the BPA, (best player available) it gives you options, leverage, and bargaining chips to play with. Provided of course, you know how to assess the best player available.

  • I think ala Lebron James, Durant if anything, will go to the wizards. He’s from that area, and he has already said OKC is Westbrooks’s team

  • I think ala Lebron James, Durant if anything, will go to the wizards. He’s from that area, and he has already said OKC is Westbrooks’s team

  • Being how you don’t understand BB I will not counter , a dumb statement like that, just being a KOBE lover does not mean he is doing good. For the season KOBE HAS SHOT so far his 7 games is 38/112 shots and his 3s 13/56 23.2 %, now how is that teaching them any thing good. with 15 T/O.

  • Being how you don’t understand BB I will not counter , a dumb statement like that, just being a KOBE lover does not mean he is doing good. For the season KOBE HAS SHOT so far his 7 games is 38/112 shots and his 3s 13/56 23.2 %, now how is that teaching them any thing good. with 15 T/O.

  • and there are 14 other guys that would be one a piece, yea that’s real bad.

  • and there are 14 other guys that would be one a piece, yea that’s real bad.

  • That’s the best game that KOBE has had out of the 7 he has played in, but he did nothing in the second half to help thing out-more T/O 1/4 shooting and those three were at the end of the game and CIRCUS SHOTS;.

  • That’s the best game that KOBE has had out of the 7 he has played in, but he did nothing in the second half to help thing out-more T/O 1/4 shooting and those three were at the end of the game and CIRCUS SHOTS;.

  • Very good some one who watches the games , and understands them, that’s hard to find around here, and no one calls you a KOBE hater, just because they don’t understand.

  • Very good some one who watches the games , and understands them, that’s hard to find around here, and no one calls you a KOBE hater, just because they don’t understand.

  • That’s what I have been trying to get over to some these so called LAKERS FANS, the young guys need COURT TIME, and they will get better each game, and by next season we will be a lot better off. THANKS.

  • That’s what I have been trying to get over to some these so called LAKERS FANS, the young guys need COURT TIME, and they will get better each game, and by next season we will be a lot better off. THANKS.

  • We have been in the 50s RB in the last few games, their doing a good job BASS even had 10 against the MAVS, we are working the boards.

  • We have been in the 50s RB in the last few games, their doing a good job BASS even had 10 against the MAVS, we are working the boards.

  • RUSSELL lids his players too far and a little to fast, but he does see them but his games is still a little to fast for the players, but watch out when he finds his way, the players points will rise.

  • RUSSELL lids his players too far and a little to fast, but he does see them but his games is still a little to fast for the players, but watch out when he finds his way, the players points will rise.

  • We have to box out better. Magic and Mavs are not strong rebound teams, to be fair

  • We have to box out better. Magic and Mavs are not strong rebound teams, to be fair

  • Why? Because I gave arguments instead of just saying “Kobe has helped his team” or “you dont knowbasketball” as my comments? I at least attempted to justify my stances. Can you really justify saying a player has helped his team if he’s bad on offense AND defense?

  • Why? Because I gave arguments instead of just saying “Kobe has helped his team” or “you dont knowbasketball” as my comments? I at least attempted to justify my stances. Can you really justify saying a player has helped his team if he’s bad on offense AND defense?

  • you used +/- to try and make your argument and you dont understand what +/- really is

  • you used +/- to try and make your argument and you dont understand what +/- really is

  • jc the best scorer on the team who can he passes it to, you guys act like hes a ball hog but he not at all he the only efficent scorer on this team. And plays a different postion but when needed to play point he can give you the same thing russ can do.

  • jc the best scorer on the team who can he passes it to, you guys act like hes a ball hog but he not at all he the only efficent scorer on this team. And plays a different postion but when needed to play point he can give you the same thing russ can do.

  • yea he really is, its getting annoying he always compares russ to jc. he said he was a better shooter then him but jc has a better percentage then him, i like both but hes just a fanboy.

  • yea he really is, its getting annoying he always compares russ to jc. he said he was a better shooter then him but jc has a better percentage then him, i like both but hes just a fanboy.

  • thats a lie jc is usually the third to eat russ just misses then when he knows its not his day he passes all game.

  • thats a lie jc is usually the third to eat russ just misses then when he knows its not his day he passes all game.

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  • Has nothing to do with phily, it’s a new age. Lakers led the old world order of the NBA cause every key FA wanted to come to la. Obviously, that’s not the case anymore, as the FO rudely found out last summer. Analytics, is a reality in 21st century. LA better get on board, the reality is “philly” has about 4 1st round picks in the draft, outside of what looks like their own first pick. That includes the Laker’s 1st round if it’s outside of 3rd pick. If that’s not enough, they con the Kings for a swap in the first round, if the Kings get the 1st pick and the sixers get the 5th pick. The sixers can take the 1st pick and give the Kings the 5th pick. They also get the heat’s 7th and somebody else’s 10th. So, being like phily wouldn’t hurt right now.

  • Has nothing to do with phily, it’s a new age. Lakers led the old world order of the NBA cause every key FA wanted to come to la. Obviously, that’s not the case anymore, as the FO rudely found out last summer. Analytics, is a reality in 21st century. LA better get on board, the reality is “philly” has about 4 1st round picks in the draft, outside of what looks like their own first pick. That includes the Laker’s 1st round if it’s outside of 3rd pick. If that’s not enough, they conned the Kings for a swap in the first round, if the Kings get the 1st pick and the sixers get the 5th pick. The sixers can take the 1st pick and give the Kings the 5th pick. They also get the heat’s 7th and somebody else’s 10th. So, being like phily wouldn’t hurt right now.

  • Woah man… You’re getting a little intense here. It was more of an observation than a proclamation of joy… Sports are supposed to be fun, chill out.

  • Woah man… You’re getting a little intense here. It was more of an observation than a proclamation of joy… Sports are supposed to be fun, chill out.

  • You right bruh, nothing against Russell, I just think Lakers gonna regret not getting Okafor.

  • You right bruh, nothing against Russell, I just think Lakers gonna regret not getting Okafor.

  • phily has 3 centers on their team theri last 3 number 1 picks were all centers we drafted russ even when we had a great young pg in clark and now you want to draft a pf evenwhen we have a great young pf in randle.

    sounds alot like philly

  • phily has 3 centers on their team theri last 3 number 1 picks were all centers we drafted russ even when we had a great young pg in clark and now you want to draft a pf evenwhen we have a great young pf in randle.

    sounds alot like philly

  • russ hot the ball 7 times had 3 assists so thats atleast 10 touches and he had three rebounds so thats another 3 he had 3 turonvers so thats another 3.
    hey just by looking at the box score i can tell he had atlest 16 touches. dont be a dumba$$ all your life

  • russ hot the ball 7 times had 3 assists so thats atleast 10 touches and he had three rebounds so thats another 3 he had 3 turonvers so thats another 3.
    hey just by looking at the box score i can tell he had atlest 16 touches. dont be a dumba$$ all your life

  • We are already like Philly if you hadn’t noticed??? Very bottom of the NBA….you are in denial if you can’t see that????

  • We are already like Philly if you hadn’t noticed??? Very bottom of the NBA….you are in denial if you can’t see that????

  • Hahahaa!!!! You are not onlly dumb you need a life!!!!! I kept throwing a number out there and you actually wastes time going back to the first game that nobody is ever going to give thought too and counted touches???? Hahahaa ,now that is dumb!?! It’s basketball Son,It ain’t starvation, or war!!!!Entertainment ,now say that to yourself, Entertainment .

  • Hahahaa!!!! You are not onlly dumb you need a life!!!!! I kept throwing a number out there and you actually wastes time going back to the first game that nobody is ever going to give thought too and counted touches???? Hahahaa ,now that is dumb!?! It’s basketball Son,It ain’t starvation, or war!!!!Entertainment ,now say that to yourself, Entertainment .

  • Rt now he isn’t the third option, he only shoot 7times,no third option takes just 7 shots…He doesn’t eat before, Kobe,Randle and Clarkson yet. .It may change…

  • Rt now he isn’t the third option, he only shoot 7times,no third option takes just 7 shots…He doesn’t eat before, Kobe,Randle and Clarkson yet. .It may change…

  • And quit having those long periods when he is playing our of control because he want to score.. Sometimes both he and Randle But he is playing well. He or Randle need to become the player that could score 20 a game,Most good or great teams have one…There are exceptions for you fans that are so serious you would go and pull it up…You will San Antonio.. I know.

  • And quit having those long periods when he is playing our of control because he want to score.. Sometimes both he and Randle But he is playing well. He or Randle need to become the player that could score 20 a game,Most good or great teams have one…There are exceptions for you fans that are so serious you would go and pull it up…You will say San Antonio.. I know.

  • I only used +/- because you did. I was content pointing out his horrible shooting and pathetic defense.

  • I only used +/- because you did. I was content pointing out his horrible shooting and pathetic defense.

  • CJ, now I know you are an intelligent dude, cause I see you commenting here all the time. And I’ve agreed with many of your comments myself. So, I’m say this again, choosing the bpa give you options. You mentioned the sixers, if Embiid finally gets a chance to play, and he’s a beast. The sixers can trade Noel or Okafor , or any combination of the 3 for future draft or players assets. The sixers were not hurt by taking the bpa, which turned out to be 3 centers because look at how they faired when Embiid went down. In addition to getting the 1st round by their own tanking. They could get the Laker’s pick if it’s outside of the 3rd pick. They fleeced the Kings, who could get the 1st round. Due to taking bad contracts off the Kings books. If the Kings get the 1st round and the sixers get the 5th round, the sixers would take the Kings 1st round and give the Kings the 5th pick. After that, they get the magic 7th pick in the 1st round, and the heat’s 10 pick in the 1st round. Are you telling me you wouldn’t want those options? I don’t care how you”feel” about the sixers. The Spurs, GS, NYK, and ect have done the same thing.

  • CJ, now I know you are an intelligent dude, cause I see you commenting here all the time. And I’ve agreed with many of your comments myself. So, I’m say this again, choosing the bpa give you options. You mentioned the sixers, if Embiid finally gets a chance to play, and he’s a beast. The sixers can trade Noel or Okafor , or any combination of the 3 for future draft or players assets. The sixers were not hurt by taking the bpa, which turned out to be 3 centers because look at how they faired when Embiid went down. In addition to getting the 1st round by their own tanking. They could get the Laker’s pick if it’s outside of the 3rd pick. They fleeced the Kings, who could get the 1st round. Due to taking bad contracts off the Kings books. If the Kings get the 1st round and the sixers get the 5th round, the sixers would take the Kings 1st round and give the Kings the 5th pick. After that, they get the magic 7th pick in the 1st round, and the heat’s 10 pick in the 1st round. Are you telling me you wouldn’t want those options? I don’t care how you”feel” about the sixers. The Spurs, GS, NYK, and ect have done the same thing.

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