Game Recap: Lakers Lose To Magic On Nikola Vucevic Buzzer Beater

The Los Angeles Lakers will look for their second win of the season on the second night of a back-to-back against the Orlando Magic. The Lakers will be without their star, Kobe Bryant, for a second consecutive game, who is missing the game due to back problems. Kobe missed last night’s game against the Miami Heat due to what many presumed to be rest, but Kobe later indicated that he was struggling with back pain.

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The Lakers do not have an easy task ahead of them as they try to match the young talent of the Magic. The young legs of the Lakers will seek redemption from last night’s second half meltdown on this second night of a back-to-back. It is yet to be seen what role D’Angelo Russell will serve at the end of the game, but Russell is waiting patiently for his number to be called in the fourth quarter.

First Quarter:

Roy Hibbert won the tip and the Lakers missed their first field goal, but Clarkson grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked it out to Russell who made a three. After Victor Oladipo knocked down a three to tie the game, Russell drove past his defender for the layup. Russell continued to have an influence on the game, assisting on a Mettaa World Peace three and then a layup, given the Lakers a 10-3 lead. Orlando answered the Lakers hot start with a 9-4 run, but was forced to leave the game with concussion like symptoms after a collision with his teammate. Nick Young entered the game and continued his hot shooting, nailing his first three as soon as he touched the ball. The Lakers struggled with defensive rebounds, allowing the Magic second chance points, and Mario Hezonja made a three to give them the lead 22-21 with 2:19 remaining in the quarter. Nikola Vucevic made a turnaround jumper over Tarik Black to give him six points in his first game back from injury. Lou Williams made a driving floater on the Lakers’ last possession to cut their deficit to one at the end of the first quarter. The Magic lead 26-25.

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Second Quarter:

Marcelo Huertas stole the inbounds pass to start the second quarter, but the Lakers failed to convert against a short shot clock. After a sloppy few possessions from both sides, Williams lead a fast break and threw a lob to Larry Nance Jr., who gently laid the ball in. A few minutes later, Huertas assisted a Nance Jr. jumper to put the Lakers back on top 30-29. Clarkson replaced Huertas, moving Williams to point guard, who scored off of the pick-and-roll on a jump shot drifting to his left. Nance stayed perfect from the field, converting on a contested jump shot, giving him eight points and the Lakers the lead 39-38. World Peace caught the ball on the cut and found a diving Brandon Bass, who finished at the rim with 3:23 left in the half. Elfrid Payton drove down an open lane and attempted a dunk over Randle and had his shot blocked, but the referee called a foul on Randle. A few possessions later, Evan Fournier drew a foul and converted the layup, earning a three-point play and tying the game at 43. Bass broke the tie with a dunk, but the Magic scored five straight points to end the quarter. The Lakers end the half trailing, 45-48.

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Third Quarter:

The Lakers started the third with three consecutive stops and they scored five straight points to begin the half. The Magic continued to dominate the offensive glass, creating more second chance opportunities, and Aaron Gordon made a corner three to give the Magic a one-point lead. Both sides struggled offensively, taking bad shots and turning the ball over as the lead continued to go back-and-forth. With six minutes remaining in the third, Tobias Harris made a short corner jumper to give the Magic back the lead, 57-56. After a timeout, the Lakers finally ran an offensive set that resulted in a dunk by Hibbert. Clarkson was struggling from the field, but he was able to find Hibbert again down low for a dunk, giving him four assists and giving the Lakers the one-point lead with 3:45 left in the third. On a broken play, the Magic ended up with a loose ball and Vucevic slammed home an alley-oop. After the Lakers turned the ball over, Shabazz Napier was fouled on a made jumper, and he converted the three-point play, giving the Magic the lead. The next Magic possession, Channing Frye made a buzzer beater with his foot on the line, giving them a 74-70 lead heading into the fourth.

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Fourth Quarter:

The three-point shooting of the Lakers was on full display as Young, Nance Jr., and Huertas all hit from deep to start the quarter. The Magic kept up though, as the score remained tied at 81 after three minutes. Napier hit a three, but the Lakers responded with a three-point play from Hibbert. A pair of free throws from Williams gave the Lakers a brief two point lead midway through the quarter, but Orlando continued to stay even. The Lakers pushed ahead by four after a dunk from Randle, but Harris hit a corner three to cut the lead to one. Randle hit another jumper, but another corner three, this time from Napier tied the game. Russell continued his strong game with an excellent drive and layup, but Orlando responded as the game was tied at 94 with three minutes left. Another Napier three and a Harris layup on an offensive rebound put Orlando ahead by five. The Lakers would again respond as Williams was again fouled on a three and Randle tied it with a floater in the lane. The Lakers got a stop, but Randle was blocked on the other end. The Lakers got another stop and had the ball with 25 seconds left and the game tied at 99. Williams had a shot to win the game, but it didn’t even touch the rim as the Magic got the ball back with 1.5 seconds remaining thanks to a shot clock violation. Vucevic hit a fadeaway at the buzzer to give Orlando a 101-99 win.

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would have rather seen metta, swaggy or russell take that last shot

  • Beyond pathetic. We lost to another bottom of the barrel team. At this rate, we will be a bottom 3 team. If this continues, after the All-Star break, we should focus on just tanking the season rather than lose a top 5 pick to the 76ers.

  • Beyond pathetic. We lost to another bottom of the barrel team. At this rate, we will be a bottom 3 team. If this continues, after the All-Star break, we should focus on just tanking the season rather than lose a top 5 pick to the 76ers. I really thought we are over with the tanking with all the talents we have.

    Only Byron is capable of making the impossible. Now I’m totally convinced that the reason why Byron is the head coach because he gives “head” to Jim, Mitch and Kobe!

  • They kept it close so can’t complain, tho defensively, they have a lot to learn. Russell had a good game but he needs to do more to get others involved, otherwise, they’d settle for crappy set up plays as they do.

    Truthfully, I’d start Nance at the 4 since he can actually hit jumpers and let Randle come off the bench for now.

  • They kept it close so can’t complain, tho defensively, they have a lot to learn. Russell had a good game but he needs to do more to get others involved, otherwise, they’d settle for crappy plays as they do.

    Truthfully, I’d start Nance at the 4 since he can actually hit jumpers and let Randle come off the bench for now. If JC’s having an off shooting night, then roll with your bread and butter.

    I like this loss for the team, just tells them that they’ll need to WORK harder to pull out close wins aside of put games away given they seem to settle for back and forth scoring games thus far.

  • too many offensive rebounds, too many TO’s, they made 5 more 3’s than us. Nice play you drew up scott!!!

  • too many offensive rebounds, too many TO’s, they made 5 more 3’s than us. Nice play you drew up scott!!!

  • Russell played more aggressive tonight. Clarskon had an off night in terms of scoring. Lou Williams is only good at drawing fouls. Huertas is awful on defense.

  • Russell played more aggressive tonight. Clarskon had an off night in terms of scoring. Lou Williams is only good at drawing fouls. Huertas is awful on defense.

  • I know it’s growing pains but man the losing hurts, it hurts so bad. I have to admit the ball movement is better and the defense is getting slightly better. D’Angelo is putting in a lot more effort as well. He needs to be that aggressive every game. I would have liked to see Nance Jr. stay in the game late.

  • I know it’s growing pains but man the losing hurts, it hurts so bad. I have to admit the ball movement is better and the defense is getting slightly better. D’Angelo is putting in a lot more effort as well. He needs to be that aggressive every game. I would have liked to see Nance Jr. stay in the game late.

  • Not surprising if that happens. Kid is really good. In any other draft, he would be the no 1 pick and I was one of few here who said we should draft him if Towns is taken. Everyone say that he would be another bust from from Europe. What a bunch of idiots!

  • Not surprising if that happens. Kid is really good. In any other draft, he would be the no 1 pick and I was one of few here who said we should draft him if Towns is taken. Everyone say that he would be another bust from from Europe. What a bunch of idiots!

  • We are not in a better a better position to bad mouth Philly at this rate.

  • They’ll just take another center and continue to screw up their franchise.

  • We are not in a better a better position to bad mouth Philly at this rate.

  • If Randle hits those free throws we would’ve been in good shape
    Can’t really complain bout this loss
    Williams is just subbing in where Kobe left off
    Magic was out of fouls and they rather go for a long 2 ISO than drive to the rim or move the ball a little
    Oh well 74 more game till Simmons

  • If Randle hits those free throws we would’ve been in good shape
    Can’t really complain bout this loss
    Williams is just subbing in where Kobe left off
    Magic was out of fouls and they rather go for a long 2 ISO than drive to the rim or move the ball a little
    Oh well 74 more game till Simmons

  • Miss or make, I would’ve preferred Randle or Russell get the last shot. Would’ve been good for them going forward.

  • I know but at least we don’t keep drafting top three picks at the same position. Although I would like to take Embiid off their hands.

  • He said that even though Lou is a vet and can hit that shot they should have gotten a better one or a better play whereas Worthy said the opposite, “It was good, Lou is a vet he hits it.”

  • lou is lucky he gets to the free throw line a ton. He would be averaging 6 points a game without it.

  • Did I hear right when they said Randle is under 60% for FT’s this year? Good lord and they were concerned about Okafor?

  • Miss or make, I would’ve preferred Randle or Russell get the last shot. Would’ve been good for them going forward.

  • I know but at least we don’t keep drafting top three picks at the same position. Although I would like to take Embiid off their hands.

  • He said that even though Lou is a vet and can hit that shot they should have gotten a better one or a better play whereas Worthy said the opposite, “It was good, Lou is a vet he hits it.”

  • lou is lucky he gets to the free throw line a ton. He would be averaging 6 points a game without it.

  • Who cares at least we’ve won a game Sixers are still winless

  • Did I hear right when they said Randle is under 60% for FT’s this year? Good lord and they were concerned about Okafor?

  • Time to fire Byron already, we are awful at defense and our offense sucks balls…cmon Mitch Fire him already and hire Thibs or Mark Jackson who are at least known to teach guys to play defense

  • As I said….The most intriguing thing about this Lakers team….Is figuring just how they are going to Lose.

  • Seriously, Randle is really terrible at FT. At this rate, any team should just hack-a-randle. Kid is really dumb at FT line. No focus whatsoever. Every time he misses, I feel like slapping his ugly face.

  • Time to fire Byron already, we are awful at defense and our offense sucks balls…cmon Mitch Fire him already and hire Thibs or Mark Jackson who are at least known to teach guys to play defense

  • As I said….The most intriguing thing about this Lakers team….Is figuring just how they are going to Lose.

  • Seriously, Randle is really terrible at FT. At this rate, any team should just hack-a-randle. Kid is really dumb at FT line. No focus whatsoever. Every time he misses, I feel like slapping his ugly face.

  • Yeah he’s right but Byron isn’t creative enough to draw up anything better. Worthy is blindly loyal to his friend. It must be tough to have to critique a friend.

  • Real sh–t. They only signed him because they thought Nick was done for, instead he’s lighting it up while Lou’s shooting under 30% smh.

  • I thought it was weird especially as effective as he was later in the third with P&R best distributor this game.

  • Yeah he’s right but Byron isn’t creative enough to draw up anything better. Worthy is blindly loyal to his friend. It must be tough to have to critique a friend.

  • Real sh–t. They only signed him because they thought Nick was done for, instead he’s lighting it up while Lou’s shooting under 30% smh.

  • I thought it was weird especially as effective as he was later in the third with P&R best distributor this game.

  • I don’t know what they are trying to do but at least they have many assets to trade if they plan to do so. Can’t blame them for taking Okafor because Embiid is not playing at all.

  • Huertas 5 ast in 10 minutes? with Lakers garbage? he would make 15APG with 30mpg and playing with starters.

  • I don’t know what they are trying to do but at least they have many assets to trade if they plan to do so. Can’t blame them for taking Okafor because Embiid is not playing at all.

  • Huertas 5 ast in 10 minutes? with Lakers garbage? he would make 15APG with 30mpg and playing with starters.

  • Indeed and Okafor seems to be productive so far…unlike someone else I know who was top three in the draft this year.

  • He’s garbage in defense and his shot looks horrible
    He doesn’t bring much to the table other than assists

  • Imagine Huertas under D’Antoni. He could be averaging 20 assist per game.

  • Indeed and Okafor seems to be productive so far…unlike someone else I know who was top three in the draft this year.

  • He’s garbage in defense and his shot looks horrible
    He doesn’t bring much to the table other than assists

  • Imagine Huertas under D’Antoni. He could be averaging 20 assist per game.

  • If he, Russell and Randle would stop holding the ball for 20 seconds of the 24 second shot clock they wouldn’t be shooting so poorly by having to take desperation shots.

  • i know dunno why byron plays lou more than nick.. should of played clarkson and young in the 4th instead of metta

  • the guy is in wrong team… I don’t understand why Lakers need him, he will not play more than 12mpg this season. Trade him, take some young talent.

  • If he, Russell and Randle would stop holding the ball for 20 seconds of the 24 second shot clock they wouldn’t be shooting so poorly by having to take desperation shots.

  • i know dunno why byron plays lou more than nick.. should of played clarkson and young in the 4th instead of metta

  • the guy is in wrong team… I don’t understand why Lakers need him, he will not play more than 12mpg this season. Trade him, take some young talent.

  • LOL FAKERS HOW YOU DOING?
    1-7 LAST IN THE WEST
    BACK TO BACK LOSSES AND LOSE TO THE MAGICs
    Hornets get back to back wins !

    But you know what Byron didn’t have a good roster last season. Now he has all the pieces and Fakers will be 2016 champions.

    CAN I GET A TANK YOU?

  • LOL FAKERS HOW YOU DOING?
    1-7 LAST IN THE WEST
    BACK TO BACK LOSSES AND LOSE TO THE MAGICs
    Hornets get back to back wins !

    But you know what Byron didn’t have a good roster last season. Now he has all the pieces and Fakers will be 2016 champions.

    CAN I GET A TANK YOU?

  • Towns, Okafor and Porzingis are all very productive. The same can’t be said about Russell. To make it worst, I’ve seen some indication of laziness and lack of energy in Russell’s game tonight. Maybe he used up all his energy banging a Kardashian.

  • Dan said he banned you. How are you still posting. Your Lin boy is still a scrub and his team isn’t doing any better.

  • Towns, Okafor and Porzingis are all very productive. The same can’t be said about Russell. To make it worst, I’ve seen some indication of laziness and lack of energy in Russell’s game tonight. Maybe he used up all his energy banging a Kardashian.

  • Dan said he banned you. How are you still posting. Your Lin boy is still a scrub and his team isn’t doing any better.

  • Hibbert shouldn’t have hesitated to contest that last throw by Vucevic. That last shot should’ve been an easy block for him.

  • Hibbert shouldn’t have hesitated to contest that last throw by Vucevic. That last shot should’ve been an easy block for him.

  • I thought he was better tonight than usual. He was contesting shots and switching on defense.

  • Roy you are 7’2 you had six rebounds. Our 19 year old PG had 6 rebounds. The other team had 20+ offensive rebounds. cmon man

  • I thought he was better tonight than usual. He was contesting shots and switching on defense.

  • Roy you are 7’2 you had six rebounds. Our 19 year old PG had 6 rebounds. The other team had 20+ offensive rebounds. cmon man

  • FOH Okafor had 7 reb
    And Russell had 6 reb as a pg
    Playing with 3 other guards
    Okafor is the Sixers main center he’s in a different position
    I’m so tired of all you fake fans but it’s hilarious reading all this nonsense y’all type go be a Sixers fan if you love Okafor so much this is a lakers site

  • I dunno if Mitch wants us to tank or what cuz if he really wanted to win he would of fire Byron already….1-7 isn’t that the worst start in lakers history?

  • Too bad the Lakers refused to trade for Demarcus Cousins. He would be a free agent draw…instead we have to rely on Russell, Clarkson and Randle. Next year will be year FIVE of mediocrity and yet another lottery visit.

  • FOH Okafor had 7 reb
    And Russell had 6 reb as a pg
    Playing with 3 other guards
    Okafor is the Sixers main center he’s in a different position
    I’m so tired of all you fake fans but it’s hilarious reading all this nonsense y’all type go be a Sixers fan if you love Okafor so much this is a lakers site

  • I dunno if Mitch wants us to tank or what cuz if he really wanted to win he would of fire Byron already….1-7 isn’t that the worst start in lakers history?

  • Too bad the Lakers refused to trade for Demarcus Cousins. He would be a free agent draw…instead we have to rely on Russell, Clarkson and Randle. Next year will be year FIVE of mediocrity and yet another lottery visit.

  • No idea why Nick doesn’t get 6th man minutes at this point. He’s obviously a better player than Lou. Byron is so clueless at coaching it hurts my brain.

  • Byron will be done next year…..same with jim since it will be his 3rd year unless he lands a superstar and jenie decides to keep him

  • If we actually had a play that at least hit the rim it would have been OT

  • No idea why Nick doesn’t get 6th man minutes at this point. He’s obviously a better player than Lou. Byron is so clueless at coaching it hurts my brain.

  • Byron will be done next year…..same with jim since it will be his 3rd year unless he lands a superstar and jenie decides to keep him

  • If we actually had a play that at least hit the rim it would have been OT

  • Simmer down young blood. 7 rebounds? Was that just today? Fake fans for criticizing our players for sucking? You sound like a groupie. I’m tired of your d-riding of Russell.

  • Lakers should’ve let Anthony Brown get some minutes these past 2 games

  • The problem with Hibbert is he is not quick enough to get a rebound. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t really like him but the worst part is Randle should be averaging double figure in rebound since Hibbert misses a lot. Unfortunately, it’s not happening. I think Hibbert should pair up with Nance Jr since he brings a lot of energy and will hustle for every rebound. Randle stands too much watching the ball rather than going after it.

  • Simmer down young blood. 7 rebounds? Was that just today? Fake fans for criticizing our players for sucking? You sound like a groupie. I’m tired of your d-riding of Russell.

  • Lakers should’ve let Anthony Brown get some minutes these past 2 games

  • The problem with Hibbert is he is not quick enough to get rebound. We all know it from his days at the Pacers. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t really like him but the worst part is Randle should be averaging double figure in rebound since Hibbert misses a lot. Unfortunately, it’s not happening. I think Hibbert should pair up with Nance Jr since he brings a lot of energy and will hustle for every rebound. Randle stands too much watching the ball rather than going after it.

  • might as well run clarkson and russell together what do we have to lose at least they can work on chemistry

  • byron shud change the starting lineup to russel, clarkson, brown, randle, nance

  • The Lakers are a business. As long as management makes money, winning or losing is irrelevant.

  • might as well run clarkson and russell together what do we have to lose at least they can work on chemistry

  • byron shud change the starting lineup to russel, clarkson, brown, randle, nance

  • The Lakers are a business. As long as management makes money, winning or losing is irrelevant.

  • I cant take it no more…..Im retiring as a laker/nba fan at the end of this year.

  • Maybe fans should stop buying ticket and merchandise. That should teach them a lesson.

  • They wanted the #2 pick (Bustell) and Randle. I would have did that in a heartbeat.

  • I cant take it no more…..Im retiring as a laker/nba fan at the end of this year.

  • Maybe fans should stop buying ticket and merchandise. That should teach them a lesson.

  • They wanted the #2 pick (Bustell) and Randle. I would have did that in a heartbeat.

  • can we trade Lou and Bass for a legit backup center? who’s out there we can get?

  • Let’s look at the total picture:
    Okafor~26pg, 7rbs, 4 blks & 1asst. Yet, you only saw 7rbs huh? Delusional…

  • can we trade Lou and Bass for a legit backup center? who’s out there we can get?

  • Let’s look at the total picture:
    Okafor~26pg, 7rbs, 4 blks & 1asst. Yet, you only saw 7rbs huh? Delusional…

  • offensively, there were 3 culprits on that last play.
    1. Byron for drawing up such predictable kindergarten level play.
    2. D’angelo for muffing it up, putting Lou way beyond where he was suppose to get the ball.
    3. Lou. Took too long to shake his man, and couldn’t.
    A rudimentary 1 pass play with a full clock that they couldn’t execute. And give credit to Fourney (or whoever was guarding DR) for realizing the play wasn’t for DR and got way in his face. Wouldn’t do that with real/speedy PGs cuz they’d break you down.

    Defensively, I agree with Worthy. Hibbert Fronting Vuc was the bet option. It’s 1.5 sec. That shot vuc got off coulda been taken in .4 sec like Fish.

  • i second that.. Brown has a three shot… anybody been keeping up with our D-league

  • And some clowns on here were saying Nance should be sent to D League(smh). He plays well everytime he’s in there.

  • didn’t watch da game so I don’t know who 2 blame. but I do know Nick Young lives 4 those type of shots and at least would’ve hit rim

  • offensively, there were 3 culprits on that last play.
    1. Byron for drawing up such predictable kindergarten level play.
    2. D’angelo for muffing it up, putting Lou way beyond where he was suppose to get the ball.
    3. Lou. Took too long to shake his man, and couldn’t.
    A rudimentary 1 pass play with a full clock that they couldn’t execute. And give credit to Fourney (or whoever was guarding DR) for realizing the play wasn’t for DR and got way in his face. Wouldn’t do that with real/speedy PGs cuz they’d break you down.

    Defensively, I agree with Worthy. Hibbert Fronting Vuc was the bet option. It’s 1.5 sec. That shot vuc got off coulda been taken in .4 sec like Fish.

  • i second that.. Brown has a three shot… anybody been keeping up with our D-league

  • And some clowns on here were saying Nance should be sent to D League(smh). He plays well everytime he’s in there.

  • He likes to state half the facts to get his point across.

  • didn’t watch da game so I don’t know who 2 blame. but I do know Nick Young lives 4 those type of shots and at least would’ve hit rim

  • Marc Gasol thinking he was hot ish by passing on the Lakers now his bummy team is getting blown out daily.

  • Randle is worst than Nance Jr. He is just a one tricked pony – dribble penetration to the left. Easy to predict.

  • Much much better performance from the team. I applaud the team. Especially Russell, who finally dispelled all reservations about his driving abilities today. Win or lose, I think this is what we fans want to see – Team ball and progress!

  • Marc Gasol thinking he was hot ish by passing on the Lakers now his bummy team is getting blown out daily.

  • Randle is worst than Nance Jr. He is just a one tricked pony – dribble penetration to the left. Easy to predict.

  • Much much better performance from the team. I applaud the team. Especially Russell, who finally dispelled all reservations about his driving abilities today. Win or lose, I think this is what we fans want to see – Team ball and progress!

  • exactly i duno what mitch is thinking, time to fire byron before its too late

  • they wanted more and the lakers wanted to keep one of Randle ad Clarkson. Quoting from reports between ORL-SAC-LAL “surrendering prized young big man Julius Randle, young guard Jordan Clarkson and the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s draft”

  • exactly i duno what mitch is thinking, time to fire byron before its too late

  • they wanted more and the lakers wanted to keep one of Randle ad Clarkson. Quoting from reports between ORL-SAC-LAL “surrendering prized young big man Julius Randle, young guard Jordan Clarkson and the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s draft”

  • This team wasn’t going anywhere when starting 3 rookie/2 yr players. However best for them to get as much play as possible to help them grow/learn the league’s style of pace. However, if the inept FO don’t make a trade or two by the deadline then they’re definitely on tank mode. This team lacks accountability from its players. Which goes for the coach.

  • I wouldn’t blame him though. He said himself that he prefers to live in Memphis because he likes quieter life. Plus, we did trade him for Pau and he has been loyal to the Griz.

  • “If I told you, that you would lead the team in minutes, what would you look at me like”? Russell: like you were an alien lol

  • This team wasn’t going anywhere when starting 3 rookie/2 yr players. Best for them to get as much play as possible to help them grow/learn the league’s style of pace. However, if the inept FO don’t make a trade or two by the deadline then they’re definitely on tank mode. This team lacks accountability from its players. Which goes for the coach.

  • I wouldn’t blame him though. He said himself that he prefers to live in Memphis because he likes quieter life. Plus, we did trade him for Pau and he has been loyal to the Griz.

  • “If I told you, that you would lead the team in minutes, what would you look at me like”? Russell: like you were an alien lol

  • tough shot by vucevic — gotta give that guy credit. the team looked better, but gave up too many offensive boards. russell is looking more and more comfortable with each and every game out. you’re starting to see flashes of how great this kid is gonna be.

  • same clown said the same about clark,Russ, and Randle. He wants to start bass/Williams

  • Randle’s a great post player but they don’t give it to him much down there. That’s where he needs to get it most.

  • tough shot by vucevic — gotta give that guy credit. the team looked better, but gave up too many offensive boards. russell is looking more and more comfortable with each and every game out. you’re starting to see flashes of how great this kid is gonna be.

  • same clown said the same about clark,Russ, and Randle. He wants to start bass/Williams

  • Randle’s a great post player but they don’t give it to him much down there. That’s where he needs to get it most.

  • I give props to DR for starting out well, then he reverted. He went to the rim 2 times in the first few possessions, then once the rest of the game then took all his shots from the perimeter. I don’t know why he can’t see that driving gives him more options to be effective. He did well with it, do more.

    Plus I hate that he has to take 10 secs bringing the ball up and get to the offense. Randle when he gets the rebound takes 5-8 secs to get to paint.

  • i hope so at least more competitive . i think we need to trade somehow i think we can get something for bass and another player

  • I give props to DR for starting out well, then he reverted. He went to the rim 2 times in the first few possessions, then once the rest of the game then took all his shots from the perimeter. I don’t know why he can’t see that driving gives him more options to be effective. He did well with it, do more.

    Plus I hate that he has to take 10 secs bringing the ball up and get to the offense. Randle when he gets the rebound takes 5-8 secs to get to paint.

  • i hope so at least more competitive . i think we need to trade somehow i think we can get something for bass and another player

  • why do lin fans celebrate laker losses like if lin just won a ring or something? and why cant lin get a starting job? not even for the hornets??

  • he’s a 19 year old rook — wtf do you people expect? it’s laughable how little some of you know about the game.

  • I knew clarksons efficiency wasnt going to be sustained but he has steadily declined since his 30pt game. He didnt look confident in his shot but at least he found another way to contribute 5 ast for a sg is pretty good.

  • why do lin fans celebrate laker losses like if lin just won a ring or something? and why cant lin get a starting job? not even for the hornets??

  • he’s a 19 year old rook — wtf do you people expect? it’s laughable how little some of you know about the game.

  • I knew clarksons efficiency wasnt going to be sustained but he has steadily declined since his 30pt game. He didnt look confident in his shot but at least he found another way to contribute 5 ast for a sg is pretty good.

  • I asked D’Angelo Russell about (finally) having the ball in his hands with the game on the line.

    “I’m built for this,” he said.

  • its grade school ball that u learn not to let you man get open shots napier got 4 open threes in the last 3 mins and hit 2 of them

  • So far I haven’t seen his “greatness” yet. He has short wingspan which made him an easy target for block. Let’s not forget that he is an undersized PF to begin with. He can’t bully himself into the paint anymore like he did in college. He better work on his right hand and jumper if he wants to succeed in the league. The reason why he still scoring is because he still has an element of surprise that most of his opponents still haven’t figure out. Next season will be harder for him if he doesn’t improve.

  • i first seen them like 2 years ago and still check them out once in a while, yea they are

  • I asked D’Angelo Russell about (finally) having the ball in his hands with the game on the line.

    “I’m built for this,” he said.

  • its grade school ball that u learn not to let you man get open shots napier got 4 open threes in the last 3 mins and hit 2 of them

  • So far I haven’t seen his “greatness” yet. He has short wingspan which made him an easy target for block. Let’s not forget that he is an undersized PF to begin with. He can’t bully himself into the paint anymore like he did in college. He better work on his right hand and jumper if he wants to succeed in the league. The reason why he still scoring is because he still has an element of surprise that most of his opponents still haven’t figure out. Next season will be harder for him if he doesn’t improve.

  • i first seen them like 2 years ago and still check them out once in a while, yea they are

  • you’re hilarious, bro. it wasn’t that cut and dry. you need to learn something about hoops before you post on here.

  • what sad is 5 assists for a sg is great and kobe allways got 5 assists and people call him a ball hog

  • Cousins had another fight with Karl i think we should try to c cuz im sure cousins is ready to leave the kings

  • you’re hilarious, bro. it wasn’t that cut and dry. you need to learn something about hoops before you post on here.

  • what sad is 5 assists for a sg is great and kobe allways got 5 assists and people call him a ball hog

  • Cousins had another fight with Karl i think we should try to c cuz im sure cousins is ready to leave the kings

  • Kobe is from another planet. He does all the things in the game in a perfect way

  • please. Make that offense go away. Or bring in a Kyrie, a Paul who didn’t take 10 secs to run the offense.

  • Kobe is from another planet. He does all the things in the game in a perfect way

  • please. Make that offense go away. Or bring in a Kyrie, a Paul who didn’t take 10 secs to run the offense.

  • He’s improving. He likes the J because he was a knock down shooter in HS and College over 41% from 3 on about 7 attempts per game. Shooters are streaky, lets hope he catches fire soon

  • Nance optimistic: “We’ve just got so many different weapons that if we keep moving on the same path we’re going to be a hard train to stop.”

  • They are 1 and 7, do we really want a guy who can’t win with Rondo, Gay, etc

  • He’s improving. He likes the J because he was a knock down shooter in HS and College over 41% from 3 on about 7 attempts per game. Shooters are streaky, lets hope he catches fire soon

  • Nance optimistic: “We’ve just got so many different weapons that if we keep moving on the same path we’re going to be a hard train to stop.”

  • They are 1 and 7, do we really want a guy who can’t win with Rondo, Gay, etc

  • Wait, my brother. Cousins played just a few games. And the games he played was 2 against Clippers, 1 against Lakers (they won) and 1 against Spurs

  • yes hes a major upgrade from hibbert. if we can pull a trde off of hibbert and some future throw in pick i would take it

  • His a center that averages a double double if we can get him with out losing anything I’ll be fine with that. It won’t happen but who wouldn’t want cousins.

  • He has never been a pg before so that will take time. He was always an SG with exceptional vision so he never really brought the ball up. He needs game time. It will come with experience

  • Wait, my brother. Cousins played just a few games. And the games he played was 2 against Clippers, 1 against Lakers (they won) and 1 against Spurs

  • yes hes a major upgrade from hibbert. if we can pull a trde off of hibbert and some future throw in pick i would take it

  • His a center that averages a double double if we can get him with out losing anything I’ll be fine with that. It won’t happen but who wouldn’t want cousins.

  • He has never been a pg before so that will take time. He was always an SG with exceptional vision so he never really brought the ball up. He needs game time. It will come with experience

  • Well Dirk seems to have a much different view of Julius than you do because he said all kinds of good things about Randle’s abilities.

  • Guys, despite the painfull loss. I’m happy with a i’ve seen today. D’angelo is get more confortable, Nance is the great surprise of the young season… Clarkson get it going on the third, nice assists but Byron tooked him out.

  • Well Dirk seems to have a much different view of Julius than you do because he said all kinds of good things about Randle’s abilities.

  • Guys, despite the painfull loss. I’m happy with a i’ve seen today. D’angelo is get more confortable, Nance is the great surprise of the young season… Clarkson get it going on the third, nice assists but Byron tooked him out.

  • Nance has been a good replacement for Ed Davis. Both were energy guys, and a positive is Nance is young and can shoot.

  • Nance has been a good replacement for Ed Davis. Both were energy guys, and a positive is Nance is young and can shoot.

  • I think Hibbert/Porzingis pairing would be a lot better than with Randle.

    PG: Huertas
    SG: Clarkson
    SF: Trade Randle for a young SF
    PF: Porzingis
    C: Hibbert

    This team looks more balance that what we have right now.

  • he’s WAYYYYY better than hibbert though then you’ll have two wildcats in the front court

  • If it’s a Laker’s site, why do you always take a swipe at Okafor, when making a point about Russell? I’ll tell you why, because even why you are typing your delusional nonsense, you know Okafor should have been the pick. And as to comparisons, just stop, there is none. Okafor is light years ahead of Russell. The same, at least from sl, pre-season, and the small sample size to date. Can be said about: Towns, Porzingis, Mudiay, Winslow, and others. Russell, is not even in the conversation when it comes ROY discussions. He has played well in his last two outting, still he lags behind the aforementioned players. So, kill the noise. Praise Russell if you want, but realistically he shouldn’t be compared to no one at least critically. Peace.

  • Davis was the first person I’d hope the Lakers sign, instead the first guy they thought about was Sacre.

  • I agree. His offense looked smooth today so i’m a bit more patient but he has already shown he is not quick enough mentally to coach at this level anymore. I hope the team explores trades this season though. I have been singing Vucevic (and Motiejunas’) praises on this site for a long time now. Look what he did today and last season? There are too many gems in this league to be content with guys like Sacre, Ryan Kelly and Brandon Bass

  • I think Hibbert/Porzingis pairing would be a lot better than with Randle.

    PG: Huertas
    SG: Clarkson
    SF: Trade Randle for a young SF
    PF: Porzingis
    C: Hibbert

    This team looks more balance that what we have right now.

  • he’s WAYYYYY better than hibbert though then you’ll have two wildcats in the front court

  • If it’s a Laker’s site, why do you always take a swipe at Okafor, when making a point about Russell? I’ll tell you why, because even why you are typing your delusional nonsense, you know Okafor should have been the pick. And as to comparisons, just stop, there is none. Okafor is light years ahead of Russell. The same, at least from sl, pre-season, and the small sample size to date. Can be said about: Towns, Porzingis, Mudiay, Winslow, and others. Russell, is not even in the conversation when it comes ROY discussions. He has played well in his last two outting, still he lags behind the aforementioned players. So, kill the noise. Praise Russell if you want, but realistically he shouldn’t be compared to no one at least critically. Peace.

  • Davis was the first person I’d hope the Lakers sign, instead the first guy they thought about was Sacre.

  • I agree. His offense looked smooth today so i’m a bit more patient but he has already shown he is not quick enough mentally to coach at this level anymore. I hope the team explores trades this season though. I have been singing Vucevic (and Motiejunas’) praises on this site for a long time now. Look what he did today and last season? There are too many gems in this league to be content with guys like Sacre, Ryan Kelly and Brandon Bass

  • But we have a genius in D’angelo. He will be our Manu Ginobili. A solid smart guy who has all the skills

  • just the fact that you have huertas starting obliterates whatever credibility you could have had, kiddo.

  • But we have a genius in D’angelo. He will be our Manu Ginobili. A solid smart guy who has all the skills

  • just the fact that you have huertas starting obliterates whatever credibility you could have had, kiddo.

  • we’re still making fantasy line ups? i thought that stopped like 3 months ago??

  • Nets will win they first game against Houston, and Dallas will beat the Clippers haha

  • we’re still making fantasy line ups? i thought that stopped like 3 months ago??

  • Nets will win they first game against Houston, and Dallas will beat the Clippers haha

  • Dirk is never known to be a good defender to begin with. Like I said, right now Randle is still have an element of surprise in his game because he is unknown to the league. Next season, everyone will understand his strength which will make it harder for him. If he doesn’t develop, he will find it more difficult.

  • We worked him out last pre season before he signed with the Heat. They could’ve offered him a spot, yet they let him go, then within a few months he blossoms in Miami, while we’re stuck with good for nothing Sacre.

  • Dirk is never known to be a good defender to begin with. Like I said, right now Randle is still have an element of surprise in his game because he is unknown to the league. Next season, everyone will understand his strength which will make it harder for him. If he doesn’t develop, he will find it more difficult.

  • We worked him out last pre season before he signed with the Heat. They could’ve offered him a spot, yet they let him go, then within a few months he blossoms in Miami, while we’re stuck with good for nothing Sacre.

  • Good summary. I agree with Nance starting due to fit. Randle can be the playmaker for the second unit.

  • Our roster aint that bad..its the coaching that is SH!#. Scott has ZERO idea how to coach in today’s game… hire a better coach and then we can see how well this team play

  • Good summary. I agree with Nance starting due to fit. Randle can be the playmaker for the second unit.

  • Our roster aint that bad..its the coaching that is SH!#. Scott has ZERO idea how to coach in today’s game… hire a better coach and then we can see how well this team play

  • He’s a PG. His best minutes are when D’angelo sits. Both can’t play well together in my eyes

  • What do you mean? The man alters shots and blocks them and his scoring these past couple of games. I don’t think it’s Hibberts fault.

  • his shot is better than ed’s so i can c that nace is our sleeper draft pick now if scott would let A. brown play

  • Hibbert and bass for Cousins. Maybe throw in Clarkson and the Kings give us Mclemore

  • He’s a PG. His best minutes are when D’angelo sits. Both can’t play well together in my eyes

  • What do you mean? The man alters shots and blocks them and his scoring these past couple of games. I don’t think it’s Hibberts fault.

  • his shot is better than ed’s so i can c that nace is our sleeper draft pick now if scott would let A. brown play

  • Hibbert and bass for Cousins. Maybe throw in Clarkson and the Kings give us Mclemore

  • 25 assists is good though. Team playing as a team lately. Lot to build off of

  • I think we’re all aware of how bad Scott is. I like the roster, but they’re not being put in the best situations to win.

  • First step was taken to handing this team over to russell, going to be process full of mistakes but it’s for the best. You see the flashes of greatness like today but he is a rookie so he lacks consistency. As good as clarkson is he isn’t a floor general, and russell is already a better shooter.(shooting is more valuable skill then being a great athlete at the guard postion)Love randle but he has the most work to do out of all our young guys because he needs to get better at so many fundamentals but probably has the highest ceiling. Lance jr. what a steal perfect for todays style of play. Byron needs to play Lou no more then 20 minutes a night.

  • He can shoot 3 and create play for the others. But I wouldn’t mind replacing him with Lou/Young with Clarkson at PG.

  • 25 assists is good though. Team playing as a team lately. Lot to build off of

  • I think we’re all aware of how bad Scott is. I like the roster, but they’re not being put in the best situations to win.

  • First step was taken to handing this team over to russell, going to be process full of mistakes but it’s for the best. You see the flashes of greatness like today but he is a rookie so he lacks consistency. As good as clarkson is he isn’t a floor general, and russell is already a better shooter.(shooting is more valuable skill then being a great athlete at the guard postion)Love randle but he has the most work to do out of all our young guys because he needs to get better at so many fundamentals but probably has the highest ceiling. Lance jr. what a steal perfect for todays style of play. Byron needs to play Lou no more then 20 minutes a night.

  • He can shoot 3 and create play for the others. But I wouldn’t mind replacing him with Lou/Young with Clarkson at PG.

  • i dont under stand the front office Sacre is a waste of a roster spot id rather kept Jabari than him

  • Nance will be our starting PF soon. He’s a better defender and rebounder and he can knock down that mid-range jumper.

  • russell will be this team’s starting PG for the foreseeable future. get a clue, bro.

  • Lol, Kings would want Randle, Russell, Clarkson and all of our future children. And Cousins isn’t worth even half of that.

  • Are you kidding? It seems like that’s the full-time job of several people in here.

  • i dont under stand the front office Sacre is a waste of a roster spot id rather kept Jabari than him

  • Nance will be our starting PF soon. He’s a better defender and rebounder and he can knock down that mid-range jumper.

  • russell will be this team’s starting PG for the foreseeable future. get a clue, bro.

  • Lol, Kings would want Randle, Russell, Clarkson and all of our future children. And Cousins isn’t worth even half of that.

  • Are you kidding? It seems like that’s the full-time job of several people in here.

  • Hes more mature than Randle. 4 years in college make that diference. But Randle still more talented

  • Beginning to think the same. Lets give them both time. They are both really talented so I hope the FO does not have to make a sacrifice down the road

  • Hes more mature than Randle. 4 years in college make that diference. But Randle still more talented

  • Beginning to think the same. Lets give them both time. They are both really talented so I hope the FO does not have to make a sacrifice down the road

  • Nance had 1 defensive rebound in 20 minutes. Randle had 8 defensive rebounds in 26 minutes.

  • Id like them to mesh up. Jc is aggresiv yl russel gonna suave it.. If chemistry will be found. .this gotta be great basketball!

  • exactly Scott has to go, last year he had an excuse with all the injuries, this year our team is healthy but still he cant coach for shi!#

  • Nance had 1 defensive rebound in 20 minutes. Randle had 8 defensive rebounds in 26 minutes.

  • Id like them to mesh up. Jc is aggresiv yl russel gonna suave it.. If chemistry will be found. .this gotta be great basketball!

  • exactly Scott has to go, last year he had an excuse with all the injuries, this year our team is healthy but still he cant coach for shi!#

  • Not even sure if hibbert is a starter in this league anymore just so slow and unathletic

  • Duh, that’s obvious. I have nothing against him but when I read the rumor about him dating Jenner, I start to question his maturity and seriousness to become the Laker great. He shouldn’t be dating at all in his rookie year.

  • Everyone blames someone here, whether it’s Kobe, Russell, Scott, Hibbert, Lou, etc. We should really be blaming Sacre, dude has performed very poorly, I’m guessing he’s on the decline as a Laker girl.

  • Not even sure if hibbert is a starter in this league anymore just so slow and unathletic

  • Duh, that’s obvious. I have nothing against him but when I read the rumor about him dating Jenner, I start to question his maturity and seriousness to become the Laker great. He shouldn’t be dating at all in his rookie year.

  • Everyone blames someone here, whether it’s Kobe, Russell, Scott, Hibbert, Huertas, Lou, etc. We should really be blaming Sacre, dude has performed very poorly, I’m guessing he’s on the decline as a Laker girl.

  • Ezeli showed that in the finals when he played more minutes than Bogut. You have to be able to run

  • Still not quite there with Lakers Developmental D’Angelo, even after 31 (Wild man) minutes – 3 Major turnovers, No Team Support to Russell, which leads to Poor Leadership, which D’Angelo is Sorely Lacking

  • Ezeli showed that in the finals when he played more minutes than Bogut. You have to be able to run

  • Still not quite there with Lakers Developmental D’Angelo, even after 31 (Wild man) minutes – 3 Major turnovers, No Team Support to Russell, which leads to Poor Leadership, which D’Angelo is Sorely Lacking

  • Replace Randle with Porzingis and Hibbert with Drummond or Whiteside.

  • He just might. The kid is solid and has done well with his minutes. Julius is struggling also.

  • He just might. The kid is solid and has done well with his minutes. Julius is struggling also.

  • julius isn’t struggling. he’s not playing great, but it’s a stretch to say he’s struggling. he’s putting up nearly a double-double.

  • Don’t force things, bro. Enjoy the games when D’angelo played bad. Today is nothing to say about the kid. He played very well. Make a layup with the right hand down the strech challenging Vucevic.
    Just be quiet today. D’angelo was very good today

  • I’m tired of seeing lou! He’s not all that, he lost his swagg in this system i guess, no excuse for missing that play tho

  • 25 assists is about 7 more than they were averaging. Step in the right direction.

  • julius isn’t struggling. he’s not playing great, but it’s a stretch to say he’s struggling. he’s putting up nearly a double-double.

  • Don’t force things, bro. Enjoy the games when D’angelo played bad. Today is nothing to say about the kid. He played very well. Make a layup with the right hand down the strech challenging Vucevic.
    Just be quiet today. D’angelo was very good today

  • I’m tired of seeing lou! He’s not all that, he lost his swagg in this system i guess, no excuse for missing that play tho

  • 25 assists is about 7 more than they were averaging. Step in the right direction.

  • you really know NOTHING about hoops, kiddo. we get it — you don’t like russell. anything new to add? yeah, didn’t think so.

  • you really know NOTHING about hoops, kiddo. we get it — you don’t like russell. anything new to add? yeah, didn’t think so.

  • There’s a bright side in trading for Cousins. He’s a coach killer and it’s almost guaranteed that Byron would get fired within a few days after the trade.

  • I don’t care what anyone says, if swaggy is on that floor with clock winding down. .. pass nick the damnmn ball!

  • How do you know? Russell was benched in the 4th for Huertas. That really struck a nerve huh? Are you doing Julius? I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings

  • There’s a bright side in trading for Cousins. He’s a coach killer and it’s almost guaranteed that Byron would get fired within a few days after the trade.

  • I don’t care what anyone says, if swaggy is on that floor with clock winding down. .. pass nick the damnmn ball!
    Lou Williams hel| no!

  • How do you know? Russell was benched in the 4th for Huertas. That really struck a nerve huh? Are you doing Julius? I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings

  • Randle wants to play at a faster pace when possible. I do think that would help them with energy maybe. Team slows down sometimes and gets uninterested

  • I see the Lakers are depending more and more on Lou Williams. Unfortunately Lou doesn’t seem to be making his shots with any consistency. I realize Clarkson was having an off-night shooting but the other intangibles like penetration, defense and passing skills should have had him in crunch time instead of Williams.

  • Randle wants to play at a faster pace when possible. I do think that would help them with energy maybe. Team slows down sometimes and gets uninterested

  • I see the Lakers are depending more and more on Lou Williams. Unfortunately Lou doesn’t seem to be making his shots with any consistency. I realize Clarkson was having an off-night shooting but the other intangibles like penetration, defense and passing skills should have had him in crunch time instead of Williams.

  • Can’t Blame Coach Byron this time, Coach went against his Awesome Intuition and played D’Angelo Too much; Played 2nd yr Clarkson and Randle too many minutes, if wanted the Win

    Now Coach realizes, finally, too many minutes for D’Angelo- Lakers Lose Big, with Rookie in, even during Crucial Fourth

    Beat Mavs – Get the Win

  • If I were the Lakers GM we wouldn’t be stuck in 14th place every year 🙂

  • Can’t Blame Coach Byron this time, Coach went against his Awesome Intuition and played D’Angelo Too much; Played 2nd yr Clarkson and Randle too many minutes, if wanted the Win

    Now Coach realizes, finally, too many minutes for D’Angelo- Lakers Lose Big, with Rookie in, even during Crucial Fourth

    Beat Mavs – Get the Win

  • then it looks like Nets, Kings and Lakers tied for the 2nd worst team in the league

  • I do like that pairing better. Doesn’t mean Nance would get more minutes than Randle but to start the game it might be better. Plus, Randle as the point forward for the second unit would mean less pg play from Lou.

  • Becky Hammon coached nice the Spurs summer league team. Luke is just continue the job by Mark and Kerr. I’m not sure

  • got blown out yesterday without him playing, actually had a chance to win today, but your right.

  • then it looks like Nets, Kings and Lakers tied for the 2nd worst team in the league

  • I do like that pairing better. Doesn’t mean Nance would get more minutes than Randle but to start the game it might be better. Plus, Randle as the point forward for the second unit would mean less pg play from Lou.

  • Becky Hammon coached nice the Spurs summer league team. Luke is just continue the job by Mark and Kerr. I’m not sure

  • got blown out yesterday without him playing, actually had a chance to win today, but your right.

  • i’d be pissed if they hired another re-trend coach who underachieved. At least Walton and Hammon can be great coaches some day

  • i’d be pissed if they hired another re-trend coach who underachieved. At least Walton and Hammon can be great coaches some day

  • Lou plays lowkey garbage lately imo, he’s taking away from Swaggy in buzzer beater and game winners, i don’t get Byron Scott when nick is the better shooter % on this team right now

  • I like Mark Jackson spirit. His system is not THAT good. But is a good one

  • When Kobe play we lose, when Kobe doesn’t play we still lose…if its not byrons fault then who fault is it?? Byron clearly cant coach time to fire him already!

  • Lou plays lowkey garbage lately imo, he’s taking away from Swaggy in buzzer beater and game winners, i don’t get Byron Scott when nick is the better shooter % on this team right now

  • I like Mark Jackson spirit. His system is not THAT good. But is a good one

  • When Kobe play we lose, when Kobe doesn’t play we still lose…if its not byrons fault then who fault is it?? Byron clearly cant coach time to fire him already!

  • We will not be there in the final of the season. Our youngs are learning fast…

  • We will not be there in the final of the season. Our youngs are learning fast…

  • I think you are onto something here, There are too many ball dominant guys on this team. So success might be difficult to achieve but Randle is so talented that it cannot be him. I think Lou will leave in the long term.

    Also, One of Russell or Clarkson will have to be the 6th man. Hate to say it but it looks like Clarkson because of his age and draft position. He just does not have the hype and perceived “upside” that Russell has. Both are good, I like Clarkson a lot but coaches are human. They will struggle to pick him over Russell ever

  • Clarkson shoots 49%, almost 50 which is rare for a guard. Maybe Russell will one day be a better shooter but he isn’t right now. Also change your name, that will never happen.

  • I think you are onto something here, There are too many ball dominant guys on this team. So success might be difficult to achieve but Randle is so talented that it cannot be him. I think Lou will leave in the long term.

    Also, One of Russell or Clarkson will have to be the 6th man. Hate to say it but it looks like Clarkson because of his age and draft position. He just does not have the hype and perceived “upside” that Russell has. Both are good, I like Clarkson a lot but coaches are human. They will struggle to pick him over Russell ever

  • Clarkson shoots 49%, almost 50 which is rare for a guard. Maybe Russell will one day be a better shooter but he isn’t right now. Also change your name, that will never happen.

  • Philly looks like they tanking again this year for #1….if Lakers are not top 3 in lottery we lose our pick to philly.. FUC%$K THE SIXERS

  • Would like to see Anthony Brown getting Huertas minutes. At least for a few games.

  • Philly looks like they tanking again this year for #1….if Lakers are not top 3 in lottery we lose our pick to philly.. FUC%$K THE SIXERS

  • Would like to see Anthony Brown getting Huertas minutes. At least for a few games.

  • Guys, i was thinking. We are in a good position right now. We have serious young talent and we have assets for trades in Nick, Lou and Bass. So, if Mitch does a good job at the trade deadline we can add more talent and continue to develop.
    Maybe we will be a little bit atractive in FA

  • He’s wrong dude, Russell is rookie, he’s allowed his mistakes…… Randle is the one who got us to 99 pts in the first place so that’s invalid, aaand Clarkson wasn’t even in the 4th closing minutes, and lastly it all started when Scott took nance out after he got hot!
    Idk what game @Thomas was watching, in fact i was happy to see Russell out there controlling

  • Guys, i was thinking. We are in a good position right now. We have serious young talent and we have assets for trades in Nick, Lou and Bass. So, if Mitch does a good job at the trade deadline we can add more talent and continue to develop.
    Maybe we will be a little bit atractive in FA

  • He’s wrong dude, Russell is rookie, he’s allowed his mistakes…… Randle is the one who got us to 99 pts in the first place so that’s invalid, aaand Clarkson wasn’t even in the 4th closing minutes, and lastly it all started when Scott took nance out after he got hot!
    Idk what game @Thomas was watching, in fact i was happy to see Russell out there controlling

  • Lol, same thing happened last year. All the players were scapegoated but management and the coaching staff was given a pass.

  • stop it. Be in peace. I hate the Kobe hates too. But we are all Lakers here, let it go

  • stop it. Be in peace. I hate the Kobe hates too. But we are all Lakers here, let it go

  • Like to keep Lou. He is struggling with shooting but hard to find a guy like that who can get a shot at will. He is a good sixth man.

  • What is maximum wins for a “Developmental” Team?

    Someone ought to tell Byron, to Stop trying to win with Developmental Team

    Wins, solve ALL kinds of Problems !!

  • Like to keep Lou. He is struggling with shooting but hard to find a guy like that who can get a shot at will. He is a good sixth man.

  • What is maximum wins for a “Developmental” Team?

    Someone ought to tell Byron, to Stop trying to win with Developmental Team

    Wins, solve ALL kinds of Problems !!

  • Kobe shoulda just suited up for that one play. Stupid byron and his subs.SMH

  • Kobe shoulda just suited up for that one play. Stupid byron and his subs.SMH

  • Projected Contender Team:

    Pg: 1st pass/ smooth shooter – russel
    Sg: athletic drive to hoops/ shooter -jc
    Sf: athletic perimeter defender/ shooter – kobe (should)
    Pf: athletic rebounder defender/ post player/ stretch4 – randle (should)
    C: strong rim defender/ post player – hibert (should)

    Go Lakers !!

  • Projected Contender Team:

    Pg: 1st pass/ smooth shooter – russel
    Sg: athletic drive to hoops/ shooter -jc
    Sf: athletic perimeter defender/ shooter – kobe (should)
    Pf: athletic rebounder defender/ post player/ stretch4 – randle (should)
    C: strong rim defender/ post player – hibert (should)

    Go Lakers !!

  • Lakers could trade for Danilo gallinari , Rudy Gay, or Markieff Morris to be the starting SF.
    I see 3 guys we could trade for to play center. Joakim Noah, Nerlens Noel, or cousins

  • Lakers could trade for Danilo gallinari , Rudy Gay, or Markieff Morris to be the starting SF.
    I see 3 guys we could trade for to play center. Joakim Noah, Nerlens Noel, or cousins

  • Metta is doing great. I do worry about Hibbert rebounding but we will figure it out. Just have to rebound as a team

  • Metta is doing great. I do worry about Hibbert rebounding but we will figure it out. Just have to rebound as a team

  • Kobe is 3 years past. Rather go with guys that will get better instead of worse.

  • Kobe is 3 years past. Rather go with guys that will get better instead of worse.

  • D’Angelo Russell on having the ball with the game on the line. Russell: “I’m built for this.”

  • D’Angelo Russell on having the ball with the game on the line. Russell: “I’m built for this.”

  • 2010 was 5 years Ago, the last time LAL had any “Real” Great Teams – Lakers are Spoiled for Greatness

  • 2010 was 5 years Ago, the last time LAL had any “Real” Great Teams – Lakers are Spoiled for Greatness

  • What about Lou and bass for Markieff Morris? Morris and Randle could be a nice forward tandem.
    Lineup would be:
    Russell / Clarkson
    Kobe / Young
    Morris / MWP
    Randle / Nance
    Hibbert / Black

  • love the confidence but he almost threw it away, either way i would have liked to see him shoot that last shot over lou

  • What about Lou and bass for Markieff Morris? Morris and Randle could be a nice forward tandem.
    Lineup would be:
    Russell / Clarkson
    Kobe / Young
    Morris / MWP
    Randle / Nance
    Hibbert / Black

  • love the confidence but he almost threw it away, either way i would have liked to see him shoot that last shot over lou

  • Atleast Philly consistent lol. They been in the lottery for like 5 years. But they still saying “Trust the process”

  • @eri@disqus_7DOeVDSQbD:disqus, @lu@disqus_HTcQcKB00F:disqus and @la@lakers4eternity:disqus its not that Hibbert not quick, Hibbert goes for the block and when he goes for the block he is not in position to catch the rebound, Pacers knew how to handle this problem with the rest of the team to go for the rebound this why David West get a lot of rebound and other players……. I do agree with Nance there we would get more rebounds because Randle seems to pick and choose when he went to be aggressive player, while Nance is most of the time in that mode, if Nance was more of an aggressive scorer he would be perfect, I wish Byron put Randle on the bench, at least until he learn to work harder, he not working on his shots enough and he is being lazy for rebounds and etc, he just need to give the guy a wake up call that his position is not locked and I feel he would play much better

  • Atleast Philly consistent lol. They been in the lottery for like 5 years. But they still saying “Trust the process”

  • @eri@disqus_7DOeVDSQbD:disqus, @lu@disqus_HTcQcKB00F:disqus and @la@lakers4eternity:disqus its not that Hibbert not quick, Hibbert goes for the block and when he goes for the block he is not in position to catch the rebound, Pacers knew how to handle this problem with the rest of the team to go for the rebound this why David West get a lot of rebound and other players……. I do agree with Nance there we would get more rebounds because Randle seems to pick and choose when he went to be aggressive player, while Nance is most of the time in that mode, if Nance was more of an aggressive scorer he would be perfect, I wish Byron put Randle on the bench, at least until he learn to work harder, he not working on his shots enough and he is being lazy for rebounds and etc, he just need to give the guy a wake up call that his position is not locked and I feel he would play much better

  • damn i use to seem him play in palmdale man so many great cali players need to come home (harden westbrook, PG etc.) damn

  • damn i use to seem him play in palmdale man so many great cali players need to come home (harden westbrook, PG etc.) damn

  • Kobe nomore at sg. Best of him to regain his legs in shooting. .ala pierce.. Give him time. He will make it. .come mid season..

  • i understand that you dont pass up on a nba max contract but why the pacers? they’re garbage

  • Kobe nomore at sg. Best of him to regain his legs in shooting. .ala pierce.. Give him time. He will make it. .come mid season..

  • i understand that you dont pass up on a nba max contract but why the pacers? they’re garbage

  • Lou is garbage when playing PG. He is a SG forced to play PG. Lou is a scorer & not really a good passer.

  • i dont blame him win a fan base likes you it might be hard to leave.. i wonder would the lakers had offered him a max contract.. i really thought we coulda got BUtler from the bulls cuz he was interested in coming

  • Just give more minutes to Clarkson and D’angelo. One has to be on the floor

  • Lou, Young, Brown, Randle, Black. Randle plays “point.” Do you think that would work off and def?

  • Lou is garbage when playing PG. He is a SG forced to play PG. Lou is a scorer & not really a good passer.

  • i dont blame him win a fan base likes you it might be hard to leave.. i wonder would the lakers had offered him a max contract.. i really thought we coulda got BUtler from the bulls cuz he was interested in coming

  • Just give more minutes to Clarkson and D’angelo. One has to be on the floor

  • Lou, Young, Brown, Randle, Black. Randle plays “point.” Do you think that would work off and def?

  • the laker season is making me want the college season to get really started. Im scouting all the top players in my conference

  • It’s really not. I mean he’s not playing terrible but when you’re matched up against Aaron Gordon…you should dominate. The last games against the Heat and Knicks, he did.

  • the laker season is making me want the college season to get really started. Im scouting all the top players in my conference

  • It’s really not. I mean he’s not playing terrible but when you’re matched up against Aaron Gordon…you should dominate. The last games against the Heat and Knicks, he did.

  • It must be even tougher for Byron to have such weak “yes” men as friends

  • They’ve been playing great lately tho, Larry Bird changed that whole roster up

  • It must be even tougher for Byron to have such weak “yes” men as friends

  • They’ve been playing great lately tho, Larry Bird changed that whole roster up

  • Kawhi is probably the best defender in the NBA but PG is right next to him but on the offensive side PG just seems to be able to take over games more than Kawhi

  • Kawhi is probably the best defender in the NBA but PG is right next to him but on the offensive side PG just seems to be able to take over games more than Kawhi

  • I don’t blame Russell for looking for his shot. When he was looking to pass first he would get caught with the ball with a few seconds left on the clock and have to force up a shot. That’s why his FG% was so low. Now when he comes down the court he’s only thinking about getting to his spots.

  • I don’t blame Russell for looking for his shot. When he was looking to pass first he would get caught with the ball with a few seconds left on the clock and have to force up a shot. That’s why his FG% was so low. Now when he comes down the court he’s only thinking about getting to his spots.

  • PG is the better player. Much better on offense, a bit worse on defense but not by much at all

  • Yeah I think the Pacers are 1 star player always from being contenders in the east but they are defnitely heading in the right direction by locking up George, picking up Ellis and drafting Myles Turner

  • PG is the better player. Much better on offense, a bit worse on defense but not by much at all

  • Yeah I think the Pacers are 1 star player always from being contenders in the east but they are defnitely heading in the right direction by locking up George, picking up Ellis and drafting Myles Turner

  • well the clippers lost should we celebrate the way lin fans celebrate laker losses? uh no thats pretty pathetic

  • well the clippers lost should we celebrate the way lin fans celebrate laker losses? uh no thats pretty pathetic

  • I’d take PG over him just because James isn’t a good defender at all plus PG’s offense is nearly as good

  • I’d take PG over him just because James isn’t a good defender at all plus PG’s offense is nearly as good

  • Harden can score 20 without taking a shot, he might be the best flopper in NBA history.

  • Harden can score 20 without taking a shot, he might be the best flopper in NBA history.

  • Kind of excited to see DFenders on Saturday. Upshaw and Frazier both intriguing

  • Kind of excited to see DFenders on Saturday. Upshaw and Frazier both intriguing