Lakers 2015-2016 Season Preview
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With the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers season officially underway tomorrow, fans are cautiously optimistic about the new batch of players donning the purple and gold, and with good reason. After last season’s disastrous run, which presented an injury-ridden squad limping along to the worst record in franchise history, the 2015-2016 incarnation of Lakers Basketball promises to look considerably different.

Roughly half of the roster is gone, replaced mostly by younger counterparts or more accomplished veterans. Ed Davis’ departure for Portland stung, particularly with the reasonable contract that he signed ($20 million over three years), but otherwise most of the subtracted players didn’t have the appearance of being long-term fits (Jeremy Lin fans might feel otherwise, but they are a… passionate… group of people).

While there are a number of question marks on the new-look Lakers, there is also hope that better days lie ahead. Let’s take a look at the roster that hopes to transition the franchise to a new era of success.

BEGIN SLIDESHOW: Lakers 2015-2016 Season Preview

Mr T Lane – The Unknown, imo, comes down to Coach Byron Scott. Will Coach Byron be able to put the most productive combinations, under pressure, that best compliments Kobe G.O.A.T. skill-set. Kobe will always be going for the Jugular, each time Kobe steps on floor, can Byron take advantage of complimenting matching Kobes’ Optimistic drive. Upshaw now with Defenders, when will Coach & Kobe be calling for Big Upshaw to protect rim, and who will be sent to Defenders? Lakers will surprise many this year. Everyone but Coach, Kobe and the Lakers – that dare to believe in their own God-Given set of skills. Lakers, with a healthy Kobe, will make the playoffs this year. Surprise !!

  • Mr T Lane – The Unknown, imo, comes down to Coach Byron Scott. Will Coach Byron be able to put the most productive combinations, under pressure, that best compliments Kobe G.O.A.T. skill-set. Kobe will always be going for the Jugular, each time Kobe steps on floor, can Byron take advantage of complimenting matching Kobes’ Optimistic drive. Upshaw now with Defenders, when will Coach & Kobe be calling for Big Upshaw to protect rim, and who will be sent to Defenders? Lakers will surprise many this year. Everyone but Coach, Kobe and the Lakers – that dare to believe in their own God-Given set of skills. Lakers, with a healthy Kobe, will make the playoffs this year. Surprise !!

  • Kobe is the big problem with this year’s team. He needs to accept a diminished role as more of an administrator/role player, but his ego and his need for big stats will never let that happen. This team has no hope until Bryant calls it quits. You can’t have your big star be a guy who shoots 37% and turns the ball over 5 times a game.

  • Kobe is the big problem with this year’s team. He needs to accept a diminished role as more of an administrator/role player, but his ego and his need for big stats will never let that happen. This team has no hope until Bryant calls it quits. You can’t have your big star be a guy who shoots 37% and turns the ball over 5 times a game.

  • LOL, is Kobe joining the Spurs or the Warriors?
    Oh, and my guy Bill Russell has 11 rings, thanks for asking! : )

  • LOL, is Kobe joining the Spurs or the Warriors?
    Oh, and my guy Bill Russell has 11 rings, thanks for asking! : )

  • Your welcome. Kobe is a Laker for next six years. Oh, and btw, if your guy is a non laker . . . “boston sucks” lol

  • Having Metta and Sacre on an NBA roster is an embarrassment. Metta’s a great Laker but his playing days are long gone and Sacre, well, he’s Sacre.

  • Your welcome. Kobe is a Laker for next six years. Oh, and btw, if your guy is a non laker . . . “boston sucks” lol

  • Having Metta and Sacre on an NBA roster is an embarrassment. Metta’s a great Laker but his playing days are long gone and Sacre, well, he’s Sacre.

  • I get the 20’s vibe. There interior def is better but perimeter def is going to be worse. There rebounding may be worse. The bench was top 5 last year and now is totally new (will take a while to gel). There first option is a 37 year old and I don’t think he will be able to carry the load.

  • I get the 20’s vibe. There interior def is better but perimeter def is going to be worse. There rebounding may be worse. The bench was top 5 last year and now is totally new (will take a while to gel). There first option is a 37 year old and I don’t think he will be able to carry the load.

  • Prediction time: Another top five lottery season? Yes or No? If Yes, Byron stays or leaves?

  • Prediction time: Another top five lottery season? Yes or No? If Yes, Byron stays or leaves?

  • True, if Boston sucked any worse they’d be as bad as the Lakers. Can’t see Lakers winning more than 22 games this year, tops.

  • True, if Boston sucked any worse they’d be as bad as the Lakers. Can’t see Lakers winning more than 22 games this year, tops.

  • The additions of Randle/Hibbert/Lou/Russ and hopefully 60 games from Kobe should improve their record from last year by at least 9 games. 21 wins last year

  • The additions of Randle/Hibbert/Lou/Russ and hopefully 60 games from Kobe should improve their record from last year by at least 9 games. 21 wins last year

  • Dude it’s easy , middle pack meaning good enough to not be in the lottery but bad enough to miss the playoffs

  • Dude it’s easy , middle pack meaning good enough to not be in the lottery but bad enough to miss the playoffs

  • They lost Ed Davis/Lin/Ellington/Johnson so I am not seeing the large upgrade in the roster. It will take a bit of time for the roster to gel which will decrease they’re potential.

    I could see them as a 25 win team before the ASB and a 35 win team after which would place them in the high 20s.

  • will probably be high lottery and lose our pick. Scott shouldn’t be here

  • They lost Ed Davis/Lin/Ellington/Johnson so I am not seeing the large upgrade in the roster. It will take a bit of time for the roster to gel which will decrease they’re potential.

    I could see them as a 25 win team before the ASB and a 35 win team after which would place them in the high 20s.

  • Minnesota’s starting line looks huge:

    Rubio PG 6’5″
    Wiggins SG 6’8″
    Prince SF 6’10”
    Garnett PF 6’11”
    Towns C 6’11”

    Key matchups:

    Towns will stretch the floor with his perimeter shooting which present some problems for Hibbert who must take advantage in the post to even out the advantage. I could see a lot of Kelley at SF in place of whoever plays at that position either Kobe or Brown; this is our obvious weakness Wiggins and Prince will be their strength while our strength will be Kobe (depending on leg), Randle and Clarkson. On paper this team should beat us BUT I think we’re a better team overall.

  • Minnesota’s starting line looks huge:

    Rubio PG 6’5″
    Wiggins SG 6’8″
    Prince SF 6’10”
    Garnett PF 6’11”
    Towns C 6’11”

    Key matchups:

    Towns will stretch the floor with his perimeter shooting which present some problems for Hibbert who must take advantage in the post to even out the advantage. I could see a lot of Kelley at SF in place of whoever plays at that position either Kobe or Brown; this is our obvious weakness Wiggins and Prince will be their strength while our strength will be Kobe (depending on leg), Randle and Clarkson. On paper this team should beat us BUT I think we’re a better team overall.

  • The first 4 games will tell us where the Lakers will likely finish, if they don’t have a winning record after playing the TWolves, Kings, Mavs and Nuggets, they will never get close to having a winning record or even a .500 record.

  • Lakers will support / surround Mamba G.O.A.T. . . . Lakes will be making their annual stop in your City, which is just another opportunity for Kobe to set another scoring record. Will it be in your TD Garden?

  • If not a lot of injuries then mid-high lotto, but if a few key players get hurt (Clarkson or Hibbert) then low.

    I hope the lotto gods will be kind either way.

  • The first 4 games will tell us where the Lakers will likely finish, if they don’t have a winning record after playing the TWolves, Kings, Mavs and Nuggets, they will never get close to having a winning record or even a .500 record.

  • Lakers will support / surround Mamba G.O.A.T. . . . Lakes will be making their annual stop in your City, which is just another opportunity for Kobe to set another scoring record. Will it be in your TD Garden?

  • If not a lot of injuries then mid-high lotto, but if a few key players get hurt (Clarkson or Hibbert) then low.

    I hope the lotto gods will be kind either way.

  • I don’t follow Minn much but are you sure Prince starts? I just find that surprising.

  • Ellington don’t care. Lin don’t care. Johnson don’t care. Ed he is a worker but Randle and Bass can make up for it. Lou Williams sixth man of the year. Hibbert is still an above average center. Clarkson is making strides. DLO will probably be top 6 in rookie of the year voting. Kobe is coming back and hopefully will be more efficient at SF. We’ll see

  • I don’t follow Minn much but are you sure Prince starts? I just find that surprising.

  • Ellington don’t care. Lin don’t care. Johnson don’t care. Ed he is a worker but Randle and Bass can make up for it. Lou Williams sixth man of the year. Hibbert is still an above average center. Clarkson is making strides. DLO will probably be top 6 in rookie of the year voting. Kobe is coming back and hopefully will be more efficient at SF. We’ll see

  • LOL, Kobe would need to take 75 shots now to reach 40 points. He’s probably about the 7th best guy on the team now, and it’s killing him. I’ve honestly never seen a worse NBA player in my life than Kobe last season.

  • LOL, Kobe would need to take 75 shots now to reach 40 points. He’s probably about the 7th best guy on the team now, and it’s killing him. I’ve honestly never seen a worse NBA player in my life than Kobe last season.

  • Lavine has been coming off the bench in preseason, he has all the trademarks of a 6th man, no defense, volume shooter. In a unit of Miller, Lavine, Shabazz, Bjelica, Dieng

  • Lavine has been coming off the bench in preseason, he has all the trademarks of a 6th man, no defense, volume shooter. In a unit of Miller, Lavine, Shabazz, Bjelica, Dieng

  • Well too bad for YOU, but the reality seems that this current team would be lucky to win 30+

  • If any of our young guys get seriously hurt early, the season is a failure to me.

  • Well too bad for YOU, but the reality seems that this current team would be lucky to win 30+

  • If any of our young guys get seriously hurt early, the season is a failure to me.

  • If we lose to the minnies and nuggets, top five lottery more or less guaranteed. Need to go 2-2 to keep hopes up.

  • If we lose to the minnies and nuggets, top five lottery more or less guaranteed. Need to go 2-2 to keep hopes up.

  • I agree. First ten games or so will be decisive.

    Don’t like your picture profile though. Sacre may have a limited skill set but he works hard and seems to be a great team mate. Consequently, he shall have the support of fans. If you’re not happy with the FO’s decision to keep him, blame the FO, not Sacre.

  • I agree. First ten games or so will be decisive.

    Don’t like your picture profile though. Sacre may have a limited skill set but he works hard and seems to be a great team mate. Consequently, he shall have the support of fans. If you’re not happy with the FO’s decision to keep him, blame the FO, not Sacre.

  • lol hey realists need optimist and vice versa. We keep them from flying to close to the sun and they get us off the ground.

  • They are actively looking to trade him, he may play but he won’t be with the TWolves for very long I suspect.

  • lol hey realists need optimist and vice versa. We keep them from flying to close to the sun and they get us off the ground.

  • They are actively looking to trade him, he may play but he won’t be with the TWolves for very long I suspect.

  • Not saying they’re greatest ever but that was pretty much the bench. A bench that was top 5 (ie elite). With that bench the clippers would have gone to WCF and it would have been a tough call between clippers vs GS. Maybe the sum of the parts was greater than the whole, but it worked very well last year.

    And a bench of Russell, Lou, Young, Kelly/Black/Bass may score points but where is the defense? A bunch of iso ball chuckers with limited def isn’t going to produce a top 5 bench.

    The LAL have a weak lineup for perimeter def. The best perimeter def is A Brown (a rookie) and their second best is probably Young or Clarkson, ouch. In the era of space and pace 3 pointers perimeter defense is very important.

  • Not saying they’re greatest ever but that was pretty much the bench. A bench that was top 5 (ie elite). With that bench the clippers would have gone to WCF and it would have been a tough call between clippers vs GS. Maybe the sum of the parts was greater than the whole, but it worked very well last year.

    And a bench of Russell, Lou, Young, Kelly/Black/Bass may score points but where is the defense? A bunch of iso ball chuckers with limited def isn’t going to produce a top 5 bench.

    The LAL have a weak lineup for perimeter def. The best perimeter def is A Brown (a rookie) and their second best is probably Young or Clarkson, ouch. In the era of space and pace 3 pointers perimeter defense is very important.

  • The comment I saw is the coach didn’t like the size of that lineup, thought it way too small.

  • He certainly is…nobody else has ever missed that many shots! I heard they’re building a statue of Kobe outside Staples–made of bricks! LOL…

  • The comment I saw is the coach didn’t like the size of that lineup, thought it way too small.

  • He certainly is…nobody else has ever missed that many shots! I heard they’re building a statue of Kobe outside Staples–made of bricks! LOL…

  • That’s a tough call. Clarkson who looks to become a borderline all-star or Lavine who might become one. At this point I say the LAL would want to gamble on the player with higher upside, but I’d hate that trade.

  • That’s a tough call. Clarkson who looks to become a borderline all-star or Lavine who might become one. At this point I say the LAL would want to gamble on the player with higher upside, but I’d hate that trade.

  • its close to the point if its even worth it. if that was a trade i’d might do it. Just because Zach is 20 and Clarkson is 22. I think Zach will be better at 22 than Clark is right now

  • its close to the point if its even worth it. if that was a trade i’d might do it. Just because Zach is 20 and Clarkson is 22. I think Zach will be better at 22 than Clark is right now

  • Lavine certainly have that perceived upside while Clarkson has the superior toughness and mental approach to the game that we don’t see in Lavine.

  • Lavine certainly have that perceived upside while Clarkson has the superior toughness and mental approach to the game that we don’t see in Lavine.

  • I think Metta is on the inactive list. Without injuries he’s not even going to be able to suit up for games much less see playing time.

  • You are one that slipped through our troll list when asked about trolls.

    I will be sure to bring your trolling to the moderators attention.

  • I think Metta is on the inactive list. Without injuries he’s not even going to be able to suit up for games much less see playing time.

  • I agree because we would have to be bottom 3 team in the nba cant see us being that bad so yea. got to develop young players and try to trade for better perimeter defenders

  • I agree because we would have to be bottom 3 team in the nba cant see us being that bad so yea. got to develop young players and try to trade for better perimeter defenders

  • Kobe was at fault for our loss against GS…..even though he never played in that game.

    Kobe is at fault for the majority of last years losses….even though he only payed a few games.

    Zach is the problem with this forum.

  • Kobe was at fault for our loss against GS…..even though he never played in that game.

    Kobe is at fault for the majority of last years losses….even though he only payed a few games.

    Zach is the problem with this forum.

  • This team has a lot of young players and room for growth so I wouldn’t read too much in to our record while we are still figuring out who is going to be playing what position, for example bass at center with kelly playing pf. How will that work out? Idk we will see. Just like the season. Let it play out no reason to judge this team right away.

  • This team has a lot of young players and room for growth so I wouldn’t read too much in to our record while we are still figuring out who is going to be playing what position, for example bass at center with kelly playing pf. How will that work out? Idk we will see. Just like the season. Let it play out no reason to judge this team right away.

  • What is a sorry Spurs constantly doing on a LAKERS site?

    Ma-ZACH-istic FOOL!

  • What is a sorry Spurs fan constantly doing on a LAKERS site?

    Ma-ZACH-istic FOOL!

  • I agree the LAL will play better at the end of the season but the early schedule is their easiest I believe. If they can’t start out over .500 in the easy part I believe after the ASB they enter the hardest part. It is conceivable that they are better after ASB with a worst winning percentage, and if they aren’t over .500 their aren’t many ways for them to play back into it.

  • I agree the LAL will play better at the end of the season but the early schedule is their easiest I believe. If they can’t start out over .500 in the easy part I believe after the ASB they enter the hardest part. It is conceivable that they are better after ASB with a worst winning percentage, and if they aren’t over .500 their aren’t many ways for them to play back into it.

  • Too bad Ben Simmons seems like a really good player in the making not to mention thon maker

  • Too bad Ben Simmons seems like a really good player in the making not to mention thon maker

  • Whoa down. Kobe did shoot 37% form the field with the 4th highest player usage rating last year. That was bad. He’s got to adjust to the new reality where he can’t put up 20+ shoots a night and be effective. Seems fairly obvious and I think he’s made statements that hint to this during the off season.

    No reason to make up straw men and disparage people who point that out. There were reasons for his woes and things he’s stated that refute this outlook. Listing these would be a more constructive way to approach this.

  • Whoa down. Kobe did shoot 37% form the field with the 4th highest player usage rating last year. That was bad. He’s got to adjust to the new reality where he can’t put up 20+ shoots a night and be effective. Seems fairly obvious and I think he’s made statements that hint to this during the off season.

    No reason to make up straw men and disparage people who point that out. There were reasons for his woes and things he’s stated that refute this outlook. Listing these would be a more constructive way to approach this.

  • Don’t dispair, depending on the site you look at the LAL are project to have anywhere between 24-30 wins. One or two injuries even ones that sideline either Hibbert or Clarkson for only 1-2 months and relying on the talents of BS to coach would put this roster in the low 20s win column.

    So don’t fret we have BS!

  • Don’t dispair, depending on the site you look at the LAL are project to have anywhere between 24-30 wins. One or two injuries even ones that sideline either Hibbert or Clarkson for only 1-2 months and relying on the talents of BS to coach would put this roster in the low 20s win column.

    So don’t fret we have BS!

  • Dont worry about my methods.

    Youre not going to sell me on justifying these Kobe haters postings.

  • Dont worry about my methods.

    Youre not going to sell me on justifying these Kobe hater trolls.

  • No disrespect to Lavine, but you want to retain players like Clarkson who have demonstrated a willingness and the discipline to improve themselves and their game.

    Not that Lavine ISN’T that player, but we already know Clarkson is…so I say stick with him.

  • No disrespect to Lavine, but you want to retain players like Clarkson who have demonstrated a willingness and the discipline to improve themselves and their game.

    Not that Lavine ISN’T that player, but we already know Clarkson is…so I say stick with him.

  • Yes and no…I think the Kings and Wolves will be much improved this year – not contenders by any stretch but a real challenge for the Lakers.

  • Yes and no…I think the Kings and Wolves will be much improved this year – not contenders by any stretch but a real challenge for the Lakers.

  • I’m a huge lavine fan I actually wanted the Lakers to draft him with the 7th pick but can’t be mad with Randle so I would have to go lavine over Peyton but many will disagree

  • I’m a huge lavine fan I actually wanted the Lakers to draft him with the 7th pick but can’t be mad with Randle so I would have to go lavine over Peyton but many will disagree

  • Athleticism lavine
    Shooting lavine
    Pg lavine
    Sg lavine
    Toughness equall
    Work ethic equall

  • Athleticism lavine
    Shooting lavine
    Pg lavine
    Sg lavine
    Toughness equall
    Work ethic equall

  • All eyes will be on Kobe and Russell, for obvious reasons, but, for me, this season begins and ends with Randle.

    How will he perform against a cagey veteran like Garnett? Or a physical beast like Blake Griffin? Can he hit that mid-range jump consistently enough to keep defenders honest?

    I’d like to see him play 70/75 games and put up 18pt/7reb/3apg or somewhere therabouts.

  • All eyes will be on Kobe and Russell, for obvious reasons, but, for me, this season begins and ends with Randle.

    How will he perform against a cagey veteran like Garnett? Or a physical beast like Blake Griffin? Can he hit that mid-range jump consistently enough to keep defenders honest?

    I’d like to see him play 70/75 games and put up 18pt/7reb/3apg or somewhere therabouts.

  • After some deliberation, I have derived a very workable and winnable player rotation for the Lakers’ roster this season.

    Starters: Russell, Clarkson, Bryant, Randle, Hibbert
    Reserves: Huertas, Williams, Young, Bass, Black, Peace

    Minutes Distribution (by position):
    PG: Russell (24), Huertas (24) – Russell plays 1st 6 minutes each quarter, Huertas plays the 2nd 6 minutes.
    SG: Clarkson (30), Williams (18) – Suggestion is to have Clarkson be one of the two KEY players this season.
    SF: Bryant (27), Young (17), Peace (4) – Bryant’s minutes should be a hard 27; Young will play short 4-5 minute spurts to highlight his hot/cold type of game, Peace and/or Nance will get the remaining 4 minutes.
    PF: Randle (30), Bass (16), Peace (2) – Randle will be highlighted like Clarkson. They should be positioned to be the cornerstones (hopefully at some point Russell will be the third). Bass will split time with a few minutes at center. Peace and/or Nance will get the remaining few minutes.
    C: Hibbert (28), Black (16), Bass (4) – Hibbert should be on the court for all but 2 of Randle’s minutes (that is important defensively). Black will be making a leap in minutes, but he should hopefully handle it. Bass will fill in the rest.

    If everyone plays up to their potential this season, and Byron Scott uses a similar type rotation, this team can win more than 41 games (over 50%) this season. With some additional luck or a key mid season trade, that number could get up to 50 games.

    Just my take…

  • After some deliberation, I have derived a very workable and winnable player rotation for the Lakers’ roster this season.

    Starters: Russell, Clarkson, Bryant, Randle, Hibbert
    Reserves: Huertas, Williams, Young, Bass, Black, Peace

    Minutes Distribution (by position):
    PG: Russell (24), Huertas (24) – Russell plays 1st 6 minutes each quarter, Huertas plays the 2nd 6 minutes.
    SG: Clarkson (30), Williams (18) – Suggestion is to have Clarkson be one of the two KEY players this season.
    SF: Bryant (27), Young (17), Peace (4) – Bryant’s minutes should be a hard 27; Young will play short 4-5 minute spurts to highlight his hot/cold type of game, Peace and/or Nance will get the remaining 4 minutes.
    PF: Randle (30), Bass (16), Peace (2) – Randle will be highlighted like Clarkson. They should be positioned to be the cornerstones (hopefully at some point Russell will be the third). Bass will split time with a few minutes at center. Peace and/or Nance will get the remaining few minutes.
    C: Hibbert (28), Black (16), Bass (4) – Hibbert should be on the court for all but 2 of Randle’s minutes (that is important defensively). Black will be making a leap in minutes, but he should hopefully handle it. Bass will fill in the rest.

    If everyone plays up to their potential this season, and Byron Scott uses a similar type rotation, this team can win more than 41 games (over 50%) this season. With some additional luck or a key mid season trade, that number could get up to 50 games.

    Just my take…

  • I’d be disappointed if they didn’t start 6-0. All winable games, but Sacto should be their toughest.
    Then again, after seeing that defense against the Warriors, I guess a 3-3 start would be considered good.

  • I’d be disappointed if they didn’t start 6-0. All winable games, but Sacto should be their toughest.
    Then again, after seeing that defense against the Warriors, I guess a 3-3 start would be considered good.

  • Russell doesn’t look ready to be a starter or get 24 mins. Peace I think is starting the year on the inactive list so it will be hard for him to get PT 🙂 Same goes for Nance. The LAL dilemma is that Huertas doesn’t look like a starter either. So PG I think is going to go like this: Clarkson/Russell/Huertas

  • Russell doesn’t look ready to be a starter or get 24 mins. Peace I think is starting the year on the inactive list so it will be hard for him to get PT 🙂 Same goes for Nance. The LAL dilemma is that Huertas doesn’t look like a starter either. So PG I think is going to go like this: Clarkson/Russell/Huertas

  • If you stretch it out to the first 16, 8-8 is doable and 9-7 is a possibility.

    They’d have to beat all the teams they should beat and pick up 1 or 2 lucky wins along the way…but I’m saying there’s a chance!

  • na in the first 6 games anything below 4-2 is a disapointment and 5-1 should be the goal. 6-0 is very possible.

    i agree sac is the hardest team in the first 6 games

  • That is Magic rookie level stat line which I think is not realistic. Depending how reliable his jumper is I see: 12-7-2

  • If you stretch it out to the first 16, 8-8 is doable and 9-7 is a possibility.

    They’d have to beat all the teams they should beat and pick up 1 or 2 lucky wins along the way…but I’m saying there’s a chance!

  • na in the first 6 games anything below 4-2 is a disapointment and 5-1 should be the goal. 6-0 is very possible.

    i agree sac is the hardest team in the first 6 games

  • That is Magic rookie level stat line which I think is not realistic. Depending how reliable his jumper is I see: 12-7-2

  • You don’t see my point. This team is a mixture of veterans (three of them are former All-Stars and one is last season’s sixth man of the year). As a result, should everybody remain healthy, one of the main reasons why we could not reach the 35-win plateau is because our young guns do not live up to the hype. Hence the importance of winning games with that roster.

  • You don’t see my point. This team is a mixture of veterans (three of them are former All-Stars and one is last season’s sixth man of the year). As a result, should everybody remain healthy, one of the main reasons why we could not reach the 35-win plateau is because our young guns do not live up to the hype. Hence the importance of winning games with that roster.

  • In terms of scoring (and ONLY scoring), he’s actually very similar to a rookie Magic Johnson, who didn’t develop his post or outside game until his 3rd or 4th season.

    No where near the maturity level, leadership, handles, court vision, etc., etc., but that’s why Magic is Magic.

  • In terms of scoring (and ONLY scoring), he’s actually very similar to a rookie Magic Johnson, who didn’t develop his post or outside game until his 3rd or 4th season.

    No where near the maturity level, leadership, handles, court vision, etc., etc., but that’s why Magic is Magic.

  • Nice effort dude. I don’t think that’s unreasonable, but I’m concerned that Huertas will be able to go all year. Just have a bad feeling about that hammy….

    I also have a feeling there will be some growing pain games and Scott will revert to veterans Lou Williams and Brandon Bass, putting them up into the 20-22 minute range on average.

  • Nice effort dude. I don’t think that’s unreasonable, but I’m concerned that Huertas will be able to go all year. Just have a bad feeling about that hammy….

    I also have a feeling there will be some growing pain games and Scott will revert to veterans Lou Williams and Brandon Bass, putting them up into the 20-22 minute range on average.

  • Magic’s rookie stat line was 18/7/7 so it was too similar for my taste. Since his jumper and his off-hand is still an area of work, I think he’s going to alternate a lot between scoring 20 and <10. As long as he's able to score 20 on a given night (when his jumper is going), I'd actually think it would be considered a very good year.

    Remember ROY Wiggins average 15 pts last year and Randle has to share the ball with others on LAL.

  • Magic’s rookie stat line was 18/7/7 so it was too similar for my taste. Since his jumper and his off-hand is still an area of work, I think he’s going to alternate a lot between scoring 20 and <10. As long as he's able to score 20 on a given night (when his jumper is going), I'd actually think it would be considered a very good year.

    Remember ROY Wiggins average 15 pts last year and Randle has to share the ball with others on LAL.

  • You’re probably right, but I really think he can be the franchise.

    I’m hoping he steps it up this season to the extent that his coaches and teammates say, “we gotta feed the beast”.

  • You’re probably right, but I really think he can be the franchise.

    I’m hoping he steps it up this season to the extent that his coaches and teammates say, “we gotta feed the beast”.

  • Why would you believe that Peace is going to be on the Inactive List? He may, but nothing that has happened up to now suggest that to be an automatic decision. I don’t think it would be wise to do so, but they might.

    Nance is a bit of a question mark ONLY because Kelly did play well in preseason. However, Nance has the bigger game impact which you would want with a guy that will play spot minutes when needed. Keep in mind, neither of these guys would get significant minutes in my breakdown so really it’s a small issue.

    As for Russell or Huertas, I believe that Huertas will have the bigger impact initially, but Russell needs the consistency of rotation minutes especially with the starters. As for anybody else playing the point, I don’t think it is wise to do so. Kobe needs to be the small forward this year and Clarkson is a better 2 than 1.

  • Why would you believe that Peace is going to be on the Inactive List? He may, but nothing that has happened up to now suggest that to be an automatic decision. I don’t think it would be wise to do so, but they might.

    Nance is a bit of a question mark ONLY because Kelly did play well in preseason. However, Nance has the bigger game impact which you would want with a guy that will play spot minutes when needed. Keep in mind, neither of these guys would get significant minutes in my breakdown so really it’s a small issue.

    As for Russell or Huertas, I believe that Huertas will have the bigger impact initially, but Russell needs the consistency of rotation minutes especially with the starters. As for anybody else playing the point, I don’t think it is wise to do so. Kobe needs to be the small forward this year and Clarkson is a better 2 than 1.

  • I already have Bass playing 20 minutes a night and increasing Williams by 2 minutes isn’t significant at all.

  • I already have Bass playing 20 minutes a night and increasing Williams by 2 minutes isn’t significant at all.

  • Eric Pincus of the LA times has reported that those two will be on the inactive list for the opener. I haven’t heard of any injuries so I assume it’s how the rotations stands for now.

    I don’t see either Russell or Huertas starting right now. If they are playing backup Russell is going to get the majority of minutes. Personally I think Huertas should be the primary backup but I doubt that’s how LAL will go.

  • Eric Pincus of the LA times has reported that those two will be on the inactive list for the opener. I haven’t heard of any injuries so I assume it’s how the rotations stands for now.

    I don’t see either Russell or Huertas starting right now. If they are playing backup Russell is going to get the majority of minutes. Personally I think Huertas should be the primary backup but I doubt that’s how LAL will go.

  • i hope so too because imo randle and russ are the deciding factors in if we make the playoffs or not

  • i hope so too because imo randle and russ are the deciding factors in if we make the playoffs or not

  • Clearly, I’m not a part of the team so I won’t attempt to negate the report from Eric Pincus. However, i believe that it will be a bad move. Based solely on preseason alone, both Nance and Peace had significant positive effects on the other players. When the team was playing sluggish, it was Peace that livened them up. When the team needed a jolt, it was Nance that came in with the spark. That’s what you need with guys that will play a few minutes here or there but nothing consistent.

    As for the PG position, if Clarkson is made the starter, Williams should be the starting shooting guard, and Bryant should still be the small forward. If that is what happens, Clarkson should move to shooting Guard when the first sub comes in and play alongside them. Huertas and Russell would get much less minutes as Williams would get more minutes. Also, I would then have Brown active on the roster because he can play small forward. That would then be needed.

  • Clearly, I’m not a part of the team so I won’t attempt to negate the report from Eric Pincus. However, i believe that it will be a bad move. Based solely on preseason alone, both Nance and Peace had significant positive effects on the other players. When the team was playing sluggish, it was Peace that livened them up. When the team needed a jolt, it was Nance that came in with the spark. That’s what you need with guys that will play a few minutes here or there but nothing consistent.

    As for the PG position, if Clarkson is made the starter, Williams should be the starting shooting guard, and Bryant should still be the small forward. If that is what happens, Clarkson should move to shooting Guard when the first sub comes in and play alongside them. Huertas and Russell would get much less minutes as Williams would get more minutes. Also, I would then have Brown active on the roster because he can play small forward. That would then be needed.

  • Based on preseason, the players that should get the most minutes should be Clarkson and Randle. I would almost say that one of them should be on the floor at all times. However, I will concede a few minutes in each quarter when they are not. Kobe should play reduced minutes so when he is on the floor, he needs to be heavily involved with the offense and maximize his energy on defense. Now this does not mean that he should shoot a lot, but he needs to be involved, not a spectator. Hibbert needs to get the ball early in both halves as a regular formula. Involving him early will keep him involved late. I’m okay with the idea of not starting Russell. I haven’t been impressed at all, but I’m not at the point of saying he’s a bust either. This could work…

    Starters: Clarkson(30+), Williams(24+), Bryant(24-28), Randle(30+), Hibbert(24-28)
    Reserves: Russell(16-20), Huertas(16-20), Young(20-24), Bass(20-24), Black(14-18), Kelly(???) or Nance(???)

  • Based on preseason, the players that should get the most minutes should be Clarkson and Randle. I would almost say that one of them should be on the floor at all times. However, I will concede a few minutes in each quarter when they are not. Kobe should play reduced minutes so when he is on the floor, he needs to be heavily involved with the offense and maximize his energy on defense. Now this does not mean that he should shoot a lot, but he needs to be involved, not a spectator. Hibbert needs to get the ball early in both halves as a regular formula. Involving him early will keep him involved late. I’m okay with the idea of not starting Russell. I haven’t been impressed at all, but I’m not at the point of saying he’s a bust either. This could work…

    Starters: Clarkson(30+), Williams(24+), Bryant(24-28), Randle(30+), Hibbert(24-28)
    Reserves: Russell(16-20), Huertas(16-20), Young(20-24), Bass(20-24), Black(14-18), Kelly(???) or Nance(???)

  • Kelly is the wild card — was his preseason performance (and not just the dunk) a flook or can he be effective on a nightly basis?

    More importantly, will Scott give him the chance?

  • Kelly is the wild card — was his preseason performance (and not just the dunk) a fluke or can he be effective on a nightly basis?

    More importantly, will Scott give him the chance?

  • The Lakers are starting the season healthy and with everyone. On top of that, they’re younger and better. Randle and Bass will be better than Ed Davis and Boozer, Hibbert is a big time improvement over Jordan Hill, Kobe is healthier and is shifting to a position that puts him in his spots, takes the ball out of his hands and allows him to play a less strenuous position, Jordan Clarkson is the difference between being a very solid player at the start of this season vs a rookie who wasn’t playing last year, also an improvement vastly over Wayne Ellington and having Russell is an improvement over any point guard we had last year such as Lin, Price, and the didn’t play a minute Nash. Our bench is improved as well between Metta and Williams. 22 wins after the 21 win injury plagued year last year? C’mon be reasonable. 35 wins is a more reasonable figure.

  • The Lakers are starting the season healthy and with everyone. On top of that, they’re younger and better. Randle and Bass will be better than Ed Davis and Boozer, Hibbert is a big time improvement over Jordan Hill, Kobe is healthier and is shifting to a position that puts him in his spots, takes the ball out of his hands and allows him to play a less strenuous position, Jordan Clarkson is the difference between being a very solid player at the start of this season vs a rookie who wasn’t playing last year, also an improvement vastly over Wayne Ellington and having Russell is an improvement over any point guard we had last year such as Lin, Price, and the didn’t play a minute Nash. Our bench is improved as well between Metta and Williams. 22 wins after the 21 win injury plagued year last year? C’mon be reasonable. 35 wins is a more reasonable figure.

  • Having Metta is not an embarassment. His defensive presence is still there. When he was on the floor, the Lakers defense improved. He got guys in their appropriate spots, did his usual 1 on 1 defense we’ve come to expect, changed the energy on that end of the floor. That’s what Metta does. He’s guiding and teaching these kids how to play defense the right way, particularly Randle. Sacre, now he’s an embarrassment.

  • Having Metta is not an embarassment. His defensive presence is still there. When he was on the floor, the Lakers defense improved. He got guys in their appropriate spots, did his usual 1 on 1 defense we’ve come to expect, changed the energy on that end of the floor. That’s what Metta does. He’s guiding and teaching these kids how to play defense the right way, particularly Randle. Sacre, now he’s an embarrassment.

  • You make some good points, but the presence of Kobe rattles everything else. He won’t accept a diminished role and will continue to take bad shots and commit turnovers in his undying quest to be ‘the man.’ The core for a decent future is growing, but Bryant needs to throw in the towel.

  • You make some good points, but the presence of Kobe rattles everything else. He won’t accept a diminished role and will continue to take bad shots and commit turnovers in his undying quest to be ‘the man.’ The core for a decent future is growing, but Bryant needs to throw in the towel.

  • Williams is the 6th man, we don’t need more firepower with the starters. Kobe, Clarkson and Julius are fine. We need 6th man with the 2nd unit, especially if Nick remains cold. And Huertas isn’t any more ready to start than Russell. Start DLo, he can blend in the background with the others.

  • Keeping Metta is just a poor idea. He’s passed his prime as a player and is also kind of a nut job who will be a terrible example for the younger players. They just weren’t thinking on this one…

  • Williams is the 6th man, we don’t need more firepower with the starters. Kobe, Clarkson and Julius are fine. We need 6th man with the 2nd unit, especially if Nick remains cold. And Huertas isn’t any more ready to start than Russell. Start DLo, he can blend in the background with the others.

  • Keeping Metta is just a poor idea. He’s passed his prime as a player and is also kind of a nut job who will be a terrible example for the younger players. They just weren’t thinking on this one…

  • Yet I know the game far better than you ever will. Stop talking smack, start taking notes–you might learn something.

  • Yet I know the game far better than you ever will. Stop talking smack, start taking notes–you might learn something.

  • Depends on how they get hurt. Honestly there isn’t much you can do about injuries.

  • Depends on how they get hurt. Honestly there isn’t much you can do about injuries.

  • Byron Scott thoroughly explained why they kept Metta yet you still act like you have no clue. They know him better than you do so obviously they don’t see him as crazy like you see him. He never did anything that bad off the court and yes he did go after a fan in Detroit but if a fool throws a drink at someone they absolutely deserve to get dropped. Other than that, the only other thing he did was drop Harden but he had it coming as much as he was running his mouth.

  • Byron Scott thoroughly explained why they kept Metta yet you still act like you have no clue. They know him better than you do so obviously they don’t see him as crazy like you see him. He never did anything that bad off the court and yes he did go after a fan in Detroit but if a fool throws a drink at someone they absolutely deserve to get dropped. Other than that, the only other thing he did was drop Harden but he had it coming as much as he was running his mouth.

  • Byron Scott might very well be the worst coach in the NBA. His explanation made no sense, and made me think that Kobe told him whom to keep and whom to cut. Now you’re running YOUR mouth, so I guess it would be okay for me to ‘drop’ you? LOL.Love it when a wimp tries to talk street behind his keyboard.

  • Byron Scott might very well be the worst coach in the NBA. His explanation made no sense, and made me think that Kobe told him whom to keep and whom to cut. Now you’re running YOUR mouth, so I guess it would be okay for me to ‘drop’ you? LOL.Love it when a wimp tries to talk street behind his keyboard.

  • Now you’re just talking out the wrong end. You sound stupid calling someone a wimp when you have zero idea who it is. Now who’s the fake tough guy keyboard warrior? Just shut your fool mouth and watch the games clown.

  • Now you’re just talking out the wrong end. You sound stupid calling someone a wimp when you have zero idea who it is. Now who’s the fake tough guy keyboard warrior? Just shut your fool mouth and watch the games clown.

  • LOL, you babble on like a drunk girl. Honey, you wouldn’t say a word if I was there, so zip your pretty pie hole.

  • LOL, you babble on like a drunk girl. Honey, you wouldn’t say a word if I was there, so zip your pretty pie hole.

  • Please, you’d get dropped fool. You’d be too afraid to step to me. Stop pretending to be tough already. Nobody ever talks mess in my face and you’d be no exception. You’re not tough clown. Wake up.

  • Lou is a bench guy I agree, it makes zero sense starting him. They need defense and spacing more in the 1st unit. They either start swaggy or more likely A Brown. A Brown won’t need the ball in his hands and is probably LAL best perimeter defender.

  • Lou is a bench guy I agree, it makes zero sense starting him. They need defense and spacing more in the 1st unit. They either start swaggy or more likely A Brown. A Brown won’t need the ball in his hands and is probably LAL best perimeter defender.

  • I think he can be effective but he’s definitely isn’t a good match for Byron. Though he may get PT so they can trade him.

  • I think he can be effective but he’s definitely isn’t a good match for Byron. Though he may get PT so they can trade him.

  • Move Lou WIlliams to the 2nd unit. He’s been a reserve almost his entire career and having him start would leave LAL with a very small back court. That leaves the problem of who starts which I think will either be Young or A Brown. Randle’s minutes should be lowered (25-30). His got some holes in his game and shouldn’t be given so much responsibility. I think BS will go will Kelly & Bass initially so Black’s minutes should be Kelly minutes. BS stated they are going with a 9-10 rotation so Huertas may get pushed out.

  • Move Lou WIlliams to the 2nd unit. He’s been a reserve almost his entire career and having him start would leave LAL with a very small back court. That leaves the problem of who starts which I think will either be Young or A Brown. Randle’s minutes should be lowered (25-30). His got some holes in his game and shouldn’t be given so much responsibility. I think BS will go will Kelly & Bass initially so Black’s minutes should be Kelly minutes. BS stated they are going with a 9-10 rotation so Huertas may get pushed out.

  • But I think Larry Nance Jr. MIGHT be used for perimeter defense as well, and although up in age, Metta will be utilized in that department as well. Our bench defense might not be that bad. I know our second -string front court definitely be solid, but our back court WILL have question marks, defensively

  • But I think Larry Nance Jr. MIGHT be used for perimeter defense as well, and although up in age, Metta will be utilized in that department as well. Our bench defense might not be that bad. I know our second -string front court definitely be solid, but our back court WILL have question marks, defensively

  • MWP is listed as inactive for the opener. He might be banged up a bit though, but I’m reading that as he’s not apart of the rotation. Nance’s perimeter def is a little soft. He doesn’t close out very aggressively. He was a PF in college so this is natural but that leaves him out of the rotation for now.

  • MWP is listed as inactive for the opener. He might be banged up a bit though, but I’m reading that as he’s not apart of the rotation. Nance’s perimeter def is a little soft. He doesn’t close out very aggressively. He was a PF in college so this is natural but that leaves him out of the rotation for now.

  • Rubio is 6’5″??? I honestly don’t know because he is always on the floor falling flopping. He should be able to dunk with that height … then I don’t recall him dunk ever … Argh maybe I just don’t know him

  • Rubio is 6’5″??? I honestly don’t know because he is always on the floor falling flopping. He should be able to dunk with that height … then I don’t recall him dunk ever … Argh maybe I just don’t know him

  • Until Bryant quits Lakers can’t move forward. He knows that, just doesn’t care. The fact of the matter is every player and front office member of the LAL is dying for Kobe to quit. He’s just not a good player now, actually one of the worst in the league.

  • Until Bryant quits Lakers can’t move forward. He knows that, just doesn’t care. The fact of the matter is every player and front office member of the LAL is dying for Kobe to quit. He’s just not a good player now, actually one of the worst in the league.

  • People could TAKE a mess in your face and you would never even say a word. Now get back to lapping on Metta’s nuts, it’s what you do best honey chile.

  • People could TAKE a mess in your face and you would never even say a word. Now get back to lapping on Metta’s nuts, it’s what you do best honey chile.

  • I had Lou in the second unit on an earlier message and different ones criticized because they said that neither Russell nor Huertas was going to start. WELL, you can’t have it both ways. If neither one of the slated PG’s start, then Williams will need to. I don’t see Byron moving Young to the starting lineup given last year’s history and nothing really changing things in preseason. I also don’t see him starting Brown if he isn’t confident to start Russell. Brown isn’t any more ready to start than Russell is.

    I am TOTALLY not high on Russell yet, but I still see reason for him to start. It is rare for teams to intentionally move players to the bench early in the season with the mindset of moving them to the starting lineup later in the season. Most times it’s a whole year type of thing. I believe that instead the plan should be to limit the minutes he has to play in crucial times thus my reason for putting him at 24 minutes and having him not play at the end of the game. I also see him playing with the second unit as much as the first unit.

    If Williams shouldn’t start, then definitely Young shouldn’t either. Williams was clearly brought in the be a major part of the team. Young could be gone by the trading deadline.

    I said 30 minutes for Randle which is not much different than what you have stated. Not sure why you commented on that?

    Kelly is not ready for big minutes either. If Scott goes with him that is fine, but I wouldn’t.

    The bottom line for me is that I believe that the Lakers can play to win in the present and also build for the future at the same. Teams like San Antonio have done that for years.

  • I had Lou in the second unit on an earlier message and different ones criticized because they said that neither Russell nor Huertas was going to start. WELL, you can’t have it both ways. If neither one of the slated PG’s start, then Williams will need to. I don’t see Byron moving Young to the starting lineup given last year’s history and nothing really changing things in preseason. I also don’t see him starting Brown if he isn’t confident to start Russell. Brown isn’t any more ready to start than Russell is.

    I am TOTALLY not high on Russell yet, but I still see reason for him to start. It is rare for teams to intentionally move players to the bench early in the season with the mindset of moving them to the starting lineup later in the season. Most times it’s a whole year type of thing. I believe that instead the plan should be to limit the minutes he has to play in crucial times thus my reason for putting him at 24 minutes and having him not play at the end of the game. I also see him playing with the second unit as much as the first unit.

    If Williams shouldn’t start, then definitely Young shouldn’t either. Williams was clearly brought in the be a major part of the team. Young could be gone by the trading deadline.

    I said 30 minutes for Randle which is not much different than what you have stated. Not sure why you commented on that?

    Kelly is not ready for big minutes either. If Scott goes with him that is fine, but I wouldn’t.

    The bottom line for me is that I believe that the Lakers can play to win in the present and also build for the future at the same. Teams like San Antonio have done that for years.

  • Williams is not a point guard, hes a combo guard who should come off the bench

  • Williams is not a point guard, hes a combo guard who should come off the bench

  • You need to shut up and get odf this site. You never have anything positive to say, always criticizing players who make millions.

  • You need to shut up and get odf this site. You never have anything positive to say, always criticizing players who make millions.

  • I wasn’t suggesting that Williams would be the point. I was thinking that he would be the starting shooting guard. Keep in mind, this is ONLY in response to the posters on here that have stated that Scott will not be starting Russell or Huertas. If he doesn’t, Clarkson would obviously need to move to the PG position. I honestly believe that keeping Kobe slated for the SF position is best for preserving him this season (and possibly one more). So, I would think it would be wise to bring another player up to the starting lineup to play shooting guard. Like I stated earlier, Young just doesn’t seem like a good fit as a starter, whereas Williams use to be when he was in Philly.

  • I wasn’t suggesting that Williams would be the point. I was thinking that he would be the starting shooting guard. Keep in mind, this is ONLY in response to the posters on here that have stated that Scott will not be starting Russell or Huertas. If he doesn’t, Clarkson would obviously need to move to the PG position. I honestly believe that keeping Kobe slated for the SF position is best for preserving him this season (and possibly one more). So, I would think it would be wise to bring another player up to the starting lineup to play shooting guard. Like I stated earlier, Young just doesn’t seem like a good fit as a starter, whereas Williams use to be when he was in Philly.

  • Thanks Capt. Obvious! LOL. I don’t mean any harm. It’s just that your reply couldn’t be more obviously true.

    Kobe could miss opening night….see what I mean? Another completely obvious comment.

  • Thanks Capt. Obvious! LOL. I don’t mean any harm. It’s just that your reply couldn’t be more obviously true.

    Kobe could miss opening night….see what I mean? Another completely obvious comment.

  • Because I like meeting people with silly first names. Do you happen to know any, Meleke?

  • Because I like meeting people with silly first names. Do you happen to know any, Meleke?

  • Well all the players make millions now, so by your pea-brained logic I guess no pro athlete should ever be criticized?

  • Well all the players make millions now, so by your pea-brained logic I guess no pro athlete should ever be criticized?

  • First if all my name is a muslim name and it means king fool. Theres players in league who have my name. Malik. Mine is just spelled diferently

  • First if all my name is a muslim name and it means king fool. Theres players in league who have my name. Malik. Mine is just spelled diferently

  • You go too far, you never positive on here. It makes no sense that u come on this site

  • You go too far, you never positive on here. It makes no sense that u come on this site

  • I read that you said might. My point is why is that even worth saying. Of course he “might”. Learn to think before you type.

  • I read that you said might. My point is why is that even worth saying. Of course he “might”. Learn to think before you type.

  • Its all good though bro. Laker4 life. Los angeles denver lanes gang 4 life. Sowoooop business

  • Its all good though bro. Laker4 life. Los angeles denver lanes gang 4 life. Sowoooop business

  • Interesting, I seem to remember a Malik Rose who was pretty decent..? But I don’t get the ‘fool’ part, that sounds derogatory.

  • Interesting, I seem to remember a Malik Rose who was pretty decent..? But I don’t get the ‘fool’ part, that sounds derogatory.

  • Not true, I think the Lakers have some good young talent. My main beef is with Kobe. Overrated player and terrible person.

  • Not true, I think the Lakers have some good young talent. My main beef is with Kobe. Overrated player and terrible person.

  • Stop beefing with kobe hes one of the best and d hes a better person now, hes mutured. U dnt have to come on this site to talk bad about kobe one of the all time greats

  • Stop beefing with kobe hes one of the best and d hes a better person now, hes mutured. U dnt have to come on this site to talk bad about kobe one of the all time greats

  • Well you should be rooting for Sacramento it sounds like? What are YOU doing on this site?

  • Well you should be rooting for Sacramento it sounds like? What are YOU doing on this site?

  • Man, lol all u think about is kobe. Hes gettin paid millions while you zach, what do u do

  • Man, lol all u think about is kobe. Hes gettin paid millions while you zach, what do u do

  • I been a laker fan since 88, i cant stand the queensof sac town. Im on that laker madness during good times and bad. Lakers 4 life no matter what

  • I been a laker fan since 88, i cant stand the queensof sac town. Im on that laker madness during good times and bad. Lakers 4 life no matter what

  • Sounds like you jumped on their bandwagon after they won back-to-back in ’87 and ’88. : )

  • Sounds like you jumped on their bandwagon after they won back-to-back in ’87 and ’88. : )

  • I was 9 years old dummy in 1988. My mom turned me into a laker fan in that season, i was with no other team

  • I was 9 years old dummy in 1988. My mom turned me into a laker fan in that season, i was with no other team. I was cheeri g for them before they beat the pistons

  • Kobe too high school player of year and first guard to go to the nba. He earned his way

  • Kobe too high school player of year and first guard out of high school to come to nba

  • I guess too many cooks spoil the soup problem here.

    I would go with Young then if you think BS won’t start A Brown. I just felt A Brown was a better fit.

  • I guess too many cooks spoil the soup problem here.

    I would go with Young then if you think BS won’t start A Brown. I just feel A Brown is a better fit.

  • Is your mom a hater like u, or should i put her on a track on figueroa street in la

  • Is your mom a hater like u, or should i put her on a track on figueroa street in la

  • It’s just difficult for me to see him starting A Brown based on his reasoning for not starting Russell if he so decides. Seems like A Brown didn’t show any more consistently than Russell in preseason.

    I’m still leaning towards Williams. He brings shooting balance to the starters because he is a very good open shooter that can put the ball on the floor and create his own shot. The Lakers would start the game with a lot of fire power which would allow them to get off to get starts. Young would replace Williams off the bench as another instant offense guy. He would become one of the primary offensive weapons of the bench not having to compete for shots with Williams. Russell or Huertas would be way more comfortable running the second team against the others teams’ reserves. Brown could help provide defense on that second unit which would be lacking.

  • It’s just difficult for me to see him starting A Brown based on his reasoning for not starting Russell if he so decides. Seems like A Brown didn’t show any more consistently than Russell in preseason.

    I’m still leaning towards Williams. He brings shooting balance to the starters because he is a very good open shooter that can put the ball on the floor and create his own shot. The Lakers would start the game with a lot of fire power which would allow them to get off to get starts. Young would replace Williams off the bench as another instant offense guy. He would become one of the primary offensive weapons of the bench not having to compete for shots with Williams. Russell or Huertas would be way more comfortable running the second team against the others teams’ reserves. Brown could help provide defense on that second unit which would be lacking.

  • I guess the word is Russell is getting the start.

    A Brown I think really showed up in the final game (a game GS took seriously) and I thought it would clinch it for him. He seemed a good fit for what the 1st unit needed (perimeter def & 3pt shooting), but I guess I was wrong.

  • I guess the word is Russell is getting the start.

    A Brown I think really showed up in the final game (a game GS took seriously) and I thought it would clinch it for him. He seemed a good fit for what the 1st unit needed (perimeter def & 3pt shooting), but I guess I was wrong.

  • There were no real takeaways in that game for me. I think that Brown is better helping the bench.

  • There were no real takeaways in that game for me. I think that Brown is better helping the bench.

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