Lakers News: Emmanuel Mudiay Thanks Byron Scott For Extra Motivation
Lakers News: Emmanuel Mudiay Thanks Byron Scott For Extra Motivation
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets came into their head-to-head matchup at the Staples Center on Tuesday night with an interesting storyline surrounding rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay.

The Lakers passed on drafting Mudiay back in June in favor of Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell. Head coach Byron Scott claimed the reasoning behind the decision was the team’s belief that Mudiay wasn’t a true point guard.

Mudiay used Coach Scott’s comments as motivation heading into Tuesday’s game. The 19-year-old finished with a double-double while helping lead the Nuggets to a win on the road and publicly thanked Scott after the game for the added motivation, via Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

Mudiay struggled in the first half against the Lakers going 0-for-5 from the field and committing three turnovers. The rookie dished out four assists and scored two points, but his performance left something to be desired.

The seventh overall pick rebounded in the second half adding 10 points and six assists to his total. Mudiay recorded the first double-double of his NBA career finishing with 12 points and 10 assists.

As for Russell, the former Buckeye scored seven points and dished out six assists in 20 minutes on the floor. The turnovers between the two rookie point guards was the only glaring stat in terms of Russell coming out on top. Mudiay ended up with six, which is his season average (6.3) while Russell only turned the ball over once.

It is way too early to compare rookies head-to-head with only four games in the books, but the comparisons will continue regardless. Russell and company will have to wait until Dec. 22 for a rematch between the two teams in Denver.

Now if only he could motivate his own players lol

  • B.Scott your time as a head coach is slipping. I know it’s only four games in but the team isn’t improving at all. I’m surprised we are the 5th team that leads the NBA in opposition points. It looks more like we are much higher than that. SMH

  • B.Scott your time as a head coach is slipping. I know it’s only four games in but the team isn’t improving at all. I’m surprised we are the 5th team that leads the NBA in opposition points. It looks more like we are much higher than that. SMH

  • i know right? Which teams are letting in more points than the lakers? They must be AWFUL!

  • i know right? Which teams are letting in more points than the lakers? They must be AWFUL!

  • In fairness some teams have actually played the Warriors twice like the Pelicans. The Lakers have played absolute lottery/bubble West teams

  • In fairness some teams have actually played the Warriors twice like the Pelicans. The Lakers have played absolute lottery/bubble West teams

  • I dont root for other teams players but Mudiay is justified in throwing that in our face.

    However, Russell outplayed you, so stop patting yourself Mr. Mudiay.

  • I dont root for other teams players but Mudiay is justified in throwing that in our face.

    However, Russell outplayed you, so stop patting yourself Mr. Mudiay.

  • Well he had more impact on the game, than any Lakers player outside of JC last night.

  • Yeah, I thought in the limited minutes Russell had he was the better player. Actually helped end my jealousy a bit. I kept seeing Muds numbers and thinking we made a mistake but after seeing them head to head, I am quite happy with Russell.

  • Well he had more impact on the game, than any Lakers player outside of JC last night.

  • Yeah, I thought in the limited minutes Russell had he was the better player. Actually helped end my jealousy a bit. I kept seeing Muds numbers and thinking we made a mistake but after seeing them head to head, I am quite happy with Russell.

  • agreed jc was the only one who could guard him mudiay had good stats when othe rlakers players and bust trussell was on him!

  • agreed jc was the only one who could guard him mudiay had good stats when othe rlakers players and bust trussell was on him!

  • Byron is the Only Coach in the Entire NBA, that would have started Russell D’Angelo

    If Lakers get rid of Byron, there goes the 1st y Project, more then likely the starting of 2nd y Clarkson and even 1st / 2nd yr Randle

    Hopefully new coach would want to win some games, using Superstar Lou Williams; Huertas; Nick Young and Veteran Bass as Starters instead

  • Byron is the Only Coach in the Entire NBA, that would have started Russell D’Angelo

    If Lakers get rid of Byron, there goes the 1st y Project, more then likely the starting of 2nd y Clarkson and even 1st / 2nd yr Randle

    Hopefully new coach would want to win some games, using Superstar Lou Williams; Huertas; Nick Young and Veteran Bass as Starters instead

  • …you forgot Randle and Lou Williams.

    Besides, Faried and Galinari won that game for Denver last night…can’t believe they dominated the Lakers’ front line the way they did.

  • …you forgot Randle and Lou Williams.

    Besides, Faried and Galinari won that game for Denver last night…can’t believe they dominated the Lakers’ front line the way they did.

  • Well at least BS, was able to pump some one up, last night, we know he is not on our side, he has been playing the same tune for the last 3 years, the FO should be tired of it about now, its not to late to get a real coach.

  • Well at least BS, was able to pump some one up, last night, we know he is not on our side, he has been playing the same tune for the last 3 years, the FO should be tired of it about now, its not to late to get a real coach.

  • ikr . . . Lakers what, won one game in sl; and one game in preseason; but are now win-less in NBA 0-4

    Tell me that nothing is broken, lol

  • ikr . . . Lakers what, won one game in sl; and one game in preseason; but are now win-less in NBA 0-4

    Tell me that nothing is broken, lol

  • And 6 turnovers. This is the stat that’s most important. 10 assists are nice, that just means your teammates are scoring buckets. Against the Lakers porous defense, this hardly means anything. But those turnovers justify what he said.

  • And 6 turnovers. This is the stat that’s most important. 10 assists are nice, that just means your teammates are scoring buckets. Against the Lakers porous defense, this hardly means anything. But those turnovers justify what he said.

  • Russell is getting better every game , Clarkson gave him credit for the job he did last night, with his passing to CLARKSON, and running the team.

  • Russell is getting better every game , Clarkson gave him credit for the job he did last night, with his passing to CLARKSON, and running the team.

  • Yeah, I loved that first quarter where Clarkson was the outlet 3 guy for Russell. Offense actually looked smooth!

  • Yeah, I loved that first quarter where Clarkson was the outlet 3 guy for Russell. Offense actually looked smooth!

  • All most the same as KOBE watch the games, he did a fine job, and getting better.

  • All most the same as KOBE watch the games, he did a fine job, and getting better.

  • Have you figured out yet that your responses are meaningless to me? You may as well not even respond to me.

  • Their coming together, but Clarkson keeps moving and makes thing easy for RUSSELL also, keep moving and he does find ya.

  • Yes, Scott was correct in his assessment and while he was just trying to take some heat off Russell, he probably could have done it in a better way.

    Just no need to go there imho.

  • Have you figured out yet that your responses are meaningless to me? You may as well not even respond to me.

  • Their coming together, but Clarkson keeps moving and makes thing easy for RUSSELL also, keep moving and he does find ya.

  • Yes, Scott was correct in his assessment and while he was just trying to take some heat off Russell, he probably could have done it in a better way.

    Just no need to go there imho.

  • Jdjdmjfukdmdkod is what I just read. Your English teacher is only trying to help you?…

  • “Jdjdmjfukdmdkodjdjdueiknoeieuieoosksmslhebsiwmoeidjjdjk” is what I just read. Your English teacher is only trying to help you?…

  • I kno Coach Byron did not have much say in Summer league, where Lakers Struggled, losing 90% of games; But Now he does and Struggled in Preseason, losing 90% of games; Struggling in NBA where lost 100% of games

    Time to change Strategy, Coach Byron

  • I kno Coach Byron did not have much say in Summer league, where Lakers Struggled, losing 90% of games; But Now he does and Struggled in Preseason, losing 90% of games; Struggling in NBA where lost 100% of games

    Time to change Strategy, Coach Byron

  • have you figured out that you are an insult to be called a name like Joseph I think you need to change your mind and dumbness to a htink better!

  • KOBE 4/11 1/5 3S =11 PTS===Russell 3/11 1/5 3s = 7 pts. DONT choke on those words. And those have been KOBES % so far for the year.

  • have you figured out that you are an insult to be called a name like Joseph I think you need to change your mind and dumbness to a htink better!

  • KOBE 4/11 1/5 3S =11 PTS===Russell 3/11 1/5 3s = 7 pts. DONT choke on those words. And those have been KOBES % so far for the year.

  • Only 4 games & the fanboys are screaming Russell’s a bust. If he was in the game as much as Mudiay their stats would been about =.

  • Only 4 games & the fanboys are screaming Russell’s a bust. If he was in the game as much as Mudiay their stats would been about =.

  • Call it a draw — there are definitely some things that Mudiay does better than Russell and definitely some things Russell does better than Mudiay.

    I think they’ll both be good players in this league – maybe it will turn into a mini-rivalry.

  • Call it a draw — there are definitely some things that Mudiay does better than Russell and definitely some things Russell does better than Mudiay.

    I think they’ll both be good players in this league – maybe it will turn into a mini-rivalry.

  • “Instituty”….oh my lord ?????. You never fail to give me a quick chuckle Bertha!?

  • I want sooo desperately to agree . . . after all D’Lo is wearing a Laker Uniform

  • “Instituty”….oh my lord ?????. You never fail to give me a quick chuckle Bertha!?

  • I want sooo desperately to agree . . . after all D’Lo is wearing a Laker Uniform

  • I dont need to be convinced, I saw enough of Russell in pre draft and summer league to know that he is going to be great.

    Scott was holding Russell back by asking Russell to only concentrate on defense and not to hadle the ball. That is not advisable to a developing PG.

    As all the critics can see Russell improved instantly as soon as game 3 when he was allowed to handle the ball again. No-brainer adjustment.

  • I dont need to be convinced, I saw enough of Russell in pre draft and summer league to know that he is going to be great.

    Scott was holding Russell back by asking Russell to only concentrate on defense and not to hadle the ball. That is not advisable to a developing PG.

    As all the critics can see Russell improved instantly as soon as game 3 when he was allowed to handle the ball again. No-brainer adjustment.

  • I remember Kobe shooting the Lakers out of the playoffs with a pair of ill-fated (and unscripted) threes early in his career.

    Trolls probably would have been calling him a bust too. Hilarious.

  • I remember Kobe shooting the Lakers out of the playoffs with a pair of ill-fated (and unscripted) threes early in his career.

    Trolls probably would have been calling him a bust too. Hilarious.

  • Yup. You guys all know I’m the proudest Kobe fanboy here, but no one is perfect in their rookie season.

    Although Kobe was probably the most obvious super star as early as high school, I will say that.

  • Yup. You guys all know I’m the proudest Kobe fanboy here, but no one is perfect in their rookie season.

    Although Kobe was probably the most obvious super star as early as high school, I will say that.

  • no we would not only you faker pooky we knew kobe was special when he shot and was not afraid of failure l

  • no we would not only you faker pooky we knew kobe was special when he shot and was not afraid of failure l

  • His team won the game and he’s outproducing Russel. He can talk a little.

  • His team won the game and he’s outproducing Russel. He can talk a little.

  • A lot of fans didn’t want Russell to begin with. So of course they’re going to be critical when Mudiay comes to town and puts a double double on the Lakers. And lets not even talk about Okafor and his 20 points per game.

  • A lot of fans didn’t want Russell to begin with. So of course they’re going to be critical when Mudiay comes to town and puts a double double on the Lakers. And lets not even talk about Okafor and his 20 points per game.

  • Russ was 3-11 with 1 turnover and 6 assists. I’m trying to figure out what the deal is. 10 less minutes than Mudiay too. That would translate to 5-16 shooting 9 assists and still 1 turnover and 11pts for Russell if he played 30 min.

    11 pts 9 assists and 1 turnover. I’d say that would have been a solid stat line in comparison. So far, that makes Scott look right about Russell and Mudiay still.

  • Russ was 3-11 with 1 turnover and 6 assists. I’m trying to figure out what the deal is. 10 less minutes than Mudiay too. That would translate to 5-16 shooting 9 assists and still 1 turnover and 11pts for Russell if he played 30 min.

    11 pts 9 assists and 1 turnover. I’d say that would have been a solid stat line in comparison. So far, that makes Scott look right about Russell and Mudiay still.

  • No “he” didnt, the team did.

    Learn how basketball works before you expose yourself here.

  • No “he” didnt, the team did.

    Learn how basketball works before you expose yourself here.

  • 10 more minutes got him 5 more points, 4 more assists and 5 more turnovers. Translate Russell to the same 30 minute and he gets 11pts, 9 assists and 1 turnover. I wouldn’t say he’s outproducing Russell, he’s just featured more. Any production he has is offset by his terrible shooting percentage and his high turnover rate. His team getting the win had more to do with Faried and the rest of his teammates.

  • You need more attention?
    You need your diaper changed?

    Run along to your mommy now.

  • 10 more minutes got him 5 more points, 4 more assists and 5 more turnovers. Translate Russell to the same 30 minute and he gets 11pts, 9 assists and 1 turnover. I wouldn’t say he’s outproducing Russell, he’s just featured more. Any production he has is offset by his terrible shooting percentage and his high turnover rate. His team getting the win had more to do with Faried and the rest of his teammates.

  • You need more attention?
    You need your diaper changed?

    Run along to your mommy now.

  • Russell has improved each game. He may never be a superstar but he should be an impact PG

  • Russell has improved each game. He may never be a superstar but he should be an impact PG

  • Actually they wouldn’t have been equal, at least where it matters most. Translated

    Mudiay 3-13 10 assists 1 rebound 6 turnovers 12 points 31.5 minutes
    Russell 5-17 9 assists 3 rebounds 1 turnover 11 points (scaled to 31.5 minutes)

    The biggest standout is the turnover. Translated, the assists and points were about the same, rebounds for a guard Russ is better and the turnovers, this is where Russell justified Scott’s statement. A 9-1 assist to turnover ratio for Russell vs a 1.7 to 1 for Mudiay.

  • Actually they wouldn’t have been equal, at least where it matters most. Translated

    Mudiay 3-13 10 assists 1 rebound 6 turnovers 12 points 31.5 minutes
    Russell 5-17 9 assists 3 rebounds 1 turnover 11 points (scaled to 31.5 minutes)

    The biggest standout is the turnover. Translated, the assists and points were about the same, rebounds for a guard Russ is better and the turnovers, this is where Russell justified Scott’s statement. A 9-1 assist to turnover ratio for Russell vs a 1.7 to 1 for Mudiay.

  • However you slice it, he put a double-double on a team that passed him in the draft and a coach who basically said he’s not a real point guard. That’s enough for a quick pat on the back. Yeah, Mudiay has to clean up his game, but so does Russell. At least Mudiay is helping his team pick up wins.

  • turnovers curry turns it overa lot and still beats people so you are invalid!

  • However you slice it, he put a double-double on a team that passed him in the draft and a coach who basically said he’s not a real point guard. That’s enough for a quick pat on the back. Yeah, Mudiay has to clean up his game, but so does Russell. At least Mudiay is helping his team pick up wins.

  • turnovers curry turns it overa lot and still beats people so you are invalid!

  • That’s what it really comes down to — Mudiay has been given the keys to the car whereas Scott appears to be a back seat driver. Not saying either is better than the other, just that the situations are totally different.

  • @Truth — That’s what it really comes down to. Mudiay has been given the keys to the car whereas Scott appears to be a back seat driver. Not saying either is better than the other, just that the situations are totally different.

  • It’s what ESPN likes to do when talking about stats over 48 minutes and such. But if you’re going to draw comparisons in efficiency and how good one was vs the other, that’s how you do it. Even if you don’t scale it, Russell had 6 assists on 1 turnover. That biggest stat is 1 turnover. Both guys shot poorly regardless, both got a nice number of assists but 6 turnovers vs 1 is the telltale.

  • It’s what ESPN likes to do when talking about stats over 48 minutes and such. But if you’re going to draw comparisons in efficiency and how good one was vs the other, that’s how you do it. Even if you don’t scale it, Russell had 6 assists on 1 turnover. That biggest stat is 1 turnover. Both guys shot poorly regardless, both got a nice number of assists but 6 turnovers vs 1 is the telltale.

  • On 3-13 shooting and 6 turnovers. I can’t pat him on the back for a terrible passing and shooting game. 12 points on 13 shots isn’t efficient, otherwise we have to applaud Kobe for his game too, going 4-11 11pts 5 assists 1 turnover 3 rebounds 2 steals. Kobe though wouldn’t be applauded for that stat line though. He’s railroaded anyway despite having a more efficient game.

  • On 3-13 shooting and 6 turnovers. I can’t pat him on the back for a terrible passing and shooting game. 12 points on 13 shots isn’t efficient, otherwise we have to applaud Kobe for his game too, going 4-11 11pts 5 assists 1 turnover 3 rebounds 2 steals. Kobe though wouldn’t be applauded for that stat line though. He’s railroaded anyway despite having a more efficient game.

  • Okafor is going to be a great player, but do you think a player with his skill set would have been a factor in the Finals last year?

  • Okafor is going to be a great player, but do you think a player with his skill set would have been a factor in the Finals last year?

  • Scott will make a comment before their game and say “Okafor wasn’t skilled enough. Thought he couldn’t score or rebound.” Then Okafor will go for 40 and 20 on us, as you said. However, going forward Okafor-Randle wouldn’t work.

  • Scott will make a comment before their game and say “Okafor wasn’t skilled enough. Thought he couldn’t score or rebound.” Then Okafor will go for 40 and 20 on us, as you said. However, going forward Okafor-Randle wouldn’t work.

  • Agreed. KAT would have been a nice combo for Randle, but once he was gone they had to go small.

  • Agreed. KAT would have been a nice combo for Randle, but once he was gone they had to go small.

  • your in a deaf stancewhere you cant think straight loser and FYI a troll is amagic creature!

  • your in a deaf stancewhere you cant think straight loser and FYI a troll is amagic creature!

  • Either your 10-12 yrs old or your not from here cause your English is awful lol ?. And I’m supposed to be the stupid one ????? xD !

  • Either your 10-12 yrs old or your not from here cause your English is awful lol ?. And I’m supposed to be the stupid one ????? xD !

  • English problems I think you have one does xd mean extremely deformed and dumb beyond repair lol haha peace out toad!

  • 3-13 shooting with 6 turnovers, there isn’t much to throw. He shot awful and turned it over too much on the way to his 12 points and 10 assists.

  • English problems I think you have one does xd mean extremely deformed and dumb beyond repair lol haha peace out toad!

  • 3-13 shooting with 6 turnovers, there isn’t much to throw. He shot awful and turned it over too much on the way to his 12 points and 10 assists.

  • I’m aware. I’ve also seen ESPN use those PER stats to make role players look like superstars. Then when some of those role players get a good pay day, they stink up the joint and everyone is calling for the GMs job. Per 36 minutes, Darko Millicic nearly averages a double-double for his career. Doesn’t change the fact that he was nothing more than a human victory cigar.

  • I’m aware. I’ve also seen ESPN use those PER stats to make role players look like superstars. Then when some of those role players get a good pay day, they stink up the joint and everyone is calling for the GMs job. Per 36 minutes, Darko Millicic nearly averages a double-double for his career. Doesn’t change the fact that he was nothing more than a human victory cigar.

  • 4 more assists for 5 more turnovers isn’t efficiency. 4% lower shooting percentage isn’t efficiency. I am looking at the true stats, you’re just choosing to cast a blind eye to a point guards most important stat, assist to turnover ratio. Then again, I wouldn’t expect a troll to do so.

  • 4 more assists for 5 more turnovers isn’t efficiency. 4% lower shooting percentage isn’t efficiency. I am looking at the true stats, you’re just choosing to cast a blind eye to a point guards most important stat, assist to turnover ratio. Then again, I wouldn’t expect a troll to do so.

  • Seriously man, go back to 4th grade English, get Hooked on Phonics or something.

  • 3 for 11 1 on 5 threes and 7 points is not efficient where did you get that from?!

  • Seriously man, go back to 4th grade English, get Hooked on Phonics or something.

  • 3 for 11 1 on 5 threes and 7 points is not efficient where did you get that from?!

  • lo lthanks for the good compliment and try that shows you did not have any good ones! see ya toad!

  • lo lthanks for the good compliment and try that shows you did not have any good ones! see ya toad!

  • Yea if Randle is guarding him he will. Not sure if you said this to make Russell look like a bad pick. lol

  • Yea if Randle is guarding him he will. Not sure if you said this to make Russell look like a bad pick. lol

  • Actually I was a big time Reading Rainbow fan. LaVar Burton was a big reason why I got into Star Trek: The Next Generation. Elmo ruined Sesame Street. All things aside, if you haven’t you should look up Sesame Street on Drugs. Pretty hilarious.

  • Okafor-Randle wouldn’t work. Neither guy can defend. We’d still be 0-4. I’d rather have a PG who has a chance to a real game changer.

  • Actually I was a big time Reading Rainbow fan. LaVar Burton was a big reason why I got into Star Trek: The Next Generation. Elmo ruined Sesame Street. All things aside, if you haven’t you should look up Sesame Street on Drugs. Pretty hilarious.

  • Okafor-Randle wouldn’t work. Neither guy can defend. We’d still be 0-4. I’d rather have a PG who has a chance to a real game changer.

  • Your team’s 0 and 4, 75 percent of our fan base is calling you a bust , the liberal media aka ESPN has doubted you since Day 1. D’angelo’s success will be defined by how he responds to adversity, I personally know he’s going to get past this and show the world. Good news is clarkson and randle look like future all stars. Told you all JC would thrive as a two guard. #LakertilliDie

  • Your team’s 0 and 4, 75 percent of our fan base is calling you a bust , the liberal media aka ESPN has doubted you since Day 1. D’angelo’s success will be defined by how he responds to adversity, I personally know he’s going to get past this and show the world. Good news is clarkson and randle look like future all stars. Told you all JC would thrive as a two guard. #LakertilliDie

  • Russell had 1 TO. Whenever he was on the floor the Lakers were beating Denver.

  • Russell had 1 TO. Whenever he was on the floor the Lakers were beating Denver.

  • I can tell you clearly are. Go back and watch the game anytime russell was on the court in that game the lakers were winning or on a good run.

  • I can tell you clearly are. Go back and watch the game anytime russell was on the court in that game the lakers were winning or on a good run.

  • What’s that got to do with the price of tea in China? Nothing. You stated earlier that Russell had 4 fouls, I stated that Mudiay had 4 fouls as well.

  • What’s that got to do with the price of tea in China? Nothing. You stated earlier that Russell had 4 fouls, I stated that Mudiay had 4 fouls as well.

  • and the outcome denver bea tthe lakers so his garbage stats are invalid lol!

  • and the outcome denver bea tthe lakers so his garbage stats are invalid lol!

  • elmo didnt ruin anything he was cool what are you talking about crackpot junkie!

  • elmo didnt ruin anything he was cool what are you talking about crackpot junkie!

  • the b word is that’s all you can do your vocabulary your such a simpleton haha!

  • the b word is that’s all you can do your vocabulary your such a simpleton haha!

  • Not everything should be seen with partisan lenses. It is embarrassing.

  • Not everything should be seen with partisan lenses. It is embarrassing.

  • And your vocabulary sucks. Go read your old posts and your stomach will turn inside out ?? lol. But……Good one Bertha

  • yea i wasnt impressed by mudiay.
    Russell isnt impressing me either but anyways neither guy has room to gloat right now.
    Both have alot of work ahead of them this isnt going to be a cake walk.
    they are in for a big suprise if either guy thinks they are going to just skate through the NBA like its easy.
    I pray and hope to god Dangelo is working hard and getting prepared for this….
    Let mudiay run his mouth and be the smart guy and just stay quiet about everything it aint worth ruining your good name.
    Dangelo needs to be very cautious whenever he talks to media or anyone like that in the future.
    Like have a personal advisor to help him give out answers in interviews.
    Thats just my two cents anyways but what do i know!

  • And your vocabulary sucks. Go read your old posts and your stomach will turn inside out ?? lol. But……Good one Bertha

  • yea i wasnt impressed by mudiay.
    Russell isnt impressing me either but anyways neither guy has room to gloat right now.
    Both have alot of work ahead of them this isnt going to be a cake walk.
    they are in for a big suprise if either guy thinks they are going to just skate through the NBA like its easy.
    I pray and hope to god Dangelo is working hard and getting prepared for this….
    Let mudiay run his mouth and be the smart guy and just stay quiet about everything it aint worth ruining your good name.
    Dangelo needs to be very cautious whenever he talks to media or anyone like that in the future.
    Like have a personal advisor to help him give out answers in interviews.
    Thats just my two cents anyways but what do i know!

  • This young Lakers squad is already putting up 100+ points per game.. Just imagine how dangerous they will be in two years!

  • This young Lakers squad is already putting up 100+ points per game.. Just imagine how dangerous they will be in two years!

  • Byron said he is not a point guard. 10 assist is not a point guard, and Lakers 3 PG total of 9 assist. LOL

  • Byron said he is not a point guard. 10 assist is not a point guard, and Lakers 3 PG total of 9 assist. LOL

  • Haha, true. If we can keep the same core for multiple years I think the defense will improve just by being on the same page. So much defense is just knowing each others tenancies and weaknesses.

  • Haha, true. If we can keep the same core for multiple years I think the defense will improve just by being on the same page. So much defense is just knowing each others tenancies and weaknesses.

  • larry nance jr and tariq black are excellent paint defenders.
    on the wing id like to see clarkson next to maybe anthony brown or lou williams.

  • larry nance jr and tariq black are excellent paint defenders.
    on the wing id like to see clarkson next to maybe anthony brown or lou williams.

  • Mudiay isnt perfect.
    Dangelo isnt exciting us yet but im giving him time before i judge him.
    hes only 19 and still a kid at heart he needs to grow up a bit before we can really hold him responsible for what hes doing or not doing.
    You guys feel me?

  • Mudiay isnt perfect.
    Dangelo isnt exciting us yet but im giving him time before i judge him.
    hes only 19 and still a kid at heart he needs to grow up a bit before we can really hold him responsible for what hes doing or not doing.
    You guys feel me?

  • wait a few months maybe he will catch on and follow jordan clarkson.
    if he does i think he will be a lights out 3point shooter like curry is now.
    i can dangelo being a pure shooter and a good PG who can pass or nail 3s wide open or contested.
    he has the height to get it done.

  • That’s an excellent way to put things in perspective. Hopefully getting more defensive players to balance things would not diminish the scoring output. Hopefully it can be a simple balancing act like that.

  • wait a few months maybe he will catch on and follow jordan clarkson.
    if he does i think he will be a lights out 3point shooter like curry is now.
    i can dangelo being a pure shooter and a good PG who can pass or nail 3s wide open or contested.
    he has the height to get it done.

  • That’s an excellent way to put things in perspective. Hopefully getting more defensive players to balance things would not diminish the scoring output. Hopefully it can be a simple balancing act like that.

  • Because he’s 19 and I saw multiple other superstars struggle as rookies.

  • Because he’s 19 and I saw multiple other superstars struggle as rookies.

  • actually it’s not about time, Kobe has that fire since first day, Dlo gotta be competitive and look at JC so far(not in terms of scoring/shooting but in terms of mentality and toughness)

  • actually it’s not about time, Kobe has that fire since first day, Dlo gotta be competitive and look at JC so far(not in terms of scoring/shooting but in terms of mentality and toughness)

  • well he should clarkson attacks the rim and doesnt just settle for jumpers.
    he tries to dunk or get layups and shoots only when hes wide open.
    his decision making is like perfect to me in my mind.
    clarkson is doing so well i just hope he keeps playing this way. i love it!

  • well he should clarkson attacks the rim and doesnt just settle for jumpers.
    he tries to dunk or get layups and shoots only when hes wide open.
    his decision making is like perfect to me in my mind.
    clarkson is doing so well i just hope he keeps playing this way. i love it!

  • Absolutely! The lesson for me of last years final was not going small was the way to win. It’s building a team centered around defense and having an offensive player that commands the double because he scores so efficiently. That just use to be a post player and now it’s a guard, but same formula.

    Okafor looks to have the potential to be an efficient scorer who commands the double, and won’t be a defensive liability. Throw in a couple of great defends as part of a balance team and he’s got a shot. Hits all the check boxes in my book.

  • Absolutely! The lesson for me of last years final was not going small was the way to win. It’s building a team centered around defense and having an offensive player that commands the double because he scores so efficiently. That just use to be a post player and now it’s a guard, but same formula.

    Okafor looks to have the potential to be an efficient scorer who commands the double, and won’t be a defensive liability. Throw in a couple of great defends as part of a balance team and he’s got a shot. Hits all the check boxes in my book.

  • I guess we will see. Warriors kind of changed the book on being efficient at scoring. Cannot compete with teams shooting high percentage 3’s with low lost play. Especially in the playoffs where you won’t get the foul calls.

  • Never said Mudiay is “perfect”, just that he also had 6 turnovers and leads the league in the same.

  • I guess we will see. Warriors kind of changed the book on being efficient at scoring. Cannot compete with teams shooting high percentage 3’s with low lost play. Especially in the playoffs where you won’t get the foul calls.

  • They both have strengths and weaknesses and need a lot of work, but I’m sure both will be very good NBA players.

  • yup possibly the best player in the draft, he even looks better than towns at times

  • yup possibly the best player in the draft, he even looks better than towns at times

  • Turnover come from being rookie assist come from good player..by time turnover will drop down

  • Turnover come from being rookie assist come from good player..by time turnover will drop down

  • The difference between the two is that Russell isn’t quite ready.
    Whereas, Mudiay has had enough professional experience that he is almost a year ahead of Russell.

    With each game, Russell grows. Scott developed CP3 and Irving, he’s doing the same with Russell.

  • The difference between the two is that Russell isn’t quite ready.
    Whereas, Mudiay has had enough professional experience that he is almost a year ahead of Russell.

    With each game, Russell grows. Scott developed CP3 and Irving, he’s doing the same with Russell.

  • what channel is the game on?
    i didnt know we playe tonight thought its tomorrow.

  • what channel is the game on?
    i didnt know we playe tonight thought its tomorrow.

  • it says we play the 6th Friday dude….
    yeah tuesday &friday bro no game on today.
    lakers are off.

  • Man bro, u having it bad on this site, nobody likes i on here, and if they do they mentally ill. Horrible b ball iq b powel 1

  • Man bro, u having it bad on this site, nobody likes i on here, and if they do they mentally ill. Horrible b ball iq b powel 1

  • yea faried and randy foye.
    those two did alot in the game.
    we tried but it wasnt enough.
    i want to see dangelo be more aggressive shooting 3s and jumpers he can make em.

  • yea faried and randy foye.
    those two did alot in the game.
    we tried but it wasnt enough.
    i want to see dangelo be more aggressive shooting 3s and jumpers he can make em.

  • Exactly why is he acting like Byron was wrong.
    he had alot of turnovers way more than dangelo.
    and i dont even like dangelo much but i stick up for him over anyone else.
    bc were a team right buddy?

  • Exactly why is he acting like Byron was wrong.
    he had alot of turnovers way more than dangelo.
    and i dont even like dangelo much but i stick up for him over anyone else.
    bc were a team right buddy?

  • Hes boo boo. From a true laker fan since 88..hes not going to be a star. Average at best. Dont sell that hes 19 bull, hes wack.

  • Hes boo boo. From a true laker fan since 88..hes not going to be a star. Average at best. Dont sell that hes 19 bull, hes wack.

  • His team won though. Next time Byron needs to shut up. He started it by talking smack about a rookie.

  • His team won though. Next time Byron needs to shut up. He started it by talking smack about a rookie.

  • So i’ve been thinking of the upcoming free agent class and where we might stand in the draft….
    I think we end up with a record that drops us from the top 3 but we end up there via the draft lottery…
    Now on to free agency, obviously were going after KD, but with how we look i doubt he comes so now i look at maybe plan B. Do we make a run at…
    DeMar DeRozan @SF and Festus Ezeli @C ???..we get an establish NBA scorer who is a local Compton and would probably love to come back, and a defensive minded center that can a bigger impact than what Big Roy gives us….

    so now that i got that out the way, Mudiay’s quotes are funny because the kid struggled badly. the only difference is that he gets support from his coach where as our coach thinks we can win a championship( yes I’m exaggerating) but you get the point… the biggest thing DLO is missing is aggression an she needs to show it asap…

  • So i’ve been thinking of the upcoming free agent class and where we might stand in the draft….
    I think we end up with a record that drops us from the top 3 but we end up there via the draft lottery…
    Now on to free agency, obviously were going after KD, but with how we look i doubt he comes so now i look at maybe plan B. Do we make a run at…
    DeMar DeRozan @SF and Festus Ezeli @C ???..we get an establish NBA scorer who is a local Compton kid and would probably love to come back, and a defensive minded center that can have a bigger impact than what Big Roy gives us currently….

    so now that i got that out the way, Mudiay’s quotes are funny because the kid struggled badly. the only difference is that he gets support from his coach where as our coach thinks we can win a championship( yes I’m exaggerating) but you get the point… the biggest thing DLO is missing is aggression and he needs to show it asap…

  • Mudiay not only looked bad defensively on the ball and especially off the ball (D’Angelo owned him most of the time), but he also committed an impressive number of unforced TO.Ok, he dished 10 assists, but besides basic drive and kick or drive and dish, there is nothing outstanding concerning his vision. The way D’Angelo is scanning the floor each time he gets the ball looks better to me and his Ass/To ratio is better.
    What Byron pointed out about Mudiay was his decision making. Before he got lucky with his 3pters (especially the 1st and 2nd), his shot selection was bad, forcing penetration, going for contested and tough jumpers. All the shots D’Angelo took were open or wide open.
    Byron was right.

  • Mudiay not only looked bad defensively on the ball and especially off the ball (D’Angelo owned him most of the time), but he also committed an impressive number of unforced TO.Ok, he dished 10 assists, but besides basic drive and kick or drive and dish, there is nothing outstanding concerning his vision. The way D’Angelo is scanning the floor each time he gets the ball looks better to me and his Ass/To ratio is better.
    What Byron pointed out about Mudiay was his decision making. Before he got lucky with his 3pters (especially the 1st and 2nd), his shot selection was bad, forcing penetration, going for contested and tough jumpers. All the shots D’Angelo took were open or wide open.
    Byron was right.

  • Okafor would have been benched, as Bogut was. Defensively I suppose you must be kidding. He’s good down low when he’s willing to battle, but he’s atrocious at the perimeter. The key of the Warriors’ defense is versatilty. They can switch, stay in front and recover. Okafor can’t do any of that. That’s the beauty of Draymond Green, he can defend multiple positions. And offensively he can sets some play from the perimeter. Not only shooting, but passing, caliing plays, etc.. Another thing Okafor can’t do.

    It’s a very good thing we didn’t draft that dude. Move of the decade so far.

  • Okafor would have been benched, as Bogut was. Defensively I suppose you must be kidding. He’s good down low when he’s willing to battle, but he’s atrocious at the perimeter. The key of the Warriors’ defense is versatilty. They can switch, stay in front and recover. Okafor can’t do any of that. That’s the beauty of Draymond Green, he can defend multiple positions. And offensively he can sets some play from the perimeter. Not only shooting, but passing, caliing plays, etc.. Another thing Okafor can’t do.

    It’s a very good thing we didn’t draft that dude. Move of the decade so far.

  • Tarik Black is a very limited defender. His defense against Denver was quite bad : couldn’t defend on the PnR, couldn’t bother some shots. Hickson and Faried scored on him all the time. Unfortunately, we don’t have another option at the C spot.

  • Tarik Black is a very limited defender. His defense against Denver was quite bad : couldn’t defend on the PnR, couldn’t bother some shots. Hickson and Faried scored on him all the time. Unfortunately, we don’t have another option at the C spot.

  • I wouldn’t bet on the draft. Even if we “win” the 1st seed, there are still 35% chances of losing the pick (instead of 18% last year). If we are able to keep it by a divine intervention, Brown and Labissière are my choice.
    About the FA, I hope we suck that much so Durant wouldn’t even meet us. If we go all in on KD, we’ll miss all the good players second tier players we need. Besides giving extensions to Clarkson and Hibbert, my lists includes wing players who can defend and play collectively : Batum, Bazemore. If DeRozan is willing to come, he can be a very nice addition because defensively he’s very good too. We might watch how will fare the negotiations between Barnes and the Warriors. If we can max him, that can be another good option at the SF position.
    We can do some trades too in order to balance our roster. Young and/or Williams can go. If a team wants some scoring power, well, be my guest.

  • I wouldn’t bet on the draft. Even if we “win” the 1st seed, there are still 35% chances of losing the pick (instead of 18% last year). If we are able to keep it by a divine intervention, Brown and Labissière are my choice.
    About the FA, I hope we suck that much so Durant wouldn’t even meet us. If we go all in on KD, we’ll miss all the good second tier players we need. Besides giving extensions to Clarkson and Hibbert, my list includes wing players who can defend and play team bball : Batum, Bazemore. If DeRozan is willing to come, he can be a very nice addition because defensively he’s very good too. We might watch how will fare the negotiations between Barnes and the Warriors. If we can max him because GSW doesn’t want to, that can be another good option at the SF position.
    We can do some trades too in order to balance our roster. Young and/or Williams can go. If a team wants some scoring power, well, be my guest.

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  • good observation but I disagree about Mudiay’s vision, lebron gets his assists throuugh PnR,Drive and kick/dish but he gets praised like having the scoring of Mj and passing of Magic lol

  • good observation but I disagree about Mudiay’s vision, lebron gets his assists throuugh PnR,Drive and kick/dish but he gets praised like having the scoring of Mj and passing of Magic lol

  • He played bad against us. He has a poor basketball QI. Hope he can develop big time in his carrer. But at this time, i’m glad he is not with us

  • He played bad against us. He has a poor basketball QI. Hope he can develop big time in his carrer. But at this time, i’m glad he is not with us

  • nobody likes a blood thug inthis world so get alife and get out ofbeing athug! lol

  • nobody likes a blood thug inthis world so get alife and get out ofbeing athug! lol

  • yeah right so thats why we took a slower sloth og bust in russell smh wakeup man he was bad russell!

  • yeah right so thats why we took a slower sloth og bust in russell smh wakeup man he was bad russell!

  • yeah but they did not suck and average 7points dumb nuts kobes first game 15 points great for a start off the bench fool russell starts needs to do more!

  • yeah but they did not suck and average 7points dumb nuts kobes first game 15 points great for a start off the bench fool russell starts needs to do more!

  • dude he owned russell int hat he was mature did not whine like a crybaby loser and did his job!

  • dude he owned russell int hat he was mature did not whine like a crybaby loser and did his job!

  • sour grapes russellhas bad iq fouling a guy on a three point line idiot so stop being a hiprocrite!

  • sour grapes russellhas bad iq fouling a guy on a three point line idiot so stop being a hiprocrite!

  • This might me my first and last answer to you as you seem to specialize yourself in permanent provocation. Apparently I’m not the only who saw that. Check the draftexpress report video. So no, Russell owned Mudiay. That’s a fact.

  • This might me my first and last answer to you as you seem to specialize yourself in permanent provocation. Apparently I’m not the only who saw that. Check the draftexpress report video. So no, Russell owned Mudiay. That’s a fact.

  • mudiay turns the ball over more but mudiay scores more points so its kinda a draw in that sense

  • mudiay turns the ball over more but mudiay scores more points so its kinda a draw in that sense

  • they need to experiment let lou and clarkson run PG and SG and russell run with young

  • they need to experiment let lou and clarkson run PG and SG and russell run with young

  • 7.6 1.9 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.6 .417 .375 .819

    8.52. 52.8 0.3 0.3 1.5. 341 .250 .500

    Top one is Kobe’s rookie stats the bottom is russells’s calm down people let the boy play lol

  • 7.6 1.9 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.6 .417 .375 .819

    8.52. 52.8 0.3 0.3 1.5. 341 .250 .500

    Top one is Kobe’s rookie stats the bottom is russells’s calm down people let the boy play lol

  • Faried is a great player we cant deny that.
    But mudiay is a rookie 1 good game means little to nothing.
    Really both of them need to shut up.
    scott and mud…

  • Faried is a great player we cant deny that.
    But mudiay is a rookie 1 good game means little to nothing.
    Really both of them need to shut up.
    scott and mud…

  • i thought that was your computers ip address.
    i was about to hack you.
    j-k lol

  • i thought that was your computers ip address.
    i was about to hack you.
    j-k lol

  • we need to get mad at the other teams and take it out on them.
    not attack each other.
    people always take the first quikest easiest option as their way out.
    you arguing with this other fan is the same as the players fighting on the bench in the 4th.
    is something being accomplished?
    if anything hurt feelings could ruin chemistry and trust something them guys need to make more of not destroy.
    it isnt the right answer BP!

  • we need to get mad at the other teams and take it out on them.
    not attack each other.
    people always take the first quikest easiest option as their way out.
    you arguing with this other fan is the same as the players fighting on the bench in the 4th.
    is something being accomplished?
    if anything hurt feelings could ruin chemistry and trust something them guys need to make more of not destroy.
    it isnt the right answer BP!

  • Guy’s an idiot. Byron didn’t even say he wasn’t a point guard, he said he wasn’t a pure point guard and questioned his decision making, which given the massive amount of turnovers Mudiay seems to produce compared to Russell’s, I’d say Byron is on point.

  • Guy’s an idiot. Byron didn’t even say he wasn’t a point guard, he said he wasn’t a pure point guard and questioned his decision making, which given the massive amount of turnovers Mudiay seems to produce compared to Russell’s, I’d say Byron is on point.

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