Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson Expects To Play 2015-16 Season Opener
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In the preseason finale against the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a scare when Jordan Clarkson injured his right shoulder. While he did not return for the second half, his MRI returned back normal and is considered day-to-day.

With the Lakers hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves in their season opener on Oct. 28, there were concerns Clarkson may not play. However, the second-year guard says he expects to play according to Baxter Holmes of ESPN:

While Clarkson participated in practice, there is still pain in his shoulder according to Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News:

While Clarkson expects to play in the season opener against the Timberwolves, it is unclear if Kobe will play after only getting shots up and receiving treatment. Should Kobe not be ready, rookie Anthony Brown is expected to start at small forward.

Heading into the new season, the Lakers showed their potential during preseason, but had their fair share of struggles. With 16 players remaining on their training camp roster, the final spot will likely come down to Metta World Peace or Jabari Brown.

Personally I think the Lakers should keep both Jabari and Metta and let Sacre go

  • Personally I think the Lakers should keep both Jabari and Metta and let Sacre go.

    Well I didn’t get my wish. Now we may have to watch Jabari go on to have as good and perhaps a better career than Clarkson, Russell, and Randle. He already led the D league in scoring and was the most comfortable looking young player on the team this preseason IMO.

    I just hope the Warriors or Cav’s dont grab him off waivers. And make the Lakers regret that mistake.

    Paytc

  • all reality Metta should go, hes no use in the team!
    but if we really wanna keep Metta then Jabari should go, simply coz Sacre is a centre , and we have no depth in the centre position, Tarik black……lets say we get hit with injury, we dont have anyone!

  • all reality Metta should go, hes no use in the team!
    but if we really wanna keep Metta then Jabari should go, simply coz Sacre is a centre , and we have no depth in the centre position, Tarik black……lets say we get hit with injury, we dont have anyone!

  • Bass and Nance are not centers, and if you are depending on them for major minutes we got serious problems.

  • Bass and Nance are not centers, and if you are depending on them for major minutes we got serious problems.

  • Metta is championship experienced and has more heart than 98 % of the league. Players like that are hard to find. Not to mention he is mentoring a few of the young players. Not to knock Sacre but he hasn’t proven to be much more than just a big body. Most likely Sacre has a great attitude and is a real team player? I think we could find another big body should we need just another back up body. And Jabari will eventually be a dominant player in the league IMO.

    What ever player(s) they take hopefully if all works out.

    Watch Sacre make a big shot in a big game to prove his worth.

    Paytc

  • Metta is championship experienced and has more heart than 98 % of the league. Players like that are hard to find. Not to mention he is mentoring a few of the young players. Not to knock Sacre but he hasn’t proven to be much more than just a big body. Most likely Sacre has a great attitude and is a real team player? I think we could find another big body should we need just another back up body. And Jabari will eventually be a dominant player in the league IMO.

    What ever player(s) they take hopefully if all works out.

    Watch Sacre make a big shot in a big game to prove his worth.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • This time I disagree keeping a rental player (MWP) is follish when you have to lose J. BROWN, if this was a CHAMPIONSHIP game this year yes that would be fine but in a rebuild season makes no sense to let a player a good as JB get away..

  • This time I disagree keeping a rental player (MWP) is follish when you have to lose J. BROWN, if this was a CHAMPIONSHIP game this year yes that would be fine but in a rebuild season makes no sense to let a player a good as JB get away..

  • Nance is 6’8″ and a rookie. We’d be hurting relying on him to play center.

  • Nance is 6’8″ and a rookie. We’d be hurting relying on him to play center.

  • Nance can do everything a lot better than Sacre. Definitely would throw Larry in there before that clown. That’s a no-brainer.

  • Nance can do everything a lot better than Sacre. Definitely would throw Larry in there before that clown. That’s a no-brainer.

  • I agree that’s why I said I would let Sacre go and keep MWP, and Jabari Brown.

    Paytc

  • I agree that’s why I said I would let Sacre go and keep MWP, and Jabari Brown.
    I don’t think Sacre is as valuable a player as MWP or Jabari Brown.

    But Like Luke Walton he must just be a company man who is well liked by management.

    Paytc

  • I get it, folks don’t like Sacre but that’s no excuse for irrational thinking.

  • I get it, folks don’t like Sacre but that’s no excuse for irrational thinking.

  • If Clarkson’s good to go, this is the rotation I hope for:

    Huertas (22) / Russell (22) / Lou Williams (4)
    Clarkson (32) / Lou Williams (14) / Swaggy (2)
    Kobe (22) / MWP (12) / Swaggy (8) / Nance Jr (6)
    Randle (32) / Bass (12) / Nance Jr (4)
    Hibbert (32) / Black (16)

    Reserves: Kelly, ABrown, JBrown

    We CANNOT ever have perimeter defensive liabilities Lou, Swaggy, Russell and Kelly on the floor together. MWP and/or Nance Jr must always be a part of the second unit to anchor the perimeter defense. Black needs to improve his defense.

    ALSO BASS PLAYING THE 5 IS A COMPLETE NO-NO.

  • If Clarkson’s good to go, this is the rotation I hope for:

    Huertas (22) / Russell (22) / Lou Williams (4)
    Clarkson (32) / Lou Williams (14) / Swaggy (2)
    Kobe (22) / MWP (12) / Swaggy (8) / Nance Jr (6)
    Randle (32) / Bass (12) / Nance Jr (4)
    Hibbert (32) / Black (16)

    Reserves: Kelly, ABrown, JBrown

    We CANNOT ever have perimeter defensive liabilities Lou, Swaggy, Russell and Kelly on the floor together. MWP and/or Nance Jr must always be a part of the second unit to anchor the perimeter defense. Black needs to improve his defense.

    ALSO BASS PLAYING THE 5 IS A COMPLETE NO-NO.

  • all the teams are dealing with it. i can’t blame BS for these injuries because he conserved the minutes of the starters in preseason. these things happen, can’ help it. guys need to improve their conditioning. you see why guys like Duncan, Kobe, LeBron played so many 82-game seasons. Its all about conditioning. I think JC has the required tools.

  • I agree Jordan Clarkson must be rested till he becomes asymptomatic with his shoulder strain. A strained shoulder must be rested before you can subject this to repeated salvos of muscle trauma. specially with repetitive shooting movements. BTW,we can keep Jabari as a player and Metta as Asst. coach for development if waived.. We still hit two birds.

  • all the teams are dealing with it. i can’t blame BS for these injuries because he conserved the minutes of the starters in preseason. these things happen, can’ help it. guys need to improve their conditioning. you see why guys like Duncan, Kobe, LeBron played so many 82-game seasons. Its all about conditioning. I think JC has the required tools.

  • I agree Jordan Clarkson must be rested till he becomes asymptomatic with this shoulder strain. A strained shoulder must be rested well. Specially if you will subject this to repeated salvos of muscle trauma. during repetitive shooting movements, rebound and guarding. BTW,we can keep Jabari as a player and Metta as Asst. coach for development if waived.. We still hit two birds.

  • agreed that bass at the 5 is a huge mistake. the problem is that you need to give kelly minutes, and you also have to play bass. but black has to be the back up C. oh, and russell is going to start.

  • agreed that bass at the 5 is a huge mistake. the problem is that you need to give kelly minutes, and you also have to play bass. but black has to be the back up C. oh, and russell is going to start.

  • kelly should get 4-5 minutes a night as a spot-up shooter. that’s all he can be used as, at least in this set-up. larry nance trumps kelly in all departments but 3-pt shooting so we’d rather have the rookie on the floor.

    i really hope black is the back-up 5. i know he’s undersized but the kid has hustle and can rebound. we need that energy in the second unit.

    i’m starting to think BS is leaning towards Huertas to start. i don’t think its a bad decision because Russell doesn’t need to be pressured right away. we can ease him in nicely and let him run the second unit. lets see what happens. russell’s on a learning curve right now and if we throw him into the sharks right away, he might get overexposed as a rookie. we are actually lucky to have a good PG like Huertas to ease the pressure off Russell.

  • kelly should get 4-5 minutes a night as a spot-up shooter. that’s all he can be used as, at least in this set-up. larry nance trumps kelly in all departments but 3-pt shooting so we’d rather have the rookie on the floor.

    i really hope black is the back-up 5. i know he’s undersized but the kid has hustle and can rebound. we need that energy in the second unit.

    i’m starting to think BS is leaning towards Huertas to start. i don’t think its a bad decision because Russell doesn’t need to be pressured right away. we can ease him in nicely and let him run the second unit. lets see what happens. russell’s on a learning curve right now and if we throw him into the sharks right away, he might get overexposed as a rookie. we are actually lucky to have a good PG like Huertas to ease the pressure off Russell.

  • kelly will get more than 4-5 minutes a night, especially with how hard he’s been playing. what makes you think that huertas will start? bryon said the other day that russell and clarkson need as much time on the floor together as possible and that he loves the way huertas runs the second group. i just don’t see russell coming off the pine.

  • kelly will get more than 4-5 minutes a night, especially with how hard he’s been playing. what makes you think that huertas will start? bryon said the other day that russell and clarkson need as much time on the floor together as possible and that he loves the way huertas runs the second group. i just don’t see russell coming off the pine.

  • russell was the no1 choice to start up until last week when huertas showed he can ball. it’ll be easier on russell to take care of the 2nd unit because it’ll be lesser pressure on him. its asking too much of a 19-year-old to run a ball club. even kobe came off the bench first two seasons. nothing wrong in coming off the bench, especially when we already have huertas and clarkson in the back court. kelly is a defensive liability. larry nance will out-shine him to the extent where kelly becomes an afterthought. will take just few weeks for BS to realize that.

  • russell was the no1 choice to start up until last week when huertas showed he can ball. it’ll be easier on russell to take care of the 2nd unit because it’ll be lesser pressure on him. its asking too much of a 19-year-old to run a ball club. even kobe came off the bench first two seasons. nothing wrong in coming off the bench, especially when we already have huertas and clarkson in the back court. kelly is a defensive liability. larry nance will out-shine him to the extent where kelly becomes an afterthought. will take just few weeks for BS to realize that.

  • i think you’re going to be disappointed. russell needs to start to get used to the NBA game.. and byron realizes this. besides, when guys like clarkson, kobe and randle are with him on the floor, it’s easier to ‘hide’ his inexperience. the best part about having huertas on the second unit is that he’s already built some great chemistry with nick young and ryan kelly. i like nance, too… but kelly’s been impressive this preseason and his defense against opposing fours (not threes!) is not all that bad, tbh.

  • i think you’re going to be disappointed. russell needs to start to get used to the NBA game.. and byron realizes this. besides, when guys like clarkson, kobe and randle are with him on the floor, it’s easier to ‘hide’ his inexperience. the best part about having huertas on the second unit is that he’s already built some great chemistry with nick young and ryan kelly. i like nance, too… but kelly’s been impressive this preseason and his defense against opposing fours (not threes!) is not all that bad, tbh.

  • hey why should i be disappointed? i’m a big supporter f russell. i just don’t want to throw the kid into the shark tank. you know how tough and physical the nba is. and point guard is like the QB position. merciless. as far huertas running the second unit, it should ideally be with Lou, MWP, Nance Jr and Black. You get some defense with that unit. Swaggy and Kelly are good spot-up shooters but can’t impact the game defensively like NanceJr and MWP can. also kelly might have impressed you this preseason, but i saw enough of what he’s capable of for two full seasons. do you really think Kelly can guard the likes of Blake Griffin, Zach Randolph, Lamarcus Aldridge? Seriously? At least Nance Jr has shown the ability to do that. I just can’t trust Kelly guarding good players. Kelly should be used as a spot-up shooter because he has a decent stroke going (i think he shot 50% from deep all preseason).

  • hey why should i be disappointed? i’m a big supporter of Dlo. i just don’t want to throw the kid into the shark tank. you know how tough and physical the nba is. and point guard is like the QB position. merciless. as far huertas running the second unit, it should ideally be with Lou, MWP, Nance Jr and Black. You get some defense with that unit. Swaggy and Kelly are good spot-up shooters but can’t impact the game defensively like NanceJr and MWP can. also kelly might have impressed you this preseason, but i saw enough of what he’s capable of for two full seasons. do you really think Kelly can guard the likes of Blake Griffin, Zach Randolph, Lamarcus Aldridge? Seriously? At least Nance Jr has shown the ability to do that. I just can’t trust Kelly guarding good players. Kelly should be used as a spot-up shooter because he has a decent stroke going (i think he shot 50% from deep all preseason).

  • LOL. first of all, kelly has improved as a player and will be guarding opposing BACK-UP fours, not starters. and when did nance show the ability to guard aldridge? i must have missed that. as far as russell goes, it’s better that he takes his lumps NOW as he will be better off in the long run for it (much like clarkson did last year). we are not challenging for a title this year anyway. besides, i think russell will learn a lot more about the pro game from being on the court with kobe (and julius, who he needs to develop chemistry with). just one man’s opinion.

  • LOL. first of all, kelly has improved as a player and will be guarding opposing BACK-UP fours, not starters. and when did nance show the ability to guard aldridge? i must have missed that. as far as russell goes, it’s better that he takes his lumps NOW as he will be better off in the long run for it (much like clarkson did last year). we are not challenging for a title this year anyway. besides, i think russell will learn a lot more about the pro game from being on the court with kobe (and julius, who he needs to develop chemistry with). just one man’s opinion.

  • NanceJr has definitely shown a lot more defensive versatility than any of the other rookies. he has great vertical and a great reach. he hustles and plays hard. that’s what i like to see. if Lou, Swaggy, Kelly and Huertas is your idea of the second unit (which BS is thinking about too), god help us. there won’t be any defense played. i agree about the chemistry factor. it takes time to build. there’s no need to rush anyone though.

  • NanceJr has definitely shown a lot more defensive versatility than any of the other rookies. he has great vertical and a great reach. he hustles and plays hard. that’s what i like to see. if Lou, Swaggy, Kelly and Huertas is your idea of the second unit (which BS is thinking about too), god help us. there won’t be any defense played. i agree about the chemistry factor. it takes time to build. there’s no need to rush anyone though.

  • the second unit you just described will score a lot of points (not to mention having to defend back ups).. nance jr does have a lot of defensive potential, but let’s not act like he’s proven anything yet at the NBA level. huertas is not a starting PG in this league. unless russell completely falls on his face, i don’t see him (marcelo) starting. if anything, bryon would probably put JC at the point, move kobe back to the SG and start anthony brown at the SF.

  • the second unit you just described will score a lot of points (not to mention having to defend back ups).. nance jr does have a lot of defensive potential, but let’s not act like he’s proven anything yet at the NBA level. huertas is not a starting PG in this league. unless russell completely falls on his face, i don’t see him (marcelo) starting. if anything, bryon would probably put JC at the point, move kobe back to the SG and start anthony brown at the SF.

  • but that second unit will allow oppositions to score at 60%. everytime i see Huertas, Lou, Swaggy and Kelly on the floor together, i cringe with fear because i know ALL THE MOMENTUM garnered by the first unit is going to be wiped away by these D-LESS morons. i’m not saying those four shouldn’t be on the court but BS needs to be smart about the combinations he plays. you go back and watch the games against Kings and Warriors. This is exactly what happened. the second unit ruins it with their hapless defense. we need MWP and NanceJr in that second unit to bring some control to the game.

  • but that second unit will allow oppositions to score at 60%. everytime i see Huertas, Lou, Swaggy and Kelly on the floor together, i cringe with fear because i know ALL THE MOMENTUM garnered by the first unit is going to be wiped away by these D-LESS guys. i’m not saying those four shouldn’t be on the court but BS needs to be smart about the combinations he plays. you go back and watch the games against Kings and Warriors. This is exactly what happened. the second unit ruins it with their hapless defense. we need MWP and NanceJr in that second unit to bring some control to the game.

  • LOL. then why are you telling me that kelly has no chance to defend blake griffin? julius randle will be checking griffin.

  • LOL. then why are you telling me that kelly has no chance to defend blake griffin? julius randle will be checking griffin.

  • i could see nance stealing some minutes at PF, particularly if his shot keeps improving.. but nick young is going to play a lot with that second unit. the lakers need his scoring.

  • i could see nance stealing some minutes at PF, particularly if his shot keeps improving.. but nick young is going to play a lot with that second unit. the lakers need his scoring.

  • Clarkson / Russel / Huertas
    Bryant / Williams / Brown
    Brown / Young / MWP
    Randle / Nance Jr / Bass
    Hibbert / Black / Kelly (strech 4 and 5)

  • At first I wanted Kelly out but now I think we should go like this :

    Clarkson / Russel / Huertas
    Bryant / Williams / Brown
    Brown / Young / MWP
    Randle / Nance Jr / Bass
    Hibbert / Black / Kelly (strech 4 and 5)

  • That is true but the same applies if AB gets injured. Who do we have to focus on defense?

  • That is true but the same applies if AB gets injured. Who do we have left to focus on defense? Young?

  • I hope Russell’s development isn’t hindered because of all these guards we have

  • I hope Russell’s development isn’t hindered because of all these guards we have

  • Good point. It’s either we take as many experienced players as possible because there’s a slight chance that we can make the playoffs or we play the develoment card and dedicate to developing all the young players we can get.

  • Good point. It’s either we take as many experienced players as possible because there’s a slight chance that we can make the playoffs or we play the develoment card and dedicate to developing all the young players we can get.

  • Playing games is crucial in the development of young players but the value of the team mates you play against during practice is also important. Russel is a 19-year old rookie so would it be that shocking to have him play about 15/20 minutes per game?

  • We’re not gonna be a good defensive team anyway. I’d rather see Nance or Randle play SF.

  • Playing games is crucial in the development of young players but the value of the team mates you play against at practice is also important so there are never too many players to inspire a rookie. Plus, Russel is a 19-year old rookie so would it be that shocking to have him play about 15/20 minutes per game?

  • I agree with that but the starting lineup and depth chart is still questionable . I think it will take time to see who plays well at home and on the road.

    I agree about Kelly. I was for duping both Kelly and Sacre until Kelly proved he may indeed have what it takes to thrive in the NBA. I did say I wasn’t sure about Kelly because he had been injured and not staying healthy enough to judge. I am still concerned about just how fragile he is but he can play in this league.

    I hope Byron and company agrees with your roster.

    Paytc

  • I agree with that but the starting lineup and depth chart is still questionable . I think it will take time to see who plays well at home and on the road.

    I agree about Kelly. I was for cutting both Kelly and Sacre until Kelly proved he may indeed have what it takes to thrive in the NBA. I did say I wasn’t sure about Kelly because he had been injured and not staying healthy enough to judge. I am still concerned about just how fragile he is but he can definitely play in this league when he’s healthy.

    I hope Byron and company agrees with your roster.

    Paytc

  • That’s one possibility for sure. Have the feeling that everybody has already given up on that team before the season even began 😉

  • That’s one possibility for sure. Have the feeling that everybody has already given up on that team before the season even began 😉

  • Then like DP suggests, you can get rid of MWP and have either Randle or Nance Jr play SF so you can keep both Jabari Brown and Kelly and have some depth at C as you keep Sacre.

  • Then like DP suggests, you can get rid of MWP and have either Randle or Nance Jr play SF so you can keep both Jabari Brown and Kelly and have some depth at C as you keep Sacre.

  • True but both Curry and Thompson were 21 and not 19 (I mean, Russel looks like a boy from a physical standpoint).
    As for Kyrie, he was projected to be a future star and had all the tools to start in a very weak team in the weak Eastern conference.

  • True but both Curry and Thompson were 21 (with more college experience) and not 19 (I mean, Russel looks like a boy from a physical standpoint).
    As for Kyrie, he was projected to be a future star and had all the tools to start in a mediocre team in the weak Eastern conference.

  • I see Sacre as just a big body not depth IMO. i don’t think he has proven he is a capable NBA level player at least from what I have seen from him. I would gamble on being 2 deep at center and playing small ball for a week until finding another capable center should circumstances bring the team to need a third string center.

    He is not as good as MWP, OR Jabari Brown so why cut one of them to keep a player just because he is bigger? Seems like size discrimination to me. But it’s not my payroll so the F.O. can keep Sacre and players like Luke Walton because they are likable long after they are serviceable should they choose to do so.

    To me it’s about having every player on the team capable of being in the top ten in their talent and capabilities. I don’t think a team should have and pay players who can’t really play well enough to contribute.

    I think the team already has beautiful cheerleaders (ladies at that) and water boys jobs should be left open to young teenagers IMO.

    paytc

  • I see Sacre as just a big body not depth IMO. i don’t think he has proven he is a capable NBA level player at least from what I have seen from him. I would gamble on being 2 deep at center and playing small ball for a week until finding another capable center should circumstances bring the team to need a third string center.

    He is not as good as MWP, OR Jabari Brown so why cut one of them to keep a player just because he is bigger? Seems like size discrimination to me. But it’s not my payroll so the F.O. can keep Sacre and players like Luke Walton because they are likable long after they are serviceable should they choose to do so.

    To me it’s about having every player on the team capable of being in the top ten in their talent and capabilities. I don’t think a team should have and pay players who can’t really play well enough to contribute.

    I think the team already has beautiful cheerleaders (ladies at that). And water boy jobs should be left open to young teenagers IMO.

    paytc

  • A team is a complex structure. Believe it or not but sometimes it’s better to sacrifice talent for likable and serviceable players.

    Again, I would not mind if the FO decides to cut Sacre.

  • A team is a complex structure. Believe it or not but sometimes it’s better to sacrifice talent for likable and serviceable players.

    Again, I would not mind if the FO decides to cut Sacre.

  • Lakers vs cavs might be a fun matchup this year. Good positional matchups
    PG : Russell vs Kyrie
    SG: Clarkson vs Shumpert
    SF: Kobe vs leBron
    PF: Randle vs Love
    C: Hibbert vs Mozgov

    PG: Huertas vs Delly
    SG: Lou will vs Mo will
    SF: Nick young vs jr smith
    PF: Bass vs Thompson
    C: Kelly vs Varejao

  • Lakers vs cavs might be a fun matchup this year. Good positional matchups
    PG : Russell vs Kyrie
    SG: Clarkson vs Shumpert
    SF: Kobe vs leBron
    PF: Randle vs Love
    C: Hibbert vs Mozgov

    PG: Huertas vs Delly
    SG: Lou will vs Mo will
    SF: Nick young vs jr smith
    PF: Bass vs Thompson
    C: Kelly vs Varejao

  • on the note of SF, Randle hasnt proved he can play small forward yet!
    his jump shot is a liability! still needs more working on!

  • on the note of SF, Randle hasnt proved he can play small forward yet!
    his jump shot is a liability! still needs more working on!

  • Russell / Huertas
    Clarkson / Williams / J Brown
    Bryant / Young / A Brown
    Randle / Bass / Kelly / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Sacre

    players on that list can easily play multiple positions if needs during the game
    eg Kobe can play SG or even bit of PG during games
    Young can play SG

  • Russell / Huertas
    Clarkson / Williams / J Brown
    Bryant / Young / A Brown
    Randle / Bass / Kelly / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Sacre

    players on that list can easily play multiple positions if needs during the game
    eg Kobe can play SG or even bit of PG during games
    Young can play SG

  • everyone on the lakers team is a liability on defence….
    except A brown on the Perimeter and Hibbert in the paint but Hibbert is also a bad pick and roll defender

  • everyone on the lakers team is a liability on defence….
    except A brown on the Perimeter and Hibbert in the paint but Hibbert is also a bad pick and roll defender

  • MENTOR at best!
    but again we dont really even need a mentor of metta world peace tbh! rather have a potential talent of jabari brown rather than peace and his mentoring!

  • MENTOR at best!
    but again we dont really even need a mentor of metta world peace tbh! rather have a potential talent of jabari brown rather than peace and his mentoring!

  • 6’9 with a 46 inch vertical and actual skills
    VS a 7 foot tall dude who cant rebound block shots dunk shoot or do anything that requires actual skill to do.
    yea thats a no-brainer lol.

  • 6’9 with a 46 inch vertical and actual skills
    VS a 7 foot tall dude who cant rebound block shots dunk shoot or do anything that requires actual skill to do.
    yea thats a no-brainer lol.

  • Better go check it. You know they pump up measurements in pro sports, right?

  • Better go check it. You know they pump up measurements in pro sports, right?

  • Metta’s jump shot is not a liability? He bricked shots his first two seasons as a Laker, and now his shot is worse. Come better than that man.

  • Metta’s jump shot is not a liability? He bricked shots his first two seasons as a Laker, and now his shot is worse. Come better than that man.

  • And Kyrie only played like 13 games at Duke. He might as well have came straight from HS. Then no summer league training camp or preseason, coming off injury? Scott threw Kyrie into the fire right away.

  • And Kyrie only played like 13 games at Duke. He might as well have came straight from HS. Then no summer league training camp or preseason, coming off injury? Scott threw Kyrie into the fire right away.

  • dude they had to make the vertical higher just for him.
    they put something under it so it was higher.
    he had a 46″ vertical. and i bet he has more in him too.
    his wingspan is 7’2

    the dude can play center stop it daryl.

  • dude they had to make the vertical higher just for him.
    they put something under it so it was higher.
    he had a 46″ vertical. and i bet he has more in him too.
    his wingspan is 7’2

    the dude can play center stop it daryl.

  • i dont care if he has. he is more than capable of playing the 4 or 5.
    nance is a much better player at the 5 than sacre.

  • i dont care if he has. he is more than capable of playing the 4 or 5.
    nance is a much better player at the 5 than sacre.

  • his shot is def weak i agree daryl.
    but his presence alone makes us a better defensively.
    and we should not rely on MWP for scoring.
    if hes trying to score he should look to get fouled alot of his shots are off or getting blocked.
    i feel bad MWP is alot older now. he can still help us tho.
    youd be a fool to say hes a bum. yet hype up sacre who has shown for 3 years he can do nothing but sit on the bench and collect a paycheck.

  • his shot is def weak i agree daryl.
    but his presence alone makes us a better defensively.
    and we should not rely on MWP for scoring.
    if hes trying to score he should look to get fouled alot of his shots are off or getting blocked.
    i feel bad MWP is alot older now. he can still help us tho.
    youd be a fool to say hes a bum. yet hype up sacre who has shown for 3 years he can do nothing but sit on the bench and collect a paycheck.

  • At the draft combine Nance measured 6′ 7.5″ w/o shoes. 6′ 8.5 w shoes. His max vert was 37.5. Why do people make stuff up?

  • At the draft combine Nance measured 6′ 7.5″ w/o shoes. 6′ 8.5 w shoes. His max vert was 37.5. Why do people make stuff up?

  • When have I hyped up Sacre? My point is Randle and Nance can play SF, and Nance is not a center nor will he ever play the 5.

  • When have I hyped up Sacre? My point is Randle and Nance can play SF, and Nance is not a center nor will he ever play the 5.

  • do you Kobe will play some 4 or PF vs some teams?
    do you think nance will ever get mins at Center?
    i think so to both.

  • do you Kobe will play some 4 or PF vs some teams?
    do you think nance will ever get mins at Center?
    i think so to both.

  • okay daryl at the Lakers test day.
    he measured a 46″vertical.
    you can find it its out there buddy….

  • okay daryl at the Lakers test day.
    he measured a 46″vertical.
    you can find it its out there buddy….

  • so your the coach?
    what if at the very first game nance is put in at center.
    are you gonna pay me? lol

  • so your the coach?
    what if at the very first game nance is put in at center.
    are you gonna pay me? lol

  • kelly isnt a 5 hes a pf.
    i would put t black at center and kelly at the 4.
    or put nance jr at center.

  • kelly isnt a 5 hes a pf.
    i would put t black at center and kelly at the 4.
    or put nance jr at center.

  • I will never agree feel good about selecting a player with less talent over a more talented player. But I can agree that sometimes decisions are made for a balance in team chemistry. I would think the coach and F.O. is gambling on that being the case behind their decision to keep Sacre. And if Sacre is chosen on the team I will have no other choice but to root for him to become the best Sacre he has ever been.

    We have to support our players even if we don’t necessarily respect their talent level and ability. We just hope they will find a way to over achieve and win anyway.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I will never agree to feel good about selecting a player with less talent over a more talented player. But I can agree that sometimes decisions are made for a balance in team chemistry. I would think the coach and F.O. is gambling on that being the case behind their decision to keep Sacre. And if Sacre is chosen on the team I will have no other choice but to root for him to become the best Sacre he has ever been.

    We have to support our players even if we don’t necessarily like them for whatever reason, nor respect their talent level and ability. We can’t be good, bad, or great player haters like some. Hey we could be wrong?

    We just hope they will find a way to over achieve and win anyway.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • That ‘s funny ! But it is how one giant collective mind works.

    I guess we will have the final roster sometime today?

    Paytc

  • That ‘s funny ! But it is how one giant collective mind works.

    I guess we will have the final roster sometime today?

    Paytc

  • i expected holmes and frazier to be gone but not upshaw.
    and this sacre thing is rediculous he almost cost us the game the other day.
    if it wasnt for kelly’s game winning dunk we would have lost that game bc of sacre fouling a 3 point shooter.

  • i expected holmes and frazier to be gone but not upshaw.
    and this sacre thing is rediculous he almost cost us the game the other day.
    if it wasnt for kelly’s game winning dunk we would have lost that game bc of sacre fouling a 3 point shooter.

  • i think Randle is a PF maybe SF bc he can handle the ball.
    but nance i see him more PF or C.

  • i think Randle is a PF maybe SF bc he can handle the ball.
    but nance i see him more PF or C.

  • You really under-appreciate Luke Walton. He is an extremely smart basketball player—as he is proving again and again as a coach with GSW. Why does all the talent flow AWAY from the Lakers and we get shit-desperation coaches like Scott?

  • You really under-appreciate Luke Walton. He is an extremely smart basketball player—as he is proving again and again as a coach with GSW. Why does all the talent flow AWAY from the Lakers and we get shit-desperation coaches like Scott?

  • Switch Russell and Huertas for now. Randle is coming on, so maybe he can start. We will see Nance move up. He could become our Draymond Green.

  • Switch Russell and Huertas for now. Randle is coming on, so maybe he can start. We will see Nance move up. He could become our Draymond Green.

  • MWP needs to become a coach and mentor, not a player. I hope the Lakers see that and don’t blow off a young talent to keep a has-been-former-great. MWP has no future as a player on a rebuilding team like LAL.

  • MWP needs to become a coach and mentor, not a player. I hope the Lakers see that and don’t blow off a young talent to keep a has-been-former-great. MWP has no future as a player on a rebuilding team like LAL.

  • Russell may start, but he would benefit from leading our second team against our competitors’ scrubs for a while. I want Nance to see time at the 5 on a small-ball line up like Draymond Green. Thoughts?

  • Russell may start, but he would benefit from leading our second team against our competitors’ scrubs for a while. I want Nance to see time at the 5 on a small-ball line up like Draymond Green. Thoughts?

  • i think we should start huertas and take alot of pressure off dangelo give him some time to come together.
    huertas is definately playing better right now right this second. id pick huertas to start.

  • i think we should start huertas and take alot of pressure off dangelo give him some time to come together.
    huertas is definately playing better right now right this second. id pick huertas to start.

  • everything you said was spot on.
    i agree with it but Kobe needs a few more than 22 mins.
    thats really low i expect Kobe to play 25-32 mins per game 22 is super low bro.

  • everything you said was spot on.
    i agree with it but Kobe needs a few more than 22 mins.
    thats really low i expect Kobe to play 25-32 mins per game 22 is super low bro.

  • V i used to think that too russell should start but after watching huertas out there.
    how could you not say start him?
    let dangelo come off the bench make it easy for him and take alot of pressure off his shoulders. he can come along easy like clarkson did last year.

  • V i used to think that too russell should start but after watching huertas out there.
    how could you not say start him?
    let dangelo come off the bench make it easy for him and take alot of pressure off his shoulders. he can come along easy like clarkson did last year.

  • nance jr could definately be our small ball center.
    we could even try kelly as a small ball center too.
    what do you think of that?

  • nance jr could definately be our small ball center.
    we could even try kelly as a small ball center too.
    what do you think of that?

  • id like to see randle play some SF and maybe play alongside nance jr as PF.
    maybe this lineup Clarkson Kobe Randle Nance Jr Hibbert.
    vs the clippers being they like to play big with griffin and deandre jordan.
    Randle would be a good SF with Kobe back at SG.
    then you can either use dangelo or Clarkson for PG.

  • id like to see randle play some SF and maybe play alongside nance jr as PF.
    maybe this lineup Clarkson Kobe Randle Nance Jr Hibbert.
    vs the clippers being they like to play big with griffin and deandre jordan.
    Randle would be a good SF with Kobe back at SG.
    then you can either use dangelo or Clarkson for PG.

  • I liked Walton but thought he stayed about 3 years longer than needed. Someone said we may have been able to keep Ariza if we would have let Luke Walton go. I think with Ariza the team wouldn’t still be going through what it has been for the past 4 years.

    Who even needs to coach GSW after all the time, work, player selection and effort Mark Jackson put in. I could have done the job Kerr and Walton are doing.

    I don’t care what so call good coach you think there is out there or that has ever been he or she too would take time to get so many players who have never played together playing well.

    I will judge Byron Scott’s coach around mid season this year. He inherited a bad team with very little talent last season.

    Paytc

  • The talent flows away because scandalous commissioners and a few shady owners block CP3 trades after front offices break up the best team in basketball because PJ ( a so call great coach) got the team swept by the Mavs.

    I liked Walton but thought he stayed about 3 years longer than needed. Someone said we may have been able to keep Ariza if we would have let Luke Walton go. I think with Ariza the team wouldn’t still be going through what it has been for the past 4 years.

    Who even needs to coach the GSW after all the time, growing pains, work, player selection and effort Mark Jackson put in? I could have done the job Kerr and Walton are doing.

    I don’t care what so call good coach you think there is out there or that there has ever been, he or she too, would take time to get a coach and so many players who have never played together on the same page and playing well.

    I will judge Byron Scott’s coaching around mid season this year. He inherited a bad team with very little talent last season. It will still be an uphill battle. Expect ups and downs, set backs, and growing pains. But…….

    Barring a few major injuries to key players………

    Byron Scott and this years Lakers will be better than the past 3 years.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • im about to take a trip out to LA paytc i need to throw old man al a beating. for an old man he never heard the word respect before i need to remind him about it.

  • im about to take a trip out to LA paytc i need to throw old man alhadie a beating. for an old man he never heard of the word respect before. i need to remind him about it and what it means to show respect or be humbled.

  • why do u need to get fired up for

    please explain what makes u think black is a good defender
    Blacks Defensive rating was 110 per 100 possessions
    Bass is alright ill give u that but not great at all!

    Nance Jr , known as a good defender, but have to see how he will cope the NBA, same for A brown!

  • why do u need to get fired up for

    please explain what makes u think black is a good defender
    Blacks Defensive rating was 110 per 100 possessions
    Bass is alright ill give u that but not great at all!

    Nance Jr , known as a good defender, but have to see how he will cope the NBA, same for A brown!

  • i pressume u meant Randle!
    yeah well hes proven hes not a good jump shooter
    and since he hasnt be able to make them , means he cant play SF for the time being, he maybe could in the future when the jumper gets better but for now NO!

  • i pressume u meant Randle!
    yeah well hes proven hes not a good jump shooter
    and since he hasnt be able to make them , means he cant play SF for the time being, he maybe could in the future when the jumper gets better but for now NO!

  • Of course I would not advise you to do that. But perhaps we can hook up and knock down a few ice cold ones during your visit. And check out a game or two live.

    Paytc

  • Of course I would not advise you to do that. But perhaps we can hook up and knock down a few ice cold ones during your visit. And check out a game or two live.

    Paytc

  • What choice do I have until either you or I purchase the Lakers and start making the decisions that we know are best for the team.

    Paytc

  • What choice do I have until either you or I purchase the Lakers and start making the decisions that we know are best for the team.

    Paytc

  • mark madsen is also very smart.
    but this isnt a college test its basketball.
    smart people dont win just bc of intelligence.
    athletic people usually are the best and smart people are usually nerds ive never met a smart person who is athletic or a nerd who is athletic. it just doesnt happen that way. its either or but not both.

  • mark madsen is also very smart.
    but this isnt a college test its basketball.
    smart people dont win just bc of intelligence.
    athletic people usually are the best and smart people are usually nerds ive never met a smart person who is athletic or a nerd who is athletic. it just doesnt happen that way. its either or but not both.

  • I have to slightly disagree with you ThisOneLakers.Fan.

    Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson,Steve Young, and Michael Jordan are examples of high intelligence and high athletic ability.

    Point is I don’t care how smart you are suppose to be or what coach you are it would take you time to get this many new players who have not played together on the same page and playing well together.

    That and just research every NBA champion and see how many of these so call brilliant coaches took a team of average players and/or players who have never played together and won a championship.

    Coaches are nothing without the players unless refs are cheating to help less talented players beat more talented players.

    Paytc

  • I have to slightly disagree with you ThisOneLakers.Fan.

    Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson,Steve Young, and Michael Jordan are examples of high intelligence and high athletic ability.

    Point is I don’t care how smart you are suppose to be or what coach you are it would take you time to get this many new players who have not played together on the same page and playing well together.

    That and just research every NBA champion and see how many of these so call brilliant coaches took a team of average players and/or players who have never played together and won a championship.

    Coaches are nothing without the players unless refs are cheating to help less talented players beat more talented players.

    Paytc

  • they are smart players paytc but we dont classify them as nerds or a genuis type.
    im talking nerd VS jock or the athletic term.

  • they are smart players paytc but we dont classify them as nerds or a genuis type.
    im talking nerd VS jock or the athletic term.

  • example of a succesful person who isnt very athletic tim duncan or jason kidd.
    both players are smart players with a high basketball IQ but we dont look at either and say hes a nerd.
    you get what i mean?

  • example of a succesful person who isnt very athletic tim duncan or jason kidd.
    both players are smart players with a high basketball IQ but we dont look at either and say hes a nerd.
    you get what i mean?

  • yea but he wouldnt be as effective as a 5.
    he would produce more points and rebounds as a PF.
    i think nance would make a decent backup 5. his vertical can make up for a 1 or 2″ in height differences. not many guys out there will out jump him. if there is 1 or 2 i cant think of them off the top of my head…….

  • yea but he wouldnt be as effective as a 5.
    he would produce more points and rebounds as a PF.
    i think nance would make a decent backup 5. his vertical can make up for a 1 or 2″ in height differences. not many guys out there will out jump him. if there is 1 or 2 i cant think of them off the top of my head…….

  • Ok I will agree neither of them will be caught wearing thick prescription glasses and checker, plaid outfits with suspender pants flooding over their ankles showing off their socks while carrying books and plenty of pencils and pens etc…. LOL……..

    I get the point you are trying to make.

    Paytc

  • Ok I will agree neither of them will be caught wearing thick prescription glasses and checker, plaid outfits with suspender pants flooding over their ankles showing off their socks while carrying books and plenty of pencils and pens etc…. LOL……..

    I get the point you are trying to make.

    Paytc

  • Wowo. And you believed your mother when she told you that? How do you explain Kareem? Or Pau Gasol? But it turns out I was not speaking of raw IQ, I was talking about basketball IQ, genius. Unfortunately God has a nasty sense of humor. Some people do get it all and some people get squat. Which are you?

  • Wowo. And you believed your mother when she told you that? How do you explain Kareem? Or Pau Gasol? But it turns out I was not speaking of raw IQ, I was talking about basketball IQ, genius. Unfortunately God has a nasty sense of humor. Some people do get it all and some people get squat. Which are you?

  • Russell can’t guard Kyrie, Kobe can’t guard Lebron, Randle can’t guard Love, exactly how would this be fun?

    Looks to be the making of a blowout.

  • Russell can’t guard Kyrie, Kobe can’t guard Lebron, Randle can’t guard Love, exactly how would this be fun?

    Looks to be the making of a blowout.

  • Huertas is no starting PG I think the GS game showed that very clearly. Swaggy has been solid in preseason don’t know why you’d give him so few min. Hibbert will be gassed if he plays 32 min. The Utah game in which he played 32 and played great, he definitely looked gassed. 26-28 would be better. Russell has looked poor 22 min is too much. I can’t image they play Bass less than Black, I think Black’s min will be given to Bass with Kelly given some of the other min. MWP is an end of bencher. Him and Sacre can lead the LAL cheerleaders 🙂

  • Huertas is no starting PG I think the GS game showed that very clearly. Swaggy has been solid in preseason don’t know why you’d give him so few min. Hibbert will be gassed if he plays 32 min. The Utah game in which he played 32 and played great, he definitely looked gassed. 26-28 would be better. Russell has looked poor 22 min is too much. I can’t image they play Bass less than Black, I think Black’s min will be given to Bass with Kelly given some of the other min. MWP is an end of bencher. Him and Sacre can lead the LAL cheerleaders 🙂

  • Kobe can guard lebron and im pretty sure Randle can guard love.
    he made cake work of the warriors big man whats his name?
    draymond green?
    give a break dude. your probably not even a Laker fan.

  • Kobe can guard lebron and im pretty sure Randle can guard love.
    he made cake work of the warriors big man whats his name?
    draymond green?
    give a break dude. your probably not even a Laker fan.

  • lol yeah! now your talking PAYTC!
    that visual reminded me of steve urkel from family matters.
    omg….
    imagine Kobe or MJ dressed like steve.
    OMG nooo…poor Kobe.

  • lol yeah! now your talking PAYTC!
    that visual reminded me of steve urkel from family matters.
    omg….
    imagine Kobe or MJ dressed like steve.
    OMG nooo…poor Kobe.

  • i can see tim duncan nerding out or maybe steve nash but even then not bad.
    what i mean is like how chris paul looks in the state farm commercials.
    he looks like a total nerd. lol i hope you get my picture.

  • i can see tim duncan nerding out or maybe steve nash but even then not bad.
    what i mean is like how chris paul looks in the state farm commercials.
    he looks like a total nerd. lol i hope you get my picture.

  • haha paytc i wish i had the money.
    things would definately change my man…..
    sacre would be gone and kelly too.
    id probably trade dangelo russell too.
    and id trade bass and dangelo for another high profile superstar PG like derrick rose or someone similar.

  • haha paytc i wish i had the money.
    things would definately change my man…..
    sacre would be gone and kelly too.
    id probably trade dangelo russell too.
    and id trade bass and dangelo for another high profile superstar PG like derrick rose or someone similar.

  • Why would I? You are the one who is misinformed. Life is not fair, whatever your mom said.

  • Why would I? You are the one who is misinformed. Life is not fair, whatever your mom said.

  • That’s precisely why they don’t want just any and everyone to have the influence and power that money provides.

    You would do what is right and not play favorites because someone sleeps with or makes a power deal behind closes doors.

    There is always a reason behind all that happens. Most of the time things are just as they appear, but not all the time. And……..

    Yeah I agree with you that the Lakers would win immediately if Derek Rose teamed up with Kobe, Hibbert, MWP, Lou Williams and the rest of the young and talented supporting cast.

    But it’s obvious the Laker and Kobe will have to take the long route and or defy all the odds. Have you heard how much money is being placed on the Lakers a 330 to 1 shot under dog to win the NBA title.

    That actually is a good sign. Because if the right people get paid a lot then sometimes the right thing happens.

    I’m on my way to Vegas to reap a little bonus from being loyal to the game too.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • That’s precisely why they don’t want just any and everyone to have the influence and power that money provides.

    You would do what is right and not play favorites because someone sleeps with or makes a power deal behind closes doors.

    There is always a reason behind all that happens. Most of the time things are just as they appear, but not all the time. And……..

    Yeah I agree with you that the Lakers would win immediately if Derek Rose teamed up with Kobe, Hibbert, MWP, Lou Williams and the rest of the young and talented supporting cast.

    But it’s obvious the Lakers and Kobe will have to take the long route and/or defy all the odds.

    Have you heard how much money is being placed on the Lakers (a 300 to 1 shot under dog) to win the NBA title?

    That’s actually a good sign. Because if the right people get paid a lot, then sometimes the right thing happens.

    I’m on my way to Vegas to reap a little bonus from being loyal to the game too.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Agreed! 100% They need to let Nance run with the second unit and let Sacre be a cheer-leader.

  • Agreed! 100% They need to let Nance run with the second unit and let Sacre be a cheer-leader.

  • Our second unit should be – Huertas, Williams, A. Brown, Nance, Bass/Black

    I’m sorry guys but I’m not a fan of Nick Young…

  • Our second unit should be – Huertas, Williams, A. Brown, Nance, Bass/Black

    I’m sorry guys but I’m not a fan of Nick Young…

  • I am not mad at you because that second unit looks pretty good. Nicks problem is he won’t play the kind of defense that A. Brown will. And A. Brown is a sharp Stanford grad who will knock down the outside shot as well as or better than Nick Young.

    So Nick Young better start putting all out effort on both ends of the court. Not just thinking he is so valuable because he can knock down a few 3’s.

    I mean the Lakers have talented scoring players like Jabari Brown who is on the verge of getting cut. The Lakers are not short on players who can score points.

    Paytc

  • I am not mad at you because that second unit looks pretty good. Nick’s problem is he won’t play the kind of defense that A. Brown will. And A. Brown is a sharp Stanford grad who will knock down the outside shot as well as or better than Nick Young.

    So Nick Young better start putting all out effort on both ends of the court. Not just thinking he is so valuable because he can knock down a few 3’s.

    I mean the Lakers have talented scoring players like Jabari Brown who is on the verge of getting cut. The Lakers are not short on players who can score points.

    We need a few players that want to play defense too. You see how the Warriors play on both ends of the floor.

    Oh and by the way……. keep Jabari Brown and wave Sacre.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Since we still have a chance , send Sacre to the D-league and bring back Upshaw ! Or just cut him and keep both Metta and Jabari !

  • Since we still have a chance , send Sacre to the D-league and bring back Upshaw ! Or just cut him and keep both Metta and Jabari !

  • well hey my man you enjoy it you probably deserve it.
    and dont worry about nothing bro it will all work itself out.
    just like odom got better which is good but then upshaw got waived which is bad.
    i believe it all happens for a reason and something positive must come out of it all.
    im just waiting for it.
    hopefully they got someone in mind and the trades and signings arent finished. we could use a better back up center and maybe a better backup SG behind jordan clarkson. unless they put nick young as a SG and not a SF.
    anyways enjoy man ill ttyl paytc.

  • well hey my man you enjoy it you probably deserve it.
    and dont worry about nothing bro it will all work itself out.
    just like odom got better which is good but then upshaw got waived which is bad.
    i believe it all happens for a reason and something positive must come out of it all.
    im just waiting for it.
    hopefully they got someone in mind and the trades and signings arent finished. we could use a better back up center and maybe a better backup SG behind jordan clarkson. unless they put nick young as a SG and not a SF.
    anyways enjoy man ill ttyl paytc.

  • Kobe obviously is still the best Lakers player but Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson i can tell yall right now they are gonna have a breakout season i wont predict numbers but it will be close to the 15-20ppg range.
    I want to see all the players do well.
    but like the front office i have my favorites too! and sacre aint 1 of em….
    Kobe Randle Clarkson Nance Jr. and Hibbert my fav – 5

  • Kobe obviously is still the best Lakers player but Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson i can tell yall right now they are gonna have a breakout season i wont predict numbers but it will be close to the 15-20ppg range.
    I want to see all the players do well.
    but like the front office i have my favorites too! and sacre aint 1 of em….
    Kobe Randle Clarkson Nance Jr. and Hibbert my fav – 5

  • Unfortunately the Warriors exposed the fact that the Lakers may still need a capable and athletic veteran point guard. Although I think Huertas understands the position, he may lack the speed and athleticism to thrive against the elite NBA point guards/ teams. And Russell is obviously 19 so it will most likely take a while for him to figure it all out.

    My only the other thought is having Lou Williams share some of the point guard duties with Huertas and Russell when Russell struggles and/or Huertas is too slow and we need a capable veteran to give us a change of pace to Huertas? And of course Kobe can step in to help in a pinch? Not that Kobe would be necessarily much faster than Huertas, but he has proven he can play the point well against elite NBA players/ teams.

    Not sure what to think? Perhaps Huertas and Russell will work out much better once the coach and players all get on the same page?

    Time will tell better than anyone can speculate.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Unfortunately the Warriors exposed the fact that the Lakers may still need a capable and athletic veteran point guard. Although I think Huertas understands the position, he may lack the speed and athleticism to thrive against the elite NBA point guards/ teams. And Russell is obviously 19 so it will most likely take a while for him to figure it all out.

    My only the other thought is having Lou Williams share some of the point guard duties with Huertas and Russell when Russell struggles and/or Huertas is too slow and we need a capable veteran to give us a change of pace to Huertas? And of course Kobe can step in to help in a pinch? Not that Kobe would be necessarily much faster than Huertas, but he has proven he can play the point well against elite NBA players/ teams.

    Not sure what to think? Perhaps Huertas and Russell will work out much better once the coach and players all get on the same page?

    Time will tell better than anyone can speculate.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • right on. I’d rather use Nance as a small ball center than Bass or black. If Hibs plays 30-35 minutes, we should run small ball for 15 minutes or so and Nance would be perfect in limited minutes.

    So, no Sacre needed unless BS wants to command the tank again by giving the other teams a bunch of free throws.

  • right on. I’d rather use Nance as a small ball center than Bass or black. If Hibs plays 30-35 minutes, we should run small ball for 15 minutes or so and Nance would be perfect in limited minutes.

    So, no Sacre needed unless BS wants to command the tank again by giving the other teams a bunch of free throws.

  • I don’t think it’s all that obvious. Kobe is just not the player he used to be and will be on limited minutes all year.

    Randle and Clarkson can still play big minutes and go hard on both ends of the court – that closes the skill-set gap significantly imho.

  • I don’t think it’s all that obvious. Kobe is just not the player he used to be and will be on limited minutes all year.

    Randle and Clarkson can still play big minutes and go hard on both ends of the court – that closes the skill-set gap significantly imho.

  • yup. I rag him the whole time he was a player, because he wasn’t up to par skills wise. Only one trick, passing. And that skill requires him to know where everyone should be at. there’s no denying he has a basketball mind. High BB IQ.

  • yup. I rag him the whole time he was a player, because he wasn’t up to par skills wise. Only one trick, passing. And that skill requires him to know where everyone should be at. there’s no denying he has a basketball mind. High BB IQ.

  • If Hib went down for a duration, the FO would be narrowed minded to make Sacre a starter because he is a 7 footer. There are other options.

    like releasing him and picking up a rethread – Okafor could be ready, Sanders could return, even Dalembert, or a trade (Kelly + Sacre for somebody’s 2nd center) etc. – you have to explore those options before giving up and give PT to Sacre.

    At the very worse, Black could fill in short term. He started for Dwight when Coward was injured. Wasn’t great, blocked only 1 shot the entire time, but at least he was grabbing boards. Double digit twice in 25 games. Sacre would need a whole season as a starter to get more than 2 games of double digit rebounds.

  • If Hib went down for a duration, the FO would be narrowed minded to make Sacre a starter because he is a 7 footer. There are other options.

    like releasing him and picking up a rethread – Okafor could be ready, Sanders could return, even Dalembert, or a trade (Kelly + Sacre for somebody’s 2nd center) etc. – you have to explore those options before giving up and give PT to Sacre.

    At the very worse, Black could fill in short term. He started for Dwight when Coward was injured. Wasn’t great, blocked only 1 shot the entire time, but at least he was grabbing boards. Double digit twice in 25 games. Sacre would need a whole season as a starter to get more than 2 games of double digit rebounds.

  • That’s a pretty good assessment. He really gets a bad rap for allowing himself to be over-paid like he was. PJ had other plans for Luke before his back went out. Too bad for all concerned.

    Walton will be a really good coach in this league someday soon. I only remark that this success will come with another team. As a Laker fan, I hate to see the rest of the league use us as their farm team. Even worse though is that it is another sign that through some cosmic method Jim Buss repels talent instead of attracts it.

    You seem sharp and, organizationally, I imagine you understand why a shitbird can’t hire anyone with more excellence than themselves. If so, you understand why I lament this tawdry situation as regards our Lakers. Luke Walton is just the latest demonstration of the Jim Buss curse on the whole Lakers team.

  • That’s a pretty good assessment. He really gets a bad rap for allowing himself to be over-paid like he was. PJ had other plans for Luke before his back went out. Too bad for all concerned.

    Walton will be a really good coach in this league someday soon. I only remark that this success will come with another team. As a Laker fan, I hate to see the rest of the league use us as their farm team. Even worse though is that it is another sign that through some cosmic method Jim Buss repels talent instead of attracts it.

    You seem sharp and, organizationally, I imagine you understand why a shitbird can’t hire anyone with more excellence than themselves. If so, you understand why I lament this tawdry situation as regards our Lakers. Luke Walton is just the latest demonstration of the Jim Buss curse on the whole Lakers team.

  • Can’t we move a player down if a center is needed because one of our two centers gets hurt. My thought is cross that bridge when you need to.

    One thing that is more likely than not is Jabari will find his way on an NBA team and eventually have a successful NBA career. Not sure Sacre will ever become more than an emergency back up body.

    But of course for Sacre and the Lakers sake I hope I’m terribly wrong about Sacre.

    Go Sacre ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Can’t we move a player down if a center is needed because one of our two centers gets hurt. My thought is cross that bridge when you need to.

    One thing that is more likely than not is Jabari will find his way on an NBA team and eventually have a successful NBA career. Not sure Sacre will ever become more than an emergency back up body.

    But of course for Sacre and the Lakers sake I hope I’m terribly wrong about Sacre.

    Go Sacre ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Actually he is trolling on me with his stupidity at this very moment. So I may have to give you my ok. I am definitely done discussing anything with him. We may have to flag all of his post?

    Either he is drunk and his true identity is surfacing or his name and account has be hacked. My guess is he is drunk.

    Paytc

  • Actually he is trolling on me with his stupidity at this very moment. So I may have to give you my ok. I am definitely done discussing anything with him. We may have to flag all of his post?

    Either he is drunk and his true identity is surfacing or his name and account has been hacked. My guess is he is drunk.

    Paytc

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