Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Practice, Larry Nance Suffers Broken Nose

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shouldered responsibility for their 103-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night, even using a few expletives to describe his 3-15 shooting (2-8 from beyond the arc) performance.

On Monday, in addition to giving Bryant the day off to rest, head coach Byron Scott said he wanted Bryant to get his mind off of basketball, alleviate some of his frustrations.

“I know he’s frustrated and I want him to take a day off to get away from it a little bit,” Scott said at the Lakers facility.

Bryant, who spent the end of the preseason nursing a calf injury (a lower leg contusion suffered during the Lakers preseason game against the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas), has knocked down 16 of his 51 field goals attempts through three games to start the season, 29 of which, have been three-pointers.

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“Fine,” Scott said about Bryant’s shot selection. “I thought yesterday he did a much better job of getting to the basket, and he took some of the shots that we had been talking about as well. So, I’m fine with his shot selection right now. I mean, all of us can do a little bit better.”

Bryant also got to the free throw line seven times last night, knocking down all seven attempts.

At 37 years old, coming off several injuries, playing all 82 games in the final season of his contract has never been in the cards for Bryant. But, just how many games does Scott hope to get from Kobe this season?

“I think if we can get in the 60 (games), I think that will be great,” Scott said on Monday before being asked about back-to-back games. “I haven’t looked at the schedule for those rest games, just taking it one game at a time right now.”

Larry Nance, Jr. suffered a broken nose during Monday’s practice and is officially listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game. Brandon Bass suffered a corneal abrasion in his left eye on Sunday night and is also listed as questionable. The Lakers face the Denver Nuggets (1-2) on Tuesday night at Staples Center before heading out for a five-game roadtrip.

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Rest those legs and that brain.

  • Kobe had a bad game or two so?
    3 straight season ending injuries and you expect him to just come back and be superman?
    noone thinks Kobe is superman and can do it all.
    he is having some bad games i will agree but im not going to knit pick or throw insults i love Kobe.
    He will get through the tough times like Dangelo just dont think too hard or long about it.
    Get right back out there and fire more shots and dont think twice.
    Who cares about this besides haters too predictable the media waiting to be fed like rats and who else crazy fans who freak out after 2 or 3 games and jump to concuclusions like they know it all.
    its 3 games into the season.
    i noticed only 3 things so far.
    Kobe is struggling so far expected, Dangelo in his defense is still a rookie fresh out of college and struggling expected.
    Julius Randle is in beast mode as expected.
    Okay so the team defense is crap, Kobe and Dangelo are really struggling right now and Randle is shining and so is Lou Williams.
    So why push the issue with Kobe and Russel?
    Let Randle and Clarkson and Lou Williams and Nick Young let them shoot more and play more.
    If

  • Kobe had a bad game or two so?
    3 straight season ending injuries and you expect him to just come back and be superman?
    noone thinks Kobe is superman and can do it all.
    he is having some bad games i will agree but im not going to knit pick or throw insults i love Kobe.
    He will get through the tough times like Dangelo just dont think too hard or long about it.
    Get right back out there and fire more shots and dont think twice.
    Who cares about this besides haters too predictable the media waiting to be fed like rats and who else crazy fans who freak out after 2 or 3 games and jump to concuclusions like they know it all.
    its 3 games into the season.
    i noticed only 3 things so far.
    Kobe is struggling so far expected, Dangelo in his defense is still a rookie fresh out of college and struggling expected.
    Julius Randle is in beast mode as expected.
    Okay so the team defense is crap, Kobe and Dangelo are really struggling right now and Randle is shining and so is Lou Williams.
    So why push the issue with Kobe and Russel?
    Let Randle and Clarkson and Lou Williams and Nick Young let them shoot more and play more.

  • Okafor is kind of amazing.. I can’t hate anymore, I am so jealous of Sixers right now

  • Okafor is kind of amazing.. I can’t hate anymore, I am so jealous of Sixers right now

  • True. This draft was weak in terms of guards, but epic in terms of big. Should’ve taken Okafor.

  • True. This draft was weak in terms of guards, but epic in terms of big. Should’ve taken Okafor.

  • Yeah he is looking good. So strong. Cavs tried three different defenders on him, nothing they can do.

  • Yeah he is looking good. So strong. Cavs tried three different defenders on him, nothing they can do.

  • I can’t believe we past on him. Even Kristaps is balling right now against the Spurs almost a double double in the 1st qtr.

  • I can’t believe we past on him. Even Kristaps is balling right now against the Spurs almost a double double in the 1st qtr.

  • Larry Nance with a broken nose now? Damn.. R Kelly has some unbelievable luck on his side smh.

  • Larry Nance with a broken nose now? Damn.. R Kelly has some unbelievable luck on his side smh.

  • Crazy that the scouting report used to read that Kawhi could not shoot. Hope Randle can become like that.

  • Crazy that the scouting report used to read that Kawhi could not shoot. Hope Randle can become like that.

  • Bold moves that could change Lakers drastically. (In case the Lakers decide to get on a f uck rebuilding mode)
    Players acquired from trades:
    Cousins, Ross or Paul George and Gibson all three at the same time.

  • In case the Lakers decide to get on a f uck rebuilding mode. Here are some bold moves that could change the Lakers drastically:
    Players acquired from trades:
    Cousins, Ross or Paul George and Gibson all three at the same time.
    Possible players on the go: Sacre, Bass, Kelly, Young, picks, Dangelo( 4 PG or Boogie), Hibbert (4 Boogie).

  • Guys develop, bro. Randle has a good touch. Will be a good mid range shooter in a year or two. And in his carrer he can even be a 3 point shooter. Look at Ibaka, Blake Griffin…

  • Guys develop, bro. Randle has a good touch. Will be a good mid range shooter in a year or two. And in his carrer he can even be a 3 point shooter. Look at Ibaka, Blake Griffin…

  • Players are talking in “figure out” with a good confidence… A win tomorrow is a ok start

  • Players are talking in “figure out” with a good confidence… A win tomorrow is a ok start

  • I’m watching OKC vs Rockets. Rockets will no longer be a bottom line team. They have some talent

  • I’m watching OKC vs Rockets. Rockets will no longer be a bottom line team. They have some talent

  • But i never saw Harden playing like this. He is without ANY confidence. Are passing balls he HAVE to shot, and working so poor in the post

  • But i never saw Harden playing like this. He is without ANY confidence. Are passing balls he HAVE to shot, and working so poor in the post

  • Okafor can score, no doubt. But he can’t defend and rebound the ball. He seems much like his scouting reporter. A skilled big who can’t defend or rebound. Still pretty good, maybe can be a all star sometimes

  • The rockets may have lost their first few games but they are most definitely a playoff team

  • Okafor can score, no doubt. But he can’t defend and rebound the ball. He seems much like his scouting reporter. A skilled big who can’t defend or rebound. Still pretty good, maybe can be a all star sometimes

  • The rockets may have lost their first few games but they are most definitely a playoff team

  • He goes through stretches like that, that series against Portland two years back was the worst! But they have so much talent when healthy they can survive him struggling in most games. They are just beat up right now.

  • He goes through stretches like that, that series against Portland two years back was the worst! But they have so much talent when healthy they can survive him struggling in most games. They are just beat up right now.

  • Lakers Line up should be Russell, Clarkson (for now), Nance Jr. Randle, Hibbert with Kobe as the Sixth man. It may sound ugly but it’s worth a shot.

  • Lakers Line up should be Russell, Clarkson (for now), Nance Jr. Randle, Hibbert with Kobe as the Sixth man. It may sound ugly but it’s worth a shot.

  • I think he will become a great rebounder but defense I am not so sure. He doesn’t close out well at all.

  • I think he will become a great rebounder but defense I am not so sure. He doesn’t close out well at all.

  • Lou is a has-been accept it. He is nothing special just a shorter version of Nick Young.

  • Lou is a has-been accept it. He is nothing special just a shorter version of Nick Young.

  • I love Kobe, guys. We have to bring love to him. Is his last season. We have to support him… I know he is playing bad and that forced threes make me angry too. But, the end of the day, this is only one more season and we have no chance to win a ring. So lets give our love to one of the greatest laker ever.

  • I love Kobe, guys. We have to bring love to him. Is his last season. We have to support him… I know he is playing bad and that forced threes make me angry too. But, the end of the day, this is only one more season and we have no chance to win a ring. So lets give our love to one of the greatest laker ever.

  • Lou is a much better creator in every aspect, even creating shots for Young. Both are playing great off of each other.

  • Lou is a much better creator in every aspect, even creating shots for Young. Both are playing great off of each other.

  • He’s been garbage and a huge set back for the lakers for the last 3 years. Time to hit the bench or hang it up.

  • No pressure to win this year. I doubt he will be fired unless there are bad chemistry issues.

  • He’s been garbage and a huge set back for the lakers for the last 3 years. Time to hit the bench or hang it up.

  • No pressure to win this year. I doubt he will be fired unless there are bad chemistry issues.

  • He was injuried, bro. Not garbage. He carried us in our last trip to the playoffs… He played 48 minutes in almost every game thats season, and injuried the achiles. So… He has done everything for the purple and gold.
    And has 5 rings… Don’t be a short memory guy

  • Why I don’t know him personally and he doesn’t know me and you and all here for sure? what I mean is what’s happening to his career is a common thing for professional bball players

  • He was injuried, bro. Not garbage. He carried us in our last trip to the playoffs… He played 48 minutes in almost every game thats season, and injuried the achiles. So… He has done everything for the purple and gold.
    And has 5 rings… Don’t be a short memory guy

  • Why I don’t know him personally and he doesn’t know me and you and all here for sure? what I mean is what’s happening to his career is a common thing for professional bball players

  • The past is the past, his glory days are long gone, join the future guy.

  • He is a legend and I will always love what he did for the franchise. But I am definitely ready for him to take a new non basketball related role.

  • The past is the past, his glory days are long gone, join the future guy.

  • He is a legend and I will always love what he did for the franchise. But I am definitely ready for him to take a new non basketball related role.

  • I can get in the future mentality without disrespect our bright history.

  • Lou is a huge liability on defense. He can score but other then that he can’t do anything. To short to play the 2 but lacks creativity to play the 1. He’s nothing special just another streaky journey man like Young.

  • I can get in the future mentality without disrespect our bright history.

  • Lou is a huge liability on defense. He can score but other then that he can’t do anything. To short to play the 2 but lacks creativity to play the 1. He’s nothing special just another streaky journey man like Young.

  • Kobe is history, keep him there. Time to move on. Kobe isn’t half the player he was 5-6 years ago and it’s only going to get worse, but then again he has 25 million reasons to keep going and setting us back.

  • Kobe is history, keep him there. Time to move on. Kobe isn’t half the player he was 5-6 years ago and it’s only going to get worse, but then again he has 25 million reasons to keep going and setting us back.

  • I don’t think he is setting us back. We have a rebuilding team who will only develop with time. Is great to the young guys count with Kobe in the locker room

  • I don’t think he is setting us back. We have a rebuilding team who will only develop with time. Is great to the young guys count with Kobe in the locker room

  • Kobe is the reason the young guys aren’t evolving. His huge ego and high expecations will burn these guys out and it’s already showing 3 games in. He needs to take a lesser role or be benched. He just cant do it anymore and he’s already admitted it several times. You’re living in the past. Kobe is setting us back. Legends like Kobe make the worst mentors, coaches, GMs and owners. It doesn’t work. They burn players out. Look at MJ in CHA.

  • Right now Minnesota is the best defensive team in the NBA. Crazy. Young guys can play defense.

  • Kobe is the reason the young guys aren’t evolving. His huge ego and high expecations will burn these guys out and it’s already showing 3 games in. He needs to take a lesser role or be benched. He just cant do it anymore and he’s already admitted it several times. You’re living in the past. Kobe is setting us back. Legends like Kobe make the worst mentors, coaches, GMs and owners. It doesn’t work. They burn players out. Look at MJ in CHA.

  • Right now Minnesota is the best defensive team in the NBA. Crazy. Young guys can play defense.

  • Well, if you think this way. I’m thinkiing Kobe is helping these youngsters in practices.

  • Well, if you think this way. I’m thinkiing Kobe is helping these youngsters in practices.

  • Kobe isn’t doing diddly squat. He’s ruining the chemistry. Leaving practice because you’re angry? really? Kobe should be benched or suspended.

  • Kobe isn’t doing diddly squat. He’s ruining the chemistry. Leaving practice because you’re angry? really? Kobe should be benched or suspended.

  • Yeah. But 95 points in three quarters is not that promise. Soon or later they will find that gap again, when they play against better teams

  • Meh…You basing that off playing the Nuggets and the Lakers, and a Trailblazer team that won’t make the Playoffs.

  • Yeah. But 95 points in three quarters is not that promise. Soon or later they will find that gap again, when they play against better teams

  • Meh…You basing that off playing the Nuggets and the Lakers, and a Trailblazer team that won’t make the Playoffs.

  • I don’t think so the Kings and Mavs are that bad teams. Mavs kill the Suns in Phoenix for example

  • Okay. Utah, Minny and Atlanta are Top 3 in Opp%. And only Atl will make the Playoffs. Too early guy.

  • I don’t think so the Kings and Mavs are that bad teams. Mavs kill the Suns in Phoenix for example

  • Okay. Utah, Minny and Atlanta are Top 3 in Opp%. And only Atl will make the Playoffs. Too early guy.

  • They are ok, I don’t think Mavs are a playoff team, and Kings maybe close. Definitely very beatable teams

  • They are ok, I don’t think Mavs are a playoff team, and Kings maybe close. Definitely very beatable teams

  • I didn’t say they would make the playoffs, just pointing out young guys can play defense

  • I didn’t say they would make the playoffs, just pointing out young guys can play defense

  • They’re gonna need for some of the big dogs to lose some key players for that to happen. LAC, SA, GS, OKC, MEM, HOU are all locks. 2 more spots left. I think the Mavs and the Pels(healthy) get the last last spots.

  • They’re gonna need for some of the big dogs to lose some key players for that to happen. LAC, SA, GS, OKC, MEM, HOU are all locks. 2 more spots left. I think the Mavs and the Pels(healthy) get the last last spots.

  • Minnesota announcers just said Lakers are the only bad team in the West…. grrrrrrr

  • Minnesota announcers just said Lakers are the only bad team in the West…. grrrrrrr

  • The Twolves killed us in that game even though the score was close. They were clearly the better team in every position. Rubio made both of our ”dynamic” guards look like B&G club kids and that is humiliating.

  • The Twolves killed us in that game even though the score was close. They were clearly the better team in every position. Rubio made both of our ”dynamic” guards look like B&G club kids and that is humiliating.

  • Well i don’t know what game you watch. But i’m not argue against. We lost

  • It’s true. We’re horrendous in every position with the exception of Randle and maybe Nance Jr. I want to see him play.

  • Well i don’t know what game you watch. But i’m not argue against. We lost

  • It’s true. We’re horrendous in every position with the exception of Randle and maybe Nance Jr. I want to see him play.

  • I watched the full game and we were horrible. We took a huge lead and blew it and let Rubio walk all over us.

  • I watched the full game and we were horrible. We took a huge lead and blew it and let Rubio walk all over us.

  • It’s true though it’s hard for some delusional fans to accept reality

  • It’s true though it’s hard for some delusional fans to accept reality

  • he didn’t have to say it, look at the bright side ben simmons here we come

  • Porzingis is my bet to rookie of the year. Too mature, smooth, both ends

  • he didn’t have to say it, look at the bright side ben simmons here we come

  • Porzingis is my bet to rookie of the year. Too mature, smooth, both ends

  • Nah Towns is going to win it unless a disaster happens. It’s between Okafor, Towns and Kristaps.

  • Nah Towns is going to win it unless a disaster happens. It’s between Okafor, Towns and Kristaps.

  • No way. Porzingis is the more ready. He played in league ACB. Okafor can’t win, he don’t play any defense, can’t grab a single rebound

  • No way. Porzingis is the more ready. He played in league ACB. Okafor can’t win, he don’t play any defense, can’t grab a single rebound

  • If Randle don’t played 11 minutes in his first season he was a easy call

  • If Randle don’t played 11 minutes in his first season he was a easy call

  • He’d be in the race. The fact of the matter is this draft was full of talented bigs and we blew it.

  • He’d be in the race. The fact of the matter is this draft was full of talented bigs and we blew it.

  • D’angelo is better than Okafor, no doubt to me. I saw both in college… Towns and Porzingis i don’t know yet

  • D’angelo is better than Okafor, no doubt to me. I saw both in college… Towns and Porzingis i don’t know yet

  • simmons, labissiere,ingram,brown,bender have ridiculous potential not to mention thon maker

  • simmons, labissiere,ingram,brown,bender have ridiculous potential not to mention thon maker

  • Agreed, but we have so many young guys. Might be nice to get a guy already in his prime.

  • Agreed, but we have so many young guys. Might be nice to get a guy already in his prime.

  • Doesn’t change the fact that he played very poor once he faced top teams , in college

  • i dont think any of our young guys have simmons potential not even randle

  • Even against Arizona he played well in my opinion. Only problem was his shot

  • Can you guys stop with the Simmons talk. He could end up being a bust, who knows?

  • Doesn’t change the fact that he played very poor once he faced top teams , in college

  • i dont think any of our young guys have simmons potential not even randle

  • Even against Arizona he played well in my opinion. Only problem was his shot

  • Can you guys stop with the Simmons talk. He could end up being a bust, who knows?

  • call me crazy but should we bring Kobe off da bench. we have 2 manage his minutes anyways plus he can still close games

  • call me crazy but should we bring Kobe off da bench. we have 2 manage his minutes anyways plus he can still close games

  • He should of came off the bench after his Achilles. He hasn’t been right since.

  • He should of came off the bench after his Achilles. He hasn’t been right since.

  • And you know this how? There have been plenty of hype players who didn’t pan out.

  • And you know this how? There have been plenty of hyped players who didn’t pan out.

  • i know why D Russ is not playing so well.. he’s dating Kendall Jenner… but technically thats not really a kardashian member so he might be safe .. idk lol jk

  • Out of high school Russell wasn’t actually that hyped. Reason he ended up in Ohio State

  • i know why D Russ is not playing so well.. he’s dating Kendall Jenner… but technically thats not really a kardashian member so he might be safe .. idk lol

  • Out of high school Russell wasn’t actually that hyped. Reason he ended up in Ohio State

  • JR is the real deal.. u right but Simmons can slide in that SF position and we keep Hibb.. OMG that would be nice .. but time will tell.. im trying to see if we can win a game

  • JR is the real deal.. u right but Simmons can slide in that SF position and we keep Hibb.. OMG that would be nice .. but time will tell.. im trying to see if we can win a game

  • Let’s be 100% real here. We all know the Lakers aren’t making the playoffs anytime soon so we should just quit talking about the playoffs and think about how our line up in a few seasons could consist of Simmons/ or Ingram, Randle, and Thon Maker by 2018. If all goes accordingly this fantasy could turn into a reality.

  • Let’s be 100% real here. We all know the Lakers aren’t making the playoffs anytime soon so we should just quit talking about the playoffs and think about how our line up in a few seasons could consist of Simmons/ or Ingram, Randle, and Thon Maker by 2018. If all goes accordingly this fantasy could turn into a reality.

  • idk about you guys but being in the race for the top pick is fun! I’ve already seen more than 5 laker titles and i know ill see more again.

  • idk about you guys but being in the race for the top pick is fun! I’ve already seen more than 5 laker titles and i know ill see more again.

  • I think we already have a nice core as is. I am not putting too much hope in getting that top 3. Odds are strongly against us.

  • I think we already have a nice core as is. I am not putting too much hope in getting that top 3. Odds are strongly against us.

  • Don’t worry, Lakers were garbage for a greater part of the 1990’s. They rose again.

  • Russel is still nice.. he’s just trying to fit in.. he dont have the green light like the rest of the draftees, the torch was basically handed to JR, and JC kind of stepped in to claim it at the end of last season, Russ just trying to fit in at the moment

  • What you guys think about the rockets right now? They’re in a lossing streak too, going 4 if they loss today. This team should be the top 3 or 5 best team in the west.

  • A nice young core, and would be nice to snag a Big Time FA to throw in the mix. I don’t get all this Simmons talk.

  • Don’t worry, Lakers were garbage for a greater part of the 1990’s. They rose again.

  • Russel is still nice.. he’s just trying to fit in.. he dont have the green light like the rest of the draftees, the torch was basically handed to JR, and JC kind of stepped in to claim it at the end of last season, Russ just trying to fit in at the moment

  • What you guys think about the rockets right now? They’re in a lossing streak too, going 4 if they loss today. This team should be the top 3 or 5 best team in the west.

  • A nice young core, and would be nice to snag a Big Time FA to throw in the mix. I don’t get all this Simmons talk.

  • So you ready to Scout again Rival.. i mean thats what it look like we will be doing.. i just hope to land 1st for we can get Simmons.. we need a SF and he would fit nice.. with our already young core

  • I think they will be fine. They have a lot of injuries and Harden is in a slump. It is a long season though, they will right the ship.

  • We already learned this the hard way, No big time FA wants to play with us.

  • So you ready to Scout again Rival.. i mean thats what it look like we will be doing.. i just hope to land 1st for we can get Simmons.. we need a SF and he would fit nice.. with our already young core

  • I think they will be fine. They have a lot of injuries and Harden is in a slump. It is a long season though, they will right the ship.

  • We already learned this the hard way, No big time FA wants to play with us.

  • you know it!! imo Simmons is better than any player in the last 2 drafts

  • you know it!! imo Simmons is better than any player in the last 2 drafts

  • BS has finally succeeded in breaking down Kobe. I know this day will come. At least Kobe still has fire in him last season. This season he feels sorry for himself. Sad to see a legend suffering like this. Perhaps he should just let go. Let it go! Let it go! There is nothing u can do! BS is the coach, he is the coach! Lakers will be doomed as long as he is coach! Sing it. LOL

  • I think he will be a very good NBA player. Might take a couple years though. And that is fine. Curry, Lillard were 21,22 as rookies.

  • BS has finally succeeded in breaking down Kobe. I know this day will come. At least Kobe still has fire in him last season. This season he feels sorry for himself. Sad to see a legend suffering like this. Perhaps he should just let go. Let it go! Let it go! There is nothing u can do! BS is the coach, he is the coach! Lakers will be doomed as long as he is coach! Sing it. LOL

  • I think he will be a very good NBA player. Might take a couple years though. And that is fine. Curry, Lillard were 21,22 as rookies.

  • Shut up. You said the same thing last season and we got Russell. You are one big donk head mother bashing troll!!!

  • compare to Simmons bro, they can go.. thats how good Simmons will be.. but honestly, i can’t believe if BS wont play our boy Brown.. thats the problem im having.. he starts him thru the pre season, then dont give the young man no PT.. as a Coach you are suppose to develop chemistry during that period.. Brown should of never been playing during the pre season if he was not going to start reg season games..BS tripping i like Larry but time will tell for him..at the moment he’s a legit PF til he can knoc down those mid range

  • Yeah, and realizing it’s time for him to take a backseat, and understand his time as the #1 is gone.

  • Shut up. You said the same thing last season and we got Russell. You are one big donk head mother bashing troll!!!

  • compare to Simmons bro, they can go.. thats how good Simmons will be.. but honestly, i can’t believe BS wont play our boy Brown.. thats the problem im having.. he starts him thru the pre season, then dont give the young man no PT.. as a Coach you are suppose to develop chemistry during that period.. Brown should of never been playing during the pre season if he was not going to start reg season games..BS tripping i like Larry but time will tell for him..at the moment he’s a legit PF til he can knoc down those mid range

  • Yeah, and realizing it’s time for him to take a backseat, and understand his time as the #1 is gone.

  • u right, and Curry stayed all 4 years.. idk about Lillard.. so they were well polished as well.. Im hoping Russ grow a couple of inches to move into that SG spot, let JC have PG..

  • u right, and Curry stayed all 4 years.. idk about Lillard.. so they were well polished as well.. Im hoping Russ grow a couple of inches to move into that SG spot, let JC have PG..

  • u right.. only thing about Larry is he’s a PF.. U have Kelly starting behind JR.. not to mention Black not even seeing time.. i doubt Larry will get on the floor alot this season.. unless Kelly falls apart.. but i like what im seeing from Kelly

  • u right.. only thing about Larry is he’s a PF.. U have Kelly starting behind JR.. not to mention Black not even seeing time.. i doubt Larry will get on the floor alot this season.. unless Kelly falls apart.. but i like what im seeing from Kelly

  • Your right tho, he can just pull a Ray Allen on his sixth ring nobody will be shame him lol

  • Your right tho, he can just pull a Ray Allen on his sixth ring nobody will be shame him lol

  • That’s not in his mentality though. He still thinks he can be that guy. Not saying we would of gotten Aldridge, but when Kobe told him what he told him, I just shook my head.

  • That’s not in his mentality though. He still thinks he can be that guy. Not saying we would of gotten Aldridge, but when Kobe told him what he told him, I just shook my head.

  • Do you think a frontline of Randle, Horford and Noah could work? Not much outside shooting but Horford has range and hopeful Randle can develop an outside shot.

  • Do you think a frontline of Randle, Horford and Noah could work? Not much outside shooting but Horford has range and hopeful Randle can develop an outside shot.

  • still mad about what i did to your mom? you shouldn’t be she loved it

  • You said it, no outside shooting. Just a bunch of Paint Cloggers!!! Randle and Horford can. Same as him and Milsap

  • still mad about what i did to your mom? you shouldn’t be she loved it

  • You said it, no outside shooting. Just a bunch of Paint Cloggers!!! Randle and Horford can. Same as him and Milsap

  • Kelly and bass need too get traded black nance and brown need to play and Id hate to tank for another rookie when we can just get a free agent

  • Kelly and bass need too get traded black nance and brown need to play and Id hate to tank for another rookie when we can just get a free agent

  • Too bad there are no small forwards in this 2016 fa class. I mean there is Durant and Barnes but I can’t see them really being options.

  • Too bad there are no small forwards in this 2016 fa class. I mean there is Durant and Barnes but I can’t see them really being options.

  • You got guys like Deng, Batum and a few others as well. They are not what I want though.

  • You got guys like Deng, Batum and a few others as well. They are not what I want though.

  • I don’t see why tho because if we have the most money and he’s about his business we should have a real shot we also have the youngest up and coming stars

  • I don’t see why tho because if we have the most money and he’s about his business we should have a real shot we also have the youngest up and coming stars

  • LA is still a few yrs away though. Honestly, KD would be a fool to come to the Lakers, when there is the Wiz who a piece away, and OKC who is right there. Same as Barnes in GS.

  • LA is still a few yrs away though. Honestly, KD would be a fool to come to the Lakers, when there is the Wiz who a piece away, and OKC who is right there. Same as Barnes in GS.

  • im all with you except trading Kelly lol i like dude.. he’s probably only one hustling trying to do everything.. Bass and Sacre must go in my opinion but im with you i dont want to think about another tank season, but if we continue down this path we re going.. we have no choice but to think about it u know

  • I think it would be hard for KD to leave okc, but if he did it would be to Washington. He is still a huge Wiz fan.

  • im all with you except trading Kelly lol i like dude.. he’s probably only one hustling trying to do everything.. Bass and Sacre must go in my opinion but im with you i dont want to think about another tank season, but if we continue down this path we re going.. we have no choice but to think about it u know

  • I think it would be hard for KD to leave okc, but if he did it would be to Washington. He is still a huge Wiz fan.

  • Batum is actually really underrated, he is a triple double threat. And without question the most likely attainable of Durant, Barnes, Batum. But of course you know this FO will go balls up for Durant and let everyone else get away. Then the only option left will be Joe Johnson.

  • Batum is actually really underrated, he is a triple double threat. And without question the most likely attainable of Durant, Barnes, Batum. But of course you know this FO will go balls up for Durant and let everyone else get away. Then the only option left will be Joe Johnson.

  • You got Parsons, Turner, Barnes, Deng, and Jeff Green left too. Oh, and that Lebron guy.

  • You got Parsons, Turner, Barnes, Deng, and Jeff Green left too. Oh, and that Lebron guy.

  • Those guys will be gone by the time Durant makes his decision though. Joe Johnson will be the only one left I guarantee it.

  • I don’t want to think about draft picks but Skal Labissiere is an intriguing prospect.

  • Those guys will be gone by the time Durant makes his decision though. Joe Johnson will be the only one left I guarantee it.

  • I don’t want to think about draft picks but Skal Labissiere is an intriguing prospect.

  • I would rather deal with Kobe, than Joe Johnson. Guys has to be 1 of the most overrated player’s I’ve seen.

  • I would rather deal with Kobe, than Joe Johnson. Guys has to be 1 of the most overrated player’s I’ve seen.

  • It was the worst contract in the NBA, made Kobe’s look like small change 123 million for 6 years. The Nets are just waiting it out.

  • It was the worst contract in the NBA, made Kobe’s look like small change 123 million for 6 years. The Nets are just waiting it out.

  • We’re not in position to win no way soon. The Wiz core of Wall and Beal are just as young, Ibaka, RW and most of the Thunder are young too.

  • We’re not in position to win no way soon. The Wiz core of Wall and Beal are just as young, Ibaka, RW and most of the Thunder are young too.

  • Ok, I decided on my 2016 Lakers roster haha
    Conley Jr
    Russell
    Batum
    Randle
    Horford
    With same bench except add Clarkson and a center. Hibbert if he would accept would be awesome.

  • Theyr like 26 thes kids are 20-22 wizards just don’t win and they don’t get better in the offseason

  • Ok, I decided on my 2016 Lakers roster haha

    Conley Jr
    Russell
    Batum
    Randle
    Horford

    With same bench except add Clarkson and a center. Hibbert if he would accept would be awesome.

  • Theyr like 26 thes kids are 20-22 wizards just don’t win and they don’t get better in the offseason

  • Yeah, but adding KD to an already Playoff team in the East is huge. With Lebron 31 and getting up there, with KD, the Wiz become the favorites every year.

  • Yeah, but adding KD to an already Playoff team in the East is huge. With Lebron 31 and getting up there, with KD, the Wiz become the favorites every year.

  • Yea but I’m from dc and theyre organization isn’t a winning one, they are out of shape coming in this year

  • Yea but I’m from dc and theyre organization isn’t a winning one, they are out of shape coming in this year

  • Conley not leaving MEM though, they’re gonna grow old with him Allen, Big Z and Gasol. The Hawks are a Playoff team every year in ATL, why would Horford leave that? Batum could be the only one I see getting.

  • Conley not leaving MEM though, they’re gonna grow old with him Allen, Big Z and Gasol. The Hawks are a Playoff team every year in ATL, why would Horford leave that? Batum could be the only one I see getting.

  • OKC was looking unstoppable, did Harden have a great day or did OKC not play well?

  • OKC was looking unstoppable, did Harden have a great day or did OKC not play well?

  • Nance with a broken nose?

    Bass with cornia abrasion?

    What the heck is going on.

    The nash curse still lingering.

  • I will convince Conley that we will have a free flowing offense and no more slow paced paint pounding ball. Horford might be harder because he doesn’t want the spotlight, but if he can’t come Hibbert is still great!

  • Nance with a broken nose?

    Bass with cornia abrasion?

    What the heck is going on.

    The nash curse still lingering.

  • I will convince Conley that we will have a free flowing offense and no more slow paced paint pounding ball. Horford might be harder because he doesn’t want the spotlight, but if he can’t come Hibbert is still great!

  • Shouldn’t be. Last year, Carmelo was playing with scrubs. He had really no one on the team and plus when he went down for surgery, it was guarantee the Knicks would suck. This year they put average players around him (Lopez and Afflalo), plus Melo is still somewhat young 30 or 31, this is a playoff team, but not a Top 3-5 team in the NBA or in the East

  • You’re just a cancer here spreading your negativity about Louis Williams and Kobe Bryant. GTFOH.

  • Shouldn’t be. Last year, Carmelo was playing with scrubs. He had really no one on the team and plus when he went down for surgery, it was guarantee the Knicks would suck. This year they put average players around him (Lopez and Afflalo), plus Melo is still somewhat young 30 or 31, this is a playoff team, but not a Top 3-5 team in the NBA or in the East

  • You’re just a cancer here spreading your negativity about Louis Williams and Kobe Bryant. GTFOH.

  • I was hoping 0-82 for Simmons. Who are we going to get to coach us like really? If we not going to compete or be good, then let’s get Simmons goin

  • I was hoping 0-82 for Simmons. Who are we going to get to coach us like really? If we not going to compete or be good, then let’s get Simmons goin

  • KG might be a Fake Tough Guy to some, but he knows when it’s time to step down and mentor the young guys. Might not show up in the Box Score, but his passion and the little things on the court are wearing off on the young Wolves. Just wish Kobe could see this.

  • KG might be a Fake Tough Guy to some, but he knows when it’s time to step down and mentor the young guys. Might not show up in the Box Score, but his passion and the little things on the court are wearing off on the young Wolves. Just wish Kobe could see this.

  • Town played like a beast again even though they lost a close one , seems early favorite for Roy along with okafor and porzingis

  • Town played like a beast again even though they lost a close one , seems early favorite for Roy along with okafor and porzingis

  • He is towns mentor and it’s clearly showing .towns played another great game , kobe on the other hand is not known to be good in teaching rookies

  • He is towns mentor and it’s clearly showing .towns played another great game , kobe on the other hand is not known to be good in teaching rookies

  • It feels like it’s his to lose, though keeping up that production may be hard.

  • It feels like it’s his to lose, though keeping up that production may be hard.

  • Porzingis lookin like the real deal , a few more yrs and that kid would be really good

  • Porzingis lookin like the real deal , a few more yrs and that kid would be really good

  • He could be better than Dirk, more athletic and move versatile but just as good of a shooter.

  • Towns is kinda like garnett when he first entered the nba , a skinny tall player with big upside the difference is towns have a mentor fit for his style of play

  • He could be better than Dirk, more athletic and move versatile but just as good of a shooter.

  • Towns is kinda like garnett when he first entered the nba , a skinny tall player with big upside the difference is towns have a mentor fit for his style of play

  • Considering his production and he’s a rookie it’s been pretty impressive so far

  • Considering his production and he’s a rookie it’s been pretty impressive so far

  • Have you guys seen dragan bender? Looks really similar to porzingis

  • He’s a euro kid think he’s Croatian but I’m not sure where he plays, I wish these euros would play college bail here that would be awesome

  • He’s a euro kid think he’s Croatian but I’m not sure where he plays, I wish these euros would play college ball here that would be awesome

  • Point is they have the same style of play and garnett is the perfect mentor for him

  • Point is they have the same style of play and garnett is the perfect mentor for him

  • As of the moment it seems like the Lakers made a bad decision in picking Russell if you compare him to other rookies , I know towns is out but okafor , porzingis grant Harrell Johnson even Winslow are vastly out playing him statistical wise

  • As of the moment it seems like the Lakers made a bad decision in picking Russell if you compare him to other rookies , I know towns is out but okafor , porzingis grant Harrell Johnson even Winslow are vastly out playing him statistical wise

  • It’s funny considering NY fans booed him during draft night, guess they’re starting to change their minds now

  • It’s funny considering NY fans booed him during draft night, guess they’re starting to change their minds now

  • At the moment he kinda reminds me of kendal marshal , he’s a first round draftee too

  • It was a bad pick on one level. If it takes him awhile to start playing well (3+ years) I don’t think he will last in LAL that long. He’s played poorly in 3 games and he’s already getting a lot of heat. I doubt the LAL wait for him to become good.

  • At the moment he kinda reminds me of kendal marshal , he’s a first round draftee too

  • It was a bad pick on one level. If it takes him awhile to start playing well (3+ years) I don’t think he will last in LAL that long. He’s played poorly in 3 games and he’s already getting a lot of heat. I doubt the LAL wait for him to become good.

  • One reason rusell’s getting alot of heat is because of himself, the kid had a big mouth and all the things he said before and after the draft are starting to backfire on him

  • One reason rusell’s getting alot of heat is because of himself, the kid had a big mouth and all the things he said before and after the draft are starting to backfire on him

  • He has a sweet looking stroke though, Kendall’s was diabolically bad looking. His just aren’t falling, but the same thing can be said for most of the rookies, they are all shooting poor percentages, except for Towns who let’s face it was the number one pick by some distance.

  • He has a sweet looking stroke though, Kendall’s was diabolically bad looking. His just aren’t falling, but the same thing can be said for most of the rookies, they are all shooting poor percentages, except for Towns who let’s face it was the number one pick by some distance.

  • Kobe punched Nance in the face that’s why they kicked him out of practice…

  • Kobe punched Nance in the face that’s why they kicked him out of practice…

  • btw: GSW are they for real? 2 min left in game, against MEM and GSW up 113 – 67
    Hope GSW is peaking early, b4 playoffs, lol

  • btw: GSW are they for real? 2 min left in game, against MEM and GSW up 113 – 67
    Hope GSW is peaking early, b4 playoffs, lol

  • Have to admit , for a #2 pick its not looking good , plus when reading about the kid , theres more Jenner news attached to his name than seeing progress. Hope this doesn’t turn out to be a mess.

  • Have to admit , for a #2 pick its not looking good , plus when reading about the kid , theres more Jenner news attached to his name than seeing progress. Hope this doesn’t turn out to be a mess.

  • Can’t compare him to bigs/forwards or even 2s. Compared to other rookie PGs, however, he’s above average. And considering he’s only played 3 games as a pro, I think your concerns are a bit pre-mature.

  • Can’t compare him to bigs/forwards or even 2s. Compared to other rookie PGs, however, he’s above average. And considering he’s only played 3 games as a pro, I think your concerns are a bit pre-mature.

  • Worst decision was getting rid of Jordan Hill. Lakers won’t be winning 30 games. Jahiem Jenkins is the fakest Laker fan who didn’t witness any championships as a fan. Sad part was he was a Celtics fan before on Rondo’s nuts. Ignore his comments forever.

  • Worst decision was getting rid of Jordan Hill. Lakers won’t be winning 30 games. Jahiem Jenkins is the fakest Laker fan who didn’t witness any championships as a fan. Sad part was he was a Celtics fan before on Rondo’s nuts. Ignore his comments forever.

  • Honestly looking back the Lakers should’ve pick a wing player like Winslow or Johnson, my reason is because Lakers already have Clarkson who was an all-rookie team last year while playing the PG. I saw yesterday how well Winslow defended Harden. He could really have helped the team now and in the future. With Russell now, it’s either him or Clarkson will have to change their game.

  • Honestly looking back the Lakers should’ve pick a wing player like Winslow or Johnson, my reason is because Lakers already have Clarkson who was an all-rookie team last year while playing the PG. I saw yesterday how well Winslow defended Harden. He could really have helped the team now and in the future. With Russell now, it’s either him or Clarkson will have to change their game.

  • He’s my younger cousin who just made the dumbest comment saying “Clarkson is better than Kobe”.

  • All hyped over a half of a season that Clarkson played well in with one of the worst teams around him. Had no choice but to score. He’s good but not as good as he hyped him up to be.

  • He’s my younger cousin who just made the dumbest comment saying “Clarkson is better than Kobe”.

  • All hyped over a half of a season that Clarkson played well in with one of the worst teams around him. Had no choice but to score. He’s good but not as good as he hyped him up to be.

  • I was going to post a comment in here, but I got sidetracked looking at the “hottest female athletes” link and I forgot what I was going to say.

  • I was going to post a comment in here, but I got sidetracked looking at the “hottest female athletes” link and I forgot what I was going to say.

  • If anyone should be practicing, it’s Kobe and his 20-something percent FGs.

  • If anyone should be practicing, it’s Kobe and his 20-something percent FGs.

  • and we purposely lose because byron and lakers management looking at the future and drafting ben simmons

  • and we purposely lose because byron and lakers management looking at the future and drafting ben simmons

  • Lol no, the 90s were better and the Lakers missed one playoffs, Lakers just cameback from their worst season in franchise history. Wake up, reality is knocking.

  • Lol no, the 90s were better and the Lakers missed one playoffs, Lakers just cameback from their worst season in franchise history. Wake up, reality is knocking.

  • Didn’t Kobe said you could be like Pau? A aging fading Kobe telling another star player in their prime to be his sidekick lol.

  • Didn’t Kobe said you could be like Pau? A aging fading Kobe telling another star player in their prime to be his sidekick lol.

  • Nah he ain’t wining rings anymore, at least not as a player. I don’t care if it is his last year, watching him play right now is sad. I just watch old highlights to remember his greatness. As of now he is done.

  • Nah he ain’t wining rings anymore, at least not as a player. I don’t care if it is his last year, watching him play right now is sad. I just watch old highlights to remember his greatness. As of now he is done.

  • Lol Kobe called himself the 200th best player in the league. Is he being a hater to himself? Kobe knows he is done and Kobetards are in denial. Don’t expect Kobe to be the same, even though its 3 games or 25 games, he’s old and broken and he is finally starting to realize that. Get with the program dude, no more delusions.

  • Lol Kobe called himself the 200th best player in the league. Is he being a hater to himself? Kobe knows he is done and Kobetards are in denial. Don’t expect Kobe to be the same, even though its 3 games or 25 games, he’s old and broken and he is finally starting to realize that. Get with the program dude, no more delusions.

  • Can we try this for tonight’s game?

    Clarkson – Bryant – Brown – Randle – Hibbert
    Russel – Williams – Young – Kelly (since Nance andd Bass are questionable) – Black

  • Can we try this for tonight’s game?

    Clarkson – Bryant – Brown – Randle – Hibbert
    Russel – Williams – Young – Kelly (since Nance andd Bass are questionable) – Black

  • Well, don’t be. At least if you believe in Randle. Indeed, we could not pair Randle with Okafor so a choice had to be made. And we decided to stick with the Kentucky product.

  • Well, don’t be. At least if you believe in Randle. Indeed, we could not pair Randle with Okafor so a choice had to be made. And we decided to stick with the Kentucky product.

  • Wish they would but my guess is our bozo for a president of operations is forcing Scott’s hand a bit with demanding that Russel start …….. it’s the only thing that makes sense to me and really for his development it doesn’t have to be that way……. he needs the minutes, he needs to develop chemistry with the rest of the young core but there are ways to do this without forcing him into the starting lineup ……… until this adjustment is done or Russel starts to get acclimated to what he can actually do as a less than stellar athlete it will be very, very painful to watch…….

  • Wish they would but my guess is our bozo for a president of operations is forcing Scott’s hand a bit with demanding that Russel start …….. it’s the only thing that makes sense to me and really for his development it doesn’t have to be that way……. he needs the minutes, he needs to develop chemistry with the rest of the young core but there are ways to do this without forcing him into the starting lineup ……… until this adjustment is done or Russel starts to get acclimated to what he can actually do as a less than stellar athlete it will be very, very painful to watch……. he isn’t ready to command an offence and dictate the flow of there game…..when he is he will know when to defer to Bryant and when to go another direction….right now it’s all defer early setting up looks that aren’t in the best interest of an aging Bryant either ……. makes the hole starting unit look confused and stagnant. ………. and not being able to defend while being put in this position is doing Russell a disservice ……. I just hope they don’t ruin the kid before they figure this all out

  • Love clarkson, but some you are clueless he is a natural SG, he isn’t good at getting players into there spots and running a offense. (Took westbrook 5 years to ge tdecent at running a offense).

  • Love clarkson, but some you are clueless he is a natural SG, he isn’t good at getting players into there spots and running a offense. (Took westbrook 5 years to ge tdecent at running a offense).

  • I guess he would look better considering how dismal the start was lol ……. look, I get that everyone is wanting to see the product as the #2 selection overall but if he is limited on the offensive end and gives you a turnstile on the defensive end he needs to earn that position …….. Clarkson is a combo guard…..you don’t need a ball dominant pure PG to run the Princeton offence, it’s suppose to be about off ball movement rather than pounding the rock to set up looks off P&R action which needs a legitimate PG…….
    This is why I think there is a struggle at the management level…..coach running an off ball movement type of offence while the bozo prudent of operations is drafting what needs to be a ball dominant PG to be affective…… it doesn’t match ….which shows just how much the guy running the show actually knows about this game.

  • If we can get Harisson Barnes and/or Andre Drummond next summer, I guess we would be moving a step closer toward the end of the rebuilding phase…

    Russel (20) – Clarkson (24) – Barnes (24) – Randle (21) – Drummond (23)/Hibbert (29)
    Chalmers – Williams – Brown – Nance Jr – Ezeli

  • I guess he would look better considering how dismal the start was lol ……. look, I get that everyone is wanting to see the product as the #2 selection overall but if he is limited on the offensive end and gives you a turnstile on the defensive end he needs to earn that position …….. Clarkson is a combo guard…..you don’t need a ball dominant pure PG to run the Princeton offence, it’s suppose to be about off ball movement rather than pounding the rock to set up looks off P&R action which needs a legitimate PG…….
    This is why I think there is a struggle at the management level…..coach wanting to run an off ball movement type of offence while the bozo president of operations is drafting what needs to be a ball dominant PG to be affective…… it doesn’t match ….which shows just how much the guy running the show actually knows about this game. All he has done is create a disconnect and an identity crisis that Scott somehow is expected to solve….. and the conditions to set the analytics guys going off lol ….. because it’s going to show how ineffective this philosophy is…those guys are going to go crazy with this lmfao ….. they won’t know how to fix it but they will see with their data that it isn’t working……. given your hook of a name you obviously are wanting to force it too…… he won’t be rookie of the year lmfao …… lets just hope they didn’t completely wiff and he can turn into an actual servicable NBA player.

  • If we can get Harisson Barnes and/or Andre Drummond next summer, I guess we would be moving a step closer toward the end of the rebuilding phase…

    Russel (20) – Clarkson (24) – Barnes (24) – Randle (21) – Drummond (23)/Hibbert (29)
    Chalmers – Williams – Brown – Nance Jr – Ezeli

  • no …….. that represent winning now and the roster and direction just isn’t in that direction….. I wouldn’t give up on Russel that quickly….. I just wouldn’t be forcing it either which is what is happening…….

  • no …….. that represent winning now and the roster and direction just isn’t in that direction….. I wouldn’t give up on Russel that quickly….. I just wouldn’t be forcing it either which is what is happening…….

  • what offence are the Lakers running? what is needed to run that offence? you are right, Russel is more a natural PG and Clarkson a combo guard …… the problem is the offence is not predicated on a ball pounding PG which is needed for a natural PG to be affective………
    There is a disconnect and an identity crisis going on ……… your problem will be with Scott and Buss ….either they got to get on the same page or someone needs to step down ……..

  • what offence are the Lakers running? what is needed to run that offence? you are right, Russel is more a natural PG and Clarkson a combo guard …… the problem is the offence is not predicated on a ball pounding PG which is needed for a natural PG to be affective………
    There is a disconnect and an identity crisis going on ……… your problem will be with Scott and Buss ….either they got to get on the same page or someone needs to step down ……..
    For Russell to be affective he will need good P&R style bigs with shooters to spread the floor ………. how is this team built? not in that manner ……… again disconnect between the guy controlling the draft process and picking up the FAs …….. Hill might have thrived with Russell in a manner if they ran an offence around Russell’s skill set …. that is neither the FA they went after nor the FA they got …. but it’s the FA they let walk lmfao ……. again, Buss has no clue how this game works and all that stat crunching won’t help him either without understanding the basics ……..
    Westbrook is in a P&R prominent offense …… matches the skill set so when he developed he thrived ……. Lakers need to honestly think about what they want as an identity and what exactly are they trying to build …..
    If I were Scott I would run Russell with the bench more…..why? because they have more shooters to spread the floor and undersized big that is a decent P&R player in Bass …. not great but decent ……… I’m sure Scott knows this too but Jimmy the bozo Buss might not….you have to wonder if he is pressuring the situation based on him picking Russell as the overall second pick. ……… think about it …… look who they are running with Russell…..has Kobe ever been a perimeter bomber? can Randle shoot? can Hibbert play P&R …is Clarkson a natural shooter? nothing fits right with Russell’s skill set in the starting rotation. Tack on the fact Russell isn’t really a guy you can expect to become a good defender they are doing this kid a disservice here…..I just hope they don’t ruin the kid before these idiots at the very top[ of management figure this out for themselves …… my guess is that won’t happen until Buss steps down.

  • I agree with a lot of what your saying, lakers basically have thrived off of building teams with star players then going from there.

  • I agree with a lot of what your saying, lakers basically have thrived off of building teams with star players then going from there.

  • I don’t expect him to be rookie of the year on this team, too many scorers, I just support him 100 percent.

  • I don’t expect him to be rookie of the year on this team, too many scorers, I just support him 100 percent.

  • It’s gameday! Will Randle continue his dominance, will Russell hang with Mudiay, how many chucks can the Kobe chucker chuck! I can’t wait to find out.

  • It’s gameday! Will Randle continue his dominance, will Russell hang with Mudiay, how many chucks can the Kobe chucker chuck! I can’t wait to find out.

  • no brainer? really a 30+ year old volume shooter from that operates from the same area as a player like Bryant does or a run down DRose who can’t and won’t ever be the same guy due to injuries ……. I think there would be plenty of risk in that move

  • no brainer? really a 30+ year old volume shooter from that operates from the same area as a player like Bryant does or a run down DRose who can’t and won’t ever be the same guy due to injuries ……. I think there would be plenty of risk in that move

  • Perhaps, so far Denver does look better than us, but also a team I can see us beating if we can play well as a team.

  • Perhaps, so far Denver does look better than us, but also a team I can see us beating if we can play well as a team.

  • Ya you are right….. unfortunately for the Lakers the conditions are set now that a destination is not as big of a deal when it comes to endorsements and advertising to build their “brand” (I hate that crap personally, I’m a purist) so the advantage that the Lakers use to wield with the market just isn’t as big anymore…… Lakers now have to start looking at how to build and organize threw the draft instead of building an offence around a superstar they used to be able to get easily…… big difference in philosophy which means you need to know this game now better than they ever did before…… Buss Jr is absolutely clueless when it comes to actual knowledge of basketball ………he could have made up for that in the past by the advantage of FA but now? …… this is not lining up horses.

  • Ya you are right….. unfortunately for the Lakers the conditions are set now that a destination is not as big of a deal when it comes to endorsements and advertising to build their “brand” (I hate that crap personally, I’m a purist) so the advantage that the Lakers use to wield with the market just isn’t as big anymore…… Lakers now have to start looking at how to build and organize threw the draft instead of building an offence around a superstar they used to be able to get easily…… big difference in philosophy which means you need to know this game now better than they ever did before…… Buss Jr is absolutely clueless when it comes to actual knowledge of basketball ………he could have made up for that in the past by the advantage of FA but now? …… this is not lining up horses.

  • I was hoping they’d pick Porzingis. They could’ve traded down to 3rd pick with the Sixers and gotten Porzingis (and picked up a future draft pick). Never was sold on Russell. I even liked Mudiay over him.

  • I was hoping they’d pick Porzingis. They could’ve traded down to 3rd pick with the Sixers and gotten Porzingis (and picked up a future draft pick). Never was sold on Russell. I even liked Mudiay over him.

  • well hopefully when the final score shows and you subtract what the Denver scored from what Lakers score the answer will be 1 or higher and not -1 or lower ……… see I can do simple math lmfao 😉

  • Sulking so badly that B. Scott tells you to go home? Don’t get mad. Change what you’re doing. Don’t take some many ill advised three-pointers. Pass to the open man.

  • well hopefully when the final score shows and you subtract what the Denver scored from what Lakers score the answer will be 1 or higher and not -1 or lower ……… see I can do simple math lmfao 😉

  • Sulking so badly that B. Scott tells you to go home? Don’t get mad. Change what you’re doing. Don’t take some many ill advised three-pointers. Pass to the open man.

  • Would like to see them experiment with Brown in that position and let Kobe rest some more. He is having a lot of trouble even landing after jumping, I don’t think he is physically ready to play basketball.

  • Would like to see them experiment with Brown in that position and let Kobe rest some more. He is having a lot of trouble even landing after jumping, I don’t think he is physically ready to play basketball.

  • I think u forgot the words professional and anymore b4 and after the word bball

  • I think u forgot the words professional and anymore b4 and after the word bball

  • Grizzlies are poster children for why traditional offenses looking for inside scoring no longer work in the NBA. Post up basketball can’t beat teams like the Cavs and Warriors. Embrace the future of high scoring basketball or lose by 50.

  • Grizzlies are poster children for why traditional offenses looking for inside scoring no longer work in the NBA. Post up basketball can’t beat teams like the Cavs and Warriors. Embrace the future of high scoring basketball or lose by 50.

  • I do think in the big picture Nance is the answer at the backup 4, or maybe even the starting 3 if he can develop a 3 point shot. He knows that is the shot he must be very good at to have an NBA role. I am fine with either Kelly or Nance playing with this developing team. They both need minutes. Bass I have more issues with, simply because his development as a player is over.

  • I do think in the big picture Nance is the answer at the backup 4, or maybe even the starting 3 if he can develop a 3 point shot. He knows that is the shot he must be very good at to have an NBA role. I am fine with either Kelly or Nance playing with this developing team. They both need minutes. Bass I have more issues with, simply because his development as a player is over.

  • Bass is playing out of position — he should be the backup 4, but, since Scott insists on a small lineup, I’m ready to give Nance a shot.

    I know it’s only 3 games, but we’ve seen Kelly play like this over his entire career so far…hard to see him changing now.

  • Bass is playing out of position — he should be the backup 4, but, since Scott insists on a small lineup, I’m ready to give Nance a shot.

    I know it’s only 3 games, but we’ve seen Kelly play like this over his entire career so far…hard to see him changing now.

  • Amazing were 3 games in regular season and were thinking Draft , this is going to be a long season. Hard to believe thats the only bright spot this year and thats not even sure.

  • Amazing were 3 games in regular season and were thinking Draft , this is going to be a long season. Hard to believe thats the only bright spot this year and thats not even sure.

  • Randle and Hibbert are two bright spots this year.

    That said, I don’t see the Lakers retaining their pick and would prefer they sink or swim with the kids.

  • Randle and Hibbert are two bright spots this year.

    That said, I don’t see the Lakers retaining their pick and would prefer they sink or swim with the kids.

  • The thing with Kelly is that he has stretches where he looks very good. He just needs to do that consistently. Defensively he is being asked to do way too much for his athleticism. He would be much better off playing with a unit that had Hibbert as the Center.
    I think Kelly still has a lot of room to get better, especially as the team gets better and has more chemistry.

  • lakers will compete for wins no matter what….if yall want this team to lose, why not just leave and go to other teams

  • The thing with Kelly is that he has stretches where he looks very good. He just needs to do that consistently. Defensively he is being asked to do way too much for his athleticism. He would be much better off playing with a unit that had Hibbert as the Center.
    I think Kelly still has a lot of room to get better, especially as the team gets better and has more chemistry.

  • lakers will compete for wins no matter what….if yall want this team to lose, why not just leave and go to other teams

  • I agree, we need more help on the boards, and NANCE JR COULD BE THAT MAN -HE SHOOTS well , and put fire in the line up along side HIBBERT AND RANDLE that means he will work out of the 3 spot, where I have been saying all season.

  • I agree, we need more help on the boards, and NANCE JR COULD BE THAT MAN -HE SHOOTS well , and put fire in the line up along side HIBBERT AND RANDLE that means he will work out of the 3 spot, where I have been saying all season. We need some one that can help our team and he is it.

  • Kelly has always had stretches where he looks very good but has never done it consistently….therein lies the problem.

  • Kelly has always had stretches where he looks very good but has never done it consistently….therein lies the problem. Not suggesting he’s the reason the Lakers suck, just that he’s probably not going to help them get any better.

  • you got to be kidding right? are you related to Kelly or something? maybe a Blue Devils fan? Kelly is exactly what he is…… and he will NEVER be more than a 1 trick pony that you have to give up a lot defensively and rebounding to get on the court……. and that 1 trick ain’t so hot either so far…shot is very flat ……. just a super reach but I guess the one thing I can agree on is it doesn’t matter if they are forcing the rebuild……. play Kelly these minutes if it’s just about development with no need to win games…… might not matter either way, roster just isn’t right to win now…..lots of bad fits both offensively and defensively right now. Even if you want to give Kelly a chance to be successful you need to put a legit centre beside him….. you go small at the 5 with Kelly out there and you basically have an open door policy in the painted area.

  • you got to be kidding right? are you related to Kelly or something? maybe a Blue Devils fan? Kelly is exactly what he is…… and he will NEVER be more than a 1 trick pony that you have to give up a lot defensively and rebounding to get on the court……. and that 1 trick ain’t so hot either so far…shot is very flat ……. just a super reach but I guess the one thing I can agree on is it doesn’t matter if they are forcing the rebuild……. play Kelly these minutes if it’s just about development with no need to win games…… might not matter either way, roster just isn’t right to win now…..lots of bad fits both offensively and defensively right now. Even if you want to give Kelly a chance to be successful you need to put a legit centre beside him….. you go small at the 5 with Kelly out there and you basically have an open door policy in the painted area.

  • That is what development is about, doing it consistently. Last year for Kelly was pretty much wasted as they tried to play him at the 3 which was a disaster but his rookie season he showed a lot of promise. At the 4 this year his per 36 minutes show he is our second best rebounder which was a knock on him in the past. He is missing his 3 this year in regular season but in pre-season he was by far our best 3 point shooter so I think he will figure that out. He is getting better. I am not ready to give up on him.

  • That is what development is about, doing it consistently. Last year for Kelly was pretty much wasted as they tried to play him at the 3 which was a disaster but his rookie season he showed a lot of promise. At the 4 this year his per 36 minutes show he is our second best rebounder which was a knock on him in the past. He is missing his 3 this year in regular season but in pre-season he was by far our best 3 point shooter so I think he will figure that out. He is getting better. I am not ready to give up on him.

  • His per 36 stats show he is our 2nd best rebounder. So I guess he is proving you wrong already. Give him a chance.

  • His per 36 stats show he is our 2nd best rebounder. So I guess he is proving you wrong already. Give him a chance.

  • 2nd best rebounder on a bad rebounding team though …… like I said, for Kelly to be given a proper chance at least give him a centre to help cover some of his deficiencies…… real problem is Lakers only have legit big that could possibly help cover some of Kelly’s weaknesses.

  • I really don’t know why they can’t plug Nance in there , he does good things when given minutes. Hate to say it but theres something awfully wrong with they way this team is being coached.

  • 2nd best rebounder on a bad rebounding team though …… like I said, for Kelly to be given a proper chance at least give him a centre to help cover some of his deficiencies…… real problem is Lakers only have legit big that could possibly help cover some of Kelly’s weaknesses.

  • I really don’t know why they can’t plug Nance in there , he does good things when given minutes. Hate to say it but theres something awfully wrong with the way this team is being coached.

  • So you give up on developing him because we don’t have a center? That makes no sense, just shows we need to get a center, not that we should give up on Kelly.

  • So you give up on developing him because we don’t have a center? That makes no sense, just shows we need to get a center, not that we should give up on Kelly.

  • yes, of course they need a centre but we could see him in stretches with Hibbert on the court to see if something works …… like I said to you in the past, 1st unit doesn’t always play 1st unit and second vs second …….. get Kelly minutes beside one thru stretches to see what you have in him….. if they don’t he won’t be a Laker by the time anyone figures out what he legitimately can do.

  • yes, of course they need a centre but we could see him in stretches with Hibbert on the court to see if something works …… like I said to you in the past, 1st unit doesn’t always play 1st unit and second vs second …….. get Kelly minutes beside one thru stretches to see what you have in him….. if they don’t he won’t be a Laker by the time anyone figures out what he legitimately can do.

  • Yes I said that from the start. So you agree, he is worth developing. See that was easy.

  • Yes I said that from the start. So you agree, he is worth developing. See that was easy.

  • I know the Lakers will compete, just responding to Rival’s thoughts on Simmons. While there is a big possibility we won’t hit 30 that is the bright spot. We just need to be patient and give the young players time. We all knew this, coming into this season.

  • Lot easier attacking FA with guys like that on your team. Melo will avg 25+ this year and DRose is still a great player. A star would want #2 options on their teams like that. WIth both those we would be borderline playoff teams.

  • I know the Lakers will compete, just responding to Rival’s thoughts on Simmons. While there is a big possibility we won’t hit 30 that is the bright spot. We just need to be patient and give the young players time. We all knew this, coming into this season.

  • Lot easier attacking FA with guys like that on your team. Melo will avg 25+ this year and DRose is still a great player. A star would want #2 options on their teams like that. WIth both those we would be borderline playoff teams.

  • see you think I say just give up on guys…… that is never what I’m saying…I talk about combo’s that are ion the court at any given time …… Russell in the starting lineup with nobody that can open up space shooting is a FAIL ….. Kelly beside a PF playing centre is a fail ………. play Russell more with the second unit and take the hit from the media yapping about not starting your #2 overall pick so that you give him guys that can open up space for him to maximize what he does…… play Kelly with Hibbert for stretches so you can see what he does without opening up the paint for any guard in this league to collapse your defence ……. play Bass with Black so that you have some toughness instead of a softer Kelly…… it’s the combo’s within the rotation I hate when there is no good reason to do it this way…..that is my beef and always has been

  • see you think I say just give up on guys…… that is never what I’m saying…I talk about combo’s that are ion the court at any given time …… Russell in the starting lineup with nobody that can open up space shooting is a FAIL ….. Kelly beside a PF playing centre is a fail ………. play Russell more with the second unit and take the hit from the media yapping about not starting your #2 overall pick so that you give him guys that can open up space for him to maximize what he does …. and on top of that have him run P&R with that unit instead of the motion sets, they have shooter that can open up the space off the bench….. play Kelly with Hibbert for stretches so you can see what he does without opening up the paint for any guard in this league to collapse your defence ……. play Bass with Black so that you have some toughness instead of a softer Kelly…… it’s the combo’s within the rotation I hate when there is no good reason to do it this way…..that is my beef and always has been….. you were to busy trying to make a math point instead of actually understanding what I’;m complaining about in the first place

  • I said they should develop Kelly and play him with a center like Hibbert and your response was that “I must be kidding and a relative of Kelly”

  • I said they should develop Kelly and play him with a center like Hibbert and your response was that “I must be kidding and a relative of Kelly”

  • Excuse me for not being in denial about being the worst team in the west

  • Excuse me for not being in denial about being the worst team in the west

  • Boom Shaka , glad you mentioned that , I agree – Hibbert is solid on defense and Randle is starting to look like the player we hoped. On pick , yup it is a longshot but who knows we might be lucky again , I think the Lakers will compete contrary to what Philly is doing.

  • Boom Shaka , glad you mentioned that , I agree – Hibbert is solid on defense and Randle is starting to look like the player we hoped. On pick , yup it is a longshot but who knows we might be lucky again , I think the Lakers will compete contrary to what Philly is doing.

  • This. What really pisses me off is that the FO has been caught so unaware of this change and is now waking up to this fact. They should of been ahead of the curve or at least reacted better during the offseason (like the Knicks) when it became apparent. At least any competent FO would have been able to do so.

    This is just saying that our FO is incompetent, I’d hate to be like Charlotte and suck in perpetual mediocrity.

  • This. What really pisses me off is that the FO has been caught so unaware of this change and is now waking up to this fact. They should of been ahead of the curve or at least reacted better during the offseason (like the Knicks) when it became apparent. At least any competent FO would have been able to do so.

    This is just saying that our FO is incompetent, I’d hate to be like Charlotte and suck in perpetual mediocrity.

  • No love for Clarkson? He’s our best and most efficient scorer. I really love how much his game and consistency has improved from last year. If he was the featured scorer I could see him having a borderline all-star season. (20+pts, 5r,5a on 50% shooting).

  • No love for Clarkson? He’s our best and most efficient scorer. I really love how much his game and consistency has improved from last year. If he was the featured scorer I could see him having a borderline all-star season. (20+pts, 5r,5a on 50% shooting).

  • Randle looks like a budding star too me …….. it will be young talent that brings in a FA eventually, not an aging roster or a broke down PG who isn’t even the player you think he is anymore…

  • Randle looks like a budding star too me …….. it will be young talent that brings in a FA eventually, not an aging roster or a broke down PG who isn’t even the player you think he is anymore…

  • I agree Randle is looking like a budding star. In 2-3 years other stars will be interested in playing with him. Since we have the cap why would we wait 2-3 years?

  • I agree Randle is looking like a budding star. In 2-3 years other stars will be interested in playing with him. Since we have the cap why would we wait 2-3 years?

  • well I’m not saying that either….. I’m saying stay away from players on the down swing when you target a player…… both those guys are names…… that’s it, they are both on the down slope, why would a FA come to play with guys on a down slope?

  • well I’m not saying that either….. I’m saying stay away from players on the down swing when you target a player…… both those guys are names…… that’s it, they are both on the down slope, why would a FA come to play with guys on a down slope?

  • I’m saying their still great players. A lot better calibre players than we have been able to attract in the past. If they accept the role of #2 another star would have no problem with one of those as his teammate.

  • I know we’ve been bad , this year would be no exception but with the situation were in , all we can do is have patience as fans, give our team time , and if we do suck it up again this year , that top 3 is still not a guarantee. Best we go out swinging.

  • I’m saying their still great players. A lot better calibre players than we have been able to attract in the past. If they accept the role of #2 another star would have no problem with one of those as his teammate.

  • I know we’ve been bad , this year would be no exception but with the situation were in , all we can do is have patience as fans, give our team time , and if we do suck it up again this year , that top 3 is still not a guarantee. Best we go out swinging.

  • I’m ready to give up on him. He’s in the last year of his contract, so “developing” means re-signing him….rather give Nance a shot and/or take my chances in the open market.

  • I’m ready to give up on him. He’s in the last year of his contract, so “developing” means re-signing him….rather give Nance a shot and/or take my chances in the open market.

  • I agree on Clarkson , he has improved immensely plus you see the confidence. But thats a big “if” he is a featured scorer. Thinking on average more like 15, 3rpg, 3apg FG% 4 to .450

  • I agree on Clarkson , he has improved immensely plus you see the confidence. But thats a big “if” he is a featured scorer. Thinking on average more like 15, 3rpg, 3apg FG% 4 to .450

  • Randle will continue , Russell if given minutes could hang with Mudiay , but will trail the latter on assists with better Fg% and maybe less TO’s. On Kobe well he often tends to surprise us.

  • Randle will continue , Russell if given minutes could hang with Mudiay , but will trail the latter on assists with better Fg% and maybe less TO’s. On Kobe well he often tends to surprise us.

  • He really is better off coming off the bench. There’s no shame for him, his legacy is already set in stone. If they wanted to, just let these young Lakers squad led by Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell, develop and build chemistry. I would rather see Kobe Bryant healthy by the end of the season playing, versus not seeing him on the floor at all, nursing an injury or what not.

  • He really is better off coming off the bench. There’s no shame for him, his legacy is already set in stone. If they wanted to, just let these young Lakers squad led by Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell, develop and build chemistry. I would rather see Kobe Bryant healthy by the end of the season playing, versus not seeing him on the floor at all, nursing an injury or what not.

  • Kobe Montana be like…

    “I pi$$ed you know?
    I coming back tonight an I gonna kick a$$ all over de fu**ing place!”

  • Kobe Montana be like…

    “I pi$$ed you know?
    I coming back tonight an I gonna kick a$$ all over de fu**ing place!”

  • That’s below what he did last year after the ASB. How can he improve immensely and regress if he’s the featured scorer? Seems to me the LAL best option for moving forward is getting one of their young guys in all-star conversations. RIght now Clarkson is by far the closest to that. It would help immensely in trying to attract FA to have a young borderline all-star on the team to play with.

  • That’s below what he did last year after the ASB. How can he improve immensely and regress if he’s the featured scorer? Seems to me the LAL best option for moving forward is getting one of their young guys in all-star conversations. RIght now Clarkson is by far the closest to that. It would help immensely in trying to attract FA to have a young borderline all-star on the team to play with.

  • We can win 3 games until sunday and finish this beginning with 3-3. I just believe. Nets, Knicks and Nuggets are not better than us

  • We can win 3 games until sunday and finish this beginning with 3-3. I just believe. Nets, Knicks and Nuggets are not better than us

  • U need a big dose of reality check dude coz they definitely are much better than this current laker squad

  • U need a big dose of reality check dude coz they definitely are much better than this current laker squad

  • Really? Nuggets and Nets not for sure… Knicks they play hard, but in terms of personality no way

  • Reporter: Coach Scott what can you say about Pop replacing Splitter with Diaw in the starting lineup in the 2014 finals vs the Heat?

    BS: It’s all about the effort, they need to man up…

    Reporter: But they won the championship because of that simple lineup change..

    BS: I don’t know yet…

    Reporter: Ok coach, but what about Steve Kerr replacing Bogut with Iguodala in last years finals. What do you think of that?

    BS: I want to wait see maybe 5-10-15 games before i make line up changes.

    Reporter: But if ever you’re in the finals it’s only 7 games?

    BS: Uhmmmm, I don’t know yet…

  • Really? Nuggets and Nets not for sure… Knicks they play hard, but in terms of personality no way

  • Reporter: Coach Scott what can you say about Pop replacing Splitter with Diaw in the starting lineup in the 2014 finals vs the Heat?

    BS: It’s all about the effort, they need to man up…

    Reporter: But they won the championship because of that simple lineup change..

    BS: I don’t know yet…

    Reporter: Ok coach, but what about Steve Kerr replacing Bogut with Iguodala in last years finals. What do you think of that?

    BS: I want to wait see maybe 5-10-15 games before i make line up changes.

    Reporter: But if ever you’re in the finals it’s only 7 games?

    BS: Uhmmmm, I don’t know yet…

  • No, man. We are better than Wolves for sure. We lost badly but we played better in most of the game.
    But Kings and Mavs are better than us. Kings has Cousins, Rondo and Gay…
    Mavs has a vet team with guys like Deron Williams, Wes Matthews, Dirk, Parsons, Felton…

  • No, man. We are better than Wolves for sure. We lost badly but we played better in most of the game.
    But Kings and Mavs are better than us. Kings has Cousins, Rondo and Gay…
    Mavs has a vet team with guys like Deron Williams, Wes Matthews, Dirk, Parsons, Felton…

  • Reporter – What u think about system?
    Byron – System? I don’t know. They have to play hard in both ends of the floor.
    Reporter – But if they play hard without any organization?
    Byron – We have to compete. 48 minutes per game. The guys are just soft

  • Better than the wolves? That’s ur opinion but in the end the result is what matters

  • Reporter – What u think about system?
    Byron – System? I don’t know. They have to play hard in both ends of the floor.
    Reporter – But if they play hard without any organization?
    Byron – We have to compete. 48 minutes per game. The guys are just soft

  • Better than the wolves? That’s ur opinion but in the end the result is what matters

  • Their a grit and grind offense, not really a traditional one. More traditional inside scoring offense I think of is Houston with Hakeem (which shot a lot of threes), LAL with Shaq and Kobe, and SAS with Duncan (with a lot of off ball motion and cuts). So outside scoring is a fundamental part of a traditional inside scoring attack (championship level ones at least).

    The Grizz should of added more outside shooting to complement their inside game this offseason which they failed to do. They received a lot of flak for this and why I never rate them highly in the west (around #6).

  • Their a grit and grind offense, not really a traditional one. More traditional inside scoring offense I think of is Houston with Hakeem (which shot a lot of threes), LAL with Shaq and Kobe, and SAS with Duncan (with a lot of off ball motion and cuts). So outside scoring is a fundamental part of a traditional inside scoring attack (championship level ones at least).

    The Grizz should of added more outside shooting to complement their inside game this offseason which they failed to do. They received a lot of flak for this and why I never rate them highly in the west (around #6).

  • The Mavs are terrible. Most of those players are coming off injuries and aren’t in playing shape. The fact that we have trouble competing against the Mavs says a lot about this LAL squad.

  • The Mavs are terrible. Most of those players are coming off injuries and aren’t in playing shape. The fact that we have trouble competing against the Mavs says a lot about this LAL squad.

  • Vegas is never wrong and they have minny above the Lakers so how do you figure?

  • Vegas is never wrong and they have minny above the Lakers so how do you figure?

  • Agreed. He doesn’t have the athleticism anymore to run on the first unit.

    He really has to change his mentality when on the floor though. If he’s on the second unit and jacking shots it’s not really helpful. He’s got to facilitate and run the offense.

  • Agreed. He doesn’t have the athleticism anymore to run on the first unit.

    He really has to change his mentality when on the floor though. If he’s on the second unit and jacking shots it’s not really helpful. He’s got to facilitate and run the offense.

  • That would be nice yes. But he isn’t going to coach this team. Only reason he came was to coach Dwight and Nash.

  • That would be nice yes. But he isn’t going to coach this team. Only reason he came was to coach Dwight and Nash.

  • Good point.

    I also share the idea that the Princeton offense does not suit Russel’s abilities… Plus, the kid has to learn too many things to shine. I thus almost find it unfair that he gets exposed in the starting lineup. I would not mind if he came off the bench as long as he plays at least 20 minutes per game. Then, when he’s more comfortable with the pace of the game, he can get back to the starting five.

  • Good point.

    I also share the idea that the Princeton offense does not suit Russel’s abilities… Plus, the kid has to learn too many things to shine. I thus almost find it unfair that he gets exposed in the starting lineup. I would not mind if he came off the bench as long as he plays at least 20 minutes per game. Then, when he’s more comfortable with the pace of the game, he can get back to the starting five.

  • Yet and still…the 76ers have the same record as us. His individual performances clearly aren’t leading to more team wins thus far, and he’s also featured on the offense a lot more than Russell with many of their possessions running through him. Patience..we’re 3 games into all their rookie campaigns

  • Yet and still…the 76ers have the same record as us. His individual performances clearly aren’t leading to more team wins thus far, and he’s also featured on the offense a lot more than Russell with many of their possessions running through him. Patience..we’re 3 games into all their rookie campaigns

  • Firing a coach 14 games into a season, 2 years removed from firing a coach 5 games into the season…I can’t fathom a situation where that would be good for the team and/or the Lakers organization. Talk about distractions during the season..

  • Firing a coach 14 games into a season, 2 years removed from firing a coach 5 games into the season…I can’t fathom a situation where that would be good for the team and/or the Lakers organization. Talk about distractions during the season..

  • This year with all the unknowns his production will be tempered but I have no doubt if given the chance he can produce more than estimates. On AS , personally I think its too early to talk about a representative in the All Stars (aside from Bryant if healthy) but as a Laker fan my hope is we have one this year. Randle and Clarkson could represent in Freshman and Sophomore AS game.

  • This year with all the unknowns his production will be tempered but I have no doubt if given the chance he can produce more than estimates. On AS , personally I think its too early to talk about a representative in the All Stars (aside from Bryant if healthy) but as a Laker fan my hope is we have one this year. Randle and Clarkson could represent in Freshman and Sophomore AS game.

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