Lakers News: Robert Upshaw On What He Needs To Prove In Preseason
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After not playing the first two preseason games in Hawaii, undrafted rookie center Robert Upshaw finally got his opportunity against the Toronto Raptors in Ontario, CA. In 25 minutes of action, Upshaw had six points, three rebounds and two blocks.

Following his debut, Upshaw was asked what he needs to prove during preseason in order to make the team’s opening night roster via LakersNation.com reporter Serena Winters:

Considered a lottery-talent, Upshaw went undrafted due to off the court issues. However, immediately after the NBA Draft, the Lakers took a chance and signed him to their Summer League team. While he struggled with conditioning at the Las Vegas Summer League, Upshaw lost 25 pounds and was eventually signed to the training camp roster.

Although Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly have guaranteed contracts, general manager Mitch Kupchak has previously stated the Lakers are ‘open’ to cutting a guaranteed contract if necessary. Should Upshaw continue to show his potential on the court and stay out of trouble, he has a real opportunity to make the 15-man roster on Oct. 28 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Whats your take on derek fisher bringing the triangle offense into his personal life?

  • Whats your take on derek fisher bringing the triangle offense into his personal life?

  • this kid can be as good as he wants to be. the question is.. how good does he want to be? how hard is he going to work? is he going to cut out all the stupid things he was doing in the past? it was a good sign that he lost that 20 pounds. i hope he gets more and more PT during the next five preseason games.

  • this kid can be as good as he wants to be. the question is.. how good does he want to be? how hard is he going to work? is he going to cut out all the stupid things he was doing in the past? it was a good sign that he lost that 20 pounds. i hope he gets more and more PT during the next five preseason games.

  • Let him play. He has the size and the timing. Sacre is not Lakers material

  • Upshaw represents a lottery find in the Undrafted ranks if he stays clean off the court, at this stage of our rebuild, that’s a chance we have to take, bye bye Sacre….

  • Upshaw represents a lottery find in the Undrafted ranks if he stays clean off the court, at this stage of our rebuild, that’s a chance we have to take, bye bye Sacre….

  • Purely from a Defense position, thus far 0-3 preseason, Coach Byron has shown U
    guys – Hibbert with a Black, Kelly, and Scare – combo’s. What I would
    like to see is Hibbert with Upshaw for 12 minutes.

  • Purely from a Defense position, thus far 0-3 preseason, Coach Byron has shown U
    guys – Hibbert with a Black, Kelly, and Scare – combo’s. What I would
    like to see is Hibbert with Upshaw for 12 minutes.

  • Question: IF, IF Lakers put Upshaw AND D’Angelo Russell out there in FREE AGENCY (or up for ANY team to take), who do you think they would honestly take?

  • Question: IF, IF Lakers put Upshaw AND D’Angelo Russell out there in FREE AGENCY (or up for ANY team to take), who do you think they would honestly take?

  • Question: The only way to put them in FREE AGENCY would be to cut them, cutting the Lakers salary cup by 5 million odd per season for the next 2 season’s. The Lakers wouldn’t be able to take anyone back, other than veteran minimum contracts. Do you honestly not even know how the NBA works?

  • Question: The only way to put them in FREE AGENCY would be to cut them, cutting the Lakers salary cup by 5 million odd per season for the next 2 season’s. The Lakers wouldn’t be able to take anyone back, other than veteran minimum contracts. Do you honestly not even know how the NBA works?

  • Really!? Really!? There is a debate about keeping Upshaw!? So admittedly am not privy to practices and intimate discussions that the coaching staff and media types maybe but I have eyes, a talent for spotting talent and a long history as a fan of this organization. To me, it is really a no brainer what have Kelly or Sacre actually done? At best they are journeymen but it is a bit of an insult to journeymen to even call them that. Do either of them have any upside? IF the strategy is to fall-in line with the new NBA Sacre certainly does not fit and Ryan Kelly has proven he can’t shoot consistently enough from the outside…sorry fella’s but your 3 year trial is over. Bring in someone solid like Kareem to mentor Upshaw, make this part of his contract that he has to participate in counselling session and sign this guy!

  • Really!? Really!? There is a debate about keeping Upshaw!? So admittedly am not privy to practices and intimate discussions that the coaching staff and media types maybe but I have eyes, a talent for spotting talent and a long history as a fan of this organization. To me, it is really a no brainer what have Kelly or Sacre actually done? At best they are journeymen but it is a bit of an insult to journeymen to even call them that. Do either of them have any upside? IF the strategy is to fall-in line with the new NBA Sacre certainly does not fit and Ryan Kelly has proven he can’t shoot consistently enough from the outside…sorry fella’s but your 3 year trial is over. Bring in someone solid like Kareem to mentor Upshaw, make this part of his contract that he has to participate in counselling session and sign this guy!

  • IMO Upshaw is a version of Clarkson. A diamond in the rough that eventually pans out. Upshaw is already a serviceable center. Time will tell if he can go beyond and be Hibbert’s backup or even be his eventual replacement. Imagine that – 2 starters from the lotto. 2 outside of the first round. Nice rebuild.

  • IMO Upshaw is a version of Clarkson. A diamond in the rough that eventually pans out. Upshaw is already a serviceable center. Time will tell if he can go beyond and be Hibbert’s backup or even be his eventual replacement. Imagine that – 2 starters from the lotto. 2 outside of the first round. Nice rebuild.

  • yup. Preaching to the choir, friend. the dudes at Access Sportsnet mentioned his high upside. And those guys are in Byron’s ears everyday. I believe it was Worthy (could be Horry) who mentioned that they should involve the Cap to give Upshaw more perspective.

  • yup. Preaching to the choir, friend. the dudes at Access Sportsnet mentioned his high upside. And those guys are in Byron’s ears everyday. I believe it was Worthy (could be Horry) who mentioned that they should involve the Cap to give Upshaw more perspective.

  • If you’re wondering if anybody would want a 2nd overall pick right after the draft and it would only cost money. Then everybody. Upshaw, I would think there’s about around 5 teams who’d take him right now. Grizzlies, Pelicans, NY, Nets, hell even Phillies who will do it just to stash him.

  • If you’re wondering if anybody would want a 2nd overall pick right after the draft and it would only cost money. Then everybody. Upshaw, I would think there’s about around 5 teams who’d take him right now. Grizzlies, Pelicans, NY, Nets, hell even Phillies who will do it just to stash him.

  • The kid is a little light in the hips. I think a year in the D league would serve him well. I’m more interested in how he develops by late march early April. I.E clarkson

  • The kid is a little light in the hips. I think a year in the D league would serve him well. I’m more interested in how he develops by late march early April. I.E clarkson

  • My point is: do u Honestly think ANY team would want our Upshaw and or D’Angelo Russell? So, if Lakers didn’t take DR, some one else would have taken him? If, some other team would have taken DR, would they be starting him on their team? And lastly, if Lakers try to bury Big Upshaw, can Lakers hold him, when and IF another team would try and draw him away from Lakers, for shall I say a starting position or More playing time (plus the $$)??

  • My point is: do u Honestly think ANY team would want our Upshaw and or D’Angelo Russell? So, if Lakers didn’t take DR, some one else would have taken him? If, some other team would have taken DR, would they be starting him on their team? And lastly, if Lakers try to bury Big Upshaw, can Lakers hold him, when and IF another team would try and draw him away from Lakers, for shall I say a starting position or More playing time (plus the $$)??

  • Listen, we all know you have blatant unfounded Russell hate, after only watching him for a total of what? 20 minutes of preseason action, where he didn’t look bad at all, he’s only 19 after all. If you wrote Kobe off after 20 minutes, the Lakers would probably be in the basketball wilderness for the past 20 years. DLo would have been taken 3rd overall by the 76ers had the Lakers not picked him up, then the Lakers would have been stuck with fatboy Okafor next to Randle for the next 5-6 years, there would be no Roy Hibbert and things would be bad, not only on the perimeter, but also inside. At least now the Lakers have a solid rim protector, something they haven’t had since DCoward left, and they also have a legitimate pass first point guard, something they haven’t had since I can’t even remember, I’m not counting Steve Nash as that guy was never a Laker to begin with.

    If the Lakers FO make the bone headed decision to keep Sacre and send Upshaw to the DLeague, he will be poached immediately.

  • Listen, we all know you have blatant unfounded Russell hate, after only watching him for a total of what? 20 minutes of preseason action, where he didn’t look bad at all, he’s only 19 after all. If you wrote Kobe off after 20 minutes, the Lakers would probably be in the basketball wilderness for the past 20 years. DLo would have been taken 3rd overall by the 76ers had the Lakers not picked him up, then the Lakers would have been stuck with fatboy Okafor next to Randle for the next 5-6 years, there would be no Roy Hibbert and things would be bad, not only on the perimeter, but also inside. At least now the Lakers have a solid rim protector, something they haven’t had since DCoward left, and they also have a legitimate pass first point guard, something they haven’t had since I can’t even remember, I’m not counting Steve Nash as that guy was never a Laker to begin with.

    If the Lakers FO make the bone headed decision to keep Sacre and send Upshaw to the DLeague, he will be poached immediately.

  • if sucre gets chance four times then upshaw deserves a way more big chance, he earned it last game he islocked for the lakers!

  • if sucre gets chance four times then upshaw deserves a way more big chance, he earned it last game he islocked for the lakers!

  • Apparently Derek Fisher is a true scumbag…an under the radar scumbag. It is interesting to note that the media at large haven’t blasted all his shenanigans the way they would do to say, a Kobe Bryant. Its always the quiet ones.

  • If the team sends him to the DLeague, he’ll get poached in an instant.
    He has to make the 15 man cut, or he won’t have a future with the Lakers.

  • Apparently Derek Fisher is a true scumbag…an under the radar scumbag. It is interesting to note that the media at large haven’t blasted all his shenanigans the way they would do to say, a Kobe Bryant. Its always the quiet ones.

  • If the team sends him to the DLeague, he’ll get poached in an instant.
    He has to make the 15 man cut, or he won’t have a future with the Lakers.

  • Why is this even a thought?
    I guarantee every other team in the league would take Russell and Upshaw. Their potential, talent and future is too great. ANd their contract means there is almost ZERO risk in the acquisition.

    But, furthermore, Mitch would NEVER entertain this idea. So why should we?

  • Why is this even a thought?
    I guarantee every other team in the league would take Russell and Upshaw. Their potential, talent and future is too great. ANd their contract means there is almost ZERO risk in the acquisition.

    But, furthermore, Mitch would NEVER entertain this idea. So why should we?

  • To me, Upshaw is trying too hard. He’s beating himself up for his mistakes.

    And, assuming he makes the final cut, I would hope that stability would give him enough peace of mind to take a step back, and stop tying so hard. It’s always sad when you see a player get frustrated with himself after a play….

    Upshaw needs stability and the peace of mind that will come with overcoming the hurdle of making a team. After that, he can stop focusing on MAKING the team and dwelling on his own mistakes, and focus on simply improving.

    But in the mean time (for the next 19 days until opening day), it’s good that he’s giving 110%, frustrated at his own play, and that he WANTS it so badly. It’s a sign of commitment that a lot of guys seem to lose as they grow a sense of entitlement.

  • Upshaw has great defensive potential, is a great shot blocker, has an okay mid range game with potential but he really looks lost sometimes. He looks confused and doesn’t know where to go at times while other times he is a beast. Its odd. Maybe he was just nervous. Either way he needs a big man to mentor him. I think maybe Tarik Black is a valuable backup with Upshaw getting a burn every now and then. I don’t think he has shown the coaches that he deserves the backup spot yet.

  • To me, Upshaw is trying too hard. He’s beating himself up for his mistakes.

    And, assuming he makes the final cut, I would hope that stability would give him enough peace of mind to take a step back, and stop tying so hard. It’s always sad when you see a player get frustrated with himself after a play….

    Upshaw needs stability and the peace of mind that will come with overcoming the hurdle of making a team. After that, he can stop focusing on MAKING the team and dwelling on his own mistakes, and focus on simply improving.

    But in the mean time (for the next 19 days until opening day), it’s good that he’s giving 110%, frustrated at his own play, and that he WANTS it so badly. It’s a sign of commitment that a lot of guys seem to lose as they grow a sense of entitlement.

  • Upshaw has great defensive potential, is a great shot blocker, has an okay mid range game with potential but he really looks lost sometimes. He looks confused and doesn’t know where to go at times while other times he is a beast. Its odd. Maybe he was just nervous. Either way he needs a big man to mentor him. I think maybe Tarik Black is a valuable backup with Upshaw getting a burn every now and then. I don’t think he has shown the coaches that he deserves the backup spot yet.

  • I expect so.

    To me, Kelly, Sacre, Black, and JBrown are on the block. And whomever it will take to find a true #2 center (or #2 PG).

    There have been no trades so far this preaseason, but by the end of this weekend, coaches (and GM’s) will get a better handle on their roster and start making moves. Typically Mitch makes 1 trade every preseason, even if it’s just dumping one of the guys he knows won’t make the roster to one of his GM “buddies” for a handful of beans, rights to some obscure European player, or a heavily protected draft pick.

  • I expect so.

    To me, Kelly, Sacre, Black, and JBrown are on the block. And whomever it will take to find a true #2 center (or #2 PG).

    There have been no trades so far this preaseason, but by the end of this weekend, coaches (and GM’s) will get a better handle on their roster and start making moves. Typically Mitch makes 1 trade every preseason, even if it’s just dumping one of the guys he knows won’t make the roster to one of his GM “buddies” for a handful of beans, rights to some obscure European player, or a heavily protected draft pick.

  • Upshaw was away from the game from January until Summer League. From there, it’s mostly been about trying to get into game shape, showing what he can do. He I don’t think hasn’t had much time to really run stuff. He does look lost and that’s ok. He’ll get over that with practice, with floor time. It’s going to take him a few months. But once he shows, look out. If being lost is what’s most wrong with this kid, then I feel bad for opposing teams when he stops getting lost.

  • Upshaw was away from the game from January until Summer League. From there, it’s mostly been about trying to get into game shape, showing what he can do. He I don’t think hasn’t had much time to really run stuff. He does look lost and that’s ok. He’ll get over that with practice, with floor time. It’s going to take him a few months. But once he shows, look out. If being lost is what’s most wrong with this kid, then I feel bad for opposing teams when he stops getting lost.

  • You know, I have spent some time on reflection, a STRONG attribute of mine – sorta like, I do / can have the ability to say: “well, even though my gut is telling me, or maybe going against My own intuition” that is not beyond me. . . I want to say, I will honestly look through the FO, and your eyes, and truly say: I too want to see what You guys are seeing, that D’Angelo can effectively run our Laker offense. . . so in Me doing so, I some questions. How long do we wait, before subbing in Sweet Lou. My real question is: after working his sweet Lou self to earn Sixth Man (NEVER A easy thing to accomplish), will Lou WAIT? How long should We honestly wait for Lou to say, I’ll wait my turn while Our Lakers work on developing their 2nd round draft choice? What IF, some other team says, “hey Lou, Y come off the bench?”. . . Now, I say I will keep quiet and honestly look through everyone else’s eyes involved with the Lakers, in some aspect i.e., a Fan, & pull for a Laker Win, winning combo.

  • Maybe thats why he smoked so much weed. Anxiety problems? He looked fine in SL at least to me while now he looks…off.

  • You know, I have spent some time on reflection, a STRONG attribute of mine – sorta like, I do / can have the ability to say: “well, even though my gut is telling me, or maybe going against My own intuition” that is not beyond me. . . I want to say, I will honestly look through the FO, and your eyes, and truly say: I too want to see what You guys are seeing, that D’Angelo can effectively run our Laker offense. . . so in Me doing so, I some questions. How long do we wait, before subbing in Sweet Lou. My real question is: after working his sweet Lou self to earn Sixth Man (NEVER A easy thing to accomplish), will Lou WAIT? How long should We honestly wait for Lou to say, I’ll wait my turn while Our Lakers work on developing their 2nd round draft choice? What IF, some other team says, “hey Lou, Y come off the bench?”. . . Now, I say I will keep quiet and honestly look through everyone else’s eyes involved with the Lakers, in some aspect i.e., a Fan, & pull for a Laker Win, winning combo.

  • Maybe thats why he smoked so much weed. Anxiety problems? He looked fine in SL at least to me while now he looks…off.

  • I’m not sure I can call him a scumbag in this scenario. He’s seeing a woman who just happened to be Matt Barnes ex. Matt, feeling like he is allowed to control who his ex can and cannot date, that possessive and stalker mentality, that’s scary stuff.

  • I’m not sure I can call him a scumbag in this scenario. He’s seeing a woman who just happened to be Matt Barnes ex. Matt, feeling like he is allowed to control who his ex can and cannot date, that possessive and stalker mentality, that’s scary stuff.

  • It’s been Hibbert with Bass and Randle as PF’s. Also a bit of Nance. Black and Suckre are Hibbert’s backups.

  • It’s been Hibbert with Bass and Randle as PF’s. Also a bit of Nance. Black and Suckre are Hibbert’s backups.

  • Not just this scenario. Apparently he has done a lot of shady things working for the NBA players association. He isn’t well liked.

    Now as for the love triangle…I mean sure if he and Matt weren’t friends then its not too bad that he stole his girl but of all the women in the world why your ex team mates baby mother?

  • He looked off in SL at times and now that he’s getting burn he just looks lost at times because of lack of familiarity.

  • Not just this scenario. Apparently he has done a lot of shady things working for the NBA players association. He isn’t well liked.

    Now as for the love triangle…I mean sure if he and Matt weren’t friends then its not too bad that he stole his girl but of all the women in the world why your ex team mates baby mother?

  • He looked off in SL at times and now that he’s getting burn he just looks lost at times because of lack of familiarity.

  • I definitely want them to keep him but I didn’t think he would be this rusty. I want to see how he redeems himself in the next few games. If nothing changes a d-league visit might be in his future.

  • Maybe her poon game is awesome. Matt Barnes can’t seem to leave it alone and seems to want to keep that in check while hittin up other girls. Apparently he hates her but loves that poon game too much to let it go completely.

  • I definitely want them to keep him but I didn’t think he would be this rusty. I want to see how he redeems himself in the next few games. If nothing changes a d-league visit might be in his future.

  • Maybe her poon game is awesome. Matt Barnes can’t seem to leave it alone and seems to want to keep that in check while hittin up other girls. Apparently he hates her but loves that poon game too much to let it go completely.

  • You want to play two 7 footers at the same time? Who do you think we are? The 76ers?

  • You want to play two 7 footers at the same time? Who do you think we are? The 76ers?

  • I like Robert Horry’s thought process, “why not bring in Kareem, to work with Upshaw”? If Lakers don’t start this 21 yo phenomenon, try to work with him, . . . maybe, some other team will. Honestly, I wouldn’t want Our Lakers facing Upshaw – could give Randal fits, send JC, DR, Kelly, Black shots into cheap seats !! Got to put Big Up in with the KB & Crew. Put Big Up in with others who are starting five, that do know the offense, instead of subs trying to make team – get the Gel going in last three pre-season games.

  • I like Robert Horry’s thought process, “why not bring in Kareem, to work with Upshaw”? If Lakers don’t start this 21 yo phenomenon, try to work with him, . . . maybe, some other team will. Honestly, I wouldn’t want Our Lakers facing Upshaw – could give Randal fits, send JC, DR, Kelly, Black shots into cheap seats !! Got to put Big Up in with the KB & Crew. Put Big Up in with others who are starting five, that do know the offense, instead of subs trying to make team – get the Gel going in last three pre-season games.

  • Is Kareem up to it physically? He had a quadruple bypass or something like that earlier this year.

  • Is Kareem up to it physically? He had a quadruple bypass or something like that earlier this year.

  • I’ve been saying d-league on him for a while now — I think it will really help him.

    Might even be able to call him up February or March.

  • I’ve been saying d-league on him for a while now — I think it will really help him.

    Might even be able to call him up February or March.

  • at 68 years young . . . Jabbar has answered every call, I seen put to him. May not be the worst idea, since KAJabbar has been a teacher of the game for years. To begin with, once a week with KAJ – watch film, pick the Legends mind, get some tutor-ledge from the Master. That plus a starting role, and BOOM, we have the making of a dynasty – Upshaw 21, Randal 21, Clarkson 23.

  • at 68 years young . . . Jabbar has answered every call, I seen put to him. May not be the worst idea, since KAJabbar has been a teacher of the game for years. To begin with, once a week with KAJ – watch film, pick the Legends mind, get some tutor-ledge from the Master. That plus a starting role, and BOOM, we have the making of a dynasty – Upshaw 21, Randal 21, Clarkson 23.

  • Sacre has had a lot of time to prove himself and he hasn’t. Upshaw has had very little time to prove himself and he has.

    Night and Day

  • Sacre has had a lot of time to prove himself and he hasn’t. Upshaw has had very little time to prove himself and he has.

    Night and Day

  • They asked Dr Jerry Buss, “You want to put your Laker Girls on the Court?” And the rest is history. When Hibbert has been going for an incoming opponent, the Laker Basket has been left unattended, we lost the rebound. Love animal young Randal, but he hasn’t rebounded against other taller players. I would love to see this for at least a minimum of 2 qtrs, even if pre-season. This solid protection, allows for any combos with KB, on both D and offense, i’m guessing . . . But will clog any middle, with effective rim protection

  • They asked Dr Jerry Buss, “You want to put your Laker Girls on the Court?” And the rest is history. When Hibbert has been going for an incoming opponent, the Laker Basket has been left unattended, we lost the rebound. Love animal young Randal, but he hasn’t rebounded against other taller players. I would love to see this for at least a minimum of 2 qtrs, even if pre-season. This solid protection, allows for any combos with KB, on both D and offense, i’m guessing . . . But will clog any middle, with effective rim protection

  • I dont think people quite understand that the Lakers just suck. deal with it. There’ll be lucky to win 20 games this season. FACT. As for Upshaw you people need to get ur heads out of ur asses. He really doesn’t need to improve on anything just more playing time thats all and he’ll get better and better. He played very well for his 1st time time out there blocking shots altering shots and has some offensive skill. Overall the guy is easily and upgrade over anyone on the roster right now for backup. People want him to do some thing out of this world on order to get some love for delusional fans thats what hes required to do cuz he has no credibility. pathetic kids :D!!!!

  • I dont think people quite understand that the Lakers just suck. deal with it. There’ll be lucky to win 20 games this season. FACT. As for Upshaw you people need to get ur heads out of ur asses. He really doesn’t need to prove anything just more playing time thats all and he’ll get better and better. He played very well for his 1st time time out there blocking shots altering shots and has some offensive skill. Overall the guy is easily and upgrade over anyone on the roster right now for backup. People want him to do some thing out of this world in order to get some love for delusional fans thats what hes required to do cuz he has no credibility. pathetic kids :D!!!!

  • That’s what people were saying about Julius but all he needed was time on the court and reps. Same with Upshaw. Don’t most kids look a little out of sorts their first nba game? Idk why anyone would expect him to play great his first game after not playing much ball for that long. Sacre has 3 seasons under him and still looks lost.

  • That’s what people were saying about Julius but all he needed was time on the court and reps. Same with Upshaw. Don’t most kids look a little out of sorts their first nba game? Idk why anyone would expect him to play great his first game after not playing much ball for that long. Sacre has 3 seasons under him and still looks lost.

  • Lakers cant even compete with the 2nd class teams in the league imagine the 1st class teams :D!!!!!!!!!!!!. The Lakers are in the same category as the Philadelphia 76ers sorry but its TRUE

  • Lakers cant even compete with the 2nd class teams in the league imagine the 1st class teams :D!!!!!!!!!!!!. The Lakers are in the same category as the Philadelphia 76ers sorry but its TRUE

  • kobe will kill this young teams developmental with his unorthodox crazy decision shots to kill the fluidity an flow of the team

  • id laugh when a Laker like dfish takes a clippers girl….
    this is funny to me.
    clippers dont run la!
    they cant even run their own gf lol…

  • id laugh when a Laker like dfish takes a clippers girl….
    this is funny to me.
    clippers dont run la!
    they cant even run their own gf lol…

  • Nba tv Lakers team preview is on with Mike Dantoni, sadly he knows what he’s talking about, this team would be niiiice in Dantoni system with the one five pick n roll randle and Russell are perfect and we got swaggy, Clarkson, and lou! Don’t knock me just yet i mean hell Byron Scott systems and defense doesn’t upstage Dantoni so far!… also Brian Shaw just broke down how to beat the Lakers in Byron system and he was spot on! Lakers exsposed! I’m not joking or trollin I’m a die hard… shit was accurate as fuck!

  • Nba tv Lakers team preview is on with Mike Dantoni, sadly he knows what he’s talking about, this team would be niiiice in Dantoni system with the one five pick n roll randle and Russell are perfect and we got swaggy, Clarkson, and lou! Don’t knock me just yet i mean hell Byron Scott systems and defense doesn’t upstage Dantoni so far!… also Brian Shaw just broke down how to beat the Lakers in Byron system and he was spot on! Lakers exsposed! I’m not joking or trollin I’m a die hard… shit was accurate as fuck!

  • man i am super happy to see MWP and UPSHAW on the freakin floor!
    upshaw needs to be alittle bit better protecting the rim.
    although he did have a block or two?
    id like to see him lock the paint area down.
    kyle lowry was attacking the rim at will almost non stop lay ups.
    nance jr, hibbert, and upshaw have to be our 3 defensive anchors when they are on the court i want to see the hammer down on D.
    more communication and team defense help.
    relying on 1 guy to do everything will not work as we seen in the past.
    but so far our guys looked good out there.
    again MWP is back baby!!!!!! yeaaaaaaa

  • man i am super happy to see MWP and UPSHAW on the freakin floor!
    upshaw needs to be alittle bit better protecting the rim.
    although he did have a block or two?
    id like to see him lock the paint area down.
    kyle lowry was attacking the rim at will almost non stop lay ups.
    nance jr, hibbert, and upshaw have to be our 3 defensive anchors when they are on the court i want to see the hammer down on D.
    more communication and team defense help.
    relying on 1 guy to do everything will not work as we seen in the past.
    but so far our guys looked good out there.
    again MWP is back baby!!!!!! yeaaaaaaa

  • its gonna be hard to stop Kobe/ Randle /Dangelo and Clarkson.
    plus if we need lou williams he already showed us what he can do.
    swaggyP and anyone else is just icing on the cake buddy!
    cant predict rookies, even Kobe is hard to predict what hes gonna do.
    as some say his crazy shots are ineffective knowing what someone is gonna do everytime down the court can help you play better defense.
    MJ and Kobe these two adapt their games as they both got older to stay on top of the basketball world.
    not only that we have MWP a great role player like larry nance jr and tariq black.
    and we have at least 3 solid ball handler slash point guards….dangelo, clarkson, lou will.
    Our coach has alot of options and its hard to give everybody playing time.
    I think balance is key and getting everyone on the same page.
    Kobe already showed he will take a step back and let some of the younger guys steal the show.
    this goes to show Kobe can still evolve as a player and be effective just like MWP and his defense is still there!
    just gotta nail those 3 pointers he missed a few VS the raptors.
    other than all that we look good, so your point is irrelevant.

  • its gonna be hard to stop Kobe/ Randle /Dangelo and Clarkson.
    plus if we need lou williams he already showed us what he can do.
    swaggyP and anyone else is just icing on the cake buddy!
    cant predict rookies, even Kobe is hard to predict what hes gonna do.
    as some say his crazy shots are ineffective knowing what someone is gonna do everytime down the court can help you play better defense.
    MJ and Kobe these two adapt their games as they both got older to stay on top of the basketball world.
    not only that we have MWP a great role player like larry nance jr and tariq black.
    and we have at least 3 solid ball handler slash point guards….dangelo, clarkson, lou will.
    Our coach has alot of options and its hard to give everybody playing time.
    I think balance is key and getting everyone on the same page.
    Kobe already showed he will take a step back and let some of the younger guys steal the show.
    this goes to show Kobe can still evolve as a player and be effective just like MWP and his defense is still there!
    just gotta nail those 3 pointers he missed a few VS the raptors.
    other than all that we look good, so your point is irrelevant.

  • dude what did you see in the Raptor game?
    i saw a guy named Robert out on the floor.
    problem is his last name wasnt sacre it was UPSHAW!
    lol……
    sacre is a bench cheerleader as ive said before.
    and people like dana dont know shit about basketball.
    again buddy i hate being right and people call me a GM.
    i just use common sense 99pct of life answers are common sense.
    people just cant handle pressure and panic to find some other reason or excuses.
    remember form your own opinion and keep an open mind buddy.
    your opinion is as good as mine or anyone else including other fans and or commentators.
    half the guys that talk on here id rather listen to then most people who do this for a living!
    mainly my man paytc….
    he is a genius!

  • dude what did you see in the Raptor game?
    i saw a guy named Robert out on the floor.
    problem is his last name wasnt sacre it was UPSHAW!
    lol……
    sacre is a bench cheerleader as ive said before.
    and people like dana dont know shit about basketball.
    again buddy i hate being right and people call me a GM.
    i just use common sense 99pct of life answers are common sense.
    people just cant handle pressure and panic to find some other reason or excuses.
    remember form your own opinion and keep an open mind buddy.
    your opinion is as good as mine or anyone else including other fans and or commentators.
    half the guys that talk on here id rather listen to then most people who do this for a living!
    mainly my man paytc….
    he is a genius!

  • not trade bait id keep him around.
    we got a few others id rather trade.
    kelly&sacre are trade bait.
    and maybe 1 other?
    or if holmes or some other rookie struggles we could send them to dleague which would open up another roster spot.

  • not trade bait id keep him around.
    we got a few others id rather trade.
    kelly&sacre are trade bait.
    and maybe 1 other?
    or if holmes or some other rookie struggles we could send them to dleague which would open up another roster spot.

  • too bad Kobe has already stepped aside to let the youngns shine….
    too bad Kobe only shot good shots VS the raptors.
    too bad your full of shit joshhhh.

  • too bad Kobe has already stepped aside to let the youngns shine….
    too bad Kobe only shot good shots VS the raptors.
    too bad your full of shit joshhhh.

  • i would dleague holmes or anthony brown until next year they look lost when they are on the court.
    Julius Randle is just the opposite he took control and really set the pace of the game.
    seeing summer league and pre-season really tells us who is the real deal and who needs more time.
    not saying anthony brown cant shine but he is gonna take longer and coach scott needs to play him more like larry nance jr.
    its hard to see what a guy can do when they are on the bench. but it is what it is…..

  • i would dleague holmes or anthony brown until next year they look lost when they are on the court.
    Julius Randle is just the opposite he took control and really set the pace of the game.
    seeing summer league and pre-season really tells us who is the real deal and who needs more time.
    not saying anthony brown cant shine but he is gonna take longer and coach scott needs to play him more like larry nance jr.
    its hard to see what a guy can do when they are on the bench. but it is what it is…..

  • First of all retard, I’m on your side! Secondly i wasn’t making a point! I was simply letting all my die hard true Lakers fans know what was being pointed out by Mike datoni and greg Anthony and Brian Shaw! Which was pretty damn interesting to hear or consider noteworthy being apart of Lakers nation so before you deem me mr. Irrelevant like Suckre go check it out it comes back on tonight 8pm Pacific nba tv!
    My beef not with you or the team it’s Byron Scott system and other small things, we have the talent for sure but I’m not in love realistically just watch it!

  • First of all retard, I’m on your side! Secondly i wasn’t making a point! I was simply letting all my die hard true Lakers fans know what was being pointed out by Mike datoni and greg Anthony and Brian Shaw! Which was pretty damn interesting to hear or consider noteworthy being apart of Lakers nation so before you deem me mr. Irrelevant like Suckre go check it out it comes back on tonight 8pm Pacific nba tv!
    My beef not with you or the team it’s Byron Scott system and other small things, we have the talent for sure but I’m not in love realistically just watch it!

  • Checking out sasha, porzingis, grant, and melo and ok they do have significant injuries in nyk

  • Checking out sasha, porzingis, grant, and melo and ok they do have significant injuries in nyk

  • Kelly and Sacre aren’t trade bait, they straight need to be cut. Sending someone to the D-League doesn’t free up a roster spot, they’re still part of the 15 man if the Lakers keep them on, they just simply take space in the inactive player spot while sitting the D League.

  • Kelly and Sacre aren’t trade bait, they straight need to be cut. Sending someone to the D-League doesn’t free up a roster spot, they’re still part of the 15 man if the Lakers keep them on, they just simply take space in the inactive player spot while sitting the D League.

  • Just flagg his ass bro because honestly i think his ass has 10 accounts and talks to herself!!! He’s making a mockery of the natiin

  • Just flagg his ass bro because honestly i think his ass has 10 accounts and talks to herself!!! He’s making a mockery of the natiin

  • I like Anthony but I don’t think he has been given enough playing time to show his talents. Julius struggled in SL due to minute restrictions so he couldn’t get into a rhythm. I think Anthony Brown has had even less minutes than that. Our perimeter defense sucks and Brown is supposed to be a 3 and D guy so I would like to see more of him. Nance too. Brown stayed all four years so I don’t think he needs to go to the d league, he just needs playing time.

  • I like Anthony but I don’t think he has been given enough playing time to show his talents. Julius struggled in SL due to minute restrictions so he couldn’t get into a rhythm. I think Anthony Brown has had even less minutes than that. Our perimeter defense sucks and Brown is supposed to be a 3 and D guy so I would like to see more of him. Nance too. Brown stayed all four years so I don’t think he needs to go to the d league, he just needs playing time.

  • Julius was never scared though. He was just out of control and doing too much like Clarkson but both have confidence. The main thing people keep saying about Upshaw is that he was nervous so he kept making mistakes. Can we really afford to unleash him during the season if they really want to push for a playoff spot? He can get reps in the d league if he doesn’t improve. Yeah well we all know Sacre sucks lol

  • Julius was never scared though. He was just out of control and doing too much like Clarkson but both have confidence. The main thing people keep saying about Upshaw is that he was nervous so he kept making mistakes. Can we really afford to unleash him during the season if they really want to push for a playoff spot? He can get reps in the d league if he doesn’t improve. Yeah well we all know Sacre sucks lol

  • Well thats because they don’t communicate on defense. Its a team chemistry problem and the remedy is not to put two 7 footers on the floor with the same skillset. They aren’t Gasol and Bynum. Randles rebounding is fine they just need to work on help side defense and switching. Playing Hibbert and Upshaw together sounds like a mess to me especially if opposing teams have quick PFs that neither of them can keep up with.

  • Well thats because they don’t communicate on defense. Its a team chemistry problem and the remedy is not to put two 7 footers on the floor with the same skillset. They aren’t Gasol and Bynum. Randles rebounding is fine they just need to work on help side defense and switching. Playing Hibbert and Upshaw together sounds like a mess to me especially if opposing teams have quick PFs that neither of them can keep up with.

  • Worked out well for a lot of guys. Its on a smaller scale but similar to NBA games to help him adjust. Better than sitting on the bench.

  • Worked out well for a lot of guys. Its on a smaller scale but similar to NBA games to help him adjust. Better than sitting on the bench.

  • did you just call me a retard?
    dont make me beat up an old man…please lol.
    take it to the retirement home and call it a night old timer.

  • I stopped at Dantoni. He’s awful. I wouldn’t listen to him talk about basketball for 1 second. He would bench Randle and Hibbert because the aren’t 3 pt shooters and start Kelly and Metta in their place. The man is a fool.

  • did you just call me a retard?
    dont make me beat up an old man…please lol.
    take it to the retirement home and call it a night old timer.

  • I stopped at Dantoni. He’s awful. I wouldn’t listen to him talk about basketball for 1 second. He would bench Randle and Hibbert because the aren’t 3 pt shooters and start Kelly and Metta in their place. The man is a fool.

  • that guy shouldnt have the name big game james.
    he disrespects james worthy good name.
    what a fool.
    dantoni is a loser and a failure.

  • that guy shouldnt have the name big game james.
    he disrespects james worthy good name.
    what a fool.
    dantoni is a loser and a failure.

  • funny how we see sacre at the game but not in it lol.
    i dont care if we trade him or cut him hes completely useless…..at least nick young does stuff like score.

  • funny how we see sacre at the game but not in it lol.
    i dont care if we trade him or cut him hes completely useless…..at least nick young does stuff like score.

  • yea thats what i was hinting at….
    coach scott needs to play nance jr and brown more so we can see what exactly they can do and what to expect out of them.
    you know?

  • Coach is gonna put them together, twin towers. Much better than a weak Gasol / Bynum tandem. To win a pre-season, this is our only remedy, gaining a huge lead and maintaining a strong defense deep into the final minutes. Upshaw don’t need the Lakers, Lakers can begin to think outside the box, use this 21 yo phenomenon in ways, other than the tried and true and “we have always done things this way”.

  • yea thats what i was hinting at….
    coach scott needs to play nance jr and brown more so we can see what exactly they can do and what to expect out of them.
    you know?

  • Coach is gonna put them together, twin towers. Much better than a weak Gasol / Bynum tandem. To win a pre-season, this is our only remedy, gaining a huge lead and maintaining a strong defense deep into the final minutes. Upshaw don’t need the Lakers, Lakers can begin to think outside the box, use this 21 yo phenomenon in ways, other than the tried and true and “we have always done things this way”.

  • joshhhh is 13 and just hit puberty.
    thats why he keeps on acting out.
    i cracked the secret question!
    he probably sits at home plays world of warcraft day and night. lol

  • joshhhh is 13 and just hit puberty.
    thats why he keeps on acting out.
    i cracked the secret question!
    he probably sits at home plays world of warcraft day and night. lol

  • Robert Upshaw is extremely raw, but the tools are there to be a starting caliber center in the NBA…
    Shot Blocking
    developing outside jumper
    developing post game
    seems eager to learn and improve
    some here argued he wouldn’t make the team, while others penciled him in as the back by the all-star break…Hmm, its looking like the latter might happen..

  • Robert Upshaw is extremely raw, but the tools are there to be a starting caliber center in the NBA…
    Shot Blocking
    developing outside jumper
    developing post game
    seems eager to learn and improve
    some here argued he wouldn’t make the team, while others penciled him in as the back by the all-star break…Hmm, its looking like the latter might happen..

  • Remember one thing:the nba is NOW playing Dantoni ball! Small ball, one five pick n roll!
    Nash to stoudamire!
    We play slow with big slow center and system, granted we have a much talented guard front team so we’ll be okay… but like i said watch the damn show to the end then comment

  • Remember one thing:the nba is NOW playing Dantoni ball! Small ball, one five pick n roll!
    Nash to stoudamire!
    We play slow with big slow center and system, granted we have a much talented guard front team so we’ll be okay… but like i said watch the damn show to the end then comment

  • Upshaw is not scared. Of who? Of what? You make no sense. He showed confidence on several plays. Nerves are normal for a kid in his first game.

  • Upshaw is not scared. Of who? Of what? You make no sense. He showed confidence on several plays. Nerves are normal for a kid in his first game.

  • The NBA is also playing defense which Dantoni is totally ignorant of. Warriors are just playing to their strengths is all. Lakers don’t have 3 pt shooters like that so you make no point.

  • The NBA is also playing defense which Dantoni is totally ignorant of. Warriors are just playing to their strengths is all. Lakers don’t have 3 pt shooters like that so you make no point.

  • Mike Dumbtoni?!!! Haha, stop it that dude is an idiot. He tried to turn Gasol into a stretch four and then benched him because he didn’t know how to coach him and Howard on the floor together. He’s a joke dude.

  • Mike Dumbtoni?!!! Haha, stop it that dude is an idiot. He tried to turn Gasol into a stretch four and then benched him because he didn’t know how to coach him and Howard on the floor together. He’s a joke dude.

  • The spotlight? The hell if I know. People who were at the game said he was visibly nervous which obviously affected his performance. Don’t come at me sideways.

  • The spotlight? The hell if I know. People who were at the game said he was visibly nervous which obviously affected his performance. Don’t come at me sideways.

  • Upshaw did well last night. Very active on providing screens on offense. Just need to improve speed a bit more. Just wondering why Coach Scott did not experiment putting Upshaw and Hibbert together at the same time to see if we can dominate the boards. Hope he does that in the next pre-season games.

  • Upshaw did well last night. Very active on providing screens on offense. Just need to improve speed a bit more. Just wondering why Coach Scott did not experiment putting Upshaw and Hibbert together at the same time to see if we can dominate the boards. Hope he does that in the next pre-season games.

  • none of my business, or any one else’s I think its ignorant even to bring it up, we are not a bunch OF OLD LADYS.

  • none of my business, or any one else’s I think its ignorant even to bring it up, we are not a bunch OF OLD LADYS.

  • Do we really know what its all about or are we speaking out of line or is it any of our BUSINESS ?

  • Do we really know what its all about or are we speaking out of line or is it any of our BUSINESS ?

  • THIS is great people wanting to talk about BB, THERE for a while I thought I was on the wrong page. thanks vdogg.

  • THIS is great people wanting to talk about BB, THERE for a while I thought I was on the wrong page. thanks vdogg.

  • Upshaw, what a Legend, WOW. What makes Big Up so great, NO one sees Big Up coming, or really understand what His Twin Tower abilities really are, to this point. I just want to see Anthony Brown, the Stanford Superstar, feed it to the post up Big Upshaw

  • Upshaw, what a Legend, WOW. What makes Big Up so great, NO one sees Big Up coming, or really understand what His Twin Tower abilities really are, to this point. I just want to see Anthony Brown, the Stanford Superstar, feed it to the post up Big Upshaw

  • won’t be a bad option to start Upshaw-LarryNance-Holmes-ABrown-Huertas against the Israeli team on Sunday. good time to give lots of minutes to reserves.

  • won’t be a bad option to start Upshaw-LarryNance-Holmes-ABrown-Huertas against the Israeli team on Sunday. good time to give lots of minutes to reserves.

  • I have a sick gut feeling B Scott is gonna keep Sacre.. If he does I’ll be counting the day til Scott gets fired.

  • I have a sick gut feeling B Scott is gonna keep Sacre.. If he does I’ll be counting the day til Scott gets fired.

  • People react different to different situations. That’s not a reason to pass up on a potential game changer. Coach Scott is on record saying Bass was scared when he was a rookie, look at him now. 5 years from now Upshaw could be a force. He doesn’t need to get reps this year, just keep him on the roster so no one else can pick him up. Black should be the backup anyways. Either way, him or Sacre are a liability if they get on the court. But at least Upshaw might become a monster once he figures it out.

  • People react different to different situations. That’s not a reason to pass up on a potential game changer. Coach Scott is on record saying Bass was scared when he was a rookie, look at him now. 5 years from now Upshaw could be a force. He doesn’t need to get reps this year, just keep him on the roster so no one else can pick him up. Black should be the backup anyways. Either way, him or Sacre are a liability if they get on the court. But at least Upshaw might become a monster once he figures it out.

  • It’s called a joke. If you’re gonna be a jerk when it’s an obvious joke, stfu. I understand people arguing over a basketball opinion or statement, but trying to argue about a joke really shows your bitterness.
    How is it ignorant? When nobody denies its occurrence.

    You either have to learn the proper usage of words, or simply keep your trap shut.

    A joke about a “cheating” scandal or an ex “professional” teammate betraying a close friend hit a nerve. I’d assume it has something to do with your past or the lady in white, but I don’t want to be ignorant you know…

  • It’s called a joke. If you’re gonna be a jerk when it’s an obvious joke, stfu. I understand people arguing over a basketball opinion or statement, but trying to argue about a joke really shows your bitterness.
    How is it ignorant? When nobody denies its occurrence.

    You either have to learn the proper usage of words, or simply keep your trap shut.

    A joke about a “cheating” scandal or an ex “professional” teammate betraying a close friend hit a nerve. I’d assume it has something to do with your past or the lady in white, but I don’t want to be ignorant you know…

  • Yea, I understand it’s not cheating. But, an ex teammate whom you were close to. Just a very sticky situation (pun intended). You lose some respect for Fisher after hearing about this.

    As if there wasn’t any other women out there. She caught his eye the day he met her. No denying it. Which makes Barnes way more suspicious of infidelity before the split

  • Yea, I understand it’s not cheating. But, an ex teammate whom you were close to. Just a very sticky situation (pun intended). You lose some respect for Fisher after hearing about this.

    As if there wasn’t any other woman out there. She caught his eye the day he met her. No denying it. Which makes Barnes way more suspicious of infidelity before the split

  • “sweet Lou” has started 54 games out of 634 in his career. He absolutely will not be starting, nor will he have intentions on starting, he knows his role, he knows he is not a great defender, as evidenced by Cory Joesph going off on him at will. He will be the offense off the bench, like he has been FOR HIS ENTIRE 10 YEAR CAREER, he also will not be playing point guard, as he is not a natural play maker, and is best left defending the opposing teams weakest perimter player, as the guy is not a great defender.

  • “sweet Lou” has started 54 games out of 634 in his career. He absolutely will not be starting, nor will he have intentions on starting, he knows his role, he knows he is not a great defender, as evidenced by Cory Joesph going off on him at will. He will be the offense off the bench, like he has been FOR HIS ENTIRE 10 YEAR CAREER, he also will not be playing point guard, as he is not a natural play maker, and is best left defending the opposing teams weakest perimter player, as the guy is not a great defender.

  • wow. Oh, Mr Patrick Bateman, I did leave you a quick question, sorta off the topic, on your other reply to myself, oh kind sir. If you would, when you get the time – thank you.

  • wow. Oh, Mr Patrick Bateman, I did leave you a quick question, sorta off the topic, on your other reply to myself, oh kind sir. If you would, when you get the time – thank you.

  • He just needs to prove that he can stay away from meth – at least until the off season.

  • He just needs to prove that he can stay away from meth – at least until the off season.

  • In the upcoming NBA battle of protecting the rim and Defense, I do like Upshaw’s range on D, with Big Up being able to quickly cover
    ground, even if necessary out to the 20′ shooters, and adjust some
    shots. And with the twin tower partner Hibbert covering the paint, this
    will give Big Up the confidence to go contend, when necessary.

  • In the upcoming NBA battle of protecting the rim and Defense, I do like Upshaw’s range on D, with Big Up being able to quickly cover
    ground, even if necessary out to the 20′ shooters, and adjust some
    shots. And with the twin tower partner Hibbert covering the paint, this
    will give Big Up the confidence to go contend, when necessary.

  • It shouldn’t even be a discussion in terms of whether to keep Upshaw. This season is dedicated to developing young guys. Why keep Sacre? He is only useful for his bench celebrations. Upshaw has promise and it should be worth developing him. Honestly, the Lakers are the perfect spot if he makes the team because there is no rush for him to be great. He can do what he does best and develop other aspects of his game during the season like Clarkson had to until he got his chance.

  • It shouldn’t even be a discussion in terms of whether to keep Upshaw. This season is dedicated to developing young guys. Why keep Sacre? He is only useful for his bench celebrations. Upshaw has promise and it should be worth developing him. Honestly, the Lakers are the perfect spot if he makes the team because there is no rush for him to be great. He can do what he does best and develop other aspects of his game during the season like Clarkson had to until he got his chance.

  • Never said they should pass him up. I specifically said he needs more work to polish up his game and to get acclimated.

    I agree. He is only 21 so if he keeps working on his game he should be a star for us I just don’t think they have time right now for his on court mistakes. Now if they start losing a lot they might give him free reign during the season like they did with Clarkson to learn the game.

  • Never said they should pass him up. I specifically said he needs more work to polish up his game and to get acclimated.

    I agree. He is only 21 so if he keeps working on his game he should be a star for us I just don’t think they have time right now for his on court mistakes. Now if they start losing a lot they might give him free reign during the season like they did with Clarkson to learn the game.

  • Why is this kid so popular and he has not played yet not until last night. Just a few minutes of basketball and he had those stats!!!! If that is the case and he keeps showing these I’m afraid Sacre or Kelley is Tick…Tick…Tick

  • Why is this kid so popular and he has not played yet not until last night. UPSHOW played just a few minutes of basketball and he had those stats!!!! If that is the case and he keeps showing these I’m afraid Sacre or Kelley is Tick…Tick…Tick

  • Shows the Knicks are in big trouble. His decisions in life is questionable . what more with basketball. No wonder Lakers are in trouble then. He knows a different kind of triangle offense. Porzingis and Carmelo ought to be warned that he does not know much about this TO by Jackson. He’s playing the wrong triangle.

  • Doesn’t matter now man, this my last time telling you my fellow ppl The NBA has adopted Dantoni ball his system his small ball schemes… he had a wack staff we all jnow Dantoni was offense but this particular team is more suited for Dantoni style of play, make Byron Scott defense coach then

  • Doesn’t matter now man, this my last time telling you my fellow ppl The NBA has adopted Dantoni ball his system his small ball schemes… he had a wack staff we all jnow Dantoni was offense but this particular team is more suited for Dantoni style of play, make Byron Scott defense coach then

  • Ha ok, it’s not his fault motherfuckers wasn’t playing defense it was an offensive team, secondly i do make a point… u motherfuckers forget about Phoenix suns causing hell that fast huh ok so Dantoni style just that bullshit huh
    Nash stoudamire team compared to 2012 13 14 lakers when kerr and gentry still running Dantoni system to this day as well as hornaceck so stop it….
    Russell and randle in the one five pick n roll will be showtime but what do i know

  • hello thisonesorry I have not responded latelyupshaw was the bomb with the minutes he played he did more in less min. than sucres ever done!

  • Ha ok, it’s not his fault motherfuckers wasn’t playing defense it was an offensive team, secondly i do make a point… u motherfuckers forget about Phoenix suns causing hell that fast huh ok so Dantoni style just that bullshit huh
    Nash stoudamire team compared to 2012 13 14 lakers when kerr and gentry still running Dantoni system to this day as well as hornaceck so stop it….
    Russell and randle in the one five pick n roll will be showtime but what do i know

  • hello thisonesorry I have not responded latelyupshaw was the bomb with the minutes he played he did more in less min. than sucres ever done!

  • well they are both consenting adults, maybe a spark grew out of all the trouble Matt has been in, maybe she just got tired of a little boy and wanted a mature man, we don’t know the facts, it’s like someone trying to criticize your love life without knowing you or your situation, after all life happens, Fish does not appear to be the bar hopping type and maybe that is what attracted them to each other, we just don’t know.

  • well they are both consenting adults, maybe a spark grew out of all the trouble Matt has been in, maybe she just got tired of a little boy and wanted a mature man, we don’t know the facts, it’s like someone trying to criticize your love life without knowing you or your situation, after all life happens, Fish does not appear to be the bar hopping type and maybe that is what attracted them to each other, we just don’t know.

  • I have to agree, with more playing time, he will gain more confidence and experience, now he needs to put back some muscle weight and strengthen his legs and arms but to me his upside is tremendous. I like Sacre but this is a business.

  • I have to agree, with more playing time, he will gain more confidence and experience, now he needs to put back some muscle weight and strengthen his legs and arms but to me his upside is tremendous. I like Sacre but this is a business.

  • Crazy right. I remember Tony Parker was cheating on Eva Longoria (his wife at the time) for a teammate’s wife.

    I believe there were also rumors that Nash’s wife at the time in Phoenix (now divorced) was cheating on him with I believe Jason Richardson.

    Real asshole moves for sure. I always like Fish, but for him to date an ex teammates ex wife is weird to me. Sort of changed my perception of him

  • Crazy right. I remember Tony Parker was cheating on Eva Longoria (his wife at the time) for a teammate’s wife.

    I believe there were also rumors that Nash’s wife at the time in Phoenix (now divorced) was cheating on him with I believe Jason Richardson.

    Real asshole moves for sure. I always like Fish, but for him to date an ex teammates ex wife is weird to me. Sort of changed my perception of him

  • Upshaw has tremendous upside, let the kid grow and work on what he needs to work on making the team

  • Upshaw has tremendous upside, let the kid grow and work on what he needs to work on making the team

  • If this guy tops out being a contributing rotational player, this pick up was a steal. Anything more than that is gravy. I hope we get a lot of gravy from this guy.

  • If this guy tops out being a contributing rotational player, this pick up was a steal. Anything more than that is gravy. I hope we get a lot of gravy from this guy.

  • Everyone’s a scum bag to a certain extent. Public figures are having a harder time to conceal their scumbagness with today’s social media.

  • Everyone’s a scum bag to a certain extent. Public figures are having a harder time to conceal their scumbagness with today’s social media.

  • I’m sure the FO thought he was from day one. The way they played it was the correct way. They didn’t talk him up, otherwise other teams would have checked him out more closely. They didn’t just throw a huge contract at him, as that would increase the chance of him falling off the wagon.

  • I’m sure the FO thought he was from day one. The way they played it was the correct way. They didn’t talk him up, otherwise other teams would have checked him out more closely. They didn’t just throw a huge contract at him, as that would increase the chance of him falling off the wagon.

  • he had steve nash kobe bryant mwp gasol and dwight howard.
    that should be an NBA title team.
    he got sent packing bro.
    should have won 1 maybe 2 what did we get though?
    screwed by nash stole millions now hes in golden state.
    and what about dwight coward?
    wheres he at now? lol end of story.

  • Taking from the NFL recognition that coaches tend toward an offensive mentality or a defensive emphasis, I wonder if some NBA team might try partnering D’Antoni with Thibodeau as offensive and defensive coordinators.
    It would, however, require a team of players whose skill and intelligence allow them to play effectively at both ends of the court –kinda like the Spurs. Partnering Antoni and Thibs would almost be like having a Popovich.
    Oh, nevermind…

  • he had steve nash kobe bryant mwp gasol and dwight howard.
    that should be an NBA title team.
    he got sent packing bro.
    should have won 1 maybe 2 what did we get though?
    screwed by nash stole millions now hes in golden state.
    and what about dwight coward?
    wheres he at now? lol end of story.

  • Taking from the NFL recognition that coaches tend toward an offensive mentality or a defensive emphasis, I wonder if some NBA team might try partnering D’Antoni with Thibodeau as offensive and defensive coordinators.
    It would, however, require a team of players whose skill and intelligence allow them to play effectively at both ends of the court –kinda like the Spurs. Partnering Antoni and Thibs would almost be like having a Popovich.
    Oh, nevermind…

  • upshaw will fit in just give him time bro.
    having him backing up hibbert and tariq black.
    those are 3 starter caliber Centers.
    much MUCH better than robert sacre.

  • upshaw will fit in just give him time bro.
    having him backing up hibbert and tariq black.
    those are 3 starter caliber Centers.
    much MUCH better than robert sacre.

  • We need to trade him urgently!
    We don’t need him already (Lou is enough)

  • We need to trade him urgently!
    We don’t need him already (Lou is enough)

  • Man u just answered your own reply back to you, d.coward, a shell of nash, slower mwp there it is no rings with that bunch. Dantoni and Byron Scott together might be something to see!

  • Man u just answered your own reply back to you, d.coward, a shell of nash, slower mwp there it is no rings with that bunch. Dantoni and Byron Scott together might be something to see!

  • me thinks that upshaw is a really big dude with an average joe athletic ability.

  • me thinks that upshaw is a really big dude with an average joe athletic ability.

  • I would agree with you that UPSHAW is trying too hard, but that shows that he is trying. I am not sure myself if he will make the final team but we should at least send him to the D-Fenders so we can keep an eye on his development.

  • I would agree with you that UPSHAW is trying too hard, but that shows that he is trying. I am not sure myself if he will make the final team but we should at least send him to the D-Fenders so we can keep an eye on his development.

  • YES, We can trade players to make room or bring in another player, but making room is what we need. The 2 most likely players we wish to ship out would be Ryan Kelley and Robert Sacre . Followed By Nick Young and Anthony Brown Followed By Tarik Black and Jabari Brown.

  • YES, We can trade players to make room or bring in another player, but making room is what we need. The 2 most likely players we wish to ship out would be Ryan Kelley and Robert Sacre . Followed By Nick Young and Anthony Brown Followed By Tarik Black and Jabari Brown.

  • Your not wrong,

    Except his superb shot blocking ability. I do want to see more from him. I want to see more action from him. He needs to show us what he is worth.

  • Your not wrong,

    Except his superb shot blocking ability. I do want to see more from him. I want to see more action from him. He needs to show us what he is worth.

  • like our 2015-16 Identity, bread and butter, Upshaw / Kobe pick
    ‘n POP. A guaranteed cash money, on the Rook / Vet DUO, pick and roll
    !!!

  • like our 2015-16 Identity, bread and butter, Upshaw / Kobe pick
    ‘n POP. A guaranteed cash money, on the Rook / Vet DUO, pick and roll
    !!!

  • Yea, j rich got Nash ex wife pregnant I believe…now I don’t care since Nash has shown to be an a hole as well.

    Delonte was with brons mom I believe.

    Since d fish was such a class act, it’s obvious his reputation takes a hit. Not surprised though, many hate him for wanting out from teams and using his daughter as an excuse.

    One can look up to these guys for their work ethic and determination, but it’s safe to say, we shouldn’t look up to them for their personal matters. As they are people and have habits or addictions such as us. Some good, others not so much

  • Yea, j rich got Nash ex wife pregnant I believe…now I don’t care since Nash has shown to be an a hole as well.

    Delonte was with brons mom I believe.

    Since d fish was such a class act, it’s obvious his reputation takes a hit. Not surprised though, many hate him for wanting out from teams and using his daughter as an excuse.

    One can look up to these guys for their work ethic and determination, but it’s safe to say, we shouldn’t look up to them for their personal matters. As they are people and have habits or addictions such as us. Some good, others not so much

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