Lakers Rumors: Jabari Brown Will Look To Play Overseas Instead Of D-League
Lakers News: L.a. Waives Jabari Brown, Keeps Metta World Peace
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The Los Angeles Lakers made their final roster cut on Monday as the team elected to keep veteran Metta World Peace on the team over second-year shooting guard Jabari Brown.

If Brown clears waivers, the Lakers would own his D-League rights allowing him to sign with the Los Angeles D-Fenders if he so chooses.

According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, however, Brown will elect to play overseas as opposed to the D-League if he isn’t claimed by an NBA team:

If no NBA team signs Brown before he clears waivers, he will look to play overseas instead of playing in the D-League, according to a league source familiar with his thinking.

The decision to go overseas makes sense for Brown as he was already the leading scorer in the D-League last year before being called up. Many players similar to Brown have had outstanding careers in Europe. Lakers fans will remember Andrew ‘Mini Mamba’ Goudelock who spent two years with the Lakers before going overseas where he would win Eurocup MVP in 2014.

Wherever Brown ends up, he will surely maintain his aggressiveness and scoring mentality that has gotten him to this point. Hopefully he winds up on an NBA roster at some point, but if it turns out not to be the case, he will be a great basketball player somewhere.

Smart move. Goudelocke is tearing it up over there while darius Morris makes nba teams, yet struggles to find playing time. Plus…the money

  • Smart move. Goudelocke is tearing it up over there while darius Morris makes nba teams, yet struggles to find playing time. Plus…the money

  • Dear Corey,
    Please post a small article on your excellent website to honor Flip Saunders. He was a good guy and we play Minnesota on Wednesday.
    Peace.

  • Dear Corey,
    Please post a brief article on your excellent website to honor Flip Saunders. He was a good guy and we play Minnesota on Wednesday.
    Peace.

  • Sorry J. BROWN you had my vote, but there had to be a reason, beyond them being stupid, taking a RENTAL player instead of a lifer, hurry back, and good LUCK. Thats not the first mistake they made.

  • Sorry J. BROWN you had my vote, but there had to be a reason, beyond them being stupid, taking a RENTAL player instead of a lifer, hurry back, and good LUCK. Thats not the first mistake they made.

  • Jabari Brown would make a fearsome Shooting Guard in Europe, the comparison with Goudelock is good, but you could mention many other former-NBA players, the hot one being Nando de Colo right now.

  • I feel bad for Jabari because in his quest to show he deserves a spot he became a ball hog and ruined the flow of the offense. He did not show that he can be a team player. He can shoot though so another team should pick him up. Best of luck.

  • Jabari Brown would make a fearsome Shooting Guard in Europe, the comparison with Goudelock is good, but you could mention many other former-NBA players, the hot one being Nando de Colo right now.

  • I feel bad for Jabari because in his quest to show he deserves a spot he became a ball hog and ruined the flow of the offense. He did not show that he can be a team player. He can shoot though so another team should pick him up. Best of luck.

  • Lakers can’t decide if they are building for the future or still looking in the rearview. Metta makes for a good mentor and helps build up the defensive intensity but he cannot hit a shot anymore. Plus he doesn’t alter the defense that much since we are second to last in that category. Byron and co make very questionable decisions.

  • Good decision for both sides. Jabari was very good. If we wouldn’t have nick young or lou williams, I would definitely love to him on roster as 1st guard off bench. Lakers need MWP and his mentoring now. Apart from being a defensive pest/beast on Randle in practice, he can mentor anthony brown and larry nance in defensive positioning and grit and smarts. those are future of Lakers. Also Jabari’s talent shouldn’t be wasted in Dleague. I am sure he has family to feed and unguaranteed money isn’t going to give him that. If things go good, may be we can have him 2-3 yrs down the line as 6th man. Hopefully Jabari wins a cup or two outside and brings more finesse and passing to his game. All the best to him.

  • Lakers can’t decide if they are building for the future or still looking in the rearview. Metta makes for a good mentor and helps build up the defensive intensity but he cannot hit a shot anymore. Plus he doesn’t alter the defense that much since we are second to last in that category. Byron and co make very questionable decisions.

  • Good decision for both sides. Jabari was very good. If we wouldn’t have nick young or lou williams, I would definitely love to him on roster as 1st guard off bench. Lakers need MWP and his mentoring now. Apart from being a defensive pest/beast on Randle in practice, he can mentor anthony brown and larry nance in defensive positioning and grit and smarts. those are future of Lakers. Also Jabari’s talent shouldn’t be wasted in Dleague. I am sure he has family to feed and unguaranteed money isn’t going to give him that. If things go good, may be we can have him 2-3 yrs down the line as 6th man. Hopefully Jabari wins a cup or two outside and brings more finesse and passing to his game. All the best to him.

  • Agreed, he lost his spot by not playing team-ball, thinking playing selfish driving and shooting would earn his spot. He’s worth more than that, we know it, but that’s where he failed the comparison with MWP, who did play completely unselfish basketball and D. Despite not being there yet physically and on his shooting touch, he brought far more stability and defensive presence to the team, not even talking about the intangibles. The choice is logical IMO.

  • Agreed, he lost his spot by not playing team-ball, thinking playing selfish driving and shooting would earn his spot. He’s worth more than that, we know it, but that’s where he failed the comparison with MWP, who did play completely unselfish basketball and D. Despite not being there yet physically and on his shooting touch, he brought far more stability and defensive presence to the team, not even talking about the intangibles. The choice is logical IMO.

  • Jabari did what shooting guards do especially when you are show casing your shooting ability.
    I’m sure he probably did what the coach wanted him to do to be able to evaluate whether or not he needed him?

    I am pretty confident he will become a star player in the NBA someday. Too bad we didn’t give him Sacre’s spot. I liked the way he looked hungry and confident. As much as or more so than perhaps any other young player on the team. Maybe the Lakers will get another chance to pick him up if the Golden State Warriors don’t pick up the local hometown product first some day.

    One thing for sure is Jabari can ball. And he will get better before he gets worse.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Jabari did what shooting guards do especially when you are show casing your shooting ability.
    I’m sure he probably did what the coach wanted him to do to be able to evaluate whether or not he needed him?

    I am pretty confident he will become a star player in the NBA someday. Too bad we didn’t give him Sacre’s spot. I liked the way he looked hungry and confident. As much as or more so than perhaps any other young player on the team. Maybe the Lakers will get another chance to pick him up if the Golden State Warriors don’t pick up the local hometown product first some day.

    One thing for sure is Jabari can ball. And he will get better before he gets worse.

    All the best to him.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Yeah let’s piss off Jordan Clarkson and drop his 22 year old Missouri teammate for an old 37 year old.

  • Yeah let’s piss off Jordan Clarkson and drop his 22 year old Missouri teammate for an old 37 year old.

  • I don’t think it’s going to have an effect on his performance, and they barely played any minutes together in the preseason.

  • I don’t think it’s going to have an effect on his performance, and they barely played any minutes together in the preseason.

  • One of “those mistakes” that will come back and bite us. We shouldn’t have let him go IMO.

  • One of “those mistakes” that will come back and bite us. We shouldn’t have let him go IMO.

  • “He became a ball hog and ruined the flow of the offense”–
    Sounds like Kobe 🙂

  • “He became a ball hog and ruined the flow of the offense”–
    Sounds like Kobe 🙂

  • In other news Russell and Scott are at an awkward place right now…

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 21m21 minutes ago

    D’Angelo has mentioned that he and Byron haven’t talked about what his role is. They have since talked?

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 5m5 minutes ago

    D’Angelo said he and Byron hasn’t talked about his role. Byron said they have since talked but said to ask D’Angelo what his role is.

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 4m4 minutes ago

    Byron will start Kobe, Clarkson, Randle and Hibbert. Point guard position is up in the air

    Sounds very reminiscent of the Jeremy Lin media back and forth.

  • In other news Russell and Scott are at an awkward place right now…

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 21m21 minutes ago

    D’Angelo has mentioned that he and Byron haven’t talked about what his role is. They have since talked?

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 5m5 minutes ago

    D’Angelo said he and Byron hasn’t talked about his role. Byron said they have since talked but said to ask D’Angelo what his role is.

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 4m4 minutes ago

    Byron will start Kobe, Clarkson, Randle and Hibbert. Point guard position is up in the air

    Sounds very reminiscent of the Jeremy Lin media back and forth.

  • Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 2m2 minutes ago
    D’Angelo said Byron told him to focus on playing hard and defending and that playmaking will come naturally

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 39m39 minutes ago
    Russell hits the game winner for the White Team

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 41m41 minutes ago
    White team: Russell, Lou, Young, Black, Kelly;
    Purple team: Clarkson, Brown, Metta, Randle and Bass

    Interesting.

  • Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 2m2 minutes ago
    D’Angelo said Byron told him to focus on playing hard and defending and that playmaking will come naturally

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 39m39 minutes ago
    Russell hits the game winner for the White Team

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 41m41 minutes ago
    White team: Russell, Lou, Young, Black, Kelly;
    Purple team: Clarkson, Brown, Metta, Randle and Bass

    Interesting.

  • Exactly ! And look where that got Kobe. Hella rich, 5 championships (would have been more with better coaching), and one of the greatest careers and legacies in NBA history.

    New flash for those who don’t know “shooting guards typically shoot the ball.” Floor generals and point guards typically pass the ball.

    Paytc

  • Exactly ! And look where that got Kobe. Hella rich, 5 championships (would have been more with better coaching), and one of the greatest careers and legacies in NBA history.

    New flash for those who don’t know “shooting guards typically shoot the ball.” Floor generals and point guards typically pass the ball.

    Paytc

  • I think we should start our second round pick and if he’s fails then bench him.

  • Russell is our franchise Point guard but Hiertas is more NBA ready at 32, compared to 19 y/o teenager D. Russell

  • I am not so sure Russell is ready to start. All players don’t mature the same. Some take longer to adjust. And you bring different players along at different paces based on circumstances and player’s ability.

    The throw the young kids all into the mix asap is not necessarily the best idea IMO. What is the rush?

    Paytc

  • I think we should start our second round pick and if he’s fails then bench him.

  • Russell is our franchise Point guard but Huertas is more NBA ready at 32, compared to 19 y/o teenager D. Russell

  • I am not so sure Russell is ready to start. All players don’t mature the same. Some take longer to adjust. And you bring different players along at different paces based on circumstances and player’s ability.

    The throw the young kids all into the mix asap is not necessarily “always” the best idea IMO. What is the rush?

    I think they better watch how fast they try to bring Randle along too. Because he seems to only go all out, which can increase his chances of another injury.

    Paytc

  • Possibly but neither showed that in what was a real game preview against the Warriors Thursday night.

  • Which troll are you back under a new name? Doesn’t matter as I will report you to be banned anyway.

  • Possibly but neither showed that in what was a real game preview against the Warriors Thursday night.

  • Which troll are you back under a new name? Doesn’t matter as I will report you to be banned anyway.

  • Slow grooming is not always the best either. If JC and Russell are to be the back court of the future, why not roll with them from the jump to build chemistry?

    Perfect example is what the Celtics are doing. Ainge made the decision to not look in the rearview mirror once Doc left. That was the right move and something we cannot seem to embrace here in Laker land. Building from the ground up is much like pumping iron in body building… at the start you’re tearing the muscles down and the burden of the extra load carried causes the muscles to gain the necessary strength for carrying that load.

  • Slow grooming is not always the best either. If JC and Russell are to be the back court of the future, why not roll with them from the jump to build chemistry?

    Perfect example is what the Celtics are doing. Ainge made the decision to not look in the rearview mirror once Doc left. That was the right move and something we cannot seem to embrace here in Laker land. Building from the ground up is much like pumping iron in body building… at the start you’re tearing the muscles down and the burden of the extra load carried causes the muscles to gain the necessary strength for carrying that extra load.

  • Starters:
    PG: Huertas
    SG: Clarkson
    SF: Kobe
    PF: Randle
    C: Hibbert/ Scarecrow/ Sacre

  • Starters/reserves:
    PG: Huertas/ Russell
    SG: Clarkson/ Lou Williams
    SF: Kobe/ swaggy p
    PF: Randle/ bass
    C: Hibbert/ Scarecrow/ Sacre

  • There’s shooting and there’s shooting. If you can have a decent % (1/3) on hard shots and climb to very high numbers when opened, you become a huge threat and if let alone you’ll get 81 points in a game. Then the opponents are forced to double-team you and even like that shots could fall. But more than that it opens the floor for your teammates, and then you become even more valuable for ball movement and non-contested high % shots on the other side.
    That’s what Kobe brings, and that’s why he’s invaluable.
    Jabari Brown is nowhere close to that, will never get double-teamed, and thus will create turnovers or defensive rebounds and fast breaks.
    I’m sorry people don’t see that and keep on hating Kobe when he brought so much to this team over 20 years. This is the value of any superstar : the threat and fear they inspire is enough to give a huge tactical edge on the offense.

  • There’s shooting and there’s shooting. If you can have a decent % (1/3) on hard shots and climb to very high numbers when opened, you become a huge threat and if let alone you’ll get 81 points in a game. Then the opponents are forced to double-team you and even like that shots could fall. But more than that it opens the floor for your teammates, and then you become even more valuable for ball movement and non-contested high % shots on the other side.
    That’s what Kobe brings, and that’s why he’s invaluable.
    Jabari Brown is nowhere close to that, will never get double-teamed, and thus will create turnovers or defensive rebounds and fast breaks.
    I’m sorry people don’t see that and keep on hating Kobe when he brought so much to this team over 20 years. This is the value of any superstar : the threat and fear they inspire is enough to give a huge tactical edge on the offense.

  • They have me lost at this point, we have KOBE who may or may not play a few game, we know he will not play in back to back games and when we go on the long games away he may sit out, when he is here we will have a different line up and when we are away we will be playing the second type game and we have a guy that is not that fast on his feet that will be getting very little minutes , and every one thinks we a playing for a play off spot good luck to us.

  • They have me lost at this point, we have KOBE who may or may not play a few game, we know he will not play in back to back games and when we go on the long games away he may sit out, when he is here we will have a different line up and when we are away we will be playing the second type game and we have a guy that is not that fast on his feet that will be getting very little minutes , and every one thinks we a playing for a play off spot good luck to us.

  • And then they keep MWP whose is basically a PF at his age when we’re loaded at that position this was a big mistake smh

  • And then they keep MWP whose is basically a PF at his age when we’re loaded at that position this was a big mistake smh

  • I feel your frustration but Jabari is not the answer to all of that either. I’m not the biggest B. Scott fan but he’s our HC and let’s see what he can do with a roster he had input on.

  • I feel your frustration but Jabari is not the answer to all of that either. I’m not the biggest B. Scott fan but he’s our HC and let’s see what he can do with a roster he had input on.

  • The way it looks we are going to be playing a 8/9 rotation, and cant count on two of them, are we here to play BB or have friends reunion.

  • The way it looks we are going to be playing a 8/9 rotation, and cant count on two of them, are we here to play BB or have friends reunion.

  • I think the LAL can find a better shooting guard projects after the roster cuts from other teams. Jabari just didn’t have the athleticism or length to be effective, and attempts to play him at point were not encouraging.

  • The problem is Russell is playing like he is 19 years old. He will most likely be slowly worked into the starting line up. I think it is obvious that Byron Scott knows he has a two fold priority. He saw how Mark Jackson help select the Warriors team and got them to a point where they were confident and playing well. Then what happened?

    Byron Scott knows he has to get the team turned around and winning games first and foremost as it should be. No player is worth slowing the whole team down while they learn how to walk.

    I think Huertas will be better in most situations but his lack of speed and athleticism will cause the Lakers to need a change of pace point guard. Russell is eventually gonna be that guy. But I think they should see if Lou Williams can share time with Russell at the point in relief of Huertas when he struggles to defend and or keep up speed wise.

    Slow grooming appears to be best in Russell case. And better for the team’s overall growth. I agree it is not always the case. But this time it is.

    Magic Johnson was a lot more ready than Russell and he had better team support. He didn’t come into a team with a whole lot of new players who had never played together.

    Once the coach can get himself and all the players on the same page I think that will help Russell slide into the driver’s seat better than taking over a team trying to find it’s identity.

    Paytc

  • I think the LAL can find a better shooting guard projects after the roster cuts from other teams. Jabari just didn’t have the athleticism or length to be effective, and attempts to play him at point were not encouraging.

  • I think the LAL can find a better shooting guard projects after the roster cuts from other teams. Jabari just didn’t have the athleticism or length to be effective, and attempts to play him at point were not encouraging.

  • The problem is Russell is playing like he is 19 years old. He will most likely be slowly worked into the starting line up. I think it is obvious that Byron Scott knows he has a two fold priority. He saw how Mark Jackson help select the Warriors team and got them to a point where they were confident and playing well. Then what happened?

    Byron Scott knows he has to get the team turned around and winning games first and foremost as it should be. No player is worth slowing the whole team down while they learn how to walk.

    I think Huertas will be better in most situations but his lack of speed and athleticism will cause the Lakers to need a change of pace point guard. Russell is eventually gonna be that guy. But I think they should see if Lou Williams can share time with Russell at the point in relief of Huertas when he struggles to defend and or keep up speed wise.

    Slow grooming appears to be best in Russell case. And better for the team’s overall growth. I agree it is not always the case. But this time it is.

    Magic Johnson was a lot more ready than Russell and he had better team support. He didn’t come into a team with a whole lot of new players who had never played together.

    Once the coach can get himself and all the players on the same page I think that will help Russell slide into the driver’s seat better than taking over a team trying to find it’s identity.

    Paytc

  • Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 14m14 minutes ago
    Byron plans to have a 9-to-10 player rotation

    I’m good with that.

  • Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 14m14 minutes ago
    Byron plans to have a 9-to-10 player rotation

    I’m good with that.

  • Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 14m14 minutes ago
    Byron plans to have a 9-to-10 player rotation

    I’m good with that.

  • We will have the same results as we did the last two year one tired out team with no knowledge of why..

  • We will have the same results as we did the last two year one tired out team with no knowledge of why..

  • Only time will tell. If so then Scott should not be returning and Jimmy Buss is one step closer to walking away.

  • Only time will tell. If so then Scott should not be returning and Jimmy Buss is one step closer to walking away.

  • he cant run 9/10 player rotation with KOBE and MWP, not know if they will play or not, we will be just like the last two years.

  • he cant run 9/10 player rotation with KOBE and MWP, not know if they will play or not, we will be just like the last two years.

  • Yeah it took him a while to get to the nba at 32. I feel like russell should start so he can gain the experience

  • Yeah it took him a while to get to the nba at 32. I feel like russell should start so he can gain the experience

  • You probably are or were a good player like I was. Typically only coaches and players who were not very good like to put hand cuffs on great players.

    And try to force that one shoe fits every player crap on everyone.

    Sure most players fall into the good, fair, or role player type of scenario.

    But some you have to just turn loose and let them dominate.

    That is why Kobe, MJ, Malone, and Kareem are all on the all time scoring list. Because they were scorers and they were very good at scoring and knew that very early on.

    Paytc

  • Huertas is more experienced but still an NBA rookie. I’m one who’s ready to see this franchise embrace the future now after having gambled and stumbled the last 5 years. The rebuild is long overdue and growing pains cannot be avoided by slow grooming. Best to go through them now.

  • You probably are or were a good player like I was. Typically only coaches and players who were not very good like to put hand cuffs on great players. Or power hungry egotistical A holes…..

    Who try to force that one shoe fits every player crap on everyone.

    Sure most players fall into the good, fair, or role player type of scenario.

    But some you have to just turn loose and let them dominate.

    That is why Kobe, MJ, Malone, and Kareem are all on the all time scoring list. Because they were scorers and they were very good at scoring and knew that very early on.

    Paytc

  • Huertas is more experienced but still an NBA rookie. I’m one who’s ready to see this franchise embrace the future now after having gambled and stumbled the last 5 years. The rebuild is long overdue and growing pains cannot be avoided by slow grooming. Best to go through them now.

  • Maybe, I just think Huertas is in prime and when he steps on the floor the team plays better. Russell will get plenty of minutes

  • Ask 18 year old Kobe if riding the pine helped his game? I’d venture to say he’d reply with a resounding NO even with the knowledge he has now.

  • True not to mention Kobe has thrown out well over 6,000 passes. More than many of the league’s top point guards both active and retired. He has made the all defensive team almost every year too.

    What doesn’t he do? He is the ultimate team player.

    Paytc

  • Maybe, I just think Huertas is in prime and when he steps on the floor the team plays better. Russell will get plenty of minutes

  • Ask 19 year old Kobe if riding the pine helped his game? I’d venture to say he’d reply with a resounding NO even with the knowledge he has now.

  • True not to mention Kobe has thrown out well over 6,000 assist. More than many of the league’s top point guards both active and retired. He has made the all defensive team almost every year too.

    What doesn’t he do? He is the ultimate team player.
    I guess that’s why he will go down in history as one of the greatest NBA players ever.

    Paytc

  • Goodluck to Jabari Brown. Now that we know our final roster as of today…

    Huertas/Russell
    Clarkson/Lou/Brown
    Kobe/Young/Metta
    Randle/Bass/Kelly/Nance
    Hibbert/Black/Sacre

    Byron wants a 9-10 man rotation. Nine is too low, that means somebody is going to be playing too many minutes. It would be 10-12 … Kelly deserves to get playing time and I’d like to see AB out there too.

  • Goodluck to Jabari Brown. Now that we know our final roster as of today…

    Huertas/Russell
    Clarkson/Lou/Brown
    Kobe/Young/Metta
    Randle/Bass/Kelly/Nance
    Hibbert/Black/Sacre

    Byron wants a 9-10 man rotation. Nine is too low, that means somebody is going to be playing too many minutes. It should be 10-11 … Kelly deserves to get playing time and I’d like to see AB out there too.

  • That’s too low…besides Kelly has earned playing time so far. Metta won’t be getting any minutes and Kobe shouldn’t play over 25min.

  • I think that in a guard dominated WC; we need guys with fresh legs to stay with these elite teams guards and with that scare of Clarkson and the shoulder-it would have put this team thin on the guard depth chart and I don’t consider Young and Kobe guards anymore. Those two guys are slow and cannot keep up on defense. I don’t consider J. Brown at good defender but we need young guards with fresh legs.

  • Right, i was a very good player but i always got distracted outside of b ball, and living in the hood of south central with my e it was always something going on, like gang banging and i paying for those mistakes now.

  • That’s too low…besides Kelly has earned playing time so far. Metta won’t be getting any minutes and Kobe shouldn’t play over 25min.

  • I think that in a guard dominated WC; we need guys with fresh legs to stay with these elite teams guards and with that scare of Clarkson and the shoulder-it would have put this team thin on the guard depth chart and I don’t consider Young and Kobe guards anymore. Those two guys are slow and cannot keep up on defense. I don’t consider J. Brown at good defender but we need young guards with fresh legs.

  • Right, i was a very good player but i always got distracted outside of b ball, and living in the hood of south central with my e it was always something going on, like gang banging and i paying for those mistakes now.

  • Yes but they knew when to quit, before the scoring % dropped below 30 % and they spent more time in rehab then on the court.

  • Too bad all Jabari Brown could do was “shoot and score”, his defense wasn’t great. If only he were younger than Nick Young, then maybe there would be a spot for him on this rebuilding Lakers team.

  • Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 32m32 minutes ago
    Byron said he and Kobe have agreed on minutes, but would not divulge the number. My guess is somewhere between 25-30 minutes.

    It’s very rare for a team to run more than a 10 man rotation. That is a big rotation and anything more does not allow for proper team chemistry to manifest. Even coach Pop does not run more than that.

  • Yes but they knew when to quit, before the scoring % dropped below 30 % and they spent more time in rehab then on the court.

  • Too bad all Jabari Brown could do was “shoot and score”, his defense wasn’t great. If only he were younger than Nick Young, then maybe there would be a spot for him on this rebuilding Lakers team.

  • Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 32m32 minutes ago
    Byron said he and Kobe have agreed on minutes, but would not divulge the number. My guess is somewhere between 25-30 minutes.

    It’s very rare for a team to run more than a 10 man rotation. That is a big rotation and anything more does not allow for proper team chemistry to manifest. Even coach Pop does not run more than that.

  • Huertas will struggle as a starter and Russell isn’t ready. I bet they play Clarkson at point and either Swaggy or A Brown.

  • Brown will find a job, I bet Cleveland would’ve loved to have him when Kyrie Irving went down

  • Huertas will struggle as a starter and Russell isn’t ready. I bet they play Clarkson at point and either Swaggy or A Brown.

  • Brown will find a job, I bet Cleveland would’ve loved to have him when Kyrie Irving went down

  • We see what he will do this year, he has to play out his contract. He played ays out his contract then he can retire. Smfh

  • We see what he will do this year, he has to play out his contract. He played ays out his contract then he can retire. Smfh

  • Pay no attention to folks who don’t appreciate 20 years of all out service. And being spoiled enough to have several of the all time greats.(Kobe being one of them)

    I don’t think Al is necessarily a Kobe hater he just is easily influenced by them.

    Paytc

  • And we did that for a friend rental player, the bad choices are stacking up real quick.

  • Pay no attention to folks who don’t appreciate 20 years of all out service. And being spoiled enough to have several of the all time greats.(Kobe being one of them)

    I don’t think Al is necessarily a Kobe hater? He just is easily influenced by them. You see the world has been trained to hate great players because only a few can become one.

    I am teaching my children and those I am surrounded with to admire, appreciate, and respect “great players.” But my kids fortunately have been blessed with a little talent. So they don’t have time or a need to join the talentless haters.

    Only those who can’t dance want to keep others from dancing.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • And we did that for a friend rental player, the bad choices are stacking up real quick.

  • Not more than a ten man rotation. Pop will sit Duncan, Manu and TP for entire games while the second unit learns.

  • Not more than a ten man rotation. Pop will sit Duncan, Manu and TP for entire games while the second unit learns.

  • Were did you come up with that he had the highest shooting % on the team, and he played both ends and was not afraid to go after the 50/50 balls. We lost a good player.

  • Were did you come up with that he had the highest shooting % on the team, and he played both ends and was not afraid to go after the 50/50 balls. We lost a good player.

  • I agree with everything you said BUT…
    1. We have a bunch of young guys that need pt
    2. It’s the beginning of the season…nobody is going to play only 9 -10 guys this early in the season.
    3. Kobe won’t play b2b games. Somebody like Metta(old & won’t play a bunch of min), Brown (wet behind the ears), are the only two options I see coming off the bench when Kobe is out. It would be stupid to just throw them out there. Like you said..chemistry is important.

  • I know the struggle all to well. Fortunately it sounds like you have still managed to defy many odds if you are free and able to intelligently post meaningful comments. I for one enjoy much of what you have to say.

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  • I agree with everything you said BUT…
    1. We have a bunch of young guys that need pt
    2. It’s the beginning of the season…nobody is going to play only 9 -10 guys this early in the season.
    3. Kobe won’t play b2b games. Somebody like Metta(old & won’t play a bunch of min), Brown (wet behind the ears), are the only two options I see coming off the bench when Kobe is out. It would be stupid to just throw them out there. Like you said..chemistry is important.

  • I know the struggle all to well. Fortunately it sounds like you have still managed to defy many odds if you are free and able to intelligently post meaningful comments. I for one enjoy much of what you have to say.

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  • He can’t play the 3. That’s the exact reason why he sucked last year. He’s strictly a stretch 4 that can drive to the basket

  • He can’t play the 3. That’s the exact reason why he sucked last year. He’s strictly a stretch 4 that can drive to the basket

  • Idk… Chandler is true sf. He can handle the ball, guard guys on the perimeter and can get his own shot. Kelly is a true tweener and is very unorthodox. They both can space the floor though.

  • Idk… Chandler is true sf. He can handle the ball, guard guys on the perimeter and can get his own shot. Kelly is a true tweener and is very unorthodox. They both can space the floor though.

  • I completely disagree with number 2. Most teams run minimum 9 man rotations to start the season as they are still in discovery mode with new additions, be it rookies or veteran free agents. Most teams shorten rotations as the season wears on but not too much given the rigors of an 82 game schedule. In the playoffs is where you’ll see 7-8 man rotations.

    I agree with number 1 and 3 as those are givens that support 9-10 man rotations.

  • I completely disagree with number 2. Most teams run minimum 9 man rotations to start the season as they are still in discovery mode with new additions, be it rookies or veteran free agents. Most teams shorten rotations as the season wears on but not too much given the rigors of an 82 game schedule. In the playoffs is where you’ll see 7-8 man rotations.

    I agree with number 1 and 3 as those are givens that support 9-10 man rotations.

  • If your a fan I would have thought that you would have known Huertas was under contract for many a year, this is the first time he had a chance to come to the NBA, and he gave up a lot of money to come and play with the LAKERS

  • If your a fan I would have thought that you would have known Huertas was under contract for many a year, this is the first time he had a chance to come to the NBA, and he gave up a lot of money to come and play with the LAKERS

  • Quite possibly but don’t discount the ticket sales factor. The FO has and must make it a point to sell DeAngelo. Benching your #2 overall draft pick is not a good look.

  • Quite possibly but don’t discount the ticket sales factor. The FO has and must make it a point to sell DeAngelo. Benching your #2 overall draft pick is not a good look.

  • You know folks that are indifferent with you look to jump on any little thing. LOL

  • You know folks that are indifferent with you look to jump on any little thing. LOL

  • Kobe will do his thang again as he has continued to do despite haters and those they influence to hate like them. If the team is good enough to go to the playoffs Kobe will continue to play through pain and injuries. I f not he will take more time off as he should do to prolong his career. He’s rich and far from a dummy !

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  • Kobe will do his thang again as he has continued to do despite haters and those they influence to hate like them. If the team is good enough to go to the playoffs Kobe will continue to play through pain and injuries. If not he will take more time off as he should do to prolong his career. He’s rich and far from a dummy !

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  • Wouldn’t it be better for his confidence to bring him up slow and start him when he’s ready as opposed to starting him from the get go and benching him if hes not cutting it?

  • Wouldn’t it be better for his confidence to bring him up slow and start him when he’s ready as opposed to starting him from the get go and benching him if hes not cutting it?

  • I hear you, I actually like him too, but once LAL got Lou I thought the writing was on the wall. At this point they will be looking for a project and I think there are guards that are more athletic and longer that they could hope to develop.

  • I hear you, I actually like him too, but once LAL got Lou I thought the writing was on the wall. At this point they will be looking for a project and I think there are guards that are more athletic and longer that they could hope to develop.

  • I hear you, I actually like him too, but once LAL got Lou I thought the writing was on the wall. At this point they will be looking for a project and I think there are guards that are more athletic and longer that they could hope to develop.

  • Again, ask Kobe if slow grooming helped him? Growing pains will happen regardless. We saw that with Kobe as he still went through them after two years of riding the pine.

  • If like the last two years every 20 games he change players and started all over again, and if he does that this year he should be fired on the spot, he is the KING of mass confusion, and he blames every thing on the players even the bad calls he makes.

  • Again, ask Kobe if slow grooming helped him? Growing pains will happen regardless. We saw that with Kobe as he still went through them after two years of riding the pine.

  • If like the last two years every 20 games he change players and started all over again, and if he does that this year he should be fired on the spot, he is the KING of mass confusion, and he blames every thing on the players even the bad calls he makes.

  • Not mad at Brown, but his skillset is just too common in the NBA — should be able to get 7 figures overseas, so more power to him.

  • Not mad at Brown, but his skillset is just too common in the NBA — should be able to get 7 figures overseas, so more power to him.

  • Different player, time, and circumstances. Did Kobe start his first season? And look how he ended up !

    There are several of you who want to just lose just to have the youngsters play by any means necessary. But fortunately Byron Scott is forced to do the right thing. Which is what is in the best interest of the team’s success this year. Byron may not be around to see what many of the fools think will happen in 5 years.

    They think all teams will suck and only the Lakers young core players will be good in the future. They will be wrong again !

    I, Byron, Mitch, and Kobe say win now and win later don’t rely on being lucky enough to just put it all off till later,

    Go Lakers !

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  • Yet having to earn the starting position does seem to help develop a bit of attitude. Clarkson looks super hungry and perhaps having to earn his stripes helped develop that.

  • Different player, time, and circumstances. Did Kobe start his first season? And look how he ended up !

    There are several of you who want to just lose just to have the youngsters play by any means necessary. But fortunately Byron Scott is forced to do the right thing. Which is what is in the best interest of the team’s success this year. Byron may not be around to see what many of the fools think will happen in 5 years.

    They think all teams will suck and only the Lakers young core players will be good in the future. They will be wrong again !

    I, Byron, Mitch, and Kobe say win now and win later don’t rely on being lucky enough to just put it all off till later,

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

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  • Yet having to earn the starting position does seem to help develop a bit of attitude. Clarkson looks super hungry and perhaps having to earn his stripes helped develop that.

  • Yet having to earn the starting position does seem to help develop a bit of attitude. Clarkson looks super hungry and perhaps having to earn his stripes helped develop that.

  • You cant call it rebuild when you have 35 and 37 year olds on the team and most likely will not play many minutes or days, this will be the start of every thing next year with a new coach and players under 30, ready to go.

  • Kobe started in his second season when Eddy Jones went down with an injury and Kobe never looked back, why is it a big deal if Russell doesn’t start right away? He’s obviously not ready.

  • You cant call it rebuild when you have 35 and 37 year olds on the team and most likely will not play many minutes or days, this will be the start of every thing next year with a new coach and players under 30, ready to go.

  • Kobe started in his second season when Eddy Jones went down with an injury and Kobe never looked back, why is it a big deal if Russell doesn’t start right away? He’s obviously not ready.

  • Have we ever played only 9 guys the past few seasons? No. It shouldn’t be any different now. We’re not like most teams. We don’t have any expectations right now. Nance and Kelly have earned pt and Brown should come off the bench when Kobe doesn’t play. He’s gonna need the experience and chemistry with teammates. I see where you’re coming from but they should play most of their guys early on.

  • Have we ever played only 9 guys the past few seasons? No. It shouldn’t be any different now. We’re not like most teams. We don’t have any expectations right now. Nance and Kelly have earned pt and Brown should come off the bench when Kobe doesn’t play. He’s gonna need the experience and chemistry with teammates. I see where you’re coming from but they should play most of their guys early on.

  • Since Byron was handed a mess worse than Bush left Obama last season with little to no talent. I gave Byron a pass for last year. Byron didn’t pick those players last season. He did have some input this season. So I will judge how he coaches “this season”.

    And we know how it goes. If the team wins’ it is because of the players (mainly the young ones). If the team loses it is because of Kobe and Byron Scott.

    I think Kobe and Byron are up for the challenge.

    Go Kobe ! Go Byron ! Go Lakers !

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  • Since Byron was handed a mess worse than Bush left Obama last season with little to no talent. I gave Byron a pass for last year. Byron didn’t pick those players last season. He did have some input this season. So I will judge how he coaches “this season”.

    And we know how it goes. If the team wins’ it is because of the players (mainly the young ones). If the team loses it is because of Kobe and Byron Scott.

    There will be some ups and downs with so many players who have never played together.

    But I think Kobe and Byron are up for the challenge.

    Oh and do me a favor…… don’t jump on the bandwagon later like you were supportive through thick and thin. Not you or any of your pessimistic followers.

    Go Kobe ! Go Byron ! Go Lakers !

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  • Just because you start from the jump does not mean you’re not earning your stripes. There are more top 5 picks that started right away than there are those who were slow groomed. Tony Parker was thrown into the fire right away and struggled mightily. Pop rode his butt and he didn’t wilt under scrutiny. TP stayed hungry also.

    Better to find out if your high investment can take the heat early rather than delaying it.

  • Just because you start from the jump does not mean you’re not earning your stripes. There are more top 5 picks that started right away than there are those who were slow groomed. Tony Parker was thrown into the fire right away and struggled mightily. Pop rode his butt and he didn’t wilt under scrutiny. TP stayed hungry also.

    Better to find out if your high investment can take the heat early rather than delaying it.

  • And you see what OBUMMER has done since , we are next to being over run and bankrupt. good comparison . thank you.

  • And you see what OBUMMER has done since , we are next to being over run and bankrupt. good comparison . thank you.

  • I didn’t say I was for or against Obama. I am not into politics because its all the same party in disguise anyway.

    I was just bringing up a fact that the house was in ruins. Like the situation Byron inherited.

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  • I didn’t say I was for or against Obama. I am not into politics because its all the same party in disguise anyway.

    I was just bringing up a fact that the house was in ruins. Like the situation Byron inherited.

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  • Iv’e already said enough. You can call it what you want to and have the last word Jim Rome.

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  • My observation of J.Brown…..He’s has a Shoot 1st Mentality…..Passing and Court awareness is not one of his Strong Points…..He a scorer but not a consistent scorer…..Defensively he’s not that good…..So IMO MWP is needed more…We have Scorers on this team…..Good Luck Jabari.

  • Iv’e already said enough. You can call it what you want to and have the last word Jim Rome.

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  • My observation of J.Brown…..He’s has a Shoot 1st Mentality…..Passing and Court awareness is not one of his Strong Points…..He a scorer but not a consistent scorer…..Defensively he’s not that good…..So IMO MWP is needed more…We have Scorers on this team…..Good Luck Jabari.

  • Then that is what you should have said, you most of been thinking that way, politics does not go here.

  • Then that is what you should have said, you most of been thinking that way, politics does not go here.

  • First thing; Kobe didn’t become a full-time starter till his third season. Del Harris was an old school HC who was resistant to a high school jump rookie making the NBA jump. He also favored Jones over Kobe. It was part of the reason he was let go. Get your facts straight please. And Kobe had a young all-star SG in front of him in Jones. Huertas is a rookie also. Scott clearly want JC to play SG, therefore the readiness factor does not apply as we have no proven PG to start in front of Russell.

  • First thing; Kobe didn’t become a full-time starter till his third season. Matter of fact, Kobe only started one game his second season. Del Harris was an old school HC who was resistant to a high school player making the NBA jump. He also favored Jones over Kobe. It was part of the reason he was let go. Get your facts straight please. And Kobe had a young all-star SG in front of him in Jones. Huertas is a rookie also. Scott clearly wants JC to play SG, therefore the readiness factor does not apply as we have no proven PG to start in front of Russell.

  • First thing; Kobe didn’t become a full-time starter till his third season. Matter of fact, Kobe only started one game his second season. Del Harris was an old school HC who was resistant to a high school player making the NBA jump. He also favored Jones over Kobe. It was part of the reason he was let go. Get your facts straight please. And Kobe had a young all-star SG in front of him in Jones. Huertas is a rookie also. Scott clearly wants JC to play SG, therefore the readiness factor does not apply as we have no proven PG to start in front of Russell.

  • This should be 3 strikes and he is out, he has had his chance, just watch how he screws it up, he has already started.

  • This should be 3 strikes and he is out, he has had his chance, just watch how he screws it up, he has already started.

  • This should be 3 strikes and he is out, he has had his chance, just watch how he screws it up, he has already started.

  • Jim Rome that has to be a laugher, please is that the beat you can do, you were the big BB STAR , You can do better then that.

  • Jim Rome that has to be a laugher, please is that the best you can do, you were the big BB STAR , You can do better then that.

  • No team will have all youth. That’s not being realistic man. The 94 Late Show was a younger overall team than this but still had 30 something’s in Sadale Threat, Kurt Rambis and Sam Bowie. Threat and Bowie played significant minutes but were not starters.

  • No team will have all youth. That’s not being realistic man. The 94 Late Show was a younger overall team than this but still had 30 something’s in Sadale Threat, Kurt Rambis and Sam Bowie. Threat and Bowie played significant minutes but were not starters.

  • Like they say throw them in the water and see if they can swim., that’s tough LOVE.

  • Like they say throw them in the water and see if they can swim., that’s tough LOVE.

  • “There are several of you who want to just lose just to have the youngsters play by any means necessary.”

    That’s where you’re being very judgemental and absolutely incorrect !! We all wanna see this Lakers team turn the corner, at least I know I do.

    Why and who are these commenters that are fools? For all we know this young group could find itself thriving like a very young OKC in 2009 or the Late Show in 94. The one thing that’s clear is that the future is now and it absolutely make no sense to delay that.

  • “There are several of you who want to just lose just to have the youngsters play by any means necessary.”

    That’s where you’re being very judgemental and absolutely incorrect !! We all wanna see this Lakers team turn the corner, at least I know I do.

    Why and who are these commenters that are fools? For all we know this young group could find itself thriving like a very young OKC in 2009 or the Late Show in 94. The one thing that’s clear is that the future is now and it absolutely make no sense to delay that.

  • Kobe need to think and to do this too for the team… i love the unselfishness of the Spurs players and as a team. no “EGO”

    Days before the Spurs start their quest for championship No. 6, the 33-year-old Parker acknowledged his role is finally changing. No longer will he be relied to do so much on offense, instead passing that torch to Leonard and Aldridge.

    “I understand my role is going to change,” said Parker. “I don’t need to score as much and I have to get LaMarcus and Kawhi (going). I know my role is changing, but I love it. The way that (Tim Duncan) changed towards Manu (Ginobili), and Manu changed towards me, it’s the same thing with me now.”

    Parker echoed the words of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who mentioned to theExpress-News how the Spurs “equal opportunity offense” will now shift towards Aldridge and Leonard. Popovich was quick to point out that Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker won’t be forgotten, but things will change.

    Let Parker tell it, he’s fine with taking a backseat.

    “The last four or five years it was my job to be aggressive and score, but this year is totally different,” said Parker. “I have to be the engine in another way.”

    Parker has led the Spurs in scoring four of the last five seasons, before Leonard took over last season averaging 16.5 points (Parker averaged 14.4).

    Asked his feelings when the offense was transitioning to Ginobili and Parker, Duncan admitted the competitor in him resisted, and still does a bit, but added his unselfishness took over.

    “As an individual you got to try not to fight it,” said Duncan, who is entering his 19th season. “We’re all competitors and we all want to do what we’ve always done. You have to understand what’s best for the team and I think we’re all here for that. It’s just about accepting that and finding your niche in your new role.”

  • Kobe need to think and to do this too for the team… i love the unselfishness of the Spurs players and as a team. no “EGO”

    From NBA Blog.
    Days before the Spurs start their quest for championship No. 6, the 33-year-old Parker acknowledged his role is finally changing. No longer will he be relied to do so much on offense, instead passing that torch to Leonard and Aldridge.

    “I understand my role is going to change,” said Parker. “I don’t need to score as much and I have to get LaMarcus and Kawhi (going). I know my role is changing, but I love it. The way that (Tim Duncan) changed towards Manu (Ginobili), and Manu changed towards me, it’s the same thing with me now.”

    Parker echoed the words of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who mentioned to theExpress-News how the Spurs “equal opportunity offense” will now shift towards Aldridge and Leonard. Popovich was quick to point out that Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker won’t be forgotten, but things will change.

    Let Parker tell it, he’s fine with taking a backseat.

    “The last four or five years it was my job to be aggressive and score, but this year is totally different,” said Parker. “I have to be the engine in another way.”

    Parker has led the Spurs in scoring four of the last five seasons, before Leonard took over last season averaging 16.5 points (Parker averaged 14.4).

    Asked his feelings when the offense was transitioning to Ginobili and Parker, Duncan admitted the competitor in him resisted, and still does a bit, but added his unselfishness took over.

    “As an individual you got to try not to fight it,” said Duncan, who is entering his 19th season. “We’re all competitors and we all want to do what we’ve always done. You have to understand what’s best for the team and I think we’re all here for that. It’s just about accepting that and finding your niche in your new role.”

  • Wish Jabari well. For all the “we should’ve kept Jabari!” people, his skill set is the most common thing you can find in the basketball world today; Shooter/scorer who can’t play point full time.

    Just recently these were guys who the Lakers looked at that fit this description:

    Marshon Brooks
    Shannon Brown
    Andrew Goudelock
    Sasha Vujacic
    Xavier Henry
    Smush Parker
    Darius Johnson-Odom
    Michael Frazier
    Kent Bazemore
    Vander Blue

    Point being that Jabari Brown’s skill set is easily replaceable at the moment. Metta’s knowledge, leadership, experience is not easily duplicated

  • I AGREE, lets get it started while I am still young enough to see a shot at the championship, the way we have been going I wont make it, lets get er done.

  • Wish Jabari well. For all the “we should’ve kept Jabari!” people, his skill set is the most common thing you can find in the basketball world today; Shooter/scorer who can’t play point full time.

    Just recently these were guys who the Lakers looked at that fit this description:

    Marshon Brooks
    Shannon Brown
    Andrew Goudelock
    Sasha Vujacic
    Xavier Henry
    Smush Parker
    Darius Johnson-Odom
    Michael Frazier
    Kent Bazemore
    Vander Blue

    Point being that Jabari Brown’s skill set is easily replaceable at the moment. Metta’s knowledge, leadership, experience is not easily duplicated

  • I AGREE, lets get it started while I am still young enough to see a shot at the championship, the way we have been going I wont make it, lets get er done.

  • Well thank you for a nice day today i have enjoyed this very much, catch ya at half time.

  • Well thank you for a nice day today i have enjoyed this very much, catch ya at half time.

  • You’re only allowed to dress 13 players for an NBA game. Of those 13 there will always be at least 2-3; DNP-coaches decision. Again, a ten man rotation is very big. Scott didn’t run more than that last season. Neither did D’Antoni. What Scott can’t afford to do is roll with that every 20 games switching starters. If we are to improve he must identify his base core and roll with that, less injury sets in. It sounds cold but someone will always warm the bench.

  • You’re only allowed to dress 13 players for an NBA game. Of those 13 there will always be at least 2-3; DNP-coaches decision. Again, a ten man rotation is very big. Scott didn’t run more than that last season. Neither did D’Antoni. What Scott can’t afford to do is roll with that every 20 games switching starters. If we are to improve he must identify his base core and roll with that, less injury sets in. It sounds cold but someone will always warm the bench.

  • In all fairness to Kobe and our Lakers, we have not had the kind of FO and coaching continuity to build that kind of organizational consistency. Nor have we ever. Not even under Dr. Buss and West. No team has in the NBA since the 60’s Celtics. What the Spurs have is rare and not a model to be easily duplicated.

    Kobe is not Duncan either. I’d love for Kobe to be that graceful alpha who’s willing to pass the torch like that but that ship sailed years ago and again, it was never the make up of our team dynamic the way Phil ran things.

    You see how Dirk Nowitizki and Cuban have failed in trying to duplicate the Spurs model? It’s just not that simple.

  • In all fairness to Kobe and our Lakers, we have not had the kind of FO and coaching continuity to build that kind of organizational consistency. Nor have we ever. Not even under Dr. Buss and West. No team has in the NBA since the 60’s Celtics. What the Spurs have is rare and not a model to be easily duplicated.

    Kobe is not Duncan either. I’d love for Kobe to be that graceful alpha who’s willing to pass the torch like that but that ship sailed years ago and again, it was never the make up of our team dynamic the way Phil ran things.

    You see how Dirk Nowitizki and Cuban have failed in trying to duplicate the Spurs model? It’s just not that simple.

  • If you truly want to turn the corner you better believe it won’t be done with some rookies and a second year player leading the way.

    They will need help and have some growing pains along the way and even then there are no guarantees.

    And at the same time the young players may struggle too. I seriously doubt this young group will be as good as Durant, Harden, Shot blocka, Westbrook and company. Even if they were able to be even close to as good as OKC answer one important question for me…..

    Just how many championships did OKC even with Harden win? And how many after Harden left? And how many will they win should Durant decide to leave? That is most likely the same number the Lakers young core group of players will win if they are even lucky enough to be anywhere near as good as OKC.

    The future is now is what makes no sense because actually you can’t skip over the “present” to get to the future which has less guarantees than the present anyway.

    If you and a few others want to ring in the future so much why don’t you all come back in a few years and you’ll get your future. Just don’t blame me if the future looks like the future the 49ers (once champions), the Raiders (once winningest team in all of sports), the Bulls decades without Jordan still waiting etc….. They did n’t have a clue it would turn out as bad.

    I say cheer for the present first and then cheer later also for the future. But don’t ruin the present for a fantasy future dream that may turn out to be a nightmare. Because there are no guarantees.

    Go Lakers !

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  • If you truly want to turn the corner you better believe it won’t be done with some rookies and a second year player leading the way.

    They will need help and have some growing pains along the way and even then there are no guarantees.

    I seriously doubt this young group will be as good as Durant, Harden, Shot blocka, Westbrook and company. Even if they were able to be even close to as good as OKC answer one important question for me…..

    Just how many championships did OKC even with Harden win? And how many after Harden left? And how many will they win should Durant decide to leave? That is most likely the same number the Lakers young core group of players will win if they are even lucky enough to be anywhere near as good as OKC.

    The future is now is what makes no sense because actually you can’t skip over the “present” to get to the future which has less guarantees than the present anyway.

    If you and a few others want to ring in the future so much why don’t you all come back in a few years and you’ll get your future. Just don’t blame me if the future looks like the future of the 49ers (once champions), the Raiders (once winningest team in all of sports), the Bulls decades without Jordan still waiting etc….. They did n’t have a clue it would turn out as bad.

    I say cheer for the present first and then cheer later also for the future. But don’t ruin the present for a fantasy future dream that may turn out to be a nightmare. Because there are no guarantees.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Just read a L.A Time article about B.Scott starting line up being JC, KOBE, BROWN, JR & HIBB.. And playing Russ off the bench with Lou and Young… Im for one, happy Kobe stays at SG..starting a rookie like Brown against all these Elites SF is going to be bad, but its a legitimate line up far as positioning.. I dont mind it wish metta or young play that sf spot but Brown is going to learn fast lol

  • Just read a L.A Time article about B.Scott starting line up being JC, KOBE, BROWN, JR & HIBB.. And playing Russ off the bench with Lou and Young… Im for one, happy Kobe stays at SG..starting a rookie like Brown against all these Elites SF is going to be bad, but its a legitimate line up far as positioning.. I dont mind it wish metta or young play that sf spot but Brown is going to learn fast lol

  • I’d rather see Russell starting at SG and play the point part time to help him ease into the point if that is the role he will eventually settle into.

    Russell can be a good scorer right now.

  • I’d rather see Russell starting at SG and play the point part time to help him ease into the point if that is the role he will eventually settle into.

    Russell can be a good scorer right now.

  • reading between the lines — would that mean Kobe can’t play the #3?

    and what about Huertas?

  • “If you truly want to turn the corner you better believe it won’t be done with some rookies and a second year player leading the way.”

    Tell that to Nick Van Exel, Eddie Jones and Anthony Peeler.

    The future is now and was heavily invested into presently. The Future is all over Lakers marketing, right now. Almost every (lotto team)starts their future right away in hopes of quick development given the present status. Again, growing pains are not avoided by slow grooming. All that does is delay them.

  • Hearing Russell may not start on the opener. No surprise as he hasn’t proved he can start or lived up to the hype of the #2 pick in the draft yet.

  • “If you truly want to turn the corner you better believe it won’t be done with some rookies and a second year player leading the way.”

    Tell that to Nick Van Exel, Eddie Jones and Anthony Peeler.

    The future is now and was heavily invested into presently. The Future is all over Lakers marketing, right now. Almost every (lotto team)starts their future right away in hopes of quick development given the present team status. Again, growing pains are not avoided by slow grooming. All that does is delay them.

  • Hearing Russell may not start on the opener. No surprise as he hasn’t proved he can start or lived up to the hype of the #2 pick in the draft yet.

  • So you agree with a 9-10 man rotation but you want the young guys to play? Sooo… how will Brown get minutes with this 10 man rotation?

  • Sooo… how will Brown and Nance get minutes with this 10 man rotation? I thought our future was
    Russell/???
    Clarkson/Lou
    Brown/Young
    Randle/Nance
    Hibbert?/Black?/Upshaw?

    I mean…how will we know they can contribute and be apart of the Lakers future if they ride the bench?

  • kobe can play pg sg and sf. so Byron probably just speculating without knowing for sure himself.

  • kobe can play pg sg and sf. so Byron probably just speculating without knowing for sure himself.

  • If Brown starts at the 3, it will be for defense, which suggests that Kobe is outmatched at that position and, therefore, “can’t” play it.

  • If Brown starts at the 3, it will be for defense, which suggests that Kobe is outmatched at that position and, therefore, “can’t” play it.

  • Kobe would be more outmatched playing the sg position. He can’t keep up with guards on defense

  • Lakers have been doing a lot of switching 1-4 on defense this preseason. Doesn’t really matter

  • @Bully – I guess it would be easier to “hide” him at the #2? I don’t know…

  • Kobe would be more outmatched playing the sg position. He can’t keep up with guards on defense

  • Lakers have been doing a lot of switching 1-4 on defense this preseason. Doesn’t really matter

  • Starters:

    PG Russell
    SG JC
    SF Kobe
    PF Randle
    C Hibbert

    Second Unit:

    PG Huertas
    SG Williams
    SF Young
    PF Bass
    C Black

    The second unit is not a lock and their may be times Kelly, Brown or Nance may get PT, depending on the match ups of the team we’re playing. Kelly is the main cog I see that may get PT as a stretch 4 or 5. Again, Scott must identify a base core this season or we will be relegated to what we saw last season due to not being able to generate chemistry via inconsistent rotations. Russell Randle and Clarkson are the main young bucks that must be developed at all costs. Brown and Nance are very promising young players that may see time as assignee’s in the D-league.

  • Starters:

    PG Russell
    SG JC
    SF Kobe
    PF Randle
    C Hibbert

    Second Unit:

    PG Huertas
    SG Williams
    SF Young
    PF Bass
    C Black

    The second unit is not a lock and their may be times Kelly, Brown or Nance may get PT, depending on the match ups of the team we’re playing. Kelly is the main cog I see that may get PT as a stretch 4 or 5. Again, Scott must identify a base core this season or we will be relegated to what we saw last season due to not being able to generate chemistry via inconsistent rotations. Russell Randle and Clarkson are the main young bucks that must be developed at all costs. Brown and Nance are very promising young players that may see time as assignee’s in the D-league.

  • The way we play that defense sucks ..i think thats the most important thing lakets need to worry about DEFENSE

  • The way we play that defense sucks ..i think thats the most important thing lakets need to worry about DEFENSE

  • They should focus more on defense and hope it leads to better defense. We’ve been saying DEFENSE for the past 3 years. Scott can’t coach defense

  • They should focus more on defense and hope it leads to better defense. We’ve been saying DEFENSE for the past 3 years. Scott can’t coach defense

  • I think Nance should start the season with the d-fenders…let him work on that jumper a little more.

  • I think Nance should start the season with the d-fenders…let him work on that jumper a little more.

  • Huertas/Russell PG
    Clarkson/Lou SG
    Kobe/Young/Metta/ A. Brown SF
    Randle/Bass/Nance/Kelley PF
    Hibbert/Black/Sacre Center

    We are way too redundant at now SF and PF; at PF we know the FO was experimenting with Bass at C and that means Black was expendable until it looked so bad in the last preseason game-so they decided to keep Black and Metta thinking releasing J. Brown is ok due to Kobe,Young, and A. Brown can fill in at some SG. This is not the best scenario as the 3 of the 4 guys at SF are slow footed in their old age and the 4th guy is only a rookie who still haven’t found his rythm at either end of the court. It really shows our weaknesses there.

  • Huertas/Russell PG
    Clarkson/Lou SG
    Kobe/Young/Metta/ A. Brown SF
    Randle/Bass/Nance/Kelley PF
    Hibbert/Black/Sacre Center

    We are way too redundant at now SF and PF; at PF we know the FO was experimenting with Bass at C and that means Black was expendable until it looked so bad in the last preseason game-so they decided to keep Black and Metta thinking releasing J. Brown is ok due to Kobe,Young, and A. Brown can fill in at some SG. This is not the best scenario as the 3 of the 4 guys at SF are slow footed in their old age and the 4th guy is only a rookie who still haven’t found his rythm at either end of the court. It really shows our weaknesses there.

  • Anthony Brown is the third SF behind Kobe/Young and will probably start when Kobe sits out games

  • Yeah, that’s the idea — let him play big minutes every day and then call him up for spot duty.

    Maybe even regular rotation by end of season? Depending on what happens with Kelly

  • Anthony Brown is the third SF behind Kobe/Young and will probably start when Kobe sits out games

  • Yeah, that’s the idea — let him play big minutes every day and then call him up for spot duty.

    Maybe even regular rotation by end of season? Depending on what happens with Kelly

  • well if he’s on the inactive list, it makes sense to send him down to develop

  • well if he’s on the inactive list, it makes sense to send him down to develop

  • going by la times.

    clark, russ, huertas at pg
    kobe, lou at sg
    brown, young, meta at sf
    randle, bass, kelly, nance at pf
    hibbert, black, bass at c

    that would mean sg would be the waeakest postion depth wise but could be considered our most talented

  • Ha! Ha! Yeah, that was unfair to Bass to run him at C — if we’re going undersized, would much rather see Black.

  • going by la times.

    clark, russ, huertas at pg
    kobe, lou at sg
    brown, young, meta at sf
    randle, bass, kelly, nance at pf
    hibbert, black, bass at c

    that would mean sg would be the waeakest postion depth wise but could be considered our most talented

  • Ha! Ha! Yeah, that was unfair to Bass to run him at C — if we’re going undersized, would much rather see Black.

  • This lineup is for next year…assuming Kobe retires. Which is why I say we should play our young guys for some games. There will be times that Randle, Clarkson, and Russell will struggle…that’s when you have to look further down the bench. Which is why I think 11 is a safe number. Brown and Nance need experience playing in the NBA not the D-league. They’re just as important as our Future Big 3. I do belive they’ll get alot of pt later on in the season…I’m still optimistic about the season though.

  • Sacre is the third center and is the only other center that can match up with other centers in the west

  • This lineup is for next year…assuming Kobe retires. Which is why I say we should play our young guys for some games. There will be times that Randle, Clarkson, and Russell will struggle…that’s when you have to look further down the bench. Which is why I think 11 is a safe number. Brown and Nance need experience playing in the NBA not the D-league. They’re just as important as our Future Big 3. I do belive they’ll get alot of pt later on in the season…I’m still optimistic about the season though.

  • Sacre is the third center and is the only other center that can match up with other centers in the west

  • depends. if scott makes bass the second string center that push’s sacre to the 4th option. and imo nance is a better center option then sacre too

  • depends. if scott makes bass the second string center that push’s sacre to the 4th option. and imo nance is a better center option then sacre too

  • in thouse games u activate sacre but hes not needed normally there are only like 5 teams who he should be active vs.

  • in thouse games u activate sacre but hes not needed normally there are only like 5 teams who he should be active vs.

  • well it’s not like Nance will be getting minutes either. Byron will likely have a 9-10 men rotation

  • well it’s not like Nance will be getting minutes either. Byron will likely have a 9-10 men rotation

  • true but i want the young players to have a chance to play every night. imo mwp and scare are only needed for about 5-10 teams. if your playing vs those teams u activate them if not they should be unactive

  • true but i want the young players to have a chance to play every night. imo mwp and scare are only needed for about 5-10 teams. if your playing vs those teams u activate them if not they should be unactive

  • Jabari is way more productive than Metta at this point. The Lakers have to let go of the past, and focus on building up a new team. When given the opportunity Jabari has stepped up during the season. They just gave away another great prospect. Surrounding Kobe around a roster of great young players was the way better move.

  • Jabari is way more productive than Metta at this point. The Lakers have to let go of the past, and focus on building up a new team. When given the opportunity Jabari has stepped up during the season. They just gave away another great prospect. Surrounding Kobe around a roster of great young players was the way better move.

  • It’s not solid, but in my opinion the young guys did play better when they had MWP on the court with them. Plus the practice time with him and mentoring… I think MWP will help the growth of the team more than hinder it.

  • It’s not solid, but in my opinion the young guys did play better when they had MWP on the court with them. Plus the practice time with him and mentoring… I think MWP will help the growth of the team more than hinder it.

  • Thanks man, im not perfect i still make some mistakes but i have a better outlook on things now. I feel that if heallty the lakers can do better than expected, maybe get 7 or 8 seed

  • Thanks man, im not perfect i still make some mistakes but i have a better outlook on things now. I feel that if heallty the lakers can do better than expected, maybe get 7 or 8 seed

  • I agree with you on so many things… so few people understand that they are watching a living legend.. probably the last of his kind.

    Being a fan means celebrating with the team when they win, and grinding through together when they lose. Too many fairweather fans that just blame and complain…

  • I agree with you on so many things… so few people understand that they are watching a living legend.. probably the last of his kind.

    Being a fan means celebrating with the team when they win, and grinding through together when they lose. Too many fairweather fans that just blame and complain…

  • Perhaps that came out wrong. I mean it won’t be done by rookies and a second year players alone. The rookies need the vets and the vets need the youth.

    I will support the team if they throw all 5 rookies on the court or 5 veterans. I think the best teams are a good mix of young and experienced. Good, great , and role players.

    And sometimes its good to throw young players in the fire( depending on the player and the circumstances) and sometimes it is not.

    Go Lakers !

  • Perhaps that came out wrong. I mean it won’t be done by rookies and a second year players alone. The rookies need the vets and the vets need the youth.

    I will support the team if they throw all 5 rookies on the court or 5 veterans. I think the best teams are a good mix of young and experienced. Good, great , and role players.

    And sometimes its good to throw young players in the fire( depending on the player and the circumstances) and sometimes it is not.

    Go Lakers !

  • Sam thanks for your comment. I commend you for having the courage to share a truthful opinion. I agree with all that you said. What probably amazes me most is so call Laker fans that want Kobe to step a side as if Kobe has not been giving it his all for 20 years. Rolling through the good and not so good times with good and poor supporting cast.

    How can you truly call yourself a fan and not appreciate one of the team and leagues best players ever? It’s amazing that some think once Kobe’s era is gone there is a guaranteed new Laker dynasty on the horizon. I truly hope so but it’s a question mark.We know what Kobe with help can do because it has been proven.

    We have no Idea what our future players will be able to accomplish. We don’t ever know if they will remain healthy enough to even have a 8 to 10 year career. We absolutely hope they do.

    But I don’t think we should push our best player (which Kobe will once again prove by his play that he is) a side just to groom for the future. He should work with them and lead by example so they can learn through demonstration not conversation.

    How about win now and pass that winning culture on to the future since they have no idea what winning a play off game is like let a lone a championship.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Sam thanks for your comment. I commend you for having the courage to share a truthful opinion. I agree with all that you said. What probably amazes me most is so call Laker fans that want Kobe to step a side as if Kobe has not been giving it his all for 20 years. Rolling through the good and not so good times with good and poor supporting cast.

    How can you truly call yourself a fan and not appreciate one of the team and leagues best players ever? It’s amazing that some think once Kobe’s era is gone there is a guaranteed new Laker dynasty on the horizon. I truly hope so but it’s a question mark.We know what Kobe with help can do because it has been proven.

    We have no Idea what our future players will be able to accomplish. We don’t ever know if they will remain healthy enough to even have a 8 to 10 year career. We absolutely hope they do.

    But I don’t think we should push our best player (which Kobe will once again prove by his play that he is) a side just to groom for the future. He should work with them and lead by example so they can learn through demonstration not conversation.

    How about win now and pass that winning culture on to the future since they have no idea what winning a play off game is like let a lone a championship.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I share a bit of your struggles and am far from perfect also. It will be an up hill battle with so many players who have never played together and a new coach getting all on the same page.

    And they will have to do that while struggling to keep the young players focused and away from the media distractions and Laker haters.

    I think that was a big reason why Metta was brought back to the team.
    He and Kobe understand how divisive the media can be. Especially in a big media market like Ny and L.A.

    MWP already made a remark or two that let me know he will be a solidifying presence in the locker room. And he will help the young players handle the pressure. He will help show them how to go from worst to first if it is any way possible.

    And how to not get too high on the victories or too low on the loses.

    I agree if they stay healthy they have a shot at the playoffs and more.

    One game and one step at a time. First up Timberwolves.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I share a bit of your struggles and am far from perfect also. It will be an up hill battle with so many players who have never played together and a new coach getting all on the same page.

    And they will have to do that while struggling to keep the young players focused and away from the media distractions and Laker haters.

    I think that was a big reason why Metta was brought back to the team.
    He and Kobe understand how divisive the media can be. Especially in a big media market like Ny and L.A.

    MWP already made a remark or two that let me know he will be a solidifying presence in the locker room. And he will help the young players handle the pressure. He will help show them how to go from worst to first if it is any way possible.

    And how to not get too high on the victories or too low on the loses.

    I agree if they stay healthy they have a shot at the playoffs and more.

    One game and one step at a time. First up Timberwolves.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Actually I think he meant it in a positive way. And that Kobe is a scorer one of the best ever. Not a ball hog. At least that is how I took it to mean. You provide whatever your team needs to succeed.

    Paytc

  • Actually I think he meant it in a positive way. And that Kobe is a scorer one of the best ever. Not a ball hog. At least that is how I took it to mean. You provide whatever your team needs to succeed.

    Paytc

  • I due time Daryl Peek. In due time. This team has to first get on the same page with so many players who have yet to play together and some have never play 1 NBA game. So you will eventually get your young players all out there. But they won’t rush to fail because that won’t help their confidence or their growth.

    Paytc

  • In due time Daryl Peek. In due time. This team has to first get on the same page with so many players who have yet to play together. And some have never played 1 NBA game. So you will eventually get your young players all out there. But they won’t rush to fail because that won’t help their confidence or their growth.

    Paytc

  • Lisa the Lakers situation is far different than most teams because only a few are rebuilding with the expectations and chance of making it to the playoffs. Most don’t have both a new coach and so many new players who have never played together before.

    We will have to just trust that Byron and his players will get on the same page sooner than later. And whatever rotations and lineups he uses to reach that level of team chemistry we just have to be patient and accept. Of course you can’t keep everyone quite. Some people just have to be right. So they will be chirpping like birds who know it all through all of the ups and downs and growing pains.

    It’s always much easier to be a side line coach than the one who is responsible for actually do it. This is really Byron’s first season since he inherited last season’s team and it was not as talented or built for what he envisioned. I support the coach, and each player on the team.

    I can personally live with whatever the coach decides to do because I know he won’t be trying to tank. And that is a good thing.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Lisa the Lakers situation is far different than most teams because only a few are rebuilding with the expectations and chance of making it to the playoffs. Most don’t have both a new coach and so many new players who have never played together before.

    We will have to just trust that Byron and his players will get on the same page sooner than later. And whatever rotations and lineups he uses to reach that level of team chemistry we just have to be patient and accept. Of course you can’t keep everyone quite. Some people just have to be right. So they will be chirpping like birds who know it all through all of the ups and downs and growing pains.

    It’s always much easier to be a side line coach than the one who is responsible for actually do it. This is really Byron’s first season since he inherited last season’s team and it was not as talented or built for what he envisioned. I support the coach, and each player on the team.

    I can personally live with whatever the coach decides to do because I know he won’t be trying to tank. And that is a good thing.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • He could do this at practice as an assistant coach, if the object was for him to help develop Randle, he definitely could of done this at practice without taking up a roster spot.

  • He could do this at practice as an assistant coach, if the object was for him to help develop Randle, he definitely could of done this at practice without taking up a roster spot.

  • The second unit looked very good with Huertas on the floor. He’s probably the best pure PG on the team. I’d be shocked if he was relegated to 3rd string (and no minutes).

  • The second unit looked very good with Huertas on the floor. He’s probably the best pure PG on the team. I’d be shocked if he was relegated to 3rd string (and no minutes).

  • A lot of those guys toolset are totally different than Jabari. You need a new list.

  • A lot of those guys toolset are totally different than Jabari. You need a new list.

  • if I’m the Lakers I would go:
    Russell
    Lou
    Kobe
    Randle
    Hibbert

    Bench
    huertas
    clarkson
    young
    Kelly/Nance
    Black

    hate that lineup of Lou and young just chucking up shots

  • if I’m the Lakers I would go:
    Russell
    Lou
    Kobe
    Randle
    Hibbert

    Bench
    huertas
    clarkson
    young
    Kelly/Nance
    Black

    hate that lineup of Lou and young just chucking up shots

  • The SAS consistency is hard to duplicate but the LAL have run almost every system under the sun in the last 5 years.
    Phil – triangle
    MDA – space and pace
    Brown – Princeton
    Byron – ?

    Way too much turnover. Players fitting in one, left when they didn’t fit in another.

  • The SAS consistency is hard to duplicate but the LAL have run almost every system under the sun in the last 5 years.
    Phil – triangle
    MDA – space and pace
    Brown – Princeton
    Byron – ?

    Way too much turnover. Players fitting in one, left when they didn’t fit in another.

  • MWP is not much of a defender anymore. His role on the team is strictly as a mentor, and will doubtfully ever see much playing time unless major injuries occur.

  • MWP is not much of a defender anymore. His role on the team is strictly as a mentor, and will doubtfully ever see much playing time unless major injuries occur.

  • I guess LA times is reporting (haven’t seen it myself) that Huertas isn’t starting. He’s going to be 3rd PG behind Clarkson and Russell.

  • I guess LA times is reporting (haven’t seen it myself) that Huertas isn’t starting. He’s going to be 3rd PG behind Clarkson and Russell.

  • Clarkson on the bench? and no Bass? Lou STARTING?

    I think you just hurt my brain.

  • Clarkson on the bench? and no Bass? Lou STARTING?

    I think you just hurt my brain.

  • All the best jabari brown, i hope you end up in an NBA team this season for you to show your talent……….

  • All the best jabari brown, i hope you end up in an NBA team this season for you to show your talent……….

  • This is further proof that Lakers management and Byron Scott decision making is in complete disarray! Brown is young — 22 years old with plenty of upside, Metta on the other hand is old and on the backend of his career. I’d be surprise if he’s NOT pickup by another NBA team.

  • This is further proof that Lakers management and Byron Scott decision making is in complete disarray! Brown is young — 22 years old with plenty of upside, Metta on the other hand is old and on the backend of his career. I’d be surprise if he’s NOT pickup by another NBA team.

  • All these guys were non point guard guards. All were/are as serviceable as Jabari. The point is that you could find a guy at the position pretty easily so people don’t need to cry over him getting cut.

  • All these guys were non point guard guards. All were/are as serviceable as Jabari. The point is that you could find a guy at the position pretty easily so people don’t need to cry over him getting cut.

  • Oh, I saw skill set and foolishly thought you meant what they could do on a basketball court. Yeah, I agree with you. There’s better talent than Jabari being waived. In the end he was too small and unathletic. He could ball though, and I wish him success.

  • Oh, I saw skill set and foolishly thought you meant what they could do on a basketball court. Yeah, I agree with you. There’s better talent than Jabari being waived. In the end he was too small and unathletic. He could ball though, and I wish him success.

  • Yes it is, so I agree with you 🙂 Sorry, I read too quickly and thought you were making a diff point.

  • Yes it is, so I agree with you 🙂 Sorry, I read too quickly and thought you were making a diff point.

  • Mike Bresnahan ‏@Mike_Bresnahan 5h5 hours ago
    Lakers’ inactive list for Wednesday’s opener, as per NBA release: Larry Nance, Jr and Metta World Peace

    As I kinda expected Metta and Nance are inactive. Of course that can change between now and up to 60 min till game time.

  • Mike Bresnahan ‏@Mike_Bresnahan 5h5 hours ago
    Lakers’ inactive list for Wednesday’s opener, as per NBA release: Larry Nance, Jr and Metta World Peace

    As I kinda expected Metta and Nance are inactive. Of course that can change between now and up to 60 min till game time.

  • Sign metta as a coach,it’s not like we’re championship contenders so why would you sacrifice your chance to have a good scorer off the bench in near future (for when nick/lou are gone) in name of ”experience”

  • Sign metta as a coach,it’s not like we’re championship contenders so why would you sacrifice your chance to have a good scorer off the bench in near future (for when nick/lou are gone) in name of ”experience”

  • J. BROWN had no problem last year playing team ball, but here he was showing his shooting ability, and did not have many minutes to show that BS knew what he could do from last year, you must of not watched last year or you would not be so negative, not knowing what you are talking about , but a good try.

  • J. BROWN had no problem last year playing team ball, but here he was showing his shooting ability, and did not have many minutes to show that BS knew what he could do from last year, you must of not watched last year or you would not be so negative, not knowing what you are talking about , but a good try.

  • Better coaching then PHIL JACKSON- GIVE ME SOME ONE WHO HAS MORE RINGS AND WINNING GAMES- better coaching ha ha .

  • Better coaching then PHIL JACKSON- GIVE ME SOME ONE WHO HAS MORE RINGS AND WINNING GAMES- better coaching ha ha .

  • You keep saying how RICH KOBE is does that bother you, or are you following money instead of PLAYER.

  • You keep saying how RICH KOBE is does that bother you, or are you following money instead of PLAYER.

  • You are doing with your children like your trying to do here, and that is to be just like you with your thoughts, but like most people see through that and understand you are not a fan, but a person who said how good you were when you were playing , now that was in high school was it not and a dreamer the rest of your life, you were never good at what you did so you grab onto KOBES shorts and going along for the ride of your life dreaming of what you would have wanted to be, its to late get over your self and don’t ever USE MY NAME in the crap that you post , YOUR A DREAMER, NOT A FAN.

  • You are doing with your children like your trying to do here, and that is to be just like you with your thoughts, but like most people see through that and understand you are not a fan, but a person who said how good you were when you were playing , now that was in high school was it not and a dreamer the rest of your life, you were never good at what you did so you grab onto KOBES shorts and going along for the ride of your life dreaming of what you would have wanted to be, its to late get over your self and don’t ever USE MY NAME in the crap that you post , YOUR A DREAMER, NOT A FAN.

  • Now you trying to change SAMS mind to fit what you want, we are not your children if you have any, every little thing you post is in your own little world..

  • Now you trying to change SAMS mind to fit what you want, we are not your children if you have any, every little thing you post is in your own little world..

  • Stop trolling after my nut sacks and stay out of my conversations unless directed to you. Why do you find it necessary to try and be little me? You and I are done conversating Pal.

    So put two eggs in your shoes and beat it !

    Paytc

  • Stop trolling after my nut sacks and stay out of my conversations unless directed to you. Why do you find it necessary to try and be little me? You and I are done conversating Pal.

    So put two eggs in your shoes and beat it troll !

    I guess someone has hacked your name or your drunk early in the morning.

    Paytc

  • We are done conversation Pal. And you should not be drinking so early in the morning.

    You crossed the line with the personal attacks and insults. You and I no longer need to discuss anything Good bye !

    Put a few eggs in your shoes and beat it.

    Paytc

  • We are done with our conversations Pal. And you should not be drinking so early in the morning.

    You crossed the line with the personal attacks and insults. You and I no longer need to discuss anything Good bye !

    Put a few eggs in your shoes and beat it.

    Paytc

  • You always have an excuse for your ignorance, but your stupidly show your true color, tell your children all about it.

  • You always have an excuse for your ignorance, but your stupidly show your true color, tell your children all about it. For a family man with children you don’t work very much because your on LAKERS NATION trying to brain wash these young people with your none found knowledge.

  • agreed. Sacre backed up Hill last year. AGaisnt the Wolves 1 game he got outplayed by their backup Justin Hamilton. Ham got 4 reb in 9 minutes while Sacre got 2 in 16. That futility was againt a scrub. Just think of what the wolves backup Dieng (former starter) now can do against Sacre.

  • agreed. Sacre backed up Hill last year. AGaisnt the Wolves 1 game he got outplayed by their backup Justin Hamilton. Ham got 4 reb in 9 minutes while Sacre got 2 in 16. That futility was againt a scrub. Just think of what the wolves backup Dieng (former starter) now can do against Sacre.

  • I mean as a fan, I’m on the same page with you. I’d rather have MWP on the sidelines as an assistant coach and have Brown on our roster (at least as a tradeable asset) but I’m just commenting that MWP does provide some value in enhancing other players while he IS on the court even if he’s not exactly amazing himself.

  • I mean as a fan, I’m on the same page with you. I’d rather have MWP on the sidelines as an assistant coach and have Brown on our roster (at least as a tradeable asset) but I’m just commenting that MWP does provide some value in enhancing other players while he IS on the court even if he’s not exactly amazing himself.

  • Thanks but I did watch those games. And he played much better in them than in the preseason. Sure he did not exactly look like a facilitator and he did not dictate any tempo, rather he let the players movement on the floor allow him to find a shooting spot or a lane to drive in and score or get fouled.
    The only difference with the pre-season is that his shots were falling and his decisions were much better.
    But he’s not setting the plays, he never really has, and now his eagerness to shoot (the things that were supposedly already proven) has gotten him into very poor decision making. Regularly. And he did not show any expansion in his game as a PG.
    I’d let you consult the quotes from Scott and Russell about role expectations. Scott said to Russell that he basically doesn’t care about seeing what he already knows about Russell, that he can facilitate, and shoot, and such. He told him he wanted him to show that he could bring the little other things on the table, like rebounding, defending like a watchdog, moving the hands in D like Metta would.
    Or what Scott said to Young this summer about him being useless and out of the roster if he couldn’t be anything else than a scorer.
    Well, Jabari Brown did not show anything more than what he could already do.
    When Metta showed that despite being old and rusty he could still move his hands and have an honest D, he tried to be more of a spotted 3 and his body can still play a bit of one on one. And he dedicated himself to the youngsters this summer without anybody asking anything of him, and got to improve Randle tremendously.
    I stand by what I wrote, I didn’t pop it from nowhere.
    Although I perfectly understand your way of thinking and your logic, but I personnally don’t see it that way.

  • Thanks but I did watch those games. And he played much better in them than in the preseason. Sure he did not exactly look like a facilitator and he did not dictate any tempo, rather he let the players movement on the floor allow him to find a shooting spot or a lane to drive in and score or get fouled.
    The only difference with the pre-season is that his shots were falling and his decisions were much better.
    But he’s not setting the plays, he never really has, and now his eagerness to shoot (the things that were supposedly already proven) has gotten him into very poor decision making. Regularly. And he did not show any expansion in his game as a PG.
    I’d let you consult the quotes from Scott and Russell about role expectations. Scott said to Russell that he basically doesn’t care about seeing what he already knows about Russell, that he can facilitate, and shoot, and such. He told him he wanted him to show that he could bring the little other things on the table, like rebounding, defending like a watchdog, moving the hands in D like Metta would.
    Or what Scott said to Young this summer about him being useless and out of the roster if he couldn’t be anything else than a scorer.
    Well, Jabari Brown did not show anything more than what he could already do.
    When Metta showed that despite being old and rusty he could still move his hands and have an honest D, he tried to be more of a spotted 3 and his body can still play a bit of one on one. And he dedicated himself to the youngsters this summer without anybody asking anything of him, and got to improve Randle tremendously.
    I stand by what I wrote, I didn’t pop it from nowhere.
    Although I perfectly understand your way of thinking and your logic, but I personnally don’t see it that way.

  • Hate that the Lakers cut young talent for an aging vet on his way out…..shouldn’t that b the opposite?

  • Hate that the Lakers cut young talent for an aging vet on his way out…..shouldn’t that b the opposite?

  • Would have kept Jabari Brown and get Metta for some form of developing coach for the young kids. This way we didn’t lose one of them. I guess there’s a purpose for him to be with the team and at the same time mentoring as a player. Teaching the kids hands on tricks while on the court. Few things one will not learn just by watching films.

  • Would have kept Jabari Brown and get Metta for some form of developing coach for the young kids. This way we didn’t lose one of them. I guess there’s a purpose for him to be with the team and at the same time mentoring as a player. Teaching the kids hands on tricks while on the court. Few things one will not learn just by watching films.

  • Lakers were stupid, they should have kept Jabari and MWP, and gotten rid of Sacre. SACRE is a big cheerleader, he doesn’t fight for rebounds, he cant block shots, he does nothing. JABARI will give us good minutes off the bence and score about 8points a game. Jabari will be a star in this league watch

  • Lakers were stupid, they should have kept Jabari and MWP, and gotten rid of Sacre. SACRE is a big cheerleader, he doesn’t fight for rebounds, he cant block shots, he does nothing. JABARI will give us good minutes off the bence and score about 8points a game. Jabari will be a star in this league watch

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