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Where do the Lakers go from here...?

Discussion in 'NBA Basketball Forum' started by TurnUpTheHeat, May 6, 2018.

  1. trojanfan12

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    I think he's also gambling that the Spurs will come back around to the Lakers because Boston and Philly don't seem to be willing to beat the Lakers offer.

    From what I heard this morning, the Celtics won't give up Kyrie or Tatum and the Sixers won't give up Embiid or Simmons. Neither team seems willing to give the Spurs the number of picks they want either.
     



  2. trojanfan12

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    I like each of the signings for different reasons. Ultimately though, I think Rondo and Stephenson (especially Rondo) are here to push and challenge the young 'uns.
     
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    Yeah, I thought he looked pretty good. It's summer league, but he still looked pretty good.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Philly traded for Wilson Chandler.

    :heh:
     
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    This article addresses the changes in approach the Lakers and Luke will have to tackle going forward. They didn't really address their crappy three-point shooting and with LeBron being the focal point in Kobe 2.0 ball, how is Luke going to go away from his pass and pass and run and gun offense he brought with him from GS to the new personnel. Personally I think the article is pretty close to being spot on. Methinks what I have stating all along is going to happen and losing some of the players Magic got rid for these so-called tough-minded vets will come back to haunt him and the Lakers.

    NBA free agency 2018: Lakers' plan for LeBron James, the 76ers’ summer and other questions around the league
     
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    Didn't you just spend the last couple of days saying how excited you were for the "serious assets" the team has signed and something about Magic doing exactly what he needs to do to get the best players to beat the Warriors?

    Also, Kobe 2.0 ball? Yeah. I can totally see Lebron deciding to jack up 35 shots a game while Brandon Ingram just sits in the corner wondering if Lebron even knows his name.
     
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    The article is pure speculation on what the Lakers might do. It includes nothing from anyone from the Lakers re: their plans.

    It also contradicts itself to a point. It points out the idea that the Lakers want Lebron to be more finisher than playmaker. Then tries, but never actually makes a point as to why it wouldn't work.

    It ignores the fact that both Lakers presumed point guards are pass first guys which would lend itself to Lebron being more finisher than playmaker.

    And it's not as if Lance Stephenson is going to play a major role on offense.

    Heck, as Rondo pointed out, the Lakers will have the ability to have 5 guys that can create offense for each other on the floor at once. That doesn't sound like Kobe 2.0 ball to me?
     
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    Rondo and James are excellent passers and Stephenson is not too shabby either.

    In addition, Rondo, Stephenson and McGee add some much needed toughness.
     
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    BOOM
     
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    The kids they drafted will help spread the floor. Both Wagner and Mykhailiuk have 3 pt range (and the latter looks like a potential steal in that category).
     
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    Mykhailuk can really shoot,

    But I am not sure he is an NBA player. Time will tell.
     
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    getting draft as late as he was we're talking total crapshoot...

    but, i guess you never can tell...
     
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    I think both will prove the pundits wrong and the Bonga kid we will see later as he is definitely developmental.
     
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    How many players are where they selected him?

    He won't see much playing time right away with all the vets they signed....
     
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    lol It's like watching the 3 stooges.
     
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    Well it's more casual than ESPN. But they all know their stuff about basketball, particularly O'Connor.