Lakers Media Day & Training Camp 2018 (P. 2)

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kkennon1
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Please don't!!!!


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^^^

Yes give the young gun plenty of chances til he gets it right.


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All these workouts and training sessions look good until they hit the floor. Lol. Somehow they never miss anything while posting on social media. Lmao.


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kkennon1 wrote:
Please don't!!!!

Yup he did well on offense (5/14). Lol. I saw Luke losing his shirt already with Kuz (during a pre season game) for multiple defensive lapses. That’s the area he has to pick up the slack.


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
All these workouts and training sessions look good until they hit the floor. Lol. Somehow they never miss anything while posting on social media. Lmao.

Lol...Like Randle's jumper looked last season during the training sessions....lol.


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
Yup he did well on offense (5/14). Lol. I saw Luke losing his shirt already with Kuz (during a pre season game) for multiple defensive lapses. That’s the area he has to pick up the slack.

Personally don't think he'll last long at playing 5. Lol


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kkennon1 wrote:
Personally don't think he'll last long at playing 5. Lol

He keeps that up he'll be playing the 6...lol.


LAKERZ_DYNASTY101
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Honestly, if having more different options at the 5 spot was gonna be so necessary the front office should have kept Thomas Bryant.

He was probably a better fit for what we are trying to do (get out and push the pace) than Zu is. He was also more athletic and a better rim runner. I don’t believe that he was an amazing solution to the 5 spot by any means but I’m definitely underwhelmed 90% of the time when I watch Zu play with a complete lack of aggression on both ends.


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I’d take Kwame, DJ Mbenga, Chris Mihm all over Zu. Dude is trash


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lakers_fan_1995 wrote:
I’d take Kwame, DJ Mbenga, Chris Mihm all over Zu. Dude is trash

While I am not all that high on Zu, I’m not sure I’d go that far, In the last game, he scored 9 points on 4 of 5 shooting and grabbed 3 rebounds and 1 block in his 10 minutes of play. Those are respectable numbers if he can build on that. I’d like to see him being more agressive and grabbing more rebounds though . Especially given his size. He’s still young, in his 3rd season (with very little playing time in past seasons) and this was only the 2nd preseason game. Watching the last game, I saw flashes of promise but time will tell. I think he could have some promise if he continues to work on his game and build some strength and agility.


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Although it is early, this indecision with respect ot Kuz is a bad sign. A coach should have a good grasp of what he has. THE LAKERS HAVE NO STAR-CALIBRE CENTER. Period. Kuz can't do it and will probly get injured. Dumbest idea I ever heard.

And we don't have a #2 star to support LeBron. Ingram is not there yet, if he ever will be. So I suggest:

TRADE FOR JIMMY BUTLER. Give up Kuz (who I am beginning to lose faith in) and Hart (a bum if there ever was one) and get a TRUE BALLER.

If the Lakers stand pat, we run the risk of dissension tearing the club apart. And Luke will be the first to go.

And if LeBron loses too much, I can picture him saying "Trade Me", much like Kobe did prior to us getting Pau.

We shoulda traded for Laughing Kawhi when we had the chance. You always trade a "potential" star for a "real" star. As my landlord said, "Potential don't pay the rent."


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BaadMaster wrote:
Although it is early, this indecision with respect ot Kuz is a bad sign. A coach should have a good grasp of what he has. THE LAKERS HAVE NO STAR-CALIBRE CENTER. Period. Kuz can't do it and will probly get injured. Dumbest idea I ever heard.

And we don't have a #2 star to support LeBron. Ingram is not there yet, if he ever will be. So I suggest:

TRADE FOR JIMMY BUTLER. Give up Kuz (who I am beginning to lose faith in) and Hart (a bum if there ever was one) and get a TRUE BALLER.

If the Lakers stand pat, we run the risk of dissension tearing the club apart. And Luke will be the first to go.

And if LeBron loses too much, I can picture him saying "Trade Me", much like Kobe did prior to us getting Pau.

We shoulda traded for Laughing Kawhi when we had the chance. You always trade a "potential" star for a "real" star. As my landlord said, "Potential don't pay the rent."

Not that I'd trade for Baad, but we can't trade for him till 12/15. Trade for him now and you give up all the young players to make money match. Can't trade new vet players till 12/15.


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kkennon1 wrote:
Not that I'd trade for Baad, but we can't trade for him till 12/15. Trade for him now and you give up all the young players to make money match. Can't trade new vet players till 12/15.

Yes what he said, I am all for Butler, but we would have to give up at least 3 young guys to make money match as of right now. Not about to give up Lonzo / Ingram and Kuz for Butler, when he is a FA next summer.

Also If Minn holds onto him until the 12/15 date, then a lot more teams open up as trading partners for Butler, so the only way I see them trading Butler now, is for the deal they want, not just one they can accept.


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Ray wrote:
Yes what he said, I am all for Butler, but we would have to give up at least 3 young guys to make money match as of right now. Not about to give up Lonzo / Ingram and Kuz for Butler, when he is a FA next summer.

Also If Minn holds onto him until the 12/15 date, then a lot more teams open up as trading partners for Butler, so the only way I see them trading Butler now, is for the deal they want, not just one they can accept.

I hear you Ray, I'd just prefer a few players over him. Kawhi, Klay, AD ( would have to wait for him, but something tells me he's leaving Pels).


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kkennon1 wrote:

I hear ya Luke!!!!!....lol.


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userpete1037 wrote:
I hear ya Luke!!!!!....lol.

I love Luke’s coaching style. He seems to have a good ability to be “one of the guys” but not be a walk over at the same time. That is definitely not easily done when dealing with strong personalities.


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LAKERZ_DYNASTY101 wrote:
I love Luke’s coaching style. He seems to have a good ability to be “one of the guys” but not be a walk over at the same time. That is definitely not easily done when dealing with strong personalities.

We'll see what happens around midseason. How they deal with adversity, etc. I think they'll be ok in the long run.


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userpete1037 wrote:
We'll see what happens around midseason. How they deal with adversity, etc. I think they'll be ok in the long run.

Think Luke is here for at least this season, unless LeBron says he'll coach!!! Lol

Magic already gave Luke an out , by saying they already told Luke if season doesn't start of well it's ok, teams that LBJ goes to usually start slow.


kkennon1
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Might get a Zo sighting tomorrow night. Fingers crossed!!!


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kkennon1 wrote:
Might get a Zo sighting tomorrow night. Fingers crossed!!!

I hope so. Bring him off the bench and work him in IMO.


kkennon1
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Well maybe this explains him sucking more than usual.


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kkennon1 wrote:
Well maybe this explains him sucking more than usual.

I think with Zubac, the problem is that he lost too much weight. Now he doesn’t have the strong base he did before, he’s easily getting pushed off the block. That wasn’t happening before. It’s why he can’t finish, has trouble keeping his balance. Losing weight isn’t always the best thing, especially for someone like him whose game is more back to the basket.


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I think with Zubac, the problem is that he lost too much weight. Now he doesn’t have the strong base he did before, he’s easily getting pushed off the block. That wasn’t happening before. It’s why he can’t finish, has trouble keeping his balance. Losing weight isn’t always the best thing, especially for someone like him whose game is more back to the basket.

Although I give him a lot of crap, for the minutes he's been getting, don't think he's been as bad as we've been making him out to be. But I also never saw him as more than a role player.


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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
I think with Zubac, the problem is that he lost too much weight. Now he doesn’t have the strong base he did before, he’s easily getting pushed off the block. That wasn’t happening before. It’s why he can’t finish, has trouble keeping his balance. Losing weight isn’t always the best thing, especially for someone like him whose game is more back to the basket.

I think that's the key with Zubac is his balance.....


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kkennon1 wrote:

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Man really think he's going to bust loose this year in a big way. Can't wait.


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kkennon1 wrote:
Well maybe this explains him sucking more than usual.

He needs to buy a pogo stick from walmart.


kkennon1
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Big Baller Back !!!!


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Anyone else getting ridiculously large ads that cover content? I can't even quote people without going through the whole rigmarole of closing the ads and reporting why.


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Nope.....


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I've been watching the interaction between Luke and Rondo, looks like there hitting it off pretty good.


kkennon1
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Don't know about these, kind of got a mixed reaction.


kkennon1
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Posted this " way to early Draft " , not because of draft, but where they have Lakers picking. People expecting a lot from the King. Lol

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/279 ... redictions


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kkennon1 wrote:
Don't know about these, kind of got a mixed reaction.

They look terrible, it's like a fusion of an old school Orlando magic jersey with Raptors purple coloring. Hard pass for me, they look cheap too. It looks like a cheap knockoff from downtown.


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Tempy wrote:
Anyone else getting ridiculously large ads that cover content? I can't even quote people without going through the whole rigmarole of closing the ads and reporting why.

Yup I had reported this earlier as well. I get it on the main menu however. I keep selecting the “seen multiple times” reason, but the sucker keeps resurfacing somehow. Lol


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kkennon1 wrote:
Don't know about these, kind of got a mixed reaction.

They need to stop it with the Westbrook fashion.....that's horrrrribllleee!!!!

On second thought, they're probably influenced by LBJ. Still ugly azz hell!!!!


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They need to stop it with the Westbrook fashion.....that's horrrrribllleee!!!!

Yeah they should stick with the black Hollywood night edition. That was dope. Need some MPLS as well for this season.


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Yeah they should stick with the black Hollywood night edition. That was dope. Need some MPLS as well for this season.

Yeah LBJ doing way to much on the fashion. Pause.


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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2494 ... on-preview

According to that article

"Also: As you may recall, the Lakers used last year's City alternate uniform to introduce their own uni rubric, called the Lore Series, with a different Lakers legend being honored each season. Last year's Lore uni was for Kobe Bryant. And based on retail leaks that have been circulating, this season's will be for Magic Johnson. So far, we've only gotten a peek at the shorts, not the jersey:"

https://mobile.twitter.com/UniWatch/sta ... 3196387330

The "gold", purple and white jersey is still around.

https://www.nba.com/lakers/nike-jerseys

https://mobile.twitter.com/Lakers/statu ... 1834480640


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But Zu is still on team???


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kkennon1 wrote:
But Zu is still on team???

I preferred him to Beasley as well. Beas is done.


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^^^

You ain't lying.


kkennon1
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If he's healthy, would be nice off bench. But that's a BIG IF!!!!


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Well LBJ is definitely loving it here in LA. Lol.


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^^^

Player/Producer/Hype Man.....lol.

I'm Yelling Kiki....lmao!!!!


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userpete1037 wrote:
^^^

Player/Producer/Hype Man.....lol.

I'm Yelling Kiki....lmao!!!!

Check out this Kiki challenge User.


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
Check out this Kiki challenge User.

ROTFL!!!!!.....Aw man!!!!!.....That is too hilarious.....wow.


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kkennon1 wrote:
If he's healthy, would be nice off bench. But that's a BIG IF!!!!

Would prefer to bring back T Rob who was just cut by ATL.



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