Lakers vs. Boston Celtics Game Day 2019-03-09 (P. 2)

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gemfow
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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
this hasn’t been beyond puzzling and frustrating for me. How many teams hope to draft a guy who isn’t a bust? LA has drafted well and they don’t want the kids who have shown they can play but they need time. If Lebron wasn’t so hellbent on coming to LA, Magic wouldn’t even be able to say LA traded Russell in order to land Lebron. They way we treat our draft picks in LA is is borderline disgusting to me. Put these kids in positions to succeed and let them succeed for our franchise. I’m tired of hearing about Laners’ Tradition and treating young players like garbage and only worthy of being packaged for something better.


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
Let me start by making it absolutely clear that I’m by no means advocating Mark Jackson as the future HC for the lakers. But it was worth noting that during the game last night, he mentioned that Wagner was a great prospect and that if he was the coach he would have him on regular rotation next season. I understand that they were in a “win now” mode, but then you need productive players to achieve that goal. Why persist with those 1 yr rental bums who give you nothing? Sad to see good young talent rotting on the bench. But then again they did it with Randle last year as well for the 1st 40 games.

I’m sure Zubac and Mo would have been a great front court combo and made more sense over McGee/ Muscala. Muscala is not even in the same class as Mo. He can’t even get on the floor for 2 mins.

So let me recap the operational brilliance of this front office; They lose out on Lopez, who btw was willing to take a hometown discount to remain with the lakers. He eventually signed with the Bucks for $3.5m. Then with 25 games left in the season, it finally dawned on them that this is a shooters league, so they go out to acquire a Lopez “lite” (at least that’s what they thought they were getting). Therefore they dump Zubac in order to acquire Lopez lite aka Muscala who as it turns out, is not even half the player Mo is. I get a headache each time I try to rationalize this disaster.

You can see Wagner can play so, I don’t get why he’s just buried on the bench as if he isn’t just as good as McGee, Muscala or Chandler. This is why I’m fine with Luke losing his job. I think he’s been given a garbage roster with useless vets but having Wagner sit the bench when they need shooting made no sense to me


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