Discussion in 'Lakers Discussion' started by puffyusaf#2, Jul 5, 2016.
Well that sucked.
This team can feel free to silence all of us naysayers any time it wants.
We're horrible; bad roster, bad coach,etc.
Been in complete euphoria over the Dodgers game and I purposely avoided watching the game closely the second I saw Deng and Nance in the starting line up. I didn't want the great Dodger win to get soured. It was a bad omen and it turned out to be a legitimate concern.
And everytime I did bother to Watch, I saw Lonzo and Kuzma on the bench and Randle making turnover after turnover after turnover.
Lakers have a 20 game window, if they start 5 -15, Lakers may have to sell low on this team and really start letting their freakin young guys play 40 min a game. I have no damn clue why this idiot coach isn't playing his damn players!
I had an idea. If the Pelicans start bad, trade BI and Deng for Cousins. I am not a big fan of Cousins but worse case with him, you let him go or you have a solid piece when you pitch to LeBron and George. And more importantly, he can play NBA basketball.
Find a contender who needs another scorer and trade Clarkson and let Randle go after the end of the year. If you don't want to trade Clarkson after 20 games, maybe wait until before the deadline and send him somewhere then.
I honestly can take Ls as long as a team comes out and competes. We were out of this thing from the early minutes of the 2nd half. I didn't think we wouldn't come out without heart like the Suns did last night...I was wrong.
No one showed up...not a goddamn one of them!
And I'm frankly getting sick of fans mentioning how we need scoring like DLo, Swag and Lou...uh, we didn't win a goddamn thing with them either...remember?
This is why you need 2 max players next summer. We woulda had one already if not for that Pritchard idiot. And for all of you guys thinking PG doesn't want to come here....we sucked last year...we've been sucking...and he still was supposedly "hellbent" on coming here. OKC wasn't even on his list and he's just in a holding pattern for now. I have no doubt about it.
This team needs to show us that they'll come out and compete. If they can't get it done, Mag/Pelinka need to start working the phones. Cause this s*** right here, ain't entertaining and if it continues, I ain't with it.
I know there will be plenty of growing pains to come, but at least make these games competitive and fun to watch. This s*** we saw tonight, I got no patience for.
Agree. Agree. Agree. Repeat 100 times.
Ball will get destroyed by the media, but other than not shooting enough / lack of aggressiveness, I liked his game. He got in the paint, made the right passes, pushed the tempo, rebounded like our center should. Not his fault he was surrounded by guys who can't shoot. He's gotta force his will on the game.
yes it will! they're gona max lopez and kcp lol
We suuuuuck. Horrible lineups, nobody can shoot, we don’t seem to be running an actual offense, defense is always a step behind, we look like we met today for the first time. I don’t know how Ingram can still be this bad a shooter. I don’t know how Randle can still lack so much BBIQ and continue to get at least one idiotic charge per game. Mainly I don’t know how we can look so unprepared and lost as an entire team. They’re running around wild, taking bad shots, everyone is having to create their own offense, the ball is being moved around like a hot potato because no one wants to shoot, not to get a better shot, it’s ugly as hell.
What are we even doing in practice? Why is Deng starting, let alone playing? I’m baffled by so much going on. I didn’t expect Luke to turn this around immediately, but I do expect us to know the basics and not look inept, it’s worrying. No stars are joining a team that looks like this, they need to do something to turn this around quick, to at least make us appear competitive on most nights.
I almost turned off the game when I saw Deng. That would have been the right move
I believed OX mentioned it, but if they could unload Deng and BI or Randle for Cousins, that would be great. It’s nice to dream...
still think it was right decision not to tradr ingram for pg, its just magic comment on bi that was wrong and we shouldve given indy more respectable offers, im sure magic gave them something very insultimg or none at all
We've somehow regressed, both as a team and as individual players. We have no shooters, and our defense still sucks.
At this point, i'm just tired of losing. The FO needs to do whatever it takes to make us a respectable, competitive team again. I'm not even talking about championship contenders. I yearn for the Dwight Howard days where we were playing .500 basketball, made the 8th seed, and exited the playoffs after the first round. I'll take that over the crap we have now.
Lol Dung starting, he's awful, not even big 3 material at this point. BI still doing 1 on 1 instead of moving without the ball, Nance starting would work if he was surrounded by Kareem, Magic, Worthy, and Boron but with this crew with Lol Dung with him it was 3 on 5 on offense and even Brook was out of sorts.
I'm not on some sky is falling type steez but I hope Luke was paying attention. Dung should never see the floor. Never.
Well that was atrocious. Go Dodgers!!!!!
Deng, enough said right there.
Lots of blame to go around, but one thing still sticks out to me:
If you were to 100% guarantee that we are the 2018-2019 NBA Champions, I would 100% guarantee that Julius Randle is on another team.
I'm not much of a Clarkson fan either, but at least he can adequately fill a Vinnie "Microwave" Johnson type role.
I will bet every penny I have in the bank that Julius Randle will NEVER be on a championship roster, unless in an Adam Morrison type situation.
I can 100% guarantee that Ingram is never going to be on a championship roster.
I'm sick of the hate on Randle and lack of hate on Ingram. What EXACTLY has he shown that tells you he's going to be a superstar?
I don't see it and now, I'm just hoping we give more and more tick to Kuzma. I'm happy to trade Ingram right now because I see Wesley Johnson in him.
Don't get me wrong, last night Ingram showed me NOTHING to suggest that he actually put in work to get better over the summer. But I'm willing to give him the same amount of time as I gave Julius before forming a hardened opinion.
Julius Randle, as is, has almost 0 place in today's NBA. He has only 1 hand (if I have to see him post up left block, spin towards the lane and try to go left shot over the right hook (completely nullifying the advantage of spinning that way) one more time I'm going to blow my brains out), no post moves outside of bully ball, shown 0 BBIQ, cannot stretch the floor outside of Insta-Stories from practice, is either an unwilling or incapable defender. And the one bright spot in his game, the ability to board and go like Odom used to, is nullified by the fact that if he hasn't given the ball up by the 3pt line, he's just going to rush into contact and throw up a terrible, wild attempt 100% of the time.
He can be someone else's albatross contract in RFA next season as far as I'm concerned.
Pretty much agree on Randle but I don't like how Luke is sending his message. Playing Randle 18 minutes a game is unacceptable and we also cannot up his trade value (if that's the plan) with him playing less than 20mpg.
Give Randle a chance to start with Lopez and Ball...and he'll probably get those same numbers as Nance at the very least.
I don't think my liver can last another awful season.