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#21 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 01:18 PM

Minimum? Sure, but not a penny more.

Why? We don't even have a backup for Bynum right now.

Mbenga was playing well at the end of the season... he was learning from Cap and his game was developing at the end of the season.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 01:23 PM

talk about being penny wise pound foolish

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 02:01 PM

I've never been high on Mbenga at all, and I was really open about my dislike for him on the other board. We only acquired him in the first place out of desperation to try and salvage a deteriorating season after Bynum's injury. No team wanted him for over half the season until we got desperate for a big man. Yea he's put in some good minutes, but it's usually in garbage time. I assume Phil only puts him in for limited meaningful minutes (even when playing well) because he figures that he will screw up sooner or later (the law of averages).

I have faith that with training camp and pre-season under his belt, and now that he's [hopefully] healthy, Mihm will be a serviceable back-up to Bynum, with Gasol also getting some minutes at C. If we do sign him, the only PT I see him getting is in garbage time, or if Drew, Pau, or Chris is injured (and even then it'll still be sparingly).

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 02:18 PM

Minimum? Sure, but not a penny more.

Agreed.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 02:49 PM

hope it's enough.
beng is my homeboy.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 02:57 PM

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 03:38 PM

DJ can be a useful piece to this team, why not?

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 03:44 PM

sorry to break this thread but there was one before this right here and here is an update on mbenga

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here is the update on DJ Mbenga

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Tuesday updates revealed that Magloire was still waiting to hear back from the Heat after last week's workout. Wright continues to explore his options around the league. And I'm told MBenga, who worked out in Miami on Monday, has a minimum-level offer to return to the Lakers. But he hopes to get a somewhat sweeter offer from Miami and expects to hear from Riley and Co. as early as Wednesday.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 03:46 PM

That thread is in the NBA forum.

I can merge the threads if you want. <_<

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 03:47 PM

<_< :wub: if this true and goes to Miami, i got to change my favorite laker, who else is there on the Lakers team?

Edited by RoyalStella9, August 27, 2008 - 03:48 PM.


"The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
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#31 magicbalala245

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 03:49 PM

That thread is in the NBA forum.

I can merge the threads if you want. :wub:


sure man that be cool <_<
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Posted August 27, 2008 - 04:03 PM

he has alot of potential, most athletic 7 footer in the league

#33 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 04:09 PM

sure man that be cool <_<

I merge the threads, updated the title, and update the first post. :wub:

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 04:13 PM

he stays healthy all year

he's an energy player off the bench

he has size and has shown that he can bang and block shots

he has shown range and doesn't fumble the ball. When you dump the ball of to him, he at least finishes it, even in the few opportunities given to him.

and please don't say he can't guard the pick and rol...players from bynum, odom and kobe have had trouble guarding it for years now. If only Phil knew a lick about coaching defense that play wouldn't be a nightmare for us for years

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 04:16 PM

I merge the threads, updated the title, and update the first post. <_<


cool man your the man nissan
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Posted August 27, 2008 - 05:13 PM

Realistically, how much more would the Heat offer? I mean, wouldn't he want to take slightly less to play for a championship? The Heat might make the playoffs but they're far from being a title contender. With Ronny out of the picture, DJ is looking at more playing time.

Edited by nameant, August 27, 2008 - 05:14 PM.


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Posted August 27, 2008 - 05:55 PM

Realistically, how much more would the Heat offer? I mean, wouldn't he want to take slightly less to play for a championship? The Heat might make the playoffs but they're far from being a title contender. With Ronny out of the picture, DJ is looking at more playing time.

Not really. We signed Josh Powell who seems to be an improvement, skill-wise, over Turiaf. Plus we have a [hopefully] healthy Mihm returning, plus you can't forget our starting Center, Bynum. And Gasol will probably also get minutes at Center. DJ barely got minutes with Bynum and Mihm out of the picture, I don't see his minutes increasing this season. He'll get about the same IF he's lucky.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 05:56 PM

Not really. We signed Josh Powell who seems to be an improvement, skill-wise, over Turiaf. Plus we have a [hopefully] healthy Mihm returning, plus you can't forget our starting Center, Bynum. And Gasol will probably also get minutes at Center. DJ barely got minutes with Bynum and Mihm out of the picture, I don't see his minutes increasing this season. He'll get about the same IF he's lucky.


its not his fault that phil jackson is refusing to make defensive substitutions

otherwise he would've used Newble and Mbenga more

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 12:13 AM

If DJ goes Miami's way Magloire will do just as well.

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 12:14 AM

I seriously hope you don't think Newble and Mbenga were the answer to winning the ring last season.




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