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#1 Michaelyumm


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Posted September 28, 2008 - 01:10 AM

I'm talking the role of a post injury Ron Harper — perimeter defender, initiator and shooter.

It seems as if nobody is talking about him here, this summer. In my opinion, he was one of the brightest shining surprises last year. I think he has a great future as a starting NBA role player.

The guy is a total baller. He understands the game, moves extremely well off the ball, is very quick, makes the right decisions with the ball, has great jumping ability, and has an intensity and swagger that's contagious. The guy is a total fighter, has dealt with great adversity (cancer x2) already in his young life and come out on top.

To me, he's a point guard, a conductor, a leader and game plan executioner. Not a shooting guard, not a small forward. If I were Phil, I would have put Shaw on molding him into a point guard, already last season. He has all the right qualities for becoming the perfect triangle point guard — the size, the mentality, the defense, the handles, the quickness and athletic ability.

From what I read, he's been shooting the three every day in the gym, this summer. Hopefully, he worked out hard to add bulk and quickness, and drilled perimeter defense, as well. If he plays his cards right, he could make Farmar expendable. Farmar is a great trading asset.

For next season's rotations, if I got to decide, I'd say,

Fisher[20], Farmar[20], Karl[8] (with a carte blanche to more mpg from Fisher and Farmar if he excels)
Sasha[24], Kobe[16], Karl[8]
Kobe[24], Ariza[12], Odom[12]
Gasol[20], Odom[24], Powell[4]
Bynum[28], Gasol[16], Mihm[4]

... should be our regular modus operandum. The rest is up for grabs in training camp. Luke is injured, Radman is a space cadet / trade asset. Crawford, Yue and the gang are all unproven. Sorry, I'm derailing my own thread, already in the first post. :lol: Yeah, I want Radman traded and Luke either fully healthy or gone. In return, I want a Maxiell or David Lee type utility big and I'd happily include Farmar to get it done (assuming that I'm right about Karl's point guard talents).

Seriously, though, I think Coby Karl is the best point guard prospect we have on this team. He could defend Deron Williams, Billups, Rondo much better than Farmar ever will, he's quick and smart enough to have a good shot at slowing down or at least bothering quicker players like CP3, he can shoot the lights out, and he's a great passer with great court vision. He's the exact prototypical size for a Phil Jackson style PG.

Last season, I found myself wondering why nobody in the media talks about him as a point guard prospect. To me, it's rather obvious that he should be a point guard on this team in the future. Has anyone else thought the same thing, or am I alone on this

#2 Jonny


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Posted September 28, 2008 - 06:36 AM

You lost me with Kobe playing 40MPG, and Bynum only playing 28.

beyond that. . i really like Coby Karl, I think he's the perfect 3rd guard off the bench if either Farmar or Sasha are misfiring. but i don't see him as more than that at this point. giving him 16minutes a game is just crazy talk
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Posted September 28, 2008 - 10:34 AM

Just because Sun Yue is unproven, doesn't mean he can't play at all. How do you know Coby Karl can defend Deron Williams, Chauncy Billups, and Rajon Rondo better than Farmar when it hasn't been proven yet? :o

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Posted September 28, 2008 - 10:39 AM

I hope he doesn't make the team this season.

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Posted September 28, 2008 - 10:42 AM

I hope he doesn't make the team this season.

why not??


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Posted September 28, 2008 - 11:27 AM

yeah your minutes per person are way of. Kobe with 40 and Bynum with 28. Also the Lakers shouldnt start Sasha because they need that spark of the bench who can come in and score right away. They should start Ariza. And with Kobe playing the 3 there are more chances of him getting banged up throughout the season playing against the bigger players night in and night out.


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Posted September 28, 2008 - 01:16 PM

Let's see what he does in camp and preseason because based on last year I don't see him making the team.

#8 kobynum


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Posted November 02, 2008 - 12:40 PM

Karl t oplay more minutes than Ariza...lets see how that pans out...oh he didnt make the team
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