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Rumor: Mbenga and Crawford make the team


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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:38 PM

LA Times: But now it appears, based on their play in training camp, that backup center DJ Mbenga has earned a roster spot and that rookie guard Joe Crawford will get the nod over Coby Karl, who made the team last season as an undrafted rookie free agent.

YES! George's son is not making the team. :D

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Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:48 PM

Crawford :D

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Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:56 PM

Mbenga :D
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Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:58 PM

I guess that's a positive thing, but both these guys are going to be majorr bench warmers.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 12:15 AM

Those are the two that I wanted to make the team; good to see they are.


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Posted October 16, 2008 - 12:25 AM

hope we keep cj, for the defenders. he did really well.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 01:22 AM

Crawford is a position decision. The Lakers want more personnel at the 1 instead of the 2. Not the firs ttime I'd be wrong, that's for sure. Honestly though, Crawford has been underwhelming so far.

You knew Mbenga would be here.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 03:01 AM

Mbenga WILL become a decent backup in this league. He's got all the tools, he just needs Basketball experience.
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Posted October 16, 2008 - 04:05 AM

Ah, never mind.

Glad to see Mbenga back.

Edited by A.W.O.L., October 16, 2008 - 04:08 AM.


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Posted October 16, 2008 - 04:21 AM

If this is true, does that mean Josh Powell isn't making the team? It's early and I don't feel like counting roster spots right now.

And I thought Crawford was more of a 2 than a 1?

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 05:07 AM

If this is true, does that mean Josh Powell isn't making the team? It's early and I don't feel like counting roster spots right now.

And I thought Crawford was more of a 2 than a 1?


Powell has a guaranteed contract,he is on the team!

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 05:23 AM

If this is true, does that mean Josh Powell isn't making the team? It's early and I don't feel like counting roster spots right now.

And I thought Crawford was more of a 2 than a 1?


Lol yeah I asked the same thing but I counted and it was 15 w/Powell on the team.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 06:18 AM

It's good to see we got DJ MBenga back. and Coby Karl gone.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 06:18 AM

What´s your thoughts about Crawford? I haven´t been able yet to watch him, only a little bit of action in the last exhibition against the Queens.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 06:20 AM

powell not making it

hes not a guranteed contract
but mbenga is guaranteed cause he resigned

dont make sense

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 10:01 AM

So if this is true, our roster is...

Fish, Bryant, Radman, Gasol, Bynum
Farmar, Vujacic, Ariza, Odom, Mihm
Yue, Crawford, Walton, Powell, Mbenga

...Did I get anyone wrong?

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 10:07 AM

I'm glad we're keeping Powell as well. I like what I'm seeing from this guy. Haven't seen much of Crawford, but I do know what Mbenga brings so I'm glad we kept 'em.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 10:31 AM

C - Bynum / Mihm / Mbenga
PF - Gasol / Odom / Powell
SF - Radmanovic / Ariza / Walton
SG - Bryant / Vujacic / Yue
PG - Fisher / Farmar / Crawford

There ya go daco - that would be 15.

if Crawford is a 2 he's woefully under-sized. He's billed as a 1 with the semi-game of a 2.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 12:02 PM

This roster looks nice. :)

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 12:23 PM

Radman starting over Ariza? :)
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