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#21 Japago

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 02:23 AM

I never denied that he is declining. I'm simply saying he's not an awful basketball player as you claim. He's a solid role player.


Well, the totality of his regular season and the last few seasons says other wise. Have faith if you want. But I'm not gonna trust a few weeks worth of good games over the rest of the last few years, which have been terrible. And don't bother with the injury excuse. Like I said, it's part of the equation.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 02:24 AM

Again you keep blatantly ignoring that he was out of shape the first half of the season. Of course his numbers are gonna be low. If you look at the second half of the season he was terrific. In April he averaged 14 points on 47 percent shooting. In May he averaged 11 points. Yeah he didn't shoot well, but neither did anybody on the team. I never denied that his defense has declined, but it's still very good. He's still one of the better perimeter defenders in the game and now he's in argurably the best shape he's been in since he's been a Laker. He will have a huge impact this season.


And whos fault is that? :laughing:
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Posted October 03, 2012 - 02:37 AM

Anyway, Trevor was asked a question and he answered. 2nd: I never have a problem with athletes trying to get more money, especially role players like Trevor. His comments do reek of sour grapes though.

Overall, I have no problems with him.

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#24 AnnoyingCustomer

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 06:34 AM

Shut up Ariza...

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 06:38 AM

Can't stand him


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Posted October 03, 2012 - 06:56 AM

lol You can tell he's mad. Lakers are going up and he's going..down.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Considering who basically replaced him, I can't help but remember this:



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Yeah that was great.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 08:39 AM

We would have lost to Boston in 2010 if it wasn't for Ron, simply because Ariza would not have been able to defend Pierce...so that's all there is to it. Ariza would be more productive today, but we did what we needed to do to win another championship.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 09:23 AM

metta>ariza.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 10:14 AM

After 2009 I didn't care for signing Ariza at all. I was ready to flip him for Ron whether or not Ariza asked for the MLE or 9 million. The Lakers probably would have signed Ariza for the MLE, but I'm glad his agent pulled those tactics so that we got Ron, who we needed to win in 2010.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Shut up Ariza...



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Posted October 03, 2012 - 11:23 AM

agent overlooked your value to the lakers.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 11:39 AM

I don't get it I thought the lakers can't sign him cause he wants more money now and now he's disappointed cause the lakers didn't sign him :omg:

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 11:48 AM

I will always be thankful for the role Ariza played in the 09 title. However he and his agent rolled the dice and crapped out that off season. He wanted to get the largest contract possible which is understandable but like Sessions found out this year the Lakers will pursue other options if need be. Ariza and his agent are to blame for what happened as they played the game and lost. I also believe things worked out best for the Lakers as we don't win it in 2010 without Artest. I don't think Ariza would have been strong enough
to lock Pierce down in the Finals. At the end of the day we acquired a former All Star and DPOY which are accomplishments Ariza will probably never achieve. In fact Arizas career has never progressed to the next level since he left LA. However I would definitely love to have Ariza back in PnG again if the opportunity arose.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 12:14 PM

Damn Trevor just get over it. That decision was on you and your crap agent.

David Lee is Ariza & Bynum's Agent. Coincidence?
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Posted October 03, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Ariza is and will always be.... A ROLE PLAYER

MWP is not

As others have stated..... No Ring against Boston if Ariza was there
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Posted October 03, 2012 - 04:01 PM

Ariza lost in 2008

Artest was the reason why they won game 7 in 2011

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#38 DaSmoothOperator

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 04:48 PM

lmao not again :laughing:

You and your agent made a horrible choice to play bluff with the Lakers like Ramon Sessions did and you lost badly.

Agree***** Your career is like your shoe. Should've made ir clear and signed and fired agent.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 08:21 PM

http://hoopshype.com/blogs/sierra/trevor-ariza-the-lakers-overlooked-how-i-helped-them-win-the-title


Total Bull[expletive]!

Trevor Ariza wanted to have a bigger role - being a #2 or #3 guy, which he obviously would never be in LA with Kobe, Pau, Bynum and Odom. As a consequence he decided to take an offer elsewhere. The problem was that his new team quickly realized that he wasn't a cornerstone-type player and more of a solid role-player and traded him.

Guys who played for the Lakers, with success, should really appreciate where they are and not try to get ahead of themselves. Guys like Ariza, Shannon Brown and recently Ramon Sessions are probably wishing that they had worked a little harder at staying on the roster.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 05:51 AM

When is this guy gonna stop?

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