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#101 MDI

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 01:32 PM

Ireland said on 710 Lakers making calls trying to get a shooter

The only shooter out there who can play a little bit of SG/SF/PF and might be available is Linas Kleiza. He has a reasonable contract $4.6 mil this year and next year

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 01:36 PM

Ireland said on 710 Lakers making calls trying to get a shooter

The only shooter out there who can play a little bit of SG/SF/PF and might be available is Linas Kleiza. He has a reasonable contract $4.6 mil this year and next year


He's shot pretty poorly this year

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 01:55 PM

I liked Kleiza when he played for the nuggets but he's garbage now

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 01:56 PM

34% is not that bad considering he doesn't play next to anyone who commands a lot of attention on the floor he will get a lot of open shots here, id rather have him shooting 3s than Ebanks as backup to Ron

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 01:57 PM

Dropping 17 points last week vs Clippers and 20 points a few days ago vs Dallas is garbage eh

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 02:01 PM

Ireland said on 710 Lakers making calls trying to get a shooter

The only shooter out there who can play a little bit of SG/SF/PF and might be available is Linas Kleiza. He has a reasonable contract $4.6 mil this year and next year


Kyle Singler would be another cheap option.

I wish we could get Korver though

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 02:10 PM

MDI besides shooting what other intangibles does he bring for the lakers? can he be a playmaker when Nash and Kobe aren't on the floor? can he draw a lot of fouls? and can he finish at the rim?

he's shooting 34% that's bad for a player who primary job is just to shoot the ball

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 02:11 PM

Kyle Singler would be another cheap option.

I wish we could get Korver though


I like Singler even though he can be inconsistent at times but I doubt the pistons are going to part ways with him and I doubt the Lakers have him on their radar....

I like Korver too but idk if we could take another player with horrific defense

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 02:12 PM

I like Singler even though he can be inconsistent at times but I doubt the pistons are going to part ways with him and I doubt the Lakers have him on their radar....

I like Korver too but idk if we could take another player with horrific defense


Well unfortunately shooters are just that and nothing else.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 02:13 PM

i hate korver

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 02:30 PM

MDI besides shooting what other intangibles does he bring for the lakers? can he be a playmaker when Nash and Kobe aren't on the floor? can he draw a lot of fouls? and can he finish at the rim?

he's shooting 34% that's bad for a player who primary job is just to shoot the ball


If he can shoot he can have a rotation spot here. He doesn't need to be a playmaker or great defender, he was never one. All he has to do is playing 15 mins a game and space the floor, nothing more, thats what a bench player who can fit in our system can provide. If he can shoot 34% without a guy who can draw attention he can shoot much better here next to Kobe, Dwight, Nash.

Right now Ron is playing well but at the PF spot ,once Gasol and Hill are back Ron will only play the 3 spot which is fine but hes playing too many mins there. If hes having a bad game we need an alternative who can provide some relief, Kleiza is exactly that

Just ask what Peja did with the Mavs in 2011, he helped them win Game 3 and 4 vs us all he did was sit in a corner and shoot 3s coming off the bench. Didnt defend, didnt make plays, didnt do nothing else. There is a specific need for this team and Kleiza can address that

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 03:08 PM

If he can shoot he can have a rotation spot here. He doesn't need to be a playmaker or great defender, he was never one. All he has to do is playing 15 mins a game and space the floor, nothing more, thats what a bench player who can fit in our system can provide. If he can shoot 34% without a guy who can draw attention he can shoot much better here next to Kobe, Dwight, Nash.

Right now Ron is playing well but at the PF spot ,once Gasol and Hill are back Ron will only play the 3 spot which is fine but hes playing too many mins there. If hes having a bad game we need an alternative who can provide some relief, Kleiza is exactly that

Just ask what Peja did with the Mavs in 2011, he helped them win Game 3 and 4 vs us all he did was sit in a corner and shoot 3s coming off the bench. Didnt defend, didnt make plays, didnt do nothing else. There is a specific need for this team and Kleiza can address that


and besides jodie meeks how many shooters have we brought in who instantly forgot how to shoot once they put on a Lakers jersey? and 34% IS NOT GOOD enough for us to sign him I'm sorry we need a person who can change the Dynamic of the team

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Dropping 17 points last week vs Clippers and 20 points a few days ago vs Dallas is garbage eh


Pau Gasol began this season with 28 and 24 points I believe.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:28 PM

the lakers are idiots when it comes to assessing the teams needs of role players. why get another shooter for the 2nd unit,when the 2nd unit already has no player to create for shooters????
and why did we pick up jodie meeks, too,,,why pick up shooters if they arent going to play with nash and dwight. the FO needs to hire me

Kobe and Randle led Lakers lead the team to a 32-50 record. the Lakers select Myles Turner with the 5th pick.


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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:59 PM

Pau Gasol began this season with 28 and 24 points I believe.


what does that have to do with anything

If you're talking about my sig no I dont think Pau is garbage, its for superstitious purposes, only OG members of TLN know why

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:01 PM

and besides jodie meeks how many shooters have we brought in who instantly forgot how to shoot once they put on a Lakers jersey? and 34% IS NOT GOOD enough for us to sign him I'm sorry we need a person who can change the Dynamic of the team


UH its a short term contract. He expires next year, if it doesn't work out it aint hard to get rid of him. Thats the business side of things its ok you're not too bright to consider that


we need a person who can change the Dynamic of the team


And this line is just stupid :laughing:

Hes supposed to be a bench player, he addresses one need, we have 4 Hall of Famers they're supposed to be dynamic you put the guys around them who help them be dynamic not take the ball away from them and try to do too much

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:11 PM

UH its a short term contract. He expires next year, if it doesn't work out it aint hard to get rid of him. Thats the business side of things its ok you're not too bright to consider that




And this line is just stupid :laughing:

Hes supposed to be a bench player, he addresses one need, we have 4 Hall of Famers they're supposed to be dynamic you put the guys around them who help them be dynamic not take the ball away from them and try to do too much


It would be dumb to throw a player money who will probably be on the end of the bench collecting a paycheck not contributing anything to this team why are you like a shooter who only shoots 34% I have no idea he has nothing else to bring and will do nothing for this team

and bench players are supposed to be a spark off the bench either if it's on the defensive or offensive end... and right now we have no bench players who can run the offense let alone score consistently..

signing him would bring another player who can't shoot or play defense...

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:13 PM

It would be dumb to throw a player money who will probably be on the end of the bench collecting a paycheck not contributing anything to this team why are you like a shooter who only shoots 34% I have no idea he has nothing else to bring and will do nothing for this team

and bench players are supposed to be a spark off the bench either if it's on the defensive or offensive end... and right now we have no bench players who can run the offense let alone score consistently..

signing him would bring another player who can't shoot or play defense...


1st of all whats the use of a shooter when we dont have players(in that unit) to create for that shooter
2nd - klaza is not a shooter,,hes definetely more of a scorer(not a great one at all) , but the 2nd unit could use more of a scorer than a shooter. id trade for him, and sign delonte

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:20 PM

I have no idea


yup you dont

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:36 PM

If you're talking about my sig no I dont think Pau is garbage, its for superstitious purposes, only OG members of TLN know why


that's not gonna work

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