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#661 BleedPurple&Gold

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Yall say MWP can still play defense when Miles had a career year.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Nope, you're 100%wrong - this is not on Mitch.

He got a good team together and Metta shows he can still defend, the will is lacking for some reason. And that goes for EVERYONE on the team.

This obsession with age doesn't play. Rings aren't won with kids.

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I always laugh at people that say it's on Mitch. When if Nash is healthy and we're winning games he's a "genius" I'm sure they said when he traded for Howard and Nash "By the way Mitch, Dwight isn't gonna be 100% till around Christmas time, and Nash is gonna be injured and miss 17 games in a row. Still want to do the trade" and he went "YEAH! Sure. Who cares"

That's the mentality people must have by blaming Mitch. He got Jamison and Meeks for our bench. IF Jamison ever finds himself and Meeks is on our bench scores the lights out. The problem is that Jamison has gone back to being docile and Meeks is hot and cold but seems to have found himself.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:12 PM

I still contend that Jamison is a 3 and not a 4, and I thought that when the Lakers acquired him. If you wanna see Jamison shine, he needs more responsibility.

I would start Jamison with a healthy Nash and Pau instead of Metta (and I have no problem with Metta) simply for fluid play's sake. Plus I think Metta off the bench with Hill and Meeks would be perfect.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Mitch doesn't owe us a thing. He brought two future HOF's here along with two strong additions to our bench in Meeks and Jamison. Mitch has every right to say "figure it out yourselves, I'm done making moves."

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:16 PM

I still contend that Jamison is a 3 and not a 4, and I thought that when the Lakers acquired him. If you wanna see Jamison shine, he needs more responsibility.

I would start Jamison with a healthy Nash and Pau instead of Metta (and I have no problem with Metta) simply for fluid play's sake. Plus I think Metta off the bench with Hill and Meeks would be perfect.

wouldn't mind that at all.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:18 PM

That's the kind of adjustment a coach in D'Antoni's situation should make - but it won't happen.

He's pig-headed.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:20 PM

come on man yall have to stop cutting of people I wanted to hear what kobe had to say

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:49 PM

I always laugh at people that say it's on Mitch. When if Nash is healthy and we're winning games he's a "genius" I'm sure they said when he traded for Howard and Nash "By the way Mitch, Dwight isn't gonna be 100% till around Christmas time, and Nash is gonna be injured and miss 17 games in a row. Still want to do the trade" and he went "YEAH! Sure. Who cares"

That's the mentality people must have by blaming Mitch. He got Jamison and Meeks for our bench. IF Jamison ever finds himself and Meeks is on our bench scores the lights out. The problem is that Jamison has gone back to being docile and Meeks is hot and cold but seems to have found himself.


I have yet to see someone blame mitch
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Posted December 11, 2012 - 08:03 PM

I still contend that Jamison is a 3 and not a 4, and I thought that when the Lakers acquired him. If you wanna see Jamison shine, he needs more responsibility.

I would start Jamison with a healthy Nash and Pau instead of Metta (and I have no problem with Metta) simply for fluid play's sake. Plus I think Metta off the bench with Hill and Meeks would be perfect.

Makes sense to start Jamison at the three for our offense...but against contending teams, we can't do that. Our biggest threats to a championship (Miami/LeBron, OKC/Durant, Memphis/Gay, LA/Butler, Spurs/Leonard, Knicks/Melo) would all eat him alive...not just on speed, but physically as well.

Dwight makes up for that when Jamison is at the four, but when we bring back Nash, and we have Gasol back...suddenly, we're going to need Ron at the three. We can't play teams with three of our starting five being horrible defensive players.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Makes sense to start Jamison at the three for our offense...but against contending teams, we can't do that. Our biggest threats to a championship (Miami/LeBron, OKC/Durant, Memphis/Gay, LA/Butler, Spurs/Leonard, Knicks/Melo) would all eat him alive...not just on speed, but physically as well.

Dwight makes up for that when Jamison is at the four, but when we bring back Nash, and we have Gasol back...suddenly, we're going to need Ron at the three. We can't play teams with three of our starting five being horrible defensive players.

Makes sense to start Jamison at the three for our offense...but against contending teams, we can't do that. Our biggest threats to a championship (Miami/LeBron, OKC/Durant, Memphis/Gay, LA/Butler, Spurs/Leonard, Knicks/Melo) would all eat him alive...not just on speed, but physically as well.

Dwight makes up for that when Jamison is at the four, but when we bring back Nash, and we have Gasol back...suddenly, we're going to need Ron at the three. We can't play teams with three of our starting five being horrible defensive players.


or find a SF more capable of defending. somehow
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Posted December 11, 2012 - 08:28 PM

or find a SF more capable of defending. somehow

You cannot guard players such as Rose, CP3, LeBron, Durant one on one for the whole game. They are just too talented. The best thing one can do is play to their weaknesses (eg: Force LeBron to shoot from the outside). You have to make them work for their shots, and trust in help defense.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 08:42 PM

LeBron doesn't have a weakness anymore, sadly. Even his jumpers are falling, and he's shooting 44-45% from beyond the arc, over three shots a night from there.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 09:10 PM

lol good thing (not really but works for my point) wade's body decided to crumble or that'd be a dynasty
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 01:56 AM

9-13. Time to push the panic buttom. Even Kobe is panicking right now.

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