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With Pau & Dwight (probably) out should the Lakers play small ball or sign a veteran free agent?


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#21 Notorious Arab

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Well if nobody has signed K Mart yet, that must mean he's not productive.

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 06:30 PM

lets bring back slava.

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 08:02 PM

get drew gooden or samuel dalembert. serviceable veteran bigs that are both wasting away on the Bucks bench.

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 08:04 PM

get drew gooden or samuel dalembert. serviceable veteran bigs that are both wasting away on the Bucks bench.

we don't have anyone to trade though. doubt they want metta.

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 08:33 PM

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 11:39 PM

Do the Lakers gamble on Greg Oden?

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 11:46 PM

Is it posted somewhere im not sure...the interview Kobe gave to Dave Mcmenemin on ESPN LA about Dwight...pretty much told him to suck it up and play and we got no time. Lol DAMNNN Mamba mode activiated. Lots of back and forth going on between Kobe and Dwight in recent days

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 11:50 PM

Heard Oden is not playing this season ..

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 12:34 AM

Honestly pau out now really shouldnt change anything. Unless dwight is out for a while then we should just keep to what we were doing. Pau has had a awful year and I really doubt him being out is going to hurt us as much as everyone thinks. Pau went out of that nets game and we finished the game by scoring the last 10 points. Hopfully clark will get more touches now which he should have been getting.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 02:44 AM

I can't see sacred getting 30+ mins

I don't want to see him get 10

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 03:03 AM

I think they'll wait to see if Dwight plays tomorrow(today)

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 03:27 AM

think dwight will not play today...to weak..

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 03:56 AM

Because it all honestly depends on how long they expect Dwight out for. If we have Dwight the Lakers won't sign someone new.

If Dwight is gonna be out another week or so, they will.

Today's game is VERY important for those reasons.

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 04:13 AM

K-Mart ain't LOVED, but he is better than Sacre.

That's the point. He can defend, he can dunk. He's okay on the boards and he can even hit a mid-range jumper.


If we had K-Mart , it would be great

If KMart is all that then why isn't he playing for someone already??

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 04:31 AM

Let's face it. Hill OUT, Dwight and Pau will not be 100% for the rest of the year and an adequate Pau won't be available for at least a month and a half. Earl, Jamison and Metta are not TRUE big men at all. Mitch needs to pull the trigger on something. Either trade Duhan and someone else for someones bench big man or sign someone who is playing overseas. At this point we NEED a body and not a dead body like Sacre. Right now I'd take McRoberts for six weeks. The way it stands we are going to have Sacre playing 44 minutes per game. :no:

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 04:42 AM

Let's face it. Hill OUT, Dwight and Pau will not be 100% for the rest of the year and an adequate Pau won't be available for at least a month and a half. Earl, Jamison and Metta are not TRUE big men at all. Mitch needs to pull the trigger on something. Either trade Duhan and someone else for someones bench big man or sign someone who is playing overseas. At this point we NEED a body and not a dead body like Sacre. Right now I'd take McRoberts for six weeks. The way it stands we are going to have Sacre playing 44 minutes per game. :no:


You never watched Clark prior to him being a Laker did you? He played center for Orlando when Dwight was out and can defend the post well against other centers, ask Brook Lopez.

Clark can play from 3 to 5 and defend the 2-4 and 5 in the post.

Clark is fine ar center if we NEEDED him to play there.

Mitch isn't about to make a "trade happen" because 1, if Dwight plays tomorrow, there's no point. And 2 he isn't gonna panic. IF it looked like we'd go weeks without BOTh he may do something. But as it standsN with Dwight playing today or against Miami. Clark as a stand in against the likes of Biyombo and Garnett are fine.

If Clark can guard Lopez, Biyombo won't be an issue, Garnett is a challenge but he does it to centers all around the league, but Clark's length will bother him.

Dwight increases our advantages as we're one of the few teams to actually HAVE a true center. And Clark is 2 inches smaller than Dwight with a longer wingspan. He'll be fine at center, it's not a long term thing anyway.

And Metta having to guard Garnett or Biyombo i wouldn't be worried about either.

So its not as "panic now" as you make it seem. Neither of the next 5 teams we face are going to bother us tremendously with centers.

Why we need Dwight in the long run is because he's a real center in a league of few, and his defensive presence. If it's only Gasol gone, Clark would do just fine, he already plays better defense and hustles more.

Where the deciding factor lays is within Jamison's play and defense. If he can keep up his play we're fine, it's his defense and Clark's green'ness in rotating from time to time that's costly but even then, it's better than Gasol's.

So I can live with Pau being out 6 weeks as long as Dwight is gonna play the majority of that time.

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 04:42 AM

Because it all honestly depends on how long they expect Dwight out for. If we have Dwight the Lakers won't sign someone new.

If Dwight is gonna be out another week or so, they will.

Today's game is VERY important for those reasons.

Dwight should not rush back no matter what Kobe says. If he comes back early and hurts it worse, then what?? I felt we needed insurance on the bench as soon as Hill was out. Some 6'11" 250 lb has to be available somewhere

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 06:27 AM

Dwight should not rush back no matter what Kobe says. If he comes back early and hurts it worse, then what?? I felt we needed insurance on the bench as soon as Hill was out. Some 6'11" 250 lb has to be available somewhere


Dwight should come back and anchor the defense and nothing else. Where he hurts himself is on the offensive end when he brings the ball down to his waist and players strip him.
I'd say he should try go average 20-10-4 - i.e. 20 rebounds, 10 blocks, 4 steals. [expletive] the points - Nash and Kobe will take care of that.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 07:22 AM

Kmart and Delonte, 10 day contracts, now. All problems are solved.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 07:52 AM

just do something mitch!!!

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