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#61 LakerGeezer

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 10:31 AM

^Probably right.  Majesty will soon tell us how much we are gong to miss him.  He may well be right, but that's because the alternatives suck even more than the mediocre player they are replacing. It's all relative, and points to a weak roster, which leads to the FO and owner. 


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:02 AM

So what are the chances we will never see MWP in a Laker uniform again? I don't mean that in a mean spirited way, but will the FO really want to resign him?


Edited by EJ06, March 27, 2013 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Lakers confirmed that Daniel Artest link I posted in previous page...Metta needs surgery out 6weeks

 

https://twitter.com/...993555774205953

 

On @ESPNLA710 now till 3pm. Lakers announce Metta World Peace out approximately 6 weeks after surgery to repair a torn left meniscus.

 


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:23 AM

Metta World Peace will miss at least 6 weeks, will need surgery to repair torn cartilage in left knee.



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:26 AM

So what are the chances we will never see MWP in a Laker uniform again? I don't mean that in a mean spirited way, but will the FO really want to resign him?

 

He's gone. Clark will be the new SF of the future


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:32 AM

No offense to Ron but just like Pau he doesn't help much when it comes to transition defense, hes slow footed, we have more mobile players on the court right now. Sure he plays with more intensity and a defensive mind but it hasn't translated consistently on the court. Kobe at SF > Metta at SF, this allows more shooting on the floor with Blake/Nash/Meeks getting more minutes at PG/SG.  3 poitn shooting, mobility in transition defense, decision making has been one of the bigger problems on the team. I think just like when Pau was gone we we're gonna start winning games again.  Hopefully we see less of Pau on the floor hes still a problem nonetheless


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:41 AM

I think this is a pretty big blow to this team. I know some feel he is dead weight and his FG percentage is garbage but any time you lose a starter it's going to hurt.

Not like we will be playing in June anyway but this may be the straw..

And some Laker fans amaze me with their comments.. Or it could be I'm just getting old and grumpy..

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:57 AM

6 weeks.

Oh well. On to next season.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 12:11 PM

I would never wish an injury upon anyone, but this could be a good thing for the team.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 12:14 PM

I would never wish an injury upon anyone, but this could be a good thing for the team.

It can't be a good thing for this team.  MWP is far from good, but he is also far better than any alternative the Lakers can currently roll out to play at his position.



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 12:18 PM

It can't be a good thing for this team.  MWP is far from good, but he is also far better than any alternative the Lakers can currently roll out to play at his position.

Maybe others will step up, we can only hope. But I'm tired of watching MWP chuck up 3's that aren't even close most of the time.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 12:51 PM

He's gone. Clark will be the new SF of the future

 

That sounds just fine.

 

He plays decent defense.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 01:01 PM

Where's the dude who used to cheer for glock?

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 01:05 PM

^ I wish Meeks had Glock's deadly floater. It's a really effective weapon to have.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 01:17 PM

hope golden state is his last game as a laker



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 01:48 PM

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Despite MWP's FG% struggles, LAL were simply better overall when he was on floor, as #'s show. His ability to defend PF's was big.

LAL were +3.4 w/MWP in & -5.3 w/him sitting, the best of any Laker.

But he does nothing apparently ...


Hope ya'll enjoy the alternative now. Just like you were all wrong when you said Steve Blake does nothing, you'll be a lot more wrong in saying Metta did nothing. Enjoy the ride lol.

He's gone. Clark will be the new SF of the future


That means jack squat unless you have Artest or Hill at the 4 attacking from the post and fighting for rebounds.

Gasol is giving you neither.

But I guess you'll see :)

Edited by Majesty, March 27, 2013 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 02:15 PM

But he does nothing apparently ...


Hope ya'll enjoy the alternative now. Just like you were all wrong when you said Steve Blake does nothing, you'll be a lot more wrong in saying Metta did nothing. Enjoy the ride lol.


That means jack squat unless you have Artest or Hill at the 4 attacking from the post and fighting for rebounds.

Gasol is giving you neither.

But I guess you'll see :)

 

+/- isn't always the best indicator. It can be heavily biased based on when players play in the rotation.

 

Looking at the 2 similar teams to the Lakers(Utah and Dallas), mediocre role players are also their best +/- guys. Demarre Carroll, Enes Kanter, and Alec Burks are Utah's best. Dirk is 14th on the Mavs in +/-, and are led by Vince Carter, Mike James, and Jae Crowder.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 02:24 PM

Oh that was for the stat heads that love to throw stats around.

I could also have mentioned how Metta has been our best starting 4 this season and has been more effective from the post than Gasol and has a higher efficiency than him as well.

I could also go into how much easier it made Clark's job at the 3 as the floor spacer with Metta in the post fighting for rebounds and attacking from there to keep the defense honest.


With Hasol in the post we won't get any attacking or any fighting for rebounds, so Clark's advantages will be taken away in that aspect.

But ive gone on long enough about it.

Sometimes Lakers fans need to experience the alternative before they learn to stop taking players for granted like they grow on trees :)

They learned when Duhon, Morris played in place of Blake, they'll learn when Gasol plays in place of Artest. :). And I'll just sit back and wait like I did last time :)

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 02:33 PM

Oh, the alternates to Metta are bad because of this roster. But in a vacuum, MWP isn't a good player in the least. Stop using Gasol to say Metta is good. You can be better than somebody, but still not be good.


Edited by Japago, March 27, 2013 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 02:33 PM

I agree losing artest is somewhat of a blow but lets be real here: We can still absolutely make the playoffs if D'Antoni does his job and fixes the lineup to make sure Pau does not start and does not get a lot of minutes. I'd still like to salvage the season and not be the super team that couldn't make the playoffs. I mean [expletive] you guys a week and a half we were almost a lock to make it and now we're fighting for our lives. After starting out 17-25. Championship or no championship wouldnt you still like to see us make the playoffs? D'Antoni will be gone regardless. Only way he stays is if by some miracle we win the whole thing.

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