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#21 lakerfan0307

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 09:01 PM

You know this season is depressing when we would rather have Steve Blake playing over Steve Nash. Sigh.



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 09:03 PM

My question is...


Where did he say that he was starting Nash over Blake?

What did he say that would make anyone think that he's starting Nash and Meeks in the next game over Blake and Nash?  


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:24 AM

"Lakers Best With D'Antoni Away From Bench"



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:36 AM

^this

 

 

It's pretty obvious Nash is hurting the team right now, he's barely moving and has taken the ball out of the hand of the guy whose been key to us making the playoffs. I have no problem trusting Nash over Blake but if hes not right it makes no sense to take away from whats been working

 u sure its not just a coincidence when NAsh comes back they lose & look lost on offense


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Blake is hot, bring Nash off the bench since he's hobbled. Thing is, Blake isn't hot anymore & Nash is still hurt. 


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 02:06 PM

Would still rather start Nash over Meeks.  Not over Blake, but definitely over Meeks.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 05:28 PM

You know this season is depressing when we would rather have Steve Blake playing over Steve Nash. Sigh.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:02 PM

My question is...


Where did he say that he was starting Nash over Blake?

What did he say that would make anyone think that he's starting Nash and Meeks in the next game over Blake and Nash?  

That's not the focus, at least from my end (won't speak for anyone else).

 

Blake should be the starting point guard.  He's not fit to play the two.  He's much more productive at the point (offensively), and back on defense, more responsibility goes to Dwight and Gasol to contest his man at the rim.

 

While two-guards probably struggle more against Blake, because of the Howard factor, it opens up the paint for easier buckets, or it spreads the floor for threes.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Blake's defensive numbers actually BETTER at the two-guard position, but not because of him...more due to the extra attention our bigs have to give in that direction, because he's too small to defend a lot of twos.

 

Blake has to be a PG, and starting Nash at the point, playing Blake at the two, is a mistake right now.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Lakers are best without their glorified cheerleader walking up and down the sideline.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:49 PM

That 2 pg lineup did not work at all for us in game 1. While I agree that this team is better with Nash on the floor, the last couple of regular season games Blake proved himself up to the challenge of picking up the slack in Kobe's offensive absence. 

 

I'm not saying Blake's going to disappear, and I'm not saying he's going to go supernova in the playoffs, but I don't think the Steves should be sharing the floor right now...granted all we have is a 1 game sample size. Let's see if, and how, D'Antoni adjusts. In other words:

 

Blake has to be a PG, and starting Nash at the point, playing Blake at the two, is a mistake right now.

 

Though, our hole at sg is now gaping, and with Meeks playing sooo awful right now, I don't even know who else could be another semi-dependable option. Wednesday will be interesting. 


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:59 PM

Though, our hole at sg is now gaping, and with Meeks playing sooo awful right now, I don't even know who else could be another semi-dependable option. Wednesday will be interesting. 

Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock should be playing the two ahead of Blake.

 

With all things considered, especially Nash's injury and Meeks' poor play...

 

PG - Blake | Nash | Duhon

SG - Morris | Meeks | Goudelock

 

That way, we don't have defensive liabilities at the one OR two, against Parker and Ginobili.  Not that they can shut them down, of course, but it makes sense over a duo of Nash and Meeks.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock should be playing the two ahead of Blake.

 

With all things considered, especially Nash's injury and Meeks' poor play...

 

PG - Blake | Nash | Duhon

SG - Morris | Meeks | Goudelock

 

That way, we don't have defensive liabilities at the one OR two, against Parker and Ginobili.  Not that they can shut them down, of course, but it makes sense over a duo of Nash and Meeks.

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:16 PM

CJ just rolled over in his grave

LOL, desperate times call for desperate measures.

 

I remember us starting Smush Parker for two seasons, and Chucky Atkins the season before those two.

 

It's a tough year to be a Lakers fan.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:23 PM

LOL, desperate times call for desperate measures.

 

I remember us starting Smush Parker for two seasons, and Chucky Atkins the season before those two.

 

It's a tough year to be a Lakers fan.

 

We had a bad ass back up PG though.....

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:50 PM

We had a bad ass back up PG though.....

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:13 PM

I don't understand what happened to Ebanks.

 

From what I have seen, Blake,Morris,Ebanks, Clark, Dwight...that would give us some speed at times...We have fast pieces that could help us get easy buckets off defense but D'Antoni won't play any one besides the vets and Clark...whatever.

 

 

to be REAl, I thought the season was over when Jordan Hill went down.

 

 

he is the type of player you see on championship teams.

 

we need Jordan,Kobe,Dwight,Nash...we need all of those guys to win a title



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Ebanks was terrible from the get go.

 

I have no idea why so many thought for a split second eh could or can contribute anything to an NBA team.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Ebanks played last season.  

 

 

I look at how SMART teams utilize bad players... Mark Madsen and Dj MBenga come to mind.

 

Ebanks is FASt and our team is slow. He can defend 2/3s and hit an occasional jumper.

 

 

its not like Goudelock where if he isn't hitting shots he does nothing. The guy is LONG and keeps balls alive and runs the floor both ways. Just that is an asset to this team.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Someone posted up numbers for players that spend time in the gym working etc.  Ebanks is at the very bottom of the list.   And doesn't even go in for check ups.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:56 PM

Attitude and work ethic play into playing time given as well BasketballIQ.

 

Ebanks can do zilch to help the Lakers or any other team.  You're grasping at straws thinking he can have an impact.






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