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#481 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted July 25, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Bucks Waive Gustavo Ayon

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BREAKING: The Bucks have requested waivers on C Gustavo Ayon.



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Pretty good passer for his size. He would get mad love from the Latino community here in Cali.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 11:58 AM

We should really make a run at this guy - with his passing skills and defense i think he could be a solid guy to pair with Gasol. 

 

Hollinger's scouting report on Gustavo Ayon:

Scouting report 
+ Fundamentally sound big man who excels moving without ball. 
+ 'B' athlete, but a strong help defender with great instincts and reactions. 
+ Limited shooting range and ball skills. Not a creator but can finish. 

Analysis 
What a find this guy was. Rescued from the Spanish League by the New Orleans front office, Ayon almost immediately proved to be one of the Hornets' best players. 

Offensively, he shot well in the basket area with the aid of one particularly sneaky move: On pick-and-rolls on the opposite side of the floor, he would duck in along the baseline while his man had his head turned, catch, pivot and make a reverse layup. He'd beat teams with this twice a game, boosting an otherwise anemic stat line offensively. 

On defense, he was something of a coach's dream. Ayon ranked ninth among power forwards in blocks per minute, second in steals, and in the top third in rebound rate. He's tough, mobile, a solid flopper, and big enough to play center in a pinch. He wasn't as strong on the ball as he was in help situations, as opposing bigs got their numbers against him, but he was a huge disruptor and helped on the boards to boot.


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Not going to lie but him in the mix with our current bigs wouldn't hurt.  His game seems pretty versatile and would probably improve along side Gasol.


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 10:17 PM

The Hawks claim Gustavo Ayon off waivers now though.



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Posted July 30, 2013 - 10:46 PM

So at this point who are we looking at?

 

CDR and Marcus Landry?



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 02:57 AM

So at this point who are we looking at?

 

CDR and Marcus Landry?

Yep


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 03:14 AM

We need a big SF. 6/8  6/9 220 and unlike Devin Ebanks he needs to be able to play


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 03:18 AM

Didn't see any defensive highlights  Hmmmmmmmm



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Pretty good passer for his size. He would get mad love from the Latino community here in Cali.



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Posted August 02, 2013 - 01:35 PM

@ajchawks: Per league source, Hawks have waived DeShawn Stevenson. Clears way for DeMarre Carroll signing. #ATLHawks



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Posted August 02, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Al Harrington waived by Magic
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Posted August 02, 2013 - 11:11 PM

I think Harrington would be a nice addition, though i've been hoping for a defensive stopper / 3pt shooter for a while now. 

 

Deshawn Stephenson would be a nice addition as well, since it would allow us to move Meeks and Blake. 



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 03:05 AM

Still think Tyrus Thomas would be a good look



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 03:37 AM

Still think Tyrus Thomas would be a good look

Agree! We don't really have any shotblockers in our frontcourt and since our team consist of guys who need to redeem themselves, i think Tyrus Thomas would fit right in. 



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 04:01 AM

Can we sign an Amnestied player??



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 04:34 AM

Can we sign an Amnestied player??

We can, but we can only offer the vets mininmum, so often teams under the cap get them. 



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 05:15 AM

We can, but we can only offer the vets mininmum, so often teams under the cap get them. 


Just heard the Pacers are after Tyrus...


yeah...perfect fit...


Lakers still way in the hunt though as well as the Knicks
 

Tyrus Thomas was amnestied by the Bobcats after the team signed Al Jefferson and now that he is a free agent he could sign with the Knicks or the Lakers to help solidify the frontcourt and add some depth at forward. The Bobcats had high hopes for Thomas, but after averaging 5.6 points and 4.8 rebounds last season they felt it was time for him to go and although he has dealt with injuries after not playing in over 54 games in each of the last five seasons, he could be a contributor this year if he can stay off the injured list. The Pelicans look like a solid option if Oden signs with the Miami Heat and Thomas is likely glad to leave Charlotte, as they won just 28 games over the past two seasons.

More here: http://www.sportswor...yrus-thomas.htm

 

Update: Knicks may be out of the Thomas sweepstakes
 

Tyrus Thomas: "He has huge injury potential," as he only played 26 games last season. The Knicks are avoiding injury-prone players, like Greg Oden.

 

 




Could be down to the Lakers or the Pacers.
 


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Tyrus could help out Kaman defensively as a 4.

So in my mind
Nash-Kobe-Johnson-Pau-Hill
Blake-Meeks-Young-Tyrus-Kaman

I expect a lot of 3 guard line-ups

The question is will it be Farmar and Blake or Farmar or Blake in the rotation.

I think we may get the dreaded
Farmar, Blake, Young, Kelly, Kaman line-up at some point.
Then again, small ball can be effective in doses.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Tyrus Thomas would give us a lot of versatility in our frontcourt and Thomas would have an opportunity to prove that he's worth a bigger deal. 



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 12:19 PM

DeShawn Stevenson anybody? If you want any player that's better than Jodie defensively it's him and Ronnie Brewer.



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 03:26 PM

Stevenson is solid. Tyrus for vet min would be nice.




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