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#341 West Coast

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:18 PM

His last year as a Laker looks like this from what I can find:

FG 48%

3p  38%

FT  67%

Not that appealing.

Source:  http://www.euroleagu...er?pcode=003423

 

 

Let's see,playing against primo competition in Turkey how he has done this last year:

FG  54%

3p  35%

FT  80%

 

And I believe the 3p lines are essentially the same in the NBA and Europe now IIRC.

 

His last year in the NBA with NJ before leaving overseas:

 

10.4 ppg on 46% FG and 44% on 3 pointers, and 90% free throw. 

 

I think it's important to remember that he's only 26 years old and won't be playing in the triangle now which limits point guards.   I'm very interested to see his growth as a player since we last saw him with the Lakers in 2010. 



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:20 PM

His last year in the NBA with NJ before leaving overseas:

 

10.4 ppg on 46% FG and 44% on 3 pointers, and 90% free throw. 

 

I think it's important to remember that he's only 26 years old and won't be playing in the triangle now which limits point guards.   I'm very interested to see his growth as a player since we last saw him with the Lakers in 2010. 

 

 

I hope he becomes a pest like Sasha was 


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:25 PM

His last year in the NBA with NJ before leaving overseas:

 

10.4 ppg on 46% FG and 44% on 3 pointers, and 90% free throw. 

 

I think it's important to remember that he's only 26 years old and won't be playing in the triangle now which limits point guards.   I'm very interested to see his growth as a player since we last saw him with the Lakers in 2010. 

Yea I mean  I never understood the hate for the guy. He was a young PG in a PG unfriendly offense. Now he has some true PG experience and he seemed to do well in it. Also like you said he's only 26. The more young players on this team the better.


Edited by bigfetz, July 19, 2013 - 04:25 PM.


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:30 PM

I think the best things for point guards like break or farm are basically it's a mixture between the Pick n roll and the triangle because in the Pick n roll they can get their shots but in the Triangle they can also play of ball effectively to save their legs. so I think a hybrid is probably the best choice because as we saw with break when he's able to run pick n roll & B of ball he's very effective probably the most effective he's ever been I think the same could happen for farmer but she has the young legs to run pick n roll more often. so we should use that to our advantage depending on what match ups we see. and yes I'm using voice recognition software again.

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:34 PM



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 05:16 PM

For the record.. I never liked EP...

Real lakers fans don't own green...

What if you're Irish, Italian, or Mexican though? You have to at least embrace it to some extent right? To say not to own it or associate yourself with it ever at all is way too extreme imo. I just think in this case, in that venue, that event, and that moment in affiliation there with the Lakers, Pincus made a very poor choice.


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yo.


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Jordan bout to get a reality check when he guards Russ Westbrook, d rose, kyrie, etc

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 06:04 PM

But welcome back Jordan. He's gunna add speed which is something lakers have lacked

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 06:16 PM

Jordan bout to get a reality check when he guards Russ Westbrook, d rose, kyrie, etc

Yea lets compare our off the bench player to the best PG's in the game right now. 



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Lol not comparing. Dudes been out of the league for two years. Games changed the last two years. But I'm happy he's back. This has been a very satisfying offseason

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 08:09 PM


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 08:24 PM

His last year in the NBA with NJ before leaving overseas:

 

10.4 ppg on 46% FG and 44% on 3 pointers, and 90% free throw. 

 

I think it's important to remember that he's only 26 years old and won't be playing in the triangle now which limits point guards.   I'm very interested to see his growth as a player since we last saw him with the Lakers in 2010. 

Hey, it's not a bad pickup, I am just hoping that expectations are in line with reality, that's all.  He's still young, he thought way more of his skills when he left the Lakers than the team did, then bounced around the league for a year and then out.  His NJ stats look decent, which makes me wonder what is going on that he couldn't hook on with someone in the league after that.

 

When Nash gets hurt, we will need him.


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Yea lets compare our off the bench player to the best PG's in the game right now. 

He will be starting soon enough ....


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 08:27 PM

His NJ stats look decent, which makes me wonder what is going on that he couldn't hook on with someone in the league after that.

He could've definitely stayed. It was simply a matter of chasing the most money possible I'm sure as well as having a more important, focused, & primary role.


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 08:48 PM

I wonder if we will find out later if Farmar's contract is a 2 yr one, like we did with Young's 


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 09:11 PM

Come on Lamar your next!


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 10:12 PM

60% of Blake's time here he has been terrible for various reason, but usually injury. if Farmar can relegate Blake to 3rd string by  being a 13/5 type of guy who can get to the foul line, it changes the dynamic of the team.

 

I personally believe we have enough guards to keep Nash and Kobe 's minutes down.

 

The bigs are still a player or three short.Unless Ryan kelly can crack the rotation we have to depend on Pau and Kaman, who have not been healthy recently, and Jordan Hill who has not been healthy his entire career for 82 games. Sacre is still a year away, so i'm looking for Kenyon or Odom or even Jamison,Oden even.



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 10:30 PM

The system didn't fit Blake's style inifially after PJ had us stop running pick and roll with Blake after his first few games as a Laker.  

The very reason I felt he'd have a breakout year this year was because of the system we'd be running, whether it be Princeton or the Pick and Roll he's a pick and roll point guard with off-ball skills.  We ran the perfect style for him to excel in and he did.  The triangle didn't really do that for him(and chicken pox and injury didn't help)

 

It could benefit Farmar the same way.


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Hey, it's not a bad pickup, I am just hoping that expectations are in line with reality, that's all. He's still young, he thought way more of his skills when he left the Lakers than the team did, then bounced around the league for a year and then out. His NJ stats look decent, which makes me wonder what is going on that he couldn't hook on with someone in the league after that.

When Nash gets hurt, we will need him.


He was going to the Hawks last year I believe, but Turkey offered him more money and last minute bolted on them before he signed anything

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 04:32 AM

Forget the stats. He's better than Blake. He will be playing for his life as all Lakers will this year. He has championships under his belt. He will be playing in a system that fits a person like Farmar in his prime. I really don't think you guys will see the 22 year old inexperienced Farmar that you remember. And unlike that dude #12, he REALLY wants to be here






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