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#321 Jody Smokes

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 03:03 PM

Not sure where you got that from but there haven't been any sources that stated the Lakers or any team for that matter have had any serious interest in him.  Highly doubt they are reluctant to release a guy that got benched last year thats making 6M a year. 

Amazing how when the Lakers became interested the Suns became unsure about letting him go.

Anyway here is something new, not much but still.  Suns still seem unsure as to what to do but Kerr has made his thoughts known
 

 

Suns have 9 days.


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Posted August 24, 2013 - 11:37 PM

Phoenix Suns refuse to address Michael Beasley saga
 
 More than two weeks have passed since Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley was arrested by Scottsdale, Ariz., police on suspicion of possessing marijuana, and the silence coming from US Airways Center is deafening.
 
The Suns still have not addressed what they plan to do with Beasley or even acknowledged his latest troubles, which came on the heels of a report that Scottsdale police are investigating a sexual assault allegation against Beasley.
 
The Suns have to make a call before Sept. 1. After that, the team could stretch only his 2014-15 salary and the cap implications. Beasley would get his $6 million for next season as scheduled.
 
FULL ARTICLE inside link.


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 01:21 AM

Just let us have him already

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Posted August 25, 2013 - 01:39 AM

Just let us have him already


Come on, its Phoenix lol

They got 5 days :D 


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 03:40 AM

I would love it but I can't see PHX letting him go. The other issue is we need a young Ron Artest / Rick Fox on the team. Beasley can play a little D but we need a pain in the ass defensive wild man SF on the team. A young strong long 6"9" 235lb defensive phyco. On another note, if we were trying to save money, why didn't we go after the Bird Man??



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 04:33 AM

Why would we need birdman? We have jordan hill.

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Posted August 25, 2013 - 08:02 AM

Why would Birdman leave Miami? To sit on our bench and go to these uppity clubs in LA.

Mia is where it is at for a guy like CA

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Posted August 27, 2013 - 04:46 PM

Beasley...a mystery wrapped in rolling paper...he doesn't need to be on any team that doesn't have a strong leader or coach...

 

Put him on the Spurs and Pop would have that dude playing really well or cut from the team in the first month.  The Suns don't have anyone on their team that commands respect and has the authoritative "bass in their voice" to keep Beasley in line.

 

 

I have little to no sympathy for weedheads who WANT to be weedheads.  If he came out and said he wanted help and needed to kick the habit, why not?  He's still got plenty of years left at an elite athletic level and enough potential to make it worth our while.

 

But if he's content (which all indications seem to point to), leave him be.  There are enough bottom feeder teams that are willing to turn a blind eye to his antics just to have him on the roster.  The LAKERS are not that team.

 

 

Beasley is "bout dat life"...unless we know for sure that he can seperate "work" from "play" during the season, it's a waste of time.  Weedhead is as weedhead does.  See LO.



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 07:35 PM

Beasley is a 24 year old man with children.  Having someone that is going to bass their voice to him isn't going to work.  Another thing is people get caught up in this weed ish too much.  Weed isnt Beasley's root issue.  Beasley root issue is his carelessness and downright stupidity.  What if we found out Kobe enjoyed weed on the low?  Weed isnt a big deal but when you are making millions and you can't figure out how to NOT get caught with a sack in your car you are an idiot and weed didnt cause that.

Beasley...a mystery wrapped in rolling paper...he doesn't need to be on any team that doesn't have a strong leader or coach...

 

Put him on the Spurs and Pop would have that dude playing really well or cut from the team in the first month.  The Suns don't have anyone on their team that commands respect and has the authoritative "bass in their voice" to keep Beasley in line.

 

 

I have little to no sympathy for weedheads who WANT to be weedheads.  If he came out and said he wanted help and needed to kick the habit, why not?  He's still got plenty of years left at an elite athletic level and enough potential to make it worth our while.

 

But if he's content (which all indications seem to point to), leave him be.  There are enough bottom feeder teams that are willing to turn a blind eye to his antics just to have him on the roster.  The LAKERS are not that team.

 

 

Beasley is "bout dat life"...unless we know for sure that he can seperate "work" from "play" during the season, it's a waste of time.  Weedhead is as weedhead does.  See LO.


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 10:36 PM

Beasley is a 24 year old man with children.  Having someone that is going to bass their voice to him isn't going to work.  Another thing is people get caught up in this weed ish too much.  Weed isnt Beasley's root issue.  Beasley root issue is his carelessness and downright stupidity.  What if we found out Kobe enjoyed weed on the low?  Weed isnt a big deal but when you are making millions and you can't figure out how to NOT get caught with a sack in your car you are an idiot and weed didnt cause that.

I think what he needs is a change of scenery and a opportunity to turn around his career. The Lakers can give him the perfect situation - an opportunity to revive his career with a top organisation that can surround him with rolemodels and give him a specific role in the system that fits what he can do. 



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 11:34 PM

3 days


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 04:18 AM

He's had that and Adalmen was a great coach.  How exactly are Laker players any better role models as men than other guys?  Production on the court doesnt make you a role model.  We don't know what type of real personalities these guys have and from knowing enough about Kobe he isn't interested in mentoring/counseling and being a role model for anybody.

 

He's had all that stuff on 3 different teams, been the 2nd fiddle in Miami, pretty much able to let lose his first year in Minny and did well scoring wise and pretty much bombed out in PHX when they made him a focal point in the offense.

 

Again, Michael Beasley is 24 with I think 2 or 3 children.  Kobe isn't going to "get him in line" or "put him in his place" as you guys would say.  People just don't gain your respect b/c you are a great bball player.  If Beasley is as big of an idiot as he's shown he isnt going to take direction from a coach like Pop either.  I think if Beas was 19-20 still he could be helped but he's entering into his 6th NBA season.  More than likely he is who he is.

I think what he needs is a change of scenery and a opportunity to turn around his career. The Lakers can give him the perfect situation - an opportunity to revive his career with a top organisation that can surround him with rolemodels and give him a specific role in the system that fits what he can do. 


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 04:31 AM

He's had that and Adalmen was a great coach.  How exactly are Laker players any better role models as men than other guys?  Production on the court doesnt make you a role model.  We don't know what type of real personalities these guys have and from knowing enough about Kobe he isn't interested in mentoring/counseling and being a role model for anybody.

 

He's had all that stuff on 3 different teams, been the 2nd fiddle in Miami, pretty much able to let lose his first year in Minny and did well scoring wise and pretty much bombed out in PHX when they made him a focal point in the offense.

 

Again, Michael Beasley is 24 with I think 2 or 3 children.  Kobe isn't going to "get him in line" or "put him in his place" as you guys would say.  People just don't gain your respect b/c you are a great bball player.  If Beasley is as big of an idiot as he's shown he isnt going to take direction from a coach like Pop either.

 

Perhaps not. But he has to realize that his options in the nba are starting to disappear. In Phoenix he was playing limited minutes on a rebuilding team, which perhaps was one of the reasons why he [expletive]ed up.

 

I think the Lakers could be a good place for him, like it was for guys like Rodman and LO, who also had problems. I think he needs a team that take a chance on him and will depend on him to do a limited, but important, task - such as rebounding and 3pt shooting.



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 06:46 AM

What you are saying makes 0 sense to me.  The Lakers are in a transition period and no one knows how this team is going to play out.  With the way management has handled affairs the last place Beasley needs direction is here.  Stop trying to absolve him of his poor play and poor decision making because he didn't play for a championship team.  If Beas was the player everyone thought he was he would have been an asset in whatever situation he was in.  LO didnt have issues til AFTER he left the Lakers, Rodman was an idiot wherever he went and IIRC he got kicked off the Lakers after like 20 games. 

 

Also you said limit him to doing important things like rebounding and shooting 3's.  Beasley isn't a specialist.  He's an above average offensive tool at best when he's not being an idiot and playing within the team.  He's not a good rebounder on the NBA level at all.  We have 6 seasons that have proved that. 

 

In the end its on Beasley, he's talented enough to produce anywhere if HE wants to.  Kobe cant make him do that, neither can putting on a Laker uniform. 

Perhaps not. But he has to realize that his options in the nba are starting to disappear. In Phoenix he was playing limited minutes on a rebuilding team, which perhaps was one of the reasons why he [expletive]ed up.

 

I think the Lakers could be a good place for him, like it was for guys like Rodman and LO, who also had problems. I think he needs a team that take a chance on him and will depend on him to do a limited, but important, task - such as rebounding and 3pt shooting.


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 06:56 AM

Beasley is another Lamar. Crazy potential but never made use of it to the fullest

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 11:21 AM

So jody what about ron how did he turn his idiotness around?

How is he another lamar beas is still young you can say that in maybe 8 years and may or may not be right who knows

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 11:37 AM

Meant potential as in on the court potential

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 12:47 PM

So jody what about ron how did he turn his idiotness around?

How is he another lamar beas is still young you can say that in maybe 8 years and may or may not be right who knows

Not even a word...



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Ok . Harry I firgot you hang off jody sa..

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 12:55 PM

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