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#21 Mehran The Great

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 08:39 PM


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 09:19 PM

Xavier Johnson or Wesley Henry!!! :D

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 12:00 AM

A long dude who fearlessly drives to the basket for a 720 reverse lay up?


Or a dude smiling and speaking funny who always blocks with 2 hands then hits the floor hard.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 12:30 AM

It's not even close Henry actually has a chance of being a legitimate scorer in this league, while being able to create for others and play defense

Johnson is borderline incompetent offensively and 3 years older than henry

In no way does it make sense to keep Johnson over Henry for the future

Though ideally you keep both for cheap
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 02:35 AM

Dunking? Who cares? No bearing on their games.

Wes is the better player but keeping both would be ideal. Right now though, I am all for gutting this team and starting from absolute scratch.

That said, as long as D'Antoni is the coach it's arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 05:33 AM

Two totally different players who compliment each other and the team. I would love to see how they react in a playoff environment. That would determine which one I'd keep if we went after an Elite 3 in the off season. Unfortunately post season looks a little rough these days. Never say die though. Oddly, if by some weird way we end up in the lottery; do we have the pick or not?



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:25 AM

Wes is nice... He looks like can be a baller. Those blocks and the hops he got are just plain stupid.

Xavier has that attacking the basket kind of game that I like.
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Xavier and Wes both have pretty good overall instincts

 

The only thing is Xavier is a bit of a ball-stopper and not really good enough to be

 

 

Wes is a much better defensive player and his role on a championship team would be similar to Horry or Ariza

 

Xavier is not a STAR scorer and he won't be

 

 

So MAYBE I can see Corey Maggette, he has a high risk injury with his style of play

 

But I rather HIM than Meeks moving forward



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Dunking? Who cares? No bearing on their games.

Wes is the better player but keeping both would be ideal. Right now though, I am all for gutting this team and starting from absolute scratch.

That said, as long as D'Antoni is the coach it's arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Dunking ( and athleticism overall) HAS bearing on the game.

 

NOW, if u can't play, you can't play. But dunks are a QUICK way to score.  Because they both CAN dunk, they get a lot of baskets that a guy like Kapono( for example) would not.

 

They have a LOT to learn about the game, but just the fact that they can run and dunk change the dynamic of our team, making them more valuable on the wing than the aforementioned Kapono or Artest for that matter



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 01:03 PM

Dunking has no bearing on the game.  There are plenty of high level athletes in the NBA that dunking doesn't reflect.

 

I'm more concerned about movement off the ball, the defense that creates a turnover for a breakaway or a passing lane created that allows a dunk to be done.

 

The dunk itself or the jumping to do it, meaningless.



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 01:24 PM

That guy Jemario Moon or whatever his name is can dunk, he's in the d league. Dunking really doesn't matter, most of the time when someone dunks they can probably score it without dunking it too. Of course there are exception, but it really doesn't matter too much.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 01:33 PM

Moon's old ass is back in the D League???? lmao wow

That guy Jemario Moon or whatever his name is can dunk, he's in the d league. Dunking really doesn't matter, most of the time when someone dunks they can probably score it without dunking it too. Of course there are exception, but it really doesn't matter too much.


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 01:54 PM

I think he was on the D-fenders last year. Idk where he is now.

Edited by MrKnowItAll, December 15, 2013 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 02:19 PM

I think he was on the D-fenders last year. Idk where he is now.


He's on the D-fenders still. Along with Kareem Rush. 

Moon's defense is actually still very good actually and I didn't know he could still get up like he can as I've seen him soar to stop a few shots at the top of their arc under the basket lol but yeah there's a reason he's there.


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 02:21 PM

If dunking was as important as you guys are portraying it to be, then Jeremy Evans would actually get playing time.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 02:27 PM

I like them both honestly. Wes can be a poor man's Trevor Ariza for us. At the very least, we have a wing defender to throw at the likes of Durant, George, Carmelo, Lebron, etc. Xavier Henry plays with heart and is a good scorer. Mike D'Antoni's offense does inflate the stats of players though, and both Henry and Johnson could easily go back to obscurity if they leave LA. Earl Clark looked like a double double machine with us, and he's back to his old self with Cleveland.



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 02:55 PM

I like them both honestly. Wes can be a poor man's Trevor Ariza for us. At the very least, we have a wing defender to throw at the likes of Durant, George, Carmelo, Lebron, etc. Xavier Henry plays with heart and is a good scorer. Mike D'Antoni's offense does inflate the stats of players though, and both Henry and Johnson could easily go back to obscurity if they leave LA. Earl Clark looked like a double double machine with us, and he's back to his old self with Cleveland.



oh but D'antoni doesn't know how to bring out the best in his players or put them in positions to succeed remember?   Which is exactly why Earl Clark is still putting up borderline all-star numbers in Cleveland.... =p 


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 07:04 AM

Xavier Henry is the most inconsistent player the Lakers have ever had. 



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Posted December 16, 2013 - 07:09 AM

Xavier Henry is the most inconsistent player the Lakers have ever had. 



Oh how I wish we had more inconsistent players that could score 20 on any given night in the past few years when being a prospect for the Lakers meant scoring 10 and you were the next big thing :)


Edited by Majesty, December 16, 2013 - 07:10 AM.

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 03:12 PM



oh but D'antoni doesn't know how to bring out the best in his players or put them in positions to succeed remember?   Which is exactly why Earl Clark is still putting up borderline all-star numbers in Cleveland.... =p 

I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. Are you being sarcastic? I said that MDA knows how to get production out of players, not that he didn't. You're trying to find a disagreement where there isn't, since you just said the exact same thing. And I would hardly call 6.1 PPG and 3.2 RPG on 42% shooting borderline all-star, but again, I'm not sure if you're joking around or trying to disagree with me.






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