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#21 Ham

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 05:48 PM

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 05:48 PM

I could see Bazemore being that Shannon Brown type player for us.

 

Love his athleticism.



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 05:49 PM

So when majesty called the golden state trade and I wanted bazemore, I get bashed? But now those same people start praising him? Ok

 

Don't take it personally, just take pride knowing your idea came through. :naughty:



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 06:16 PM

And here's another for the heck of it 

 

 

Enjoy  :)

I imagine that they hope he's their next "Shannon". 

 

 


Well from what I read and what Ramona said the Lakers are very high on him and think he can be a piece for the future as well as the present so I guess they are looking at keeping him. 

He's a very athletic wing defender so I think they "may" hold on to him. 

Depends what he's able to do.  D'antoni for all his faults is very good at maximizing wing players for what they can do, so if he is ever going to find success it's gonna be here or nowhere at all so we shall see.  Defensively I think he'll be fine. 

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Posted February 21, 2014 - 04:33 AM

I could see Bazemore being that Shannon Brown type player for us.

 

Love his athleticism.


Agreed and as do I.

 

 

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Posted February 21, 2014 - 04:44 AM

Bazemore can be our Lance Stephenson. Who knows.



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Posted February 21, 2014 - 05:11 AM

One thing I do know, is he'll fit in quite well 

 


Him, Nick Young, and Sacre are going to make for some GOLDEN backstage Lakers moments. 

 

 

One of Bazemore's flaws I must say is he at times tries too hard to help which there is nothing wrong with, which causes him to foul when he doesn't need to, he is a hard worker defensively and it's something we need.  However sticking him at the 1 is a BAD idea a very bad idea. 

 

He needs to be a 3 and D guy and his shortcomings happen when he tries to play the 1. 

 

Everything Lakers Fans Need to Know About Kent Bazemore

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Despite winning the Lefty Driesell award as the NCAA's top defensive player in 2011, Bazemore went undrafted out of Old Dominion. He caught on with the Warriors in his first summer as a free agent, though, and earned a two-year deal.

 

From the moment he signed, Bazemore's road to serious playing time was going to be a difficult one. With Stephen Curry and KlayThompson clearly entrenched as the team's backcourt of the present and future, it was tough for Bazemore to carve out minutes.

 

He seized an opportunity to show everyone what he could do over the summer of 2013, though.

 

Bazemore blew up in the Las Vegas Summer League, leading the Warriors to an undefeated record and narrowly losing out to JonasValanciunas for MVP award. Everyone got caught up in his incredible growth. With plays like this one, it was hard not to:

 

But Bazemore's progress was about more than dunks. He handled the ball much more effectively, ran surprisingly good pick-and-rolls and was the clear leader on the floor. In all, he averaged 18.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals over seven terrific games.

 

Unfortunately, he couldn't carry that momentum into the regular season.

 

Shaky work at the point made Bazemore an early-season target for defensive pressure and as the turnovers mounted, his confidence took a major dive. Afraid to make mistakes, Bazemore's hesitancy and poor ball security cost him a rotation role in short order. There was a sense that he'd failed in what should have been his big opportunity to break through.

 

Still, the second-year guard grew a ton over the summer. His offensive skills are still raw, but there's real, honest-to-goodness talent hiding somewhere inside his lanky 6'4" frame. Maybe a new situation and the drastically reduced pressure of playing for a rebuilding team will help him rediscover his summertime form.

 

For what it's worth, he's optimistic about a new start:

 

Defense

 

Bazemore profiles as a shutdown defender. All the tools are there: length, athleticism, speed and a willingness to work extremely hard on the defensive end.

 

If he has a flaw in that area it's that he's often too aggressive. That's a forgivable shortcoming, though, as it stems from a genuine desire to make an impact. Trying too hard is a good problem to have.

 

And it's easy to connect mistakes from aggressiveness to the urgencyBazemore felt in the early season. When his offensive game fell apart, he redoubled his efforts to make an impact on the other half of the floor. He gambled a bit too often, reached when his man beat him instead of trusting his helpers and found himself off-balance far more frequently than a defender of his skill ever should have been.

 

He was pressing.

 

If Bazemore can relax a bit, his defensive chops will shine through. Lakers fans are going to thoroughly enjoy his work as a smiling assassin on D.

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Edited by Majesty, February 21, 2014 - 05:12 AM.

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Posted February 21, 2014 - 07:01 AM

I'm looking forward to the Sacre vs Bazemore dance-off.....

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Posted February 21, 2014 - 07:15 AM

I just now realized his name is Bazemore and not "Blazemore"

 

shows you where my mind is at...



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Posted February 21, 2014 - 07:51 AM

I just now realized his name is Bazemore and not "Blazemore"

shows you where my mind is at...


His name sounds weird to me because baze (baise) means f**k in french. F**kmore...

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Posted February 21, 2014 - 08:27 AM

^ lol, I was thinking the same thing every time I saw his name. :D



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Posted February 21, 2014 - 11:04 AM

New Laker Kent Bazemore said he grew up "idolizing" Kobe Bryant

 

Kent Bazemore: "Kobe Bryant may have the greatest ticker in sports history - I watched him growing up and you can see the fire in his eyes."


Edited by Lakersfan1211, February 21, 2014 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 11:09 AM

 

Kent Bazemore on planning joint celebrations on the bench with Robert Sacre: "I know a lot of people are going to be looking for it"

 

Kent Bazemore plans to team up with Robert Sacre on bench celebrations

If only we're a winning team, it'll be awesome. lol.



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Posted February 21, 2014 - 01:54 PM

Well that's good to hear, I only wish that Kobe was healthy.  But as he is at the shootarounds and such maybe he can still help them both so we'll see. 


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 02:18 PM

 

VIDEO: @KentBazemore20 speaks with the media in El Segundo for the first time as a Laker - http://on.nba.com/1gSV9JB 


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 02:58 PM

Bazemore is a scrub. Living 10 minutes away from Oracle and watching the Warriors more than the Lakers this season, I can tell you that much.

It's not necessary to overrate every player that comes to the Lakers. Yes, he's a slightly above average defender, but you can find a decent attribute in every bench player in the league.

Does he have potential? Yes. He's a scrub with a little bit of potential to be a quality defender. I doubt he will be here next season. He'll probably light it up for the Defenders though.
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Posted February 21, 2014 - 03:02 PM

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Posted February 21, 2014 - 03:06 PM

Although, I do think it's hilarious how all of Kobe's fans and players who idolize him end up as his teammates. Has that ever happened with any player this often?

Bazemore
Brooks
Young
Wes
Dwight Howard

What a list.

Edited by Triple Ocho, February 21, 2014 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted February 21, 2014 - 04:57 PM

Hey, I'm a Kobe fan. Can I join the Lakers?

BTW, I dont playD. Just sayin'

Edited by MaceWindu, February 21, 2014 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 04:58 PM

Hey, I'm a Kobe fan. Can I join the Lakers?

BTW, I dont playD. Just sayin'


But can you celebrate on the bench and hit 3s?


Edited by Majesty, February 21, 2014 - 04:59 PM.

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