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#21 extreme

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Posted August 01, 2008 - 11:26 PM

Is he just signed for our camp or for the season?

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Posted August 01, 2008 - 11:47 PM

can he shoot?

who can he be compared to athletically?

potential?

Edited by sega, August 01, 2008 - 11:48 PM.


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Posted August 01, 2008 - 11:57 PM

just watched a video, he looks like a more athletic and tenacious maurice evans

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 12:01 AM

This guy is still raw to me...never seen him before...were there any videos of him?




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Posted August 02, 2008 - 12:08 AM

Well he sure is quite an athletic freak, that's always nice, definite good body & size too.


A more diverse video:


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Posted August 02, 2008 - 12:15 AM

I forgot he's 6'5, he's a default PG or SG? We do lack another backup SG if that's ever necessary....though Ariza can fill the spot but...he's more useful at the forwards.




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Posted August 02, 2008 - 12:30 AM

Baseless prediction: He becomes a very valuable member off of our bench this season.

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 01:24 AM

Baseless prediction: He becomes a very valuable member off of our bench this season.

Oh yea?

Bolder baseless prediction: He becomes an all star this season.

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 02:13 AM

dick .. I knew it wasn't wade cause that's spelled dwyane...


But I'm drunk on my iPhone a d this made me happy

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 02:21 AM

According to emplay the Lakers sign Dwayne Mitchell. :P



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Posted August 02, 2008 - 03:31 AM

Doubt he makes the roster...unless they REALLY don't like Farmar...

Maurice Evans looks to be an accurate comparison.

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 04:20 AM

not going to lie, my heart skipped a beat, i was lamar,vrad, and luke......good trade.....then clicked.....was disappointed

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#33 JD

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 05:03 AM

Had you guys read my article, you'd know who he is.
http://lakernation.c...p?showtopic=303


#2 Dwayne Mitchell - 6'5, 210 Guard
-Mitchell has improved his playmaking abilities considerably, and would be a great fit as a Guard in the triangle. His physique and athleticism are awesome, he can create a shot, and plays tough on defense, coming up with steals and overpowering many Guards because of his strength and bulk.
--A scorer and a hard-nosed athletic defender who can rebound incredibly well for a Guard. He's the athletic bruiser LA could use in the back court. Has become a better shooter, and is solid from distance, but is really a slasher and he's quite good at it.


Those are very nice things to read. Looks like he has a very good shot at making the squad, if he can prove these things in camp.

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 06:30 AM

can he shoot?

who can he be compared to athletically?

potential?

He was a poor shooter in college, from distance and from the line. He averaged about 27% on threes and 58% on FTs. He seems to have worked on it though, as he hit 33% of his threes and 65% of his FTs at Iowa in the D League last year. I wouldn't count on him to be a distance shooter, but people have a history of shooting great %s when they play on the floor with Kobe. I could see him hitting 30-35% of his threes (which is good enough to make it worthwhile), but he probably won't shoot much better on FTs, which is going to frustrate. He attacks the rim though. That's his game.

Mo Evans isn't a terrible comparison. I think of him as a poor man's Josh Smith.
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Posted August 02, 2008 - 06:45 AM

At first I thought it was Dwyane Wade. I wonder why the Lakers got a guard.


The Lakers need a tough guard who can defend, and get to the line taking it strong to the hole. That's why IMO they drafted Crawford, and that's why they signed Dwayne Mitchell.

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 08:55 AM

Looks athletic but I'd be interested to see some actual game footage.

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 09:10 AM

Looks athletic but I'd be interested to see some actual game footage.

Might be some of him on the NBDL site or the SPL site. He looked good.

Here's one of him at a couple different levels:


Here's his camp workout (with Rajon Rondo):

Edited by JD, August 02, 2008 - 12:47 PM.
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Posted August 02, 2008 - 09:37 AM

The Celtics better be scared for our rematch :mitch:
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Posted August 02, 2008 - 09:56 AM

oh god, I fell for it, darn you nissan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh and about the guy, I never seen him play, but does this mean we can't sign the person who we drafted? Because he is better, imo.

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Posted August 02, 2008 - 10:04 AM

oh god, I fell for it, darn you nissan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh and about the guy, I never seen him play, but does this mean we can't sign the person who we drafted? Because he is better, imo.

Mitch said he's inviting 18 to camp. Then they'll trim that to 15 (or possibly 13, as Mitch has also said). Both can be invited to camp. As for Crawford vs. Mitchell, you might want to see both of them play before deciding.
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