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#1 Vahan

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 03:44 PM

Looking at our team this year, I think its easy to see who the three most important players are. I might get some hate in the selections, mostly because im going to leave out Gasol.

But...I think Kobe is the key ingredient to our success, he brings it every night no matter if his shot is off or on, he does what needs to be done to win.

I feel Andrew Bynum who leads our team in rebounds and block shots, is the key anchor to our Defense and who will hopefully lead us to a championship this season.

Lastly, Trevor Ariza, The guy is just a defensive beast, he is all over the court, he gives us so much every night that the stat sheet doesn't even cover.

Kobe, Bynum, Ariza what do you guys think?

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 04:05 PM

Post D and Shotblocking >>> Perimeter D and steals.


I agree about Kobe and Pau...easy.


Ariza is a spark plug and a good player to have but he's not a "key" player. He makes the team better but so does Vlad and Sasha and Farmar.


If I had to choose, I'd go with fisher for now. What he contributed to this team last year was SO understated, even though he's not nearly as talented as some other people we have or could have gotten. He's the un-sung hero that held a rickety boat together last year until Pau showed up and gave us added stability.


So I'm going with Kobe, Pau and Fisher...

In 2 years, Bynum will EASILY be head and shoulders more important than Ariza...that's what my first statement was alluding to.

Edited by GCMD, December 02, 2008 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted December 02, 2008 - 04:13 PM

Kobe, Gasol, and Bynum.

Kobe for obvious reasons, Gasol for his great post offense and passing, and Bynum for his inside presence defensively and offensively.
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Posted December 02, 2008 - 04:21 PM

I'm going with Kobe, Pau, Ariza. 4th key will be Bynum.




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Posted December 02, 2008 - 04:31 PM

im going for Kobe, Pau, and Ariza =)

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 04:57 PM

Kobe....Bynum.....ARIZAAA

There's just something about how Gasol plays that I just don't really like...

Edited by FlowDesignz, December 02, 2008 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted December 02, 2008 - 05:08 PM

1) Kobe
2) Pau
3) Ariza

4)Bynum (soon to be a major force, but just not quite yet)

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 05:09 PM

Wow. Gasol is really underrated on a Lakers site. Dude is pretty much our most consistent player. Always smooth.

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 05:22 PM

Leaving out Pau? :lol: You need to see our W-L record with Pau.

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 05:40 PM

Wow. Gasol is really underrated on a Lakers site. Dude is pretty much our most consistent player. Always smooth.


Yeap. Until Bynum assert himself...actually I will still put him 4th, close to 3rd even if his D is rock solid.




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Posted December 02, 2008 - 06:59 PM

I'd go with Kobe Gasol and Bynum or Ariza(energy purposes)
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Posted December 02, 2008 - 07:45 PM

Ariza hands down.
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Posted December 02, 2008 - 07:45 PM

ariza has to be up there

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 08:32 PM

its

kobe
pau
bynum

ariza is a top bench player but to put him ahead of either of those 3 is ludicrous
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Posted December 02, 2008 - 08:33 PM

1. Kobe
2. Bynum
3. Ariza

*sorry people i just cant stand pau! i always(4rm day 1) wished he was traded! *
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Posted December 02, 2008 - 08:37 PM

1. Kobe
2. Bynum
3. Ariza

*sorry people i just cant stand pau! i always(4rm day 1) wished he was traded! *


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Posted December 02, 2008 - 11:53 PM

Imma go with Kobe, Pau, and Bynum, .... Ariza is good but if there was a trade to make us better and it was for either Pau, Bynum, OR Ariza .... Ariza is going and I would put money on that, some you guys really dont know how good Pau is to be underrating him like that
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Posted December 02, 2008 - 11:59 PM

Kobe, Gasol and Ariza.

That perimeter defense is going to keep our bigs from picking up too many fouls. Pay attention to the Suns. Once they lost Marion, they lost everything. They were destroyed by the Spurs, mainly because of SAS points in the paint. Shaq doesn't do jack for them compared to Marion's impact, as he defended the guards that Steve Nash would always get torched by.

Ariza is becoming a big deal. Sure, with Bynum, we are a 60-win team, but that's also with Ariza.

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Posted December 03, 2008 - 12:03 AM

its

kobe
pau
bynum

ariza is a top bench player but to put him ahead of either of those 3 is ludicrous



honestly i love pau as much as the next laker fan.. but he is extremely weak and extremely soft. i think all he has going is his jump shot.
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Posted December 03, 2008 - 12:12 AM

Kobe, Gasol, and Bynum

Kobe is our best player/leader/most clutch player

Gasol is the key to our offense running smoothly. He creates open looks for guys inthe wing with his post play, and is able to set up guys from the post.

Bynum is our best rebounder, our best shot blocker, and our most important defender. If he plays top defense, our team plays top defense. Kobe, Ariza get to gamble and create turnovers without worrying about free layups, and people can't drive to the basket without worrying about getting rejected.
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