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#5161 DaSmoothOperator

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Posted February 02, 2019 - 04:15 PM

LeBron is out for tonight’s game due to “load management”

#5162 GCMD

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Posted February 05, 2019 - 05:19 PM

Really happy for any player the Lakers drafted.  He didn't leave on a good note but I didn't have any personal beef with him either.

 

 

Glad he made the AllStar game, even as a reserve.  I hope this isn't where he peaks.  We saw this last year with Randle and if we had been competitive, Randle may have gotten in as a reserve.

 

Don't forget, though, this is a contract year for Russell.  I have never been a fan of judging a player based on their production in contract years...it's almost never representative of what they do once they get the big contracts...



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Posted February 08, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Contract year for Russell and he's playing on a loose team with nothing to play for.  I'm not impressed.



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Posted February 09, 2019 - 04:32 AM

Contract year for Russell and he's playing on a loose team with nothing to play for. I'm not impressed.


They’re the 6th seed.
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#5165 Tensai

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Posted February 09, 2019 - 05:21 AM

Classic fido.


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#5166 BasketballIQ

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Posted February 09, 2019 - 06:46 AM

And who talks about a 22 year old in a contract year. Yeah maybe a guy who just comes out of nowhere but Russell has consistently been one of the more talented guys for his age

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Posted February 09, 2019 - 01:06 PM

They’re the 6th seed.

Despite one of their best players missing a few months.



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Posted February 15, 2019 - 06:51 AM

“I can’t imagine what they’re trying to block out,” Russell says. Later, he adds: “If [the Lakers] didn’t let me go then, they were gonna let me go now, and I’d be going through what they’re going through. Best thing that happened in my career.”

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#5169 BigBaller

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Posted February 15, 2019 - 08:31 AM

Russ is youngest player in NBA history to make 500 threes.  

 

He and Randle, both balling out.  



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Posted February 15, 2019 - 01:13 PM

“I can’t imagine what they’re trying to block out,” Russell says. Later, he adds: “If [the Lakers] didn’t let me go then, they were gonna let me go now, and I’d be going through what they’re going through. Best thing that happened in my career.”

https://sports.yahoo...-023630607.html

Lakers are caught up in the middle of developing youth and delay winning, or acquire established players/stars and win now. Obviously the plan for every organization is to win. So by landing LeBron, the Lakers have to somehow transition out of a phase that consisted of building through the draft and developing players, to acquiring discussed established players/stars. The problem here is that they have not been able to surround LeBron with established players/stars and are causing a rift among the younger players.






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