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#81 Clutch Factor

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 03:42 PM

If Randle can play some defense, our "death lineup" is looking good: 

 

Russell / Clarkson / Ingram / Deng / Randle 


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 03:42 PM


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 11:59 PM

I think right now it's a toss up on who starts. Unless Randle's game changes I see Deng starting. I'm hoping Randle shows improvement in his jump shot and screen setting among other things.

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 12:48 AM

On one hand starting Deng may push Randle to work on his jump shot and defense since Deng starts basically on that merit.

I'm just glad that we have this kind of worry.

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 03:32 AM

From what I've heard from Heat and Bulls fans in the past 24 hours it seems like Deng will take any role he's given and find a way to play it well. It's obviously up to the coaching staff to decide how to maximize all production, but at least I don't see Deng having a problem with a possible back seat role to a couple newbies.
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Posted July 03, 2016 - 06:28 AM

When will we sign mercelo and black?


Can we trade young already?!

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 07:03 AM

So, what still needs to be done with existing players and what holes do we have?

 

1.  Re-sign  Black.

2.  Trade or cut Young.

3.  Find a backup PG.  We have $9m (I think?) to spend.  I think Deron Williams should get some consideration.  He fits the mold of quality veteran, good locker room guy etc.  If not him, then the crop gets pretty thin, maybe just re-sign Huertas.

4.  Consider trading Williams for a young player or some picks.

5.  Find one more quality big man as insurance for injury.  Could likely be a minimum salary/ low salary guy.  I liked what I saw from Aldrich with the Clipps last year and he would be cheap.  Maybe resign Bass but he will cost more.

6.  Fill the remaining roster spot or two with flotsam/ jetsom or projects not named Sacre, Kelly.


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 07:35 AM

DWill shouldnt be considered b/c he's not going to be looking to play backup and unless Lou is traded there won't  be many minutes for a backup.  


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 09:17 AM

DWill shouldnt be considered b/c he's not going to be looking to play backup and unless Lou is traded there won't  be many minutes for a backup.  

He's in for a major reality check this offseason.  He is no longer starter material except on a bad team.  He has to accept a backup role for less $ on a decent team, or go sign on with a crappy team for more $.  I can think of plenty of places where he would be a great back up for 20MPG at $8m or so annually.  


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 09:51 AM

He's in for a major reality check this offseason. He is no longer starter material except on a bad team. He has to accept a backup role for less $ on a decent team, or go sign on with a crappy team for more $. I can think of plenty of places where he would be a great back up for 20MPG at $8m or so annually.


It's interesting how after he left the Jazz, he was never the same DWill... Same case with Boozer after he went to Chicago.. The best examples of great coaching system makes the player look good... Try to put Byron as a HC in San Antonio, those guys will be exposed like crazy... Danny Green is the best example.

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:06 PM

Deng is better than Randle at the PF position on both sides of the ball. The only reason to start Randle is if you believe starting will help his development.
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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:09 PM

 

My mistake. I checked with the great @LarryCoon. Lakers have about $22 million left to spend on player salary for 2016-17 season.



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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:19 PM

So who will Lakers consider to play center for small ball--Nance or Randle?

Or perhaps someone not yet signed?


Edited by kball, July 03, 2016 - 02:20 PM.

Praying for  1. Some Cohesion (Ill fitting parts with young bucks, new guys, and those playing for next contracts may muck things up all season) 2. Better Coaching, No More Tanking (Last season was more of the latter but not sure how much of the former we can count on. Walton with something to prove this season as much as any Laker player) 3. Rookie Watch (Hoping Lonzo outshines his daddy (ROTY??), and Kuzma finds minutes and makes a push for all rook 2nd team)

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:23 PM

Deng is better than Randle at the PF position on both sides of the ball. The only reason to start Randle is if you believe starting will help his development.


Or Randle has improved while Deng has declined

Or

To preserve Deng for the entirety of the season

Or to bring the more versatile and experienced one off bench or

To play playmaker with the bench

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:39 PM


They need to throw all that money to Wade.

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:48 PM

So who will Lakers consider to play center for small ball--Nance or Randle?
Or perhaps someone not yet signed?


Tarik Black

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:48 PM

Tarik is not a small Center. He doesn't open the floor with his spacing. I would imagine Nance Bc he can shoot

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:58 PM

Tarik Black is 6'9". Nance can't shoot (well).

 

Tarik is not a small Center. He doesn't open the floor with his spacing. I would imagine Nance Bc he can shoot


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 03:25 PM

Nance can shoot. No one said that's his speciality.

I don't care about height. He is not small. He isn't quick and he can't shoot

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 04:37 PM

So who will Lakers consider to play center for small ball--Nance or Randle?

Or perhaps someone not yet signed?

 

Randle...it's not even close.

 

The Lakers paid Deng good money for his leadership as much as his talent.  I'm excited to see him come in and help mold the young guys, on and off the court.


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