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Posted April 26, 2018 - 04:28 PM

I wish that RC Buford & Pop were Paxon & Forman, then they just might accept Kuzuma, Hart and Cleveland's pick for Leonard. I'd be ecstatic with Ball, Ingram, Leonard, George (or) Lebron & Randle as our starting 5, we won't have a bench but no one is scoring when they are the floor. 



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Posted April 26, 2018 - 06:41 PM

If wishes and buts were chips and nuts we could have a party.
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Posted April 26, 2018 - 07:39 PM

If wishes and buts were chips and nuts we could have a party.

 

 

That was funny.


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Posted May 06, 2018 - 09:41 PM

 


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Posted May 22, 2018 - 02:07 PM

Congrats Kuz on 1st team All rookie.

The only laker rookie to receive that honor this year

(I'm looking at you Lavar and your boy)


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Excited for  1. Lebron! (Still love me some Kobe, but damn this guy is amazing) 2. Another big get (Whether in FA or in a trade we need some attractions and closers) 3. Young Guys making big jump (Assuming we have anyone left after more necessary moves either genius ones or in desperation)

READY FOR SEASON!!!

 

 


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Posted June 22, 2018 - 02:35 AM

Luke passed along word that assistant coach Miles Simon is marveling at the improvement in Kuzma's base. Because of weight work, it's much more difficult to move Kuzma in the post already, Luke said.


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Posted June 22, 2018 - 05:00 AM

Kuz laker for life
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Posted June 22, 2018 - 08:42 AM

Is Kyle Kuzma doing THREE-a-days at Lakers’ team facility? Seems like it. Luke Walton talked about him with us on @SpectrumSN: Kuzma’s at the facility lifting weights every day at 6 am. He’s back around noon for individual on-court workout. Then back at night for more shooting.

 

 


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Posted June 22, 2018 - 09:38 AM

Players like that who go all in during the summer are ha4d to find. Just like Randle who just gets it and hoes ha4d the day after the season is over are the players to keep IMO.

I am no5 attached got the youngins, but it's hard to get that in today's NBA.

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Posted June 22, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Well tbh Ingram is my favorite of the young players but if we land lebron and George kuzma is by far the best fit for the roster
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Posted June 22, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Ingram still a better asset. If we got Bron... which i still doubt based on a few factors...you want to hold out on trading Ingram until you can add the right piece or pieces.

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Posted June 22, 2018 - 12:18 PM

 

Is Kyle Kuzma doing THREE-a-days at Lakers’ team facility? Seems like it. Luke Walton talked about him with us on @SpectrumSN: Kuzma’s at the facility lifting weights every day at 6 am. He’s back around noon for individual on-court workout. Then back at night for more shooting.

 

 

 

 

Glad Kobe is rubbing off on him. His regimen was similar. 



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Posted June 22, 2018 - 07:22 PM

Both Ingram and Kuzma are unique. There is no point in deciding who is better to keep. This is not Shaq vs. Kobe moment.


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Posted June 22, 2018 - 07:59 PM

Ingram better

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Posted June 23, 2018 - 05:50 PM

Players like that who go all in during the summer are ha4d to find. Just like Randle who just gets it and hoes ha4d the day after the season is over are the players to keep IMO.

I am no5 attached got the youngins, but it's hard to get that in today's NBA.

 

Randle spent his first 4 years not putting in the work he needed, especially conditioning.

 

Once he got into shape, he was able to replicate his UK production/dominance...basically, he wasn't motivated until the money was on the line.


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Posted June 23, 2018 - 08:55 PM

First 4 years?


This was summer 3...and 1 he was recovering from surgery
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Posted June 24, 2018 - 02:40 PM

Randle spent his first 4 years not putting in the work he needed, especially conditioning.

 

Once he got into shape, he was able to replicate his UK production/dominance...basically, he wasn't motivated until the money was on the line.

 

If you're questioning his motivation, I guess that could certainly be a factor.  It's proven that a majority of players break-out during contract years.

However, a lot of it could have simply been him adjusting to the game, realizing what works and what doesn't, and also having a better understanding of what the coaching staff and system asked of him.

 

Watching Randle throughout the course of his career, I don't think the main issue was conditioning, he's always been a solid physical specimen and athlete.  I think 80-90% of it was actually mindset and the rest probably physical.



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Posted June 24, 2018 - 04:25 PM

If you're questioning his motivation, I guess that could certainly be a factor.  It's proven that a majority of players break-out during contract years.

However, a lot of it could have simply been him adjusting to the game, realizing what works and what doesn't, and also having a better understanding of what the coaching staff and system asked of him.

 

Watching Randle throughout the course of his career, I don't think the main issue was conditioning, he's always been a solid physical specimen and athlete.  I think 80-90% of it was actually mindset and the rest probably physical.

 

Come on, man.  Randle tried to change his game his first 3 years.  It wasn't until this year that he went back to being UK-Version of Randle.  He tried to fix something that wasn't broken.  I got crucified for a long time for saying exactly that.  He didn't need to change.  People needed to stop expecting him to become someone he's not.

 

And the idea that Randle had NEAR the conditioning the first 3 years for he had this past year (contract year) is laughable.  You know better than that, my friend...


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Posted June 25, 2018 - 01:05 PM

Come on, man.  Randle tried to change his game his first 3 years.  It wasn't until this year that he went back to being UK-Version of Randle.  He tried to fix something that wasn't broken.  I got crucified for a long time for saying exactly that.  He didn't need to change.  People needed to stop expecting him to become someone he's not.

 

And the idea that Randle had NEAR the conditioning the first 3 years for he had this past year (contract year) is laughable.  You know better than that, my friend...

 

Excluding the injury in his first year, Randle played very similar to how he did in college his first few years.  He was a bulldozer and had terrible tunnel vision.  Every time he got the ball, you knew exactly what he'd do and often resulted in a wild shot near the basket.  In college, the bully ball and athleticism worked for him because he was so much further ahead of everyone else.

 

It wasn't until this year that the game slowed down for him, he forced less shots, actually looked to pass out of the post, and found easier ways to score.  They condition helped I agree, but I don't think it was as significant as some say.


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Posted June 25, 2018 - 05:45 PM

Excluding the injury in his first year, Randle played very similar to how he did in college his first few years. He was a bulldozer and had terrible tunnel vision. Every time he got the ball, you knew exactly what he'd do and often resulted in a wild shot near the basket. In college, the bully ball and athleticism worked for him because he was so much further ahead of everyone else.

It wasn't until this year that the game slowed down for him, he forced less shots, actually looked to pass out of the post, and found easier ways to score. They condition helped I agree, but I don't think it was as significant as some say.


‘Everyone knew exactly what he was gonna do’


That’s why that Kobe advice came in to play haha

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