Lakers @ Celtics on Wednesday and a long road trip ahead.
Just as long as they keep doing what their doing which is:
Dump it in the post
Attack the paint
Make an effort on defense
Set relevant screens
Not take contested jump shots (that lead to fast breaks and fouls on the other end) at all costs; run down the shot clock if you have to
Not think their the [expletive] all of a sudden because their record isn't as terrible as last season
We should be fine. Lonzo does not have any confidence at all right now. Maybe we can have James Worthy spend some 1on1 time with him, I think that would bring anyone's spirits back up. He can even film it for his Big Baller Youtube show.
I think we should give Brook Lopez an additional season at his current rate, and do it right now. We don't want to make a play for Cousins, not get him, then get held hostage by Brook's agent. Jordan Clarkson is already locked in, Kyle Kuzma is virtually a lock to get a contract. We're working on finding a team for Luol Deng, possibly packaged with Randle (to Cleveland maybe for Crowder plus several picks). If it were up to me I would probably just go ahead and offer Randle $30M for 2 seasons. And tell him he can get additional seasons and/or more money per season if he develops a post game and he continues being our muscle for us. That's a competitive rate, and it wouldn't make us infexible. If Brandon Ingram can give us 20/6/1.3 I don't see why he can't get $80M for 4 seasons.
If no one will give us any draft pick whatsoever to take Deng's contract off us, we should just amnesty him. We already got KCP/Bogut/Brewer/Brook as those veteran locker room guys to make sure the Lakers are taking care of their bodies and staying out of trouble during the season. And we have those 4 guys all at good prices.
Keep scoring in the paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited by dbtbandit67, November 06, 2017 - 02:18 PM.