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#1661 DaSmoothOperator

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Posted March 09, 2018 - 03:39 PM

Blame is meaningless anyway, I remember DHoward in finals not impressed never wanted him here and so happy he's gone, his Atlanta connection didn't work out so its Charlotte's issue, Remember "Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane"? 



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Posted March 11, 2018 - 08:23 PM

Great team win in Primetimehow ya like that Lebron.
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#1663 DaSmoothOperator

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Posted March 11, 2018 - 09:27 PM

This win increases both our standings and the draft position coming up!

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 05:11 AM

Remember that inefficient "headcase" KCP that so many of us were disappointed in early in the season?

 

Well, that same dude is absolutely balling since serving his 25-day sentence.

 

In 20 games since,

 

47 FG% 46.7 3P% (2.45 makes per game) 74 FT%

 

13.8 ppg 6.5 rpg 2.4 apg 1.3 spg 1 topg

 

 

I absolutely don't mind seeing him in Laker uniform for 3 more years at this production.


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Posted March 12, 2018 - 05:26 AM

Remember that inefficient "headcase" KCP that so many of us were disappointed in early in the season?

 

Well, that same dude is absolutely balling since serving his 25-day sentence.

 

In 20 games since,

 

47 FG% 46.7 3P% (2.45 makes per game) 74 FT%

 

13.8 ppg 6.5 rpg 2.4 apg 1.3 spg 1 topg

 

 

I absolutely don't mind seeing him in Laker uniform for 3 more years at this production.

 

See what jail can do?


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#1666 JayTheGreat

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 06:17 AM

So what do we do about Randle? Each game that goes by he’s becoming more and more of a good but problematic issue. With the way he’s playing he’s gonna get a nice offer. How do we make it work?

#1667 Jody Smokes

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 06:18 AM

Pay the man

 

So what do we do about Randle? Each game that goes by he’s becoming more and more of a good but problematic issue. With the way he’s playing he’s gonna get a nice offer. How do we make it work?


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Posted March 12, 2018 - 06:21 AM

I've been saying this for years.  LA is most likely going to have to solve it's star issue internally.  The next all star may not be from free agency and that's ok.  Outside of the top top names (Bron, KD, Steph, Harden, AD) you just don't need to chase names like that. 

 

Only a handful of guys can simply just dictate the direction of a franchise alone and even they need help.  As much as I like Paul George he's just not that guy.  He's great in addition to these guys but no way I'm waffling on Randle if it means signing PG.  If Lebron wants in that's a different story but paying Randle should be an easy choice at this point. 


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Posted March 12, 2018 - 07:14 AM

PG > JR > Bron

Prime > coming into own > getting old
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Posted March 12, 2018 - 07:14 AM

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Lmao...just pay the man.

#1671 Tensai

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 07:43 AM

Keeping Randle is priority No.1

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 08:56 AM

I think PG, randle as well. Would create no log jams either. Keep our young depth developing

Why keep dropping the youth and potential when I don't know if adding LeBron is enough to beat the warriors anyways.

LeBron, Paul and Ingram if he makes even bigger strides on both sides of the ball next year. With lonzo running the offense and filling the stat sheet up. Maybe we'd have a chance but it's all hypothetical, all we know time might hit LeBron hard and fast right after we get him like it did to Nash.

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#1673 lakerfan98

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 09:14 AM

KCP is shooting and rebounding better than he ever did in Detroit. If we're frustrated with him imagine how Piston fans must have felt lol

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 09:32 AM

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Magic talking to guess who?

Maverick Carter and Rick Paul

 

Definitely talking about keeping KCP... Riiiiiiiight?


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Posted March 12, 2018 - 09:37 AM

I don't think this will be popular, but i wonder if the lakers are at least considering the possibility of adding LBJ and Paul (not PG but CP3)?

 

And if they can sign both, then using Ball as any trade to unload Deng?

 

At least we now have some good problems to have


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 March 12, 2018 - 11:21 AM

This place is absolutely bonkers after each game.  The swings from high to low to "trade X" or "must keep Y" is insane.

 

No way LeBron gets passed up to keep Randle.

No way PG13 gets passed up to keep Randle.

 

No way LeBron and PG13 get passed up to keep Randle.

 

 

That may be the desire of some and that's fine but it becomes RIDICULOUS and absurd when you try to justify it.  

 

Common sense has left the building.  I'm not trying to offend anyone but wow...


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Posted March 12, 2018 - 12:54 PM

This place is absolutely bonkers after each game. The swings from high to low to "trade X" or "must keep Y" is insane.

No way LeBron gets passed up to keep Randle.
No way PG13 gets passed up to keep Randle.

No way LeBron and PG13 get passed up to keep Randle.


That may be the desire of some and that's fine but it becomes RIDICULOUS and absurd when you try to justify it.

Common sense has left the building. I'm not trying to offend anyone but wow...

I agree...however as of right now, the only thing that seperates Randle from a guy like Blake Griffin is a highlight reel and Blake has been to multiple all star games.

His ball handling and passing as a PF has reached damn near elite levels.

Edited by KidRN, March 12, 2018 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 01:01 PM

I think there is a way...

LeBron only wants a one year deal
Randle finishes season strong resulting in Lakers winning 41 games
Cavs get dominated in 2nd round and Bron looks human in the process.
Randle and IT like playing off another and combined cost slightly under Bron.


I think Magic has the cache to ask for a strong commitment from Bron but also in this system 24 year old Randle might be smarter long term than Bron for the next 3 years...
He cant play forever. Defensive rating is trash already... his finishing dimishes 1 level with his bad touch... he can fall off a cliff

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 02:25 PM

the discussion surrounding Randle has changed so much.
I love it.

Keep our boy in purple and gold

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 02:26 PM

This place is absolutely bonkers after each game.  The swings from high to low to "trade X" or "must keep Y" is insane.

 

No way LeBron gets passed up to keep Randle.

No way PG13 gets passed up to keep Randle.

 

No way LeBron and PG13 get passed up to keep Randle.

 

 

That may be the desire of some and that's fine but it becomes RIDICULOUS and absurd when you try to justify it.  

 

Common sense has left the building.  I'm not trying to offend anyone but wow...

 

THIS.






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