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#21 8RingKobe

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Posted July 08, 2018 - 02:00 AM

I expect Ingram to take a step forward, so I wouldn’t be surprised by it. I think I’ll be most surprised by Rondo, not expecting too much from him so if he balls out that will be nice.

I think all the young guys are going to improve this year, and then all the people complaining about not trading all of the for KL will look stupid.

#22 lakerfan98

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Posted July 08, 2018 - 10:28 AM

If Lonzo shoots 40% or near 40% from 3 I'll eat my shirt. 34-35% would be a big improvement. I hope he improves but I wouldn't start comparing him to other players who improved from year one to year two. It's not like he's got solid mechanics and he just had a slow start or a bad year. If it's true he's spending the summer focusing on strength and conditioning I wouldn't get too excited about his shot improving.

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Posted July 08, 2018 - 10:31 AM

I just want competition in practice. We need leadership and I’m happy rondo and James are here

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Posted July 11, 2018 - 09:45 PM

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Posted July 11, 2018 - 10:56 PM

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Posted July 11, 2018 - 11:03 PM

If Lonzo shoots 40% or near 40% from 3 I'll eat my shirt. 34-35% would be a big improvement. I hope he improves but I wouldn't start comparing him to other players who improved from year one to year two. It's not like he's got solid mechanics and he just had a slow start or a bad year. If it's true he's spending the summer focusing on strength and conditioning I wouldn't get too excited about his shot improving.

 

Anyone else, yes.  I'd worry about the adjustment after the strength and conditioning.

 

Lonzo's shot (mechanics) defies logic.  If he gets the reps in, it would not shock me to see him shoot 37-40% this year as a spot-up shooter.  Kinda hard to mess up mechanics that funky...people normally shoot that way for a reason.  It won't be affected by working out, IMHO.

 

What would worry me more is if he tried to break his shot and create a more traditional shot...that takes a LOT of hard work and thousands upon thousands of reps every week to essentially teach him to shoot all over again...that would be a 2 year project at least.


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Posted July 12, 2018 - 01:59 AM

Anyone else, yes. I'd worry about the adjustment after the strength and conditioning.

Lonzo's shot (mechanics) defies logic. If he gets the reps in, it would not shock me to see him shoot 37-40% this year as a spot-up shooter. Kinda hard to mess up mechanics that funky...people normally shoot that way for a reason. It won't be affected by working out, IMHO.

What would worry me more is if he tried to break his shot and create a more traditional shot...that takes a LOT of hard work and thousands upon thousands of reps every week to essentially teach him to shoot all over again...that would be a 2 year project at least.


He will be a better defensive player this year but sadly will still be bad on offense

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Posted July 13, 2018 - 03:20 AM

He will be a better defensive player this year but sadly will still be bad on offense

 

You can't really say that.  Randle and IT were the biggest threats offensively beside Lonzo last year.  Kuzma came off the bench and Ingram wanted to prove he could create for himself.

 

Lonzo tried to wear a lot of hats last year.  He had to create for himself and others and try to push people to their spots.  He got a lot of people easy points but he didn't have much aggressive talent to work with on the offensive end.  That changes this year.  LeBron, Lance, Rondo...KCP at times...especially if we get Kawhi...Lonzo will go back to being the transmission OR the engine, not both...I think you will see him shine without so much pressure on him.

 

And last year, the Lakers Circus revolved around Lonzo...that won't be the case this year.  Psychologically, that takes a toll on a rookie.  Pressure's off now.


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Posted July 13, 2018 - 08:16 AM

Lonzo 3rd most aggressive past season?

You didn't stay up and watch games huh?




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