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OFFICIAL 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES LAKERS THREAD

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  • joeyfkncrakkjoeyfkncrakk Posts: 2,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11
    Luke Walton is becoming the Adam Sandler of coaches with the friends shyt
    toheeb27
  • Serious Juice MayneSerious Juice Mayne Posts: 5,877 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 13,516 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good win. I want to see Ingram be more aggressive.
    BUTTUH B - 2013 REASON DEBATES VI CHAMPION

    Lakers, Eagles, Mets, Capitals, Buckeyes (CFB), Bruins, (CBB), War Rigondeaux, War Crawford!
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    eastbay510
  • thegreatunknownthegreatunknown Posts: 1,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Entertaining game last night. They had a good chance to win. Kuzma is probably my favorite player on this team right now. It's good to see Ingram's growth and he's becoming much more consistent.

    Still not buying the Ball hype, I don't see the "transcendent" talent. I was lukewarm at best after seeing play in college.He can't shoot, poor defender, can't see to to get his own shot. Decent court vision, good rebounder, I need to see something that indicates he was worth being #2 overall though...
    SELASI_iInglewood_B
  • northside7northside7 Posts: 25,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Entertaining game last night. They had a good chance to win. Kuzma is probably my favorite player on this team right now. It's good to see Ingram's growth and he's becoming much more consistent.

    Still not buying the Ball hype, I don't see the "transcendent" talent. I was lukewarm at best after seeing play in college.He can't shoot, poor defender, can't see to to get his own shot. Decent court vision, good rebounder, I need to see something that indicates he was worth being #2 overall though...

    Give it time.
    buttuh_bD.D.S.Young_ChitlinAlpha_Ambition
  • D.D.S.D.D.S. Posts: 7,394 ✭✭✭✭✭
    20 years old with one month in the league. Y’all niggas crazy lol
  • thegreatunknownthegreatunknown Posts: 1,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D.D.S. wrote: »
    20 years old with one month in the league. Y’all niggas crazy lol

    So there's no red flags that you're seeing with Ball? Yea its only a month in, but #2 drafted overall, co-signed by Magic, numerous experts debated whether he should be #1 overall and he has been like warm, flat soda to a fanbase thirsty for success.

    Where's the spark, where's the juice? Simmons has it, Donovan Mitchell has it, Kuzma, Monk, Smith Jr., Fox they all have shown something...
    2stepz_ahead
  • BetaBeta #FastFamily Posts: 65,447 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lonzo did just have a triple double though
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  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 23,780 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Beta wrote: »
    Lonzo did just have a triple double though

    But but but the haters said Lonzo is a bust already
    ¡No contaban con mi astucia!
    5 Grand wrote: »
    I see a lot of people saying they'd "give" family members money.

    Thats not what you want to do.

    You want to set up a trust fund so they get a monthly payment. You can set up a trust fund so your mother gets, say, $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. According to my math, $10,000 per month for 20 years is $2.4 million. That's better than giving her $2.4 million up front because she can blow it all in a matter of days and then she'll want more and you'd feel obligated to give it to her.

    So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

    Now that I think about it, I could set up a trust fund for my brother. I'd give him $10,000 a month. He's about 45 now so $10,000 per month for 40 years is only $4.8 million. That makes more sense than giving him the money in one lump sum.

    AggyAF wrote: »
    Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

    All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.

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    buttuh_b
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 13,516 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 17
    Lonzo hasn't shown nothing? None of the rookies are flat out killing it this year besides Simmons. What is the #1 pick Fultz doing? They're rookies. It's a learning curve.

    The funny part is his worst performances came on national tv games. He performed a lot better in some other games and I been watching em all.
    BUTTUH B - 2013 REASON DEBATES VI CHAMPION

    Lakers, Eagles, Mets, Capitals, Buckeyes (CFB), Bruins, (CBB), War Rigondeaux, War Crawford!
    #VegasLight #SwagShow #PopeyesHive
    Young_Chitlintoheeb27
  • goodlookinoutgoodlookinout You Bitch You Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kuzma 30 and 10 like a seasoned vet out there

    Lonzo walking pass the skirmish will be magnified I'm sure

    Can we play somebody other than Phoenix tho???
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  • Inglewood_BInglewood_B Woodz of Inglez Posts: 12,221 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 18
    If Simmons didn’t get hurt last year, Kuz would be a legit strong ROY contender

    And I’m glad BI proved me wrong these last 2 weeks. That was a shaky start
    Quick wit the hands... Readdyyyyyy
    BDBIID
  • Serious Juice MayneSerious Juice Mayne Posts: 5,877 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lonzo be drillin he ain’t tryna throw hands
  • goodlookinoutgoodlookinout You Bitch You Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lonzo another triple double
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    Young_Chitlintoheeb27
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 13,516 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good game for the squad.. schedule lightening up these next couple games. Let's try to get to 500
    BUTTUH B - 2013 REASON DEBATES VI CHAMPION

    Lakers, Eagles, Mets, Capitals, Buckeyes (CFB), Bruins, (CBB), War Rigondeaux, War Crawford!
    #VegasLight #SwagShow #PopeyesHive
  • toheeb27toheeb27 Posts: 10,029 ✭✭✭✭✭
    4. Brandon Ingram, understanding his length

    That other celebrated pick from the 2016 draft -- the even younger one -- is starting to figure out how useful those long toothpick arms can be on both ends of the floor.

    About 42 percent of Ingram's shots have come at the rim, up from 27 percent last season. Ingram doesn't have a super-explosive first step, but he doesn't really need one. If he can nudge his defender into retreat mode, his arms are so long, he can sort of drive into the guy's chest and lay the ball in over his head.

    He's taking contract in the air, hanging and coaxing in tough shots as his defender returns to the ground. His free throws are up. Ingram has good passing vision. The more damage he does off the bounce, the more passing lanes will become available to him. He walked into the NBA with good passing vision.

    The only downside: The uptick in shots near the basket has come at the expense of 3-pointers. Ingram's attempts from deep are way down, and he's canning just 30 percent. Ingram eventually has to become a serviceable 3-point shooter if he's going to play alongside Lonzo Ball. But in the short term, this tradeoff is fine; some young guys improve in increments. Ingram honing one skill now doesn't mean he'll neglect the other one forever.

    He is becoming a menacing defender away from the ball. When he spreads those arms, he covers a lot of territory. He's almost in two places at once. He can crash into the paint, and snap back in time to interfere with a pass to his man.

    He dissuades some opponents from throwing that pass in the first place, and every half-second of hesitation is a mini-win for the defense.

    The Lakers ranking a shocking fourth in points allowed per possession isn't a total fluke. Total flukes don't typically last a quarter of the season. Two of their core healthy big men -- Randle and Kyle Kuzma -- are quick enough to switch onto ball-handlers, and their guards have embraced the dirty work of jostling with big men on the flip side of those switches. Josh Hart is sturdy. Ball is a pest. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ingram are engaged help-and-recover guys on the wing. Everyone has bought in.

    I'd still bet on the Lakers falling back toward 10th, and maybe a hair worse. Opponents have hit just 31 percent of their 3s, the lowest figure in the league, and they've been ice cold on wide-open triples. Teams are even bonking around the rim, and the Lakers allow a ton of shots there. (Only Milwaukee has yielded more as a percentage of all attempts, per Cleaning The Glass.) This stuff will revert.

    Still: Hanging around the top 10 in defense would be a huge, unexpected success.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21528928/zach-lowe-10-things-like-including-ben-simmons-nba
    Inglewood_BYoung_ChitlinJonah 2.0
  • joeyfkncrakkjoeyfkncrakk Posts: 2,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I hope Luke Walton keeps Kyle Kuzma as the starting 4 over Nance when he comes back... Kuzma has earned it
    Young_ChitlinInglewood_B
  • Serious Juice MayneSerious Juice Mayne Posts: 5,877 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • joeyfkncrakkjoeyfkncrakk Posts: 2,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Luke is becoming a dumb smart nigga
    toheeb27
  • goodlookinoutgoodlookinout You Bitch You Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I hate when the Lakers lose games like these especially when they be up but that inexperience and not having a closer always bites em in the back side.
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  • toheeb27toheeb27 Posts: 10,029 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Serious Juice MayneSerious Juice Mayne Posts: 5,877 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nance shouldn’t starting
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