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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #210 on: October 23, 2017, 01:00:16 PM »

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I keep on thinking about a Rondo comparison to Ball because they are both elite passers and rebounders. Rondo was a good defender out of the gate though and Ball is not (nor would you expect most rookies to be).

However, I thought that Ball's shooting would be better. So far he's been brutal with a 41% TS% through 3 games (Rondo's career TS% is 50%). Not a reliable sample obviously, but Ball could easily end up as JAG. Probably will win ROY though given the Laker hype machine and a lot of empty triple doubles, but I'm glad we have Tatum given how he and Fultz have looked so far.
Ball's unusual shooting stroke and how it would translate was discussed a lot before the draft.  Kevin O'Conner had a good article on it and even mentioned UCLA's usage of Wilson branded balls may have boosted Ball's percentages. 
https://www.theringer.com/2017/3/17/16077266/lonzo-ball-ucla-shooting-mechanics-6eeda2ef3e41#.tr9hujo7z

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #211 on: October 23, 2017, 02:01:05 PM »

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This Lakers start is about as good as I could have hoped for (absent an 0-3 start, of course). They gave up 130 points to freakin' Phoenix and almost managed to lose that game. If they have to score 132 to win every game this year, it's going to be a long season for them.

As that Dutch comedian said, "We totally understand it's going to be Phoenix at the bottom. But can we just say, "the Lakers at second-worst."

Mike
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I agree The Lakers look better with Lonzo off the court. He puts up a lot of empty numbers and stat chases. He also can't shoot so it shrinks the court. He can't defend his position. The Lakers look like they would have one that game last night against The Pelicans but then Lonzo came back and the score went the other way. Ball put up 8 rebounds and 13 assists but shot 3-13 and was a -24 for the game. Lonzo is like a twinkie is yellow and bright but it's empty calories thus far.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #212 on: October 25, 2017, 03:54:46 AM »

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Lakers lose and nets win. I imagine danny had a good day and celebrated with chipotle

One step closer to this

Except he wouldn't be wearing the 1 jersey that's for sure.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #213 on: October 25, 2017, 03:42:57 PM »

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The LAL play the Wizards at home. The line is Wiz -5. They should have a field day with open shots and that spells doom for a perimeter defense challenged team. Wiz by 12!
I'm still upset the Nets  blew last nights game by giving up like 38 points in final quarter and just completely blowing it in the last minuter. That 3 pointer by Gordon is going to haunt me for another day or so.
Back to the Fakers.....they got Toronto next and then a trip to Utah...both losses :)....until they Detroit at home, which is a winnable game.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #214 on: October 25, 2017, 11:26:12 PM »

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The LAL play the Wizards at home. The line is Wiz -5. They should have a field day with open shots and that spells doom for a perimeter defense challenged team. Wiz by 12!
I'm still upset the Nets  blew last nights game by giving up like 38 points in final quarter and just completely blowing it in the last minuter. That 3 pointer by Gordon is going to haunt me for another day or so.
Back to the Fakers.....they got Toronto next and then a trip to Utah...both losses :)....until they Detroit at home, which is a winnable game.

Wiz on a 13-2 run, up 38 to 31 after a Beal flush. Rooting for Wall and Beal for the next two hours!
Give us this pick, Almighty Red
And forgive us our tanking
As we forgive those who tanked against us
And lead us not into the lottery
But deliver us from losing

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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #215 on: October 25, 2017, 11:32:53 PM »

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Wizards better not screw this otherwise, perfect day for us.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #216 on: October 25, 2017, 11:51:40 PM »

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The LAL play the Wizards at home. The line is Wiz -5. They should have a field day with open shots and that spells doom for a perimeter defense challenged team. Wiz by 12!
I'm still upset the Nets  blew last nights game by giving up like 38 points in final quarter and just completely blowing it in the last minuter. That 3 pointer by Gordon is going to haunt me for another day or so.
Back to the Fakers.....they got Toronto next and then a trip to Utah...both losses :)....until they Detroit at home, which is a winnable game.
The Nets didn't blow it tonight!

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #217 on: October 25, 2017, 11:58:10 PM »

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Ingram and Oubre looked like twins on the court ;D

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #218 on: October 26, 2017, 01:22:30 AM »

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Ingram and Oubre looked like twins on the court ;D
I thought the same thing. They must have the same barber

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #219 on: October 26, 2017, 01:24:28 AM »

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Wizards better not screw this otherwise, perfect day for us.
wiz messed up. Didn't foul in overtime they literally gave up with only 1 pt down

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #220 on: October 26, 2017, 01:25:30 AM »

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No wonder they lost to the Celtics! ;)

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #221 on: October 26, 2017, 01:26:30 AM »

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So p---ed off about the Wiz blowing it! Scott Brooks should be fired he is awful
It's about to be crazy, G.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #222 on: October 26, 2017, 01:32:28 AM »

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The wizards talked a lot on twitter about how they were going to beat ball tonight. I think it was gortat and wall

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #223 on: October 26, 2017, 01:45:46 AM »

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Ball had a nice game, despite his shooting. His ability to open spaces, make crafty passes and just generally good decision-making is going to make LaVar unbearable for many years to come.
"Gimme the ball, gimme the ball". Freddy Quimby, 1994.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #224 on: October 26, 2017, 01:51:21 AM »

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What are the chances the pick conveys this year? Like 20% ?

Ps. Iím sick and tired of rooting for other teams to lose  ;D
It's about to be crazy, G.