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  1. 1 point
    Lakers should trade Randle for Parker as a one for one swap. Parkers Pros: Lakers improve by getting a young, proven athletic scorer, rebounder and defender that is still only 22 YEARS OLD! Size and athleticism as LeBron James that can mesh well with current Lakers youthful talent. Parkers Cons: Injuries! Randle Pro's: will give the Bucks another big that can guard all positions, some inside scoring and toughness needed for a playoff run. Con's: Randle's style of play gets him in constant foul trouble, not ideal length and perimeter shot you'd want in a starting PF. IMO, both Bucks and Lakers win in this trade and Lakers get another attacking wing/PF that can stretch the defense with perimeter shot and Randle is going to wat a larger role than backing up Kuzma in the future.
  2. 1 point
    No way is Lonzo a bust. He's going to grow and his overall game looks good. His shot is already getting better. And the Lakers do seem to play better with him. Give him time and I think he's going to be great.
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    #1 Randle, Nance to Suns for Josh Jackson #2 with Nance and Lopez for Hassan Whiteside.#3 To Utah with Nance and #1 in 2020 for Donvan Mitchell. #4 Randle to the Bulls for Valentine and Mirotec.#5 To Philly for Okafor www.dwan.fulwood@yahoo.com
  4. 1 point
    What we need is for Luke to stop pretending we are the Warriors, and stop jacking up all these threes. We dominate in the paint not outside the arc. We need to start making free throws and stop turning the ball over. We need Luke to put in half court offense because we have NONE. Rotations are terrible. When Lonzo doesn't play we are the worst team in the league.
  5. 1 point
    I am highly critical of Walton’s recent personnel decisions. Immediately after Kuzma’s 30/14 game, Walton implicitly criticized Kuzma’s ball movement in the post-game press conference, saying he needed to look for more assists. Ever since that game, Kuz has shown more hesitation on taking the open shot or driving to the rim. He is our best offensive weapon and his ppg went up significantly when he was inserted in the starting lineup for Nance. Nance comes back tonight from injury and replaces Kuz in the starting lineup getting 30 minutes to Kuz’ 20. Kuz (15 puts) and Clarkson (17 puts) were scoring well with high fg percentages, but Walton went with Ball (3 pts on 1 for 7) and Nance (9 pts) down the stretch. Nance should have come off the bench first game back with fewer minutes than Kuz and Clarkson and Kuz should have joined KCP, Ingram and Randle on the floor down the stretch, especially with Griffin out. Kuz has been our best scorer with a high fg percentage and good foul shot, yet for some reason Walton diminishes him but helps constant praise on Ball (a liability down the stretch with extremely weak fg and abysmal free throw percentages. I just don’t get it and don’t like it. It reminds me of Byron’s mistreatment of Russell.
  6. 1 point
    Don't get the sense Kuzma is jealous at all, he's enjoying proving teams wrong for letting him slip to 27th in the draft. Kuz and Lonzo are friends...
  7. 1 point
    First off he is 6th (tied with love .416) amount PF is 3pt FG % and 6th in Att so very efficient. Let's just look at his last 5 games 39.8 mpg .529 FG .564 3pt (7.8att) 7.4 Reb 3 ass .8 BLK 1.0stl 2.0TO and 27.8 PPG....that's super star stats. If you look at month of November 18.2 game and fact he only has had 1 bad game (vs 76ers 4pt 1-7 in a win) and that he can create his own shot, shoot hooks, and 4's and fact he can start game by shooting an air all and finish 6-11 from 3 means he got that Mamba mentality. Kuzma to me should be handled like a Max player meaning we only need to add one more and a 3pt specialist. I'd like to see us retain Randle add George, or Jordan...
  8. 1 point
    6-29 over his last 4 games from 3....taking too many shots from kuzma, Hart is essentially the same player in mold and he seems to buy into Walton's offense more than Hero ball KCP who looking for Max contract....I didn't think it was good idea paying 17 million for one year to a guy looking for Max and ask him to buy into team concept on a losing team. The guy turned down like 80$ mil and fact is his PER is under 12 compared to Clarkson 17.34 that makes 12.5$. Honestly we should consider shipping him out, he is not helping us win. Kuzma is the only Laker who should be throwing up 10+ 3pta in a game. Kcp has been decent when he drives and then making free throws , but he wants to shoot 3's..I'll gladly take back Wayne Ellington to play the 2. KCP would be replaced by Hart in this scenario and Ellington would be our 3pt sniper (43% over 200att) now I'm not saying trade kcp for Wayne straight up as kcp value still higher, but sell now before he drops his value more. I see KCP for George scenarios and that ain't happening without throwing in Nance and prob Caruso and bryant. All I know is I'm sick of watching KCP play hero ball, and then look at stat sheet to see 1-10 3pt and we lose in OT to best team in NBA history. His defense is not good enough to compensate him shooting the 16th most 3pt by 2guard and being 41/44 on 3pt % at 33.5%. Just to make you understand how bad that is top 20 2gd shoot 38%+. Which really just makes me scratch my head to why we traded Lou Williams, supposedly he stole shots from youngster albeit at a 40% clip and for only 7$...I guess it netted us Josh Hart and Thomas Bryant.
  9. 1 point
    First off I have watched every game this year and since Randle got used to being benched around game 3 he has only had 3-4 off nights compared to about 15 by lopez. Lopez was brought in to create space, but is 15-71 over last month and my gear is though he shot about 35% last season is that he made 40% thru January then has been under 30% since up thru now. So, I Don't see this as a slump, but more of the norm. The problem with it is he shoots 4 a game. I won't mention Ball's struggles at 3pt line because he is actually starting to click last few games over top competition and isn't a 10+ year vet. I thought this would be a perfect marriage, but they actually look like better team with Randle at center running that pick n roll with JC and would love to see Ball run that, but untill he fully developes a mid range game and adds weight to take ball to the rim I Don't see him running that. Problem is Randle is a little undersized, so I would love to see how Lakers would do with a Noel splitting the minutes at Center with Randle. Just remember Lopez is only hitting 29% of his 3's since last January so saying he created space is a joke. Now If all of sudden Lopez decides to revert to playing primarily inside like pre '16 then forget this and he would fit in perfect, but his back I believe is holding him back and this is him reinventing himself. If we could spread out his 4 3pa a game (many games he shoots 7+) to guys shooting 35%+ like Kuzma 38, JC &KCP 35%, Ingram & Ball(% Don't matter need to develope). If not Randle may as well be in there shooting 3's as he is around a 29%. Randle has been Mr consistency though and some may argue he does what he does because he only plays around 20-22 minutes but as good of shape he's in and fact he never looks tired I think he could go 33 a night. I'd like to see him with Kuzma, Ingram in front court. The starting guards I could argue with starting JC(18PER )over Bal(11PER)or KCP(12PER), but won't ever happen, but we will see Hart in there for KCP. This is interesting because I think Hart even for rookie gives us near same amount of defense, but from what I have seen he has embraced Walton's offense more than Pope. I see pope do a lot of hero ball type play and opting to shoot over passing for much better shot. Let's remember he is on 1 yr deal and looking for 100+$ contract(not gonna happen I think he screwed up big-time and may not get more than JC). If Hart continues to perform well when kcp is out, I would not be surprised to see KCP traded...Lopez either. I'm also to point that I'd like to see Thomas Bryant get a shot at being primary backup. If anything you want to see what you got in Hart and Bryant. If Hart can show he can be another steal(starting to look like it) he is on a massively valuable contract like Nance and Kuzma are on and that helps absorb the Deng contract.. if Nance or kuzma were FA tomorrow they'd each get 10$ if not 15$ million a year each. To me if you watch the games it's evident Hart will be a core rotational player for years to come maybe not an all star...maybe he. Makes 1-2, but he will be value for next 4 years.
  10. 1 point
    I agree with you completely. I'm so frustrated with Luke Walton's lineup decisions. Last night I'm thinking who can score in this starting lineup? Well they had one basket after about 10 minutes, and we fell way behind. If it hadn't been for KCP getting hot, we would have never scored. Totally unbalanced. If he "has" to play Lonzo, at least put in some shooters alongside him. I like Larry Nance, but he isn't a scorer-yet. If he plays Nance, let Clarkson play the point. The decision to take out Kuz and Clarkson was unbelievable and probably lost us the game. I hope someone in the front office or anywhere will talk to Walton about his very questionable lineups and substitution choices. I'm still upset this morning.