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  1. Don't Trade Anybody, Sign Paul George

    In my opinion you have hit the nail on the head. I agree with everything you discussed. I really believe it would be a mistake to trade either Julius or Jordan. The way they are playing this year doesn't rate a trade. They should be rewarded instead. Brook is not playing like we thought he would. It has been only the last few games he has even looked and played like a center. Now the con: we have absolutely no guarantee that either Jordan or Julius will resign with the team. With all of the talk about trading them they very possibly could choose to become free agents and we would be left with zero. I have a feeling that Erwin and rob have everything under control and most likely won't be asking any of us for our input.
  2. DD Lonzo 10 Kyle 10 Julius 9 Record is 15-27 Winning % is 35 Outscored by 154 points Average loss points 11.1 Average win points 10.0
  3. KOBE PLEASE COACH THE LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!

    One of the best NBA players of all time, Erwin "Magic" Johnson, demanded more of himself than anyone else ever did. I believe Kobe demanded even more of himself than Magic did of himself. How successful was Magic as a coach?
  4. What the Lakers need is...

    My thoughts are we have a very young team and a very young coaching staff. We have everyone learning at the same time and very slowly on top of that. Luke is not a Pat Riley or Phil Jackson or even Del Harris. We have some talent on the team but Luke and the players aren't able to get the job done. The team isn't executing what they are taught in practice and Luke isn't able to keep them motivated. They do well in stretches on the court and reportedly they do well in practice but they aren't able to sustain the effort for the whole game. When it gets down to it, the coaches aren't on the court the players are and it is up to them to do what they are learning in practice. Perhaps if they each earned a few million dollars more they would perform like they are taught to do. Maybe they think they are under payed. However the defense has improved. Hear is how they compare through 37 games : Record Winning % Total Loss Points Average /Game 2017-2018 11-26 29 190 -5.1 2016-2017 12-25 32 216 -5.8 2015-2016 8-29 22 341 -9.2 2014-2015 9-19 32 181 -6.5 2013-2014 14-23 37 219 -5.9 2012-2013 16-21 43 -281 -7.6
  5. Lonzo haters

    I'm sure all of you are following the stat sheet to some degree. When we do take a look, low and behold, we discover that Lonzo leads the team with a 6.9 rebound and a 7.0 assist average. Looking even further we discover that Lonzo has five DD and two TD on the season and Kyle has nine DD. Larry has three of which all were within the first seven games of the season and Brandan has one in game four and one in game fifteen. None since. Since game seventeen against Denver, Lonzo or Kyle are the only two that have scored a DD. Lonzo has five including one TD and Kyle has four. To update an earlier stat, Lonzo has been the leader in either Points (1-game 2), Rebounds (6), or Assists (26) thru 30 games while Kyle has led in the three stats thirteen times; Points (7), Rebounds (7), Assists (0). I suppose that if you don't check the stats you could keep rambling on about how bad of a player Lonzo is. He is not, by a long shot, the best scorer on the team but is tied with Kyle for the most rebounds and leads the team in assists. I would then suppose if you think Lonzo is "a bust" then every other player on the team, including Kyle, is "a bust" also. PLAYER GP GS MIN PPG OFFR DEFR RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FPG A/TO PER Kyle Kuzma, PF 29 13 31.5 17.7 1.7 5.2 6.9 1.6 0.38 0.31 1.9 2.1 0.9 17.2 Brandon Ingram, SF 30 30 34.8 16.0 1.1 4.4 5.5 3.3 0.93 0.73 2.5 3.3 1.3 12.5 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG 26 26 34.8 14.0 0.9 4.2 5.0 2.3 1.81 0.35 1.6 1.9 1.5 12.3 Jordan Clarkson, PG 30 0 22.1 13.8 0.8 2.0 2.8 3.0 0.57 0.00 1.8 1.3 1.7 17.0 Brook Lopez, C 28 28 22.4 12.8 1.3 3.0 4.3 1.7 0.46 1.57 1.7 2.9 1.0 16.6 Julius Randle, PF 30 0 22.4 12.5 1.4 4.9 6.3 1.8 0.47 0.83 2.2 3.4 0.8 17.4 Lonzo Ball, PG 30 30 33.8 10.0 1.3 5.6 6.9 7.0 1.33 1.00 2.8 2.2 2.5 11.4 Larry Nance Jr., PF 19 17 22.7 8.6 2.6 4.2 6.8 1.3 1.53 0.47 1.0 3.1 1.3 18.5 Josh Hart, SG 25 2 15.5 3.8 0.4 2.2 2.5 0.6 0.68 0.24 0.4 1.1 1.5 9.0 Corey Brewer, SF 30 1 11.4 3.0 0.2 1.1 1.3 0.7 0.83 0.13 0.5 1.5 1.4 9.5 Luol Deng, SF 1 1 13.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.00 0.00 1.0 0.0 1.0 5.6 Tyler Ennis, PG 12 0 5.5 1.7 0.1 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.33 0.08 0.3 0.6 2.3 9.3 Andrew Bogut, C 18 2 8.4 1.4 0.8 2.1 2.9 0.6 0.22 0.67 0.8 1.4 0.7 10.5 Ivica Zubac, C 6 0 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.8 Vander Blue, SG 4 0 7.0 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.00 0.00 0.5 0.5 0.5 -3.1 Alex Caruso, SG 4 0 7.3 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.3 0.00 0.00 0.5 0.8 2.5 3.4 Totals 30 -- -- 107.1 10.8 35.7 46.5 23.2 8.33 5.70 16.3 22.3 1.4 --
  6. Randle needs to start at Center

    I haven't looked at your stats individually but I do assume they are correct. Your discussion got me thinking and I checked a few stats for myself. Their stats are fairly even. REBOUNDS: Brook has 4.3 /game and Julious has 6.2 However: Kyle is at 6.6; Larry is at 7.1; Brandan is at 5.6; Kentavious-Pope has 5 and Lonzo has 7. For all to see every game Lopez doesn't want to get in there and rebound. It doesn't seem like Luke doesn't want him under the basket very much. MINUTES PLAYED: Lopez is at 22.6/game and Randle is at22.3 FIELD GOAL %: Lopez is at 44.4% and Randle is at 55.2% BLOCKS: Lopes has 1.6/game and Randle has .8 TURNOVERS: Lopez has 1.7/game and Randle has 2.2 POINTS: Lopez has 12.8/game and Randle has 12.2 GAMES PLAYED: Lopez has 28 and Randle has 29 FIELD GOAL: Lopes has 4.8 and Randle has 4.7 PERSONAL FOULS: Lopez has 2.9 and Randle has 3.4
  7. Lonzo Ball

    I agree he is having a lot of problems right now with his shooting but that will change in time. Let us not forget for one second there are more ways to participate, contribute and help the squad win than just scoring. If every one was a scorer or if every one was a re-bounder or whatever, where would we be now? This wonderful sport of basketball consists of more than putting up points and I believe Lonzo is doing more than his part in other categories.
  8. Going back five years, including this one, when the injuries started piling up for Kobe, I believe one might find it informing if we look at some stats through the first twenty-seven games of each season. The Difference column is the total number of points scored by the opposing team minus the number scored by our team, the Lakers. The Record column is the "win/loss" record for both teams with the Lakers always listed first. After looking at these stats it becomes very, very obvious the great amount of improvement Luke and the team have made in the number one object set forth at the beginning of the season. DEFENCE I believe everyone understands that Luke and his staff can show the players what he wants them to do and the team can have terrific practices leading up to the game, but when the game starts it is all up to how the players handle their part in getting the job done. Luke is not on the floor! When careless mistakes occur in handling or shooting the ball during the game there is very little Luke and his staff can do about. True they can make substitutions but it is always up to the players to perform - all of them not just Lonzo Ball, Brandan Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, or anyone else. The whole team needs to do their part to accumulate wins. The young inexperienced players have to learn through mistakes just like all the rest of us. Further more I believe the veterans are making just as many mistakes as the rookies. Looking at the difference between last year and this one we have cut the difference by 50%. I think the staff and the players are doing quite well regardless of the wins and losses. Record Difference 2013-2014 13-14 -84 2014-2015 8-19 -191 2015-2016 4-23 -287 2016-2017 10-17 -161 2017-2018 10-17 -81 Lonzo is definitely not a bust For anyone interested in actual stats, not unsupported Lonzo bashings, please compare all of these stats for each player. You will notice Lonzo leads in four categories, is third best in two, is in the middle in three and is in the bottom two three times. Additionally, below, that are more stats for all 25 games showing: 1. Lonzo has had only one game where he scored the most points. 2. He has had five games in which he had the most rebounds - Nance has had five; Lopez has had the most only once and tied for the most twice; Kuzma has had the most five times and tied once. 3. He has had the most assists in every game except three 4. He has had four Double Doubles and two triple doubles - Nance has had three DD; Lopez three; Ingram two; Kuzma six. Lonzo has had the only two TD on the whole roster and he is the youngest to ever have one. In my opinion, based on all of the stats shown, Lonzo is one of the best members of the Los Angeles Lakers. Does any one, even you KMB, have ant stats 2017-18 Player Statistics
  9. Lonzo Ball

    Lonzo is definitely not a bust!! For anyone interested in actual stats, not unsupported Lonzo bashings, please compare all of these stats for each player. You will notice Lonzo leads in four categories, is third best in two, is in the middle in three and is in the bottom two three times. Additionally, below, that are more stats for all 25 games showing: 1. Lonzo has had only one game where he scored the most points. 2. He has had five games in which he had the most rebounds - Nance has had five; Lopez has had the most only once and tied for the most twice; Kuzma has had the most five times and tied once. (Top three) 3. He has had the most assists in every game except three. (Best) 4. He has had four Double Doubles and two triple doubles - Nance has had three DD; Lopez three; Ingram two; Kuzma six. Lonzo has had the only two TD on the whole roster and he is the youngest to ever have one. In my opinion, based on all of the stats shown, Lonzo is one of the best members of the Los Angeles Lakers. Does any one, even you KMB, have ant stats to prove otherwise? 2017-18 Player Statistics
  10. Ball sceptics

    A quote from Isiah Thomas who knows talent as well as anyone and was a very close friend of Magic. Magic actually kissed him once. During an appearance on FS1’s “First Things First,” former NBA All-Star and Hall-of-Famer Isiah Thomas explained why everyone should cut Ball some slack: “I think he’s going to be a star in the slow-making. It’s always difficult to come into Los Angeles and be what Magic Johnson was at 19. That very rarely happens. But where he’s at right now and where he’s progressing, he’s touching every box on the stat sheet. He rebounds, he assists, he’s a great teammate. I’ve never heard any of his teammates complaining about him. Whether he was in high school, at UCLA, even now. … His shot will get better, his free-throw shooting will get better, he’ll learn how to score in the NBA. He’s doing all the hard things right now in terms of defending, rebounding and assisting. So, no, he’s not a bust.”
  11. Not exactly fair

    According to Daniel Starklands' article of 11/18/2017 "Luke Walton Calls Loss To Suns A ‘Teaching Moment’" he states that "Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma had a career night in the loss, scoring 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds, becoming the first Laker rookie to put up a stat line like that since Magic Johnson." Evidently Daniel is biased against Lonzo as he conveniently seems to forget the first game against the Suns on 10/20/17 when Zo went 29,11,9 and last night Kuz went 30,10,1. In my opinion Lonzos' stats are much better in that first game than Kuzmas' were last night. Not to take anything away from Kuz because arguably, right now, he is playing better than anyone else on the team. Come on Mr. Starkland. Get your facts straight prior to writing an article.
  12. Alonzo Bust ??

    I suppose it is human nature to criticize people. It seems as though most people seem do it. However, they probably don't criticize or judge themselves like they do others or they would not be on this Forum. It seems as though many people have not learned the motto that you "praise in public and criticize in private". For all of those "Lakers fans" who like to believe they know as much or more than Luke, Magic, or Rob on how a team should be managed or run could maybe profit by practicing that motto. I suppose that these "Zo" critics spend their entire lives criticizing others but not themselves. Maybe they are all graduates of the "Charles Barkley" school of critics.
  13. Alonzo Bust ??

    So far through the first thirteen games I don't believe Zo has performed as well as we anticipated. As good as he is we expected more. However, so far he has out performed Kobes' first season by a long shot. As an example, in the first thirteen, Zo has been in the top stats in every game except one (Pistons). Points Rebounds Assists Clippers 3 9 4 Wizards 6, 8, 10 Pistons n/a Grizzlies 9, 5, 9 Bucks 19, 12, 13 TD (Youngest ever TD) Suns 29 11 9 DD Raptors 5, 7, 6 Blazers 0, 3, 4 Celtics 9, 5, 6 Pelicans 8 8 13 Jazz 9, 2, 4 Nets 6, 5, 7 Wizards 10, 8, 8 Just look at Brandans first season compared to Zos'. Do we think Brandon is worth keeping and playing? How about Kobe? Did Kobe turn out to be worth the patience?
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