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Old 03-28-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default Why is Ira Newble not being used?

I thought the reason the lakers sign Ira Newble to a 10-day contract is BECAUSE we need him to help out a little bit at this point during the season when a lot of our players are injured. IS THAT RIGHT?
If yes, why did he have Zero playing time during the last two games? Can someone please explain for me? Sometimes, I really don't understand Phil Jackson.
There were a lot of opportunities to put Ira Newble into the games, especially during the last game when the Lakers lost to a sorry-A$$ team like the Bobcat. The Bobcat lost 6 in a row, and the Lakers find a way to make them look like championship contender. When a lot of our players struggled, I don't know why Phil didn't give Ira Newble a try. What do we got to lose? Luke and Radman's defense stink anyway.
Maybe the Lakers have a lot of money to waste, so they just give it to someone to sit on the bench for 10-day doing nothing.
Oh, also please don't tell me the Lakers pay Ira Newble just to use him in practice. I don't think that was Mitch's intention.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why is Ira Newble not being used?

maybe he's not getting the system? if he was showing in practice he'd be an asset i'm sure he'd get time with the depleted roster... evidently they had some fears about him not being able to get up to speed because they did sign him to a ten day contract...

heck maybe they just signed him for a practice player, with pau, mihm, bynum and ariza down, plus some starters getting rest on practice days it's not easy to put a full squad together to scrimage..
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Default Re: Why is Ira Newble not being used?

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maybe he's not getting the system? if he was showing in practice he'd be an asset i'm sure he'd get time with the depleted roster... evidently they had some fears about him not being able to get up to speed because they did sign him to a ten day contract...

heck maybe they just signed him for a practice player, with pau, mihm, bynum and ariza down, plus some starters getting rest on practice days it's not easy to put a full squad together to scrimage..

I kind of agree with you there. Maybe he is not getting the system yet. That seems like the ONLY reason he was not getting playing time.

BUT still, I think he should get a little more minutes than zero. Phil let Mbenga played for god sake. Mbenga looked lost out there most of the time.
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Default Re: Why is Ira Newble not being used?

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Default Re: Why is Ira Newble not being used?

Phil will probably give him 5-10...15 minutes here or there from now on. Ariza also wasn't playing at all the first 3 or 4 games.
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Default Re: Why is Ira Newble not being used?

hes not getting minutes because the lakers aren't leading in the 4th quarter or having a big lead in the 4th lately
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:28 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why is Ira Newble not being used?

30 minutes ago, Money asked Spero Dedes and Michal Thompson the exact question on this thread, and I don't think they have the answer either.
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