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Old 08-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #16
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Default Re: We still need a backup center IMO

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Nothing to do with the rules at all.......it's strictly about the talent and it is comparatively terrible.

What I blame most is that the 3pt line has destroyed the importance of dominating the paint.
Second is that the league has too many teams so the talent is horribly watered down.....so yeah, a whole ton of guys who would be backups are now starting.

I agree, more teams means the overall talent gets watered down. Imagine getting rid of two teams and putting their star players on other teams.... I still think the new rules have a play in it too though. I'd much rather have basketball with a 3 point line than without.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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Jamison will likely backup the 4, Hill at the 5, and Ebanks at the 3.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #18
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I agree, more teams means the overall talent gets watered down. Imagine getting rid of two teams and putting their star players on other teams.... I still think the new rules have a play in it too though. I'd much rather have basketball with a 3 point line than without.

Yeah, contracting 2-4 teams would make the talent level on the remaining teams crazy good, I mean who would actually miss a few of these bad teams....lol.

I loved watching the more exciting brand of basketball in the ABA, they really did some crazy stuff, I loved the 3pt shot for them but I was completely against it for the NBA. Teams didn't take to it at first but gradually more and more shots were taken......just look at how few 3's Bird shot compared to Kobe.
Now I really enjoy it even though it is overused.
My pet peeve.....or one of them is when you have a 2 on 1 fastbreak and one guy pulls out to the 3pt line and takes a shot. My players know not to do this because I'll go nuts and give them an ear full if they miss......even if they make it I'll still grill them.
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My pet peeve.....or one of them is when you have a 2 on 1 fastbreak and one guy pulls out to the 3pt line and takes a shot. My players know not to do this because I'll go nuts and give them an ear full if they miss......even if they make it I'll still grill them.

You're not alone in that peeve!!!

They think a 50% chance (cause they're wide open) chance at a 3 is
as good as a 99% chance at a layup for 2..... Those players are about "me"
and are not team players...

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Default Re: We still need a backup center IMO

but the topic is supposed to be:

DO WE HAVE ENOUGH BIGS?

or do we need a backup center?
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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Over in the "Final Roster" thread, I put my guess at the depthchart as follows:

Nash/Blake/Duhon
Kobe/Meeks/Johnson-Odom
Metta/Jamison/Ebanks
Pau/Hill/Clark
Howard/?????/Sacre

and you can see I think there's a hole at backup centre....

According to NBA.com, these centers are available:



Player Pos Age Exp Type Old Team New Team Contract More
Alabi, Solomon C 24 2yrs RFA PHI --- --- ---
Andersen, Chris C 34 10yrs UFA DEN --- --- Nuggets waive Andersen via amnesty clause
Battie, Tony C 36 15yrs UFA PHI --- --- ---
Curry, Eddy C 29 11yrs UFA MIA --- --- ---
Dampier, Erick C 36 16yrs UFA ATL --- --- ---
Diop, DeSagana C 30 11yrs UFA* CHA --- --- ---
Erden, Semih C 25 2yrs RFA CLE --- --- Erdin signs two-year deal with team in Turkey
Fesenko, Kyrylo C 25 5yrs UFA IND --- --- ---
Magloire, Jamaal C 34 12yrs UFA TOR --- --- ---
Milicic, Darko C 27 9yrs UFA*** MIN --- --- Wolves use amnesty option to waive Darko Milicic
Whiteside, HassanC 23 2yrs UFA*** SAC --- --- Kings waive Whiteside



WOULD ANY OF THESE PLAYERS BE A GOOD FIT FOR THE LAKERS?

OR DO YOU THINK PAU WILL PLAY THERE ENOUGH TO FILL THAT HOLE?

I say Darko is the best of this bunch. But I don't think we can afford him. Jordan Hill is our backup center right now, and I think he will be sufficient. I would like to see us get another athletic perimeter defender though. I'm big on Terrence Williams or maybe Austin Daye right now.

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #22
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Default Re: We still need a backup center IMO

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but the topic is supposed to be:

DO WE HAVE ENOUGH BIGS?

or do we need a backup center?

I think that by the time I posted #6 post in this thread, that issue was dead and those who posted agreed that we don't need another backup Center at all.

The thread just evolved from that point forward.

Going back to what evolved from there is that the Center position in the NBA is so weak that Centers who should be backups are starting, and their backups are so weak that an average PF can more than handle them. We have Hill and Pau who can handle any backup center in the league......even whip their @ss too

I would like to have Birdman or KMart to fill in any gaps in toughness as our final addition.
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I'm big on Terrence Williams or maybe Austin Daye right now.

How could the Lakers end up with Daye?
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