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Old 05-15-2007, 05:00 AM   #16
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Dude....are you kidding me?

Blake is known because of his defense. He is a defensive minded guard.

no bro. Blake isn't known for his defense, not even close actually. He tries and gives you effort on defense but thats about it.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:07 PM   #17
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Interestig note to me was Magic Johnson at the Nets game last night sitting by the Nets bench...during the first quarter? maybe second Kidd was Joking with Magic during a stop in play.... Magic doing a little scouting for the team, maybe showing a little support for a possible new Laker?

And on the artest front Nuggets are rumored to be interested in Artest for Kenyo Martin (see ISH Rumors page)
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:52 PM   #18
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Jason Kidd could be on the move, too, if Nets ownership deems it's time to rebuild for Brooklyn 2009. Yesterday, Kidd declined to speak with reporters. Nets spokesman Gary Sussman said a sore Kidd was "in the tub." It could be Kidd's last Nets-sponsored bath.

Lakers minority owner Magic Johnson sat in the first row at the Meadowlands on Monday night and it's unclear if he was scouting Kidd for Jerry Buss. During the All-Star Break, when talks with the Lakers heated up, Kidd sounded upbeat about playing for the Lakers, raising speculation he initiated the talks.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/05162007...arc_berman.htm
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:08 PM   #19
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no bro. Blake isn't known for his defense, not even close actually. He tries and gives you effort on defense but thats about it.

Kind of like Sasha, eh?



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Old 05-16-2007, 11:18 PM   #20
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Kind of like Sasha, eh?




It goes to show you even defensive guards can struggle as they aren't allowed to use their hands against opposition.

If Phil used some zone maybe we would get somewhere.

Top notch teams mix it up defensively. Why don't we? Why is Phil so stubborn against zone?

Zone can save some energy for late in games and players won't be so tired.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:20 AM   #21
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I think the lakers should not just focus on getting an allstar. IMO Kobe + Odom + Phil + supporting case of players w/ high basketball IQ can produce a winning team

In previous laker teams, we had Brian Shaw, Fisher, Fox, Horry guys who are no where near star players but has high basketball IQ. They are old and not athletic and yet they play smart defense. Knowing how to position etc On offense they make smart decisions on when to pass when to cut when to shoot

In this current laker line-up from there supporting cast, only turiaf and Luke that looks like have a high basketball IQ. Evans maybe. Bynum and farmar, depends on how they develop.

The rest of the team has low basketball IQ. Smush, kwame, sasha, Cook. They have enough talent to stay in the league but they don't the smarts to play on a higher level.

Kobe
Odom or some other player if traded
Luke
Bynum or some other player if traded
Farmar
evans
Radman - lets give a chance, give him another yr to prove himself
Maybe sign Mihm for 1yr minimum
then the rest of the team should be veteran smart players

with this line-up I think the lakers will do good
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:59 AM   #22
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trig,

You are forgetting that our supporting cast of the past were very good role players though and call me drunk, but those are almost as hard to get as any all-star. Why do I say this? Our roster is not up to par with most teams.

We have few guys with trade value and only a few options we can do with those pieces as well.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:30 AM   #23
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To continue what Lakerfreak was saying i would imagine the lakers go after a named player to begin with but the real hard work will be filling the role player spots with the proper players... the players in place now may not be bad players, just not the right players for this team, and finding those right players can be a difficult proposition sometimes...
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:28 AM   #24
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To continue what Lakerfreak was saying i would imagine the lakers go after a named player to begin with but the real hard work will be filling the role player spots with the proper players... the players in place now may not be bad players, just not the right players for this team, and finding those right players can be a difficult proposition sometimes...

Well said Speed Racer!


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