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Lavine “ I’m tired of people talking s*** about my defense”

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Lavine “ I’m tired of people talking s*** about my defense”  

Post#1 » by StunnerKO » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:53 pm

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Post#2 » by Dominater » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:05 pm

After yesterdays game, keep on showing em Zach!
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Post#3 » by nomorezorro » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 pm

i think "average defender" is probably still a lofty goal for lavine but i'm definitely optimistic he can at least become "adequate for your best perimeter offensive player"

stephen noh highlighted a couple of encouraging plays effort/engagement-wise:

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i kinda imagine the instincts are always gonna be iffy, but if he can semi-consistently give a **** + lock in during crunch-time possessions, i think that's a pretty good target for him on that end of the ball
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Post#4 » by Evil_Headband » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:10 pm

I like that it pisses him off. Much better than Jabari’s answer.
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Post#5 » by bad knees » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:42 pm

Great news that he is taking this criticism personally, and is out there stating that he intends to be better. It's been showing in the preseason games so far. On ball he is fine. It's off ball that needs the work, and he knows it, and has been better already.
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Post#6 » by PaKii94 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:51 pm

Anyone got the text from the article? Stupid paywall. I'm out of free articles for the month
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Post#7 » by dougthonus » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:06 pm

PaKii94 wrote:Anyone got the text from the article? Stupid paywall. I'm out of free articles for the month


It's against realgm policy to post content that is behind a paywall.
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Post#8 » by PaKii94 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:09 pm

dougthonus wrote:
PaKii94 wrote:Anyone got the text from the article? Stupid paywall. I'm out of free articles for the month


It's against realgm policy to post content that is behind a paywall.


Lame :cry:
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Post#9 » by sco » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:13 pm

I give him credit for professional pride. He does get a lot of media criticism.

I also give Kingpin credit. I hear quotes that he challenged Zach to improve there this offseason.
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Post#10 » by gardenofsound » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:14 pm

PaKii94 wrote:
dougthonus wrote:
PaKii94 wrote:Anyone got the text from the article? Stupid paywall. I'm out of free articles for the month


It's against realgm policy to post content that is behind a paywall.


Lame :cry:


Or maybe pay for good journalism so that good writers can make a living writing good material?
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Post#11 » by mtron32 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:24 pm

Evil_Headband wrote:I like that it pisses him off. Much better than Jabari’s answer.


lol, for real, I like that competitive mindset. Don't want us to chirp, buff up on that D and throw it back in everybody's face. I'm looking for him to maintain this in the regular season.
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Post#12 » by kulaz3000 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:25 pm

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Post#13 » by PaKii94 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:28 pm

gardenofsound wrote:
PaKii94 wrote:
dougthonus wrote:
It's against realgm policy to post content that is behind a paywall.


Lame :cry:


Or maybe pay for good journalism so that good writers can make a living writing good material?



I would if it was above and beyond regular stuff but it's usually a regurgitation of regular news with maybe a quote or two extra
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Post#14 » by fleet » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:34 pm

And 1 to social media. Good job guys.
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Post#15 » by FriedRise » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:56 pm

Here’s one from Cowley (free):

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Post#16 » by madvillian » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:56 pm

PaKii94 wrote:
dougthonus wrote:
PaKii94 wrote:Anyone got the text from the article? Stupid paywall. I'm out of free articles for the month


It's against realgm policy to post content that is behind a paywall.


Lame :cry:


Wait, RealGM's policy is to comply with fair use no? If it is, here's a couple snippets that meet that requirement. Everybody should get a Athletic sub anyways it's like $60 a year if you get it on sale and they have a sale almost every other month.

LaVine has spent the early weeks of the season openly talking about taking his game to another level.

“I just think it has to be more consistent,” LaVine said. “Last year, I had some times where I would have those big scoring nights. But it would come after a game where I shot inefficiently or I would have a lower scoring game. I just want it to be consistent where you know what you’re getting from me every night, plus those games where I go off. So you’re going to get it defensively and offensively. Even though I might have a bad shooting night, I’m going to bring it in a different area.”

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“What he’s talked about and what we’ve talked about is him becoming the best two-way player he can become,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “Two-way player, meaning he is engaged and committed to both ends of the floor. And he is doing that, and it’s fun to see. And it helps him, helps our team and it just shows another level he can go to.”
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Post#17 » by cool007 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:58 pm

I think his bad defense is way overblown. He may not be a defensive stopper but I really think he will be an atleast average defender this year.

I also have a feeling that he will lead this team to playoffs this year and be a great leader. He will make his mark this year in the NBA. NBA will look stupid to not have more Bulls games on National TV this year.
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Post#18 » by sco » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:10 pm

Since I feel that the media comes here for story ideas, and we have been long-critical of Zach's defense - Can we take credit for this?

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Post#19 » by TheFinishSniper » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:11 pm

Good. Very good.

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Post#20 » by Red Larrivee » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:12 pm

It's hard not to be excited. He's saying and doing all of the right things, especially after bouncing back last year.

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