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Post#121 » by DBC10 » Thu Apr 1, 2021 10:17 pm

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chrbal wrote:Not an April fools day thing

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/nba/news/andre-drummond-injury-update-lakers-center-leaves-disappointing-debut-with-right-big-toe-contusion/amp/

It might be petty, but him being ineffective and then going out with a minor injury entertains me a little much.


It's absolutely comical. It's as if the Lakers are cursed this year with all these injuries

In those 14 minutes he played, he looked the same usual Dre to me. Which doesn't bode well for the Lakers


That’s what I mean. You had Lakers fans and stat watchers acting like they just landed a 3rd star or at least someone who would be a huge bonus.


They'll come around like Cavs fans did. It'll be another notch in Lebron's belt if he can rein in another delusional center that thinks he's a point center and or overestimates their abilities

The schadenfreude once the Lakers fans grovel come playoff time will be hilarious
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Post#122 » by DBC10 » Fri Apr 2, 2021 2:55 pm

Lamarcus Aldridge looking pretty good last night. Although it was the Hornets who basically have no starting 5.

I'd wager LMA plays more than Blake just due to more offensive versatility.
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Post#123 » by chrbal » Sat Apr 3, 2021 10:36 pm

Gordon Hayward is out for a month now. Not saying the Charlotte pick will get amazingly high, but this should help it get a little better.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31189032/charlotte-hornets-gordon-hayward-miss-least-four-weeks-sprained-foot%3fplatform=amp
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Post#124 » by tmorgan » Sun Apr 4, 2021 4:35 am

Poor Gordon. He’s Glass Joe from Punchout.
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Post#125 » by chrbal » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:20 pm

In spite of my weird amount of focus on getting Ellington off the team for 2-3 months. I can accept and mildly understand why it didn’t happen by trade or getting waived.

But why in the world is Cristiano Felício still a bull?

They added two very talented centers at the deadline and they have very a legitimate chance at the play in. And he’s got to be like the 6th or 7th big on their depth chart.

I get the “6 fouls” argument, but they would be better with almost anyone regardless of position or experience.

I don’t expect anyone to respond, do if you want to, I just felt a need to post that for some reason.
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Post#126 » by DBC10 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:50 pm

chrbal wrote:In spite of my weird amount of focus on getting Ellington off the team for 2-3 months. I can accept and mildly understand why it didn’t happen by trade or getting waived.

But why in the world is Cristiano Felício still a bull?

They added two very talented centers at the deadline and they have very a legitimate chance at the play in. And he’s got to be like the 6th or 7th big on their depth chart.

I get the “6 fouls” argument, but they would be better with almost anyone regardless of position or experience.

I don’t expect anyone to respond, do if you want to, I just felt a need to post that for some reason.


I honestly think a lot of big dudes like him are acquired and or retained just to be practice dummies for when they actually do practice during the regular season. Not that these teams really practice much besides training camp anyways, but I imagine for some of the younger talent, they use some downtime to get a few training sessions in.

Remember when we signed Aaron Gray, a 7 footer that we didn't really need? Ended up exactly being that for Drummond and a few of the younger guys we had
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Post#127 » by vege » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:06 pm

I don't want Brooklyn to win but what happened to LMA and the way he retired is sad.
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Post#128 » by DBC10 » Yesterday 3:32 am

vege wrote:I don't want Brooklyn to win but what happened to LMA and the way he retired is sad.


Good for him to put his life and family first over a few more years in the league. Heart problems are extremely finicky and terrifying

One of the best post up fade away big since...Duncan? Such a pleasure to watch during his blazer years just swishing everything
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Post#129 » by tmorgan » Yesterday 4:34 am

We should cut that bum Jah and pick up Mo Wagner. At least he’s enthusiastic.
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Post#130 » by MotownMadness » Yesterday 7:25 pm

tmorgan wrote:We should cut that bum Jah and pick up Mo Wagner. At least he’s enthusiastic.

Sounds good, Wagner has some sneaky skill.
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Post#131 » by vege » Yesterday 9:29 pm

Okafor salary is guaranteed next season and Wagner is terrible. I wouldn't miss Okafor tho.
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Post#132 » by tmorgan » Today 1:06 am

A reminder of why that move qualifies as my second worst Weaver decision. Giving Okafor a two year deal was not a good idea.
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Post#133 » by chrbal » Today 1:42 am

tmorgan wrote:We should cut that bum Jah and pick up Mo Wagner. At least he’s enthusiastic.



If we had an open roster spot, sure. But adding him isn’t worth cutting Okafor. Bring him in the offseason as a reclamation project free agent, sure.

I’m convinced he goes to Minnesota with them having an open spot

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