zimpy27 wrote: Kilroy wrote:
Ainosterhaspie wrote:Is the Iggy speculation dead, or does it seem like he could still joijn the team? I can't remember if a buyout looks possible or not.
Griz are hoping to trade him but once that option dries up, they'll probably buy him out.
It sounds like there are a whole lot of things that would need to go right for us to be able to pick him up, and our record is mixed on those deals... So I don't know if he'll be a Laker or not...
I'd love to have him, but I'm not sure we really need him. Green/Kuz is sort of our budget Klay/Iggy rotation in reverse...
If we want Kuz to turn into something legit and reliable, I think we need to find a way to play him at his more natural 3 position... Playing him at the 4, even in a small ball lineup stunts him, IMO... And if we got Iggy, he'd probably have to play more 4 off the bench than 3.
So it may actually be better for us long term if we don't get Iggy.
I'd like to see us bring Caruso/KCP (or daniels or cook, whoever has the highest eFG%) /Kuz/Dudley/Cousins off the bench, and give Kuz and Cousins a green light to do whatever they wanted...
Can't really do that with Iggy.
Unless the plan becomes to start Iggy over Green, which I think would be a mistake.
With Iggy the 4 main lineups in the playoffs would be something like:
1: KCP-AC-AB, Green, LeBron, AD, Cousins
2: KCP-AC-AB, Iggy, LeBron, Kuzma, AD
3: KCP-AC-AB, KCP-AC-AB, Iggy/Green, Kuzma, Cousins
4: KCP-AC-AB, Green, Iggy, LeBron, AD
*KCP-AC-AB is a hybrid of KCP, Caruso and Bradley, I don't know which 2 will be best.
Iggy would also be the best possible backup for LeBron. He'd also be an important wing defender against the clippers. The defense of the lineup 4 would be very tough.
KCP KCP AND KCP, Rondo has been bashed endlessly here and I understand that stats and common sense are pointing to him not being great for this team for long minutes but what exactly are you guys seeing in KCP?
1. Shooting. Lebron goes down at Christmas then Ball and When the Lakers NEEDED HIM MOST, he shoots a spectacular 31% FOR Jan AND FEB.
2 years ago, Before Lebron got here, Lakers lost a bunch of players bec of injuries too in December and he shot a whopping 29%. He is great though as soon as the Lakers get eliminated, improving his shot like 3-5% better. Rajon Rondo actually shoot better than him from the 3pt line overall as he only shot 34.7% for the year.
2. Defense. He is TIED for 17th in DRTG for the team, only Mikhailuk and Machado were WORST in the 22 man recorded roster. DRTG may be misleading?
he ranked 18th in DBPM with a -1.2, still not convinced?
ok, ESPN’s DRPM, He ranked 95th worst among SGs out of 107 recorded players playing that position.
At least Rondo showed me something before esp in the playoffs like when he played for the Pelicans, what has KCP done in the playoffs?
Im ok with other signings at least guys like Daniels and Dudley are addressing a glaring need but other than being tall enough to guard SGs, I don’t see anything that he brings to the table.