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The Dwight redemption and Caruso to start @ the 1 bandwagons, you in?

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should Caruso start? is Dwight forgiven?

Poll runs till Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:20 am

yes, Caruso should start.
18
19%
yes, Dwight is aaight.
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28%
no, Caruso belongs in the G-league
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5%
no, Dwight is soft
1
1%
i'm in the Carushow and Dwight bandwagon
15
16%
I need a bigger sample size
25
26%
no, I will never jump on the bandwagon
4
4%
 
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Post#81 » by TylersLakers » Sat Nov 2, 2019 11:32 pm

I've seen enough of McGee. I'd start Dwight, for sure.

Bradley I'm willing to give some more time to. His defense has been really good and he's a solid cutter. But he's gotta knock down shots to play crunch time minutes in my opinion.
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Post#82 » by ShaqFu » Sun Nov 3, 2019 4:10 pm

More than anything else, I'm very happy for Dwight. This is the version of Dwight's game that Kobe wanted.

His technique is still there, his footwork is still there, but the ego, and the athleticism are gone. Free throw still sucks but his midrange shooting looks better than ever. He deserves to start for all the improvement he made and his willingness to do whatever it takes for us to be successful. His defense is still good.
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Post#83 » by Danny Darko » Mon Nov 4, 2019 5:35 am

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Post#85 » by jigga_man » Mon Nov 4, 2019 5:59 pm

ShaqFu wrote:More than anything else, I'm very happy for Dwight. This is the version of Dwight's game that Kobe wanted.


He's finally becoming our Tyson Chandler! :-P
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Post#86 » by Beethoven » Mon Nov 4, 2019 6:08 pm

He's way better than last year's Tyson Chandler wha
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Post#87 » by snaquille oatmeal » Mon Nov 4, 2019 6:17 pm

whoever voted for Dwight is soft, you can change your vote now lol
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Post#88 » by jigga_man » Mon Nov 4, 2019 7:12 pm

Beethoven wrote:He's way better than last year's Tyson Chandler wha


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Bryant told Howard that he wanted him to come to Los Angeles and help him win two more championships, but not as an understudy. He wanted Howard to be the team's third option behind himself and Pau Gasol, according to a source. Bryant tried to sell Howard on being his "Tyson Chandler" and made it clear that Los Angeles would be his, but only once Bryant decided he was done playing.
Howard was turned off by the idea.

Howard stated that there was "no way" he would give up everything he has in Orlando to go to the Lakers and be the third option, a source close to the situation said. Howard certainly wouldn’t mind being a third piece on a star-studded team, similar to the situations in Miami and Boston. However, he was turned off by Bryant's presentation as it suggested something totally different.


https://www.sbnation.com/2015/7/1/8880543/kobe-bryant-lakers-nba-free-agency-lamarcus-aldridge-dwight-howard
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Post#89 » by Beethoven » Mon Nov 4, 2019 7:18 pm

Kobe knew him better than Dwight did.
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Post#90 » by TwoStarz » Mon Nov 4, 2019 8:12 pm

Gotta give credit where credit is due. When we signed Dwight I had a feeling that he was foreal this time and was genuinely looking to make a positive impact, wherever he landed. Everything Dwight said leading up to the signing and the season seemed genuine and he has backed it up 100%. He's bought into the team above any one player. I love me myself a good redemption story. Rooting for you Dwight, keep it up big fella.

Sometimes in life you make choices despite people with your best interest telling you otherwise. Nothing is a better teacher than a humbling experience. Dwight learned it the hard way but at least he learned before it was too late.
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Post#91 » by Doug_12 » Wed Nov 6, 2019 1:37 pm

This version of Howard is so good. His defense is very close to his 2012 self, if he was able to play more he would have been in the DPOY conversation. With these 25 mins he is not and will not be there, but I assume this reduced load has a huge impact on his level of play by allowing him to be more dynamic, more aggressive and more focused.

Right now he is one of the best role players I've seen in Lakers uniform and already is the third most important player on the team. These type of players can win us championships...
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Post#92 » by Sedale Threatt » Wed Nov 6, 2019 9:10 pm

Dwight's got the best net rating on the team by far at plus 22.5. Quickly turning out to be one of the best offseason pickups in the entire NBA this season.
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Post#93 » by Beethoven » Wed Nov 6, 2019 11:25 pm

I so wanted Noah. And i don't even like him. He was the least of the two evils back then. He would have lost us a couple of these road games im sure.
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Post#94 » by Kilroy » Thu Nov 7, 2019 4:00 am

I don't know how he can sustain it, but if he does, Howard will wipe the Kobe season from LA's minds.

I hated him before we got him... After too, honestly...

But watching what he's doing actually on the court... You just can't be mad at that.
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Post#95 » by mcscotty » Thu Nov 7, 2019 4:27 am

Don't overlook Dwight's contribution on the offense. He's been setting excellent screens and getting guys a lot of easy shots and open lanes. He's really laying it all on the line with his physical play and I hope it doesn't take too much of a toll on him. Also his shot selection has been really good and it shows in his shooting percentage.
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Post#96 » by Landsberger » Thu Nov 7, 2019 4:44 am

Kilroy wrote:I don't know how he can sustain it, but if he does, Howard will wipe the Kobe season from LA's minds.

I hated him before we got him... After too, honestly...

But watching what he's doing actually on the court... You just can't be mad at that.


I like what he'd doing on the floor but won't go full in on him for a while. Let's see how he acts if he has some adversity. Is the same Howard lurking in there? His danger has always been less about his play and more about his corrosive effect on his teammates. Right now everything is better than anyone could have imagined. I really hope he's turned a corner.
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Post#97 » by dAdo dA dEvil » Thu Nov 7, 2019 10:38 am

I've said it before, only a championship could redeem Dwight for me but I got to give props on how he's playing lately. He's winning games for us. I don't know how long can he keep it up but right now I feel we're winning the chip if he could play like this the whole season. At this point we still have a lot of thing to improve and I believe that we would still get better as the season goes by and I hope the same for Dwight.
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Post#98 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Nov 7, 2019 10:03 pm

I hate to say this, because i really hated the move...BUT DWIGHTS PLAY has lessened my distaste for dumping Zubac. I really like Zu, was younger, could develop, maybe in the future who.knows....BUT DWIGHTS PLAY has really turned my thoughts around about releasing ZU.
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Post#99 » by dAdo dA dEvil » Thu Nov 7, 2019 11:52 pm

LAKESHOW wrote:I hate to say this, because i really hated the move...BUT DWIGHTS PLAY has lessened my distaste for dumping Zubac. I really like Zu, was younger, could develop, maybe in the future who.knows....BUT DWIGHTS PLAY has really turned my thoughts around about releasing ZU.


I really like Zu too. I'd even give up McGee for Zu.
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Post#100 » by kblo247 » Sat Nov 9, 2019 2:32 am

Imagine if we had Cousins starting and this Dwight as his backup
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