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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
18%
yes, Dwight is aaight.
28
28%
no, Caruso belongs in the G-league
6
6%
no, Dwight is soft
1
1%
i'm in the Carushow and Dwight bandwagon
16
16%
I need a bigger sample size
27
27%
no, I will never jump on the bandwagon
4
4%
 
Total votes: 100

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Post#101 » by Kilroy » Sat Nov 9, 2019 4:21 pm

I think I might be on the start Caruso bandwagon... I would love to see what he could do just simply swapping him for Bradley in the starting lineup. His ability to attack and dish I think could be really valuable.
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Post#102 » by zimpy27 » Sat Nov 9, 2019 7:40 pm

Kilroy wrote:I think I might be on the start Caruso bandwagon... I would love to see what he could do just simply swapping him for Bradley in the starting lineup. His ability to attack and dish I think could be really valuable.


I agree.

The 3% is struggling right now because of spacing. It's not just that shots aren't falling, Lakers rank at the bottom for wide-open 3s and rank middle for open 3s. The Warriors game was based on spacing, not just that they had good shooters.

The spacing is poor because AD wants to play the 4, it's also the reason the defense is so good. To have both defense and better 3 shooting the Lakers need a stretch 5 or they need to make the defense collapse on the 4/5 they have to provide space for the 3s. That isn't happening. Both Dwight and McGee are taking half the amount of shots per 100 that they usually take. They aren't getting shots because drive and dish or drive and lob hasn't happened without a second PG that can do that.

Caruso building on this part of his game and starting is probably the closest answer.

The best answer is getting a stretch 5.

Mike Muscala or Kyle O'Quinn would be gettable. Baynes would be ideal but a steep price.

Meanwhile, Mo Wagner looks like he could become one of the best stretch 5s in the league. :nonono:
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Post#103 » by snaquille oatmeal » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:06 am

Caruso nicknames:
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Post#104 » by Beethoven » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:11 pm

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Post#106 » by iamworthy » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:37 pm

Kilroy wrote:


This is getting silly.
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Post#107 » by iamworthy » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:38 pm

Caruso is to hesitant and indecisive on offense for my liking. If he can clean that up we might have something.
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Post#108 » by Sedale Threatt » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:48 pm

iamworthy wrote:
Kilroy wrote:


This is getting silly.


How dare you. Respect the majesty.
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Post#109 » by Kilroy » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:12 pm

iamworthy wrote:
Kilroy wrote:


This is getting silly.


Pretty sure that's the point... 8-)
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Post#110 » by SlimShady83 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:36 pm

Admit it, you all love the ... White Mamba
Bring back 80's 90's basketball please :)
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Post#112 » by snaquille oatmeal » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:03 am

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Post#114 » by stan francisco » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:52 am

iamworthy wrote:Caruso is to hesitant and indecisive on offense for my liking. If he can clean that up we might have something.


See last ten games of previous season. He’s still inexperienced. New team mates, new coaches, new system, new defense. It will be easier for him to get used to it all if he started. Just a fraction more space and time is all he needs.

Once he thrives, his decisiveness will come back. I saw it happen last season as soon as he felt acclimated. I expect the same this time around. That’s why he should play with the starters.

What I’ve said since the summer is that he’ll be our starting PG before the Xmas day game, and I stick to it. :nod:
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Post#115 » by Slink » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:06 am



Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea with an apology to Dwight.
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Post#116 » by Sedale Threatt » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:21 pm

Meanwhile, Dwight is like, who the f*ck is Flea?
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Post#117 » by stan francisco » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:45 pm

kblo247 wrote:Imagine if we had Cousins starting and this Dwight as his backup


Then we could trade McGee for Iggy today.
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