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Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas

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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#201 » by Beethoven » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:10 pm

Why is LeBron playing so much ? I thought coach said he'll be limiting his mins to 15 only.
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#202 » by bb22 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:19 pm

I think he should be playing more. He’s smart and careful out there. Needs the minutes to get the conditioning and feel back because things will get serious real fast and he’s usually pacing himself for several months before gradually turning it on. No practice can replicate actual games.
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#203 » by Slava » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:31 pm

Beethoven wrote:Why is LeBron playing so much ? I thought coach said he'll be limiting his mins to 15 only.


He's playing as much as he thinks he needs to get ready. In his 17th season, there is no coach who is going to dictate how many minutes LeBron plays against his wish.
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#204 » by LAKESHOW » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:31 pm

I believe the time off was good for him
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#205 » by Beethoven » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:40 am

Ok let's get the championship already
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#206 » by tugs » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:44 am

tugs wrote:Welp, Kuzma's floaters and drives are still awkward and inconsistent. Probably better pulling a Rip and focusing on his Js and cuts. Not even exploiting mismatches and not that demanding and aggressive.


Welp, at least he was more active in picking his spots off the ball and did more pull ups than settling for those floaters.

He did attack one time where he blew by Gordon and took the bump from Vucevic before banking in the shot. More of that please
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#207 » by tugs » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:41 pm

Love how Kostas gets chippy whenever he's getting position downlow. Reminds me of young Bynum

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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#208 » by Beethoven » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:13 am

Enough of this preseason already let's get the confetti games goin
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#209 » by bb22 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:38 am

Looks like we picked up 2 Lou Williams of our own in Dion and JR lol. Hope they can keep it up.
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Post#210 » by LAKESHOW » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:07 am

weve got some pieces. I believe we have added strength to our shooting. Dion and JR have plenty of shooting skill. Weve obviously lost our defensive speed with bradley out. As those 2 look like they might have difficulties guarding a telephone pole. However, I believe they check the box for the shooting requirement, moreso than Bradley. The load is on Pope, as KCP is going to have to take up the slack, and coach is going to have to figure out rotations.
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#211 » by Slava » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:45 am

Everytime I watch Cacock play, I come away impressed and I wouldn't mind one bit letting Dwight walk after this season. Behind him, I think Kostas is a legit NBA player.
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#212 » by snaquille oatmeal » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:38 pm

Slava wrote:Everytime I watch Cacock play, I come away impressed and I wouldn't mind one bit letting Dwight walk after this season. Behind him, I think Kostas is a legit NBA player.

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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#213 » by ROballer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:59 pm

Slava wrote:Everytime I watch Cacock play, I come away impressed and I wouldn't mind one bit letting Dwight walk after this season. Behind him, I think Kostas is a legit NBA player.


Yeah. With AD's massive pay coming up(along with the possibility of him playing spot C mins) and with the COVID related uncertainty/revenue loss, I don't see the FA spending the money for C's.

Howard will probably fetch more than the minimum somewhere, and I think McGee will be thinking of opting out too and seek some guaranteed money for more years. In this scenario I see both of them gone, I don't see the FO shedding more than minimums for C in today's league and with the other personnel we have.

Just sign Cousins, he'll surely take the min for a year again, he needs to prove himself. Along with Kostas and Cacok, and AD playing some minutes as well. It's more than ok.
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Re: Update: First scrimmage July 23rd vs. Dallas 

Post#214 » by tamaraw08 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:15 pm

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Slava wrote:Everytime I watch Cacock play, I come away impressed and I wouldn't mind one bit letting Dwight walk after this season. Behind him, I think Kostas is a legit NBA player.


Yeah. With AD's massive pay coming up(along with the possibility of him playing spot C mins) and with the COVID related uncertainty/revenue loss, I don't see the FA spending the money for C's.

Howard will probably fetch more than the minimum somewhere, and I think McGee will be thinking of opting out too and seek some guaranteed money for more years. In this scenario I see both of them gone, I don't see the FO shedding more than minimums for C in today's league and with the other personnel we have.

Just sign Cousins, he'll surely take the min for a year again, he needs to prove himself. Along with Kostas and Cacok, and AD playing some minutes as well. It's more than ok.


I watched the Orlando game and was pretty disappointed with Dwight's play. He seemed like a step slow and needs an extra second to gather himself to elevate after getting the ball down low. I think it's not a coincidence that he played an ave of under 9 mins when the Lakers were very determined to beat the Bucks and the Clips last March. I still like the McGee patrol the middle swatting shots inside but I don't think many teams would spend more $ on centers esp if they can't switch in the perimeter.
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