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How are they going to trade Westbrook?

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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#21 » by ScHoolBoy B » Tue Nov 2, 2021 3:46 am

Yeah, I'd rather keep Westbrook than trade what's out there IMO.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#22 » by Kilroy » Tue Nov 2, 2021 4:59 am

I'd do Westbrook for Lillard straight up... Much better fit. Assuming his current slump is just performance art.
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Post#23 » by Ballerhogger » Tue Nov 2, 2021 5:50 am

Still work progress but when he’s on his own he’s pretty good. Great with 2nd unit
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#24 » by RamonSessions7 » Tue Nov 2, 2021 5:32 pm

I’d do it for Kuzma, KCP, and filler
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#25 » by Speedlot » Tue Nov 2, 2021 8:02 pm

I'm fine with Westbrook. Have some patience. He'll be great for us moving forward.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#26 » by Father Time » Wed Nov 3, 2021 6:23 am

27-9-7 tonight, nice
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#27 » by Pythagoras » Wed Nov 3, 2021 9:58 am

Westbrook has been about what I expected. He’s had some early season struggles, which hasn’t surprised me, but his efficiency is creeping up, and I imagine that will continue.

His defense sucks more than I’d hoped but he’s still been mostly fine.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#28 » by stan francisco » Wed Nov 3, 2021 7:38 pm

Frank. It’s time to sit Westbrook down. Clockwork orange style film session with nothing but great team defense.

Study Tayshawn Prince. Great help and team defender with similar reach to Russ’.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#29 » by Beethoven » Thu Nov 4, 2021 2:22 am

I like Westbrook. What's the deal here??
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#30 » by Ball so hard » Thu Nov 4, 2021 2:38 pm

stan francisco wrote:Frank. It’s time to sit Westbrook down. Clockwork orange style film session with nothing but great team defense.

Study Tayshawn Prince. Great help and team defender with similar reach to Russ’.


The two are nowhere near similar in measurements. Prince is 6’9” with a 7’2” wingspan. Russ is 6’3” with a 6’8” wingspan.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#31 » by tamaraw08 » Thu Nov 4, 2021 7:08 pm

Kilroy wrote:I'd do Westbrook for Lillard straight up... Much better fit. Assuming his current slump is just performance art.


Wow, so you think Pelinka has that Jedi Mind trick like Masai Ujiri, how he hypnotized the Spurs to give up Kawhi and Green for Poeltl and DeRozan. :nod:
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#32 » by Kilroy » Fri Nov 5, 2021 5:40 am

Am I the only one who would do Westbrook and anyone not named THT, LeBron, Reaves, and AD, for Simmons, right now? Just on the prayer that Simmons just needs a change of scenery?
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#33 » by FAH1223 » Fri Nov 5, 2021 6:04 am

You guys sound like us Bullets fans back in January-February 2021.

Look on the brightside, he isn't playing on a torn quad to start the season. He's healthy and giving you the complete Westbrook experience. A roller coaster ride it is.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#34 » by koogiking » Fri Nov 5, 2021 6:10 am

Landsberger wrote:Westbrook is on year 14 of "taking time for it to click". He and Melo are, and always have been, mentally weaker than their physical abilities. Having them on our team was the wrong move and it will eventually play out that way.

Westbook's best possibility with us is bridging an injury to Bron. The two of them together against a "real" team isn't going to work. Injury to Bron is a high likelihood and it's just a matter of time for Davis unfortunately.


Melo has been playing great dummy group him in with Westbrook that's a hating comment, without Melo Lakers might have 0 wins truth be told
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#35 » by mtcan » Fri Nov 5, 2021 8:32 am

stan francisco wrote:I’m with you, OP. Didn’t want him here either. No defense.

He’s here for a year. If it doesn’t work out this season he becomes a huge expiring. ^

I still want FVV as our point guard.

Sorry...but how are you getting FVV?
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#36 » by Pythagoras » Fri Nov 5, 2021 11:05 am

Kilroy wrote:Am I the only one who would do Westbrook and anyone not named THT, LeBron, Reaves, and AD, for Simmons, right now? Just on the prayer that Simmons just needs a change of scenery?


I’d do Westbrook for Simmons in a heartbeat. No brainer there.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#37 » by RamonSessions7 » Fri Nov 5, 2021 1:43 pm

Kilroy wrote:Am I the only one who would do Westbrook and anyone not named THT, LeBron, Reaves, and AD, for Simmons, right now? Just on the prayer that Simmons just needs a change of scenery?

I think most would. Except Philly
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#38 » by stan francisco » Fri Nov 5, 2021 2:03 pm

Ball so hard wrote:
stan francisco wrote:Frank. It’s time to sit Westbrook down. Clockwork orange style film session with nothing but great team defense.

Study Tayshawn Prince. Great help and team defender with similar reach to Russ’.


The two are nowhere near similar in measurements. Prince is 6’9” with a 7’2” wingspan. Russ is 6’3” with a 6’8” wingspan.


Not comparing bodies, not blind, lol. He should model his defense after someone like him. With his quick ups Russ’ reach would allow him to play a similar help defense role. See rebounding for his reach. It’s the defensive brains that’s the difference.

I’m certain that if Westbrook studied Prince’s positional defense, or anyone else’s who is a notable multipositional defender (Kirilenko), and if he actually tried to be great on defense, we could tear up the league when THT and Ariza come back.

His defense is as sucky as I expected. I hope for a change but we’ll see how far Frank’s mind bending goes.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#39 » by Landsberger » Fri Nov 5, 2021 2:12 pm

koogiking wrote:
Landsberger wrote:Westbrook is on year 14 of "taking time for it to click". He and Melo are, and always have been, mentally weaker than their physical abilities. Having them on our team was the wrong move and it will eventually play out that way.

Westbook's best possibility with us is bridging an injury to Bron. The two of them together against a "real" team isn't going to work. Injury to Bron is a high likelihood and it's just a matter of time for Davis unfortunately.


Melo has been playing great dummy group him in with Westbrook that's a hating comment, without Melo Lakers might have 0 wins truth be told


Melo is still the same punk that waited until the refs and teammates were holding a guy to punch him in the face then run behind his bench. Remember when he grabbed Sasha by the neck for no reason? He's a stat guy, like Westbrook, that's never been mentally strong enough to actually lead a team. He'll get some points here and there but when it's hard he'll fold.

Call it hate or whatever. There's 15 years of history there to back it up.
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Re: How are they going to trade Westbrook? 

Post#40 » by koogiking » Fri Nov 5, 2021 5:23 pm

Melo is shooting 53% from 3 and is playing the best in his role compared to every other player except for maybe Lebron

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