Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within

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Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:47 pm

The Los Angeles Lakers are rebuilding around a young core of D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance Jr., Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle.


The path came into fruition after being near the top of the draft for several seasons and striking out in free agency.


"If you grow from within, you control your own destiny," Luke Walton said. "That's the game plan. We want to see what this group can do. We don't want to rely on anything else -- on free agency, or trades."


Walton was an assistant coach previously with the Warriors, who built their core through the draft before signing Kevin Durant in free agency.

Via Zach Lowe/ESPN

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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#2 » by Killboard » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:21 pm

Would be good playing them at once to consider build around them.

Currently that happened 7 minutes in 6 games this season.
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#3 » by madmaxmedia » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:58 pm

To 'grow from within', you need some good drafts, which are not 100% in your control either. There's the draft class for one, and the lottery for another.

But I guess Lakers tried really hard and achieved good lottery results.
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#4 » by beach house » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:17 pm

luke walton confirmed libertarian
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#5 » by Throwback24 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:11 pm

Of course you say that, FA's don't care for LA.

lol the Knicks and Lakers talk a big game about being big attraction sports, winning matters first. Players are lining up to sign in Toronto.
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#6 » by 12footrim » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:26 pm

Luke Walton: "You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within" .......when you sink 34 million the next 4 years into players like Mozgov and Deng

There, I finished it for him.
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#7 » by Amsterdam » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:08 am

Throwback24 wrote:Of course you say that, FA's don't care for LA.

lol the Knicks and Lakers talk a big game about being big attraction sports, winning matters first. Players are lining up to sign in Toronto.


Funny that the Knicks brought in a former defensive player of the year. Forget that Noah is playing under the numbers. Nevertheless, his brashed NY-bread influence, is starting to come to fruition just as Jackson planned.

Courtney Lee, is probably playing the his best ball of the season right now.

And former MVP and a young 28 year old Derrick Rose has recently has shown how obviously valuable, he is to the team.

And a refreshed Jennings running the second unit, has been a boom, for the young players on the Knicks bench.

I'd say that the New York Knicks, are a good landing spot for ALOT of future free agents.
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#8 » by IAMZOOTED » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:46 am

Throwback24 wrote:Of course you say that, FA's don't care for LA.

lol the Knicks and Lakers talk a big game about being big attraction sports, winning matters first. Players are lining up to sign in Toronto.


Uhh who's lining up to go to Toronto?
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#9 » by Ponchos » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:52 am

IAMZOOTED wrote:
Throwback24 wrote:Of course you say that, FA's don't care for LA.

lol the Knicks and Lakers talk a big game about being big attraction sports, winning matters first. Players are lining up to sign in Toronto.


Uhh who's lining up to go to Toronto?


Jamario Moon.
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#10 » by Veez » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:36 pm

Ponchos wrote:
IAMZOOTED wrote:
Throwback24 wrote:Of course you say that, FA's don't care for LA.

lol the Knicks and Lakers talk a big game about being big attraction sports, winning matters first. Players are lining up to sign in Toronto.


Uhh who's lining up to go to Toronto?


Jamario Moon.

dont forget landry fields :lol:
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#11 » by Throwback24 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:05 pm

Veez wrote:
Ponchos wrote:
IAMZOOTED wrote:
Uhh who's lining up to go to Toronto?


Jamario Moon.

dont forget landry fields :lol:


lol which are a minor step down from Deng and Mozgov. Kudos.
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Re: Luke Walton: You Control Your Own Destiny Growing From Within 

Post#12 » by BallDontLie_ » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:57 pm

Throwback24 wrote:Of course you say that, FA's don't care for LA.

lol the Knicks and Lakers talk a big game about being big attraction sports, winning matters first. Players are lining up to sign in Toronto.


You had a solid point until you mentioned Toronto as an attractive FA destination.

Jared Sullinger :lol:

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