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Lakers take Wesley Johnson

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Carl Herrera, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. LCAhmed

    LCAhmed Contributing Member

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    Lakers could have picked up a hobo on the street and ESPN would say they've found the biggest jewel in the rough ever.... Tired of your games ESPN!!!
     
  2. napalm06

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    There is no fanbase more delusional in sports. Not the Yankees, not the Heat, not the Knicks, not the Cowboys (well, maybe), not the Red Wings. Ladies & gentlemen: LA Lakers fans.. a breed of their own.
     
  3. Fantasma Negro

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    This guy is a joke
     
  4. shaggylambda

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    Vince Young?
     
  5. trowa2

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    well, he will have all the opportunities he needs next season, lets see if he can prove that he isnt a bust
     
  6. peleincubus

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    You can almost guarantee Nash or gasol will be out
     
  7. saleem

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    I don't think he is a bust. He has some talent,and will do well on a veteran team.
    Are the Lakers the best team for him? I am not sure. He may play well with Nash.
     
  8. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    Who cares what they say? They are even worse than Hoopsworld at this point.
     
  9. trowa2

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    i think the lakers fans are very demanding. gs and spurs mightve been the best option for him, but in terms of opportunity to showcase what he got, probably the lakers
     
  10. saleem

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    Yes,I agree with you. I was imagining him playing for the Spurs.
     
  11. A_3PO

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    4th pick of the draft. Sorry rookie season and it's been downhill since. What's your definition of bust and what talent does he supposedly have? He's 26 years-old so it isn't like he needs to mature. If the bottom-feeder Phoenix Suns don't even offer him the vet minimum, doesn't speak well for him.

    Haven't seen him much but he's been sorry the few times I have. A total slug.
     
  12. Commodore

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    are the Lakers stealth tanking by signing a bunch of chuckers?
     
  13. Commodore

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  14. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    They should have kept Goudelock
     
  15. Classic

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    Appropriate.
     
  16. <3myrockets

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    love the direction they're headed hahaha
     
  17. Shroopy2

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    I really wouldnt be too surprised if the Lakers with just Nash, Gasol and spare parts still pull off some .500 ball with no Dwight Howard headache, Kobe ego and Metta distractions. They just go out and play ball pressure free. An 85% Nash and D'antoni thats recreating the Phoenix setting. Thats actually what we might want, keep them in the mediocre range like Dallas last year, no reward from tanking.
     
  18. A_3PO

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    I would be shocked. Nash is a shell of what he used to be and is actually a below-average starting PG (even if his minutes are limited). Pau is still a very good player, but without Kobe, the Lakers won't have enough talent to do well.

    The old Suns teams weren't good just because of style. They had loads of offensive talent and used style as a weapon to maximize their advantage and bludgeon weaker teams. The more the Lakers run, the more they will lose by. It could be a vicious circle in the making.

    Maybe they start off OK, maybe not. Either way, D'Antoni isn't a good coach and won't do well with a sorry roster. Everybody knows the Lakers will completely clean house next summer, starting with the coaching staff. At some point in the season the players will quit on D'Antoni and the bottom will fall out.

    The Lakers won't admit it, but they are tanking. Releasing Ron Ron is proof.
     
  19. da_juice

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    Can't believe they let him go. He was the closest thing that team had to a future.

    I think Gasol can carry the team just out of wiggins range. They'd be best off trading him.
     
  20. Pieman2005

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    Funny how you guys are laughing but the Rockets have made similar low reward moves over the years in an attempt to be 8th seed :p and the GARM was filled with "can this player become an all-star?"
     

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