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    Lonzo will be in Europe two years from now. Defense cannot carry a PG that can't even shoot in warmups or the FT line. Getting rid of this family baggage was a throw-in gift; not a critical part for NOLs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Lonzo will be in Europe two years from now. Defense cannot carry a PG that can't even shoot in warmups or the FT line. Getting rid of this family baggage was a throw-in gift; not a critical part for NOLs.
    No shot Lonzo is ever in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newarkcatholicfan View Post
    Read where the Lakers still have between 28-32 million to sign another player?
    Don't mind the players they gave up, but hate it cost them three number one picks. Really liked that they were able to keep KyleKuzma,

    The 4 pick isn't even clear cut this year and no reason to sweat those future picks. Health for both Davis and James could be an issue but realistically they should be drafting in the lower 15% of the first round. Take a look at the last five years, not really much fruit on those branches.

    2016

    Kyle Anderson
    Josh Huestis
    CJ Wilcox
    Bogdan Bogdanovic
    PJ Hairston

    2015

    Montrelz Harrell
    Cedi Osman
    Kevon Looney
    Chris McCullough
    RJ Hunter

    2016

    Ivan Zubacc
    Deyonta Davis
    Damian Jones
    Dejounte Murray
    Skal Labisssiere

    2017

    Frank Jackson
    Josh Hart
    Derrick White
    Toney Bradley
    Kyle Kuzma

    2018

    Jevon Carter
    Klie Okobo
    Omari Spellman
    Dzanan Musa
    Jacob Evans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Axelrod View Post
    No shot Lonzo is ever in Europe.
    Maybe someone like John Stockton can teach this young man to shoot. Fundamentally the worst PG shot to reach the NBA in my lifetime (73 years). Perhaps when Daddy baggage is gone he will begin to listen about developing a quality shot. If not, G league and then Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Maybe someone like John Stockton can teach this young man to shoot. Fundamentally the worst PG shot to reach the NBA in my lifetime (73 years). Perhaps when Daddy baggage is gone he will begin to listen about developing a quality shot. If not, G league and then Europe.
    I think you’re underestimating the rest of Lonzo’s game. He’s a big athletic guard who is a great defender and incredible in transition. He’s 21 years old. Never ever G League or Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Axelrod View Post
    I think you’re underestimating the rest of Lonzo’s game. He’s a big athletic guard who is a great defender and incredible in transition. He’s 21 years old. Never ever G League or Europe.
    Rest of his game is solid; but, can't have a PG in at pressure time to close a game out when he can't buy a FT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Axelrod View Post
    I think you’re underestimating the rest of Lonzo’s game. He’s a big athletic guard who is a great defender and incredible in transition. He’s 21 years old. Never ever G League or Europe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Rest of his game is solid; but, can't have a PG in at pressure time to close a game out when he can't buy a FT.
    Both of these statements are true.

    Lonzo can be masterful in the open court and has a unique passing gift that is not teachable (not so much in the half court). He is a solid defender with quick hands and great anticipatory skills. If you get into his body and able to leverage it to drive, he is vulnerable on the defensive end. He and Jrue can make up one of the best defensive backcourts in the league.

    But yeah, a 40% FT shooter for a PG will not cut it in the NBA. You will not survive unless your skill set is so tremendous that it offsets it, which it does not for a PG. Aside from FTs, it drives me nuts watching he and other guys shoot jumpers in the NBA. Every shot is a fadeaway. It looks like a rug is being pulled out from under Lonzo each time he rises to shoot.

    Lonzo also has injury concerns which are troubling. I am still holding out hope he can be a really good NBA PG.

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    Lakers are trying to move around some of their pieces to add more cap space. With their past moves hampering their money situation, they are looking at 3-4 good players and about 8 minimum salary guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Lakers are trying to move around some of their pieces to add more cap space. With their past moves hampering their money situation, they are looking at 3-4 good players and about 8 minimum salary guys.
    I don’t think that is a winning formula.

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    The Lake Show needs a bench. I’d love to see them take the logical approach and go that route. Maybe the 3rd max guy is a cover for clearing space to assemble a formidable crew of role players. Unlikely, but still technically a possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    The Lake Show needs a bench. I’d love to see them take the logical approach and go that route. Maybe the 3rd max guy is a cover for clearing space to assemble a formidable crew of role players. Unlikely, but still technically a possibility.
    That makes the most sense, but that assumes the Lakers management is able to competently assemble a roster. There is zero evidence they can accomplish that, so I can see the argument to go for broke, grab a third max player, and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    That makes the most sense, but that assumes the Lakers management is able to competently assemble a roster. There is zero evidence they can accomplish that, so I can see the argument to go for broke, grab a third max player, and see what happens.
    100% spot on. This approach is especially a concern with the need to rest LeBron toward the playoffs. Afraid the overall lack of depth will prove too problematic to overcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Axelrod View Post
    No shot Lonzo is ever in Europe.
    Folks want to see him fail so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    The 4 pick isn't even clear cut this year and no reason to sweat those future picks. Health for both Davis and James could be an issue but realistically they should be drafting in the lower 15% of the first round. Take a look at the last five years, not really much fruit on those branches.

    2016

    Kyle Anderson
    Josh Huestis
    CJ Wilcox
    Bogdan Bogdanovic
    PJ Hairston

    2015

    Montrelz Harrell
    Cedi Osman
    Kevon Looney
    Chris McCullough
    RJ Hunter

    2016

    Ivan Zubacc
    Deyonta Davis
    Damian Jones
    Dejounte Murray
    Skal Labisssiere

    2017

    Frank Jackson
    Josh Hart
    Derrick White
    Toney Bradley
    Kyle Kuzma

    2018

    Jevon Carter
    Klie Okobo
    Omari Spellman
    Dzanan Musa
    Jacob Evans
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    The Lakers got Anthony Davis and New Orleans gets to draft a bunch of Luol Dengs for a couple of years and folks act like the Lakers gave up a lot.

    I bet most of those draft picks don’t last 5 years in the NBA. When you can get a top 5 player in the world on your team you go get him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Rest of his game is solid; but, can't have a PG in at pressure time to close a game out when he can't buy a FT.
    In the NBA they don’t rely on just the PG to close out games at the free throw line. Lonzo will be fine.

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