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Originally Posted by moffy View Post

Barnes - I don't know where 45% on 3s came from. He's a career 33% shooter and has never shot over 37% in a season.

aaaargh ... wrong column. you're right.
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Browns rotations are looped. McRoberts NEEDS to be getting consistent min, as does Barnes. Barnes could even spell Kobe a little from time to time.
I like McRoberts too, but he needs to learn how to play smart. I don't think Brown trusts him because he gets out of control and makes terrible decisions.
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

there's no arguing with the percentages, but sometimes percentages tell a misleading story. if we were having this discussion two years ago, everyone here would probably agree that steve blake was the answer to all the problems -- a smart point guard who had a solid 3-point shot (38% career). and murphy had a rep as a good 3-point shooter (39%) before he came here; kapono too (43%). barnes was really good, too (45%). so the question is: did all of these solid 40% shooters suddenly go cold at the same time? or is there something else going on? maybe adjusting to new sets and new faces? that's kind of my guess. let's see where things are in another month.

You maybe right on this, but it doesn't excuse the fact that these guys are missing wide open shots. I believe the problem with teh bench is that there's not a guy like Odom who can create shots for himself and others. That would free up Barnes to slash and Blake to sit on the three point line. It's probably too much to ask of Blake and Co. to generate offense w/o Kobe or Gasol on the floor.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

lakers should find a new coach

+1
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Originally Posted by 13k View Post

366

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

On the Pau front, I do think that trading him for 3 or 4 good/valuable players would be a smart move. Say to Houston for Scoala and a few solid bench guys.

The Lakers would have to cut a couple players to bring in 4 guys. This would also make future deals more difficult.
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I also think we should stop signing and trading for mid-level/solid/average/veteran players. They almost always seem to be a waste. It looks like LA is getting a good deal until 5 games into the season. They take up salary room and prevent LA from trading for or signing talent.
Look at all the Lakers signings from 2008-2011
Ira Newble, D.J. Mbenga, Steve Blake, Theo Ratliff, Jason Kapono, Josh McRoberts, Matt Barnes
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

D.J. Mbenga,
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What the hell is up with Lamar Odom?
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

What the hell is up with Lamar Odom?

I read an article once about Lamar. In the article he talked about how much he loved the beach, being near the beach, and how the beach gave him energy. He went on to say that if he didn't live near the beach that he would become depressed. Somehow this always stuck with me and when he was traded to Dallas I thought to myself that this wouldn't end well.
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I read an article once about Lamar. In the article he talked about how much he loved the beach, being near the beach, and how the beach gave him energy. He went on to say that if he didn't live near the beach that he would become depressed. Somehow this always stuck with me and when he was traded to Dallas I thought to myself that this wouldn't end well.

Come on man, this is the NBA. You get paid millions. I'd live next door to Chernobyl for that $.
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

I read an article once about Lamar. In the article he talked about how much he loved the beach, being near the beach, and how the beach gave him energy. He went on to say that if he didn't live near the beach that he would become depressed. Somehow this always stuck with me and when he was traded to Dallas I thought to myself that this wouldn't end well.

dafuq? is he free willy or something?

man needs to grow a pair.
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The guy has been pretty soft his entire career. He has always had top star talent, but never had the kill instinct to be an alpha dog.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

What the hell is up with Lamar Odom?
I guess he never played in the D-League.
http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4686188/pregame-buzz-lamar-odom-thought-d-league-would-be-fun
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DALLAS -- Lamar Odom said it was indeed his idea to play a game in the D-League to knock off some rust after his extended time away from the Mavericks. He said he was even looking forward to it.

"I suggested it because I had time off, didn’t practice, didn’t play, felt like that would be a good way to warm up," Odom said before Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I look at it, I think of the NBA and that’s what it should be there for. A team has the luxury of having it. You see it all the time in minor league baseball. I thought it would be fun. I thought it would be different. It was something that for some strange reason I was looking forward to it."

The Mavs assigned Odom to the Texas Legends on Friday and he was to play in Frisco on Saturday night. But because Odom is also a TV reality star, some of the gossip websites characterized it as a demotion.

"That’s another thing that people probably took the wrong way or whatever way they wanted," Odom said.

The Legends attempted to take advantage of it by marketing Odom on their website. NBA Entertainment was going to be there to film the 13-year veteran's D-League debut.

The second-largest crowd in D-League history showed up for the game, but they didn't get to see Odom after the Mavs decided they needed him for their game against Utah instead.

Odom said he didn't know the Legends had turned him into the marquee attraction.
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

I read an article once about Lamar. In the article he talked about how much he loved the beach, being near the beach, and how the beach gave him energy. He went on to say that if he didn't live near the beach that he would become depressed.
is that why he married a whale?
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Convincing Laker win over the Heat. Kobe hitting some really tough shots.

My take-away is how they ran the offense when Kobe sat-- through Bynum. Bynum did a great job waiting out the double team and making the smart pass. Of course, no one on the court was big enough to guard him so he had a field day down low.
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