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2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Originally posted by 4ML:
There are reports that Rondo is going to start at PG. Maybe, first couple games if Lonzo is recovering from surgery but yesterday Lonzo said he's 100% and working on his strength to be cleared for 5 on 5.

I really liked the Rondo signing but Lonzo must start. Maybe Lakers are trying to light a fire under Lonzo's ass...but I think Lonzo should be the starter.

I wouldnt hate Rondo starting. It would allow Zo and Kuz to be paired on the 2nd unit as a change of pace.You can decide who closes games based on matchups/performance.

Starter - 8 minutes:
Rondo
KCP
Ingram
Lebron
McGee

Zo, Hart, Kuz, Wagner/Zubac come in with either Ingram or Lebron staying in:

Zo
Hart
Ingram
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

Start the 2nd quarter:
Lonzo
Hart
Lebron
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

[ Edited by StOnEy333 on Sep 26, 2018 at 7:45 PM ]
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Originally posted by Arminini:
Originally posted by 4ML:
There are reports that Rondo is going to start at PG. Maybe, first couple games if Lonzo is recovering from surgery but yesterday Lonzo said he's 100% and working on his strength to be cleared for 5 on 5.

I really liked the Rondo signing but Lonzo must start. Maybe Lakers are trying to light a fire under Lonzo's ass...but I think Lonzo should be the starter.

I wouldnt hate Rondo starting. It would allow Zo and Kuz to be paired on the 2nd unit as a change of pace.You can decide who closes games based on matchups/performance.

Starter - 8 minutes:
Rondo
KCP
Ingram
Lebron
McGee

Zo, Hart, Kuz, Wagner/Zubac come in with either Ingram or Lebron staying in:

Zo
Hart
Ingram
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

Start the 2nd quarter:
Lonzo
Hart
Lebron
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

That's a good thought and breakdown. Since the goal is to win in playoffs, I feel the more time they give Lonzo to gel with the first unit - the better off they will be. But, I understand not forcing this move and let it happen or let Lonzo earn it.

Btw...I feel (and this is just a gut feeling) that Kuzma will either start or will get 33-35mpg. Everyone seems to be so high on him - I just can't imagine that he doesn't force his way into starting lineup or play 33-35mpg at some point.

I would be interested to know how you think Luke will divide up the 240 available minutes? He has so many options - I think this will keep him up at nights to not only find the best lineups but also keep the group happy.
[ Edited by 4ML on Sep 26, 2018 at 7:59 PM ]
9/30 first preseason game and 10/17 regular season opener, yeah? Finally. Especially with the Jimmy G news, this is all I've got left.

TIME TO GO.
Originally posted by Arminini:
Originally posted by 4ML:
There are reports that Rondo is going to start at PG. Maybe, first couple games if Lonzo is recovering from surgery but yesterday Lonzo said he's 100% and working on his strength to be cleared for 5 on 5.

I really liked the Rondo signing but Lonzo must start. Maybe Lakers are trying to light a fire under Lonzo's ass...but I think Lonzo should be the starter.

I wouldnt hate Rondo starting. It would allow Zo and Kuz to be paired on the 2nd unit as a change of pace.You can decide who closes games based on matchups/performance.

Starter - 8 minutes:
Rondo
KCP
Ingram
Lebron
McGee

Zo, Hart, Kuz, Wagner/Zubac come in with either Ingram or Lebron staying in:

Zo
Hart
Ingram
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

Start the 2nd quarter:
Lonzo
Hart
Lebron
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

Svi is going to be a major part of the equation - been saying it all offseason.

We are going to be playing positionless basketball a lot of the time. We have how many guys that are between 6'8 and 7 ft? Svi, Lance, Ingram, Lebron, Kuzma, A nasty lineup is going to be Lonzo - Svi - Kuzma - Ingram - Lebron. Tons of length/athleticism. Can really run and shoot at all positions and with that length can guard a lot of teams. There are so many options, and we haven't even talked much about Hart who is going to be a key role player.

I don't see lance or Javale getting that much PT by years end. I'd say Javale over Lance just because of how young/inexperienced Zu and Wagner are.
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:


Thats my boy Svi, Too bad Im gonna have to root for him to blow his knee out
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:


Thats my boy Svi, Too bad Im gonna have to root for him to blow his knee out

Save it for Jimmy Butler.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:


Meh. He missed one. Zoners go 13 for 13 all the time.
Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by Arminini:
Originally posted by 4ML:
There are reports that Rondo is going to start at PG. Maybe, first couple games if Lonzo is recovering from surgery but yesterday Lonzo said he's 100% and working on his strength to be cleared for 5 on 5.

I really liked the Rondo signing but Lonzo must start. Maybe Lakers are trying to light a fire under Lonzo's ass...but I think Lonzo should be the starter.

I wouldnt hate Rondo starting. It would allow Zo and Kuz to be paired on the 2nd unit as a change of pace.You can decide who closes games based on matchups/performance.

Starter - 8 minutes:
Rondo
KCP
Ingram
Lebron
McGee

Zo, Hart, Kuz, Wagner/Zubac come in with either Ingram or Lebron staying in:

Zo
Hart
Ingram
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

Start the 2nd quarter:
Lonzo
Hart
Lebron
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

That's a good thought and breakdown. Since the goal is to win in playoffs, I feel the more time they give Lonzo to gel with the first unit - the better off they will be. But, I understand not forcing this move and let it happen or let Lonzo earn it.

Btw...I feel (and this is just a gut feeling) that Kuzma will either start or will get 33-35mpg. Everyone seems to be so high on him - I just can't imagine that he doesn't force his way into starting lineup or play 33-35mpg at some point.

I would be interested to know how you think Luke will divide up the 240 available minutes? He has so many options - I think this will keep him up at nights to not only find the best lineups but also keep the group happy.

Mannn i've thought about how Lakers minutes will be distributed more than boobs lately but still cant figure out how it'll go.

The thing that trips me up is I dont think Lebron wants to be the biggest guy on the court for more than 10 minutes a game. At the same time I dont know if Kuz, BI, or Beasley are big enough to keep opposing PF/C off the offensive boards so our guards can gang rebound. So working inside out I come up with this...

C - McGee 20 Lebron 10 Kuz 10 BI 4 Beasley 4
PF - Lebron 22 Kuz 22 Beasley 4
SF - BI 28 Lance 12 Svi 8
SG - KCP 24 Hart 24
PG - Zo 30 Rondo 18

Totals
Lebron 32
BI 32
Kuz 32
Zo 30
KCP 24
Hart 24
McGee 20
Rondo 18
Lance 12
Svi 8
Beasley 8
Originally posted by Arminini:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by Arminini:
Originally posted by 4ML:
There are reports that Rondo is going to start at PG. Maybe, first couple games if Lonzo is recovering from surgery but yesterday Lonzo said he's 100% and working on his strength to be cleared for 5 on 5.

I really liked the Rondo signing but Lonzo must start. Maybe Lakers are trying to light a fire under Lonzo's ass...but I think Lonzo should be the starter.

I wouldnt hate Rondo starting. It would allow Zo and Kuz to be paired on the 2nd unit as a change of pace.You can decide who closes games based on matchups/performance.

Starter - 8 minutes:
Rondo
KCP
Ingram
Lebron
McGee

Zo, Hart, Kuz, Wagner/Zubac come in with either Ingram or Lebron staying in:

Zo
Hart
Ingram
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

Start the 2nd quarter:
Lonzo
Hart
Lebron
Kuz
Wagner/Zubac

That's a good thought and breakdown. Since the goal is to win in playoffs, I feel the more time they give Lonzo to gel with the first unit - the better off they will be. But, I understand not forcing this move and let it happen or let Lonzo earn it.

Btw...I feel (and this is just a gut feeling) that Kuzma will either start or will get 33-35mpg. Everyone seems to be so high on him - I just can't imagine that he doesn't force his way into starting lineup or play 33-35mpg at some point.

I would be interested to know how you think Luke will divide up the 240 available minutes? He has so many options - I think this will keep him up at nights to not only find the best lineups but also keep the group happy.

Mannn i've thought about how Lakers minutes will be distributed more than boobs lately but still cant figure out how it'll go.

The thing that trips me up is I dont think Lebron wants to be the biggest guy on the court for more than 10 minutes a game. At the same time I dont know if Kuz, BI, or Beasley are big enough to keep opposing PF/C off the offensive boards so our guards can gang rebound. So working inside out I come up with this...

C - McGee 20 Lebron 10 Kuz 10 BI 4 Beasley 4
PF - Lebron 22 Kuz 22 Beasley 4
SF - BI 28 Lance 12 Svi 8
SG - KCP 24 Hart 24
PG - Zo 30 Rondo 18

Totals
Lebron 32
BI 32
Kuz 32
Zo 30
KCP 24
Hart 24
McGee 20
Rondo 18
Lance 12
Svi 8
Beasley 8

Butttt how will Svi get noticed for the 3 point contest I called him to win with those minutes. He will find a way thats how.

Going to the Finals this year. Calling it now.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Going to the Finals this year. Calling it now.

You are?!!

Wow, wish I could afford tickets to Warriors-Celtics too.
Originally posted by Bluefalcon61:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Going to the Finals this year. Calling it now.

You are?!!

Wow, wish I could afford tickets to Warriors-Celtics too.

Lakers Celtics. Celtics win.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by Bluefalcon61:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Going to the Finals this year. Calling it now.

You are?!!

Wow, wish I could afford tickets to Warriors-Celtics too.

Lakers Celtics. Celtics win.

Lakers beat the warriors but lose to celtics? Turrable.
Originally posted by Arminini:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by Bluefalcon61:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Going to the Finals this year. Calling it now.

You are?!!

Wow, wish I could afford tickets to Warriors-Celtics too.

Lakers Celtics. Celtics win.

Lakers beat the warriors but lose to celtics? Turrable.

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