D’Angelo Russell Updates On Glute Injury: ‘I Wanted To Get Back Out There’
D’angelo Russell Updates On Glute Injury: ‘i Wanted To Get Back Out There’
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Rookie D’Angelo Russell gave fans, coaches and his teammates quite the scare on Tuesday night. Russell fell hard to the floor after trying to block Rudy Gobert’s shot by the basket and remained on the floor for some time while clearly in pain.

After witnessing Julius Randle go down with a season-ending injury in the team’s first regular-season game last year, everyone had a reason to be concerned about seeing Russell in pain on the floor.

Fortunately, the injury wasn’t serious and Russell actually wanted to get back on the floor against the Jazz. Russell tried to make his case, but Gary Vitti and company wanted to take a cautious approach, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell:

Despite dealing with an injury that could force him to miss some time due to soreness, Russell wants to get back to work as soon as possible, via Trudell:

The Lakers training staff will likely continue to evaluate the severity of Russell’s injury tomorrow. The rookie’s status for Thursday’s game against the Toronto Raptors may remain uncertain leading up to tipoff in Ontario.

Even if Russell is ready to go, the coaching staff may keep him out for precautionary reasons. Head coach Byron Scott may be able to get a look at some of the other guards on the roster in the meantime.

Kid seems injury prone. Best to err on caution rather than pushing it. He says his motivated by Steph’s career? Then he needs to see how injuries delayed his break out onto NBA and focus more on his body staying healthy as well as developing his game

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        1. What would u give right now for that 8th seed? For us we are looking to Win the entire season (trophy!). That’s what it’s like being a Clippers fan these days.

  1. It’s called not being NBA level conditioned. When Curry started focusing more on his conditioning after his major injury in the 3rd year that’s when he started to take off.

    1. Steph now wears these braces around his ankles which helped him to not roll them so much which is why he has been injury free, Dim.

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        Dimwitted, dimwitted, you apparently haven’t watched the conditioning the CHEF goes thru to maintain his both at NBA level. Braces themselves are why he’s injury free lol. unbelievable

        1. He had to have been conditioned to even be in the league and start right away.

          Dim, you are losing your touch recycling images and making up random stories!! Let’s see, before the braces to stabilize his ankles-injury every year, after braces to stabilize his ankles (which he himself acknowledges as the difference maker)-he was injury free and wins a title. But yes DIM213 let’s give credit to his “conditioning” which according to your logic took about 6 years.

        2. No No, conditioning is a big attribute to his success in staying healthy. Braces help to deter possible injury. Blockhead, blockhead… braces can only do so much. it’s like wearing pads in a football to protect oneself, if not conditioned properly then you ain’t lasting long on the field aside breaking bones and other possible injuries. Football players lift weights for a reason it’s not just the pads themselves lol. Boom!

        3. Whatever. I guess you know Stephen Curry better than he knows himself? Surely every player is in better shape as the years go by but to blame an ass bruise on conditioning is nothing short of insanity. You make no sense Dimmy!! Kobe gets injured all the time, is he not in great shape? It’s not the same as pads in football. Those do nothing but cushion a hit. These braces make sure his ankles do not twist and roll. What part of that don’t you understand?

        4. Couch, cough, youth/prime years don’t compare to father-time. Not saying
          that his braces don’t impact his game but his conditioning has more to
          do with his health than just braces. Although from your view…

        5. You keep saying this crap about him being old despite the fact that he has been injured damn near every year since his rookie year. You truly are stupid. I literally just gave you facts about the protective braces he wears and you still want to argue. Dim…what am I to do with you blockhead? Maybe beat you upside the head with the braces to knock some sense into you.

        6. Injured?! yet he’s literally average 78 games a season for the first 6 yrs (excluding the 3 yr = a true injury)? Once sits out a true injury as opposed to something minor. O_o

        7. An injury is an injury. Now you want to redefine that word as well? If it kept him out of games then he was injured. Would you like me to list all of those as well?

        8. “The ankle brace is made with i-Fit and a-Fit technology for an anatomically (right & left) correct fit. The Exo-Grid (Xternal) is a dual exterior molded support structure with Grip Tech (anti-migration), that prevents the ankle from rolling inward (Inversion) and outward (Eversion). The Exo-Grid (Xternal), along with the anchor strap, assists in preventing high ankle sprains by reducing the separation of the two lower leg bones where the ankle meets. The X- Strap Stabilizers with Grip Tech located underneath prevents the foot from shifting forward. Stephen Curry, Pro Basketball, All Star Point Guard, wears the A2-DX in practice and games”

          BOOM!

        9. And… where does it say that it 100% fully protects him from any possible ankle injury?

        10. I posted the facts. He hasn’t been injured since then. They are specifically designed to protect his ankles yet you are still going to argue. You just hate being wrong. Boom!

        11. Not hating, braces help but better conditioning his problem areas has made more of an impact than just the brace itself.

        12. That’s the best you can come up with blockhead?!
          Use me as motivation when you hit those bags LMAO.

        13. LMAO!! Are these from your personal stash of BBW p0rn?

          Do better, Dim. Get that water aerobics in!

        14. Lmao okay says the guy crediting Stephs winning season due to conditioning despite him being in the NBA for about 6 years now. BLOCKHEAD.

        15. No after his injury he took better care of himself (conditioning) but not saying that a brace won’t help prevent an injury. Unlike yourself in believing it’s a 100% sure thing that would deter any type of foot/ankle injury.

        16. I never said it was 100% a sure thing. I gave you a quote from the people who make the braces, they are specifically designed to help PREVENT his ankle from rolling and getting sprains. That is what I said. I never once said the braces would prevent any and all injuries 100%.

          Let me quote it again so you can try and comprehend it this time.

          “The Exo-Grid (Xternal) is a dual exterior molded support structure with Grip Tech (anti-migration), that prevents the ankle from rolling inward (Inversion) and outward (Eversion). The Exo-Grid (Xternal), along with the anchor strap, ASSISTS in PREVENTING high ankle sprains by REDUCING the separation of the two lower leg bones where the ankle meets.”

          Now where was 100% prevention stated in this quote?

        17. Weird that I just posted a Clippsreekla post for the troll and all of a sudden who ends up posting?

        18. So you think I’m the clippers troll because after you replied to him I am replying to you? WHAT? Your stupidity is reaching desperate levels now Dim.

          Don’t try and change the subject since I’m kicking your butt!

    2. @disqus_YTvcVj9SnT:disqus to your point 99..9% of all rookies are not in nba shape. thats the beauty of these long 2 a day Bscott practices before the season. it exposes the fact that these guys are not ready for 82 games of nba high championship team intensity. it doesnt matter if we win it all this year or not. you have to play like a champion to become one. and these long practices will expose your body parts and you will find out soon enough which parts need the most work. a few guys got back issues right now. strengthen that core/back. other guys got hammy issues. time to stretch some more and strengthen those hamstrings/legs. guys got shoulder injuries. stretching, strengthening. be ready for guys to land all on top of you, be ready to get grabbed around the shoulders on a hard foul if they see you going up. they say this aint a contact sport…i beg to differ.

      with all that said. he fell on his a… lol thats all this is. the other thing is a bruise. that’ll heal up in time. You do realize kobe has been injury prone starting his rookie season if you want to get technical. he said he had this exact same injury. we remember the wrist too.

      1. ?!, off-course he’s not nba ready conditioning wise yet. First year, but best to focus on this earlier than later to which certain he’s aware of this too.

      2. Dim213 has had a lobotomy so pay no mind to his mindless rants. I guess according to him Kobe isn’t in shape because he has had a ton of injuries too.

        1. ?!, Kobe has nothing to do with this convo. Father time’s the issue with Kobe. You believe that pads/equipment deter most injuries as opposed to a player being conditioned. Mindless?… say’s someone who can’t POST a GIF LOL.

        2. Well I don’t spend my life online like you, nerd. I can post a gif. It wasn’t until today that I got the message when trying to post too large gifs. And as for Kobe be has been getting injured since his rookie year as already stated. Find a new excuse, armchair trainer. You are wrong, as usual.

  2. He’s not at all….if that was the case he would’ve broke his tailbone or fractured his foot. As a fan, finding out he was out it was a butt bruise was a WIN for the nation I was freaking out. He clearly needs to put on muscle in the future but then again he’s 19.

  3. Dude he has minor injuries, that he can easily play with. Curry missed chunks of his first few seasons due to really bad ankle injuries. No comparison at all.

    1. curry use to break his own ankles. i remember watching him cross someone over and his ankle would literally collapse on him. i was afraid he would never get to see his potential. then all of a sudden he put in the work, got the right braces and he’s super curry you see today.
      but thats injury prone moreso then what you see with russell’s nick nack injuries.

    2. The comparison ain’t in the severity of the injuries. Just from what the kid himself said was his inspiration careerwise in overcoming obstacles; my point is he can learn from how Curry was forced to take it easy due to what was at first just a sprain here and there that he aggrevated in an “exhibition” game, yet played through the injured right ankle over n again trying to get back. He can take a more cautious approach to whenever he gets knocks.

  • Kid seems injury prone. Best to err on caution rather than pushing it. He says his motivated by Steph’s career? Then he needs to see how injuries delayed his break out onto NBA and focus more on his body staying healthy as well as developing his game

          1. What would u give right now for that 8th seed? For us we are looking to Win the entire season (trophy!). That’s what it’s like being a Clippers fan these days.

    1. It’s called not being NBA level conditioned. When Curry started focusing more on his conditioning after his major injury in the 3rd year that’s when he started to take off.

      1. Steph now wears these braces around his ankles which helped him to not roll them so much which is why he has been injury free, Dim.

        1. Dimwitted, you apparently haven’t watched the conditioning the CHEF goes thru to maintain it at NBA level. Braces themselves are why he’s injury free lol. unbelievable

          1. He had to have been conditioned to even be in the league and start right away.

            Dim, you are losing your touch recycling images and making up random stories!! Let’s see, before the braces to stabilize his ankles-injury every year, after braces to stabilize his ankles (which he himself acknowledges as the difference maker)-he was injury free and wins a title. But yes DIM213 let’s give credit to his “conditioning” which according to your logic took about 6 years.

          2. No No, conditioning is a big attribute to his success in staying healthy. Braces help to deter possible injury, but they can only do so much. Like players wearing football pads to protect themselves, if not conditioned properly then you ain’t lasting long on the field aside breaking bones and other possible injuries. Football players lift weights for a reason it’s not just the pads themselves lol. Boom!

          3. Whatever. I guess you know Stephen Curry better than he knows himself? Surely every player is in better shape as the years go by but to blame an ass bruise on conditioning is nothing short of insanity. You make no sense Dimmy!! Kobe gets injured all the time, is he not in great shape? It’s not the same as pads in football. Those do nothing but cushion a hit. These braces make sure his ankles do not twist and roll. What part of that don’t you understand?

          4. Youth/prime years don’t compare to father-time. Not saying that his braces don’t impact his game but his conditioning has more to do with him enduring a long NBA season aside of deterring possibly injures. Although from your view…

          5. You keep saying this crap about him being old despite the fact that he has been injured damn near every year since his rookie year. You truly are stupid. I literally just gave you facts about the protective braces he wears and you still want to argue. Dim…what am I to do with you blockhead? Maybe beat you upside the head with the braces to knock some sense into you.

          6. Injured?! yet he’s literally average 78 games a season for the first 6 yrs (excluding the 3 yr = a true injury)? Once sits out a true injury as opposed to something minor. O_o

          7. An injury is an injury. Now you want to redefine that word as well? If it kept him out of games then he was injured. Would you like me to list all of those as well?

          8. “The ankle brace is made with i-Fit and a-Fit technology for an anatomically (right & left) correct fit. The Exo-Grid (Xternal) is a dual exterior molded support structure with Grip Tech (anti-migration), that prevents the ankle from rolling inward (Inversion) and outward (Eversion). The Exo-Grid (Xternal), along with the anchor strap, assists in preventing high ankle sprains by reducing the separation of the two lower leg bones where the ankle meets. The X- Strap Stabilizers with Grip Tech located underneath prevents the foot from shifting forward. Stephen Curry, Pro Basketball, All Star Point Guard, wears the A2-DX in practice and games”

            BOOM!

          9. And… where does it say that it 100% fully protects him from any possible ankle injury?

          10. I posted the facts. He hasn’t been injured since then. They are specifically designed to protect his ankles yet you are still going to argue. You just hate being wrong. Boom!

          11. Not hating, braces help but better conditioning his problem areas has made more of an impact than just the brace itself.

          12. That’s the best you can come up with blockhead?!
            Use this as motivation when you hit those bags LMAO.

          13. LMAO!! Are these from your personal stash of BBW p0rn?

            Do better, Dim. Get that water aerobics in!

          14. Lmao okay says the guy crediting Stephs winning season due to conditioning despite him being in the NBA for about 6 years now. BLOCKHEAD.

          15. No after his injury he took better care of himself (conditioning) but not saying that a brace won’t help prevent an injury. Unlike yourself in believing it’s a 100% sure thing that would deter any type of foot/ankle injury.

          16. I never said it was 100% a sure thing. I gave you a quote from the people who make the braces, they are specifically designed to help PREVENT his ankle from rolling and getting sprains. That is what I said. I never once said the braces would prevent any and all injuries 100%.

            Let me quote it again so you can try and comprehend it this time.

            “The Exo-Grid (Xternal) is a dual exterior molded support structure with Grip Tech (anti-migration), that prevents the ankle from rolling inward (Inversion) and outward (Eversion). The Exo-Grid (Xternal), along with the anchor strap, ASSISTS in PREVENTING high ankle sprains by REDUCING the separation of the two lower leg bones where the ankle meets.”

            Now where was 100% prevention stated in this quote?

          17. Weird that I just posted a Clippsreekla post for the troll and all of a sudden who ends up posting?

          18. So you think I’m the clippers troll because after you replied to him I am replying to you? WHAT? Your stupidity is reaching desperate levels now Dim.

            Don’t try and change the subject since I’m kicking your butt!

      2. @disqus_YTvcVj9SnT:disqus to your point 99..9% of all rookies are not in nba shape. thats the beauty of these long 2 a day Bscott practices before the season. it exposes the fact that these guys are not ready for 82 games of nba high championship team intensity. it doesnt matter if we win it all this year or not. you have to play like a champion to become one. and these long practices will expose your body parts and you will find out soon enough which parts need the most work. a few guys got back issues right now. strengthen that core/back. other guys got hammy issues. time to stretch some more and strengthen those hamstrings/legs. guys got shoulder injuries. stretching, strengthening. be ready for guys to land all on top of you, be ready to get grabbed around the shoulders on a hard foul if they see you going up. they say this aint a contact sport…i beg to differ.

        with all that said. he fell on his a… lol thats all this is. the other thing is a bruise. that’ll heal up in time. You do realize kobe has been injury prone starting his rookie season if you want to get technical. he said he had this exact same injury. we remember the wrist too.

        1. ?!, off-course he’s not nba ready conditioning wise yet. First year, but best to focus on this earlier than later to which certain he’s aware of this too.

        2. Dim213 has had a lobotomy so pay no mind to his mindless rants. I guess according to him Kobe isn’t in shape because he has had a ton of injuries too.

          1. ?!, Kobe has nothing to do with this convo. Father time’s the issue with Kobe. You believe that pads/equipment deter most injuries as opposed to a player being conditioned. Mindless?… say’s someone who can’t POST a GIF LOL.

          2. Well I don’t spend my life online like you, nerd. I can post a gif. It wasn’t until today that I got the message when trying to post too large gifs. And as for Kobe be has been getting injured since his rookie year as already stated. Find a new excuse, armchair trainer. You are wrong, as usual.

    2. He’s not at all….if that was the case he would’ve broke his tailbone or fractured his foot. As a fan, finding out he was out it was a butt bruise was a WIN for the nation I was freaking out. He clearly needs to put on muscle in the future but then again he’s 19.

    3. Dude he has minor injuries, that he can easily play with. Curry missed chunks of his first few seasons due to really bad ankle injuries. No comparison at all.

      1. curry use to break his own ankles. i remember watching him cross someone over and his ankle would literally collapse on him. i was afraid he would never get to see his potential. then all of a sudden he put in the work, got the right braces and he’s super curry you see today.
        but thats injury prone moreso then what you see with russell’s nick nack injuries.

      2. The comparison ain’t in the severity of the injuries. Just from what the kid himself said was his inspiration careerwise in overcoming obstacles; my point is he can learn from how Curry was forced to take it easy due to what was at first just a sprain here and there that he aggrevated in an “exhibition” game, yet played through the injured right ankle over n again trying to get back. He can take a more cautious approach to whenever he gets knocks.

  • love the fact that he wanted back in the game, but it might be smart to hold him out of thursday’s game and bring him back on sunday.

    1. Great attitude.

      I want to see him against the raptors but we have to trust the medical staff.

      He played a solid game that stats are not going to correctly credit him for.

  • love the fact that he wanted back in the game, but it might be smart to hold him out of thursday’s game and bring him back on sunday.

    1. Great attitude.

      I want to see him against the raptors but we have to trust the medical staff.

      He played a solid game that stats are not going to correctly credit him for.

  • Putting Sacre in during OT baffles me beyond belief. Does Byron Scott know that tanking games in preseason doesn’t count for anything? Meanwhile Upshaw and Holmes don’t get a game again. On the plus side the Lakers did look so much better than the last game, but that really wasn’t that difficult to accomplish. Impressed with Kobe’s restraint during the offensive sets, less so with his gambling defense. If the Lakers had this group, with a competent coach (Byron has yet to establish this) I think things could be finally turning that corner. Hope to be proven wrong with regards to Byron, but my gut feeling and the evidence does not show this. Roy Hibbert really does make such a difference though. Hope to see Upshaw in the next few games, rather than a cluster fuck of make shift small ball “centers” or fraudulent con-men pretending to be NBA players (Sacre).

    1. I think he is still trying to figure out what to do with Sacre. It was a good test for him to see if he’s ready to play in pressure situations. Injuries happen and the back up needs to be ready to play. It’s best to test him out while the games still don’t matter.

      Well, guys have to play defense in order for Scott’s system to work. That’s why he really is not a fan of Nick Young’s game because it makes him look so bad. If Artest was just a couple years younger Scott’s system would work a lot better.

      1. I’m holding out that playing Sacre in that OT was just BS making sure that he sucks before cutting his useless self. lol.

        More seriously, I’m not mad at BS for going that route in OT. The various combos all did well throughout the game, hence the near win. Since it was the preseason, Scott went with that last lineup to, like you said, see how well they’d do in pressure sits (so Sacre has to be out of here, right?).

        Nick…he’s so hot and cold. Which wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t such dogshit on D. Lou still managed to contribute when his shot wasn’t dropping by playing within the scheme of the O. Problem with Young is that, if his shot doesn’t drop, he keeps chucking to try and right the ship and while, yes, I know shooters can shoot themselves back into rythym, Nick’s not the type of player I think should be doing that. Those last couple of possesions where he had the ball was just frightening.

        I was very pleased with everyone last night (save for Sucre and Young).

        1. I was always defending Nick, but I realize now that he is a problem. Nick and Lou Williams will have the exact same FG percentage, but Lou Williams gets fouled a lot more than Nick Young does. So Lou is missing shots because he got fouled and Nick is just missing shots. Plus, Artest exposed his poor defense the other day as well.

    2. He’s trying to give Sacre every possible chance to make this team it’s blatantly obvious. He’s been with the organization for awhile and he has improved to a degree. But at the end of the day, Scott already knows Tarik Black is miles ahead of him, and Upshaw will take his job. Been a good ride for Sacre but his time is ending here in LA, and he can only blame himself.

      1. Problem is if they keep Sacre, they’ll have to cut either/both Black and Upshaw. Metta seems to have earned his spot. If they let Upshaw go, they’ll regret it like they’ll regret Whiteside. Guarantee.

        Kobe/Russell/JC/Bass/Lou/Nick/Hib/Metta/Nance/Randle/Huertas/A. Brown. That’s 12

        Sacre/Black/Upshaw/Kelly
        J. Brown/Holmes/Frazier
        for 3 spots

        1. I don’t see J Brown, Frazier, Kelly or Sacre being kept honestly. That leaves Black, Upshaw and Holmes. Frazier needs D League time, J Brown isn’t necessary on this roster with so many scorers, Kelly isn’t good enough compared to our other forwards and Sacre has shown now twice that he just can’t get the job done.

          Upshaw will be kept for his upside I’m sure, Black for depth and Holmes is a question mark still. Teams like to go in with 14 of the 15 spots filled which means Holmes is really going to have to impress for the Lakers to take on a full 15 compliment. Otherwise, D League for him as well.

      2. Black is miles ahead of him?
        He would have to have made a BIG change since summer league.

        And while we want to hate on Sacre, I believe that as of today, he’s still probably the best (most reliable and consistent NBA player) backup at center the team has. He hasn’t set the bar high, but until Black and Upshaw take steps forward, there is still a bar.

        1. In my opinion he is miles ahead of him more athletic higher motor. Actually that hook shot in game 1 black hit is probably better then anything sacre has done in his career. Reliable to do what? He is immobile and has no offense, upshaw and him aren’t comparible so I won’t even get to that.

          1. I’m with you. Suckre has 1 talent and even then it’s technically not a talent. It’s one thing you can’t teach. 7′.

    3. Bs threw away the game once Sacre stepped foot in there
      It’s like he doesn’t even care about winning

      1. He doesn’t care about winning pre-season games…he cares about getting his team ready for the regular season. That’s why starters rested the fourth quarter….no sense risking injury in a game that means nothing.

        1. The gripe is more about him using Suckre when we have someone like Upshaw on the bench who could have been playing instead. We’ve established that Suckre isn’t worth keeping around and the minutes should be put towards other guys who might actually have an impact on the floor.

          1. In all honesty, I think that says more about Upshaw than it does Sacre. Don’t get me wrong: I’m still cautiously optimistic about Upshaw but he seems like he needs a year in the d-leagues first.

          2. RE: Upshaw – 1 year in DLeague.
            I kinda agree…. I kept thinking, “Where’s Upshaw” and then i started to think that in last night’s game, Scott didn’t want to risk losing by putting in Upshaw.

            To me, it means that Upshaw is still foul prone, a bit out of control, and is probably a liability on the court as of now.

            But, I also think that unless he is bad enough to get cut, he should be a better solution (for the current Lakers situation) than Sacre.

          3. @J — that’s the million dollar question: do you stick with a career 3rd-stringer where you know what you’ll get or use the spot on a project?

            My personal belief is that you send projects to the d-leagues to play every day, but, then again, I’m also blowing off work by posting here…take my opinion with a few grains of salt.

          4. To me, last night was a bit of an anomaly.
            I think at the end of the game, the starters had hit their minutes cap, and the intention was to play Upshaw….

            But the game was too close and Byron was trying to pull out the win. And in that situation, he felt more confident in Sacre than Upshaw, which says a lot.

            It was interesting,however, that in the final minutes of the game, he let Young and Williams run (and BE) the show. And in the last minute of the game he designed plays for BOTH Young and Williams to win it. And to their credit, with Sacre, Nance, and Frazier, they did almost win!

          5. I doubt that was the case. I think Byron has it mapped out what players he’s going to play what days honestly. I don’t think he had the intention of playing Upshaw last night at all and will probably give him a look in the next game or 2. Upshaw at least would have been active on defense and probably would have had a bigger impact on the interior. We got tore up inside and out during that OT period.

          6. If Upshaw is not on the roster, someone will grab him. We will be looking at Whiteside 2.0. All because of Sacre. That just can’t happen.

    4. Right on. I don’t understand that either. within 30 secs in. Foul. 2 FT for Burks. Then TO (double dribble), 2 more fouls for another 4 FT (But Luckily they missed) His only consolation was he got away with wailing his arms and got a block. He could have given the Jazz 8 pts by himself (Lakers only got 9 in OT) That’s twice in 2 games he personally wrecked any chance of winning (albeit a preseason game)

      BS must think Sacre is a big version ronnie price to gift him so many minutes – head of the snake thing except Price plays great D. Sacre just puts the team in a losing end.

    5. To me,
      I think Sacre and Kelly are being showcased for a trade. And in the case of Sacre, unless some other team steps up and wants him, he’s cut.

      In 2 games, he has played “ok” but his lack of scoring is a big problem. He’s NBA caliber, but barely…..

      1. He’s not really ok. He hurts the team in the worst way cuz he can’t play man D or help D very well either. The 2 Jazz backup Center are better,

        I hope you’re eight about showcasing.

      2. I’m sure we could find a better player in the D-league. In fact I’d take Jeremy Tyler over Sacre at this point. I truly hope they are looking to trade Sacre and Kelly.

    6. People keep saying he’s doing it to figure out his roster but uhhh we’ve seen Sacre the last few years and we already know he sucks. Why not give Upshaw a chance to show his worth. Sacre needs to be cut.

      1. you do realize pre season isnt over right? you do realize upshaw has a few games to play in right? so why the panic in game 2? you saw nance last night at the tail end of the game. why? because scott wanted to see what he had. how he would respond. nance is more likely to make the team then upshaw. so he gets his look first. sacre is already on the team(technically speaking … so he gets a 1st look.) then its upshaw, holmes, etc.

        i rather bscott play them just like this so guys can get real burn or get into the game at serious moments to see what they have. vs playing 20 guys in each game where everyone is getting 5 mins or less. you cant get it going like that.

        1. It’s not panic. We don’t want to see Sacre, he has no talent so why play him? Upshaw and players like him are fighting for contracts so yes they need every opportunity to show that they deserve to be here. If it were your well being and job on the line you’d want to play, right? Nance isn’t fighting to make the team-they drafted him and he has a contract.

        2. Since it’s only pre-season, all the more reason Upshaw should get a chance to play. Especially over Sacre. We need to see if his potential is real.

        3. This is an absolute load of bullshit, we’ve seen Robert Sacre in ‘key, pressure moments’ all of last season, when he was put in so the game could be lost, without it looking like it was deliberately lost, but we all knew better. Robert Sacre has had more chances than anyone, I can’t tell the difference between the 4th year “NBA Player” Robert Sacre and the rookie Robert Sacre. Not only was Upshaw still on the bench, Tarik Black was also there.

      1. Stop it. Utah had 2 starters(Burke and Burks) in there in the 4th and the OT, as well as their 6th man(Hood). And they had their 7’3″ backup Center who is waaay better than Robert Sacre.

  • Putting Sacre in during OT baffles me beyond belief. Does Byron Scott know that tanking games in preseason doesn’t count for anything? Meanwhile Upshaw and Holmes don’t get a game again. On the plus side the Lakers did look so much better than the last game, but that really wasn’t that difficult to accomplish. Impressed with Kobe’s restraint during the offensive sets, less so with his gambling defense. If the Lakers had this group, with a competent coach (Byron has yet to establish this) I think things could be finally turning that corner. Hope to be proven wrong with regards to Byron, but my gut feeling and the evidence does not show this. Roy Hibbert really does make such a difference though. Hope to see Upshaw in the next few games, rather than a cluster fuck of make shift small ball “centers” or fraudulent con-men pretending to be NBA players (Sacre).

    1. I think he is still trying to figure out what to do with Sacre. It was a good test for him to see if he’s ready to play in pressure situations. Injuries happen and the back up needs to be ready to play. It’s best to test him out while the games still don’t matter.

      Well, guys have to play defense in order for Scott’s system to work. That’s why he really is not a fan of Nick Young’s game because it makes him look so bad. If Artest was just a couple years younger Scott’s system would work a lot better.

      1. I’m holding out that playing Sacre in that OT was just BS making sure that he sucks before cutting his useless self. lol.

        More seriously, I’m not mad at BS for going that route in OT. The various combos all did well throughout the game, hence the near win. Since it was the preseason, Scott went with that last lineup to, like you said, see how well they’d do in pressure sits (so Sacre has to be out of here, right?).

        Nick…he’s so hot and cold. Which wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t such dogshit on D. Lou still managed to contribute when his shot wasn’t dropping by playing within the scheme of the O. Problem with Young is that, if his shot doesn’t drop, he keeps chucking to try and right the ship and while, yes, I know shooters can shoot themselves back into rythym, Nick’s not the type of player I think should be doing that. Those last couple of possesions where he had the ball was just frightening.

        I was very pleased with everyone last night (save for Sucre and Young).

        1. I was always defending Nick, but I realize now that he is a problem. Nick and Lou Williams will have the exact same FG percentage, but Lou Williams gets fouled a lot more than Nick Young does. So Lou is missing shots because he got fouled and Nick is just missing shots. Plus, Artest exposed his poor defense the other day as well.

    2. He’s trying to give Sacre every possible chance to make this team it’s blatantly obvious. He’s been with the organization for awhile and he has improved to a degree. But at the end of the day, Scott already knows Tarik Black is miles ahead of him, and Upshaw will take his job. Been a good ride for Sacre but his time is ending here in LA, and he can only blame himself.

      1. Problem is if they keep Sacre, they’ll have to cut either/both Black and Upshaw. Metta seems to have earned his spot. If they let Upshaw go, they’ll regret it like they’ll regret Whiteside. Guarantee.

        Kobe/Russell/JC/Bass/Lou/Nick/Hib/Metta/Nance/Randle/Huertas/A. Brown. That’s 12

        Sacre/Black/Upshaw/Kelly
        J. Brown/Holmes/Frazier
        for 3 spots

        1. I don’t see J Brown, Frazier, Kelly or Sacre being kept honestly. That leaves Black, Upshaw and Holmes. Frazier needs D League time, J Brown isn’t necessary on this roster with so many scorers, Kelly isn’t good enough compared to our other forwards and Sacre has shown now twice that he just can’t get the job done.

          Upshaw will be kept for his upside I’m sure, Black for depth and Holmes is a question mark still. Teams like to go in with 14 of the 15 spots filled which means Holmes is really going to have to impress for the Lakers to take on a full 15 compliment. Otherwise, D League for him as well.

      2. Black is miles ahead of him?
        He would have to have made a BIG change since summer league.

        And while we want to hate on Sacre, I believe that as of today, he’s still probably the best (most reliable and consistent NBA player) backup at center the team has. He hasn’t set the bar high, but until Black and Upshaw take steps forward, there is still a bar.

        1. In my opinion he is miles ahead of him more athletic higher motor. Actually that hook shot in game 1 black hit is probably better then anything sacre has done in his career. Reliable to do what? He is immobile and has no offense, upshaw and him aren’t comparible so I won’t even get to that.

          1. I’m with you. Suckre has 1 talent and even then it’s technically not a talent. It’s one thing you can’t teach. 7′.

    3. Bs threw away the game once Sacre stepped foot in there
      It’s like he doesn’t even care about winning

      1. He doesn’t care about winning pre-season games…he cares about getting his team ready for the regular season. That’s why starters rested the fourth quarter….no sense risking injury in a game that means nothing.

        1. The gripe is more about him using Suckre when we have someone like Upshaw on the bench who could have been playing instead. We’ve established that Suckre isn’t worth keeping around and the minutes should be put towards other guys who might actually have an impact on the floor.

          1. In all honesty, I think that says more about Upshaw than it does Sacre. Don’t get me wrong: I’m still cautiously optimistic about Upshaw but he seems like he needs a year in the d-leagues first.

          2. RE: Upshaw – 1 year in DLeague.
            I kinda agree…. I kept thinking, “Where’s Upshaw” and then i started to think that in last night’s game, Scott didn’t want to risk losing by putting in Upshaw.

            To me, it means that Upshaw is still foul prone, a bit out of control, and is probably a liability on the court as of now.

            But, I also think that unless he is bad enough to get cut, he should be a better solution (for the current Lakers situation) than Sacre.

          3. @J — that’s the million dollar question: do you stick with a career 3rd-stringer where you know what you’ll get or use the spot on a project?

            My personal belief is that you send projects to the d-leagues to play every day, but, then again, I’m also blowing off work by posting here…take my opinion with a few grains of salt.

          4. To me, last night was a bit of an anomaly.
            I think at the end of the game, the starters had hit their minutes cap, and the intention was to play Upshaw….

            But the game was too close and Byron was trying to pull out the win. And in that situation, he felt more confident in Sacre than Upshaw, which says a lot.

            It was interesting,however, that in the final minutes of the game, he let Young and Williams run (and BE) the show. And in the last minute of the game he designed plays for BOTH Young and Williams to win it with 3-point buckets. And to their credit, with Sacre, Nance, and Frazier, they did almost win!

          5. I doubt that was the case. I think Byron has it mapped out what players he’s going to play what days honestly. I don’t think he had the intention of playing Upshaw last night at all and will probably give him a look in the next game or 2. Upshaw at least would have been active on defense and probably would have had a bigger impact on the interior. We got tore up inside and out during that OT period.

          6. If Upshaw is not on the roster, someone will grab him. We will be looking at Whiteside 2.0. All because of Sacre. That just can’t happen.

    4. Right on. I don’t understand that either. within 30 secs in. Foul. 2 FT for Burks. Then TO (double dribble), 2 more fouls for another 4 FT (But Luckily they missed) His only consolation was he got away with wailing his arms and got a block. He could have given the Jazz 8 pts by himself (Lakers only got 9 in OT) That’s twice in 2 games he personally wrecked any chance of winning (albeit a preseason game)

      BS must think Sacre is a big version ronnie price to gift him so many minutes – head of the snake thing except Price plays great D. Sacre just puts the team in a losing end.

    5. To me,
      I think Sacre and Kelly are being showcased for a trade. And in the case of Sacre, unless some other team steps up and wants him, he’s cut.

      In 2 games, he has played “ok” but his lack of scoring is a big problem. He’s NBA caliber, but barely…..

      1. He’s not really ok. He hurts the team in the worst way cuz he can’t play man D or help D very well either. The 2 Jazz backup Center are better,

        I hope you’re eight about showcasing.

      2. I’m sure we could find a better player in the D-league. In fact I’d take Jeremy Tyler over Sacre at this point. I truly hope they are looking to trade Sacre and Kelly.

    6. People keep saying he’s doing it to figure out his roster but uhhh we’ve seen Sacre the last few years and we already know he sucks. Why not give Upshaw a chance to show his worth. Sacre needs to be cut.

      1. you do realize pre season isnt over right? you do realize upshaw has a few games to play in right? so why the panic in game 2? you saw nance last night at the tail end of the game. why? because scott wanted to see what he had. how he would respond. nance is more likely to make the team then upshaw. so he gets his look first. sacre is already on the team(technically speaking … so he gets a 1st look.) then its upshaw, holmes, etc.

        i rather bscott play them just like this so guys can get real burn or get into the game at serious moments to see what they have. vs playing 20 guys in each game where everyone is getting 5 mins or less. you cant get it going like that.

        1. It’s not panic. We don’t want to see Sacre, he has no talent so why play him? Upshaw and players like him are fighting for contracts so yes they need every opportunity to show that they deserve to be here. If it were your well being and job on the line you’d want to play, right? Nance isn’t fighting to make the team-they drafted him and he has a contract.

        2. Since it’s only pre-season, all the more reason Upshaw should get a chance to play. Especially over Sacre. We need to see if his potential is real.

        3. This is an absolute load of bullshit, we’ve seen Robert Sacre in ‘key, pressure moments’ all of last season, when he was put in so the game could be lost, without it looking like it was deliberately lost, but we all knew better. Robert Sacre has had more chances than anyone, I can’t tell the difference between the 4th year “NBA Player” Robert Sacre and the rookie Robert Sacre. Not only was Upshaw still on the bench, Tarik Black was also there.

      1. Stop it. Utah had 2 starters(Burke and Burks) in there in the 4th and the OT, as well as their 6th man(Hood). And they had their 7’3″ backup Center who is waaay better than Robert Sacre.

  • I felt like Kob was gambling too much, desperate to make a play, it seemed. But that kept leading to easy buckets, mismatches, open buckets, and maybe even D’Angelo’s injury. He seems one step behind right now. He’ll get it though, I’m sure he sees the adjustments he needs to make, and the work he needs to put in.

    1. I wouldn’t say it lead to D’Angelo’s injury. When you have a 7’+ freight train coming into the lane and you’re only 6’5″, you move the hell out the way. D’Angelo tried to make a play that wasn’t there. It was a rookie mistake. Even then, you don’t try to jump and get a block or something. At the least, get out the circle and try to take a charge. He didn’t do any of it. Lesson learned for the kid.

    2. @disqus_FzNQcguxRJ:disqus

      kobe has to keep gambling now so he can get his timing back. you cant get it back without trying. pre season is the best place to work out the kinks.

  • I felt like Kob was gambling too much, desperate to make a play, it seemed. But that kept leading to easy buckets, mismatches, open buckets, and maybe even D’Angelo’s injury. He seems one step behind right now. He’ll get it though, I’m sure he sees the adjustments he needs to make, and the work he needs to put in.

    1. I wouldn’t say it lead to D’Angelo’s injury. When you have a 7’+ freight train coming into the lane and you’re only 6’5″, you move the hell out the way. D’Angelo tried to make a play that wasn’t there. It was a rookie mistake. Even then, you don’t try to jump and get a block or something. At the least, get out the circle and try to take a charge. He didn’t do any of it. Lesson learned for the kid.

    2. @disqus_FzNQcguxRJ:disqus

      kobe has to keep gambling now so he can get his timing back. you cant get it back without trying. pre season is the best place to work out the kinks.

  • it time to think about dangelo rusell play on second unit line up la lakers should consider sign both playing pg starter telfair and playing pf dorell wright and explore trade for sacre and kelly with nick young deal any nba teams

    1. @kliffrichard:disqus
      its not time for russell to play with the second unit. you do realize we have a 32 year old vet pg from overseas that hasnt played due to injury right? he’s the one thats supposed to be the backup pg.

  • it time to think about d angelo russell play on second unit line up la lakers should consider sign both playing pg starter telfair and playing pf dorell wright and explore trade for sacre and kelly with nick young deal any nba teams my opinion

    1. @kliffrichard:disqus
      its not time for russell to play with the second unit. you do realize we have a 32 year old vet pg from overseas that hasnt played due to injury right? he’s the one thats supposed to be the backup pg.

  • I think this is the perfect time to start JC and LW for the next preseason to see how well they play together in the backcourt. Give DLo some time off and let LW and JC work.

    1. I’ve always expected that JC and LW would be the heavy hitters and presumable guard rotation this season. I know Russell will probably start, but I also think he’s not ready to run with the 1’s most of the game, and that when things got really heavy that Scott would have to rely on JC and LW to win games.

      That’s not a knock on Russell, it’s just that Russell isn’t quite ready and that LW is a better solution.

      1. As the most intelligent have said, it’s not who starts but rather who finishes. Like with the Bynum, Gasol, Odom rotation. Bynum and Gasol started, Gasol and Odom finished.

    2. we dont care how they will play together. they’re scorers. we already know what will happen. but we also know lou is to short to really play defense at the SG spot.

  • I think this is the perfect time to start JC and LW for the next preseason to see how well they play together in the backcourt. Give DLo some time off and let LW and JC work.

    1. I’ve always expected that JC and LW would be the heavy hitters and presumable guard rotation this season. I know Russell will probably start, but I also think he’s not ready to run with the 1’s most of the game, and that when things got really heavy that Scott would have to rely on JC and LW to win games.

      That’s not a knock on Russell, it’s just that Russell isn’t quite ready and that LW is a better solution.

      1. As the most intelligent have said, it’s not who starts but rather who finishes. Like with the Bynum, Gasol, Odom rotation. Bynum and Gasol started, Gasol and Odom finished.

    2. we dont care how they will play together. they’re scorers. we already know what will happen. but we also know lou is to short to really play defense at the SG spot.

  • I see a lot of potential in Russell’s game, but being a finesse pass first kind of dude…he’s not ready this year. BS should let him heal up for a couple of games and roll with

    PG Clarkson
    SG Lou
    SF Kobe
    PF Randle
    C Hibbert

    In the next game and see how they roll. That’d probably be my opening day line up at this point with the backups and minutes being

    Russell 20 min
    Young 20 min
    Bass 15 min
    Mwp 15 minutes
    Black 15 minuets

    Cut sacre kelly Jabari brown
    Send nance Frazier Holmes to D league
    Put a brown and upshaw at the end of the bench
    I don’t even know what to do with Huertas

    There’s your roadmap Mitch

    1. Pretty good Mark B, but Russell will be starting and Lou coming off the bench. Might as well test the rookie from the beginning and see what he’s got.

    2. Russell is supposed to be a finesse pass first guy. That’s what the Lakers actually want out of him right now. Once he figures out his teammates and gets more acclimated with plays, he’ll become more of a scorer as well. But he’s got to learn his teammates first.

    3. Huertas won’t see minutes in the next game. He won’t be available until Friday at the earliest which means he won’t play until Sunday against Maccabi. He’s dealing with visa issues or some b.s. like that in Canada.

  • I see a lot of potential in Russell’s game, but being a finesse pass first kind of dude…he’s not ready this year. BS should let him heal up for a couple of games and roll with

    PG Clarkson
    SG Lou
    SF Kobe
    PF Randle
    C Hibbert

    In the next game and see how they roll. That’d probably be my opening day line up at this point with the backups and minutes being

    Russell 20 min
    Young 20 min
    Bass 15 min
    Mwp 15 min
    Black 15 min
    Huertas 10 min
    Upshaw 5 min

    Cut sacre kelly Jabari brown
    Send nance a brown Frazier Holmes to D league

    There’s your roadmap Mitch

    1. Pretty good Mark B, but Russell will be starting and Lou coming off the bench. Might as well test the rookie from the beginning and see what he’s got.

    2. Russell is supposed to be a finesse pass first guy. That’s what the Lakers actually want out of him right now. Once he figures out his teammates and gets more acclimated with plays, he’ll become more of a scorer as well. But he’s got to learn his teammates first.

    3. Huertas won’t see minutes in the next game. He won’t be available until Friday at the earliest which means he won’t play until Sunday against Maccabi. He’s dealing with visa issues or some b.s. like that in Canada.

  • mannnn we should of drafted okafor…replace okafor with sacre and lakers would of had a good squad…still iffy about coach scott

  • mannnn we should of drafted okafor…replace okafor with sacre and lakers would of had a good squad…still iffy about coach scott

  • mannnn we should of drafted okafor…replace okafor with sacre and lakers would of had a good squad…still iffy about coach scott..nooo

    1. Or we see what Upshaw can do and replace Suckre with Upshaw. We have Hibbert who is doing stellar. Okafor can’t play good D and Hibbert is giving us exactly that.

      1. agreed hopefully upshaw can take sacres spot other wise we need to find a better back up center or trade for one..like birdman,tristan thompson or even glen davis would be an upgrade for us

        1. Definitely Upshaw. Upshaw at least has a lot of upside potential. Birdman is over the hill and wouldn’t be much of an improvement, Thompson we don’t have the money for and Glen Davis is a Clipper.

  • mannnn we should of drafted okafor…replace okafor with sacre and lakers would of had a good squad…still iffy about coach scott..nooo

    1. Or we see what Upshaw can do and replace Suckre with Upshaw. We have Hibbert who is doing stellar. Okafor can’t play good D and Hibbert is giving us exactly that.

      1. agreed hopefully upshaw can take sacres spot other wise we need to find a better back up center or trade for one..like birdman,tristan thompson or even glen davis would be an upgrade for us

        1. Definitely Upshaw. Upshaw at least has a lot of upside potential. Birdman is over the hill and wouldn’t be much of an improvement, Thompson we don’t have the money for and Glen Davis is a Clipper.

    1. Honestly, I don’t see either guy making it right now. Neither has exactly been stellar. I think they’re both in the DLeague and MWP makes it with Young taking a bit more of the guard minutes either of those guys would have received.

      1. I agree.
        I know it’s 2 games, but so far YOUNG has shot over 40% from 3-point land. Which makes Frazier a bit irrelevant. BUT,having said that, he got a lion’s share of the minutes last night and only 3 shot attempts….. so there might be a much bigger plan for Frazier than we think.

        RE: Jabari
        Unless Holmes, Frazier, and Upshaw are left off the roster I can’t find a way that Jabari makes the 15 man cut. I try a lot of different possibilities with the depth chart, but I think he’s left on the outside. And, it’s not because he’s a bad player, it’s just that with the emergence of MWP and the long list of potential shooting guards (Clarkson, Williams, Young, Kobe and Frazier) he’s an unfortunate roster casualty.<- It will be a bummer, and I hope things can settle and the team CAN find a way to keep him.

        1. I don’t think it makes Williams irrelevant. They are still players of 2 different positions. Yes, Young can play SG, but his primary job is now SF. Having Williams AND Young on the floor with another ball handler who can distribute between them is going to be lethal. A starting unit usually has 2 or 3 strong offensive options and many benches, might have 1 or 2. Having Young AND Williams gives you 2 right off the bat, add in whatever starter might play with the bench or hell, even Huertas who we have yet to see play and suddenly you’re sitting on 3 guys just like your starting group. That’s big.

    2. Idk about that but Jabari isn’t looking like he is making the team dude played terrible the first game.

      1. Let’s hope so, we can trade some of the Lakers bigs if he fails to be motivation(ally) influenced. You mean to tell us that someone who has a clear shot in becoming financially set for the rest of his life while retiring at age 35+ wouldn’t capitalize on this opportunity?

        Sht, the one’s who capitalize on it be busting their butts for the next 15+ yrs to reel in as much dough as one’s skills can take them. Count me in on that.

    1. Honestly, I don’t see either guy making it right now. Neither has exactly been stellar. I think they’re both in the DLeague and MWP makes it with Young taking a bit more of the guard minutes either of those guys would have received.

      1. I agree.
        I know it’s 2 games, but so far YOUNG has shot over 40% from 3-point land. Which makes Frazier a bit irrelevant. BUT,having said that, he got a lion’s share of the minutes last night and only 3 shot attempts….. so there might be a much bigger plan for Frazier than we think.

        RE: Jabari
        Unless Holmes, Frazier, and Upshaw are left off the roster I can’t find a way that Jabari makes the 15 man cut. I try a lot of different possibilities with the depth chart, but I think he’s left on the outside. And, it’s not because he’s a bad player, it’s just that with the emergence of MWP and the long list of potential shooting guards (Clarkson, Williams, Young, Kobe and Frazier) he’s an unfortunate roster casualty.<- It will be a bummer, and I hope things can settle and the team CAN find a way to keep him.

        1. I don’t think it makes Williams irrelevant. They are still players of 2 different positions. Yes, Young can play SG, but his primary job is now SF. Having Williams AND Young on the floor with another ball handler who can distribute between them is going to be lethal. A starting unit usually has 2 or 3 strong offensive options and many benches, might have 1 or 2. Having Young AND Williams gives you 2 right off the bat, add in whatever starter might play with the bench or hell, even Huertas who we have yet to see play and suddenly you’re sitting on 3 guys just like your starting group. That’s big.

    2. Idk about that but Jabari isn’t looking like he is making the team dude played terrible the first game.

      1. Let’s hope so, we can trade some of the Lakers bigs if he fails to be motivation(ally) influenced. You mean to tell us that someone who has a clear shot in becoming financially set for the rest of his life while retiring at age 35+ wouldn’t capitalize on his opportunity?

        Sht, the one’s who capitalize on it be busting their butts for the next 15+ yrs to reel in as much dough as their skills take them. Count me in on that.

  • Young guys who play on the edge of being out of control find the funniest ways to get injured.

    Let’s hope Byron goes through falling and landing drills today.
    =-)

    Kobe might be able to give him some hints about how to do the land-and-slide move.

  • Young guys who play on the edge of being out of control find the funniest ways to get injured.

    Let’s hope Byron goes through falling and landing drills today.
    =-)

    Kobe might be able to give him some hints about how to do the land-and-slide move.

  • He’ll be just fine…..Nothing but a swollen booty… Shake It Off…..Let’s Go Lakers.

  • He’ll be just fine…..Nothing but a swollen booty… Shake It Off…..Let’s Go Lakers.

  • His a$$ wanted to get back out there too! Instead of floor general, how ’bout “Rear Admiral”?

  • LAST NIGHTS GAME UTAH AND LAKERS IS ON NBA TV @ 12:30 pm pt TODAY FOR EVERY ONE THAT MISSED IT LAST NIGHT OCT. 7 TH.

  • LAST NIGHTS GAME UTAH AND LAKERS IS ON NBA TV @ 12:30 pm pt TODAY FOR EVERY ONE THAT MISSED IT LAST NIGHT OCT. 7 TH.

  • For fuck’s sake, unleash the Upshaw! I’m sure he’ll be able to give us more than 3 fouls in barely 5 minutes…

    1. As in give 4, 5 or even 6 fouls kind of “more”? Or you mean actually be productive “more”. Poor wording lol.

      1. That’s one way of interpreting it… I could just pull the not-my-first-language-card but of course I see your point.

    2. I agree. Byron’s a dumbass if he doesn’t see what the new and improved “in-shape” Upshaw can do. That’s the only mystery left to watch.

  • For fuck’s sake, unleash the Upshaw! I’m sure he’ll be able to give us more than 3 fouls in barely 5 minutes…

    1. As in give 4, 5 or even 6 fouls kind of “more”? Or you mean actually be productive “more”. Poor wording lol.

      1. That’s one way of interpreting it… I could just pull the not-my-first-language-card but of course I see your point.

    2. I agree. Byron’s a dumbass if he doesn’t see what the new and improved “in-shape” Upshaw can do. That’s the only mystery left to watch.

  • Kinda worrisome that he’s played 30 mins?? and has endured two injuries. Granted, not severe. But it’s not a good sign that normal contact plays are bruising this kid.

    1. Nah lol he’ll learn there is no reason to get in the way of a 7’2 center going for a dunk when you are a pg. Nothing good is going to come out of it.

      1. Fisher took charges all day every day. If his @ss got bruised, then it happened when he hit the ground. Keep in mind, the @ss should nullify the hit (since it’s a cushion). The only way it’d be a bad area to get hit is if it’s near the lower back/tail bone. That wasn’t even a bad collision. What happens when he’s going for the lay in (in transition) and the defender tries to contest? Falls and hits are common in sports. He shouldn’t get bruised this easily

  • Kinda worrisome that he’s played 30 mins?? and has endured two injuries. Granted, not severe. But it’s not a good sign that normal contact plays are bruising this kid.

    1. Nah lol he’ll learn there is no reason to get in the way of a 7’2 center going for a dunk when you are a pg. Nothing good is going to come out of it.

      1. Fisher took charges all day every day. If his @ss got bruised, then it happened when he hit the ground. Keep in mind, the @ss should nullify the hit (since it’s a cushion). The only way it’d be a bad area to get hit is if it’s near the lower back/tail bone. That wasn’t even a bad collision. What happens when he’s going for the lay in (in transition) and the defender tries to contest? Falls and hits are common in sports. He shouldn’t get bruised this easily

  • I”m SICK, about hearing about D’Angelo already !!! Let us just admit, DiAngelo is a BUSTED pick, by Mitch. I have seen D’Angelo Type before, where he is like a “paper” and or “shell” of an impostor. He APPEARS to say ALL the right stuff, may have some limited skill, but, psychologically there is a MAJOR problem. Since U guys don’t see D’Angelo as he truly is, here is what You can expect, for as long as it takes for Lakers to Release D’Angelo. His type will be: Say all the right things like: “i want to be out there”, “i will work hard”, “i know that I must improve”. . . ALL the right things. But U will see, for as long as u can take his behavior, that in the END, D’Angelo will NEVER be able to perform. Or never will live up to what D’Angelo says he will do, wants to do . . . a lot of talk !! If u Lakers want to give D’Angelo attention, by saying, “oh, i hope he is alright, and not hurt”!!! D’Angelo will take that road of getting your sympathy. I have seen his kind many many times before . . . thats what I seen, when I first saw D’Angelo in Summer League. And don’t worry, I will never apologize for the Truth, that through time u will also see, my fellow Lakers – Best

  • I”m SICK, about hearing about D’Angelo already !!! Let us just admit, DiAngelo is a BUSTED pick, by Mitch. I have seen D’Angelo Type before, where he is like a “paper” and or “shell” of an impostor. He APPEARS to say ALL the right stuff, may have some limited skill, but, psychologically there is a MAJOR problem. Since U guys don’t see D’Angelo as he truly is, here is what You can expect, for as long as it takes for Lakers to Release D’Angelo. His type will be: Say all the right things like: “i want to be out there”, “i will work hard”, “i know that I must improve”. . . ALL the right things. But U will see, for as long as u can take his behavior, that in the END, D’Angelo will NEVER be able to perform. Or never will live up to what D’Angelo says he will do, wants to do . . . a lot of talk !! If u Lakers want to give D’Angelo attention, by saying, “oh, i hope he is alright, and not hurt”!!! D’Angelo will take that road of getting your sympathy. I have seen his kind many many times before . . . thats what I seen, when I first saw D’Angelo in Summer League. And don’t worry, I will never apologize for the Truth, that through time u will also see, my fellow Lakers – Best

  • IF, finals today: KB, LW, Swag, Upshaw & Hibbert would be our best chance of winning. But doesn’t BS want to win, at least one? I’m like, “com’n, give us something to come back for dude”!! Honestly, I may be beginning to doubt bs coaching ability . . . Y waste putting in Sacre, Kelly? But I hope u kno, I’m not hating on Russell, but it is just my REAL gut feeling, the guy will never produce. So if bs can see this, move on. Keep clarkson as sixth man, Randall (who really needs to prove hisself – swag has a proven record) bass. The rest: put rooks DR in D league if not get rid of, cut scare, kelly. Not too sure about holmes, frazier, put rook nance in D league too. Maybe keep black for smaller lineup?? But seriously, is winning in pre-season important? If not bs, tell us. Tell us, I don’t want to win !! – Best

  • IF, finals today: KB, LW, Swag, Upshaw & Hibbert would be our best chance of winning. But doesn’t BS want to win, at least one? I’m like, “com’n, give us something to come back for dude”!! Honestly, I may be beginning to doubt bs coaching ability . . . Y waste putting in Sacre, Kelly? But I hope u kno, I’m not hating on Russell, but it is just my REAL gut feeling, the guy will never produce. So if bs can see this, move on. Keep clarkson as sixth man, Randall (who really needs to prove hisself – swag has a proven record) bass. The rest: put rooks DR in D league if not get rid of, cut scare, kelly. Not too sure about holmes, frazier, put rook nance in D league too. Maybe keep black for smaller lineup?? But seriously, is winning in pre-season important? If not bs, tell us. Tell us, I don’t want to win !! – Best

  • Kid is undersized, injury prone, lacks athleticism and speed. He will not “develop” into a good or elite player. Too bad Lakers wasted the 2nd pick.

    1. Wth? he’ll be good, you don’t understand sht man. How many top picks have the Clipps lost in their tenured franchise history LOL? Lakers mold guards to stars, and acquire top Centers in FA. History backs it up lol. Danny Manning your all time great LOL. Faker Clipps fan, I’d bet if real Clipp fans knew who you were they stomp you out.

  • Kid is undersized, injury prone, lacks athleticism and speed. He will not “develop” into a good or elite player. Too bad Lakers wasted the 2nd pick.

    1. Wth? he’ll be an all star at worst, you don’t understand. How many top picks have the Clipps screwed over in their franchised history LOL? Lakers mold guards to stars, and acquire top Centers in FA. History backs it up lol. Danny Manning your all time great LOL. Faker Clipps fan, I’d bet if real Clipp fans knew who you were they stomp you out.

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