Lakers News: Marcelo Huertas ‘Pretty Much’ Locked Up Roster Spot
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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently finalizing their roster for the upcoming NBA regular season with two more players needing to be cut to get down to the maximum of 15.

Although many questioned whether Marcelo Huertas would be on the final roster before he was able to get on the floor, it seems as though he’s done enough to convince head coach Byron Scott.

According to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, Coach Scott has let it be known that Huertas will more than likely be on the final 15-man roster:

Huertas had dealt with a few issues before he was able to make his preseason debut with the Lakers. The Brazilian point guard had an immigration problem that needed immediate attention in Vancouver, Canada while also dealing with a hamstring injury.

Fortunately, after Huertas made his debut for the team, everyone knew why the coaching staff and his teammates spoke so highly of him. Huertas made quite an impression once finally on the basketball floor in purple and gold showing some incredible court vision and veteran leadership at the point guard position.

The real question from here on out will be whether Coach Scott will decide to go with Huertas as his starting floor general or rookie D’Angelo Russell on Oct. 28 in the season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Russell may end up coming off the bench to get the season underway, but Scott has yet to make a decision on who’ll be in the starting lineup next week.

This guy might be our starting PG…Just saying

  1. I think they’ll give Russell a chance to lose it first, but yeah….as long as his hammy holds up.

  2. I think he should be the starting guard out the gate and then let Russel come around as the season goes on. Kobe would be much happier with giving the ball up to a 32 yr old vet that can work with the starters. D’Angello has a lot of potential but is still a 19 yr old rook and looks it on the court.

      1. He did look good with the first team. And like Snowman said they do have more ball handlers on the first team…at least how it sits now. Who knows what the final line ups will look like come opening day, and I have a feeling they are going to get tweaked throughout the year.

    1. Too many ball handlers in the 1st unit, Huertas better off guiding the Lou and Nick show with the 2nd team.

    2. I 100% agree. Russell needs to come off of the bench and learn. He will be good but right now he is not a NBA starting PG. Huertas, Russell and Lou Williams and Clarkston make for good guard rotation. I see a great future, can’t hold the Lakeshow down for long!!!!

    3. Agreed. Huertas should start and play as many as 25/30 minutes per game in the beginning of the season. He’s more NBA-ready than Russel and we need to get as many wins as we can. Plus, this would leave the kid some time to develop without the pressure that starters have.

  3. Where are all the Huertas doubters that talked smack when I said:
    1) Huertas is great!
    2) Huertas is a lock.

    I said this before he even played for us.

    Where are you guys now? Come at me now!

    1. Said the same thing. No reason a proven player comes to the nba for a try out and a “laughable” contract

    1. I think they’ll give Russell a chance to lose it first, but yeah….as long as his hammy holds up.

    2. I think he should be the starting guard out the gate and then let Russel come around as the season goes on. Kobe would be much happier with giving the ball up to a 32 yr old vet that can work with the starters. D’Angello has a lot of potential but is still a 19 yr old rook and looks it on the court.

        1. He did look good with the first team. And like Snowman said they do have more ball handlers on the first team…at least how it sits now. Who knows what the final line ups will look like come opening day, and I have a feeling they are going to get tweaked throughout the year.

      1. Too many ball handlers in the 1st unit, Huertas better off guiding the Lou and Nick show with the 2nd team.

      2. I 100% agree. Russell needs to come off of the bench and learn. He will be good but right now he is not a NBA starting PG. Huertas, Russell and Lou Williams and Clarkston make for good guard rotation. I see a great future, can’t hold the Lakeshow down for long!!!!

      3. Agreed. Huertas should start and play as many as 25/30 minutes per game in the beginning of the season. He’s more NBA-ready than Russel and we need to get as many wins as we can. Plus, this would leave the kid some time to develop without the kind of pressure that starters have.

    3. Where are all the Huertas doubters that talked smack when I said:
      1) Huertas is great!
      2) Huertas is a lock.

      I said this before he even played for us.

      Where are you guys now? Come at me now!

      1. Said the same thing. No reason a proven player comes to the nba for a try out and a “laughable” contract

    1. Let’s say that we have a nice guard rotation and stop focusing on who will or should start.

    1. Let’s say that we have a nice guard rotation and stop focusing on who will or should start.

  • The difference between our PG’s is that one knows how to run the team on the COURT, and the other one better pay attention, and if he does he could end up as one of the best, just needs some time, either way we have two good PG. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU.

    1. One is 32 and has played in one of the best overseas leagues for over a decade. The other one is 19. lol. Can’t compare them at all.

      1. I did not compare them, I was showing that one has the capability to run the team and the other ,can do the same if paying attention.

      2. That 19 yr old is the #2 pick. That 19 yr old came in cocky. That 19 yr old has to produce soon. Something that shows us or gives us hope that he is what we thought he was. So yea, russells seat will continue to get warmer and warmer. That’s what happens when you’re a top pick and playing for the lakers

        1. Russell is a bit of a project. He’s not a true point guard, he’s a combo guard with really good court vision and passing skills. A PG is more than a good passer, they are a playmaker, can break down the defense and make reads, they create the passing lanes not just find them. Russell doesn’t look that comfortable in that role yet, but he has some tools. He’s shown that he can make some nice passes, but hasn’t shown much floor generalship. It’ll take a little while for him to learn a new role. He’s got a chance to be great, but he’s not the PG he was advertised to be yet.

          1. If you look at highlight vids of him (college), he does the same inside out dribble move…pulls up for the jumper at the elbow. That is the ONLY thing he is comfortable doing. A flashy pass here and there isn’t gonna cut it.
            Simply put, he needs to be more aggressive. I rather have him make mistakes because he’s trying to do too much than being just another body out there. Lets be honest here…if russell was not the #2 pick and guaranteed so much money, he’d be on the chopping block

  • The difference between our PG’s is that one knows how to run the team on the COURT, and the other one better pay attention, and if he does he could end up as one of the best, just needs some time, either way we have two good PG. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU.

    1. One is 32 and has played in one of the best overseas leagues for over a decade. The other one is 19. lol. Can’t compare them at all.

      1. I did not compare them, I was showing that one has the capability to run the team and the other ,can do the same if paying attention.

      2. That 19 yr old is the #2 pick. That 19 yr old came in cocky. That 19 yr old has to produce soon. Something that shows us or gives us hope that he is what we thought he was. So yea, russells seat will continue to get warmer and warmer. That’s what happens when you’re a top pick and playing for the lakers

        1. Russell is a bit of a project. He’s not a true point guard, he’s a combo guard with really good court vision and passing skills. A PG is more than a good passer, they are a playmaker, can break down the defense and make reads, they create the passing lanes not just find them. Russell doesn’t look that comfortable in that role yet, but he has some tools. He’s shown that he can make some nice passes, but hasn’t shown much floor generalship. It’ll take a little while for him to learn a new role. He’s got a chance to be great, but he’s not the PG he was advertised to be yet.

          1. If you look at highlight vids of him (college), he does the same inside out dribble move…pulls up for the jumper at the elbow. That is the ONLY thing he is comfortable doing. A flashy pass here and there isn’t gonna cut it.
            Simply put, he needs to be more aggressive. I rather have him make mistakes because he’s trying to do too much than being just another body out there. Lets be honest here…if russell was not the #2 pick and guaranteed so much money, he’d be on the chopping block

  • Finding it crazy it took this long for him to get to the NBA! He is good. What were those international scouts doing.

        1. Cool maybe Lakers should start looking more at international players. Huertas great pick up!

    1. He has an unorthodox style, so I can only guess he didn’t fit the costume and they never gave him a serious look.

      1. True, but such a good passer. You would think with guys like Rubio so coveted he would have been really high on the list.

  • Finding it crazy it took this long for him to get to the NBA! He is good. What were those international scouts doing.

    1. He has an unorthodox style, so I can only guess he didn’t fit the costume and they never gave him a serious look.

      1. True, but such a good passer. You would think with guys like Rubio so coveted he would have been really high on the list.

    1. ^^^ this is exactly right. If he can stay healthy i think Lakers made another great pick up with this guy.

    1. ^^^ this is exactly right. If he can stay healthy i think Lakers made another great pick up with this guy.

      1. Jim obviously signed off on it. But Lakers have a scout who travels Europe looking for prospects. Yes, Jesse is head of scouting and was recently promoted to assistant GM

          1. How about his pitches to free agents? I’m not being disrespectful, just curious how confident you are if he shows up to Kevin Durant’s or [big free agent]’s house next year (or maybe he’s not involved at all and its strictly a Mitch/Jeanie thing).

    1. lol credit Adam Filippi – our overseas scout. what the fudge are you crediting jim buss for? lol

      1. Jim obviously signed off on it. But Lakers have a scout who travels Europe looking for prospects. Yes, Jesse is head of scouting and was recently promoted to assistant GM

          1. How about his pitches to free agents? I’m not being disrespectful, just curious how confident you are if he shows up to Kevin Durant’s or [big free agent]’s house next year (or maybe he’s not involved at all and its strictly a Mitch/Jeanie thing).

    1. lol credit Adam Filippi – our overseas scout. what the fudge are you crediting jim buss for? lol

  • D’ Angelo passing comes to LA and we think ” Oh he nice, he real nice, could be something special.” THE SPECIAL APPRENTICE .

    Huertas passing comes to LA and we think ” Holly Molly did he just do that? That was Amazing !, He did it again, OMG” THE MAESTRO .

  • D’ Angelo passing comes to LA and we think ” Oh he nice, he real nice, could be something special.” THE SPECIAL APPRENTICE .

    Huertas passing comes to LA and we think ” Holly Molly did he just do that? That was Amazing !, He did it again, OMG” THE MAESTRO .

  • Huertas is pretty good! He will make the Lakers bench look pretty good. The starters will do fine but Huertas will get this team BUCKETS! I just hope their defense improves

  • Huertas is pretty good! He will make the Lakers bench look pretty good. The starters will do fine but Huertas will get this team BUCKETS! I just hope their defense improves

  • Russell needs to be out on the floor with both Clarkson and Randle. You have to let them grow together and go through the same growing pains as well. If they dont see time together, then they’ll never truly grow as the next leaders of this franchise.

    1. Before preseason I was thinking bring at least one of them off the bench but now I can see it’s best to throw them out there, let them develop that chemistry and grow together.

  • Russell needs to be out on the floor with both Clarkson and Randle. You have to let them grow together and go through the same growing pains as well. If they dont see time together, then they’ll never truly grow as the next leaders of this franchise.

    1. Before preseason I was thinking bring at least one of them off the bench but now I can see it’s best to throw them out there, let them develop that chemistry and grow together.

  • Russell, Clarkson, Randle, and Bryant all have the ability, and different styles, of both scoring and passing that I think complement each other well, and keep the defense on their toes. Huertas’ PG style seems more suited for Williams, Young, Kelly, Bass, and guys like that, who need a primary distributor.

  • Russell, Clarkson, Randle, and Bryant all have the ability, and different styles, of both scoring and passing that I think complement each other well, and keep the defense on their toes. Huertas’ PG style seems more suited for Williams, Young, Kelly, Bass, and guys like that, who need a primary distributor.

  • Considering the fact that he is better than the #2 pick aka Bust Of The Century D’Angelo Russell this is a no brainer…

    1. Huertas is a 32 year old, 13 year international pro who has played against top players of the world in FIBA and yet you have the right mind to compare him to a 19 year old in his rookie season. I think you’re the one with the BUSTED brain of the CENTURY.

        1. You sound like a moron, are you okay bro? Get out of this site if you’re not a Laker fan and yoy keep on posting stupid stuff.

          1. So realizing Russell is a bust makes me less of a Lakers fan? Lakers have hit it out of the park with Top 10 picks from Randle, Bynum to Eddie Jones but I’m sorry Russell just doesn’t have it. Sorry to break the news to you

          2. Bust? Season hasn’t even started you fool. Even Kobe Bryant struggled during his rookie season. Just shut your mouth, you know what i’m talking about. When the right time comes to judge Russell IF he’s a bust or not i’ll be one of the 1st here to agree with you. Until then shut you’re mouth.

          3. Watched every single Summer League game and Preseason game sure Kobe and other rookies struggled but you saw flashes. With Russell you see a slow, above average passer, that can’t create his own shot, below average finisher with a minus jumpshot.

          4. You should apply as the LAKERS SCOUTING TEAM, i bet you’re better than Mitch and others. Too bad you’re a 12 year old kid, posting crazy stuff here to get attention and probably make friends because nobody talks to you in the real world.

          5. You’re a very angry person you should talk to someone about that. Hopefully the Lakers have a great season Clarkson’s a stud and Randle is nice but Russell has bust written all over him

          6. I’m not kid, just excited to have chatted to a possible runaway winner of the BUSTED BRAIN OF THE CENTURY. I mean it’s only 2015, we have like 85 years to go and yet you already have a clear edge. You have my vote already.

          7. Every rookie has a possiblity to be either a superstar or a bust. If and when that time comes i will agree with you, until then shut up. Let the kid play, if you are a real Lakers fan you will support that kid and not call him a bust without playing a single season game.

          8. You’re such an angry person. Let’s just agree to disagree hopefully I’m wrong for the Lakers sake but what I’ve seen is not encouraging at all. We’ll revisit the subject in a few years. Good Day

          9. I’m not angry, let’s stick to the truth like what you’re user name says. i’ll call you out here if and when he is a bust or not. Until then let’s just support the kid and the rest of the team.

          10. If you think for one nano second I care about being “called out” on a message board you’ve already lost. 30 minutes from now I won’t even remember this interaction.

          11. To me it looks like you don’t remember it while you type it, let alone after 30 minutes have gone by……………..

          12. You a very negative person, you should talk to someone about that, Randle and Clarkson ARE both studs, but both have had a year to adjust to the NBA game, even though Randle hurt himself in the first game, he traveled and was with the team, and absorbed a lot mentally in his first year, AT LEAST give Russell that same chance before labeling him a bust.

          13. Minus Jumpshot..?. what is that, a shot that when it goes in, they take points away instead of adding them…… What a Stupid comment. He jump shot looks fine, he needs to get in the weight room and get stronger so he can finish with contact, perfect his teardrop, work on change of speed drives, and adapt to the speed of the NBA game, END OF STORY.

          14. If you’re a real LAKER fan you wouldn’t say anything bad that might possibly jinx the season.

          15. Are you 12? If you are i’m sorry. Are you trying to look for playmates here? Because nobody in the right mind will compare a 32 year old 13 year international PRO to a 19 year old rookie. And call someone a bust without even playing a single season game.

          16. I’m sorry kid, i hope you don’t tell your MOMMY that someone is arguing with you here.

          17. Dont pay him attention, i think he is mentally challenge. I agree with u

          18. Or maybe thinking he’s a bust before he’s ever played a game makes you an idiot?

          19. And you know this by watching him all of what…a collective 45 total minutes of preseason playing time….. Please, you have no idea if this guy will have a productive career or not, he’s 19, the Ugly Truth is you don’t know what your talking about.

        2. You sound like a moron and you possibly might win the BUSTED BRAIN of the CENTURY AWARD. And that’s the UGLY TRUTH.

  • Considering the fact that he is better than the #2 pick aka Bust Of The Century D’Angelo Russell this is a no brainer…

    1. Huertas is a 32 year old, 13 year international pro who has played against top players of the world in FIBA and yet you have the right mind to compare him to a 19 year old in his rookie season. I think you’re the one with the BUSTED brain of the CENTURY.

        1. You sound like a moron, are you okay bro? Get out of this site if you’re not a Laker fan and yoy keep on posting stupid stuff.

          1. So realizing Russell is a bust makes me less of a Lakers fan? Lakers have hit it out of the park with Top 10 picks from Randle, Bynum to Eddie Jones but I’m sorry Russell just doesn’t have it. Sorry to break the news to you

          2. Bust? Season hasn’t even started you fool. Even Kobe Bryant struggled during his rookie season. Just shut your mouth, you know what i’m talking about. When the right time comes to judge Russell IF he’s a bust or not i’ll be one of the 1st here to agree with you. Until then shut you’re mouth.

          3. Watched every single Summer League game and Preseason game sure Kobe and other rookies struggled but you saw flashes. With Russell you see a slow, above average passer, that can’t create his own shot, below average finisher with a minus jumpshot.

          4. You should apply as the LAKERS SCOUTING TEAM, i bet you’re better than Mitch and others. Too bad you’re a 12 year old kid, posting crazy stuff here to get attention and probably make friends because nobody talks to you in the real world.

          5. You’re a very angry person you should talk to someone about that. Hopefully the Lakers have a great season Clarkson’s a stud and Randle is nice but Russell has bust written all over him

          6. I’m not kid, just excited to have chatted to a possible runaway winner of the BUSTED BRAIN OF THE CENTURY. I mean it’s only 2015, we have like 85 years to go and yet you already have a clear edge. You have my vote already.

          7. Every rookie has a possiblity to be either a superstar or a bust. If and when that time comes i will agree with you, until then shut up. Let the kid play, if you are a real Lakers fan you will support that kid and not call him a bust without playing a single season game.

          8. You’re such an angry person. Let’s just agree to disagree hopefully I’m wrong for the Lakers sake but what I’ve seen is not encouraging at all. We’ll revisit the subject in a few years. Good Day

          9. I’m not angry, let’s stick to the truth like what you’re user name says. i’ll call you out here if and when he is a bust or not. Until then let’s just support the kid and the rest of the team.

          10. If you think for one nano second I care about being “called out” on a message board you’ve already lost. 30 minutes from now I won’t even remember this interaction.

          11. To me it looks like you don’t remember it while you type it, let alone after 30 minutes have gone by……………..

          12. You a very negative person, you should talk to someone about that, Randle and Clarkson ARE both studs, but both have had a year to adjust to the NBA game, even though Randle hurt himself in the first game, he traveled and was with the team, and absorbed a lot mentally in his first year, AT LEAST give Russell that same chance before labeling him a bust.

          13. Minus Jumpshot..?. what is that, a shot that when it goes in, they take points away instead of adding them…… What a Stupid comment. He jump shot looks fine, he needs to get in the weight room and get stronger so he can finish with contact, perfect his teardrop, work on change of speed drives, and adapt to the speed of the NBA game, END OF STORY.

          14. If you’re a real LAKER fan you wouldn’t say anything bad that might possibly jinx the season.

          15. Are you 12? If you are i’m sorry. Are you trying to look for playmates here? Because nobody in the right mind will compare a 32 year old 13 year international PRO to a 19 year old rookie. And call someone a bust without even playing a single season game.

          16. I’m sorry kid, i hope you don’t tell your MOMMY that someone is arguing with you here.

          17. Dont pay him attention, i think he is mentally challenge. I agree with u

          18. Or maybe thinking he’s a bust before he’s ever played a game makes you an idiot?

          19. And you know this by watching him all of what…a collective 45 total minutes of preseason playing time….. Please, you have no idea if this guy will have a productive career or not, he’s 19, the Ugly Truth is you don’t know what your talking about.

        2. You sound like a moron and you possibly might win the BUSTED BRAIN of the CENTURY AWARD. And that’s the UGLY TRUTH.

  • Lakers cuts to go from 17 to 15 should be Jonathan Holmes and Anthony Brown. Holmes is injured and 4th on the depth chart at PF behind Randle, Bass, and Black. Anthony Brown was very unproductive in 83 minutes of preseason play, 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 steals, 0 blocks on 3/11 shooting. I’d say both players should go down to D-League to develop and wait for inevitable injuries.

  • Lakers cuts to go from 17 to 15 should be Jonathan Holmes and Anthony Brown. Holmes is injured and 4th on the depth chart at PF behind Randle, Bass, and Black. Anthony Brown was very unproductive in 83 minutes of preseason play, 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 steals, 0 blocks on 3/11 shooting. I’d say both players should go down to D-League to develop and wait for inevitable injuries.

  • Huertas is by far the best PG of this team, and have 2 or 3 years playing on his highest level. But I don’t know if he will endure all 82 games playing 30 minutes per game.

  • Huertas is by far the best PG of this team, and have 2 or 3 years playing on his highest level. But I don’t know if he will endure all 82 games playing 30 minutes per game.

  • how did this idiot make he team when we already have 1000 guards. We need big men young and defense minded, and dumbass byron scott waived Upshaw. we already screwed up by not drafting Okafor then they waive Upshaw. stephen A smith needs to take over he has more passion and sense then these current laker bozos.

  • how did this idiot make the team when we already have 1000 guards. We need big men young and defense-minded, and dumbass byron scott waived Upshaw. we already screwed up by not drafting Okafor then they waive Upshaw. stephen A smith needs to take over he has more passion and sense then these current laker bozos. And Iam a die hard laker fan and i watched and loved byron scott play. But his decisions on roster suck

  • He has certainly earned my respect and perhaps a starting position. Though we may not have the strongest starting line up this year, I believe that the the bench will help the starters overcome many difficulties they may experience. Looking forward to an exciting year.

  • He has certainly earned my respect and perhaps a starting position. Though we may not have the strongest starting line up this year, I believe that the the bench will help the starters overcome many difficulties they may experience. Looking forward to an exciting year.

  • Of course Huertas is a lock on the roster, why would a established European player come all the way to Los Angeles just to be cut and not sure to make the team?? He’s a great backup PG that can slow things down and establish some sort of stability and run plays.

  • Of course Huertas is a lock on the roster, why would a established European player come all the way to Los Angeles just to be cut and not sure to make the team?? He’s a great backup PG that can slow things down and establish some sort of stability and run plays.

  • They should start Marcello until Russ learns the ropes !!! And still extremely pissed about Upshaw , BS is an idiot for unanimously agreeing to cut the guy and keep a cheerleader instead , at least give the guy the pom pom’s too !!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Nah, Huertas is much more effective off the bench. I’d rather see him play a chunk of his minutes against backups and not the league’s starting pg’s. Lakers gonna have a good bench with him running the show with Lou and Swaggy.

    2. Learning curve !!!!!!!!! What an absolute moronic thing to say regarding cutting a 20 yr. old rook with potential !! Didn’t Sacre make a stupid foul on a guy shooting a 3 in the last seconds of the game the other night not to mention 2 crucial turnovers , missing FT’s and a brick !!! What about his learning curve BS ????????

      1. There is no learning curve for sacre. He knows it all. He set up that great ending. He wanted kelly to shine with the dunk so he let Portland get back in he game. It was just as sacre planned. The great almighty sacre, canadas finest…

  • They should start Marcello until Russ learns the ropes !!! And still extremely pissed about Upshaw , BS is an idiot for unanimously agreeing to cut the guy and keep a cheerleader instead , at least give the guy the pom pom’s too !!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Nah, Huertas is much more effective off the bench. I’d rather see him play a chunk of his minutes against backups and not the league’s starting pg’s. Lakers gonna have a good bench with him running the show with Lou and Swaggy.

    2. Learning curve !!!!!!!!! What an absolute moronic thing to say regarding cutting a 20 yr. old rook with potential !! Didn’t Sacre make a stupid foul on a guy shooting a 3 in the last seconds of the game the other night not to mention 2 crucial turnovers , missing FT’s and a brick !!! What about his learning curve BS ????????

      1. There is no learning curve for sacre. He knows it all. He set up that great ending. He wanted kelly to shine with the dunk so he let Portland get back in he game. It was just as sacre planned. The great almighty sacre, canadas finest…

  • Too bad they have to cut anybody. I really liked J. Brown last year but so far this year he has looked mostly out of control and bad. A. Brown hasn’t shown ANY offense at all. And Holmes never got to show much and then got hurt, so we have no idea what he has to offer really. I really like what we have seen from Huertas so far, he has to be a lock to make the team. One more practice game tommorow night to get a last look at what we got…. and I am sure GS will be amping up to win their last preseason game to start the year off with momentum, so it’s gonna be a much more intense contest than the slipathon in san diego. can’t wait to watch.

  • Too bad they have to cut anybody. I really liked J. Brown last year but so far this year he has looked mostly out of control and bad. A. Brown hasn’t shown ANY offense at all. And Holmes never got to show much and then got hurt, so we have no idea what he has to offer really. I really like what we have seen from Huertas so far, he has to be a lock to make the team. One more practice game tommorow night to get a last look at what we got…. and I am sure GS will be amping up to win their last preseason game to start the year off with momentum, so it’s gonna be a much more intense contest than the slipathon in san diego. can’t wait to watch.

  • Russ started slow in both HS and college too , once he learns the system and gets rid of the butterflies he will be a force to be reckoned with !!!!

  • Russ started slow in both HS and college too , once he learns the system and gets rid of the butterflies he will be a force to be reckoned with !!!!

  • Great pickup. Solid floor general that can score as needed. Not sure of his defense but seems quick enough to stay in front of some point guards. Should be a solid mentor for Russell.

  • Great pickup. Solid floor general that can score as needed. Not sure of his defense but seems quick enough to stay in front of some point guards. Should be a solid mentor for Russell.

  • This is a no brainer. I see a Steve Nash on this player. He must start but we must not neglect the development of D Angelo. He is the obvious PG currently. He’s got the court vision, the experience as a professional for many years. I am not going to be surprised at all if he will be a good mentor for Russell on point guard tips. I still have not seen the punch of D Angelo since the Vegas Summer League. You gotta come out of that shell ,BOY!

    1. I agree with other comments here. He’s a better player than Russell, but at 32 shouldn’t be depended on as the starter. That’s the mistake the Lakers made with Nash. There will be times the starters come out flat, and need a dependable second team to keep them in it. I’d rather have him come in with the second team than a 19 year old kid

  • This is a no brainer. I see a Steve Nash on this player. He must start but we must not neglect the development of D Angelo. He is the obvious PG currently. He’s got the court vision, the experience as a professional for many years. I am not going to be surprised at all if he will be a good mentor for Russell on point guard tips. I still have not seen the punch of D Angelo since the Vegas Summer League. You gotta come out of that shell ,BOY!

    1. I agree with other comments here. He’s a better player than Russell, but at 32 shouldn’t be depended on as the starter. That’s the mistake the Lakers made with Nash. There will be times the starters come out flat, and need a dependable second team to keep them in it. I’d rather have him come in with the second team than a 19 year old kid

    1. MWP, Sacre and Anthony Brown will also make the team, A. Brown will go to the D league, that leaves MWP and Sacre on the reserve list.

    1. MWP, Sacre and Anthony Brown will also make the team, A. Brown will go to the D league, that leaves MWP and Sacre on the reserve list.

  • Shocking with all the boneheaded decisions they have been making. Huertas will be fun to watch. One thing that bothers me is that they are making him do rookie duties. He is way too old and experienced to go through rookie hazing. It’s awful.

  • Shocking with all the boneheaded decisions they have been making. Huertas will be fun to watch. One thing that bothers me is that they are making him do rookie duties. He is way too old and experienced to go through rookie hazing. It’s awful.

  • it doesn’t matter as to whether he starts or not as long he plays around 24 minutes a game.

  • it doesn’t matter as to whether he starts or not as long he plays around 24 minutes a game.

  • All one had to do was watch his highlights on YouTube to know he had a roster spot locked up. Dude can play. If he was younger we could lock him up long term

  • All one had to do was watch his highlights on YouTube to know he had a roster spot locked up. Dude can play. If he was younger we could lock him up long term

  • Russle was called as hybrid of curry and harden. He is combo guard and expected to be Magic just because of his unworldly sights. Russle will have more opportunity to hone his scoring and passing skills in 2nd unit where he will be an animal all by himself. D’lo, Lou and Nick can be very daunting in perimeter followed by bass, black and larry.

    Heurtas is pure PG already and quite frankly fast in terms of his cutting angles, passes, decision making, going into sets etc. Heurtas can make 1st team better by feeding ball to Kobe, Clarksson, randle and Hibbert. D’Lo can come to starting line up in later part of year like Clarksson.

    1. Huertas will get exposed by starting pg’s in this league. He’s much more effective coming off the bench playing a chunk of his minutes against reserves. Most teams won’t even be ready for Huertas pinpoint playmaking off the bench. D’Angelo just has to be thrown out there. No other way with him.

      1. That’s why he’s got to come off the bench so he will defensively match up against 2nd and 3rd tier NBA point guards.

        1. Nope. Russell needs to learn the hard way. Won’t do him a bit of good bringing him off the bench. It would only hurt him and the team because he doesn’t know how to play that role the way Huertas can.

  • Russle was called as hybrid of curry and harden. He is combo guard and expected to be Magic just because of his unworldly sights. Russle will have more opportunity to hone his scoring and passing skills in 2nd unit where he will be an animal all by himself. D’lo, Lou and Nick can be very daunting in perimeter followed by bass, black and larry.

    Heurtas is pure PG already and quite frankly fast in terms of his cutting angles, passes, decision making, going into sets etc. Heurtas can make 1st team better by feeding ball to Kobe, Clarksson, randle and Hibbert. D’Lo can come to starting line up in later part of year like Clarksson.

    1. Huertas will get exposed by starting pg’s in this league. He’s much more effective coming off the bench playing a chunk of his minutes against reserves. Most teams won’t even be ready for Huertas pinpoint playmaking off the bench. D’Angelo just has to be thrown out there. No other way with him.

      1. That’s why he’s got to come off the bench so he will defensively match up against 2nd and 3rd tier NBA point guards.

        1. Nope. Russell needs to learn the hard way. Won’t do him a bit of good bringing him off the bench. It would only hurt him and the team because he doesn’t know how to play that role the way Huertas can.

  • I personally would simply begin by rotating…..one game start Russell and the next Huertas….see how both handle each way. Obviously the main goal is to develop Russell as much as possible….I don’t see him as a slacker that needs motivation….he is fully hungry. I would lean towards letting him eat…..maybe not the whole meal….but the majority of the time I would try to let him start….and if he earns it let him continue. The good thing about Russell is he is very interchangeable….he can play WITH Huertas at times and be more of a scorer. But one thing I have noticed is Huertas is going to be great for guys like Nick Young and Lou W…..instead of them coming in and having to force up their shots…..he can get them good looks and increase their percentage. So either way its a great situation…..just so happy that he is here to help develop Russell. He has everything you could want in a PG other than athleticism and he makes up for it with his smarts. He’s also going to be great for Clarkson….we forget he’s just a second year player. What is SAD is we waived Upshaw…..tragic mistake. We could have had 4 diamonds in the rough to be trying to develop into stars….now we have 3…..and a cheerleader (Sacre). Love Sacre….but he should have been cut over Upshaw who has the potential to be a starting Center in the NBA…..something Sacre could never dream of doing. Just sad that we didn’t gamble on that….especially since its not a championship season. Terrible decision by Coach Scott or whoever made that call!

    1. Agree great comment. Thee rook wont learn unless you let go of the restraints. Huertas cool I dont mind him starting as long as russell get switched up when elite pg come around. I dont care what happens Russell has to play against them period. Let the dude watch his videos when he calls it a day and trust me he will come back to get them. Letting go of Upshaw was a mistake but the dude hardly like to jump. There was a lot more blocked shots he couldve made if he wouldve been in position and tried to jump. Most time dude just sticks his hand up. Thats the only negatives I think he has alot of potential but oh well. Sacre must be very professional in practice and on the road you absolutely have to take that into consideration staying on a team didnt just happen eveyone has to work for it.

  • I personally would simply begin by rotating…..one game start Russell and the next Huertas….see how both handle each way. Obviously the main goal is to develop Russell as much as possible….I don’t see him as a slacker that needs motivation….he is fully hungry. I would lean towards letting him eat…..maybe not the whole meal….but the majority of the time I would try to let him start….and if he earns it let him continue. The good thing about Russell is he is very interchangeable….he can play WITH Huertas at times and be more of a scorer. But one thing I have noticed is Huertas is going to be great for guys like Nick Young and Lou W…..instead of them coming in and having to force up their shots…..he can get them good looks and increase their percentage. So either way its a great situation…..just so happy that he is here to help develop Russell. He has everything you could want in a PG other than athleticism and he makes up for it with his smarts. He’s also going to be great for Clarkson….we forget he’s just a second year player. What is SAD is we waived Upshaw…..tragic mistake. We could have had 4 diamonds in the rough to be trying to develop into stars….now we have 3…..and a cheerleader (Sacre). Love Sacre….but he should have been cut over Upshaw who has the potential to be a starting Center in the NBA…..something Sacre could never dream of doing. Just sad that we didn’t gamble on that….especially since its not a championship season. Terrible decision by Coach Scott or whoever made that call!

    1. Agree great comment. Thee rook wont learn unless you let go of the restraints. Huertas cool I dont mind him starting as long as russell get switched up when elite pg come around. I dont care what happens Russell has to play against them period. Let the dude watch his videos when he calls it a day and trust me he will come back to get them. Letting go of Upshaw was a mistake but the dude hardly like to jump. There was a lot more blocked shots he couldve made if he wouldve been in position and tried to jump. Most time dude just sticks his hand up. Thats the only negatives I think he has alot of potential but oh well. Sacre must be very professional in practice and on the road you absolutely have to take that into consideration staying on a team didnt just happen eveyone has to work for it.

  • Marcelo Huertas is a young Steve Nash with awesome passing ability. His court vision is off the chain. He should be a starter if we even have a chance for the play-offs this year. Kobe will score so many points off of this guy without having to do too much. Though, he can’t guard anyone for the life of him, lol

  • Marcelo Huertas is a young Steve Nash with awesome passing ability. His court vision is off the chain. He should be a starter if we even have a chance for the play-offs this year. Kobe will score so many points off of this guy without having to do too much. Though, he can’t guard anyone for the life of him, lol

  • Huertas start? What idiot thought that was a good idea. There is a reason he was in Brazil. 32 year old rookie over the 2nd pick. Scott cannot be that stupid.

  • Huertas start? What idiot thought that was a good idea. There is a reason he was in Brazil. 32 year old rookie over the 2nd pick. Scott cannot be that stupid.

  • Makes know sense to have Russel come off the bench, let him start with the first team an gain experience.
    If this was a Championship caliber team than I would agree, but this team isn’t winning a championship this year so let the Rookie get his feet wet with the first team.
    Having Huertas play with the second team making passing to Nick an Lou will make our bench much more effective an should be a strong advantage we have over most teams.

  • Makes know sense to have Russel come off the bench, Russel is the future at PG, so let him start with the first team an gain experience.
    If this was a Championship caliber team than I would agree, but this team isn’t winning a championship this year so let the Rookie get his feet wet with the first team.
    Having Huertas play with the second team making passing to Nick an Lou will make our bench much more effective an should be a strong advantage we have over most teams.

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