Lakers News: Roster Cuts May Begin After Kings Preseason Game
Lakers News: Roster Cuts May Begin After Kings Preseason Game
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have four more preseason games to go before heading into the regular season on Oct. 28 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Lakers will face three more teams in four games with matchups against the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors (twice) and Portland Trail Blazers in the coming weeks.

Head coach Byron Scott and company will need to get the current roster down to 15 players before the start of the regular season. Four players will ultimately be cut over the next few weeks with a couple of those players likely being in the frontcourt.

Although four preseason games remain for the Lakers, Coach Scott admitted on Sunday that roster cuts could start after the game against the Kings on Tuesday night at the MGM Grand Arena.

“I would think we probably start cutting down then,” said Scott.

Los Angeles currently has four players capable of being a backup at the center position including Robert Sacre, Tarik Black, Robert Upshaw and Larry Nance Jr.

There’s a chance all four players make the final roster. Coach Scott claims there’s a shot this could happen, but it does seem highly unlikely.

“I could,” Scott said. “I probably won’t.”

Other players on the bubble for the Lakers right now include Jonathan Holmes, Michael Frazier, Jabari Brown and Metta World Peace. Although Marcelo Huertas has yet to play a preseason game for Los Angeles due to a hamstring issue, the sense seems to be that he’ll be one of the final 15.

Can we cut Sacre & Kelly already?

      1. Kelly had a great game last night @ the 4, his normal poss. in 18 minutes 5/7 shooting 3/3 behind the line 7 RB 3 AST. 1 BLK. & 15 pts. he finally got some time.

        1. but he hasn’t showed that kind of game against and NBA team. last nights game was a joke.

        2. That was the first time he had to play the 4 in the last 3 years, he will be fine, he went to the boards as well as any one 7 RB, HE shuld have his chance after all he has been through.

        3. wrong he played some of the 4 towards the end of the season last year and if you remember him saying he was more comfortable there and still didn’t do much to make an argument for his spot,.we don’t need a mediocre stretch 4 with 4 other power forwards who are better than him on the team. and him playing the 3 still doesnt have anything to do with him not making his shots on a regular basis when he is wide open.

        4. hey old timer
          did bingo kick you out the room again?
          you always come here with your rude comments and offend me and other fans.
          you need to get lost old man.

        1. Kelly had a great game last night @ the 4, his normal poss. in 18 minutes 5/7 shooting 3/3 behind the line 7 RB 3 AST. 1 BLK. & 15 pts. he finally got some time. He is a keeper.

          1. but he hasn’t showed that kind of game against and NBA team. last nights game was a joke.

          2. That was the first time he had to play the 4 in the last 3 years, he will be fine, he went to the boards as well as any one 7 RB, HE shuld have his chance after all he has been through.

          3. wrong he played some of the 4 towards the end of the season last year and if you remember him saying he was more comfortable there and still didn’t do much to make an argument for his spot,.we don’t need a mediocre stretch 4 with 4 other power forwards who are better than him on the team. and him playing the 3 still doesnt have anything to do with him not making his shots on a regular basis when he is wide open.

          4. hey old timer
            did bingo kick you out the room again?
            you always come here with your rude comments and offend me and other fans.
            you need to get lost old man.

  • Cuts: Jabari Brown, Jonathan Holmes, Robert Sacre, Michael Frazier. We have too many guards. Frazier is better than brown but not better than Huertas or Lou. Kelly has been playing solid at the 4. I like Sacre more than Upshaw but there is no way they keep Bob. He hasn’t been consistent. Upshaw seems like he plays with a grudge and no real focus. Just out there without a plan. We can argue that Anthony Brown isn’t a keeper either (at least not immediately) These guys need some D-League ball.

    1. We have wayyyy too many 4’s and guys who can play the 4. You’re proposing

      Russell/Huertas
      Clarkson/Williams
      Kobe/Young/A Brown/MWP
      Randle/Bass/Nance Jr/Kelly
      Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

      Black and MWP are capable of playing PF and when you look at Kobe being boxed into the SF spot and Young primarily playing there, the guard spot is pretty barren. I would cut Kelly and keep Frazier if I was to do a full 15 complement just so I had some guard depth. Chances are though, the Lakers take 14 players with them.

      Russell/Huertas
      Clarkson/Williams
      Kobe/Young/A Brown/MWP
      Randle/Bass/Nance Jr
      Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

      With your 12 being

      Russell/Huertas
      Clarkson/Williams
      Kobe/Young/MWP
      Randle/Bass
      Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

      And A Brown and Nance Jr being sent to the D League while sitting on the inactive list. The Lakers can then use Black and MWP at PF if needed and Upshaw can get some spot minutes while sticking around for practices to learn from Hibbert since they’re both very similar players defensively. Upshaw can then be given time to learn from maybe Kareem or Worthy for offensive purposes.

      1. New rules allow 13 active rather than 12, so Anthony Brown in the D league, and when we bring him back, rotate Upshaw in.

        1. The wording of the rule is funky. It says 13 active but what it actually means is each team must carry 12 assigned active players plus 1 minimum inactive player. Teams typically though carry 14 players 12 active and 2 inactive and no more than 15 total players 12 active and 3 inactive.

      2. Good line up i can see this happening here. let the youth linger in the D league most of the year like clarkson did most of last year

      3. If you consider Young as a backup shooting guard then I think the guard depth sorts itself out. Frazier will most likely get little to no playing time given that everybody, especially Marcelo, stays healthy. I think Kelly is worth giving one more shot this season given better ball movement and for the Lakers to have a valuable stretch four asset in today’s game.

    2. We did not draft A Brown to cast him away, great D and a dead 3, and a great height for the 3 spot, that’s a keeper.

      1. I like A Brown too, sweet stroke but I’m still waiting on the ‘D’ part. He at least seems to have the fundamentals down

        1. He did a great job last night, with the little time he got, that was one of the things they drafted him for 3 s and D.

      1. Why? He plays really selfishly and doesn’t hit shots which is what he is supposed to be good at. His defense isn’t that great either.

    3. What are u talking about… Upshaw played two games so far this preseason and in his first game outdid anything Sacre has shown us. Sacre sucks and is no way better than Upshaw.

  • Cuts: Jabari Brown, Jonathan Holmes, Robert Sacre, Michael Frazier. We have too many guards. Frazier is better than brown but not better than Huertas or Lou. Kelly has been playing solid at the 4. I like Sacre more than Upshaw but there is no way they keep Bob. He hasn’t been consistent. Upshaw seems like he plays with a grudge and no real focus. Just out there without a plan. We can argue that Anthony Brown isn’t a keeper either (at least not immediately) These guys need some D-League ball.

    1. We have wayyyy too many 4’s and guys who can play the 4. You’re proposing

      Russell/Huertas
      Clarkson/Williams
      Kobe/Young/A Brown/MWP
      Randle/Bass/Nance Jr/Kelly
      Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

      Black and MWP are capable of playing PF and when you look at Kobe being boxed into the SF spot and Young primarily playing there, the guard spot is pretty barren. I would cut Kelly and keep Frazier if I was to do a full 15 complement just so I had some guard depth. Chances are though, the Lakers take 14 players with them.

      Russell/Huertas
      Clarkson/Williams
      Kobe/Young/A Brown/MWP
      Randle/Bass/Nance Jr
      Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

      With your 12 being

      Russell/Huertas
      Clarkson/Williams
      Kobe/Young/MWP
      Randle/Bass
      Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

      And A Brown and Nance Jr being sent to the D League while sitting on the inactive list. The Lakers can then use Black and MWP at PF if needed and Upshaw can get some spot minutes while sticking around for practices to learn from Hibbert since they’re both very similar players defensively. Upshaw can then be given time to learn from maybe Kareem or Worthy for offensive purposes.

      1. New rules allow 13 active rather than 12, so Anthony Brown in the D league, and when we bring him back, rotate Upshaw in.

        1. The wording of the rule is funky. It says 13 active but what it actually means is each team must carry 12 assigned active players plus 1 minimum inactive player. Teams typically though carry 14 players 12 active and 2 inactive and no more than 15 total players 12 active and 3 inactive.

      2. Good line up i can see this happening here. let the youth linger in the D league most of the year like clarkson did most of last year

      3. If you consider Young as a backup shooting guard then I think the guard depth sorts itself out. Frazier will most likely get little to no playing time given that everybody, especially Marcelo, stays healthy. I think Kelly is worth giving one more shot this season given better ball movement and for the Lakers to have a valuable stretch four asset in today’s game.

    2. We did not draft A Brown to cast him away, great D and a dead 3, and a great height for the 3 spot, that’s a keeper.

      1. I like A Brown too, sweet stroke but I’m still waiting on the ‘D’ part. He at least seems to have the fundamentals down

        1. He did a great job last night, with the little time he got, that was one of the things they drafted him for 3 s and D.

      1. Why? He plays really selfishly and doesn’t hit shots which is what he is supposed to be good at. His defense isn’t that great either.

    3. What are u talking about… Upshaw played two games so far this preseason and in his first game outdid anything Sacre has shown us. Sacre sucks and is no way better than Upshaw.

  • And idiots are wondering why Scott is checking out players in preseason instead of trying to win these games, how else is he suppose to know what players he’s going to keep if he doesn’t play them in preseason???

      1. Utah games were very winnable but Utah played their starters a whole lot more than Scott played his starters

  • And idiots are wondering why Scott is checking out players in preseason instead of trying to win these games, how else is he suppose to know what players he’s going to keep if he doesn’t play them in preseason???

      1. Utah games were very winnable but Utah played their starters a whole lot more than Scott played his starters

  • Geez! Ok so Nance is a power forward, not a center.
    The quote from byron was referring to keeping four centers, not four BACKUP centers, as we do not currently have four backups.
    So Nance was not involved in that conversation at all, as there is virtually no chance of us cutting a player we just used a first round pick on.

    1. Nance is a very good prospect for small ball center. And with his leaping ability, he could get a few minutes as a traditional center.

        1. Can you come up with a new line?
          It’s sad that you have to use that same line over and over and over like a broken record.

          It’s not cleaver, original or imaginative. And it doesn’t add anything to the conversation outside of you feeling the need to interject and feel important.

      1. I actually agree with you. Besides, the Lakers are going to keep the players with the most value for next year’s team.

        1. doubt it. its actually the opposite there a bunch of dysfunctional people in laker land so there probably going to keep the players who produce the most in preseason which is beyond pathetic for normal people. if what ur saying is true then we already know the players. nance,holmes,brown and upshaw an black all show most value for next year

  • Geez! Ok so Nance is a power forward, not a center.
    The quote from byron was referring to keeping four centers, not four BACKUP centers, as we do not currently have four backups.
    So Nance was not involved in that conversation at all, as there is virtually no chance of us cutting a player we just used a first round pick on.

    1. Nance is a very good prospect for small ball center. And with his leaping ability, he could get a few minutes as a traditional center.

        1. Can you come up with a new line?
          It’s sad that you have to use that same line over and over and over like a broken record.

          It’s not cleaver, original or imaginative. And it doesn’t add anything to the conversation outside of you feeling the need to interject and feel important.

      1. I actually agree with you. Besides, the Lakers are going to keep the players with the most value for next year’s team.

        1. doubt it. its actually the opposite there a bunch of dysfunctional people in laker land so there probably going to keep the players who produce the most in preseason which is beyond pathetic for normal people. if what ur saying is true then we already know the players. nance,holmes,brown and upshaw an black all show most value for next year

  • Look I don’t want it to happen, but I have a bad feeling that Upshaw will be cut. And my reasoning is simple.. a veteran presence is very important when it comes to backing up the center position. Sacre is not a good player, but he’s not as bad as we all like to say he is. Dude is a serviceable backup and that’s what you need.

    If we choose to keep Sacre over Upshaw, then we are committed to winning games this year (I know you won’t see it like that, but it’s true). If it’s Upshaw over Sacre, then we are focusing on developing talent this year (winning games would be a presented and desired bonus). Personally, even with his size “deficiency”, I’d pick Black to be our backup center (dude hustles and competes hard, plus a better PNR option) and have Upshaw be sent to the D-League and recall him after each game.

    Kelly has made a strong case to stay, and his contract is guaranteed (although Mitch said he’s open to cutting them). Jabari has really lost his confidence and provides only one thing which he have plenty of.. scoring capability. He’s gone. We NEED Huertas, hasn’t played yet after 5 games (hamstrings are TRICKY people don’t hate the man) but if they feel Russell will benefit more off the bench with the better spacing than so be it. Dude is AMAZING with the ball in his hands. Clarkson is… well, he’s a combo guard who can handle. But the playmaking is average at best.

    1. Sacre could play in the NBA for ten years, he still wouldn’t be a veteran presence, he would still be the same rookie we see today. The same guy who can’t box out, rebound, shoot or pick up his man. The only thing he has shown is that he can be a great cheerleader. If Upshaw is cut, he will be poached immediately. I would prefer Black, Nance or even MWP as a backup to Hibbert.

      1. After you play for 2+ years, you’re a veteran. Stop it. The dude is a hard worker and a great teammate. The hate we spread is about making fun of him. Taking away the fact that the guy is in the NBA and you’re not, tells me that he deserves to be there. As I’ve said, I want Upshaw to be here for the long haul. I love his talent and his abilities that can nurtured.

        But just saying that I COULD see him cut. Hopefully I’m wrong.

        1. Being a hard worker and a great teammate doesn’t make him any more talented. Sacre is just not that good. He’s good enough to be a cheerleader and to be a body on the floor who has 6 fouls to use. Outside of that, he’s useless. You need guys with talent, you need guys who can win. Upshaw has talent and a big time upside, Sacre is never going to improve. You need guys you can win with not just now, but in the future. This is a roster the Lakers are building towards the future, not now. So if you plan for your future, Upshaw is your guy.

        2. Sacre is a veteran only by default, not a veteran presence as you stated. That Sacre is still an NBA player has baffled many people. Looking at the Utah squad, they have two backup C’s who they found from nowhere who have more talent than Robert Sacre. To waste a roster spot on a guy who is just a “great team mate” defies logic. You can dress him up in a costume and have him be the team’s mascot if that is the case.

        3. In 2 years Sacre played, the team was horrible. He was not even impressive on a terrible team.

        4. Even if Sacre is cut and doesn’t make another NBA team, I’d say he overachieved. Not many Mr. Irrelevants stick around for three years.

      2. I like NANCE JR but he is a little out of control but would settle down with some play time, the kid has a good future, given a chance.

    2. Dude, You’re straight up trippin. There’s no contest between Sacre and Upshaw. Upshaw knows how to play and he’s not as raw as some think. I guarantee all he needs is about a good 10-15 games of action. People were doubting Randle too but all he needed was to get his feet wet a few games and get a little confidence and I believe that’s all Upshaw needs too. You lose nothing cutting Sacre right now. That’s addition by subtraction. We made that mistake before and let Hassan Whiteside get away. They better damn well learn from that bonehead decision.

      1. LOL. No, I don’t think YOU know how raw Upshaw is. Stopped reading after that, knew it wasn’t worth debating as my post went WAY OVER your head.

        1. Your post went way over everybody’s head then because like 98% all Laker fans are saying keep Upshaw over Sacre lol.

      2. You loose nothing other than a million dollars, say it quick because half the people saying no big deal to a million dollar loss, have never made a million in their entire working career.

        1. the lakers are worth over 3 billion 1m

          thats 0.00003%

          thats close to = to 3c out of a 1000 dollars.

          if you had 1000% could you not lose three cents??????

    3. I have to disagree with having a need for a veteran Center as a backup. Right now Clint Capela is Dwight’s backup and he’s got what 12 games under his belt. With small ball, the center position doesn’t need to be that defined. A PF could always fill that need. Black as Hibbert’s backup is fine, regardless of his experience.
      The Lakers realize that they need interior defense, and Byron has often spoken about that deficiency from last year. By that logic, Upshaw needs to stay. Hibbert is likely to resign, but not a guarantee. Developing Upshaw is required. Playing time or not, they know they need to keep Upshaw. I don’t think the Lakers have an illusion about where they’re are at – 2 lottery consecutive lottery picks, It’s a rebuild

    4. I disagree. You already have a veteran presence in Hibbert who is starting. You can have a young guy coming off the bench when needed. Black is the defacto reserve center. Really we’re talking who is the 3rd center off the bench? This is where Upshaw comes in. Watching Upshaw and watching Sacre is night and day. Sacre has the experience but doesn’t get crap done out there. Upshaw can look lost but still recover on defense and be able to swat a player shot off or still make buckets on offense. When Sacre shoots, i’m cringing, when Upshaw shoots, I’m confident he’ll make it. When someone drives the lane on Sacre, I’m expecting a no play, a foul, something that results in a score for the opposing team. When someone does it on Upshaw, I see a changed shot or a blocked shot.

    5. We’ve kept Sacre for many years and he still hasn’t progressed. When Lakers and Jazz went to overtime last week, Hibbert was replaced by Sacre. Sacre didn’t do anything out there and we lost the game. Sacre needs a lot of help out there. At least Upshaw is like five years younger than Sacre.

    6. Cut Sacre, Black is an adequate back up until Upshaw develops, if he doesn’t , then finding a Robert Sacre type player won’t be that difficult. Cut Frazier and Jabari Brown, Anthony Brown gives you better defense, and he’s tall enough and quick enough to play the two and the three, he can also shoot the 3. Finally, cut Holmes, he shows promise for a rookie, but MWP, brings much more to the table, looks to be in good shape, can mentor Randle, and with Upshaw we already have 7+ players under development. ( Black, Upshaw, Randle, Nance Jr, Kelly, A. Brown, Clarkson and Russell.

    7. Is this team in contention for a title or in the middle of rebuilding ? Why does the team need a veteran player in the center position.

      Upshaw has potential, we had seen Sacre….he ain’t going to be better than we had seen. Just from a defensive standpoint Upshaw is miles ahead of can’t jump Sacre.

      1. agree. when it all comes down to it would you take a #50 pick or someone who could have gone in the top 20 if not for his off court problems and seems to have his head in the right place. this is a no brainer in my book.

  • Look I don’t want it to happen, but I have a bad feeling that Upshaw will be cut. And my reasoning is simple.. a veteran presence is very important when it comes to backing up the center position. Sacre is not a good player, but he’s not as bad as we all like to say he is. Dude is a serviceable backup and that’s what you need.

    If we choose to keep Sacre over Upshaw, then we are committed to winning games this year (I know you won’t see it like that, but it’s true). If it’s Upshaw over Sacre, then we are focusing on developing talent this year (winning games would be a presented and desired bonus). Personally, even with his size “deficiency”, I’d pick Black to be our backup center (dude hustles and competes hard, plus a better PNR option) and have Upshaw be sent to the D-League and recall him after each game.

    Kelly has made a strong case to stay, and his contract is guaranteed (although Mitch said he’s open to cutting them). Jabari has really lost his confidence and provides only one thing which he have plenty of.. scoring capability. He’s gone. We NEED Huertas, hasn’t played yet after 5 games (hamstrings are TRICKY people don’t hate the man) but if they feel Russell will benefit more off the bench with the better spacing than so be it. Dude is AMAZING with the ball in his hands. Clarkson is… well, he’s a combo guard who can handle. But the playmaking is average at best.

    1. Sacre could play in the NBA for ten years, he still wouldn’t be a veteran presence, he would still be the same rookie we see today. The same guy who can’t box out, rebound, shoot or pick up his man. The only thing he has shown is that he can be a great cheerleader. If Upshaw is cut, he will be poached immediately. I would prefer Black, Nance or even MWP as a backup to Hibbert.

      1. After you play for 2+ years, you’re a veteran. Stop it. The dude is a hard worker and a great teammate. The hate we spread is about making fun of him. Taking away the fact that the guy is in the NBA and you’re not, tells me that he deserves to be there. As I’ve said, I want Upshaw to be here for the long haul. I love his talent and his abilities that can nurtured.

        But just saying that I COULD see him cut. Hopefully I’m wrong.

        1. Being a hard worker and a great teammate doesn’t make him any more talented. Sacre is just not that good. He’s good enough to be a cheerleader and to be a body on the floor who has 6 fouls to use. Outside of that, he’s useless. You need guys with talent, you need guys who can win. Upshaw has talent and a big time upside, Sacre is never going to improve. You need guys you can win with not just now, but in the future. This is a roster the Lakers are building towards the future, not now. So if you plan for your future, Upshaw is your guy.

        2. Sacre is a veteran only by default, not a veteran presence as you stated. That Sacre is still an NBA player has baffled many people. Looking at the Utah squad, they have two backup C’s who they found from nowhere who have more talent than Robert Sacre. To waste a roster spot on a guy who is just a “great team mate” defies logic. You can dress him up in a costume and have him be the team’s mascot if that is the case.

        3. In 2 years Sacre played, the team was horrible. He was not even impressive on a terrible team.

        4. Even if Sacre is cut and doesn’t make another NBA team, I’d say he overachieved. Not many Mr. Irrelevants stick around for three years.

      2. I like NANCE JR but he is a little out of control but would settle down with some play time, the kid has a good future, given a chance.

    2. Dude, You’re straight up trippin. There’s no contest between Sacre and Upshaw. Upshaw knows how to play and he’s not as raw as some think. I guarantee all he needs is about a good 10-15 games of action. People were doubting Randle too but all he needed was to get his feet wet a few games and get a little confidence and I believe that’s all Upshaw needs too. You lose nothing cutting Sacre right now. That’s addition by subtraction. We made that mistake before and let Hassan Whiteside get away. They better damn well learn from that bonehead decision.

      1. LOL. No, I don’t think YOU know how raw Upshaw is. Stopped reading after that, knew it wasn’t worth debating as my post went WAY OVER your head.

        1. Your post went way over everybody’s head then because like 98% all Laker fans are saying keep Upshaw over Sacre lol.

      2. You loose nothing other than a million dollars, say it quick because half the people saying no big deal to a million dollar loss, have never made a million in their entire working career.

        1. the lakers are worth over 3 billion 1m

          thats 0.00003%

          thats close to = to 3c out of a 1000 dollars.

          if you had 1000$ could you not lose three cents??????

    3. I have to disagree with having a need for a veteran Center as a backup. Right now Clint Capela is Dwight’s backup and he’s got what 12 games under his belt. With small ball, the center position doesn’t need to be that defined. A PF could always fill that need. Black as Hibbert’s backup is fine, regardless of his experience.
      The Lakers realize that they need interior defense, and Byron has often spoken about that deficiency from last year. By that logic, Upshaw needs to stay. Hibbert is likely to resign, but not a guarantee. Developing Upshaw is required. Playing time or not, they know they need to keep Upshaw. I don’t think the Lakers have an illusion about where they’re are at – 2 lottery consecutive lottery picks, It’s a rebuild

    4. I disagree. You already have a veteran presence in Hibbert who is starting. You can have a young guy coming off the bench when needed. Black is the defacto reserve center. Really we’re talking who is the 3rd center off the bench? This is where Upshaw comes in. Watching Upshaw and watching Sacre is night and day. Sacre has the experience but doesn’t get crap done out there. Upshaw can look lost but still recover on defense and be able to swat a player shot off or still make buckets on offense. When Sacre shoots, i’m cringing, when Upshaw shoots, I’m confident he’ll make it. When someone drives the lane on Sacre, I’m expecting a no play, a foul, something that results in a score for the opposing team. When someone does it on Upshaw, I see a changed shot or a blocked shot.

    5. We’ve kept Sacre for many years and he still hasn’t progressed. When Lakers and Jazz went to overtime last week, Hibbert was replaced by Sacre. Sacre didn’t do anything out there and we lost the game. Sacre needs a lot of help out there. At least Upshaw is like five years younger than Sacre.

    6. Cut Sacre, Black is an adequate back up until Upshaw develops, if he doesn’t , then finding a Robert Sacre type player won’t be that difficult. Cut Frazier and Jabari Brown, Anthony Brown gives you better defense, and he’s tall enough and quick enough to play the two and the three, he can also shoot the 3. Finally, cut Holmes, he shows promise for a rookie, but MWP, brings much more to the table, looks to be in good shape, can mentor Randle, and with Upshaw we already have 7+ players under development. ( Black, Upshaw, Randle, Nance Jr, Kelly, A. Brown, Clarkson and Russell.

    7. Is this team in contention for a title or in the middle of rebuilding ? Why does the team need a veteran player in the center position.

      Upshaw has potential, we had seen Sacre….he ain’t going to be better than we had seen. Just from a defensive standpoint Upshaw is miles ahead of can’t jump Sacre.

      1. agree. when it all comes down to it would you take a #50 pick or someone who could have gone in the top 20 if not for his off court problems and seems to have his head in the right place. this is a no brainer in my book.

  • Marcello is on the team we need a back up PG to set up Nick, Lou ,bass black…. I watched all 4 games Lou n jabri brown is not a Pg lol

  • Marcello is on the team we need a back up PG to set up Nick, Lou ,bass black…. I watched all 4 games Lou n jabri brown is not a Pg lol

  • We need 3 deep at pg but at this point it does not appear J. Brown or anyone is worthy so they will likely end playing time in the d league. I just don’t see A. Brown or Kelley getting cut; so basically by default one roster spot is open for either Metta or Upshaw.

        1. Why would they keep a roster space open when they could cut someone if need be?

          I’m not sure it makes sense to cut someone with the expectation of signing someone else in the future when you are rebuilding.

          1. not really…
            Wouldn’t it be smarter to keep someone as the 15th man in case you don’t find someone to replace him?

            and if you do finally need the roster spot, THEN you cut the 15th man…. The only thing lost are a few pennies given to someone on an unguaranteed contract.

        2. They could go 15 deep because of the way the non guaranteed deals go. They can go from non guaranteed to partial guarantee up until January (15th?) before becoming fully guaranteed. If they had to free up a spot, they could simply cut someone and make a spot available from there.

  • We need 3 deep at pg but at this point it does not appear J. Brown or anyone is worthy so they will likely end playing time in the d league. I just don’t see A. Brown or Kelley getting cut; so basically by default one roster spot is open for either Metta or Upshaw.

        1. Why would they keep a roster space open when they could cut someone if need be?

          I’m not sure it makes sense to cut someone with the expectation of signing someone else in the future when you are rebuilding.

          1. not really…
            Wouldn’t it be smarter to keep someone as the 15th man in case you don’t find someone to replace him?

            and if you do finally need the roster spot, THEN you cut the 15th man…. The only thing lost are a few pennies given to someone on an unguaranteed contract.

        2. They could go 15 deep because of the way the non guaranteed deals go. They can go from non guaranteed to partial guarantee up until January (15th?) before becoming fully guaranteed. If they had to free up a spot, they could simply cut someone and make a spot available from there.

  • FINAL TEAM

    PG Russel, Williams, Huertas
    SG Clarkson, J.Brown
    SF Kobe, Young, A.Brown
    PF Randle, Bass, Nance, Kelly
    C Hibbert, Black, Upshaw

        1. I’ve been pro Jabari since April and through Summer League but his play has been disappointing these last few games. If he’s not able to play like he did a few months back, he should be cut or sent to the D-League.

        2. Way better chance MWP makes the team than J Brown, that guy has played out of control every minute he’s been on the floor

    1. I would switch Kelly to MWP and I would switch J.Brown to Frazier. Williams technically should be slotted at SG behind Clarkson since that’s what he is. He’s been taking PG minutes because Huertas hasn’t been available to play PG.

  • FINAL TEAM

    PG Russel, Williams, Huertas
    SG Clarkson, J.Brown
    SF Kobe, Young, A.Brown
    PF Randle, Bass, Nance, Kelly
    C Hibbert, Black, Upshaw

      1. I like Jabari Brown on the team, we can boot Ryan Kelly for MWP. Plus we do have 4 /5 PF counting Black.

        1. I’ve been pro Jabari since April and through Summer League but his play has been disappointing these last few games. If he’s not able to play like he did a few months back, he should be cut or sent to the D-League.

        2. Way better chance MWP makes the team than J Brown, that guy has played out of control every minute he’s been on the floor

    1. I would switch Kelly to MWP and I would switch J.Brown to Frazier. Williams technically should be slotted at SG behind Clarkson since that’s what he is. He’s been taking PG minutes because Huertas hasn’t been available to play PG.

  • It’s obvious that Holmes and Frazier are gone by tomorrow. .but the other 2 will be cut after the last preseason game

    1. I think Jabari Brown is gone before Frazier is. Brown can only do one thing, score. That, he’s not doing right now. Frazier is longer, more athletic, can score and defend. While he’s not scoring, he can still defend. The scoring will come but he’s got more than 1 trick.

  • It’s obvious that Holmes and Frazier are gone by tomorrow. .but the other 2 will be cut after the last preseason game

    1. I think Jabari Brown is gone before Frazier is. Brown can only do one thing, score. That, he’s not doing right now. Frazier is longer, more athletic, can score and defend. While he’s not scoring, he can still defend. The scoring will come but he’s got more than 1 trick.

  • Keep in mind, as of today, the team needs to cut 4 guys. But, we can almost certainly assume 2 guys will be cut (Sacre & JBrown).

    The final 2 spots could come in the form of Trade, or Waive (cut). To me, it makes a lot of sense for Mitch to look at the trade market to free up 1 or 2 spaces before he has to make inevitable cuts. I think that the team really likes Holmes, Frazier, and Upshaw and will look to keep them.

    My Bubble,Trade List, and Inevitable Cut List:

    I will say that given MWP’s play that I assume he’s a lock. I would assume that Huertas is a lock. Both draftees are a lock.

    Trade Potential:
    Kelly – Probably has more value to another team than the Lakers due to how the roster is settled.
    Young – Same as Kelly.

    * Both guys would be good pieces to keep however, but they also represent a roster space for one of the young players, and both are slightly mismatched pieces this year.

    Bubble
    Black – Between Bass, Nance, Upshaw, and MWP I am not sure the team has a loss by cutting him. He’s worth keeping, but a 15 man limit might make him expendable.
    Frazier I have a hunch he stays. He’s gotten enough minutes in preseason that I suspect that they have plans for him. Every team needs a 3-point guy, and in 4 years of college he led the division many times.
    Holmes I have a hunch he stays. He’s not quite NBA ready as he’s a tweener, but to me, he has a very bright future in the league as a rotational forward.

    Guaranteed Cut List:
    Sacre – Obvious.
    J.Brown – Too good to send to the DLeague, but not good enough to make the team.

    1. trades wont happen untill every contract can be traded.

      frazier and holmes wont be on the team they are gone

      cuts should/will be sacre, brown, fraz, holms

      1. Mitch usually makes a trade every preseason.

        And if you think that Mitch or the rest of the league will wait until “every contract can be traded” (which is Mid-December) you are a bit off base.

        1. Sometimes you say the most baffling uninformed nonsense. “Mitch usually makes a trade every preseason”. Maybe in your fantasy land he does.

  • Keep in mind, as of today, the team needs to cut 4 guys. But, we can almost certainly assume 2 guys will be cut (Sacre & JBrown).

    The final 2 spots could come in the form of Trade, or Waive (cut).

    Trade Potential
    Kelly – Probably has more value to another team than the Lakers due to how the roster is settled.
    Young – Same as Kelly.

    Bubble
    Black – Between Bass, Nance, Upshaw, and MWP I am not sure the team has a loss by cutting him. He’s worth keeping, but a 15 man limit might make him expendable.
    Frazier I have a hunch he stays. He’s gotten enough minutes in preseason that I suspect that they have plans for him. Every team needs a 3-point guy, and in 4 years of college he led the division many times.
    Holmes I have a hunch he stays. He’s not quite NBA ready as he’s a tweener, but to me, he has a very bright future in the league as a rotational forward.

    Guaranteed Cut List
    Sacre – Obvious. Upshaw has outplayed him, and his potential is too great. He wins the #3 center role just by potential and talent.
    J.Brown – Too good to send to the DLeague, but not good enough to make the team.

    My Guess: Trade Kelly & Black, Cut JBrown and Sacre.

    1. trades wont happen untill every contract can be traded.

      frazier and holmes wont be on the team they are gone

      cuts should/will be sacre, brown, fraz, holms

      1. Mitch usually makes a trade every preseason.

        And if you think that Mitch or the rest of the league will wait until “every contract can be traded” (which is Mid-December) you are a bit off base.

        1. Sometimes you say the most baffling uninformed nonsense. “Mitch usually makes a trade every preseason”. Maybe in your fantasy land he does. Last time he made a trade during preseason was 10 years ago when he sent Jumaine Jones away for a pick.

  • dont take too much out of the win. like give me a freakin break. all that team did for 90% of the game was shoot jumpers :D!!!! yes we all know the lakers have fire power and yesterday it was clicking on all cylinders even the garbage that is kelly was hitting his shots :D!!!. dont be fooled by this win. no the lakers are not better then the grizziles for u idiots who think that :D!!!! its called fire power and its rare that ur gonna see that very rarewhen everyone is making thier shots.

    As for the final roster spots. Huertas will be the backup pg they did not bring him in to sit on the bench ricotico u dumbass :D!!. ryan kelly and sacre should get cut dont overhype kelly just because he was hitting his shots and his candy baskets anyone could make that :D!! Its not about performance its about thier skillets and besides the only reaosn kelly was playing was because bass is out which by the way all that playing time should of gone to larry nance but there dysfunctional so no surprise there

    Russel / Huertas /
    Clarkson / Williams / A. Brown
    Kobe / Young / Mwp
    Randle / Bass / Nance
    Hibbert / Upshaw / Black

    Frazier will get cut, Jabari will get cut, Sacre, Holmes will get cut and Kelly will get cut

    1. I was at that game last night and I don’t take much from it. The Lakers were too big, too athletic, and just too much against those guys. I told my g/f who was with me that it was going to be the Lakers size and athleticism and speed against what I’d expected better team play against Maccabi, but despite the team play, the Lakers would probably still be too much and it was the case. It’s night and day difference though seeing the 2 teams. During warmups, Maccabi had one guy standing in front of all the players who were standing on the out of bounds guys and he was doing a stretch himself for them to do, then shifting to other stretches and the other players expected to mimic them. There were maybe 3 or 4 guys who actually seriously did them and the rest of them half assed it. Then you look at the Lakers side and you see the trainers individually working on stretches with the players, it’s nuts. Only player I was impressed by on Maccabi was Reginald Buckner. He had a decent game and made a solid effort out there. Everyone else just looked outclassed. Like watching Varsity against JV.

    2. Your depth chart has 14 players.

      ABrown is a 5’7″ SF.
      MWP has played more PF than SF in preseason.

      One of your “cut” list will make the team.

      Atleast you didn’t say the team was going to trade for R.Jackson, S.Johnson, or some other nonsense.

  • dont take too much out of the win. like give me a freakin break. all that team did for 90% of the game was shoot jumpers :D!!!! yes we all know the lakers have fire power and yesterday it was clicking on all cylinders even the garbage that is kelly was hitting his shots :D!!!. dont be fooled by this win. no the lakers are not better then the grizziles for u idiots who think that :D!!!! its called fire power and its rare that ur gonna see that very rarewhen everyone is making thier shots.

    As for the final roster spots. Huertas will be the backup pg they did not bring him in to sit on the bench ricotico u dumbass :D!!. ryan kelly and sacre should get cut dont overhype kelly just because he was hitting his shots and his candy baskets anyone could make that :D!! Its not about performance its about thier skillets and besides the only reaosn kelly was playing was because bass is out which by the way all that playing time should of gone to larry nance but there dysfunctional so no surprise there

    Russel / Huertas /
    Clarkson / Williams / A. Brown
    Kobe / Young / Mwp
    Randle / Bass / Nance
    Hibbert / Upshaw / Black

    Frazier will get cut, Jabari will get cut, Sacre, Holmes will get cut and Kelly will get cut

    1. I was at that game last night and I don’t take much from it. The Lakers were too big, too athletic, and just too much against those guys. I told my g/f who was with me that it was going to be the Lakers size and athleticism and speed against what I’d expected better team play against Maccabi, but despite the team play, the Lakers would probably still be too much and it was the case. It’s night and day difference though seeing the 2 teams. During warmups, Maccabi had one guy standing in front of all the players who were standing on the out of bounds guys and he was doing a stretch himself for them to do, then shifting to other stretches and the other players expected to mimic them. There were maybe 3 or 4 guys who actually seriously did them and the rest of them half assed it. Then you look at the Lakers side and you see the trainers individually working on stretches with the players, it’s nuts. Only player I was impressed by on Maccabi was Reginald Buckner. He had a decent game and made a solid effort out there. Everyone else just looked outclassed. Like watching Varsity against JV.

    2. Your depth chart has 14 players.

      ABrown is a 5’7″ SF.
      MWP has played more PF than SF in preseason.

      One of your “cut” list will make the team.

      Atleast you didn’t say the team was going to trade for R.Jackson, S.Johnson, or some other nonsense.

  • Cut J. Brown, Frazier, Holmes, Sacre and Kelly. That gets you down to 14. Kelly has been looking ok during preseason, but the guy can’t be trusted to stay healthy. If the Lakers are going to keep him them keeping him puts them at 15. If they do, hopefully it’s to trade him in the future.

  • Cut J. Brown, Frazier, Holmes, Sacre and Kelly. That gets you down to 14. Kelly has been looking ok during preseason, but the guy can’t be trusted to stay healthy. If the Lakers are going to keep him them keeping him puts them at 15. If they do, hopefully it’s to trade him in the future.

  • Russell, Huertas
    Clarkson, Williams
    Kobe, MWP, Nick Young, Anthony Brown
    Randle, Bass, Nance
    Hibbert, Black, Upshaw

    Comes down to Sacre or Kelly. I think Kelly is the better of the two, but it depends on how far along they think Upshaw is. Or if they think Nance or Bass could play center in a pinch, then I think Sacre is done.

    1. sorry but nick young has too much credibility to be a 3rd stringer and scott knows that sorry regardless of his status

      1. Why did Scott bench Young last year if he has “credibility?”

        I’m not sure that Young represents anything that Williams already doesn’t do (and better).

        1. Young has been getting a lot of minutes beside Williams. What you have there is 2 6th men coming off the bench. 2 scoring options rather than the usual 1 that many teams have. Just means more punch. Young got benched last year because he didn’t listen to Scott and play defense, this year he seems to be staying in front of his man more and doing some of the other things he needs to do.

  • Russell, Huertas
    Clarkson, Williams
    Kobe, MWP, Nick Young, Anthony Brown
    Randle, Bass, Nance
    Hibbert, Black, Upshaw

    Comes down to Sacre or Kelly. I think Kelly is the better of the two, but it depends on how far along they think Upshaw is. Or if they think Nance or Bass could play center in a pinch, then I think Sacre is done.

    1. sorry but nick young has too much credibility to be a 3rd stringer and scott knows that sorry regardless of his status

      1. Why did Scott bench Young last year if he has “credibility?”

        I’m not sure that Young represents anything that Williams already doesn’t do (and better).

        1. Young has been getting a lot of minutes beside Williams. What you have there is 2 6th men coming off the bench. 2 scoring options rather than the usual 1 that many teams have. Just means more punch. Young got benched last year because he didn’t listen to Scott and play defense, this year he seems to be staying in front of his man more and doing some of the other things he needs to do.

  • Russell, Huertas
    Clarkson, Williams
    Kobe, Young, MWP, Anthony Brown
    Randle, Bass, Nance
    Hibbert, Black, Upshaw

      1. Teams usually carry 14 players and leave a spot empty for trades and such. They don’t occupy all 15 spots. They could, at which point I’d keep Frazier.

    1. both black and Upshaw are good serviceable bigs but Upshaw is bigger and is a better rim protector and we all know the Lakers defense was as bad it gets last year especially in the paint so picking upshaw over Black just makes common sense from the lakers standpoint

    2. Off the bench I have Upshaw and Black interchangeably depending on match ups. i.e:
      Black vs [ SPurs (Diaw), Cavs(Thompson), Clippers(Davis), Pelicans(Perkins), Heat(Stoudemire) ].
      Upshaw vs [ Warriors(Ezeli), Bucks(Plumlee), Wolves(Pekovic), Suns(Len), Kings(Koufos/ Stein) ].

  • Russell, Huertas
    Clarkson, Williams
    Kobe, Young, MWP, Anthony Brown
    Randle, Bass, Nance
    Hibbert, Black, Upshaw

      1. Teams usually carry 14 players and leave a spot empty for trades and such. They don’t occupy all 15 spots. They could, at which point I’d keep Frazier.

    1. both black and Upshaw are good serviceable bigs but Upshaw is bigger and is a better rim protector and we all know the Lakers defense was as bad it gets last year especially in the paint so picking upshaw over Black just makes common sense from the lakers standpoint

    2. Off the bench I’d have Upshaw and Black interchangeably depending on match ups. i.e:
      Black vs [ SPurs (Diaw), Cavs(Thompson), Clippers(Davis), Pelicans(Perkins), Heat(Stoudemire) ].
      Upshaw vs [ Warriors(Ezeli), Bucks(Plumlee), Wolves(Pekovic), Suns(Len), Kings(Koufos/ Stein) ].

      Russell, Huertas
      Clarkson, Williams
      Bryant, Young, Metta, Brown
      Randle, Bass, Kelly, Nance
      Hibbert, Upshaw Black

  • Every body is calling for Kellys head but he has outplayed every non starting big but bass. Also scott liked bass as small ball 5 and kelly brings what black doesnt with the 3 ball. Kellys contract is guaranteed so why blow a million dollars to keep a dleauge player in brown or frazier who have looked like hot garbage so far.

    1. Kelly is just clumsy. He can drive a little but is too uncoordinated to finish at the basket or take 2 dribbles and pull up. He’s a passable spot up shooter but not reliable as he should be from 3. Just seems like he doesn’t fit.

    2. Kelly runs like he just learned how to. He is so gangly and awkward. Yes they will keep him though because he is our only stretch big. Brown isn’t garbage and they drafted him for a reason. Frazier and the rest can be cut though.

  • Every body is calling for Kellys head but he has outplayed every non starting big but bass. Also scott liked bass as small ball 5 and kelly brings what black doesnt with the 3 ball. Kellys contract is guaranteed so why blow a million dollars to keep a dleauge player in brown or frazier who have looked like hot garbage so far.

    1. Kelly is just clumsy. He can drive a little but is too uncoordinated to finish at the basket or take 2 dribbles and pull up. He’s a passable spot up shooter but not reliable as he should be from 3. Just seems like he doesn’t fit.

    2. Kelly runs like he just learned how to. He is so gangly and awkward. Yes they will keep him though because he is our only stretch big. Brown isn’t garbage and they drafted him for a reason. Frazier and the rest can be cut though.

  • Cut Robert scare . J. Brown . Cut but send to are dleague Holmes . Frazier . Try to trade Nick Young and Kelly sometime in the season !

    1. Not to sure we have Anyone on our entire Roster, that anyone would want): I think if we spend $$, we could get that one Elite Free Agent. We also wasted what else was “trade-able” or worth any Value to getting that Elite Free Agent, and that was our “high 2015 Draft choice” . . . Thanks to our Bosses, Top-Down: Jimmy Buss, who hired Mitch, with together they “used” our valuable “draft choice” coin, then JImmy and Mitch hired Byron and Madsen. . . jw . . , how different Lakers would look, without Jimmy, Mitch, and Byron?? . . js bro . . .

  • Cut Robert scare . J. Brown . Cut but send to are dleague Holmes . Frazier . Try to trade Nick Young and Kelly sometime in the season !

    1. Not to sure we have Anyone on our entire Roster, that anyone would want): I think if we spend $$, we could get that one Elite Free Agent. We also wasted what else was “trade-able” or worth any Value to getting that Elite Free Agent, and that was our “high 2015 Draft choice” . . . Thanks to our Bosses, Top-Down: Jimmy Buss, who hired Mitch, with together they “used” our valuable “draft choice” coin, then JImmy and Mitch hired Byron and Madsen. . . jw . . , how different Lakers would look, without Jimmy, Mitch, and Byron?? . . js bro . . .

  • Last year Kelly & Young were injured – right now they’re healthy & contributing. Young seems to have come in with a positive attitude & be a better team player. I say keep em but King’ s game should sort out the roster.

  • Last year Kelly & Young were injured – right now they’re healthy & contributing. Young seems to have come in with a positive attitude & be a better team player. I say keep em but King’ s game should sort out the roster.

  • Cut sacre after kings game to send a message that anyone can be cut, including players with guaranteed deals.

    Everyone else deserves more time to prove themselves

    If Kelly can’t replicate his performance against maccabi haifa before the end of preseason…cut hamster kellz as he can’t produce at the nba level

    1. Is that name meant to be cute (hamster kellz) or are you just that ignorant, he is a hard working LAKERS PLAYER, and should not be looked down on by some one who has done nothing in his life , so he has to made JOKES of others, now get off your mother PC.

      1. Hahaha, you have everything wrong. I don’t have to explain myself to you, but I’ll give you some background

        But before that, stop riding hamster kellz, he busted already…pun intended.

        Stop following me. You can’t help yourself but reply to my posts. Even jokes. You’re beyond bitter.

        Third, like I told you before…why your girl in white? We know she a *crowd goes OHHHH!!!*

        Fourth, you use the word ignorant far too many times. Most of the times, it’s wrongly used.

        Maybe I haven’t done anything great yet, as you haven’t heard about me. But my journey is fresh, yours on the other hand…so what have you accomplished big man?

        I work, I go to college/university, have a girl better than yours, I pay my things, and I custom order my professional clothes to my specific measurements…slacks cost more than your rent big man.

        And yea, I’ve played ball before. Unfortunately, injuries happen and height isn’t my strong suit. Not a leprechaun by any means, but you need height for ball.

        So keep living off the rack big man

          1. Actually, I prefer to be home alone. It gives me time to take care of myself as I’m always working and sacrificing for others. So yes, when home alone I rest, relax and meditate; I raise my vibrations to such a high level, that your unsatisfied wife would fantasize about inserting me

            Leave me alone. You can’t get on my level mentally, spiritually, or sports wise. You’re such a bore…ask your wife, she’ll agree

        1. I thought there was some thing wrong with you every thing you just post , is the world you would like to have so you live this way of knowing you will never have any of those things, you don’t go to college and you don’t have a GIRL FRIEND, your living in your own little world, it is a sad case, but its your problem, get over your self CHILD things will never be better for you.

          1. Lmao, your parents and your wife would be embarrassed if they found out the things you say to unknown strangers in the internet.

            My life is alright. But I’m not satisfied as I strive for better.

            You can believe what you want. Idc as I know what’s true. Keep thinking I’m a child, idm. That’s not an insult to me. That just shows your s+upidity and your need to feel superior. Could care less.

            Stop trying to play psychologist cuz you’re wrong left and right son. You’re worse than a weatherman trying to write horoscopes. Just stfu and when you look at your wife…just know you didn’t hit it first.

            You dislike my posts because…you can’t get over previous arguments. So now, tell me…who the real child is

      2. Btw, my mother doesn’t own nor knows how to operate a computer past the turning on stage.

        I don’t use a comp at home.

        I use my tablet and phone for everything as I’m always on the go

        Nice try…but your assumptions fell flat

          1. *you’re

            *at

            *excuse OR you can change “is” to *are

            Thank you s+upid one. Come again…oh you can’t. No wonder your wife is miserable

  • Cut sacre after kings game to send a message that anyone can be cut, including players with guaranteed deals.

    Everyone else deserves more time to prove themselves

    If Kelly can’t replicate his performance against maccabi haifa before the end of preseason…cut hamster kellz as he can’t produce at the nba level

    1. Is that name meant to be cute (hamster kellz) or are you just that ignorant, he is a hard working LAKERS PLAYER, and should not be looked down on by some one who has done nothing in his life , so he has to made JOKES of others, now get off your mother PC.

      1. Hahaha, you have everything wrong. I don’t have to explain myself to you, but I’ll give you some background

        But before that, stop riding hamster kellz, he busted already…pun intended.

        Stop following me. You can’t help yourself but reply to my posts. Even jokes. You’re beyond bitter.

        Third, like I told you before…why your girl in white? We know she a *crowd goes OHHHH!!!*

        Fourth, you use the word ignorant far too many times. Most of the times, it’s wrongly used.

        Maybe I haven’t done anything great yet, as you haven’t heard about me. But my journey is fresh, yours on the other hand…so what have you accomplished big man?

        I work, I go to college/university, have a girl better than yours, I pay my things, and I custom order my professional clothes to my specific measurements…slacks cost more than your rent big man.

        And yea, I’ve played ball before. Unfortunately, injuries happen and height isn’t my strong suit. Not a leprechaun by any means, but you need height for ball.

        So keep living off the rack big man

          1. Actually, I prefer to be home alone. It gives me time to take care of myself as I’m always working and sacrificing for others. So yes, when home alone I rest, relax and meditate; I raise my vibrations to such a high level, that your unsatisfied wife would fantasize about inserting me

            Leave me alone. You can’t get on my level mentally, spiritually, or sports wise. You’re such a bore…ask your wife, she’ll agree

        1. I thought there was some thing wrong with you every thing you just post , is the world you would like to have so you live this way of knowing you will never have any of those things, you don’t go to college and you don’t have a GIRL FRIEND, your living in your own little world, it is a sad case, but its your problem, get over your self CHILD things will never be better for you.

          1. Lmao, your parents and your wife would be embarrassed if they found out the things you say to unknown strangers in the internet.

            My life is alright. But I’m not satisfied as I strive for better.

            You can believe what you want. Idc as I know what’s true. Keep thinking I’m a child, idm. That’s not an insult to me. That just shows your s+upidity and your need to feel superior. Could care less.

            Stop trying to play psychologist cuz you’re wrong left and right son. You’re worse than a weatherman trying to write horoscopes. Just stfu and when you look at your wife…just know you didn’t hit it first.

            You dislike my posts because…you can’t get over previous arguments. So now, tell me…who the real child is

      2. Btw, my mother doesn’t own nor knows how to operate a computer past the turning on stage.

        I don’t use a comp at home.

        I use my tablet and phone for everything as I’m always on the go

        Nice try…but your assumptions fell flat

          1. *you’re

            *at

            *excuse OR you can change “is” to *are

            Thank you s+upid one. Come again…oh you can’t. No wonder your wife is miserable

  • Byron wasn’t referring to Nance being a center. The question was asked to Byron if they’ll keep 4 centers(Hibbert,Black,Upshaw,Sacre) on the roster

  • Byron wasn’t referring to Nance being a center. The question was asked to Byron if they’ll keep 4 centers(Hibbert,Black,Upshaw,Sacre) on the roster

    1. Holmes doesn’t even have a definitive position he plays. Not a pf or sf and definitely not a sg.

    1. Holmes doesn’t even have a definitive position he plays. Not a pf or sf and definitely not a sg.

  • Jabari Brown and Frazier will be the first one to be cut. With Lou, Kobe and Swaggy P as shooter, we do not need Jabari Brown.
    Next to be cut will be Sacre, and MWP and there you have the 15 players roster.
    Upshaw and Holmes will be sent yo the D league., so you have 13.
    I also think that Mitch will try to move Kelly and Young approaching play off time

    1. holes will be cut not mwp.

      upshaw, nance, a brown will all be playing for the defenders at some point next season

  • Jabari Brown and Frazier will be the first one to be cut. With Lou, Kobe and Swaggy P as shooter, we do not need Jabari Brown.
    Next to be cut will be Sacre, and MWP and there you have the 15 players roster.
    Upshaw and Holmes will be sent yo the D league., so you have 13.
    I also think that Mitch will try to move Kelly and Young approaching play off time

    1. holes will be cut not mwp.

      upshaw, nance, a brown will all be playing for the defenders at some point next season

  • Kelly has played well this preseason. MWP had one good game. Jabari Brown was out of control. Sacre is Sacre. Upshaw showed potential. Black stays steady. Frazier played neither good or bad. Huertas hasn’t played. Holmes hasn’t outplayed anybody to earn a spot.

    Holmes is definite. Sacre maybe. J. Brown needs to be cut. Last cut should be between MWP and Frazier.

    1. I 100% agree on J. Brown being cut. Just because he was Clarkson’s roommate doesn’t mean he is worth of being in the NBA.
      I think the cuts will be: Frazier, Sacre, J Brown, Metta, and Holmes. That gets us to 14 so we can sign someone if there’s an injury.

  • Kelly has played well this preseason. MWP had one good game. Jabari Brown was out of control. Sacre is Sacre. Upshaw showed potential. Black stays steady. Frazier played neither good or bad. Huertas hasn’t played. Holmes hasn’t outplayed anybody to earn a spot.

    Holmes is definite. Sacre maybe. J. Brown needs to be cut. Last cut should be between MWP and Frazier.

    1. I 100% agree on J. Brown being cut. Just because he was Clarkson’s roommate doesn’t mean he is worth of being in the NBA.
      I think the cuts will be: Frazier, Sacre, J Brown, Metta, and Holmes. That gets us to 14 so we can sign someone if there’s an injury.

  • You idiots talking about Sacre’s guaranteed contract playing into roster decisions or whatever need to stop. It’s only a million and either way it’s wasted money whether he remained on the roster or not lol. That million has zero effect on the Lakers so cut it out already. They’re just paying him for bringing nothing to the team. Besides, Mitch already clearly stated a guaranteed contract does not make you safe this year.

  • You idiots talking about Sacre’s guaranteed contract playing into roster decisions or whatever need to stop. It’s only a million and either way it’s wasted money whether he remained on the roster or not lol. That million has zero effect on the Lakers so cut it out already. They’re just paying him for bringing nothing to the team. Besides, Mitch already clearly stated a guaranteed contract does not make you safe this year.

  • First team:
    Russell
    Clarkson
    Bryant
    Randle
    Hibbert
    Second team:
    Huertas
    Williams
    Young
    Bass
    Upshaw
    Bench:
    A Brown
    MWP
    Nance
    Black
    There’s an outside chance the Lakers will keep Kelly. But nothing is definitive because I think coach Scott has the last say lol.

  • First team:
    Russell
    Clarkson
    Bryant
    Randle
    Hibbert
    Second team:
    Huertas
    Williams
    Young
    Bass
    Upshaw
    Bench:
    A Brown
    MWP
    Nance
    Black
    There’s an outside chance the Lakers will keep Kelly. But nothing is definitive because I think coach Scott has the last say lol. And by the way, I’ll put our second team against any second team in the league. This second team should have a lot of success!

  • I personally hope/think we should cut: Holmes, Frazier, Metta, and Sacre. I know that has us lacking at the Small Forward Position, but Kostas Papanikalou is a Free Agent. He is head and shoulders about all SF prospects on the team now. What do I know though? Just a couch GM.

  • I personally hope/think we should cut: Holmes, Frazier, Metta, and Sacre. I know that has us lacking at the Small Forward Position, but Kostas Papanikalou is a Free Agent. He is head and shoulders about all SF prospects on the team now. What do I know though? Just a couch GM.

  • Showcase 6’9″ F Holmes – Solid Like to see if can play Defense. Showcase Frazier G – Defense, is what I’am looking for. DR & JC have been allowing TOO many guards deep into paint, and unable SO Far to slow down Opponents on D. Showcase 7’0″ Upshaw – let Hibbert rest sore knees. (No MORE Sacre, Black, Kelly – they had years to showcase)

  • Showcase 6’9″ F Holmes – Solid Like to see if can play Defense. Showcase Frazier G – Defense, is what I’am looking for. DR & JC have been allowing TOO many guards deep into paint, and unable SO Far to slow down Opponents on D. Showcase 7’0″ Upshaw – let Hibbert rest sore knees. (No MORE Sacre, Black, Kelly – they had years to showcase)

  • Sacre, Holmes, Frazier & Huertas/J. Brown should be cut. Metta can play the 3 & 4 position on defense & a veteran presence.

  • Sacre, Holmes, Frazier & Huertas/J. Brown should be cut. Metta can play the 3 & 4 position on defense & a veteran presence.

  • Sacre, kelly need to go. John holmes, frasier, and that Hiertas guy who hasnt played. Easy as that. Y keep metta world peace unless ur dumb and u dont want any defense. U keep upshaw because we need a solid big like him who is pretty good since lakers didnt draft Okafor. And u may keep Tarik black another defender inside. My cockroach can make those cuts blindfolded. BYRON scott better not let go of those guys i mentioned. And by the way this article has larry Nance jr among choices for backup center but remember, he is damn good and yes he should be giranteed because he is a 1st Round pick.

  • Sacre, kelly need to go. John holmes, frasier, and that Hiertas guy who hasnt played. Easy as that. Y keep metta world peace unless ur dumb and u dont want any defense. U keep upshaw because we need a solid big like him who is pretty good since lakers didnt draft Okafor. And u may keep Tarik black another defender inside. My cockroach can make those cuts blindfolded. BYRON scott better not let go of those guys i mentioned. And by the way this article has larry Nance jr among choices for backup center but remember, he is damn good and yes he should be giranteed because he is a 1st Round pick.

  • I think the traditionnal positions don’t apply truly anymore in modern NBA so we shouldn’t use them to ice the roster.
    I’d list it like this:
    Playmaker: D’Angelo / Huertas / Williams
    Backcourt: Kobe / Young / Clarkson / A. Brown / J. Brown / Frazier
    Frontcourt: MWP / Randle / Bass / Nance / Holmes / Kelly
    Center: Hibbert / Black / Sacre / Upshaw
    So
    like this and for the balance of the roster it would make sense to
    remove one center (Sacre), one Frontcourt (Holmes), one Backcourt
    (Frazier) and then lastly the one that shows the more limitations in
    ceiling, versatility, athleticism…
    Choice being between A. Brown, J. Brown, Nance, MWP and Kelly.

    1. A. Brown is a defensive dog and a work in progress in offense, it’d be illogical to throw him away with the rebuilding process. And he brings D at a spot where we don’t have many good defenders.
      Nance is a similar case with a high motor and raw skills.
      Then MWP brings experience, absolutely magic kleptomaniac hands and hustling like no other.
      Kelly his our only stretch 4, shoots the ball really well and has shown a really nice complementarity with Black at the frontcourt.
      J. Brown, on the other hand, couldn’t play the point properly, is too short for the wing, has a low ceiling and a lot of competition at his traditional position. He clearly brings less tools and tactical options than the others.

  • I think the traditionnal positions don’t apply truly anymore in modern NBA so we shouldn’t use them to ice the roster.
    I’d list it like this:
    Playmaker: D’Angelo / Huertas / Williams
    Backcourt: Kobe / Young / Clarkson / A. Brown / J. Brown / Frazier
    Frontcourt: MWP / Randle / Bass / Nance / Holmes / Kelly
    Center: Hibbert / Black / Sacre / Upshaw
    So like this and for the balance of the roster it would make sense to
    remove one center (Sacre), one Frontcourt (Holmes), one Backcourt
    (Frazier) and then lastly the one that shows the more limitations in
    ceiling, versatility, athleticism…
    Choice being between A. Brown, J. Brown, Nance, MWP and Kelly.

    1. A. Brown is a defensive dog and a work in progress in offense, it’d be illogical to throw him away with the rebuilding process. And he brings D at a spot where we don’t have many good defenders.
      Nance is a similar case with a high motor and raw skills.
      Then MWP brings experience, absolutely magic kleptomaniac hands and hustling like no other.
      Kelly his our only stretch 4, shoots the ball really well and has shown a really nice complementarity with Black at the frontcourt.
      J. Brown, on the other hand, couldn’t play the point properly, is too short for the wing, has a low ceiling and a lot of competition at his traditional position. He clearly brings less tools and tactical options than the others.

  • Final Roster:

    Russell/Huertas
    Clarkson/Williams
    Bryant/Young/ABrown/MWP
    Randle/Bass/Kelly/Nance
    Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

    1. i do not like that 3 guard line up .. Kobe got ate up by Hayward .. just imagine the rest .. he has shown he still have a lil in the tank for the guards.. sit either Russ or JC down and move Young or Metta in that starting rotation..

      1. Meta should not be starting for any team at this point in his career. He’s a bad shooter and isn’t the force he once was when he was younger.

  • Final Roster:

    Russell/Huertas
    Clarkson/Williams
    Bryant/Young/ABrown/MWP
    Randle/Bass/Kelly/Nance
    Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

    1. i do not like that 3 guard line up .. Kobe got ate up by Hayward .. just imagine the rest .. he has shown he still have a lil in the tank for the guards.. sit either Russ or JC down and move Young or Metta in that starting rotation..

      1. Meta should not be starting for any team at this point in his career. He’s a bad shooter and isn’t the force he once was when he was younger.

  • As much as I love Upshaw’s potential, he’s not making the cut… Best thing for him is to spend the season on the D-fenders learning the game, maybe coming on late in the season, depending on injuries and how the team’s record looks. Frazier, Holmes, and Jabari are all D-league bound as well.

  • As much as I love Upshaw’s potential, he’s not making the cut… Best thing for him is to spend the season on the D-fenders learning the game, maybe coming on late in the season, depending on injuries and how the team’s record looks. Frazier, Holmes, and Jabari are all D-league bound as well.

  • I think Jabari Frazier Holmes and sacre are gone. Kelly has looked decent in preseason and I wouldn’t mind seeing him for 4-7 min every game, but he needs to be out there when Roy is out there since he doesn’t protect the rim.

    I think my ideal rotation right now would be

    Pg – Russell 30 min, huertas 10 min, Clarkson 8 min
    Sg – Clarkson 25 min, lou 23 min
    Sf – Kobe 25 min, swaggy 15 min, mwp 5 min, a brown 3 min
    Pf – Randle 30 min, bass 10 min, Kelly 5 min, nance 3 min
    C – Hibbert 30 min, black 15 min, Upshaw 3 min

    I don’t feel comfortable that huertas can even play right now, so maybe Clarkson gets a few more min at pg and Lou plays a few more at SG.

  • I think Jabari Frazier Holmes and sacre are gone. Kelly has looked decent in preseason and I wouldn’t mind seeing him for 4-7 min every game, but he needs to be out there when Roy is out there since he doesn’t protect the rim.

    I think my ideal rotation right now would be

    Pg – Russell 30 min, huertas 10 min, Clarkson 8 min
    Sg – Clarkson 25 min, lou 23 min
    Sf – Kobe 25 min, swaggy 15 min, mwp 5 min, a brown 3 min
    Pf – Randle 30 min, bass 10 min, Kelly 5 min, nance 3 min
    C – Hibbert 30 min, black 15 min, Upshaw 3 min

    If Clarkson or lou miss any time, then Kobe slides to the 2 and swaggy starts at SF

  • DEFENSE – Who is willing to Play D. Offense – is loaded. If KB back at Guard, then Which Player, Will play Defense ? ? Tonights D: I will be watching, size match ups, staying on the Ground, stopping the ball, switching, keeping guys out of paint, box outs – Coach has said, Defense. My Gramma, Sisters and I would have had stellar passing, assist against Israel. Lets Play D, against an NBA team. Beat Queens

  • DEFENSE – Who is willing to Play D. Offense – is loaded. If KB back at Guard, then Which Player, Will play Defense ? ? Tonights D: I will be watching, size match ups, staying on the Ground, stopping the ball, switching, keeping guys out of paint, box outs – Coach has said, Defense. My Gramma, Sisters and I would have had stellar passing, assist against Israel. Lets Play D, against an NBA team. Beat Queens

  • Kobe, and our Leading Scorer Sweet Lou, Swaggy are Our Offense weapons. With No Defense, No minutes for others !! Our Guards, backcourt, have been allowing Opponent guards to penetrate too deep. Los Angeles Future Guard players, shall be the Guards who Play Defense. If our Front-Court is unwilling to Play Defense, then sitting them Out, till willing to HELP protect the rim !!

    1. Calm down. No team is a finished product 4 games into the preseason, especially one with a lot of guys who haven’t played together a whole lot in real games. They’ve improved offensively every game which tells you they’re going in the right direction. These guys are moving it and sharing the ball and that’s usually a recipe for success on offense. After game 3 they all acknowledged they need to really pick it up on defense so why can’t they improve some there like they have on offense? They’ll be fine. What I liked most about the maccabi game is they took the game very seriously and played hard and used it to work on things. Regardless of who they played, they got a little better that night.

      1. True, in that were going in Right Direction, the best we can and what we have to work with. But I would like to set the tone early, and that is DEFENSE. I think last yr, we were near the bottom on Defense. And Defense is an element, on which Lakers could most definitely improve upon. Coach has got to do a better job on Defensive matchups. Seems like when Hibbert is busy, we are weak on the Help side of things. My Solution? Try Big raw Upshaw along with Hibbert, to clog up the middle on the Defense Side of things. Beat Kings . . .

  • Kobe, and our Leading Scorer Sweet Lou, Swaggy are Our Offense weapons. With No Defense, No minutes for others !! Our Guards, backcourt, have been allowing Opponent guards to penetrate too deep. Los Angeles Future Guard players, shall be the Guards who Play Defense. If our Front-Court is unwilling to Play Defense, then sitting them Out, till willing to HELP protect the rim !!

    1. Calm down. No team is a finished product 4 games into the preseason, especially one with a lot of guys who haven’t played together a whole lot in real games. They’ve improved offensively every game which tells you they’re going in the right direction. These guys are moving it and sharing the ball and that’s usually a recipe for success on offense. After game 3 they all acknowledged they need to really pick it up on defense so why can’t they improve some there like they have on offense? They’ll be fine. What I liked most about the maccabi game is they took the game very seriously and played hard and used it to work on things. Regardless of who they played, they got a little better that night.

      1. True, in that were going in Right Direction, the best we can and what we have to work with. But I would like to set the tone early, and that is DEFENSE. I think last yr, we were near the bottom on Defense. And Defense is an element, on which Lakers could most definitely improve upon. Coach has got to do a better job on Defensive matchups. Seems like when Hibbert is busy, we are weak on the Help side of things. My Solution? Try Big raw Upshaw along with Hibbert, to clog up the middle on the Defense Side of things. Beat Kings . . .

  • We need a backup 7′ center to play against bigger lineups & teams with penetrating guards. Keep Upshaw drop Sacre. Black & Bass undersized against big centers but should play well enuf against smaller front lines. I doubt we can find a decent big man to sign right now.

  • We need a backup 7′ center to play against bigger lineups & teams with penetrating guards. Keep Upshaw drop Sacre. Black & Bass undersized against big centers but should play well enuf against smaller front lines. I doubt we can find a decent big man to sign right now.

  • Go Lakers, Beat Sacramento !! Hey, can I still say, “Queens”? Cuz isn’t the Diesel “Shaq”, part minority Owner of Sacramento and Shaq started that phrase ? ? jw

  • Go Lakers, Beat Sacramento !! Hey, can I still say, “Queens”? Cuz isn’t the Diesel “Shaq”, part minority Owner of Sacramento and Shaq started that phrase ? ? jw

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