Lakers Vs. Maccabi Hafia Preview: L.A. Looks To End Three Game Losing Streak


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The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to get their first win of the preseason as they return home to the Staples Center to square off against the Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club. Though the Lakers are 0-3 this preseason, there has been plenty of positive signs that have come from the losses. Leading the way for the Lakers was Lou Williams with 19 points and two assists in 24 minutes. Julius Randle continued to flash his ability to do everything well with a highly-efficient 17 points, five rebounds and three assists, one of them coming on a behind-the-back touch pass to Kobe Bryant for one of his two three-pointers. Kobe finished the game with 16 points, three assists and three rebounds in 21 minutes.

What will Julius Randle make this season? Find out here!

Based out of Israel, Maccabi Haifa is no stranger to facing teams from the NBA. They are coming off a 97-84 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday and have played against several NBA teams in last year’s preseason. However, their record versus NBA teams suggests that the Lakers should be able to escape with their first win this preseason.

Frontcourt:

The Maccabi Haifa frontcourt is anchored by 7-footer Alex Chubravich, who helped his team get off to a hot start versus the Grizzlies in their last outing. Now in his fourth year with the team, he recorded 14 points, five rebounds and three steals while going up against one the NBA’s premier centers in Marc Gasol. Alongside Chubravich is California’s own Rene Rougeau, who led the way for Maccabi Haifa in their last game with a stellar performance scoring 15 points, grabbing seven rebounds and seven steals. Rougeau, who grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, played his college ball at UNLV before going undrafted in 2009 and is now squaring expected to square off against Kobe.

Backcourt:

Countering the Lakers backcourt will be Gregory Vargas and Chanan Colman. Vargas struggled in their meeting versus the Grizzlies going 2-for-9 from the field, but he found other ways to contribute by dishing out five assists. Meanwhile, Colman got hot finishing the game with 14 points, while going 50 percent from the field and hitting three shots from behind-the-arc and was a big reason why Maccabi Haifa managed to remain tied with Memphis through the first half.

Keys to Victory:

Battle on the Boards: The Lakers will need to be active on the boards and not allow offensive rebounds for second-chance points. The purple and gold let the Raptors dominate the paint early as they allowed four offensive rebounds in the first quarter, 12 the whole game. The Lakers also did not have one player in double digits for rebounds last game, the most was Jonathan Holmes with six rebounds.

Limit the Turnovers: At times this preseason, the Lakers offense looked a bit one-dimensional. Rather than taking turns going one-on-one and trying to make something happen, they need to find their rhythm by moving the ball around and spreading the floor out. The Lakers turned the ball over 11 times last game and gave up 18 points off of those turnovers. In the game before against the Jazz, they gave up 19 turnovers and allowed 24 points off those turnovers. If they want to break that habit, tonight would be a good time to start.

Finish the Game: This has been the trend these past couple seasons for the Lakers. They come out strong and play well the first half, then suddenly after halftime they let the score get out of hand before making a comeback as time runs out. Since the players that are finishing these games are the second group, they will be heavily relied on to contribute efficiently when the starters rest. Although it is just preseason, now is the time to see which players can show out when their team needs them most.

Maccabi Haifa (0-3) vs Los Angeles Lakers (0-3)
6:30 PM PST, October 11, 2015
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: TWC SportsNet/ NBATV
Radio: 710 ESPN (English) / 1330 (Spanish)

Maccabi Haifa Projected Starting Lineup:

PG: Chanan Colman
SG: Gregory Vargas
SF: Rene Rougeau
PF: Oz Blayzer
C: Alex Chubravich

Lakers Projected Starting Lineup:

PG:Jordan Clarkson
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Anthony Brown
PF: Julius Randle
C: Roy Hibbert

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At this rate dlo won’t get enough preseason burn to get that starting PG position. Rather see Williams starting at SG over swaggy too.

I will say this, if they don’t beat this team tonight I’ll be very concerned…..

  1. I don’t understand why this matchup. Why not against Barcelona, or a South American team or an Asian team.

    I have nothing against the Israeli team but what determines who gets this opportunity and why does the NBA favor them.

      1. Byron didn’t play to win at the expense of taking away valuable development time away from the new guys.

        If Byron didn’t care about the neewbies development we would’ve been at 3 and 0.

    1. So how many years, we Lakers have to wait for an Elite Point Guard – Again? Since Magic, and moving KB to SF . . . I hope bs comes up with an Answer, cuz this season will go flying by and we currently we have NO TRUE Guard identity !!

        1. Speedy recovery, needs to not miss 2 many pre-season games. GO LAKERS – CRUSH ISREAL tonight = mini SHOWTIME lol

        1. I didnt forget van exel, he was a good player bit not a franchise player. He had his moments though, but he was not a consistent all star and he was a shoot first point guard.

        2. Certainly not a franchise player, but really great to see, one of this guys that make you stand up and applaud!

        3. Right, great to see played some of the superstar guards well but he was not a superstar

        4. Always underrated, in my opinion, maybe not so great as I always thought…

  • At this rate dlo won’t get enough preseason burn to get that starting PG position. Rather see Williams starting at SG over swaggy too.

    I will say this, if they don’t beat this team tonight I’ll be very concerned…..

    1. I don’t understand why this matchup. Why not against Barcelona, or a South American team or an Asian team.

      I have nothing against the Israeli team but what determines who gets this opportunity and why does the NBA favor them.

        1. Byron didn’t play to win at the expense of taking away valuable development time away from the new guys.

          If Byron didn’t care about the neewbies development we would’ve been at 3 and 0.

    2. The funny thing is if they do beat this team I’ll still be concerned being that this may be the only preseason game we win, no russell is a major concern damn will we ever get a good look at him in p&g and no huertas, we perhaps may not get to see the full potential in alot of players based on the injuries that cahnge lineups and rotations.

      1. So how many years, we Lakers have to wait for an Elite Point Guard – Again? Since Magic, and moving KB to SF . . . I hope bs comes up with an Answer, cuz this season will go flying by and we currently we have NO TRUE Guard identity !!

          1. Speedy recovery, needs to not miss 2 many pre-season games. GO LAKERS – CRUSH ISREAL tonight = mini SHOWTIME lol

          1. I didnt forget van exel, he was a good player bit not a franchise player. He had his moments though, but he was not a consistent all star and he was a shoot first point guard.

          2. Certainly not a franchise player, but really great to see, one of this guys that make you stand up and applaud!

          3. Right, great to see played some of the superstar guards well but he was not a superstar

          4. Always underrated, in my opinion, maybe not so great as I always thought…

      1. Both love how hes undersized and still playing well at the 4 for 2 quarters.We have yet to see him at the 3

        1. i understand he needs more time, but he looks too big and slow for sf, and to undersized for PF, i like Larry and Bass at the pf position backing up JR.. i want to see more Frazier

          1. Holmes is a garbage man the only one that really chases rebounds i say he makes the cut

          2. Anthony Brown is probably our second best spot up 3pt shooter besides Young. He’ll likely spend a lot of time in the d-league if MWP stays

          3. not really his fault. playing on that second unit with Young and Lou there were no shots for him

          4. i still like Larry for that role.. we still have time and Holmes might show us something, but i like Larry .. the energy and hustle.. Love it.. bass as well.

          5. So you have-Russell/Huertas
            Clarkson/Williams
            Kobe/Young/MWP/ABrown
            Randle/Bass/Nance/Kelly
            Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

          6. yea but i wish
            JC/ Lou/Huert
            Kobe/Russ
            Young/Metta/Abrown
            JR/Bass/Nance/Kelly
            Hibb/Black/Upshaw??? lol
            yup but i know Lakers have said they wont have the full 15 filled.. so Kelly or upshaw, or both might be out

          7. well a few of those guys have non-guarenteed deals so they can be waived at any time and can be fillers in possible trades

          8. is it me, or is upshaw too raw? meaning, he has a chance to be ok, but needs ALOTTTT of work. i will always pick him before Sacre but he needs the most work than any one on the roster right now

          9. Definitely don’t think he should be the backup center right now. he needs to spend some time in the d-league to get his timing back. He is a project player but he can be a force on defense later on

          10. I like frazier hes become our new cheer leader off the bench. good defender need to see more before we cut him

          11. he needs more playing time like Upshaw and A Brown do.. they said, Frazier can be a JJ reddick.. that interest me

          12. Yeah, Byron needs to cut this roster down after tonight’s game. Give those bubble guys a lot of burn tonight

          13. is this real numb or josh?
            i think we should cut sacre and kelly way before anyone else.
            but after those 2 are finally gone id probably cut holmes hes not as great as id thought he would be.
            jabari is good though.
            maybe send holmes or frazier to d-league our D-fenders could use help.

          14. Agreed.Keep holmes and frazier the add defense to our team i like them they play hard.Want to see holmes play the 3 or 2 hes very good at drawing fouls and rebounding

          15. everyone loves MWP who here loves holmes?
            for me thats a no brainer.
            MWP baby! old school will always own new school.

          16. i saw holmes run 100 mph and flip over some dude.
            thats wreckless but even more so stupid…..
            i mean cmon who can say this kid is ready?
            sign MWP no questions.
            i have nomore faith in holmes.
            young and inexperienced doesnt help his case either.
            MWP is what we need now to help randle also help our defense.

          17. yea we could always look at them next year.
            i dont see nobody jumping at either guy right now.
            really id try to secure robert upshaw ive seen this guy work his balls off trying to make the team.
            hes thrown everything but the kitchen sink.
            i saw him blocking shots a turnound jumper that was nice and fluid.
            i dont know what else he has to do to prove his worth?
            sacre and kelly should have been gone 3 months ago…

          18. Whoever it is, their not the real numb1 hence the username is not highlighted in purple

          19. i also notice his habits he doesnt like to use periods or capital letters.
            i know his writing style…….

          20. not that impressed with Holmes, if it comes down to Meta or Holmes, I think we go Meta !!!

          21. We still aren’t sure if Kelly and/or Sacre will be waived. A lot depends on those two guys

          22. true.. but Kelly deserves a role. more then Sacre, j. brown, and Frazier. Hes a true 6 11 with stretching the floor ability , ok defense that will get better. and could play center for our small ball line up ..

        1. For you and those two that gave you up votes, what does that have to do with my reply to number1?? Cmon man if ur going to butt in at least know wat ur talking about

          1. Haha bitch response from a bitch person lol figures lol stay out of my replies if u don’t know wat the fuc the discussion about

          2. Bitch anybody can make a mistake punk, i bet u wouldnt talk that shit in my face, you get that ass beat bitch ass fag, blood u will get smashed

          3. Your name is bully too. Bully ylu will get bullied around, i a real nigga who put the beat down on your bitch ass

      1. Both love how hes undersized and still playing well at the 4 for 2 quarters.We have yet to see him at the 3

        1. i understand he needs more time, but he looks too big and slow for sf, and to undersized for PF, i like Larry and Bass at the pf position backing up JR.. i want to see more Frazier

          1. Holmes is a garbage man the only one that really chases rebounds i say he makes the cut

          2. Anthony Brown is probably our second best spot up 3pt shooter besides Young. He’ll likely spend a lot of time in the d-league if MWP stays

          3. not really his fault. playing on that second unit with Young and Lou there were no shots for him

          4. i still like Larry for that role.. we still have time and Holmes might show us something, but i like Larry .. the energy and hustle.. Love it.. bass as well.

          5. So you have-Russell/Huertas
            Clarkson/Williams
            Kobe/Young/MWP/ABrown
            Randle/Bass/Nance/Kelly
            Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

          6. yea but i wish
            JC/ Lou/Huert
            Kobe/Russ
            Young/Metta/Abrown
            JR/Bass/Nance/Kelly
            Hibb/Black/Upshaw??? lol
            yup but i know Lakers have said they wont have the full 15 filled.. so Kelly or upshaw, or both might be out

          7. well a few of those guys have non-guarenteed deals so they can be waived at any time and can be fillers in possible trades

          8. is it me, or is upshaw too raw? meaning, he has a chance to be ok, but needs ALOTTTT of work. i will always pick him before Sacre but he needs the most work than any one on the roster right now

          9. Definitely don’t think he should be the backup center right now. he needs to spend some time in the d-league to get his timing back. He is a project player but he can be a force on defense later on

          10. I like frazier hes become our new cheer leader off the bench. good defender need to see more before we cut him

          11. he needs more playing time like Upshaw and A Brown do.. they said, Frazier can be a JJ reddick.. that interest me

          12. Yeah, Byron needs to cut this roster down after tonight’s game. Give those bubble guys a lot of burn tonight

          13. Me too we tend to build a lead with frazier in.We need to see more of him

          14. is this real numb or josh?
            i think we should cut sacre and kelly way before anyone else.
            but after those 2 are finally gone id probably cut holmes hes not as great as id thought he would be.
            jabari is good though.
            maybe send holmes or frazier to d-league our D-fenders could use help.

          15. Agreed.Keep holmes and frazier the add defense to our team i like them they play hard.Want to see holmes play the 3 or 2 hes very good at drawing fouls and rebounding

          16. everyone loves MWP who here loves holmes?
            for me thats a no brainer.
            MWP baby! old school will always own new school.

          17. i saw holmes run 100 mph and flip over some dude.
            thats wreckless but even more so stupid…..
            i mean cmon who can say this kid is ready?
            sign MWP no questions.
            i have nomore faith in holmes.
            young and inexperienced doesnt help his case either.
            MWP is what we need now to help randle also help our defense.

          18. yea we could always look at them next year.
            i dont see nobody jumping at either guy right now.
            really id try to secure robert upshaw ive seen this guy work his balls off trying to make the team.
            hes thrown everything but the kitchen sink.
            i saw him blocking shots a turnound jumper that was nice and fluid.
            i dont know what else he has to do to prove his worth?
            sacre and kelly should have been gone 3 months ago…

          19. Whoever it is, their not the real numb1 hence the username is not highlighted in purple

          20. i also notice his habits he doesnt like to use periods or capital letters.
            i know his writing style…….

          21. not that impressed with Holmes, if it comes down to Meta or Holmes, I think we go Meta !!!

          22. We still aren’t sure if Kelly and/or Sacre will be waived. A lot depends on those two guys

          23. true.. but Kelly deserves a role. more then Sacre, j. brown, and Frazier. Hes a true 6 11 with stretching the floor ability , ok defense that will get better. and could play center for our small ball line up ..

        1. For you and those two that gave you up votes, what does that have to do with my reply to number1?? Cmon man if ur going to butt in at least know wat ur talking about

          1. Haha bitch response from a bitch person lol figures lol stay out of my replies if u don’t know wat the fuc the discussion about

          2. Bitch anybody can make a mistake punk, i bet u wouldnt talk that shit in my face, you get that ass beat bitch ass fag, blood u will get smashed

          3. Your name is bully too. Bully ylu will get bullied around, i a real nigga who put the beat down on your bitch ass

  • i repeat, our weakest position is the SF.. Kobe stands no chance there.. he will always be a Guard. Move him back to the SG spot… Move Nick, which is no better but is more mobile to play wing defense, back to SF and we have a line up that wont be confused. i see alot of confusion when playing all 3, JC, Russ and Kobe. Start JC or Russ, Kobe, Young or Metta, JR and HIbb. we will have people that are use to their roles, and the offense, which i now hate, will flow better.

      1. i understand there is lack of chemistry as well. but it seems like each one of them, when playing together, takes a back seat to one another. offense isnt productive. My thing is , let one of the guards either JC or Russ come off the bench. that way, you will have two guards, a wing and your pf and center. metta or young would be fine at the SF position. Kobe got ate up by Hayword just imagine when he plays the rest of the SF ..

        1. But i think the coaching staff want Kobe to have less ball handling responsibilities. I see your view, especially now with Randle also being able to create for other and handle the ball. That lineup of Clarkson Kobe Young Randle Hibbert looked great

          1. he still will be able to handle the ball less, but look how effective we looked, when it was kobe, JC and JR together in the line up last game. i just like the flow of this wack ass offense better. but i understand chemistry plays the part. im not saying Russ can’t play pg, but we are trying to teach Russ how to play PG , watching him ball in college i always thought he would turn out like Harden, just better. at this moment Lakers are limiting his skills by making him play PG.. hes a scorer. he should be backing Kobe up .. letting JC start at PG. Russ, Lou, Metta or Young , Bass and Black would be a nice back up

      2. Seen enough lou should start with kobe jc is better with second unit add tariq black and we should have a solid bench

          1. I mean man to man defense. JC is much better than Lou. And Lou has played a lot of minutes this preseason

          2. Jc showing hes still a sophomore making mistakes but i love jc and metta together he should back up lou

          3. where were you when metta came back?
            im happy to see him out there 🙂
            brings back memories of our 09 and 10 championship teams.
            man i miss actually winning and being on top.

    1. Kobe not really going to play SF, only when we play teams with a weak SF. When we play a KD, LeBron, Melo, I don’t expect Kobe to play SF, instead he’ll slide back to SG and Metta or someone else will play SF.

    2. Kobe has a chance at the 3. You know nothing about kobes game blood.kobe dnt have to move back to the 2 . So just shut thw fuck up about that.

  • i repeat, our weakest position is the SF.. Kobe stands no chance there.. he will always be a Guard. Move him back to the SG spot… Move Nick, which is no better but is more mobile to play wing defense, back to SF and we have a line up that wont be confused. i see alot of confusion when playing all 3, JC, Russ and Kobe. Start JC or Russ, Kobe, Young or Metta, JR and HIbb. we will have people that are use to their roles, and the offense, which i now hate, will flow better.

      1. i understand there is lack of chemistry as well. but it seems like each one of them, when playing together, takes a back seat to one another. offense isnt productive. My thing is , let one of the guards either JC or Russ come off the bench. that way, you will have two guards, a wing and your pf and center. metta or young would be fine at the SF position. Kobe got ate up by Hayword just imagine when he plays the rest of the SF ..

        1. But i think the coaching staff want Kobe to have less ball handling responsibilities. I see your view, especially now with Randle also being able to create for other and handle the ball. That lineup of Clarkson Kobe Young Randle Hibbert looked great

          1. he still will be able to handle the ball less, but look how effective we looked, when it was kobe, JC and JR together in the line up last game. i just like the flow of this wack ass offense better. but i understand chemistry plays the part. im not saying Russ can’t play pg, but we are trying to teach Russ how to play PG , watching him ball in college i always thought he would turn out like Harden, just better. at this moment Lakers are limiting his skills by making him play PG.. hes a scorer. he should be backing Kobe up .. letting JC start at PG. Russ, Lou, Metta or Young , Bass and Black would be a nice back up

      2. Seen enough lou should start with kobe jc is better with second unit add tariq black and we should have a solid bench

          1. I mean man to man defense. JC is much better than Lou. And Lou has played a lot of minutes this preseason

          2. Jc showing hes still a sophomore making mistakes but i love jc and metta together he should back up lou

          3. where were you when metta came back?
            im happy to see him out there 🙂
            brings back memories of our 09 and 10 championship teams.
            man i miss actually winning and being on top.

    1. Kobe not really going to play SF, only when we play teams with a weak SF. When we play a KD, LeBron, Melo, I don’t expect Kobe to play SF, instead he’ll slide back to SG and Metta or someone else will play SF.

    2. Kobe has a chance at the 3. You know nothing about kobes game blood.kobe dnt have to move back to the 2 . So just shut thw fuck up about that.

    1. If this guy demonstrates his potential, should be our future in the paint, along with Randle obviously.

    1. If this guy demonstrates his potential, should be our future in the paint, along with Randle obviously.

  • Coach will establish 2015-16 “Identity” – Upshaw / Kobe, Pick & POP: Rookie of the Year / Veteran Duo – pick and roll !!

  • Coach will establish 2015-16 “Identity” – Upshaw / Kobe, Pick & POP: Rookie of the Year / Veteran Duo – pick and roll !!

  • I would like to see how Twin Towers – Upshaw/Hibbert, will Really benefit Kobe. This strong presence, will allow Black Mamba the confidence – Run for the Rings

  • I would like to see how Twin Towers – Upshaw/Hibbert, will Really benefit Kobe. This strong presence, will allow Black Mamba the confidence – Run for the Rings

  • Forward, 6’7″ Anthony Brown is SOLID. I hope Abro gets at least 24 minutes against Isreal today. Stanford Superstar deserves a decent showing !!

    1. I want to him get some minutes with the starters. That second unit plays terrible offense without a playmaker thus hurting guys like Anthony Brown from getting open looks

      1. Not so much about open looks, just too many ball dominate players off the bench with Young and Williams. It makes it hard for others to see the ball with those two off the bench. Surprisingly, Kobe or Clarkson hasn’t appeared ball dominant in any of the past games. The starting 4 (Hibbert, Randle, Kobe, Clarkson) is really starting to look solid

  • Forward, 6’7″ Anthony Brown is SOLID. I hope Abro gets at least 24 minutes against Isreal today. Stanford Superstar deserves a decent showing !!

    1. I want to him get some minutes with the starters. That second unit plays terrible offense without a playmaker thus hurting guys like Anthony Brown from getting open looks

      1. Not so much about open looks, just too many ball dominate players off the bench with Young and Williams. It makes it hard for others to see the ball with those two off the bench. Surprisingly, Kobe or Clarkson hasn’t appeared ball dominant in any of the past games. The starting 4 (Hibbert, Randle, Kobe, Clarkson) is really starting to look solid

  • Some interesting decisions for LA, with new acquisitions: namely Big Upshaw. And after today, BIG UP, will have further proven his great contribution to new LA LOOK.

  • Some interesting decisions for LA, with new acquisitions: namely Big Upshaw. And after today, BIG UP, will have further proven his great contribution to new LA LOOK.

  • this is story is boring so i just wanted to say Kelly Tennant is Fkin hot!
    anyone else notice her or am i the only guy here being a guy(perv). lol

      1. aww shes cute too. good choice lol.
        like we can “pick”
        just giving her a compliment you know?
        women dont like pervs but they love to hear im beautiful or sexy.
        i miss the good ol days when men could give women an innocent compliment without being called a creep or perv.
        there are some hot ladies working for the Lakers!
        sorry if i offend any women out there 🙂

          1. im not keepin it gangsta but hey at least im keepin it real.
            LOL women love honesty too they hate a guy who is a liar.
            im always truthful love me or hate me.

    1. Kelly Tennant is hot indeed, she just a little to tall for me, but I’d still hit it. Jaime Maggio got the thickness too

      1. Kelly any day of the week you name it ill take you on a date baby! 🙂
        man she is so hot…

  • Honestly, having seen Black, Kelly, Sacre – who have been given MANY minutes, entire last Season to help protect KB, not really sure why LA has to wonder, “what shall we do with these guys?”

    1. I’m starting to lose faith in Black. He’s undersized at center and is limited offensively. He’s a great guy, but with Upshaw being a risk you have to keep Sacre as insurance.

          1. “”I’m starting to lose faith in Black.Upshaw being a risk you have to keep Sacre as insurance.””
            thats your words. lose black and keep sacre. i hope your drinking right now and are totally wasted!

          2. That doesn’t imply I prefer Sacre over Black. I’m trying to build a roster. And if Hibbert gets hurt you need size to play alongside Randle

          3. Okay bro Hibbert gets hurt.
            my backup plan is T black, Upshaw and maybe bass or nance jr if need be.
            that would be going small ball and run with the young rookies though of coarse.

          4. if i was byron id be sending frazier and holmes to the dleague and tell mitch to waive kelly and sacre.
            we can figure the lineup out later…..
            to me right now those 4 players are in the RED.
            the yellow would be Upshaw and MWP those 2 are question marks right now.

          5. well fool me.
            bc im already impressed and not even talking this year.
            last year he did enough to impress me.
            i think he is maybe going through a rough patch.
            jabari can turn into a great player and be similar to JC.
            they both attack the hoop and put alot of pressure on the other team.
            which in turn not only helps Kobe but also takes pressure off guys like Randle and nick young to shoot open shots.
            lou will probably too he has that mentality to attack.
            everyone the team has a role to fulfill and as long as the team helps each other and continues to grow closer and tighter stuff will only get easier….

    2. tariq black should NEVER be included in any sentence with bob sacre or kelly……
      check yourself fool

  • this is story is boring so i just wanted to say Kelly Tennant is Fkin hot!
    anyone else notice her or am i the only guy here being a guy(perv). lol

      1. aww shes cute too. good choice lol.
        like we can “pick”
        just giving her a compliment you know?
        women dont like pervs but they love to hear im beautiful or sexy.
        i miss the good ol days when men could give women an innocent compliment without being called a creep or perv.
        there are some hot ladies working for the Lakers!
        sorry if i offend any women out there 🙂

          1. im not keepin it gangsta but hey at least im keepin it real.
            LOL women love honesty too they hate a guy who is a liar.
            im always truthful love me or hate me.

    1. Kelly Tennant is hot indeed, she just a little to tall for me, but I’d still hit it. Jaime Maggio got the thickness too

      1. Kelly any day of the week you name it ill take you on a date baby! 🙂
        man she is so hot…

  • Honestly, having seen Black, Kelly, Sacre – who have been given MANY minutes, entire last Season to help protect KB, not really sure why LA has to wonder, “what shall we do with these guys?”

    1. I’m starting to lose faith in Black. He’s undersized at center and is limited offensively. He’s a great guy, but with Upshaw being a risk you have to keep Sacre as insurance.

          1. “”I’m starting to lose faith in Black.Upshaw being a risk you have to keep Sacre as insurance.””
            thats your words. lose black and keep sacre. i hope your drinking right now and are totally wasted!

          2. That doesn’t imply I prefer Sacre over Black. I’m trying to build a roster. And if Hibbert gets hurt you need size to play alongside Randle

          3. Okay bro Hibbert gets hurt.
            my backup plan is T black, Upshaw
            and maybe throw bass or Nance Jr. if need be.
            that would be going small ball and run with the young rookies though of coarse.

          4. if i was byron id be sending frazier and holmes to the dleague and tell mitch to waive kelly and sacre.
            we can figure the lineup out later…..
            to me right now those 4 players are in the RED.
            the yellow would be Upshaw and MWP those 2 are question marks right now.

          5. well fool me.
            bc im already impressed and not even talking this year.
            last year he did enough to impress me.
            i think he is maybe going through a rough patch.
            jabari can turn into a great player and be similar to JC.
            they both attack the hoop and put alot of pressure on the other team.
            which in turn not only helps Kobe but also takes pressure off guys like Randle and nick young to shoot open shots.
            lou will probably too he has that mentality to attack.
            everyone the team has a role to fulfill and as long as the team helps each other and continues to grow closer and tighter stuff will only get easier….

    2. tariq black should NEVER be included in any sentence with bob sacre or kelly……
      check yourself fool

  • Huertas said he feels more comfortable, but he is not 100% yet. He don’t want aggravate his injury. Maybe he will play today. Any news about this?

  • Huertas said he feels more comfortable, but he is not 100% yet. He don’t want aggravate his injury. Maybe he will play today. Any news about this?

        1. if they cut huertas and keep those 2 bums kelly and sacre.
          im gonna riot in the streets like a scene from fear the walking dead.

          1. Russell / huertas -2
            clarkson / young / jabari -3
            Bryant / MWP / A brown -3
            Randle / Bass / Nance Jr. -3
            Hibbert / Black / Upshaw -3
            thats 15 players total.
            the ones i didnt include should be waived, dropped or whatever we gotta do with em.
            send em down to dleague

          2. 15 guys 3 at each position which not only gives byron scott options but if injuries do come and some will because no season goes by without something happening.
            hence the injury to russell where he got a bruise on a hard foul.
            injuries happen they cant be predicted thats why keeping 3 guys at each position not only gives the lineup flexibilty but insurance.
            dangelo can play sg or pg same with jordan clarkson.
            Kobe and nick young can play sg or sf.
            Nance jr or t black could play pf or center.
            Having flexibility can make a players value higher than the next guy.
            Randle i think can be a sf like lamar odom or pf.

          3. i got russell lou and huertas as my 3 pg’s
            and clarkson jabari and nick young as my 3 sg’s.
            i could be wrong but i think that lineup is good.
            lou can play like a sg and clarkson can play like a pg which confuses the other team.
            remember the other team is trying to stop you from setting screens pick and rolls and basically give you a nightmare.
            our job is to confuse them set fake screens and do our thing out there.

          4. Do we really need both russell and huertas i say no both are passers one needs to go

          5. Eh to me randy lou and clarkson are better suited at pg making them first and second string.Huertas will have to show out if he wants to make the team

          6. Well so far Russell and Clarkson start, with Lou and Jabari Brown backing them up. Huertas will replace jabari ,and lou will slide to the sg

          7. huertas is a true pg like people have said before dangelo is a combo guard hes tall enough to be a SG.
            i hope huertas stays he looks like a good backup at pg in case russell gets hurt.
            clarkson is a sg now right?

          1. lets name guys we could trade or waive bro.
            i got sacre numero uno, kelly dos, holmes tres, frazier quatro.
            MWP and UPSHAW and huertas better make it!
            if not somebody up in the Lakers front office needs a closed door talking to with lots of this ******

        1. if they cut huertas and keep those 2 bums kelly and sacre.
          im gonna riot in the streets like a scene from fear the walking dead.

          1. Russell / Lou will/ huertas -3
            clarkson / young / jabari -3
            Bryant / MWP / A brown -3
            Randle / Bass / Nance Jr. -3
            Hibbert / Black / Upshaw -3
            thats 15 players total.
            the ones i didnt include should be waived, dropped or whatever we gotta do with em.
            send em down to dleague
            *sorry i forgot 1 name

          2. 15 guys 3 at each position which not only gives byron scott options but if injuries do come and some will because no season goes by without something happening.
            hence the injury to russell where he got a bruise on a hard foul.
            injuries happen they cant be predicted thats why keeping 3 guys at each position not only gives the lineup flexibilty but insurance.
            dangelo can play sg or pg same with jordan clarkson.
            Kobe and nick young can play sg or sf.
            Nance jr or t black could play pf or center.
            Having flexibility can make a players value higher than the next guy.
            Randle i think can be a sf like lamar odom or pf.

          3. i got russell lou and huertas as my 3 pg’s
            and clarkson jabari and nick young as my 3 sg’s.
            i could be wrong but i think that lineup is good.
            lou can play like a sg and clarkson can play like a pg which confuses the other team.
            remember the other team is trying to stop you from setting screens pick and rolls and basically give you a nightmare.
            our job is to confuse them set fake screens and do our thing out there.

          4. Do we really need both russell and huertas i say no both are passers one needs to go

          5. Eh to me randy lou and clarkson are better suited at pg making them first and second string.Huertas will have to show out if he wants to make the team

          6. Well so far Russell and Clarkson start, with Lou and Jabari Brown backing them up. Huertas will replace jabari ,and lou will slide to the sg

          7. huertas is a true pg like people have said before dangelo is a combo guard hes tall enough to be a SG.
            i hope huertas stays he looks like a good backup at pg in case russell gets hurt.
            clarkson is a sg now right?

          1. lets name guys we could trade or waive bro.
            i got sacre numero uno, kelly dos, holmes tres, frazier quatro.
            MWP and UPSHAW and huertas better make it!
            if not somebody up in the Lakers front office needs a closed door talking to with lots of this ******

  • Lakes go Big: Upshaw, Kobe, Hibbert, Young, Lou – Then Lakes go Small: Kelly, Kobe, Black, Randal, Jordan. Thats nine. Anthony Brown, ten. Then: ? ? ? ?

  • Lakes go Big: Upshaw, Kobe, Hibbert, Young, Lou – Then Lakes go Small: Kelly, Kobe, Black, Randal, Jordan. Thats nine. Anthony Brown, ten. Then: ? ? ? ?

        1. love that lineup i cant complain!
          becuase that would probably be my starting 5 if i made 1 up.
          but id really like to see nance jr upshaw and some other guys play minutes tonight.
          its still pre-season and it doesnt mean much we need to get anthony brown and bass on the court too.

        1. love that lineup i cant complain!
          becuase that would probably be my starting 5 if i made 1 up.
          but id really like to see nance jr upshaw and some other guys play minutes tonight.
          its still pre-season and it doesnt mean much we need to get anthony brown and bass on the court too.

    1. i wanna see him and nance jr and upshaw get mins too.
      i hope coach scott sees an opportunity to let them enter the game.
      im excited to see what each can bring to the table.
      3pm right now only a few more hours until kick off!!!

        1. my 3 sg’s clarkson young jabari.
          take them 2 out what happens if dangelo russell gets injured clarkson has to be pg.
          so who is our sg?
          stuff happens we cant control it.
          look at the last 3 years with Kobe my favorite player.
          1 season ending injury after the next.
          i was pulling my hair out literally!!
          i mean we have to have options man you cant just nix young and jabari without having better options.
          jabari scored 50 in dleague and nick young is a 6th man of the year type player like lou will.
          noone wants him and were better off keeping him anyways……..

          1. so your idea is to trade nick young and waive or drop jabari both????????
            i dont get why we should do that.
            im not GM but i think thats stupid.
            thats like offering bob sacre a 2 year contract for 75 million dollars.

          2. at SF.
            let nick move to sg his natural position hes a shooter.
            defense is not his strong suit.
            and at SF we need someone like brown or MWP.
            ya know?

          3. send frazier to dleague bc were not really sure of him just yet.
            jabari we know hes a good player.
            i wouldnt be so fast to pull the trigger and shoot him dead.
            he could play a fast game similar to jordan clarksons playing style high intensity and attack the basket.
            why nix him?

          4. Because my 15 are:
            Russell/Huerats
            Clarkson/Williams
            Kobe/Young/MWP/ABrown
            Randle/Bass/Kelly/Nance
            Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

          5. my 15
            Russell-Huertas-Lou will
            Clarkson-Young-jabari
            Kobe-MWP-a brown
            Randle-bass-nance jr.
            Hibbert-black-upshaw
            our lineups are only different by 2 players

          6. well they gave steve nash how much in the last 3 years?
            im pretty sure we lost more than 1.7 million.
            to me jabari is worth the 1.7 mil they would lose cutting kelly.
            i think jabari is probably equal to nick young a 5-7 mil player.
            so yes i would say so.

          7. 2 guys that need to be gone sacre and kelly.
            2 guys that need to be in dleague frazier and holmes.
            jabari huertas upshaw and mwp should all make the team.
            if not kelly and sacre are blocking 2 from making the team and blocking a roster spot.
            really the Lakers front office made these mistakes they need to do something about it.

          8. totally agree giving Kelly and Sacre guaranteed deals was dumb especially with kelly since he was in D’Antoni’s system

          9. your basically saying ryan kelly is worth more than jabari brown.
            i dont agree with that lol.

          10. But with Kobe and Young both capable of playing sg jabari isn’t needed. And Kelly is the only big who can stretch the floor

          11. good point he can shoot 3s.
            but jabari to me is more valuable.
            man honestly kelly hasnt shown me enough to warrant future here im sorry bro.
            jabari the guy i wanna see more of.

          12. true 🙂
            hey whichever way we go its for our team right?
            agree to disagree with respect.

          13. bro if we make the playoffs you are gonna come find me and shake my hand.
            i believe in this team.
            without belief we might as well tank and just get another #1 pick.
            but thats not what i want our teams legacy already suffered enough hits.
            its time to get back on top of the basketball world where we belong NBA CHAMPIONS!

          14. I like your positive outlook, but I don’t see it happening. West is a dog fight, and we need every piece to click at the start of the season

          15. name 1-6
            warriors spurs grizzlies clippers rockets thunder.
            thats top 6.
            the last 2 will be us the Lakers the pelicans or the jazz or mavs all fighting for the last 2 spots.
            we have a chance if the rookies get on the same page help each other and stay consitent every game.
            i wanna see nance jr and tariq black owning the paint.
            jabari lou will and clarkson will be attacking the rim helping Kobe out significantly.
            Lakers are gonna do well im glad were underestimated hopefully we can take them by suprise.
            and i dont care how many other laker fans are down in the dumps i will always want playoffs and a NBA championship.
            why settle for anything less?

    1. i wanna see him and nance jr and upshaw get mins too.
      i hope coach scott sees an opportunity to let them enter the game.
      im excited to see what each can bring to the table.
      3pm right now only a few more hours until kick off!!!

        1. my 3 sg’s clarkson young jabari.
          take them 2 out what happens if dangelo russell gets injured clarkson has to be pg.
          so who is our sg?
          stuff happens we cant control it.
          look at the last 3 years with Kobe my favorite player.
          1 season ending injury after the next.
          i was pulling my hair out literally!!
          i mean we have to have options man you cant just nix young and jabari without having better options.
          jabari scored 50 in dleague and nick young is a 6th man of the year type player like lou will.
          noone wants him and were better off keeping him anyways……..

          1. so your idea is to trade nick young and waive or drop jabari both????????
            i dont get why we should do that.
            im not GM but i think thats stupid.
            thats like offering bob sacre a 2 year contract for 75 million dollars.

          2. at SF.
            let nick move to sg his natural position hes a shooter.
            defense is not his strong suit.
            and at SF we need someone like brown or MWP.
            ya know?

          3. send frazier to dleague bc were not really sure of him just yet.
            jabari we know hes a good player.
            i wouldnt be so fast to pull the trigger and shoot him dead.
            he could play a fast game similar to jordan clarksons playing style high intensity and attack the basket.
            why nix him?

          4. Because my 15 are:
            Russell/Huerats
            Clarkson/Williams
            Kobe/Young/MWP/ABrown
            Randle/Bass/Kelly/Nance
            Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

          5. my 15
            Russell-Huertas-Lou will
            Clarkson-Young-jabari
            Kobe-MWP-a brown
            Randle-bass-nance jr.
            Hibbert-black-upshaw
            our lineups are only different by 2 players

          6. well they gave steve nash how much in the last 3 years?
            im pretty sure we lost more than 1.7 million.
            to me jabari is worth the 1.7 mil they would lose cutting kelly.
            i think jabari is probably equal to nick young a 5-7 mil player.
            so yes i would say so.

          7. 2 guys that need to be gone sacre and kelly.
            2 guys that need to be in dleague frazier and holmes.
            jabari huertas upshaw and mwp should all make the team.
            if not kelly and sacre are blocking 2 from making the team and blocking a roster spot.
            really the Lakers front office made these mistakes they need to do something about it.

          8. totally agree giving Kelly and Sacre guaranteed deals was dumb especially with kelly since he was in D’Antoni’s system

          9. your basically saying ryan kelly is worth more than jabari brown.
            i dont agree with that lol.

          10. But with Kobe and Young both capable of playing sg jabari isn’t needed. And Kelly is the only big who can stretch the floor

          11. good point he can shoot 3s.
            but jabari to me is more valuable.
            man honestly kelly hasnt shown me enough to warrant future here im sorry bro.
            jabari the guy i wanna see more of.

          12. true 🙂
            hey whichever way we go its for our team right?
            agree to disagree with respect.

          13. bro if we make the playoffs you are gonna come find me and shake my hand.
            i believe in this team.
            without belief we might as well tank and just get another #1 pick.
            but thats not what i want our teams legacy already suffered enough hits.
            its time to get back on top of the basketball world where we belong NBA CHAMPIONS!

          14. I like your positive outlook, but I don’t see it happening. West is a dog fight, and we need every piece to click at the start of the season

          15. name 1-6
            warriors spurs grizzlies clippers rockets thunder.
            thats top 6.
            the last 2 will be us the Lakers the pelicans or the jazz or mavs all fighting for the last 2 spots.
            we have a chance if the rookies get on the same page help each other and stay consitent every game.
            i wanna see nance jr and tariq black owning the paint.
            jabari lou will and clarkson will be attacking the rim helping Kobe out significantly.
            Lakers are gonna do well im glad were underestimated hopefully we can take them by suprise.
            and i dont care how many other laker fans are down in the dumps i will always want playoffs and a NBA championship.
            why settle for anything less?

  • Glad to see Front Office, Coach and Staff know Lakers are in “dog fight”. NBA analyst are predicting Lakers win NO more then 30 games; Our best star KB, according to silly stuff is #93. Think it is time to get some W’s on the board. In this West, it will only get stiffer competition – Not many nights for simple errors. Hope bs can make this a turning point, in the “W” column

    1. see funny thing is our team we always play weak and when better competition comes we play harder.
      we should always play 100 pct and hard.
      but it seems like we always up our game when we play the spurs cavs warriors or hawks.
      last year didnt we beat the warriors and hawks?
      i think we beat the spurs too please correct me if im wrong?
      but i think Kobe is top 20 or 25 players. hes probably 5th or 6th best sg.
      personally id rank him around his jersey number 24 right on the top 25.
      as far as wins go i dont care what the number is i just want our team to make the playoffs.
      alot of people will owe us an apology and i hope ESPN is replaced by a new sports company.
      nobody shows the LA Lakers any respect!
      arent we all tired of it as fans?
      speak up and let your voice be heard.

  • Glad to see Front Office, Coach and Staff know Lakers are in “dog fight”. NBA analyst are predicting Lakers win NO more then 30 games; Our best star KB, according to silly stuff is #93. Think it is time to get some W’s on the board. In this West, it will only get stiffer competition – Not many nights for simple errors. Hope bs can make this a turning point, in the “W” column

    1. see funny thing is our team we always play weak and when better competition comes we play harder.
      we should always play 100 pct and hard.
      but it seems like we always up our game when we play the spurs cavs warriors or hawks.
      last year didnt we beat the warriors and hawks?
      i think we beat the spurs too please correct me if im wrong?
      but i think Kobe is top 20 or 25 players. hes probably 5th or 6th best sg.
      personally id rank him around his jersey number 24 right on the top 25.
      as far as wins go i dont care what the number is i just want our team to make the playoffs.
      alot of people will owe us an apology and i hope ESPN is replaced by a new sports company.
      nobody shows the LA Lakers any respect!
      arent we all tired of it as fans?
      speak up and let your voice be heard.

  • I like the idea of starting Brown. He needs more minutes & he’s a really good on defense. & he can knock down 3s.

  • I like the idea of starting Brown. He needs more minutes & he’s a really good on defense. & he can knock down 3s.

  • So current guards by either total pro experience or NBA experience (or none), in most to very Least order: Huertas; Lou Williams; Nicholas Young; Jabari Brown; Jordan Clarkson; D’Angelo Russell; Michael Frazier. Can’t wait, to see how we match up against, Stephan Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Westbrook, and a Mike Carter-Williams. GO LAKERS

    1. matching up 1v1 is overrated. the lakers were winning titles with fisher at pg.

      in 2010 old and slowman fisher went vs westbrook, prime williams, prime nash, and rondo/ray allen.

      its team defense not 1v1

    2. lol it will be interesting because last year jordan clarkson was better than most of those guys cept maybe steph curry or westbrook.
      lou williams was 6th man of the year dont sleep on him kid.

  • So current guards by either total pro experience or NBA experience (or none), in most to very Least order: Huertas; Lou Williams; Nicholas Young; Jabari Brown; Jordan Clarkson; D’Angelo Russell; Michael Frazier. Can’t wait, to see how we match up against, Stephan Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Westbrook, and a Mike Carter-Williams. GO LAKERS

    1. matching up 1v1 is overrated. the lakers were winning titles with fisher at pg.

      in 2010 old and slowman fisher went vs westbrook, prime williams, prime nash, and rondo/ray allen.

      its team defense not 1v1

    2. lol it will be interesting because last year jordan clarkson was better than most of those guys cept maybe steph curry or westbrook.
      lou williams was 6th man of the year dont sleep on him kid.

  • We have yet to see how Kobe plays late in the fourth quarter. Hopefully he keeps playing team ball

      1. Not in order:
        Warriors
        Spurs
        Thunder
        Clippers
        Rockets
        Grizzlies
        Pelicans
        Kings

        *Kings will surprise some people

        1. kings pelicans will be fighting not only us the Lakers but also the mavs and the jazz for that last spot.
          Im not saying it will be pretty but well make it.
          i believe in our team……..

          1. to go from 21 wins to possibly 45-50 wins to make the playoffs will be tough. Lakers will be improved but their defense isn’t good enough

          2. so you think we a 14th seed in the west?
            id accept 7-9.
            but 14 cmon?
            they rank Kobe #93 lol.
            what happens if Kobe averages 25 or 30 ppg and leads the league in scoring ESPN is still gonna rank him 93rd meanwhile he dominates at 37 years old.
            ESPN is full of shit.

          3. The west is a dog fight man. Every team has a shot at the playoffs. Can lakers make it if everything goes right? It’s possible but not likely. If the plan is for Kobe to sit out back2backs that’s around 10-15 games Kobe will sit out.

            I personally hate limiting Kobe’s minutes. But it sounds like Kobe will be restricted this year.

          4. mavs are done they lost when they went all for deandre jordan.
            and the blazers are out they lost lemarcus alridge.
            that opens 2 playoffs spots.
            people automatically give 1 to OKC which is dumb to me.
            even the pelicans who says they make the playoffs?
            playoff spots 6, 7, and 8 are all going to be dog fights.

          5. I think both Kobe and Byron Scott will be motivated to win as many games as it takes to bring a healthy team into the playoffs. So I would be surprised to see Kobe having his minutes limited if it cost us games.

            Hopefully the team is good enough to hold it together if and when Kobe is out of the lineup. He will forever be the player the opposing team fears and most capable closer in the game.

            Go Lakers !

            Paytc

          6. ESPN ranked us 14th Kobe 93rd in the NBA they also hating on Dangelo russell just bc hes a Laker.
            if he was on any other team theyd be all up on his nut sack.
            ESPN is for pussies. fake news and hate doesnt mean anything to me.
            Kobe is still top 25 player and were top 8 team in the west.
            i dont care how “hard” people think it is.
            the Lakers are HARD were gonna bring it!
            playoffs or NOTHING.

          7. Until they catch up to the amazing career Kobe has had for 20 years they will be forever trailing Kobe Bryant the best in the game. Kobe is just like every other player in the league. He needs a good and healthy supporting cast. This year if the supporting cast is as good as we expect then you can expect Kobe to look like a top 3 player in the league to some and the number 1 player to me.

            Go Lakers !

            Paytv

        2. To be honest the run for the 8th spot will be between Lakers, Jazz, Kings, and the Suns. It’s going to get competitive but hopefully we are the healthy ones this season.

          1. Mavs are going to be a lottery team. The only player I see scoring at a high clip is Chandler Parsons and his injured.

          2. The Suns and the Mavs will both be bad this year, but the Mavs will put together a solid 8-12 ranking in the West.

            The Suns however will be bad. Morris is disgruntled with the organization, Bledsoe and Knight cannot lead a team and aren’t particularly good or great on either side of the ball, and Chandler was overpaid this summer he wasn’t a defensive threat in the regular season or playoffs, he could not stop Dwight Coward (no offensive moves in his game) to save his life.

    1. No need to force Kobe into playing key or certain minutes. I actually like the minutes Scott is making Kobe play because he’s fresh and not overdoing anything. If you notice the games Kobe is playing he’s even been taken out when he is hot, which is encouraging because Scott is not going to let Kobe overdo himself.

      1. Not in order:
        Warriors
        Spurs
        Thunder
        Clippers
        Rockets
        Grizzlies
        Pelicans
        Kings

        *Kings will surprise some people

        1. kings pelicans will be fighting not only us the Lakers but also the mavs and the jazz for that last spot.
          Im not saying it will be pretty but well make it.
          i believe in our team……..

          1. to go from 21 wins to possibly 45-50 wins to make the playoffs will be tough. Lakers will be improved but their defense isn’t good enough

          2. so you think we a 14th seed in the west?
            id accept 7-9.
            but 14 cmon?
            they rank Kobe #93 lol.
            what happens if Kobe averages 25 or 30 ppg and leads the league in scoring ESPN is still gonna rank him 93rd meanwhile he dominates at 37 years old.
            ESPN is full of shit.

          3. The west is a dog fight man. Every team has a shot at the playoffs. Can lakers make it if everything goes right? It’s possible but not likely. If the plan is for Kobe to sit out back2backs that’s around 10-15 games Kobe will sit out.

            I personally hate limiting Kobe’s minutes. But it sounds like Kobe will be restricted this year.

          4. mavs are done they lost when they went all for deandre jordan.
            and the blazers are out they lost lemarcus alridge.
            that opens 2 playoffs spots.
            people automatically give 1 to OKC which is dumb to me.
            even the pelicans who says they make the playoffs?
            playoff spots 6, 7, and 8 are all going to be dog fights.

          5. I think both Kobe and Byron Scott will be motivated to win as many games as it takes to bring a healthy team into the playoffs. So I would be surprised to see Kobe having his minutes limited if it cost the Laker’s games.

            Hopefully the team is good enough to hold it together if and when Kobe is out of the lineup. He will forever be the player the opposing team respects and fears. And most capable closer in the game.

            Go Lakers !

            Paytc

          6. ESPN ranked us 14th Kobe 93rd in the NBA they also hating on Dangelo russell just bc hes a Laker.
            if he was on any other team theyd be all up on his nut sack.
            ESPN is for pussies. fake news and hate doesnt mean anything to me.
            Kobe is still top 25 player and were top 8 team in the west.
            i dont care how “hard” people think it is.
            the Lakers are HARD were gonna bring it!
            playoffs or NOTHING.

          7. Until they catch up to the amazing career Kobe has had for 20 years they will be forever trailing Kobe Bryant the best in the game IMO. Kobe is just like every other player in the league. He needs a good and healthy supporting cast. This year if the supporting cast is as good as we expect then you can expect Kobe to look like a top 3 player in the league to some and still the number 1 player to me.

            I know they think age will slow Kobe down, but they need to learn how to improve their thinking when it sways them to have doubts about the greatness Kobe Bryant still is capable of displaying.

            Go Lakers !

            Paytc

        2. To be honest the run for the 8th spot will be between Lakers, Jazz, Kings, and the Suns. It’s going to get competitive but hopefully we are the healthy ones this season.

          1. Mavs are going to be a lottery team. The only player I see scoring at a high clip is Chandler Parsons and his injured.

          2. The Suns and the Mavs will both be bad this year, but the Mavs will put together a solid 8-12 ranking in the West.

            The Suns however will be bad. Morris is disgruntled with the organization, Bledsoe and Knight cannot lead a team and aren’t particularly good or great on either side of the ball, and Chandler was overpaid this summer he wasn’t a defensive threat in the regular season or playoffs, he could not stop Dwight Coward (no offensive moves in his game) to save his life.

    1. No need to force Kobe into playing key or certain minutes. I actually like the minutes Scott is making Kobe play because he’s fresh and not overdoing anything. If you notice the games Kobe is playing he’s even been taken out when he is hot, which is encouraging because Scott is not going to let Kobe overdo himself.

  • How many years, we Lakers have to wait for an Elite Point Guard – Again?
    Since Magic, and moving KB to SF . . . I hope bs comes up with an
    Answer, cuz this season will go flying by and we currently we have NO
    TRUE point Guard identity !! (think LA has a lot of shooting guards already)

    1. Fool russell is thay pg. Hes only 19 and will be stronger and play great for us. He be the best point since magic

          1. is it 630 there right now?
            im on a 3 hour delay being in NY.
            for me it dont start until like 9 30 i think.
            have to wait awhile…..

          2. so yea its 4:51 here right now and cold and windy

            probably 65. sweater weather

  • This nigga won’t play cause his ass is bruised come the fuck on man. Hangnails will keep players out these days smh.

    Jaime Maggio thick as hell too

      1. Okay here it is!
        question of the day.
        who is the sexier woman of the Lakers Kelly Tennant or Jaime Mago?

        1. I’d prefer wife Kelly Tennat.
          I’d prefer to smash Jaime Maggio.
          So I guess that makes Kelly the hotter one. Love both tho.

          1. yeah my favorite too.
            damn she is so sexy i wish she was mine.
            okay back to basketball related activities lol.

    1. Hey if your ass hurts that throws everything off. Imagine his pain sitting on the bench? Leave the young boy alone.

  • How many years, we Lakers have to wait for an Elite Point Guard – Again?
    Since Magic, and moving KB to SF . . . I hope bs comes up with an
    Answer, cuz this season will go flying by and we currently we have NO
    TRUE point Guard identity !! (think LA has a lot of shooting guards already)

    1. Fool russell is thay pg. Hes only 19 and will be stronger and play great for us. He be the best point since magic

          1. is it 630 there right now?
            im on a 3 hour delay being in NY.
            for me it dont start until like 9 30 i think.
            have to wait awhile…..

          2. so yea its 4:51 here right now and cold and windy

            probably 65. sweater weather

  • This nigga won’t play cause his ass is bruised come the fuck on man. Hangnails will keep players out these days smh.

    Jaime Maggio thick as hell too

      1. Okay here it is!
        question of the day.
        who is the sexier woman of the Lakers Kelly Tennant or Jaime Mago?

        1. I’d prefer wife Kelly Tennat.
          I’d prefer to smash Jaime Maggio.
          So I guess that makes Kelly the hotter one. Love both tho.

          1. yeah my favorite too.
            damn she is so sexy i wish she was mine.
            okay back to basketball related activities lol.

    1. Hey if your ass hurts that throws everything off. Imagine his pain sitting on the bench? Leave the young boy alone.

  • If Kobe Bryant can play as fluid as he did last year leading the league in scoring as he did prior to injury and minus the low fg % i would be just as happy winning double the amount of last year 21=42 wins if we don’t make the playoffs! !!!

    1. I like chances of making Playoffs !! And reading below comments, We have D’Angelo. So I’m not concerned at all. Young superstar can contribute to a lot of our 42 wins, according to comments below – GO LAKERS, lets make playoffs.

    2. I’m gonna guess and say Kobe needs about 32 min, this should be bare minimum min, idk. . . If coaching staff continues to do GREAT work with Bigs, that should help keep Kobe’s min to a minimum.

  • If Kobe Bryant can play as fluid as he did last year leading the league in scoring as he did prior to injury and minus the low fg % i would be just as happy winning double the amount of last year 21=42 wins if we don’t make the playoffs! !!!

    1. I like chances of making Playoffs !! And reading below comments, We have D’Angelo. So I’m not concerned at all. Young superstar can contribute to a lot of our 42 wins, according to comments below – GO LAKERS, lets make playoffs.

    2. I’m gonna guess and say Kobe needs about 32 min, this should be bare minimum min, idk. . . If coaching staff continues to do GREAT work with Bigs, that should help keep Kobe’s min to a minimum.

  • I know it’s “just preseason” but I don’t think a lot of people are going to be too happy with losing to a team of DLeague level scrubs at home, especially 0-3 already. I’m hoping for a nice blowout win, where everyone gets to see some minutes, except of course Robert Sacre.

    1. i have been fine with the first three loses because we are not really trying to win and we have had 2 missing pgs in two of the games.

      but……….. we need to win tonight. a loss tonight would be a bad sign

  • I know it’s “just preseason” but I don’t think a lot of people are going to be too happy with losing to a team of DLeague level scrubs at home, especially 0-3 already. I’m hoping for a nice blowout win, where everyone gets to see some minutes, except of course Robert Sacre.

    1. i have been fine with the first three loses because we are not really trying to win and we have had 2 missing pgs in two of the games.

      but……….. we need to win tonight. a loss tonight would be a bad sign

  • I’m starting to become concerned about the PG position. The main starting 4 (Hibbert, Randle, Kobe, Clarkson) are starting to mesh well with each other, but we have yet to have one of our main guys in Russell really play with them. I get that he’s hurt, but throwing him in the starting lineup without much play with those 4 guys maybe a little shaky.

    Also, Huertas I believe everyone assumes will be the backup PG, but he too has yet to even see the floor. I’d hate for him to be thrown in the regular season without even a preseason game on the floor.

  • I’m starting to become concerned about the PG position. The main starting 4 (Hibbert, Randle, Kobe, Clarkson) are starting to mesh well with each other, but we have yet to have one of our main guys in Russell really play with them. I get that he’s hurt, but throwing him in the starting lineup without much play with those 4 guys maybe a little shaky.

    Also, Huertas I believe everyone assumes will be the backup PG, but he too has yet to even see the floor. I’d hate for him to be thrown in the regular season without even a preseason game on the floor.

  • Hope DR gets back soon, to showcase his stuff:) In the meantime, I was re-watching the D’Angelo scouting tapes – one yr at Ohio state; and re-watched summer league and DR first couple games. I must have the wrong Ohio St tapes, with him at ncaa too, cuz just saw someone else running Buckeyes offense in those ones. But DR did do a lot of good “square-up” / “wing” 3 pt shooting; slashing / driving to basket in the one-yr college season, which I feel was pretty good. I personally don’t really care for the NBA analyst, who yesterday, were saying DR should be ready in about 3 yrs though – Them analyst were NOT very pro Lakers

    1. Russ is not your prototypical 2015 NBA guard, he’s not that explosive…not an elite scorer nor is he a beast on defense. He has one special thing, passing vision and ability. The ability he has is a one in a generation thing and it’s what’s going to make him a legend. That being said, the team around him is super weak and he’s green. It may be 2-3 years before he starts to look special…just like Steve Nash. He is more talented than Nash, and assuming he can stay healthy he will be looking at 20 pt 13 assist numbers for 10 years. The first of those 10 years maybe not be until next season or the following.

      1. Nice Comment ! Spoken like a True analyst, I’m Impressed – 2 to 3 years till DR may become special, which I wholeheartedly agree. I think too many Lakers are in Demand of an Elite explosive guard, right now! But as you so eloquently stated, the TRUTH. A VERY, VERY True FAIR assessment, Hats off for very well written with complete Clear thought process:)

  • Hope DR gets back soon, to showcase his stuff:) In the meantime, I was re-watching the D’Angelo scouting tapes – one yr at Ohio state; and re-watched summer league and DR first couple games. I must have the wrong Ohio St tapes, with him at ncaa too, cuz just saw someone else running Buckeyes offense in those ones. But DR did do a lot of good “square-up” / “wing” 3 pt shooting; slashing / driving to basket in the one-yr college season, which I feel was pretty good. I personally don’t really care for the NBA analyst, who yesterday, were saying DR should be ready in about 3 yrs though – Them analyst were NOT very pro Lakers

    1. Russ is not your prototypical 2015 NBA guard, he’s not that explosive…not an elite scorer nor is he a beast on defense. He has one special thing, passing vision and ability. The ability he has is a once in a generation thing and it’s what’s going to make him a legend. That being said, the team around him is super weak and he’s green. It may be 2-3 years before he starts to look special…just like Steve Nash. He is more talented than Nash, and assuming he can stay healthy he will be looking at 20 pt 13 assist numbers for 10 years. The first of those 10 years maybe not be until next season or the following.

      1. Nice Comment ! Spoken like a True analyst, I’m Impressed – 2 to 3 years till DR may become special, which I wholeheartedly agree. I think too many Lakers are in Demand of an Elite explosive guard, right now! But as you so eloquently stated, the TRUTH. A VERY, VERY True FAIR assessment, Hats off for very well written with complete Clear thought process:)

  • I don’t know who this team is but if the Lakers lose to them we are in some big trouble. If they win lets hope this kickstarts some motivation to keep winning.

  • I don’t know who this team is but if the Lakers lose to them we are in some big trouble. If they win lets hope this kickstarts some motivation to keep winning.

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