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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:52 pm

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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:53 pm

Kid does look pretty good, but it won't matter. Mike isn't gonna play him.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby lakerfan2 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:12 am

Wonder why people are comparing him to Harden, how about more like Eric Gordon?
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby ben_ready on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:09 am

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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby wcsoldier81 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:16 am

Can he score 15 off the bench ? That's the one million dollar question
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Weezy on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:17 am

I love how quick we start overrating our rookies, comparing his situation to all time greats, shout.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby therealdeal on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:20 am

All reports indicate Goudelock with defense. I like it. He seems to be a solid scoring option for his size and from what I've read he's a character guy too, wants to win.

I mean hell for the 55th pick what else do you want really?
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby kobe_mamba on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:20 am

Not quite sure what it is, but this dude just looks like he could make it in the NBA.....
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Ariza3 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:26 am

who cares about his size or if hes a 1 or a 2. If hes coming off the bench i dont think it really matters. His job is to be a GUARD and come in and look to score without hesitation. love his attitude and was a steal for us. he can make it i think.

He does play like Harden even with the extending the arms out on drives which will draw fouls. I like his aggressiveness in college and hope it caries over. I love Glock and hope he gets some mins next season but DJO is better than him now. Glock has to work on PG so they can both play together.

I can see DJO playing a role like Cole does for Miami but with defense. A undersized rookie who has a lot of confidence in himself and is looking to come in and score. period. Who cares if hes "supposed" to be a PG bc of his size....hasnt stop guys like Nate Robinson from coming in and taking over games with a shoot first attitude. FO knows who they got and it aint a PG...its a guy to come in off the bench and get buckets. cant wait to see what he'll bring...i expect him to get backup guard minutes of morris and glock at this point if and only if mike brown isnt a moron again. if he doesnt i'll lose all faith in our coach before the season starts.

side note...he looks and talks like metta. hope that his defense is also similar lol
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby kobe_mamba on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:33 am

I don't follow the college game very closely in all honesty, or at least haven't the last couple of years, but I have definitely heard buzz around DJO, and was kinda shocked to find him drop to #55...?!?
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Weezy on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:41 am

See, this is what I'm talking about, guy hasn't played a single minute in the NBA, hasn't even practiced with the team yet, was taken 55th in the draft and already he's Norris Cole and Nate Robinson and better than Glock. He's better than Glock based on what, college highlight reels? He plays like Harden based on what, the same highlight reels? I see some potential there, I get the pick, but damn, reel it in just a bit no? Back up a second and take a deep breath. I'll reserve judgement 'til I see him in action, every year it's the same thing with at least one of our rookies, complete overreaction and overrating.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby borri on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:41 am

He's very short for a SG. Short shooting guards, there aren't many....Ben Gordon, Goerge Hill comes to mind. Kemba Walker plays more like a SG than a PG.

Let's see what this kid can do.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Weezy on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:00 am

This is pretty cool though, haven't seen it posted here, sorry if it was, saw it over at LG

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7309825

He's faster than I thought, does have very good body control in the air.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby therealdeal on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:19 am

I like him for all the same reasons I liked Goudelock: he's a feisty player, willing to work hard, and can score.

He is ugly as balls though.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:27 am

Apparently was rated as the best athlete of the 2012 draft class:

http://www.draftexpress.com/article/NBA ... ysis-3965/

-Johnson-Odom's 41.5 inch maximum vertical leap is a top-20 mark all time in our database, and across the board, Johnson-Odom excelled in each and every drill, not ranking below the mean in any test administered in Chicago. For that reason, he finished as the top player in our composite rankings, which takes all of his finishes at the combine into account.


Folks, I know we shouldn't and don't need to overhype someone, but I think we got a gem for that 55th Pick
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:39 am



I guess he's good friends with Kevin Durant and KD thinks he'll be a great player. I also loved the fact that he was just working hard all night in the gym while the draft was going and told his agent to just call him. Any kind of gym rat Kobe's gonna like and I'm sure Kobe is will give him quite a few pointers which this kid will just soak up.




I love what he says about defense in this interview and how its a mental aspect of the game. A very confident player. He says that he says his game is very similar to James Harden.




A video just show casing his great shooting ability and pure athleticism
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby purp n gold on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:58 am

I had no idea we acquired DJO. Unlike most players in the draft I actually remember him playing at Marquette. I thought he was just a hustle guy for that team. But seeing how he tested well in the combine (best in class?!), his athleticism just might be NBA level. If it is, he can be a VERY useful for us.

For a backup, he doesn't need to run an offense. Hustle + creating his shot + defense is plenty. But bottom line we need athletes who can deal with the likes of OKC and Miami... that's just the direction the NBA is going in.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby KB24 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:02 am

Are we drafting Andrew Kobe Bryant-Worthy next NBA draft? Lol

Anyways...pass...

Late 2nd founders have an overwhelming tendency to become scrubs.

There is a 0.000001 chance he is the next Ellis, Arenas, Redd or Ginobili.

BTW I don't know the guy well. Just going by logic.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:04 am

he looks pretty explosive at the rim
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby MC on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:08 am

I imagine hell just be spotting up from the baseline 3 in Brown's offense..... either that or a nice warm spot on the bench.......... if you can't iso you can't ball for our coach.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby CarolinaLakerFan on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:47 am

I think this spells the end for Darius Morris. That #1 jersey will be yours soon DJO.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby purp n gold on Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:04 am

I imagine DJO attacking the rim when our 2nd unit manages to pass itself into :05 left on the shot clock. Heck if Barea can make a living in the NBA, I reckon Harden's little brother can offer something for us.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:35 am

Weezy wrote:? He plays like Harden based on what, the same highlight reels?.


I was saying he looks like Harden, but I didn't mean it as same skill level. I meant when he shoots 3's, his shooting form and mechanics look like a James Harden shot. When he drives, his moves and body language looks similar to James Harden when he drives. I didn't mean skill, I meant more in respect to how he looks shooting/running/in the air in traffic.

And he's ugly as eff, just like James Harden.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Thenextgreat on Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:37 am

As I have said before...I watch Big East basketball ...and DJO ain't an NBA player in my opinion...he plays extremely hard..I'll give him that but I never thought of this guy as an NBA player but who knows...I hope he proves me wrong but to compare him to James Harden... :man10: I saw James Harden at Arizona State...DJO ain't no James Harden...smh
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby CarFlagChris on Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:59 am

purp n gold wrote:I had no idea we acquired DJO. Unlike most players in the draft I actually remember him playing at Marquette. I thought he was just a hustle guy for that team. But seeing how he tested well in the combine (best in class?!), his athleticism just might be NBA level. If it is, he can be a VERY useful for us.

For a backup, he doesn't need to run an offense. Hustle + creating his shot + defense is plenty. But bottom line we need athletes who can deal with the likes of OKC and Miami... that's just the direction the NBA is going in.


The Lakers need athleticism and let's not expect too much from a rookie, much less a 2nd rounder.
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