Darius Morris Discussion

Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Jellincon on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:04 am

I'll give credit where it's due. He had a decent game. His decision making, ball handling, and passing still need work. That botched fastbreak opportunity and the over pass to Hill wide open under the basket was just horrible.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby The Rock on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:09 am

Heres the collection of Garbage sigs lol

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Weezy on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:11 am

Maybe I missed some bad sequences or something, but I actually thought his defense was the best thing about his game tonight. He was all over whoever he was guarding, much more than I'm used to seeing from our guards, he looked like guards for other teams do when guarding our PG's full court press, hounding defense, moving his feet, just playing physical.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:12 am

Artest definitely deserves one. That pretty much fills out the old starting lineup sans Kobe :man10:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:17 am

i never got a chance to make one for luke :man6:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby revgen on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:20 am

His defense was about as good as anybody else's tonight.

And yes, he made some mistakes in transition and overdribbled. But that's not something anybody else on this team with the exception of Steve Nash doesn't do. Overall, we're an awful transition offense team. Morris fits right in with the rest of the troop in that regard.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:58 am

He's got all of this speed and athleticism that he can use on the break, but he just doesn't know how to control it. I don't think he'll ever really learn how to do it well.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Frank Dux on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:01 am

The Rock wrote:Heres the collection of Garbage sigs lol


I would consider becoming your best friend if you made me an Ebanks one.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby The Rock on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:04 am

Frank Dux wrote:
The Rock wrote:Heres the collection of Garbage sigs lol


I would consider becoming your best friend if you made me an Ebanks one.


fkMikeBrown is that guy :jam2:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Frank Dux on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:10 am

^word, thanks!
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:23 am

Frank Dux wrote:
The Rock wrote:Heres the collection of Garbage sigs lol


I would consider becoming your best friend if you made me an Ebanks one.


take your pick:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby The Rock on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:29 am

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Tobias Funke on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:32 am

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Ariza3 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:08 am

i thought he played pretty well. glad kobe called him out and recognized the good he did tonight. stay aggressive. 10pts 5reb 5ast 1stl 1TO. thats pretty good. i liked what he did today. hopefully he can keep it up...think this team could use a young PG off the bench if he can play like that. the 1TO is important. and was +15.

keep it up, i like him. hes a 2nd rookie and shows it a lot but you gotta give him credit for his game tonight.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:15 am

Ariza3 wrote:i thought he played pretty well. glad kobe called him out and recognized the good he did tonight. stay aggressive. 10pts 5reb 5ast 1stl 1TO. thats pretty good. i liked what he did today. hopefully he can keep it up...think this team could use a young PG off the bench if he can play like that. the 1TO is important. and was +15.

keep it up, i like him. hes a 2nd rookie and shows it a lot but you gotta give him credit for his game tonight.


yea i mean, you gotta wonder...if mike brown can make some of our veteran role players look bad, and even some of our stars...maybe he was having a bad effect on the kid.

i dunno though, my guts tell me tonight was close to the morris ceiling, as far as his abilities exist now. but he did play well tonight.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby nduri on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:05 am

The problem with Morris has been something that other young point guards have a problem with coming out of college. He's beginning to learn to slow the game down. He has the tools to be an NBA point guard, he just falls into that pattern of trying to do too much and not letting the game 'come to him.' Once he's able to do that, he'll be very good.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby revgen on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:10 am

^Sorry but I don't see it. If he matures enough, he's at best a 3rd string PG in this league. Which is basically what he is on this team anyway. And frankly I don't see why. What he did last night isn't something Duhon can't do. And Duhon is much more consistent.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby nduri on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:29 am

Even if Duhon is his ceiling, he's younger, cheaper and potentially a better defender. Point guards usually take about 3 years to come into their own in the NBA, with notable exceptions, and I think this is the case with Darius. I like his upside, and I don't think he's near his potential just yet.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersStan24 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:35 am

I Think He played really well
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby ben_ready on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:02 am

Better than Blake and duhon, upside yes he's going fast he's trying hard can't you people see that? Come on duhon and Blake are scared to shoot. Y'all trying to tear his career game down, I swear y'all lame for that. Props to morris for working out there tonight. Still want reds but if he ain't coming I rather djo and morris over Blake and dunon yell™
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby trodgers on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:11 am

Looking at my SYNERGY numbers, he had one of the best games of the season offensively.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby kobebryant248 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:42 am

didn t expected this from him. he kinda surprised me a little. i am no fan of him but i have to say he played good yesterday. if he can do it in regularity that would be good.but we have to see the next couple of games if he is avauable to do it on a constantly base. had some they were good and some they were not so good but all in all he played good and had his best game as a laker by far.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Tragic on Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:02 am

He looked more in control last night. Phil will help him with being level headed I'm sure :man1:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Kingsama on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:30 am

nduri wrote:The problem with Morris has been something that other young point guards have a problem with coming out of college. He's beginning to learn to slow the game down. He has the tools to be an NBA point guard, he just falls into that pattern of trying to do too much and not letting the game 'come to him.' Once he's able to do that, he'll be very good.


Agree 100%. As I have said for years his problem is adjusting to the speed of the NBA. Be gets lost out there and over thinks. Once he slows down he will be ok. He may never be a starter, but he could potentially be a solid back up.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:35 am

Morris had a schizophrenic game. He shot the ball O.K. and had one stretch where he facilitated O.K. as well. They he followed that with a much more "typical" stretch for him of out of control play and some pretty bad play.

I'm still not sure why we aren't seeing Duhon over him. Duhon isn't the best of players but for a veteran team like ours trying to go where we are trying to go it would seem that we would go to a veteran that has started in the league to see if he's got anything left before relying on a player that probably shouldn't even be here.
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