Darius Morris Discussion

Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby easyguy on Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:03 pm

tigerjeterkobe wrote:Phil will have Mitch waive/release DJO and Morris. They have no time to coach these guys. they are trying to win a title. Morris can play D and move is feet, which has value. But no way I see Phil giving him burn against good teams. Phil will want Livingston and Fish brought in for those two.



Fish?....After seeing Morris the last game, I rather play Morris. Having Fish on the floor is like playing 5 on 4.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:18 pm

easyguy wrote:
tigerjeterkobe wrote:Phil will have Mitch waive/release DJO and Morris. They have no time to coach these guys. they are trying to win a title. Morris can play D and move is feet, which has value. But no way I see Phil giving him burn against good teams. Phil will want Livingston and Fish brought in for those two.



Fish?....After seeing Morris the last game, I rather play Morris. Having Fish on the floor is like playing 5 on 4.


Maybe.... but most of the time having Morris on the floor is like 6 on 4.....
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:29 pm

Phil has liked guys like Livingston (tall defender, decent ball handler, can get in the lane -though not a great shooter or finisher -- he is better than Morris). Also, Pietrus -- can defend guys like Pierce, Butler, Ray Allen, and even make Durant and Bron work, and can hit the 3 in clutch moments (probably better than Ron --just my guess). At least he knows his role -- defend and spot up at the corner. Ron is a tool.

Waive Clark or Sacre and Morris (eat more salary), release DJO.

Sign Livingston (to play a combo position), Pietrus (mostly at 3 but some at 2), and Kenyon.

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Phil and his crew can make that work very well, offensively, defensively, limiting Kobe's and Nash's minutes, etc. Another 3-point specialist at the 1, 2, or 3 would be nice (Arenas or Fish?) but not necessary.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby trodgers on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:28 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
easyguy wrote:
tigerjeterkobe wrote:Phil will have Mitch waive/release DJO and Morris. They have no time to coach these guys. they are trying to win a title. Morris can play D and move is feet, which has value. But no way I see Phil giving him burn against good teams. Phil will want Livingston and Fish brought in for those two.



Fish?....After seeing Morris the last game, I rather play Morris. Having Fish on the floor is like playing 5 on 4.


Maybe.... but most of the time having Morris on the floor is like 6 on 4.....

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:41 pm

rather have duhon than either. duhon possibly over steve blake as well.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:10 pm

Going to start on Tuesday against Parker and the Spurs :man10:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:17 pm

gawd. tony parker will eat him alive.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby kray28 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:20 pm

fkmikebrown wrote:rather have duhon than either. duhon possibly over steve blake as well.


Duhon is not scared to shoot like Blake.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby The Rock on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:44 pm

Another corner 3 on a catch and shoot...thats his 4th in 7 games Hes got that 1 thing consistent about him. Keep it up
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby BDG on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:02 am

I hated on him so badly, but I think I'm starting to do a 180 on him (I know).

Why? I remembered how bad Sasha was in his first couple years. But like Vujacic, Morris seems to pride himself on giving 110% on the defensive end.

He's outplayed Blake in both games since Brown has left. That might not be saying much, but he has.

If Morris can play under control and keep up the defensive effort, it could give our team an athletic PG that we've been lacking.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Vasashi17 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:07 am

I still don't think he's a PG by any means...having Kobe playmake for a spot up 3 screams SG to me.

However, if you bust your butt on defense, I definitely can warm up to that. Lets say Blake is out for the Spurs...huge test for the kid if he gets the nod. I'm thinking Duhon will get it and he'll continue to come in with the subs.

Either way, I need to see how his D holds up against the more talented PGs. One thing is certain, in the triangle, he actually can flourish.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby revgen on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:21 am

Morris is thriving playing with the starters. He doesn't have to do as much when he's out there with them.

However, he's also playing against awful defensive teams like Golden State and Sacramento. The Spurs aren't the same lockdown Spurs teams from the mid-00's anymore but they're not Golden State and Sacramento either. If Morris gets significant minutes, they're going to test his ball-handling skills.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:44 am

for every 1 good thing he does, he has 25 other wtf moments. but if he learns to calm down and stop trying to do something spectacular he can be halfway decent. i still dont get why everyone on TWC sportsnet keeps saying hes the future of the lakers. both james worthy and dave miller always say it.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby purp n gold on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:23 am

What would be hilarious: if Pringles turns this guy into a beast
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby KB24 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:00 am

purp n gold wrote:What would be hilarious: if Pringles turns this guy into a beast

It is possible lol
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:13 am

KB24 wrote:
purp n gold wrote:What would be hilarious: if Pringles turns this guy into a beast

It is possible lol

not in this dimension
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby abeer3 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:34 am

i like that he's developed a corner three over the summer. that indicates that he works on his game (because he had no shot from anywhere last year). i like that he appears to have put on some muscle, as this indicates that he takes conditioning/fitness seriously. finally, i like that he seems to give honest effort on d. he's not super quick laterally, but his size and tenacity bothers some of the waterbug pgs much moreso than anyone else this roster has to offer for that job.

his decision making is still pretty terrible, but in theory, some court time can mitigate this to some extent. he'll never be a floor general like andre miller (my hope for him when the lakers drafted him), but maybe he can carve out a role as a backup guard based on his defense and ballhandling ability.

i wish he'd can it with the fancy stuff, though. he's botched at least three breaks this year trying to make the flashy play instead of simply making a sensible basketball play.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby dj vitus on Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:54 pm

fkmikebrown wrote:
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purp n gold wrote:What would be hilarious: if Pringles turns this guy into a beast

It is possible lol

not in this dimension

He first gotta make 2 free throws in a row.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby revgen on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:46 pm

Defense = Good

Everything else = Gawd Awful

Sad to say, he looks like he's our best defender at the PG position. That needs to change. The quicker we can pick up Delonte West, the better.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby kobebryant248 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:54 pm

sorry for it. but i can t stand him anymore. like someone said he does 1 thing right and 20 other things so damn bad. it looks like when he is on the floor lakers play 4 on 5. i know i am hating on him to much but i am sorry that s the only thing i can do. in my opinion he doesn t belong to that squad. he is so f.... bad and awful :mad1: :mad1: :mad1:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby nthydro on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:00 am

revgen wrote:Defense = Good

Everything else = Gawd Awful

Sad to say, he looks like he's our best defender at the PG position. That needs to change. The quicker we can pick up Delonte West, the better.


If we got West we would solve the backup PG and SG problem. If Meeks doesn't work out then at least West could split minutes at the backup 1 and 2.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:02 am

so bad that kobe had to play PG
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby c.Lin on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:03 am

He gives good effort on defense. Still nothing to call home about, but I like the effort. Everything else is horrendous. I mean, absolutely horrendous. He doesn't have a reliable shot anywhere on the floor. Still makes poor decisions with the ball. Nothing he does offensively gains us any advantage whatsoever.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby khmrP on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:05 am

can't have 2 dumb players on the court at the same time (Morris, Metta) receipe for disaster, might have to add Pau to that too now.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby The Rock on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:06 am

He played well in 1st Quarter he helped us get out of that early 10-2 hole, man gotta make those free throws though. Considering his expecations I thought he was aiite lol
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