Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby JSM on Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:01 pm

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Lakers and Sixers are among a bunch of NBA teams interested in free agent forward Pete Mickeal, agent Happy Walters tells HoopsHype.

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Mickeal experienced health problems last season, but is cleared to play and 100 percent now, Walters says.

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Mickeal, one of the top Americans in Europe in the last decade, would only sign in the NBA with a guaranteed contract.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:08 pm

I couldn't think of anyone else that we could be interested in, other than the 35 year old Pete Mickeal.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby earvinfr on Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:09 pm

He is 35, right ?
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby therealdeal on Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:20 pm

... wut?
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Aristotlexxx on Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:04 pm

:bang: Are you kidding me? With a 40 year old point guard and a 35 year old Kobs Bryant, what is this Laker team becoming with the signing of another 35 year old player? Instead of the Lakers we should be called the AARP Grey Beards? We still need young players on this roster! :bang: :bang: :bang:
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:04 pm

who?
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby lakersin4 on Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:53 pm

Aristotlexxx wrote::bang: Are you kidding me? With a 40 year old point guard and a 35 year old Kobs Bryant, what is this Laker team becoming with the signing of another 35 year old player? Instead of the Lakers we should be called the AARP Grey Beards? We still need young players on this roster! :bang: :bang: :bang:

Farmar, Young, Johnson, & Hill should all be regular rotation players this season. Replacing 30+ MPG of MWP with Young & Johnson & Farmar taking minutes from Blake or Meeks.. We're going to be a much more athletic team this season.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Sirron on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:33 pm

This signing could put us over the top!
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:22 am

I blame Jim Buss
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby therealdeal on Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:59 am

lakersin4 wrote:
Aristotlexxx wrote::bang: Are you kidding me? With a 40 year old point guard and a 35 year old Kobs Bryant, what is this Laker team becoming with the signing of another 35 year old player? Instead of the Lakers we should be called the AARP Grey Beards? We still need young players on this roster! :bang: :bang: :bang:

Farmar, Young, Johnson, & Hill should all be regular rotation players this season. Replacing 30+ MPG of MWP with Young & Johnson & Farmar taking minutes from Blake or Meeks.. We're going to be a much more athletic team this season.

yeah, what are you talking about Aristotlexxx? :man3:

The average age of our team now is: 28.7 years old.

That's not that bad at all. The only ones that are really old are Kobe and Nash at 35 and 39 respectively. Gasol, Blake, and Kaman are 33, 33, and 31 respectively.

But Farmar is only 26 (going on 27 this year), Young is 28, Johnson is 26, Meeks and Hill are 26. Sacre, Kelly, and Harris are all under 25.

Our team is actually pretty young.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Weezy on Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:49 am

I wouldn't even care about this if it weren't Pete Mickeal but Mickeal Piet... rus. Anybody make that joke yet? No? Ok good.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby trodgers on Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:01 pm

Sirron wrote:This signing could put us over the top!

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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby JSM on Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:01 pm

He scored 28 on us 2 summers ago, guess that's what caught our attention. But if were interested in every bum PG that torched us...that's a 300 page novel.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby noobiew on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:27 pm

LOL 35 year old :scurred:
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:40 pm

Well... Some want to average the age of our players.... I'd rather look at their skill at playing basketball.

If this guy could have played in this league he would have by now.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Sirron on Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:56 pm

roster fodder that knows they won't be back next year

we had to know a portion of our roster would be dedicated to such folks, right?
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Aristotlexxx on Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:32 pm

Pete Mickeal? Didn't this guy throw mail for the Pony Express?
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Aristotlexxx on Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:18 pm

Hey Realdeal! What is the average age for the top 8 players on this Lakers team because only 8 will play according to Coach D'Antoni? :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4:
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby therealdeal on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:10 am

Aristotlexxx wrote:Hey Realdeal! What is the average age for the top 8 players on this Lakers team because only 8 will play according to Coach D'Antoni? :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4:

Actually he said he'd try to go 9-10 deep if I remember.

And with the roster still fluxed it's kind of hard to say what the top 8 are. I'll try though.

Kobe, Nash, Gasol, Young, Hill, Kaman, Farmar, and Johnson? I suppose? Maybe Blake instead of Johnson?...

It's about 30.5 years old. Still not bad. That's just about where most players hit their primes.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:23 am

What's the deal with the average age of the team? That has little to no relevance to what actually matters on the court. The average skill level is another thing. If you look at our truly skilled players and the ones that actually KNOW how to play the game and then average their age it's a much different and somewhat more relevant point.

The "youth" we added is either failed or unproven. We've added no proven youth to this team.... none. In fact we've gone in the other direction with the loss of Howard.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby therealdeal on Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:55 am

The deal is that someone brought up the age of the team and I countered the point.

As for the youth we've added all being failures or unproven, that's wrong. Farmar is a two time Champion and played a good part in those runs as a backup PG. Young may not be a great player, but he's a proven scorer in this league with the ability to get 15-20 points on any given night when given a chance. The only argument that we've added unproven youth that's expected to get major minutes is Wesley Johnson.

The rest aren't expected to play much anyway if at all, so them being failures or unproven is irrelevant.

But when a poster brings up that we're an old team, the average age of the players on the team is actually relevant to that point. Is it relevant to the production of the team? Probably not, but that wasn't the original point made.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:27 am

Young and Farmar are so good and young that they are wanted by basically no one else. Young can score in bunches but he can also go 3 or 4 games without scoring. It's not gotten better with him either.

Farmar hasn't improved much since his original stint with the Lakers. He's better than what we had that's for sure but that's also a relevant comparison that needs to be viewed from the lens of what we had which was non-NBA level talent.

I like the additions and they have given us an actual NBA talent level on the bench that we've missed but that's about it. They are not difference makers off the bench like a Terry or Crawford that much is certain.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby therealdeal on Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:51 pm

Farmar was worth 10 million dollars in Europe and Young had bigger offers elsewhere, so they were wanted for sure. They chose LA because they wanted to be here. Something I value greatly after the Howard fiasco.

Farmar doesn't have to be that much better than what he was when he left. What he was when he left was a solid bench contributor that's capable of really helping a team. He went to New Jersey thinking he'd get a chance to start (that's what he was told) then they traded for Deron Williams. If he was at one point almost capable of starting on a team and hasn't changed much since then (I think he's probably changed quite a bit), then there doesn't have to be that much context to find value in it. When put into context it makes it look even better though. It's like saying a little boy was given ice cream, then saying that little boy went from eating dog food to eating ice cream. Well the second one sounds much better than the first, although both are true.

I don't disagree. The bench is definitely not Championship caliber, but it IS D'Antoni "fun team" caliber. We've got athletes with young legs and a lot of energy. It's going to make for some entertaining basketball. Although that entertainment almost certainly will result in more losses than wins.
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby Snakell Beast on Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:30 am

therealdeal wrote:
Aristotlexxx wrote:only 8 will play according to Coach D'Antoni? :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4:


Actually he said he'd try to go 9-10 deep if I remember.


Ahem...actually you are BOTH wrong. Here is a DIRECT quote from D'Antoni:

"But I foresee 11 guys playing a lot of minutes and 11 guys getting involved and 11 guys getting to where we can be more up-tempo and put a lot of pressure on teams."
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Re: Lakers interested in Pete Mickeal

Postby karacha on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:19 am

That makes sense. These are the guys that will play for sure:

Nash, Blake, Farmar, Kobe, Meeks, Johnson, Young, Williams, Hill, Pau, Kaman.

That's 11 right there, and another young guy will probably get a chance from time to time.
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