I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Sirron on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:23 pm

I would tend to cut the guy some slack for being injured. He has balls enough to get in Kobe's face. I like guys like that.
User avatar
Sirron
Mst Intrsting mn n th wrld
 
Posts: 17977
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:32 pm

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby trodgers on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:24 pm

Sirron wrote:I would tend to cut the guy some slack for being injured. He has balls enough to get in Kobe's face. I like guys like that.

I like his atttude, but I'm starting to think that his career is rapidly approaching an end.
blog.travisjrodgers.com
Its like Dr. Buss is guarding the Celtic rim this second half. Nothings dropping
User avatar
trodgers
Site Manager
 
Posts: 46622
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:31 pm
Location: Orlando

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby 432J on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:27 pm

Helljumper wrote:Let's say Hill decides to retire and Ebanks gets a better offer elsewhere; are you guys saying you'd rather have Eyenga as our back-up 3 instead of taking back Barnes for the minimum?

we haven't really seen much of eyenga so if this was to happen i'd rather they just bring barnes back. if hill signs in LA however, barnes should be let go in favor of ebanks
Image
User avatar
432J

 
Posts: 4786
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:54 pm
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby BDG on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:30 pm

Love Barnes, but would rather give a new guy a shot (FA, Ebanks) than a guy who's absolutely blown it the last two postseasons.

Sure he was a bit injured, but he looked like a ghost out there.
Image
Slava laughed at the suggestion his skills might be affected by the down time. "Are you kidding?" he said. "Basketball is like ball. It's all a circle."

BEST VIDEO EVER ... AND AND THE SECOND BEST.
User avatar
BDG
Retired Admin
 
Posts: 40955
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2003 10:45 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby KB24 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:35 pm

the MDE wrote:I agree with the OP. I would take Barnes back. I would take him over Grant Hill, too. Grant is 40 years old and his back failed him at the end of the season. Barnes is younger, faster, and solid in the running game. He is also one of the few guys on our team that constantly moves and cuts. Nash would probably hit him with some good passes off of the cuts that Barnes does.


1. you think Barnes is better than Grant Hill? I really don't think so. Hill is much smarter, has a midrange game and can cut to the basket too.

2. Who cares if Barnes cuts to the hoop when he would airball layup attempts?



lets be honest...ya he moves and cuts...but he is also fisher-esque at finishing. You also won't here Grant Hill having beefs on twitter and a potential headache.

I actually like Barnes the person. I used to hate him but he talks like he isn't dumb, he also cares about winning and always gives it his all. But at some point its time to part ways and give new guys a shot. Our bench has been A-W-F-U-L. And Barnes does get a lot of blame.
Image

"It is not how big you are, it is how big you play"
"Basketball doesn't build character. It reveals it"
"Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals"
User avatar
KB24
Site Admin
 
Posts: 55547
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:56 pm
Location: In Heaven

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Lakeshow24 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:19 pm

Doc Brown wrote:I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with another team.


Exactly.
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Born and Raised.
In Dr. Buss I Truss!
THE ORIGINATOR OF: "Call It From Heaven Chick!"
Image
"To be removed if the Lakers make the playoffs." Well, I removed it for an hour and decided to put it back. I have to be honest.
User avatar
Lakeshow24

 
Posts: 4635
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:50 pm

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby kray28 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:27 pm

He had some bad luck with injuries (knee last year and an ankle this year)....but when he was healthy, his activity and hustle made him one of our highest impact players.

I hate to see him go because he's a hard worker who plays hard all the time. That's a hard to find trait these days. I have also seen nothing from Ebanks to think that he could replace Barnes' speed and hustle.

So if we have a chance, I would love to have him back...too many times this past season you saw him beat everyone down the floor, but our guards didn't get him the ball. Early on, Sessions found him quite often before Brown told him to slow it down.
Image
User avatar
kray28

 
Posts: 21238
Joined: Wed May 09, 2007 8:16 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Vito Andolini on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:40 pm

At one point last season, Matt Barnes was our only consistent player.

I could see his slashing being very beneficial for Nash.

HOWEVER, Nash has back stiffness problems and only plays 25-30 minutes. He'll rarely be on the floor at the same time as Barnes, unless Metta comes off the bench.
User avatar
Vito Andolini

 
Posts: 1028
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:29 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby LakerFan1235 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:42 pm

No, screw barnes. I am sure that he would play better with nash on the court, but he lost his chance at that when he didn't give us even 60% of what we thought we would get from him the last two years. ESPECIALLY the playoffs, you know, the most important time of the year.
Every time I begin to ask, "Is he really as great as I think he is?" ...He proves that he is.
Every time I begin to wonder...He proves it...That is why I won't lose hope in him.
You know who I am talking about.
User avatar
LakerFan1235

 
Posts: 4698
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 10:02 pm
Location: San Luis Obispo,CA

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby retro_nights on Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:18 pm

well, if we get dwight and are forced to take jason richardson....then a barnes, richardson, nash fastbreak looks like this

---
Team lakers
User avatar
retro_nights

 
Posts: 354
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:50 am
Location: Bay

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:28 pm

retro_nights wrote:well, if we get dwight and are forced to take jason richardson....then a barnes, richardson, nash fastbreak looks like this


Richardson slept with Nash's wife. We can't trade for him.
Image
User avatar
Texas Lakers Fan

 
Posts: 5438
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:26 am

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby retro_nights on Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:32 pm

u sure? thought that was just rumor...since baby wasnt black

http://boston.barstoolsports.com/around ... lack-baby/
---
Team lakers
User avatar
retro_nights

 
Posts: 354
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:50 am
Location: Bay

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Ariza3 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:47 pm

Barnes was playing very well when Sesh came to LA. He was our most consistent player but then he sprained his ankle and his kid hurt his neck and that was when the playoffs started.

Obviously if we can get Grant Hill I'd rather have him and Metta at the SF. Ebanks is a young good talent but he has to get a 3 point shot
Image
User avatar
Ariza3

 
Posts: 4696
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:28 pm

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:51 pm

retro_nights wrote:u sure? thought that was just rumor...since baby wasnt black

http://boston.barstoolsports.com/around ... lack-baby/

There's alot of half black kids that don't look at it. Kid could still easily be Richardson's.
Image
User avatar
Texas Lakers Fan

 
Posts: 5438
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:26 am

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby retro_nights on Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:05 am

Now we're just reaching. Unless there's more proof it's just bad gossip.
---
Team lakers
User avatar
retro_nights

 
Posts: 354
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:50 am
Location: Bay

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Phil XI on Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:47 am

Re Nash's ex:
It was Barbosa not JRich.
Get 17!!
User avatar
Phil XI

 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:23 pm
Location: Thanks Ron for Gm7! You'll always be a Laker Legend!

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:50 am

^ Then why'd they trade J-Rich?
Image
User avatar
Texas Lakers Fan

 
Posts: 5438
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:26 am

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Phil XI on Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:50 am

Helljumper wrote:Let's say Hill decides to retire and Ebanks gets a better offer elsewhere; are you guys saying you'd rather have Eyenga as our back-up 3 instead of taking back Barnes for the minimum?

No. Kobeis the back up three in that scenario. Lakers need a scoring back up 2 and let Kobe play more 3.
Get 17!!
User avatar
Phil XI

 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:23 pm
Location: Thanks Ron for Gm7! You'll always be a Laker Legend!

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Phil XI on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:09 am

KeepBynum wrote:^ Then why'd they trade J-Rich?

Dude you have your timeline backwards.
Barbosa traded in July that year (for Hedo's albatross of a contract). Why? Nash found out his wife was prego in about April/May and found out about the affair in July. Demanded a trade, regardless of the nightmare contract coming back. Suns were willing to eat 50mm on a crappy trade of Leo's pretty decent contract to keep Nash happy.

JRich wasn't traded until later Dec when the Suns realized Hedo sucked and was owed 50mm. In order to dump Hedo, and get a good player back in Gortat, they had to put in a good player in JRich. Orlando wanted to make Dwight happy, for an extension possibility hahaha on them, and got themselves an asset in Jason.

Everyone thought it was JRich because of the timing of the divorce but Barbosa was the culprit of the wife's affair. Nash was cheating too it turned out. JRich came out in 2011 and said he never slept with Nash's wife. Barbosa never denied it.
Get 17!!
User avatar
Phil XI

 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:23 pm
Location: Thanks Ron for Gm7! You'll always be a Laker Legend!

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Congo Cash on Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:03 am

I want Barnes gone... Sure there's the effort, but it is irrelevant because there is no production...
- insert signature here -
User avatar
Congo Cash

 
Posts: 4533
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:58 am
Location: Philippines

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby cthroatgtr on Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:24 pm

The problem with Barnes is he will always be an extremely streaky shooter and there are times he goes ice cold, like this years playoffs. His D has slipped a lot as well which makes him ineffective at times.
cthroatgtr

 
Posts: 2350
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:06 pm
Location: so cal

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby retro_nights on Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:38 pm

Phil XI wrote:
KeepBynum wrote:^ Then why'd they trade J-Rich?

Dude you have your timeline backwards.
Barbosa traded in July that year (for Hedo's albatross of a contract). Why? Nash found out his wife was prego in about April/May and found out about the affair in July. Demanded a trade, regardless of the nightmare contract coming back. Suns were willing to eat 50mm on a crappy trade of Leo's pretty decent contract to keep Nash happy.

JRich wasn't traded until later Dec when the Suns realized Hedo sucked and was owed 50mm. In order to dump Hedo, and get a good player back in Gortat, they had to put in a good player in JRich. Orlando wanted to make Dwight happy, for an extension possibility hahaha on them, and got themselves an asset in Jason.

Everyone thought it was JRich because of the timing of the divorce but Barbosa was the culprit of the wife's affair. Nash was cheating too it turned out. JRich came out in 2011 and said he never slept with Nash's wife. Barbosa never denied it.


Both Rumors are false. Barbosa is not the father. Just more Internet gossip.
---
Team lakers
User avatar
retro_nights

 
Posts: 354
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:50 am
Location: Bay

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Fulzgold on Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:16 pm

I like Barnes on the cheap if someone tells him to stop jacking up 3's and just play D. He's actually a very good rebounder for his size off the bench.
Larry Spriggs --> Mike Smrek --> Mike Penberthy--> DJ Mbenga
User avatar
Fulzgold

 
Posts: 199
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:41 am

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:56 am

Sirron wrote:We saw how he meshed on the open floor with Sessions. Makes me wonder how he'd do with Nash. Surprised we haven't heard much about Barnes yet. Seems like a solid complimentary piece for a contender.


He's a perfect 3 for Nash. A guy who can move without the ball, who can shoot the 3 at times, can run the floor and is one of the most athletic players on this squad. Definitely a better fit than MWP.
User avatar
Lets Go Lakers

 
Posts: 2864
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:25 pm

Re: I'd like to see Matt Barnes play with Nash

Postby khmrP on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:59 am

Bring back Shannon!
User avatar
khmrP

 
Posts: 10448
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 10:45 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Lakers Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 14 guests

cron
Advertise Here | Privacy Policy | ©2008 Sculu Sports. Come Strong.