my new favorite Laker

my new favorite Laker

Postby hollywood swinger on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:20 am

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why?

because he plays hard every time he is on the floor.
he knows his role.
he looks like he wants to get better everyday.
his team energy is great, always positive on the bench supporting teammates.
has that young energy that is infectious.
not afraid of the moment.
looks like he just wants to win and do whats best for squad.
even if his shot isn't falling he brings it.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby trodgers on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:34 am

Well, actually, he doesn't know his strengths at all and he plays like a young, inexperienced player.

That aside, he does play harder than just about anyone else, and he's the best floor spreader we've got.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby LAKEROC on Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:05 am

I love Jody Meeks' energy as well.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby Maluco Beleza on Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:19 am

yup he always plays hard and smart. love him

i love his energy too. all of the players should learn from him maybe even kobe
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby TrillyandTruly on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:20 am

Maluco Beleza wrote:yup he always plays hard and smart. love him

i love his energy too. all of the players should learn from him maybe even kobe


YES! He does play actually smart. And what I mean by that is that he doesn't try to do anything fancy. He knows what he can and what he can't do. And he can do, he does best. He's a great catch and shoot type of player, with some athleticism on his side too. Reminds me of a young Ray Allen sometimes. :jam2:
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby JGC on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:35 am

A young Ray Allen? Uh oh ... here we go.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby Magic Skywalker on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:38 am

JGC wrote:A young Ray Allen? Uh oh ... here we go.


Just like Von Wafer :man13:
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby gcclaker on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:19 am

JGC wrote:A young Ray Allen? Uh oh ... here we go.

Now JGC he did say "sometimes"... :man12:
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:28 am

trodgers wrote:Well, actually, he doesn't know his strengths at all and he plays like a young, inexperienced player.


Sounds like an extreme comment , don't you think ?

There have been moments in some games where he dribbled too much in traffic and turned the ball over but he plays the right way most of the time .

Putting the ball on the floor is the right thing to do when the opposite D is closing out on you ... he just needs to improve his handles... his lack of athleticism makes him missed shots at the rim too
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:32 am

as long as he doesn't dribble...mine too
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby Lakerjones on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:34 am

I like the kid a lot! So glad he has a role on the team now. I hated when Brown was burying him on the bench. Great to see him out there doing his thing. Love his effort just as Hollywood Swinger said. He's developing a nice chemistry with Kobe, too.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby basketboy on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:47 am

cant wait for this thread to be bumped the next game he goes 1/7 from three
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby Forward Three on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:16 am

He's a good complementary player who we would be singing endless praises for if the Lakers were above .500 and playing like a team that is capable of winning a Championship. He's the type of piece that great teams love to have, but without the rest of the team playing at a competent level, it's like having a bowl of gravy with no dinner.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby trodgers on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:30 am

wcsoldier81 wrote:
trodgers wrote:Well, actually, he doesn't know his strengths at all and he plays like a young, inexperienced player.


Sounds like an extreme comment , don't you think ?

He knows his strengths sometimes. So, I'll admit that I overreached. But you can't deny that he plays like a young, inexperienced player.

There have been moments in some games where he dribbled too much in traffic and turned the ball over but he plays the right way most of the time .

Putting the ball on the floor is the right thing to do when the opposite D is closing out on you ... he just needs to improve his handles... his lack of athleticism makes him missed shots at the rim too

Putting the ball on the floor CAN be the right thing to do, and it's perhaps what's taught in basketball, but if you can't complete the basketball play, you must adapt. Not knowing that is, as I mentioned, a sign of being young and inexperienced.

I completely agree that he should improve his handles and work on his athleticism (if he can), but given that he doesn't now have those skills, he should recognize his weaknesses and adapt.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:56 am

He's perfect in the MDA system, we just need a PG (that one guy Nash) to get him the ball in his sweet spots.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby kenzo on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:03 pm

Magic Skywalker wrote:
JGC wrote:A young Ray Allen? Uh oh ... here we go.


Just like Von Wafer :man13:

Nah... Wafer was more athletic :man9:
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby therealdeal on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:25 pm

Meeks as a young Ray Allen? Eh...

The comparison isn't ludicrous, just kind of silly. Meeks actually learned from Ray and Michael Redd and uses their shooting routine to train. Something like 500 threes a day or something like that.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:33 pm

Meeks and Hill are my two favorite Lakers to watch this year. Mainly because they don't take plays off and are always hustling......

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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby therealdeal on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:36 pm

Doc Brown wrote: I wish could rub off on players that shall not be named.....
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby Juronimo on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:42 pm

therealdeal wrote:Meeks as a young Ray Allen? Eh...

The comparison isn't ludicrous, just kind of silly. Meeks actually learned from Ray and Michael Redd and uses their shooting routine to train. Something like 500 threes a day or something like that.


Meeks' role on this team is more similar to Sasha in the '07-'08 season more than anything, as far as what he can do on the floor.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby thkthebest on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:48 pm

Meeks has definitely been one of the very few positives in a very disappointing season.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby hollywood swinger on Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:03 pm

basketboy wrote:cant wait for this thread to be bumped the next game he goes 1/7 from three



thats what i mean its not about him just making shots. he is playing hard and contributing whether they go down or not if he is having a tough shooting night. his hustle and energy is becoming infectious on morris, sacre & ebanks also. the nights he does have his shot going and the stars are playing solid we will be virtually unbeatable.
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby LakerFanIam on Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:06 pm

Forward Three wrote:He's a good complementary player who we would be singing endless praises for if the Lakers were above .500 and playing like a team that is capable of winning a Championship. He's the type of piece that great teams love to have, but without the rest of the team playing at a competent level, it's like having a bowl of gravy with no dinner.



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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby lakersyunowin on Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:07 pm

he's also proving to be a better thief than i thought on D. quick hands
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Re: my new favorite Laker

Postby hollywood swinger on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:21 am

kid is a warrior
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