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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby Weezy on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:15 pm

That was fun. I know it's all or nothing with him as is said around here, but when he's hot he is fun to watch. And as an experiment signing at what he's paid I can rarely complain.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby wcsoldier81 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:16 pm

This guy is hilarious .... He lives in a complete different world than the others 9 players on the floor
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby Weezy on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:20 pm

wcsoldier81 wrote:This guy is hilarious .... He lives in a complete different world than the others 9 players on the floor


I've said since preseason he's like the Ron Artest of offense, you take the strangeness because of what else he brings.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:38 pm

Weezy wrote:
wcsoldier81 wrote:This guy is hilarious .... He lives in a complete different world than the others 9 players on the floor


I've said since preseason he's like the Ron Artest of offense, you take the strangeness because of what else he brings.

That's a great comparison. :man10:

And he was pretty fired up today defensively too. I wonder if a Warrior said something to him.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby StudentOfTheGame on Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:22 am

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I love me some Nick Young. He's the ultimate hotdog, but for some reason it's almost endearing with Nick. I just want to see him get the ball and start dancing. Crossing up guys, throwing unnecessary spin moves, off balanced step backs. It's fun. Hope he's around a while.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby gcclaker on Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:25 am

StudentOfTheGame wrote:Image
I love me some Nick Young. He's the ultimate hotdog, but for some reason it's almost endearing with Nick. I just want to see him get the ball and start dancing. Crossing up guys, throwing unnecessary spin moves, off balanced step backs. It's fun. Hope he's around a while.

Young channeling his inner Earl Monroe... :man1:
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby Magic Skywalker on Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:28 am

That Nick Young three pointer really reminded me of this three pointer by Mr.Bryant (of course, Swaggy's was more simple, and not as clutch as Kobe's)

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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby escobar8 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:53 am

that spin turn around 3 was realy sweet...i hope we will be able to resign him at reasonable price couse he is kind of player that we desperatly needed last few years...
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:26 am

Nick wants to be on Dancing with the stars apparently. :man10:
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:40 am

Best move my MDA, IMO; moving Nick Young to the bench...
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby CarFlagChris on Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:23 pm

Nick Young may be the 2nd Kobe Bryant (as far as offense is concerned).
The Lakers may have found the new face of the franchise.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby LakersN4 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:12 pm

CarFlagChris wrote:Nick Young may be the 2nd Kobe Bryant (as far as offense is concerned).
The Lakers may have found the new face of the franchise.

More like found our Jamal Crawford/JR Smith to create instant offense off the bench.. Nonetheless, what a steal we got.. We should have no problems keeping Kobe fresh for the playoffs with Swaggy-P around.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby MISSINGNO on Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:24 pm

CarFlagChris wrote:Nick Young may be the 2nd Kobe Bryant (as far as offense is concerned).
The Lakers may have found the new face of the franchise.


lol you're nuts
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:20 pm

CarFlagChris wrote:Nick Young may be the 2nd Kobe Bryant (as far as offense is concerned).
The Lakers may have found the new face of the franchise.

he had a great game. but this is a bit of a hyperbole.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby CarFlagChris on Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:37 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:
CarFlagChris wrote:Nick Young may be the 2nd Kobe Bryant (as far as offense is concerned).
The Lakers may have found the new face of the franchise.

he had a great game. but this is a bit of a hyperbole.


True, 13 games does not equal 5 Championships, but when Kobe started his career with the Lakers, he came off the bench as a scorer.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:44 pm

Nick isn't two things.

1.) Kobe

2.) A rookie
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby TheOp on Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:54 pm

Im starting to really like this guy. I think he could play well off Kobe, he spreads the floor very nicely. 17 on 49 % over the last 5 games, thats pretty impressive. Seems like the 6th man we have needed for years.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby karacha on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Doc Brown wrote:Nick isn't two things.

1.) Kobe

2.) A rookie


He's like an 18-year old, poor man's Kobe. Minus the defense... sort of. :man10:

Which is perfect for a bench player actually. He can play and exactly what we need him to do. I still maintain that this guy is very underpaid for what he does.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby SpencerHarrison on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:50 pm

People forget how utterly awful our bench was last season. There was not one player who could get their own shot. Nick Young is HUUUUUUUGE. He's a bailout, late shot clock option. He seems to shoot better with contact, and will pull the trigger from anywhere. Make or miss, it will go up. That one player alone gives LA some balance.

Young was a really fabulous pick up by Mitch. Along with Kaman, you now have a poor mans Kobe and Pau signed on the cheap for 1 year. Well played.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby LakersN4 on Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:13 pm

SpencerHarrison wrote:People forget how utterly awful our bench was last season. There was not one player who could get their own shot. Nick Young is HUUUUUUUGE. He's a bailout, late shot clock option. He seems to shoot better with contact, and will pull the trigger from anywhere. Make or miss, it will go up. That one player alone gives LA some balance.

Young was a really fabulous pick up by Mitch. Along with Kaman, you now have a poor mans Kobe and Pau signed on the cheap for 1 year. Well played.

We've really improved from last season when we attempted to have Artest in that role chucking the 2nd most FGA on the team. Young has off games too where nothing is falling but when he's hot he's much more of a threat to light you up for 20+ than Artest was.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:01 pm

When coming off the pine, Nick Young is averaging 17.1 points per game, which ranks third behind only SAC’s Isaiah Thomas (18.4 ppg) and NOP’s Ryan Anderson (19.3 in two games). As a reserve, Young is shooting 52.3%, compared with 33.3% as a reserve, and is hitting 40.0% from three compared with 23.5% as a starter:

STARTS (6): 21.5 mpg, 9.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.7 spg, 33.3% FG’s, 23.5% 3’s
BENCH (7): 26.9 mpg, 17.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 spg, 52.3% FG’s, 40.0% 3’s

Perhaps related: Young’s taking better shots, closer to the hoop, taking 6 percent more shots in the paint in his last five games. He also said he heard Rihanna shout “Swaggy P” during Friday’s win over GSW, which is nice.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby Juronimo on Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:44 pm

He's playing the jamal crawford role for us which is what I hoped for when he was signed. Hopefully he keeps it up.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:36 pm

Juronimo wrote:He's playing the jamal crawford role for us which is what I hoped for when he was signed. Hopefully he keeps it up.


Yes, I was hoping for that, too. And yes, as we've discussed here before, we aren't saying he's as good as Crawford. Just that he is a good player for that role of scorer off the bench.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:04 pm

^ Agreed.

And given our team's great chemistry he's played a more "in tune" game with the rest of the team. He's been a good safety valve without being a black hole.
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Re: Nick Young Discussion

Postby kblo247 on Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:20 pm

Someone has to gif that last Oreb. He dribbled circles around them, passer, and then danced :jam2:
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