Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Armani on Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:50 pm

He'll be out of the league in a couple years. The work ethic/focus is severely lacking to go along with his talent. So no... rather not have him.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Lakerjones on Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:01 pm

Pretty talented offensive player. For vets min I would definitely take him. Give him a chance to turn it around with a group of vets here. That's if HE"S willing and wanting to though. If he doesn't care and doesn't want to be here of course it's a no go. If he shows signs that he wants to turn it around I'd welcome him. Really depends on him and his motivation.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Frank Dux on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:23 am

Never thought I'd see the day when Laker fans are ecstatic about signing Beasley, Johnson, and Young in the same offseason.

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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Herm24 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:20 am

We do have the best Kush out here .. Makes sense
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby KaliCin on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:52 am

Frank Dux wrote:Never thought I'd see the day when Laker fans are ecstatic about signing Beasley, Johnson, and Young in the same offseason.

Bad times in Lakerland.


I really wish ppl would stop saying stuff like this. signing Beasley, Johnson, and Young in the same offseason. with absolutely no money to spend is a good hall What do you expect with no money to offer and only a 1 year deal they get lebron or they get durant u have to be realistic they have done a really good job considering if u told me going into this offseason they would come away with those players with what we have to offer i would have said you was crazy #berealistic
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:11 am

KaliCin wrote:
Frank Dux wrote:Never thought I'd see the day when Laker fans are ecstatic about signing Beasley, Johnson, and Young in the same offseason.

Bad times in Lakerland.


I really wish ppl would stop saying stuff like this. signing Beasley, Johnson, and Young in the same offseason. with absolutely no money to spend is a good hall What do you expect with no money to offer and only a 1 year deal they get lebron or they get durant u have to be realistic they have done a really good job considering if u told me going into this offseason they would come away with those players with what we have to offer i would have said you was crazy #berealistic


I wish people would quite saying stuff like your comment actually..... getting young, Johnson and maybe Beasley should be viewed by the merits of the players abilities not the circumstances in which they were acquired.

They are deeply flawed players that are available to us and we signed them. To be "surprised" that we ended up with players no one else wanted is curious.... as you noted they were signed for the vet minimum and all 30 teams have that to offer and yet 29 passed on all of them.

To spin it as a great offseason is purple haze stuff. They will contribute this year but they are not players that will ever be even a little part of a championship team..... which is what the Lakers are about.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:58 am

IMO, there's no reason not to if he's available for cheap. He has talent, and off the bench he could be a very valuable scorer. Having a guy that can go off for 20 on any given night is a great thing to have. Character issues can always be fixed.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:58 am

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:IMO, there's no reason not to if he's available for cheap. He has talent, and off the bench he could be a very valuable scorer. Having a guy that can go off for 20 on any given night is a great thing to have. Character issues can always be fixed.


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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:01 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:IMO, there's no reason not to if he's available for cheap. He has talent, and off the bench he could be a very valuable scorer. Having a guy that can go off for 20 on any given night is a great thing to have. Character issues can always be fixed.


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I didn't say they always get fixed, I just said that they can be fixed.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:14 pm

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:IMO, there's no reason not to if he's available for cheap. He has talent, and off the bench he could be a very valuable scorer. Having a guy that can go off for 20 on any given night is a great thing to have. Character issues can always be fixed.


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I didn't say they always get fixed, I just said that they can be fixed.


I understand what you're saying but I'm not so sure I'd go that far with it. Beasley has a ton of talent but absolutely no motivation to be on the basketball court other than to fund his off the court activities. That is his problem. He's young and was just given the best chance of his career in Phx and essentially blew it big time.

I'm not sure he's fixable anymore.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:10 pm

Rooscooter wrote:I understand what you're saying but I'm not so sure I'd go that far with it. Beasley has a ton of talent but absolutely no motivation to be on the basketball court other than to fund his off the court activities. That is his problem. He's young and was just given the best chance of his career in Phx and essentially blew it big time.

I'm not sure he's fixable anymore.


Oh, he could very well be out of the league in a couple of years, but I still think for a team mired in mediocrity like ours currently is there is no reason to be scared to take small risks. Low risk, high reward. Most likely our team is going to be gutted after this season anyways. We might as well add a young, talented kid and see if tradition and Kobe can talk some sense into him.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:20 pm

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:I understand what you're saying but I'm not so sure I'd go that far with it. Beasley has a ton of talent but absolutely no motivation to be on the basketball court other than to fund his off the court activities. That is his problem. He's young and was just given the best chance of his career in Phx and essentially blew it big time.

I'm not sure he's fixable anymore.


Oh, he could very well be out of the league in a couple of years, but I still think for a team mired in mediocrity like ours currently is there is no reason to be scared to take small risks. Low risk, high reward. Most likely our team is going to be gutted after this season anyways. We might as well add a young, talented kid and see if tradition and Kobe can talk some sense into him.


I somewhat agree here. I've always been intrigued by his abilities at his size but other than a 9 month stretch in Miami he's never put it together again.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby lakersin4 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:37 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:IMO, there's no reason not to if he's available for cheap. He has talent, and off the bench he could be a very valuable scorer. Having a guy that can go off for 20 on any given night is a great thing to have. Character issues can always be fixed.


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I didn't say they always get fixed, I just said that they can be fixed.


I understand what you're saying but I'm not so sure I'd go that far with it. Beasley has a ton of talent but absolutely no motivation to be on the basketball court other than to fund his off the court activities. That is his problem. He's young and was just given the best chance of his career in Phx and essentially blew it big time.

I'm not sure he's fixable anymore.

Never underestimate Kobe.. I think he loves the game enough for it to rub off on anyone.. Obviously it doesn't with everyone he plays with but I don't think it's too late for Beas to turn it around if he finds the right mentors. I've heard tons of stories about Kobe burning it down in hotel rooms in the Kobe/Shaq era.. Maybe him & Beas will get baked & build a bond that way.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby jlkr on Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:54 pm

lakersin4 wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:IMO, there's no reason not to if he's available for cheap. He has talent, and off the bench he could be a very valuable scorer. Having a guy that can go off for 20 on any given night is a great thing to have. Character issues can always be fixed.


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I didn't say they always get fixed, I just said that they can be fixed.


I understand what you're saying but I'm not so sure I'd go that far with it. Beasley has a ton of talent but absolutely no motivation to be on the basketball court other than to fund his off the court activities. That is his problem. He's young and was just given the best chance of his career in Phx and essentially blew it big time.

I'm not sure he's fixable anymore.

Never underestimate Kobe.. I think he loves the game enough for it to rub off on anyone.. Obviously it doesn't with everyone he plays with but I don't think it's too late for Beas to turn it around if he finds the right mentors. I've heard tons of stories about Kobe burning it down in hotel rooms in the Kobe/Shaq era.. Maybe him & Beas will get baked & build a bond that way.

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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby lakersin4 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:38 pm

jlkr wrote:Smush Parker. That's all I got to say about that.
lakersin4 wrote:Never underestimate Kobe.. I think he loves the game enough for it to rub off on anyone.. Obviously it doesn't with everyone he plays with but I don't think it's too late for Beas to turn it around if he finds the right mentors. I've heard tons of stories about Kobe burning it down in hotel rooms in the Kobe/Shaq era.. Maybe him & Beas will get baked & build a bond that way.

Check the bolded :man12: Smush was the first guy I thought of when I typed that.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:04 pm

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:I understand what you're saying but I'm not so sure I'd go that far with it. Beasley has a ton of talent but absolutely no motivation to be on the basketball court other than to fund his off the court activities. That is his problem. He's young and was just given the best chance of his career in Phx and essentially blew it big time.

I'm not sure he's fixable anymore.


Oh, he could very well be out of the league in a couple of years, but I still think for a team mired in mediocrity like ours currently is there is no reason to be scared to take small risks. Low risk, high reward. Most likely our team is going to be gutted after this season anyways. We might as well add a young, talented kid and see if tradition and Kobe can talk some sense into him.


This is exactly along the lines I was thinking as well. Basically, if he wants to come here I'd like to see it happen. I don't think we should be turning away talent at this point in time especially if it's coming at the minimum. He's a guy I'd take a flyer on at that price. A scoring, starting caliber SF? That's kind of what we want right now. Sure we could do without the drug issues, but at vets minimum, I'd still take a chance.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby trodgers on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:28 am

Rider was such an enigma. Even with his head screwed on wrong, he could drop 20-30 points regularly. I guess Beasley's similar, but he's not as talented as Rider was.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby khmrP on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:02 am

dude takes 10shots to score 10ppg....yea we really need a SCORER like that :man10: not to mention his awesome 40% fg shooting and 31% from 3's. IF thats whats get's labeled a "scorer" then we already have 2 of them in Johnson and Young :man10:
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Psychobroker on Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:20 am

Rooscooter wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:IMO, there's no reason not to if he's available for cheap. He has talent, and off the bench he could be a very valuable scorer. Having a guy that can go off for 20 on any given night is a great thing to have. Character issues can always be fixed.


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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:04 pm

Psychobroker wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:IMO, there's no reason not to if he's available for cheap. He has talent, and off the bench he could be a very valuable scorer. Having a guy that can go off for 20 on any given night is a great thing to have. Character issues can always be fixed.


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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:17 pm

khmrP wrote:dude takes 10shots to score 10ppg....yea we really need a SCORER like that :man10: not to mention his awesome 40% fg shooting and 31% from 3's. IF thats whats get's labeled a "scorer" then we already have 2 of them in Johnson and Young :man10:


It's all hype man. The only reason people are slobbering over this guy is due to the name on the back of the shirt, and the fact that he's a former number 2 pick. Besides that, he's hot garbage. He's not an elite athlete, doesn't have a true position, can't guard either forward spot, doesn't score efficiently at all, and is turnover prone. Sure his jumper looks sweet, and he looks like a poor man's Melo out there, but so inconsistant, and he's such an idiot that I don't want him anywhere near this franchise.

I would rather sign a hungry, high character guy than Beasley.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Alleyhoops on Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:38 pm

Y'know, I agree with the low risk, high reward aspect of signing Beasley. That being said, I get the feeling that is not the kind of energy they are adding to this squad for this season. With the signing of Sacre, Young, Farmar, even Harris, one gets the notion they are building a team where desire and enthusiasm are predominant characteristics of the personnel. While I'd be interested in seeing Michael on the floor in purple and gold, it just doesn't seem to be part of this coming season's plan and personnel profile.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby TIME on Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:02 pm

Frank Dux wrote:
khmrP wrote:dude takes 10shots to score 10ppg....yea we really need a SCORER like that :man10: not to mention his awesome 40% fg shooting and 31% from 3's. IF thats whats get's labeled a "scorer" then we already have 2 of them in Johnson and Young :man10:


It's all hype man. The only reason people are slobbering over this guy is due to the name on the back of the shirt, and the fact that he's a former number 2 pick. Besides that, he's hot garbage. He's not an elite athlete, doesn't have a true position, can't guard either forward spot, doesn't score efficiently at all, and is turnover prone. Sure his jumper looks sweet, and he looks like a poor man's Melo out there, but so inconsistant, and he's such an idiot that I don't want him anywhere near this franchise.

I would rather sign a hungry, high character guy than Beasley.


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