The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:38 pm

We have a WMC thread for everyone to go complain in and now... we have a thread for us to notice all of the positive things about the team and discuss those!

Tonight: Nash looked fantastic. Gasol looked good. Jordan Hill looked great. Metta World Peace played great and his shot looks great as well.

Surprises: Devin Ebanks looks good and Somogyi (who I have watched a lot) looked okay. Sacre looked pretty bad and Somogyi looked good by comparison.

Chris Douglas-Roberts can flat out score. The guy came in and did his thing at times. I think if he can continue playing like that, he might be able to find a home here. He would be a great stasher in the D-League. I would actually suggest the Lakers might pick him up over Somogyi or Sacre for some added wing depth.

Darius Johnson-Odom is tiny, but he's a hard worker and he's eager to succeed. If the Lakers decide to go with keeping a big man, I don't see them keeping Odom, but he's a good kid and his athleticism and defense looked okay. He played with the garbage men so it was a little hard to get a real feel.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40322
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:41 pm

CDR - yes please. I think he could look nice with Nash, hell he looked good with the poo poo platter he got served with tonight.

Earl Clark - Nice defense, couple of blocks, could he be a Jordan Hill type pick up from last season?

Ebanks/Hill - Both looked like they put in work this offseason. Great sign for our bench.

Nelson - I'm optimistic you will be cut in the near future.
Rule of Thumb at ClubLakers - Never encourage people to check your post history.
User avatar
Doc Brown

 
Posts: 19446
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:11 am
Location: Ohio

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby KBJelleyBean24 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:44 pm

The starters looked GREAT
Pau was playing like Pau
Hill looked really good
All of this w/o Dwight, it's gonna be a good season
I should get an assist for that. It's an intentional pass to oneself, so it's an assist. That way people can't say all I do is shoot.
-Kobe on passing the ball to himself off the backboard.
User avatar
KBJelleyBean24

 
Posts: 786
Joined: Fri May 06, 2011 3:12 pm
Location: Oxnard, CA

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:45 pm

I saw most of second half and liked what I saw from CDR.... we need some of that off the bench.... but I don't know how he would crack the rotation.

It's early, but Morris and Goudelock don't look like they will make it.... neither has improved one iota it seems.
"If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill

“The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded." Dwight Eisenhower

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it" Thomas Sowell
User avatar
Rooscooter

 
Posts: 23072
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:25 pm
Location: Chandler AZ and Andalué

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby therealdeal on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:53 pm

^ Wednesday I'd like to see a lot more DJO/Blake/Duhon and a lot less Morris/Goudelock.

Nash/Blake/Duhon
Bryant/Meeks/Odom
Artest/Ebanks/Roberts
Gasol/Jamison/Clark
Howard/Hill/Sacre or Somogyi

That's what our roster should look like.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40322
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby The Rock on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:05 pm

I liked what Mike Brown did putting Jamison at the 3. Thats a good move. 2nd unit should have Pau at C, Hill at PF, Jamison SF, Meeks SG, crap at PG
Image

Props to sidthekid871
User avatar
The Rock
CL Twitter Team
 
Posts: 19991
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:10 pm
Location: Smackdown Hotel

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby lkrfn85 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:06 pm

The first 8 minutes or so were beautiful to watch. Kobe Pau and Nash look so good together. When Dwight enters the mix instead of Sacre, the league is screwed.
User avatar
lkrfn85

 
Posts: 492
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:57 pm

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:15 pm

Nash has the ball in his hands and run pick n rolls a good deal ... with D12 and Pau , it's going to be unstoppable ...
wcsoldier81

 
Posts: 6420
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:20 am

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby revgen on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:22 pm

Our starting lineup is looking very good, and we don't even have Dwight yet.
"Every time he’s hurt, he always plays, he always comes through."

- Metta World Peace on teammate Kobe Bryant
revgen
HDTV/Multimedia Guru
 
Posts: 21722
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:53 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Weezy on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:24 pm

Steve Nash, he ran the show immediately, the guy is a genius at the PG spot. He made things look so easy and I really don't know how he does it so much better than most others. Going from him to Blake was a more noticeable dropoff than ever. Also, Pau looked great, looked already like he's ready to start the season, scoring easy, grabbing boards, Nash and Dwight are going to do wonders for him I think. Nash, Kobe, and Pau together was beautiful to watch early on, the IQ's are so high there, add Dwight to that and we're going to be beating up on a lot of teams with that starting lineup.

The bench, I thought Hill looked great, Jamison looked good. Lastly, I keep saying this in every other thread, but I just cannot see why we wouldn't take a chance on Chris Douglas-Roberts and sign him. He clearly has NBA talent, he's played in the NBA for a few seasons already, I see more potential in him than Ebanks personally, I think he could even beat him out for the backup 3 if given the chance.
User avatar
Weezy
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 50866
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:14 am
Location: Anaheim, CA

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby rockorego on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:36 pm

lkrfn85 wrote:The first 8 minutes or so were beautiful to watch. Kobe Pau and Nash look so good together. When Dwight enters the mix instead of Sacre, the league is screwed.

sadly those are the exact minutes that i missed :bang: :disagree: :mad1: :man2:
rockorego

 
Posts: 302
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:11 pm
Location: north chicago ,ill

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:41 pm

Didn't see the game, but damn that pass Nash made in between the legs was sweet. It was better than sweet actually it was Nashty. So glad to have that guy on our team. He's gonna make everyone especially Kobe so much better.
Image
User avatar
Texas Lakers Fan

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

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby MambaFromDownUnder on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:53 pm

CDR looked great!
MambaFromDownUnder

 
Posts: 172
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:53 pm

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:13 pm

starters looked awesome, will hopefully be even better with dwight back (no pun)

other encouraging signs from hill, jamison, meeks, ebanks, DJO, CDR, sacre, somogyi, and even clark...meaning we'll get something from someone

steve blake....ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

(in my mind) goodbye morris, goudelock, nelson, duhon, aguilar
the artist formerly known as fklukewalton, fksteveblake, and fkmikebrown
User avatar
lakersyunowin

 
Posts: 10415
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:19 pm

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Ariza3 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:14 pm

saw a few plays of our bench where everyone was too passive and the clock ran down to 1 second before a bad shot was taken. would like more things to be run for jaminson and meeks in the second unit while hill does his thing and blake does his thing too.

i hate the pre season bc its all about trial and error and rotations but i seriously hope mike brown sticks with the rotation we all hope he'll use and not mess things up by puting players out of position. also would like to see DJO i think hed do well. sacre impressed me and could def be the dj mbenga of our roster.

mwp looked as awesome as we all were hoping. 3 steals in such a short period of time. shot very well. looked great. and also he was wide open SO many times at the 3 point line...its gunna be great for him this season.

just hope our bench gets it together bc 35-0 run is ridic. even for a pre season game.
Image
User avatar
Ariza3

 
Posts: 4707
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:28 pm

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby 24K GOLD on Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:25 am

When are we starting the 2012-13 WMC thread?
I'm joining the communist now.. I don't like World peace...

Image
User avatar
24K GOLD

 
Posts: 1524
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:41 am
Location: Camp Nou

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:20 am

rockorego wrote:
lkrfn85 wrote:The first 8 minutes or so were beautiful to watch. Kobe Pau and Nash look so good together. When Dwight enters the mix instead of Sacre, the league is screwed.

sadly those are the exact minutes that i missed :bang: :disagree: :mad1: :man2:


:man10: I love every second Nash played.

24K GOLD wrote:When are we starting the 2012-13 WMC thread?


puffy has a preseason thread going
"Allons-y Lakers!"
User avatar
KareemTheGreat33

 
Posts: 7839
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:52 am
Location: Philippines

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:20 am

24K GOLD wrote:When are we starting the 2012-13 WMC thread?

http://www.clublakers.com/lakers-discussion/wmc-preseason-time-t135944.html
Image
User avatar
Texas Lakers Fan

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

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Tobias Funke on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:47 pm

1. The Lakers exhibited strong chemistry in the first half. Results don't matter in preseason games, so don't suddenly demand that the Lakers should blow up their roster after losing to Golden State without center Andrew Bogut and shooting guard Stephen Curry. But when the Lakers played with their starters in the first half, they showed that their chemistry looks strong. Steve Nash (five points, three assists) looked unbelievable throwing a cross-court, no-look pass to Kobe Bryant, who then connected with Pau Gasol on an alley-oop play. Nash also broke some ankles by shaking Jarrett Jack with a crossover that nearly made him fall before nailing an open three-pointer.

The Lakers also ran the revamped offense that includes elements of the Princeton system with fluidity. Rarely did they ever go into isolation sets. Each player appeared intent on following Nash's lead and finding the open player for a shot. Bryant, who posted 10 points on two-of-seven shooting and three assists, appeared intent on facilitating. The Lakers set strong screens and actually played off them.

They routinely covered for one another on defense. The floor spacing gave plenty of room for Metta World Peace to operate outside and score 10 points on three-of-six shooting. It's fair to say that this reflects how much calmer and easier it's been for the Lakers to absorb Brown's teaching concepts with more time and a solidified roster. As a result, the Lakers look a lot more exciting and fluid on offense than last year.


http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 4673.story
"Come hell or high water we're gonna be there again. Its just something about the Lakers organization. Mitch is really, really good at it, he's really really good man...."

- 24
User avatar
Tobias Funke

 
Posts: 5696
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:13 am

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:58 pm

For the time the starters spent together, they looked good. Once Dwight gets into the fray, it's going to be unreal
dwighthowardsdad

 
Posts: 1695
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:31 am

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby raviator on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:41 pm

Seeing Nash run the pick-n-roll with us instead of against us was beautiful to watch. But man, Sacre was looking good getting those passes from Nash. I can't wait until Howard is on the receiving end of those passes.
User avatar
raviator

 
Posts: 514
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:00 am
Location: East Coast

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby dj vitus on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:47 pm

Well hopefully we'll know who to cut by the next game. No sense suiting up 19 guys anymore. We need our 9th-13th men getting burn in the pre-season, not people who we won't ever see again.
"Why are they blocking out all the good stuff? They let Sarah Jessica Parker's face on TV and she looks like a foot!!"
User avatar
dj vitus

 
Posts: 9480
Joined: Sun May 02, 2004 6:59 pm
Location: Walnut, CA by way of Laaaas Vegas!

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:49 pm

Just seeing Nash with the ball, in a Lakers uni was a pinch-myself-moment
.
Jerry Buss wrote:One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics …..you just got it into your soul that you couldn't stand the Celtics anymore
User avatar
pound4pound1

 
Posts: 6345
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:47 am
Location: 818 LAKER NATION

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby lakerfan2 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:57 pm

Was it me, or did Nash still seemed to be playing at a 50% rate, but still looked awesome.

Man oh man, you in trouboooooo.
#OURHOUSE
User avatar
lakerfan2

 
Posts: 9914
Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:23 pm

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby davriver290 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:23 pm

lakerfan2 wrote:Was it me, or did Nash still seemed to be playing at a 50% rate, but still looked awesome.

Man oh man, you in trouboooooo.



He wasn't even trying out there.
Sessions, Kobe, Metta, Gasol, Bynum
User avatar
davriver290

 
Posts: 5711
Joined: Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:14 pm

Next

Return to Lakers Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests

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