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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:53 pm

clutch play, arguably won the game for us.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:13 am

He's been one of my guys for years. I like him a lot. He's got to develop a consistent jump shot though.

His follow through isn't all that hard to get to which leads to rushed shots. He to learn to find better shots so he's not rushing 3 pointers.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby gcclaker on Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:28 am

lakersyunowin wrote:clutch play, arguably won the game for us.

That steal was huge.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby Pig Miller on Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:58 am

therealdeal wrote:He's been one of my guys for years. I like him a lot. He's got to develop a consistent jump shot though.

His follow through isn't all that hard to get to which leads to rushed shots. He to learn to find better shots so he's not rushing 3 pointers.


i think he can be a decent shooter, just needs to put up 1000 shots a day. he provides enough defensively with the ground he covers, and will be a keeper if he can hit the 3 from a few select spots.

he doesn't have great offensive instinct but he's earning his keep on defense
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:21 am

Pig Miller wrote:
therealdeal wrote:He's been one of my guys for years. I like him a lot. He's got to develop a consistent jump shot though.

His follow through isn't all that hard to get to which leads to rushed shots. He to learn to find better shots so he's not rushing 3 pointers.


i think he can be a decent shooter, just needs to put up 1000 shots a day. he provides enough defensively with the ground he covers, and will be a keeper if he can hit the 3 from a few select spots.

he doesn't have great offensive instinct but he's earning his keep on defense

Oh trust me I want him here for a long time, I just see a ton of room for improvement.

He just needs to work on his shot, his mechanics, his decision making. You're right he doesn't have a ton of instincts offensively, but you can drill yourself to just learn a few things and do those well.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby borri on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:26 am

Pig Miller wrote:
therealdeal wrote:He's been one of my guys for years. I like him a lot. He's got to develop a consistent jump shot though.

His follow through isn't all that hard to get to which leads to rushed shots. He to learn to find better shots so he's not rushing 3 pointers.


i think he can be a decent shooter, just needs to put up 1000 shots a day. he provides enough defensively with the ground he covers, and will be a keeper if he can hit the 3 from a few select spots.

he doesn't have great offensive instinct but he's earning his keep on defense


Of course he can. See....Jason Kidd, Trevor Ariza. Even John Wall who couldn't shoot, is now starting to hit those 15-17 footers.

Like I said a page ago, this kid has become our best reclamation project.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby Pig Miller on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:46 am

borri wrote:
Pig Miller wrote:
therealdeal wrote:He's been one of my guys for years. I like him a lot. He's got to develop a consistent jump shot though.

His follow through isn't all that hard to get to which leads to rushed shots. He to learn to find better shots so he's not rushing 3 pointers.


i think he can be a decent shooter, just needs to put up 1000 shots a day. he provides enough defensively with the ground he covers, and will be a keeper if he can hit the 3 from a few select spots.

he doesn't have great offensive instinct but he's earning his keep on defense


Of course he can. See....Jason Kidd, Trevor Ariza. Even John Wall who couldn't shoot, is now starting to hit those 15-17 footers.

Like I said a page ago, this kid has become our best reclamation project.


there are alot of guys that came in the league and couldn't shoot and never developed it. most guys don't do a very good job of developing their shot and are now out of the league, or are d-leaguers and don't shoot well enough to be in the nba.

what he needs to do is play a ton of 3 on 3 in the offseason and develop confidence in his offensive game.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby borri on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:54 am

^^^

Of course. No one is saying he will definitely do it. But the point is he CAN. Others have.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby Damian Necronamous on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:09 pm

Wes Johnson might be a keeper.

So far this year, I'd say Farmar, Young, Johnson and Hill should be kept for next season. Pau too, as long as it's for $10M/yr or less. I'd also say keep Xavier Henry - he probably has the most potential of all of them and is only 22 years old.

Blake and Meeks have greatly exceeded my expectations and are playing very well. However, in order to win the title, we just need more talent and we need to upgrade the starting PG and SG/SF spots in our starting lineup. We should be looking at guys like Greivis Vasquez, Evan Turner, Luol Deng, Rudy Gay.

Shawne Williams and Chris Kaman will not be back next year - neither brings a whole lot to the table. Kaman is effective in short bursts, but he doesn't fit the style of play that fits our team best. We should spend our first round pick on a 4/5 that can run the court. Montrezl Harrell, Noah Vonleh, Aaron Gordon, Adreian Payne and James McAdoo come to mind.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:08 pm

great game for wes, he's really starting to round into form as a solid role player
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:05 pm

Jeez Louise…..tough crowd here. :what: How about some real love for Wes tonight? 9-11, 6-7 3pt, 3-4 FT, 27 points in 33 minutes, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocked shots and only 2 fouls. :jam2: :bow:
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby Delicious on Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:53 pm

He played a clutch and confident game tonight. He really looked like a lottery pick tonight, what can I say? I'm grateful for what he brings to the team with his length and athleticism but when he shoots lights out like this it gives us a complete different edge. I think he is a beast in the making
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby wcsoldier81 on Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:57 pm

Whoever teached Wes the game of B-Ball just didn't teach him the fundamentals the right way , simple as that ...

He's having some nice games lately and was on fire tonight .... hit key baskets
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby hollywood swinger on Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:11 am

LTLakerFan wrote:Jeez Louise…..tough crowd here. :what: How about some real love for Wes tonight? 9-11, 6-7 3pt, 3-4 FT, 27 points in 33 minutes, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocked shots and only 2 fouls. :jam2: :bow:


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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby LakersN4 on Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:23 am

Amazing game tonight.. Love the fact that we have multiple players that can step up & carry the load when they get it going.. This team is so much more fun to watch than last years thanks to guys like Wes.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby Lakerjones on Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:45 am

Wes played a great game tonight. Nice shooting! :jam2:
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:51 am

Couldn't play much better offensively than he did tonight.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:54 am

Keep up the great work Wes. Awesome game tonight for sure
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:14 am

He won't shoot like that every night, but the kid has a future as a defender.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby borri on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:24 am

If only Thibadeau was our coach....Wes would become one heck of a defender. Starting material type of specialized player.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:48 am

Pau needs to take notes on this kid. I don't know how many times this year he's challenged an opposing big at the rim and either blocked the shot or disrupted it.

Two plays that summed that up for me was last night.....

It was either Drummond or Monroe......

Johnson - Didn't back down and blocked them straight up and prevented them from getting an easy layup.

Pau - Took a bump and just gave up and backed away and gave them an easy layup.

Kind of sad and pathetic when the toothpick thin SF is willing to protect the rim better than the 7 foot 250 pound guy with a large wingspan.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:53 am

^ :man10: That's so true...it made me laugh the way you put it; it's quite sad, though. We know that's been happening for years...to compound matters, we can't even throw it into him on the block anymore in crunch time. He's useless down there against a decent position defender.

On topic, Wesley was the best player last night on either team...two possessions, I believe he guarded Stuckey and forced him into very difficult shots...he's starting to really find his niche...
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:10 am

Doc Brown wrote:Kind of sad and pathetic when the toothpick thin SF is willing to protect the rim better than the 7 foot 250 pound guy with a large wingspan.


I don't know about that as far as his frame. Was looking at him last night and he looks to me like he has been pretty diligent in the weight room. Not a bulky guy for sure but his arms and shoulders look like he's pretty strong for his frame.
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:06 pm

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Doc Brown wrote:Kind of sad and pathetic when the toothpick thin SF is willing to protect the rim better than the 7 foot 250 pound guy with a large wingspan.


I don't know about that as far as his frame. Was looking at him last night and he looks to me like he has been pretty diligent in the weight room. Not a bulky guy for sure but his arms and shoulders look like he's pretty strong for his frame.

yea that dude is cut for sure. just a naturally thin frame
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Re: Wesley Johnson Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:00 pm

WJ is playing his butt off. Nice game youngster
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