Bobby Jones and his workout with the Lakers

Bobby Jones and his workout with the Lakers

Postby JSM on Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:33 pm

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Jones has already auditioned for the Warriors, Kings, Lakers, Jazz and Cavs.

"In the right situation, he can help a team because he can do the intangible things to help teams win games," said Lakers assistant GM Ronnie Lester, who saw Jones' workout with the Lakers. "If he's going to make the league, he's got to be a guy that can defend somebody, and I think he can do that. He can knock down an open shot. He doesn't have the most classic stroke, but he's shown he can shoot the ball with range."

That this tryout process is a one-time experience is not lost on Jones. The Long Beach, Calif., native was mesmerized by working out at Staples Center, walking through the Lakers locker room and meeting Kobe Bryant.

When his parents picked him up from the audition, Jones was glowing, vowing to hold onto his Lakers workout gear.
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Postby MarkMadsen on Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:23 pm

NBADraft compares him to Bruce Bowen. Would be a solid second round pickup if he falls to us.
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Postby LUUUKE on Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:55 pm

a guys we might actually pick up
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Postby Crispy on Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:05 pm

i thought this guy dropped out of the draft
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Postby KB24 on Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:55 pm

well I wouldn´t mind to get him with the second rounder, of course Lakers won´t say he is GREAT because otherwise he might be gone. They maybe want him to drop to the 51st pick. He is a very good defender which we could use.
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Postby banks38 on Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:56 pm

I would love to have Bobby Jones on this team, great defensive player off the bench. I would think he would compare favorably to Quinten Ross. Defense off the bench is always a good thing, he would also help out immediatley.
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Postby Flatlyner on Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:28 am

Yeah, I love Bobby Jones on the Lakers. We really do need that defensive stopper on the bench.
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Postby bb7793 on Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:43 am

I think he may be gone by our 2nd round pick
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Postby Da Veinticuatro on Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:47 am

Id definitely love to get him for all the reasons you guys have said. Interesting, if LA makes the deal with Portland for Miles and the 30th pick, maybe they could package the 30 and 51 to move up in the Early 2nd and take him.
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Postby Still A Dynasty on Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:29 am

Da Veinticuatro wrote:Id definitely love to get him for all the reasons you guys have said. Interesting, if LA makes the deal with Portland for Miles and the 30th pick, maybe they could package the 30 and 51 to move up in the Early 2nd and take him.
why would they do that caron...they could just take him at 30 why lose both picks?
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Postby JSM on Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:35 am

^ because that's too early to pick him. He's a mid-late 2nd round pick. Not an early 2nd rounder.
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Postby Still A Dynasty on Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:45 am

JSM wrote:^ because that's too early to pick him. He's a mid-late 2nd round pick. Not an early 2nd rounder.


i see...just looked him up on DX

looks like he could definately be there at 51. If so, I see us talking him no doubt. He could be a Ginobli type player who falls to the late second but has a solid NBA future. He seems like a great player to add to the SF/SG rotation. hope we can get him.
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Postby rydjorker121 on Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:46 am

Based on the last comment, he seems interested in being a Laker. I currently have him slotted as a late 2nd rounder, and with our 51st pick I can see us drafting him. He's improved his stock through workouts and he can definitely make a living as a defensive stopper, which we may need on this team. His jumpshot, ballhandling and overall offensive game still need work, but those are definitely improvable.
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Postby A Rush on Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:04 pm

JSM wrote:^ because that's too early to pick him. He's a mid-late 2nd round pick. Not an early 2nd rounder.


I don't really care. He is everything I look for in a great role player. No tweener, perfect height for the swingman position and plays his role extremely well. No jack of all trades master of none. Jack of one trade, master of that one trade. And if that one trade is defensive stopper, sign me up. With the right coaching, his shooting mechanics and offense can be improved on quite easily. We have that coaching staff and Jones seems to have the attitude to keep improving.

He's got the right tools, the right attitude, the right physique. I'll gladly pass on the rest of the raw, brimming-with-potential youngsters/tweeners in the 2nd round and go for the blue-collar, non-flashy defensive stopper who can only play one role and one position but plays those exceptionally well.

But then, I'm biased. He is absolutely everything I want in a role player and I haven't wanted to draft one player this badly in years. IMO even as an early 2nd rounder (or at #30) he will prove to be a steal.
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Postby ShowtimeDynasty_24/7 on Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:09 pm

I wouldn't mind him, our best case scenerio, is maybe he goes undrafted and we bring him in- at least we could put him on our LA Breakers team- can you imagine Wafer who be the Wade of the NBDL alongside Jones the Bowen of the NBDL, NBDL Champs!
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