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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby Weezy on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:07 pm

How could the Lakers give this guy a contract before summer league even started? I think he might even be worse than Luke, he's stealing money from the Lakers right now. In the not very distant past I said I thought I had potential, but I take it back, he's garbage, can't shoot, can't pass, always out of control, wow.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby Juronimo on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:09 pm

I haven't seen anything from Darius Morris that indicates that he's NBA caliber. I hope I'm wrong but nothing he's shown thus far shows that he's capable of competing at this level.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:10 pm

Weezy wrote:How could the Lakers give this guy a contract before summer league even started? I think he might even be worse than Luke, he's stealing money from the Lakers right now. In the not very distant past I said I thought I had potential, but I take it back, he's garbage, can't shoot, can't pass, always out of control, wow.


You do have potential, keep your head up. Next game you will not be garbage, you can shoot, can pass and will be in control. :jam2:
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:27 pm

this guys a waste of a roster spot
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby Finwë on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:35 pm

CaCHooKa Man wrote:this guy's a waste

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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby JGC on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:42 pm

Darius Morris is awful. He doesn't do any ONE thing well at all and as someone said, he hasn't shown anything whatsoever to indicate he can play at the NBA level.

What's the point? (No pun intended).
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby BDG on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:47 pm

Man, I don't know ...

This guy might be the worst point guard to suit up for the Lakers ever ... I don't know if he is, but it's damn close if he isn't.

He lacks even the most basic point guard skills ... he doesn't even know how to dribble without trapping himself.

He's basically a cancer out there when he's running point. He basically was overdribbling and throwing off-target passes to Jamison, who had to jack up threes with the clock running low.

If you want to watch a broken play, put Darius Morris in the game.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby revgen on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:50 pm

The way JW and McGee were hyping him up during the halftime show, I'm wondering if there really is a trade on the horizon involving him. I've rarely ever seen JW give that kind of undeserved hype to a player before.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby BDG on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:58 pm

revgen wrote:The way JW and McGee were hyping him up during the halftime show, I'm wondering if there really is a trade on the horizon involving him. I've rarely ever seen JW give that kind of undeserved hype to a player before.
What were they saying?

Stream wasn't showing halftime show ...
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby revgen on Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:23 am

BDG wrote:
revgen wrote:The way JW and McGee were hyping him up during the halftime show, I'm wondering if there really is a trade on the horizon involving him. I've rarely ever seen JW give that kind of undeserved hype to a player before.
What were they saying?

Stream wasn't showing halftime show ...


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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby WilliamHaven on Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:41 am

The dude must be the second coming of Jordan in practice, or something...
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby BDG on Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:53 am

Haha man talk about overrating a guy.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby Tobias Funke on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:02 am

He sure was "Morris The Terrible" last year. I haven't been able to watch any pre-season games so far, but based on the comments on Twitter etc, I had hopes he would improve even a bit. Seemingly that's not the case, sounds like Sacre is already more useful.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby BDG on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:07 am

^ He actually showed some flashes of certain positive things last year.

This preseason he's actually regressed. He looks beyond horrible. Hurts us more than he helps.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby WilliamHaven on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:10 am

At least g-lock can make shots...usually. Don't want either of them though.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby Tobias Funke on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:22 am

He did indeed show flashes of usefulness at first last season, but he regressed as time went by. Seems like he's picking up where he left off.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby KB24 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:10 am

BDG wrote:Man, I don't know ...

This guy might be the worst point guard to suit up for the Lakers ever ... I don't know if he is, but it's damn close if he isn't.

He lacks even the most basic point guard skills ... he doesn't even know how to dribble without trapping himself.

He's basically a cancer out there when he's running point. He basically was overdribbling and throwing off-target passes to Jamison, who had to jack up threes with the clock running low.

If you want to watch a broken play, put Darius Morris in the game.


Ya I really thought Tierre Brown is the worst thing to ever happen to the PG spot on the Lakers but Brown could at least shoot somewhat or get to the rim every once in a blue moon...Morris can't do anything.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby therealdeal on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:22 am

I really want to like him and want to believe that he's a good player, a good guy, and someone that can be helpful.

But he just isn't. He's terrible and he's not improving. Offensively he's one of the worst PGs I've ever seen. He dribbles with his head down into traffic and throws up an awkward pass to someone. He has no jump shot. I've been making better decisions offensively since I played junior league ball. Defensively he's got some tools, but he's not great there either...
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby karacha on Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:14 am

I'm sorry, he just isn't good enough. I'd rather play Glock at the 1. Yes, he has no real PG skills, but if you have other guys who know how to pass the ball, you can "hide" his deficiencies and let him shoot the ball few times. At least he can give you 6-7 points without too much trouble.

Ideally, we'd be able to trade Blake/Duhon and get a new (combo?) guard. Keep Ebanks, CMD and Sacre and the rest... we don't really need.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:17 am

morris has made no visible improvements since i first saw him debut as a laker. he dribbles himself into trouble like a man out of control. he's not a good passing point guard, he's not a good shooting point guard. but he could be a good defender...a los angeles d-fender.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby XXIV on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:18 am

I don't know what the Lakers organization see in this guy, yes he's tall for a PG but that doesn't mean he's going to be the next Magic. Hopefully management cuts him.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:23 am

I hope to god we are trying to pump this guy up for a trade and no one in the organization actually BELIEVES the crap they are saying about him.....

Of all the "pet" guards we've had..... he's got to be the worst I've seen. There isn't one facet of his game that's even close to NBA level..... at least some of those guys over the years were at least average at something....
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby Weezy on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:27 am

lakerswiz wrote:I don't know if I've ever seen him dribble penetrate inside the 3 point line.


He did it multiple times last night. Problem is he then proceeded to wildly chuck the ball at the basket like Fisher used to do but worse, or get trapped baseline and throw the ball out of bounds. So yeah, I'd rather he didn't dribble penetrate if that is going to be the result.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby lakerfan2 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:34 pm

Wtf do the Lakers see in this garbage?

He DOES THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER.

Dribble, dribble, dribble, trapped...game after game.

Does he have blackmail on Mitch or Mike Brown? Jesus.
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Re: Darius Morris signs QO to stay a Laker - pg 4

Postby revgen on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:46 pm

^I said this last season about him, he reminds me of Drew. Very raw. The problem is that guards are a dime a dozen while bigs are a rarity. You invest time and patience in raw recruits like Bynum. You don't typically try that with guards. It looks like the Lakers are looking at Morris as a "project player" that might turn into gold later. IMO, if they're going to have a "project player" for a guard, they should try working with DJO instead.
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