Darius Morris Discussion

Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby kobebryant248 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:42 am

didn t expected this from him. he kinda surprised me a little. i am no fan of him but i have to say he played good yesterday. if he can do it in regularity that would be good.but we have to see the next couple of games if he is avauable to do it on a constantly base. had some they were good and some they were not so good but all in all he played good and had his best game as a laker by far.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Tragic on Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:02 am

He looked more in control last night. Phil will help him with being level headed I'm sure :man1:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Kingsama on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:30 am

nduri wrote:The problem with Morris has been something that other young point guards have a problem with coming out of college. He's beginning to learn to slow the game down. He has the tools to be an NBA point guard, he just falls into that pattern of trying to do too much and not letting the game 'come to him.' Once he's able to do that, he'll be very good.


Agree 100%. As I have said for years his problem is adjusting to the speed of the NBA. Be gets lost out there and over thinks. Once he slows down he will be ok. He may never be a starter, but he could potentially be a solid back up.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:35 am

Morris had a schizophrenic game. He shot the ball O.K. and had one stretch where he facilitated O.K. as well. They he followed that with a much more "typical" stretch for him of out of control play and some pretty bad play.

I'm still not sure why we aren't seeing Duhon over him. Duhon isn't the best of players but for a veteran team like ours trying to go where we are trying to go it would seem that we would go to a veteran that has started in the league to see if he's got anything left before relying on a player that probably shouldn't even be here.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:05 am

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby revgen on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:08 am

Rooscooter wrote:They he followed that with a much more "typical" stretch for him of out of control play and some pretty bad play.


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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby BDG on Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:44 pm

I've hated on Morris a ton, but his defense was very very good last night. He definitely outplayed Blake too.

I thought he actually played a pretty good game. First time I've seen flashes of some good things out of him.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby trodgers on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:10 pm

I don't know if Duhon is his ceiling, but they don't play anything like one another. If Morris can get his S together (and there's some good reason to believe he won't), he could be a nightmare for opposing PGs. And even if he's not anywhere near as quick as THEY are, he's long and strong (...).
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Snakell Beast on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:34 pm

I am liking what I see from Darius Morris. All he needs to be is an athletic presence on the floor for us, providing energetic defense on the perimeter, and patiently distributing the rock to his teammates. He is proving that he may in fact be capable of doing just that....I want to see more. I also want to see DJO at some point this season, mainly because I want to have some more athletic options at the PG so we can use fouls to defend guys like Westbrook, Parker, etc...I wonder what Phil can do with Duhon??? Very interesting to see things develop going forward...

Imagine how much further along Ebanks and Morris would be if we had played them for consistent stretches during last season :bang: :bang: :bang:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:34 pm

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:38 pm

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby XXIV on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:39 pm

^ I could get use to one month of this. :man10:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:18 pm

HAHAHAHAH this is great.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:23 pm

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:27 pm

will be looking around for all your posts TRD... LOL I thought that one month bet was too long though
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby cthroatgtr on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:09 am

I know a lot of people are ready to write this guy off. However during the summer league he got better with each game while Goudlock did nothing. Morris was clearly not ready for the NBA and most scouts said as much. Watching the last game you can see he has some tools but his real issue is between the ears. He simply hasn't learned to be a point guard yet. I agreed with the team keeping him over Goudlock for this reason. Players that show improvement are going the right direction. Players that level off are what you are getting. With Goudlock that was an undersized SG with no handle.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Punk-101 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:23 pm

I'm curious to see if Phil plays him over Duhon. (assuming we get Phil, of course)
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby kray28 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:50 pm

He kind of fits Phil's "big triangle guard" prototype quite well actually. The only problem is what's between the ears. It would depend on how much patience Phil has to put up with his mistakes. If you can get Morris to buy into a perimeter spacer role...it might work. He'd have to prove he can shoot though.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby XXIV on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:29 pm

Punk-101 wrote:I'm curious to see if Phil plays him over Duhon. (assuming we get Phil, of course)


I hope not.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby jimbo327 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:15 pm

PG in the triangle would require that you can shoot. I don't think Morris can shoot consistent enough to get any PT. He will need to impress on the defensive end to get any burn. On offense, he'll just dribble down, and pass the ball to the post, and get out of the way.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Punk-101 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:52 pm

Hmmm. Meeks may see time as a tri pg.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby trodgers on Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:59 pm

^ A few thoughts.

PJ almost certainly plays Duhon. Duhon does the things you're supposed to do in the triangle as an initiator.

PJ almost certainly DOESN'T play Meeks as initiator in the triangle. Blake or Duhon will do that. Meeks is a great off-guard int he triangle though, and I can't imagine PJ simply sits him.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:23 pm

Phil will have Mitch waive/release DJO and Morris. They have no time to coach these guys. they are trying to win a title. Morris can play D and move is feet, which has value. But no way I see Phil giving him burn against good teams. Phil will want Livingston and Fish brought in for those two.
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