Darius Morris Discussion

Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Helljumper on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:17 pm

My expectations for him haven't really changed. I appreciate what he's been able to do for us as a starter, but his impact on the game is still so minimal offensively that I can't see him cracking the rotation as a back-up. He's had a couple of decent games, and some where he just flat out laid an egg. If he needs to start to get us 12 and 5, yet he's still capable of giving us 1 point/1 assist games in starter minutes, then I just don't see him being effective in 10-15 minutes a game playing with the bench (which realistically is all he could get on this team when we're healthy).
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Dratini927 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:22 pm

TIME wrote: Maybe it was just getting out from under Mike Brown's influence. But I am liking him as a 20 minute energy guy off the bench.

I think it was him being under Mike Brown that stunted his growth. He had to think too much on offense to be the leader out there and set up the Princeton. With his erratic style and having to set up offense, it was a disaster. I think this run and gun offense will help him out more as more players are out on the wings and he can facilitate easier; not as much thinking.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby davriver290 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:35 pm

Morris has impressed me. He still sometime is out of control, he needs to learn to control his speed, as quickness isn't the only way to get to the basket. He needs to watch more film on Nash and learn how to get others open shots, espcially since he's probably one of the best finishers out of our PG's
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby jOeyB7000 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:04 pm

Play tough D and hit the 3. That's all we need. It's amazing how different he looks when he plays within his role.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Frank Dux on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:22 pm

:man10: I guess I was wrong about Morris looking like one of the very worst players in the league. It's amazing what just a coaching change does to a player.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby jOeyB7000 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:38 pm

Frank Dux wrote::man10: I guess I was wrong about Morris looking like one of the very worst players in the league. It's amazing what just a coaching change does to a player.


That's the thing though. He actually WAS playing like one of the worst players in the league. His game has taken a complete 180
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby kray28 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:34 am

Way too much run for Morris today. Running him with the bench unit makes no sense...he's not a playmaker and doesn't make guys around him better. He's better hidden amongst the starters with Kobe doing all the playmaking. All he needs to do is hit open shots and defend. He was okay with the shot (one made three), but terrible on defense...Deron just pwned him.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Frank Dux on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:53 am

kray28 wrote:He's better hidden amongst the starters with Kobe doing all the playmaking.


This.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Murdock on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:15 am

Frank Dux wrote:
kray28 wrote:He's better hidden amongst the starters with Kobe doing all the playmaking.


This.

Agree ... Duhon is better playmaker .... I am surprised by Morris D but that's about it .. he makes some nice plays occasionally but then he makes some dumb ones ... his playmaking is questionable - he will never be a typical PG to handle a ball like nash and make some plays but decent rotation guy ... if only he develops a reliable jumper ...
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby revgen on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:44 am

Morris' playmaking in full court is decent, but he's borderline retarded in half-court. The only thing he should be doing in half-court is standing in the corner and shooting open J's.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Magic Skywalker on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:55 am

Actually, I don't really like his playmaking. Tonight, for the first time, I saw him giving the right pass, but overall, it's been pretty much awful, unless he's really alone for a layup.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby BDG on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:20 am

Morris still has many areas to improve ...

... but it's BEYOND refreshing to see a Lakers PG play solid defense and provide athleticism.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:10 am

Oh no, he suck again!
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby khmrP on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:35 am

should've been smarter or someone should've of told him not to try and check Deron full court, valiant effort but just begging to get burned with that hard screen by Humphries and a few plays later getting tourched
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby XXIV on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:49 am

He didn't have a good overall game, especially when he was trying to guard Deron at full court. However, I'm really surprised by how much he's improved his shooting. There were a couple threes he nailed that didn't count because of offensive fouls, but it's good to see he's been working in that area.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Ariza3 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:52 am

he didn't have a "good" game but I think considering he's learning and going against deron he did okay. and I agree his shooting has improved. after a whistle or right at one he'd shoot a 3 or pull up J and swish it. and that straight away 3 to tie it was a big one. I like him and hope he gets better
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Phil XI on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:59 am

jOeyB7000 wrote:
Frank Dux wrote::man10: I guess I was wrong about Morris looking like one of the very worst players in the league. It's amazing what just a coaching change does to a player.


That's the thing though. He actually WAS playing like one of the worst players in the league. His game has taken a complete 180

My apologies as well to Dolores. She's been playing much better under non-Brown.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby KobeSystemtwofour on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:08 am

Better than Steve Blake.. needs to back up Steve Nash
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby nthydro on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:52 am

This guy needs to be given a chance as our backup PG. Unlike Blake and Duhon he's still young and can still improve. Still hope for Morris.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:22 pm

KobeSystemtwofour wrote:Better than Steve Blake.. needs to back up Steve Nash


No Duhon needs to back up Nash.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby nthydro on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:43 pm

lakerfan2 wrote:
KobeSystemtwofour wrote:Better than Steve Blake.. needs to back up Steve Nash


No Duhon needs to back up Nash.


I'm fine with either one of them. Unlike Blake they are not afraid to shoot.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby XXIV on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:30 pm

lakerfan2 wrote:
KobeSystemtwofour wrote:Better than Steve Blake.. needs to back up Steve Nash


No Duhon needs to back up Nash.


Agreed, at this point I'd rather have Duhon backing up Nash.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Tobias Funke on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:45 pm

I haven't been able to watch all of the last two or three games, same for tonight, but really, this kid shouldn't ever be allowed to (try, and fail) to run the offense unless he's leading a fast break. Just defend and take open shots.

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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Weezy on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:48 pm

Big regression 2nd half tonight. They put the ball in his hands in the 4th, he got us in a hole we could never climb out of.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby GoldenKnight on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:52 pm

screwed up the game in 3 consecutive possessions. Sucked again...
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