Darius Morris Discussion

Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:05 pm

meh

gj, i guess.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:05 pm

You know what I've been bashing this kid all over the place (and mostly deservedly so) but he played well today.

I think it helps a LOT when he's the most athletic person on the floor. Someone like Westbrook wouldn't be bothered by him, but his energy really wore Parker into the ground. Great job by Morris there and offensively he made good decisions.

If he could make a jumpshot, or really any shot, he'd be a good asset as a 3rd stringer.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby The Rock on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:06 pm

Aiite lets see how he does vs Harden and Lin on Wednesday
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby gill on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:06 pm

His defense needs to be commended today on both De Colo and Parker
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Finwë on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:13 pm

therealdeal wrote:You know what I've been bashing this kid all over the place (and mostly deservedly so) but he played well today.

I think it helps a LOT when he's the most athletic person on the floor. Someone like Westbrook wouldn't be bothered by him, but his energy really wore Parker into the ground. Great job by Morris there and offensively he made good decisions.

If he could make a jumpshot, or really any shot, he'd be a good asset as a 3rd stringer.

Yeah. His D was good, and he did make a couple of good reads that led to 3s (jamison and meeks I believe) in a stretch where everyone was struggling to score
But you described him perfectly, he's not even a good 3rd stringer.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Weezy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:15 pm

He's not very good, but he's not absolutely horrible either. I refuse to believe that he couldn't have given Kobe 5 mins rest here and there in a lot of games. His defense can be very solid, he made some nice passes tonight, and even ran that one fast break to perfection.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:15 pm

The Rock wrote:Aiite lets see how he does vs Harden and Lin on Wednesday

He's going to get his lunch money taken, that's how he's going to do.

He's too small for either of those guys.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:17 pm

played alright, but whenever he shot the ball he was awful, would rather have Glock in there despite the real nice D from Morris today
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby JSM on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:20 pm

As long as he doesn't try to score, I like what he brought out there. His D was great. Didn't give up a step on Parker or DC. His most effective move on offense was his drive and kick -- that's a dangerous play though cause the jump pass can result in a TO very easily.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby JSM on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:22 pm

Weezy wrote:He's not very good, but he's not absolutely horrible either. I refuse to believe that he couldn't have given Kobe 5 mins rest here and there in a lot of games.

I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Ariza3 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:47 pm

he could have easily given given kobe some rest...simply bc of his defense. he was all over parker and thats why hes in. good job. hope glock gets the same opportunity next game. danotni took jamison out after he was RED HOT so idk whats going on in his mind about Glock
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Ariza3 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:47 pm

he could have easily given given kobe some rest...simply bc of his defense. he was all over parker and thats why hes in. good job. hope glock gets the same opportunity next game. danotni took jamison out after he was RED HOT so idk whats going on in his mind about Glock
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby FabFourLakers on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:54 pm

He's not very good...but he gives GREAT effort on DEFENSE...and it makes me so mad to think that we could have given him at least 5-10 minutes a game and given Kobe some rest....I know he's bad, but he would at least give effort and energy on DEFENSE...u know, an area we need the most HELP in?!
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby khmrP on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:07 pm

yea he's not very good and some of the comments here that oh he "trys" sounds pretty much Meeks like...try hard but doesn't do much production wise. Props though at least whoever he was guarding wasnt killing him.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Finwë on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:11 pm

therealdeal wrote:
The Rock wrote:Aiite lets see how he does vs Harden and Lin on Wednesday

He's going to get his lunch money taken, that's how he's going to do.

He's too small for either of those guys.

I think he could actually bother Lin a little. Lin isn't that good against real pressure D and that's like the one thing Morris can provide. So it may end up being a somewhat not terrible outing for him
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby borri on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:25 pm

Finally,proof that we can survive with Morris playing D and only D. No one can tell me that Morris couldn't have helped our starters rest with 5-10 minutes a night. Heck we really didn't need proof at all. People here forget that although Morris is garbage on offense, he IS our most athletic 1 on the team and played much better D than Nash or Duhon.

If Morris can do this, so can Ebanks. Ebanks HAS done it before, play good defense. I might add, Ebanks IS our most athletic natural 3.

Oh well, a little too late now.......... :bang:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby S.R.05 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:27 pm

he played a pretty average game for a backup swingman. which is honestly more than i thought he could do. so props i guess
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Weezy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:28 pm

Yeah, Parker sucked tonight, but if I remember right this isn't the first time Parker had a hard time against us, and the other time Morris was guarding him too.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:32 pm

Finwë wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
The Rock wrote:Aiite lets see how he does vs Harden and Lin on Wednesday

He's going to get his lunch money taken, that's how he's going to do.

He's too small for either of those guys.

I think he could actually bother Lin a little. Lin isn't that good against real pressure D and that's like the one thing Morris can provide. So it may end up being a somewhat not terrible outing for him

I think Lin is a little too big and a little too athletic for him. Harden is definitely both.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby Finwë on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:50 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Finwë wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
The Rock wrote:Aiite lets see how he does vs Harden and Lin on Wednesday

He's going to get his lunch money taken, that's how he's going to do.

He's too small for either of those guys.

I think he could actually bother Lin a little. Lin isn't that good against real pressure D and that's like the one thing Morris can provide. So it may end up being a somewhat not terrible outing for him

I think Lin is a little too big and a little too athletic for him. Harden is definitely both.

Well, he's not gonna stop Lin, but he might be somewhat effective, that's what I was thinking, at least 1 on 1.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby PurpleNGold1 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:36 am

D MORRIS! WITH THAT PITBULL IN UR FACE SASHA D :jam2: HAD DE COLO SHOOK :man10:
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:28 am

Finwë wrote:Well, he's not gonna stop Lin, but he might be somewhat effective, that's what I was thinking, at least 1 on 1.
Screen and roll is a different story

I think you're just more optimistic about the kid than I am. I just don't see him being able to defend someone who is roughly his size and at least as athletic.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby borri on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:36 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Finwë wrote:Well, he's not gonna stop Lin, but he might be somewhat effective, that's what I was thinking, at least 1 on 1.
Screen and roll is a different story

I think you're just more optimistic about the kid than I am. I just don't see him being able to defend someone who is roughly his size and at least as athletic.


As long as he can do it for 2-3 minutes stretches to give Nash/Blake a blow. That's more than enough for me. He is till our most athletic one.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:49 pm

borri wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
Finwë wrote:Well, he's not gonna stop Lin, but he might be somewhat effective, that's what I was thinking, at least 1 on 1.
Screen and roll is a different story

I think you're just more optimistic about the kid than I am. I just don't see him being able to defend someone who is roughly his size and at least as athletic.


As long as he can do it for 2-3 minutes stretches to give Nash/Blake a blow. That's more than enough for me. He is till our most athletic one.

Yeah, but against how many teams is he going to be effective? In the Western Conference... 1. The Spurs. Every other team has either 1 or 2 athletic PGs that can just run all over him.
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Re: Darius Morris Discussion

Postby KB24 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:05 am

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