Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby Phil XI on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:48 pm

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Two more Lakers waived (Chris Douglas-Roberts + Greg Somogyi). Three players fighting for one or two spots: Sacre, Johnson-Odom + Goudelock.

Sacre should be a lock to make it (insurance/practice big). DJO or Glock for the last slot, it appears, if they keep all the guaranteed deals.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby KB24 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:07 pm

Sucks big time. We have far worse scrubs on the team.

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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby GT-R on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:16 pm

The decision was made by the front office.

It would've cost too much money to release a player and sign CDR.

    Clark - $1,240,000
    Morris - $937,195
    Goudelock -$762,195

DJO will probably end up making the team if Hill is going to be ready by the start of the season. I hope the Defends sign Sacre and CDR.

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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby GNC on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:57 pm

... How disappointing. :bang:
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby magicman32 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:59 pm

Cutting CDR will backfire , Gerald Green part 2. I'm shocked they did this , CDR can REALLY play
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:02 pm

Pretty much the only mistake the Lakers front office has made all season.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:21 pm

"They're all good guys and at some point and time they may have a shot at playing in the league, especially a guy like CDR," Brown said. "He just wasn't quite in the right spot to make our team right now."

"(Douglas-Roberts) played well," Lakers coach Mike Brown said. "Obviously he didn't play well enough to really stand out and earn that spot, but all four of the guys that we released ... they made our camp competitive. They brought something to the table. That's what you hope for from guys that you're bringing to camp, that they can at least make it competitive."

He didn't play well enough? You didn't give him a chance and the minutes he did get, he played better and looked better than Morris/Blake/Duhon/Clark/Glock/DJO.....

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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:23 pm

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I actually thought that Chris Douglas-Roberts has a shot to make the roster but the Lakers
waived him on Monday. I thought his size opened the door a bit - in case of emergency - at either the two or three. Ultimately there's no way around the fact that the Lakers have Kobe/Metta/Ebanks/Meeks and Coach Mike Brown likes the idea of Jamison still at the three - once Hill returns. There's just no room - which may not bode well for Goudelock and Daruis Johnson-Odom

If this was the reason CDR wasn't brought in to be are 5th wing at the 2 or 3, wow....
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby 432J on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:28 pm

why not get rid of that garbage named morris? or even glock? those two are just complete trash and wont ever do anything to even come close to accomplishing crap in the NBA. the only reason they'll keep sacre is because he's a big body but morris and glock should have been cut instead. even blake needs to go ASAP
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby halekulani on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:40 pm

can't believe we waived him
i hadn't posted in like months except to talk about cdr and now just like that he's gone :[
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby xerophil on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:48 pm

CDR can play
Mike Brown can't play him.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby kray28 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:56 pm

Bench sucks you cut a guy who is clearly one of the best scorers off the bench.

The guy didn't even get to play.

What a joke.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby lakersyunowin on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:57 pm

the fact that darius morris is still on the roster and CDR is not is laughable. really laughable.

this has to be a money driven decision more than anything.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby halekulani on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:11 pm

w/ jodie meeks i don't even see why we need goudelock either
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby karacha on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:17 pm

We don't really need Glock and we also don't need Morris. I'd like to have CDR over both of them and Glock over Morris. We have enough depth at the 1 with Nash, Blake and Duhon. Those two bench players are not great, but they know how to play in the NBA. Maybe if you put them together you have one decent backup. So, why is Morris on the team? I cannot understand that.

CDR would be good, because he has experience and he can play both 2 & 3.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:42 pm

A money decision if you ask me. CDR did more in the limited minutes on the floor to break down a defense than Morris, Goudelock and Blake have done in the last 14 months..... Why we get the dog poo of the second round stuck to our shoes for 2 or 3 years is beyond me.

We seem to be able to evaluate top talent fairly well.... but when it comes to developing or evaluating potential we have got to be bottom of the barrel.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby GoldenKnight on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:49 pm

When I read this at work I said "CDR GOT CUT WHAT THE HELL!!???" and some co workers stared at me...disappointed.

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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby hollywood swinger on Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:05 pm

come on guys this isn't about talent this is about Image
yes cdr is talent wise better than all the guys named above but to eat the contract money of 1 or 2 of those
players and then pay him the vet min would not be smart business. why? because the front office obviously
feels like yes he is a nice player but a difference maker? no. cdr isn't that type of talent. We are not planning
on getting any contribution from those fringe players (morris, glock,clark ect..) when the playoffs come assuming we are healthy none of those guys will be asked to contribute.
Yes it sucks that cdr didn't make the team but the reality of it is if we are depending on him to be a major
help off the bench we are screwed. Meeks, jamison, sacre, hill, ebanks, blake & maybe duhon will be our
rotation guys. Cdr & djo can hangout on the defenders and be available if needed.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby D.B. Cooper on Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:05 pm

Phil XI wrote:Remember when Smush Parker had 'the surgery' and changed his name to Candace then went on to dominate the WNBA? Dolores Morris should take the same route.

CDR deserved a shot on this team above Morris.

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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby WilliamHaven on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:12 pm

Mitch has always said in the past that they like going into the season with 14 players, leaving one spot open for any emergency situations/player movement of some sort.

So while I would have liked CDR on the team as seemed pretty unlikely since Sacre has pretty much secured a spot. Unfortunately we have guys like Clark, Morris, and Duhon/Blake (one or the other) taking up a contractually obligated spot. Unless Morris is somehow cut. So g-lock and DJO are probably gone too.
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby harrise007 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:21 pm

Yea I was a little disappointed as well, but over all they get an A++ for revamping the bench and team. I am not too worried in Oct. Talk to me in April. Yea we have our struggles but its a marathon not a sprint and you can't wait for a player to develop for ever. Its WAY to early and who knows he can always go to the D League and get called up by us.. You never say never.. :man11:
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby ben_ready on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:11 am

Gerald green all over again. Why do we always keep the bums? Are starters are good but bench is terrible without a great set up man, blake and duhon are not that yell™
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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby JSM on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:32 am

Have to say that I was extremely disappointed to see CDR get the boot. The guys on the team that matter seemed to really like him. He had a fantastic camp, much better than most of the other bench player. Our bench is still a disaster right now. I think it'll get better once Hill returns and once Brown starts blending the starters with the 2nd unit, especially until they show the ability to hold a lead by themselves...if they do that at all this season. But until they get their act together, wouldn't it make sense to have a legitimate scorer off the bench when we're struggling to get the ball in the hole? Yes, there is a bit of the logjam at the F/G spot, but nowhere near as bad as the logjam of trash at the PG spot.

There was no way in hell this was a basketball decision. CDR is a better player and a proven commodity compared to Glock, Morris, and DJO. I'd pick him over all three of them. Morris is a lost cause, Glock is a shooter who is too short and can't play D, DJO does everything Glock does but at a more athletic rate. I'd rather have basketball players than a raw athlete. We are in a win now mode. We aren't grooming 2nd rounders. We don't have the time and the payoff will be minimal, if any.

And if it was a financial decision, that's a tough sell as well. I understand that's easy to say when it's not my money. But when you're writing a New York Yankees sized check and pushing all your chips in for the next two seasons, I don't see the issue with a couple more million dollars.

Is CDR going to make or break our championship aspirations? No, absolutely not and to think otherwise is asinine. BUT he is more than capable of giving Kobe the rest he HAS TO GET this season. Yes, that is why we brought Meeks in, but all shooters hit a slump sometime during the season and CDR would give us another look at that point and another option when Brown gets "creative" with the lineups. DJO and Glock will not help Kobe getting any additional time off this season. And if Brown rides Kobe like he did last season, these next two years won't have the result we are all hoping for.

I'd rather have another G/F than two more "combo" guards. We are paying Blake and Duhon too much to warrant playing either of the young'ns there.

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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby wcsoldier81 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:40 am

-CDR was the only off the bench perimeter player who could create his own shot
- our payroll is at 100 M+, not sure one additional million ( or whatever it would have cost ) is a big deal when you're willing to spend so much ...

This is just a poor talent evaluation which could hurt us this upcoming season

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Re: Lakers Waive CDR and Somogyi

Postby TaniBoyz on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:08 am

CDR :man6:
this is really disappointing
hopefully it doesn't bite us in the back
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