The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

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Postby Weezy on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:37 pm

Well if that's the case that's the most positive thing I've heard regarding us this whole offseason. We actually spent money to get rid of a crappy player.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby therealdeal on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:38 pm

That's why I said he and Ebanks gone are things to be celebrated. :man10:

Along with having Sacre back. That guy is awesome.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:43 pm

i'd still rather have duhon over morris as a 3rd stringer. but this move saves money i would guess
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Weezy on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:45 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:i'd still rather have duhon over morris as a 3rd stringer. but this move saves money i would guess


I actually wouldn't, because as bad as Morris is, he's young, can play defense and occasionally make a layup. I don't want either of them, but if I have to choose I take Morris, Duhon is done.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby kobe_mamba on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:48 pm

Weezy wrote:
lakersyunowin wrote:i'd still rather have duhon over morris as a 3rd stringer. but this move saves money i would guess


I actually wouldn't, because as bad as Morris is, he's young, can play defense and occasionally make a layup. I don't want either of them, but if I have to choose I take Morris, Duhon is done.


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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Finwë on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Weezy wrote:
lakersyunowin wrote:i'd still rather have duhon over morris as a 3rd stringer. but this move saves money i would guess


I actually wouldn't, because as bad as Morris is, he's young, can play defense and occasionally make a layup. I don't want either of them, but if I have to choose I take Morris, Duhon is done.

I think both are garbage, but as far as 3rd string PGs go, give me Duhon.
Duhon can at least shoot a 3, and occationally has good playmaking games. I remember following Trodgers' statistical breakdowns after every game, and Duhon was consistently putting up good synergy #s. I think he had a decent season.
Morris on the other hand is as bad as any PG in the league IMO. He's all over the place, can't really shoot, can't really score, can't make plays for others...

I dunno, I feel Duhon is a better basketball player and was better all season, and that we just can't have a guy like Morris wearing a Lakers jersey.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby abeer3 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:57 pm

saves some cash, and he was a general negative on the floor. obvious move.

is morris better? I think it's a wash, but morris is cheaper and may actually improve. plus, I think he already has one marketable skill (decent defender).
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Rooscooter on Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:22 pm

Duhon was better than Morris by a long ways...... and he still was terrible. Morris's defense was mostly fake hustle.... he was constantly out of position, missing rotations, and switching when he wasn't supposed to. Most people liked his on the ball pressure but if you looked at it from the team defensive perspective he was really no better than any of the other guards.

It's just sad that this conversation is taking place....
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby JSM on Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:29 pm

Duhon was bad and got outplayed nearly every second he was on the court, but he had a decent bball IQ...his body just didn't respond to what he saw. He recognized the right defensive play, he tried, he just couldn't defend. He at least could hit the 3 ball once and again. Morris doesn't even have that IQ. Neither should see the court...ever.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:17 pm

well a lot of fans will be happy to see him gone and EBanks.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Weezy on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:47 pm

I think you guys are forgetting just how bad Duhon was in the end, he was garbage. Morris fake hustle at least bothered Parker some. He also was able to have multiple double digit scoring games and play through an embarrassing playoff situation. He isn't good, but come on he's not the worst player in the NBA.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Finwë on Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:51 pm

^ he could be the worst PG in the NBA though.

Duhon wasn't really playing after the first half in the season, and I think just mailed it in after that (which is of course not really acceptable, but whatever).
Before that though, when he was actually playing, again, the dude was decent, as a 3rd string PG of course.
Morris was garbage 85% of the time, and I'd say Duhon was garbage 45% of the time. So, 40% less garbage :man10:
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Weezy on Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:20 am

I don't know about the worst in the NBA, I feel like we don't see enough of other 3rd string PG's to make that call. He sucks, but I mean he did average 10.5 ppg and 3 assists in the playoffs on 46% shooting. Yeah, he was getting a ton of playing time and it was garbage time a lot, but still, he put up 25 in one game, the dude tries hard and does make the occasional good plays. I'm not trying to defend him, I want him gone, I'm just saying Duhon was just as bad if not worse. Yeah he hit the occasional 3, but so did Morris. His passing was meh, his defense was horrendous, at least Morris bothered Parker for a game or half a game. :man10: Duhon was solid earlier in the season, but to finish and in the playoffs he was absolute garbage, shot in the 30% range, 2.5 turnovers per game, it was ugly as hell.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:09 am

Here's the thing...

At least with Morris you get youth, athleticism, and heart.

Duhon didn't even try sometimes. How can you be a professional athlete and NOT TRY? That's so unacceptable...
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:25 pm

Weezy wrote:He isn't good, but come on he's not the worst player in the NBA.


This might be a stretch Weezy...... name players that in 2 years are still as awful as Morris given the playing time he's had.... I can't think of any that come to mind that bring as little for as much as they play....
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Weezy on Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:44 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
Weezy wrote:He isn't good, but come on he's not the worst player in the NBA.


This might be a stretch Weezy...... name players that in 2 years are still as awful as Morris given the playing time he's had.... I can't think of any that come to mind that bring as little for as much as they play....


Wait, now I have to consider playing time as well as crapiness? I hardly think that's fair. :man10: If I just have to name players as bad or worse in my opinion I think I can do it, but taking into account playing time isn't fair, most bad players don't play because they suck, that's part of how you know they suck. Worse than or on same level: Joel Anthony, Luke Walton, Jason Collins, Devin Ebanks and Chris Duhon :man10: , Josh Childress, few other no names as well. Morris is very near the bottom, I'm only arguing (for some reason) that he's not the absolute worst.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:07 pm

Weezy wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
Weezy wrote:He isn't good, but come on he's not the worst player in the NBA.


This might be a stretch Weezy...... name players that in 2 years are still as awful as Morris given the playing time he's had.... I can't think of any that come to mind that bring as little for as much as they play....


Wait, now I have to consider playing time as well as crapiness? I hardly think that's fair. :man10: If I just have to name players as bad or worse in my opinion I think I can do it, but taking into account playing time isn't fair, most bad players don't play because they suck, that's part of how you know they suck. Worse than or on same level: Joel Anthony, Luke Walton, Jason Collins, Devin Ebanks and Chris Duhon :man10: , Josh Childress, few other no names as well. Morris is very near the bottom, I'm only arguing (for some reason) that he's not the absolute worst.


Somehow this is very funny...... and sad at the same time.... :man10: :man6: :bang:
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:15 pm

With the recent news that Chris Duhon has been waived I thought one final tribute to his dance off would be appropriate.

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Chris Duhon waived by the Lakers. His buyout was about $1.5 million. No real surprise.


Good Bye Duhon :wave: **The move saves the Lakers $2 million**

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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby LakerJack on Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:26 pm

When the Lakers get Bledsoe they will be fine at pg with him and Blake.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby John3:16 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Nothing says "rebuild mode" like cutting Duhon.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:18 pm

I still can't believe last year we had 4 PG's and basically needed them all due to injuries... (facepalm)
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:51 pm

John3:16 wrote:Nothing says "rebuild mode" like cutting Duhon.

:man10:
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby noobiew on Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:36 pm

Thanks Chris Duhon.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby dj vitus on Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:03 pm

Loved the 25 foot 3's and the occasional high assist games, but man did you not care about defense at all.
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Re: The Chris "Travel Dance" Duhon Thread

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:18 am

I disagree... he cared, but he could not do a damn thing on that end. :man10:
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