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ESPN: Howard to Lakers - Done Deal

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by viman96, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. jterrell

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    think before you post.

    read the thread and the described role for meeks is an outside shooting specialist.

    meeks is not a quality nba player and doesnt help the lakers with what is an abysmal bench.

    he averages less than 1 assist per game, not even a steal or block per game.

    ALL the stats combined say he sucks. as does the fact he was a returning starter at 24 years old but couldnt get more then the minimum.
  2. Cowboys&LakersFan

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  3. ABQCOWBOY

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    Does the NBA have a hard cap or a soft cap?

    Please post what you have read that indicates the Lakers or whatever team will not be able to sign players. I read the link from Larry Coon. I did not see the language that indicates the Lakers would be frozen.

    You don't know any of this is a fact. You don't believe this to be true but you can not say with 100% certainty that this is the case. I mean, it's fine to say "he won't" but what that really means is "I don't think he will". Most fans never thought the Lakers could sign him to begin with as in, "I don't think they can". Clearly, things don't always work out the way we expect them to. For the record, I don't think he will either but I don't think he will because I believe he's going to play well of the length of his contract and the Lakers will have a team competing for the championship. I.E., it's unlikely that the Lakers will have to worry about the contract because A. they will have plenty of cap room in a two years and B. I believe they are going to be highly competitive. He's not going to retire because he wants to win a Championship and he has a team that he can do that with now.
  4. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Hmmmm

    :laugh2:
  5. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    That was before I knew Dwight wanted in.
  6. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    :laugh2:
  7. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    ;);) ;) ;) ;)
  8. ABQCOWBOY

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    We don't need a 20 point scorer. We need a guy who can make a three and space the floor. But yeah, I'm sure that you are all over it with the Laker Homer talk and the 5 point a game prediction.

    Just remember, predictions are just that. ACC
  9. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    This from a Laker hater...

    Meeks will be used just to allow Kobe to rest and hit the open 3 that he will get continuously, and he can do that.
  10. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Your wasting your time responding to him. Dude obviously has an agenda.
  11. Risen Star

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    As a Sixers fan, I hated Meeks. All the guy does is look to hit 3's. He has nothing else whatsoever to his game including playing any defense.
  12. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    That's all he has to do in L.A. is shoot. He'll have the best defensive player in Howard behind him on defense.
  13. MC KAos

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    i bet kobe wont agree with that one!:laugh2:
  14. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Don't see what's funny. It's pretty simple. Meeks is a terrific spotup shooter. He'll get plenty of wide open looks playing with guys like Howard, Kobe, Nash, and Gasol.
  15. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    :confused:
  16. ABQCOWBOY

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    The key here is really spacing IMO. Gasol and Howard are two of the very best pick and roll post men in the NBA. Kobe is probably the toughest post up Guard in the NBA. Nash is going to run the Pick and Roll with Gasol or Howard a lot. Kobe is going to get his one on one opportunities and that's going to be the staple of the offense, along with fast break points and early offense. When Kobe is out, the Lakers will still run a lot of the same offense but spacing is going to be key here. They need somebody who can hit the 3. That person doesn't have to hit a tone of three point shots, he just as to be good enough to force somebody to honor him on the arc. This creates spacing for the give and go, the post inside and allows for slashers to cut to the basket. That's what the Lakers are looking for out of a bench guard.
  17. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Yeah our offense is gonna be unstoppable. No one is gonna be able to defend us.
  18. RoyTheHammer

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    Well heck.. why not just sign Bill Murray then? He proved he could throw up some shots in Space Jam. We just thought teams who spend the money to sign someone for their team, knowing all he can do is shoot, would actually want a guy who makes some of the shots he takes. Not a guy who hit for 36.5 percent from 3 last year and barely was over 40 percent for his FG's overall.

    :laugh2:
  19. RoyTheHammer

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    I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about, tbh. Meeks is not a terrific spot up shooter, i doubt you've seen him play more than a couple games total, and no one in the NBA gets "plenty of wide open looks" no matter who they play with.
  20. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    When has Meeks ever played with a guy who can consistently command double teams? NEVER. Iggy is a nice player, but he's no star. In Los Angeles he'll be playing with not one, not two, not three, but four guys that command double teams in Kobe, Dwight, Pau, and Nash. He's gonna get aton of open looks. Last season in Philly he shot 37 percent from the 3 point line and that was with far less talent. He should shoot at least 40 percent from the 3 point line.

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