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Posted by Lakers fan on July 11, 2017 at 13:29:57:

In Reply to: Re: Lonzo the right choice for the franchise posted by Caster Troy on July 11, 2017 at 12:20:01:

: : : : : Zone or help, that's it. They have to hide him defensively. Absolutely have to. Has no idea of defensive concepts.

: : : : Caruso is a nice PG. At this point De Aaron was the choice, but time will only tell. The lack of being able to stay in front of anybody is all on daddy. Dude never cared about defense.
: : : Is this the men's forum or bitches forum? The jealousy is crazy.

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: : Lonzo plays solid team defense for a rook, both vocal and active. Man-to-man he needs work, but is he worse than Clarkson or DLo at this stage?

: : DeAaron was a bad fit for the Lakers. This Lakers roster has no proven shooters (until Ingram learns how to spot up). Off-ball, Fox would be useless in halfcourt, while Lonzo can play on or off the ball. Fox would struggle as a rookie and hear daily how Magic and Robb screwed up the pick.

: : Brook Lopez is the Lakers' best three point shooter, so Fox would see a lot of help defense swarming him as a Laker. Can't live on 20-foot iso pull-ups. Better off playing hot potato with Lonzo, who also has the highest ceiling in the draft. Also, the buzz around town is that LeBron and PG13 are Lakers bound, so Lonzo is a no-brainer if that's the plan.

: Just read an article where George said "its too early for the LA talk". KD told George the Thunder are a great organization and he would love it there. And the funny thing about Lebron is the fact people don't remember him saying "I want to play wth Paul and Anthony". Anthony could end up on the Rockets and if that happens, Lebron could join those 2 in Houston with Harden and be a super team there. LA fans, don't count your eggs before they hatch.

LeBron said that when Melo was still a superstar, he won't go out of his way for "Team Banana Boat" now. For LeBron to join Anthony and CP3 in Houston, one or both would have to play for the minimum. So that's out. A sign and trade with Cleveland would seem like a good idea, except capped-out Cleveland is forbidden to acquire any salary in such a deal per the new CBA rules. More likely they join up in NY as the Knicks would have cap space, if they can flip newly signed Tim Hardaway.

Paul George would also have to take a slight pay cut to stay in OKC, as Bennett refuses to go over the cap into the luxury tax. If George stays there, no more help is coming. I don't see him having a great year alongside Westbrook and the scrubs. Best shooters were McDermott and Abrines last year.

If the Thunder don't have George extended before the trade deadline, and are fighting for a #4 seed, they will ship him out. Clippers could probably get him on a three month rental.

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