Re: Where is Julius Randel when you need him?

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Posted by a more level headed assessment on October 22, 2018 at 23:20:38:

In Reply to: Re: Where is Julius Randel when you need him? posted by Labron Sucks on October 22, 2018 at 22:38:29:

: : The Lakers Let their best be player on floor last year go. He hustled, was aggressive and played defense.
: : Now they have a over priced Diva that people call the number best player in the world who is soft, doesn't know to close s game and no killer instinct (Mamba) and won't play defense. Lakers please trade him to the Pelicans and bring Randal back.
: : Was more impressed with last year's Lakers then what I'm Seeing now.

: Maybe the problem wasn't Cleveland!

Should have signed Randle to the deal Marcus Smart got. Would have meant trading our two first round picks (Wagner and 2019) and cutting Svi and Bonga (in order to keep Klay or Kawhi's salary slot open).

LeBron's teammates tonight would have lost to his teammates from last year even if LeBron sat. With that out of the way, I'll address the sober posters on the board.

Justin was mostly right. Ingram has to be packaged with Zubac and maybe Wagner/Svi (or next year's first rounder) for a defensive big making $15 million or less, otherwise LeBron will continue to be passive. He knows this team as constructed has no shot of making the playoffs.

As a team they play no defense whatsoever and it starts with no one holding LeBron accountable for his own defensive failings. He was a spectator many times tonight. But there is also no one on the team besides McGee and JW3 to guard the paint. Had to wait for Aldridge to get tired to even have a chance at stopping him.

The shooting is fine. The defense/lineups/chemistry are not.

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