Posted by more good than bad on July 03, 2018 at 18:21:39:
In Reply to: Re: Don't believe the (un)hype! posted by Coach on July 03, 2018 at 15:11:06:
: : : : Any? Trade him and a draft pick for a mid tier all star player
: : : : to complement LeBron and Rondo!
: : : The hype has run its course. Ball is done.
: : The only all-star the Lakers could acquire for Zo and a pick based on our current cap restrictions is Kemba Walker. That is, of course, unless we stretch Deng, but this would be a mistake long term. Walker isn't an ideal teammate for LeBron (virtually none of Kemba's buckets were off assists last year) and would be an unrestricted FA in 2019.
: : Let's see how Zo plays out w/ LeBron. He flourished with Holiday and Alford as fellow playmakers/scorers at UCLA, I expect his spot up % to go up 3-5% this season.
: : Lonzo is the only Laker LeBron took the time to talk to after a game. He obviously said something more than "Good game, young fella" based on the video...I think LeBron wants to kick the tires a bit before we package him up if the right deal comes along.
: If Lonzo did not put time in to correct his shooting form he is on way to G League. He shot 45% FT's. Are you kidding me. Professionals put the time in and work hard at their craft.
He shot 2 free throws per game on average, missing 1 per game didn't really hurt his team last year. Trained eyes can see he was a positive last year after a bad 15 game start.
I don't care if the Spurs didn't want him. They have a young cheap guard in DeJounte Murray who is a defensive specialist and have a lot invested in Mills. Zo has value, but will have more value after this season if the Lakers don't give up on him. Everything I've read suggests Lonzo isn't on the trading block, unlike with D'Angelo, whose days were numbered after Magic "suggested" he come off the bench and try an off-ball role next to Clarkson.
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