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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 12:20 pm    Post subject: Should Lakers resign Demarcus Cousins now?

Assuming the season restarts, Cousins will likely be healthy to play in the post-season and will get a modified training camp to develop chemistry.

Does it make sense for the Lakers to resign him for the playoff run?
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject:

The Lakers can’t re-sign DMC until the season is over, unless the team had a deal with the NBA to let him still be apart of the team, we will have to wait until next season for him to play with us once we re-sign him in the off-season.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:43 pm    Post subject:

It’s doubtful that he can play
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:43 pm    Post subject:

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The Lakers can’t re-sign DMC until the season is over, unless the team had a deal with the NBA to let him still be apart of the team, we will have to wait until next season for him to play with us once we re-sign him in the off-season.


Don’t think you’re right. There is no rule stopping the Lakers from signing him.

He was waived prior to March playoff deadline and would be playoff eligible.

Lakers would just need to waive someone to sign him.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 7:46 am    Post subject:

Is he healthy?

Is he in game shape?

Would he help the team more than anyone else on the current roster?



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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:45 am    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
Is he healthy?

Is he in game shape?

Would he help the team more than anyone else on the current roster?



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Need to cut someone else...I don't see it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject:

Didn't they effectively resign him when they cut him?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Should Lakers resign Demarcus Cousins now?

LakerMindLA wrote:
Assuming the season restarts, Cousins will likely be healthy to play in the post-season and will get a modified training camp to develop chemistry.

Does it make sense for the Lakers to resign him for the playoff run?



The questions are (1) can they and (2) should they.

1) I have no idea if they can. Everything is upended right now, and to continue they'll have to re-negotiate parts of the CBA with players, so I have no idea if that has any impact on resigning Cousins.

2) I have no idea if they should. He hasn't stepped onto an NBA court in more than a year so who knows if he is in any condition to play.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:25 am    Post subject:

Imagine a Dwight/Cousins/McGee trio at Center.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 11:38 am    Post subject:

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Imagine a Dwight/Cousins/McGee trio at Center.


Sure, that's great if he's the Demarcus Cousins from 2017. Would we even want the current Demarcus Cousins in the rotation? No idea.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 1:15 pm    Post subject:

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Imagine a Dwight/Cousins/McGee trio at Center.


Sure, that's great if he's the Demarcus Cousins from 2017. Would we even want the current Demarcus Cousins in the rotation? No idea.


And I am McGee I wouldn’t play until there is a vaccine. Very dangerous with his asthma.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
activeverb wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Imagine a Dwight/Cousins/McGee trio at Center.


Sure, that's great if he's the Demarcus Cousins from 2017. Would we even want the current Demarcus Cousins in the rotation? No idea.


And I am McGee I wouldn’t play until there is a vaccine. Very dangerous with his asthma.


Interesting to see what he and other NBA players with asthma do.

Wouldn't surprise me if he could sit out and still get paid.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 2:52 am    Post subject:

Not gonna happen. Pretty obvious.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 11:18 pm    Post subject:

I don't see how this would happen
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:19 pm    Post subject:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBPRs-nluhk/?igshid=10p78cjca696o

Pincus claims we can re-sign Boogie (supposedly the date is June 22nd).

If it's possible, would you guys be up for It? If so, who should we cut?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:40 pm    Post subject:

crackadon wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBPRs-nluhk/?igshid=10p78cjca696o

Pincus claims we can re-sign Boogie (supposedly the date is June 22nd).

If it's possible, would you guys be up for It? If so, who should we cut?


First, we have to see if the NBA institutes any special rules for adding players at this point in the season. They might declare that players can only be signed if someone currently on the roster comes down with covid.

Second, if he is eligible, I have no idea if he's healthy enough to play, or if the Lakers feel he can get into shape quickly enough to contribute. Given that anyone can come down sick at anytime, you don't want to burn a roster on a name that may not be able to contribute.

But sure: If we can sign him and he's healthy enough to play and we think he can get into shape fast enough, why not. Of course, that's a lot of buts.
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activeverb wrote:
crackadon wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBPRs-nluhk/?igshid=10p78cjca696o

Pincus claims we can re-sign Boogie (supposedly the date is June 22nd).

If it's possible, would you guys be up for It? If so, who should we cut?


First, we have to see if the NBA institutes any special rules for adding players at this point in the season. They might declare that players can only be signed if someone currently on the roster comes down with covid.

Second, if he is eligible, I have no idea if he's healthy enough to play, or if the Lakers feel he can get into shape quickly enough to contribute. Given that anyone can come down sick at anytime, you don't want to burn a roster on a name that may not be able to contribute.

But sure: If we can sign him and he's healthy enough to play and we think he can get into shape fast enough, why not. Of course, that's a lot of buts.


I don't see it...There aren't enough minutes to go around....McGee is playing about 16-18 minutes...Dwight about 20-22, and then AD at center as well...we also signed Morris as a stretch. I love Boogie, I just don't see it. Miami appears to be the front runners to sign him.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:36 am    Post subject:

King Randle wrote:
activeverb wrote:
crackadon wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBPRs-nluhk/?igshid=10p78cjca696o

Pincus claims we can re-sign Boogie (supposedly the date is June 22nd).

If it's possible, would you guys be up for It? If so, who should we cut?


First, we have to see if the NBA institutes any special rules for adding players at this point in the season. They might declare that players can only be signed if someone currently on the roster comes down with covid.

Second, if he is eligible, I have no idea if he's healthy enough to play, or if the Lakers feel he can get into shape quickly enough to contribute. Given that anyone can come down sick at anytime, you don't want to burn a roster on a name that may not be able to contribute.

But sure: If we can sign him and he's healthy enough to play and we think he can get into shape fast enough, why not. Of course, that's a lot of buts.


I don't see it...There aren't enough minutes to go around....McGee is playing about 16-18 minutes...Dwight about 20-22, and then AD at center as well...we also signed Morris as a stretch. I love Boogie, I just don't see it. Miami appears to be the front runners to sign him.


Again, there are too many unknowns for me to make a guess.

Will McGee take the risk of playing or will he sit out the rest of the season? Will there be different rules for signing free agents in these new circumstances? Is cousins even able to play? If we can resign cousins, is he a good insurance policy in case someone comes down sick with covid-19? Will cousins demand that he be guaranteed a certain number of minutes?

Beats me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:58 am    Post subject:

I see the NBA increasing rosters to 17 due to potential health complications. So far it's been rumored that you can only add from your training camp roster. If that's the case, hell yes. Who better to take?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:16 am    Post subject:

Excited to see what kind of contribution he provides.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:07 pm    Post subject:

I just need to see that Bron, AD, & Cousins front court for one game.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:53 pm    Post subject:

ESPN is reporting some players are hesitant to return fearing the virus. Players association is telling players they can not report to Orlando and not be punished. NBA is telling teams if players don't report they can sign free agents. If one of the Lakers players do not show in Orlando, Boogie would be my first call.

Dion Waiters would be the guy I would cut.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:16 pm    Post subject:

activeverb wrote:
King Randle wrote:
activeverb wrote:
crackadon wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBPRs-nluhk/?igshid=10p78cjca696o

Pincus claims we can re-sign Boogie (supposedly the date is June 22nd).

If it's possible, would you guys be up for It? If so, who should we cut?


First, we have to see if the NBA institutes any special rules for adding players at this point in the season. They might declare that players can only be signed if someone currently on the roster comes down with covid.


Second, if he is eligible, I have no idea if he's healthy enough to play, or if the Lakers feel he can get into shape quickly enough to contribute. Given that anyone can come down sick at anytime, you don't want to burn a roster on a name that may not be able to contribute.

But sure: If we can sign him and he's healthy enough to play and we think he can get into shape fast enough, why not. Of course, that's a lot of buts.


I don't see it...There aren't enough minutes to go around....McGee is playing about 16-18 minutes...Dwight about 20-22, and then AD at center as well...we also signed Morris as a stretch. I love Boogie, I just don't see it. Miami appears to be the front runners to sign him.


Again, there are too many unknowns for me to make a guess.

Will McGee take the risk of playing or will he sit out the rest of the season? Will there be different rules for signing free agents in these new circumstances? Is cousins even able to play? If we can resign cousins, is he a good insurance policy in case someone comes down sick with covid-19? Will cousins demand that he be guaranteed a certain number of minutes?

Beats me.


Like I said in another thread, make JaVale's decision for him. Harsh or not, he has done his part but I wouldn't take the risk if I were LA even if he wants to play.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:02 pm    Post subject:

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Like I said in another thread, make JaVale's decision for him. Harsh or not, he has done his part but I wouldn't take the risk if I were LA even if he wants to play.


Based on the stories I've read, I doubt it will happen like that. Each player will decide for himself.
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