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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:08 am    Post subject:

How do y'all feel about Zach Edey? Probably a reach for #17 and won't be there by our 2nd round pick but man the thought of a 7'4" dude with efficient offense next to AD sounds pretty nice.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 5:37 am    Post subject:

I think it would be a real mistake for the Lakers to trade this pick.

If we are decent next year (and depending on what happens in free agency, no guarantees), maybe we slip more into the 20s with our 2024 pick and the Pelicans do not take that one and elect to take our 2025 pick (when LBJ/AD could be gone that year, yikes).

I see at least a dozen prospects at 17 that have a chance to jump into our rotation this season.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 5:55 am    Post subject:

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Adem Bona would be a nice athletic center project in the 3nd round


I love Adem. Really nice kid, and very approchable. I think he is a season away from realistically helping a contender. At 6-8, he may need a few more NBA skills.

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He already seems like a bigger, more athletic Gabriel. I think he has great potential to develop into an all star type player. He started playing basketball like 5 or 6 years ago so there is a big jump in his game coming in a year or 2.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 6:17 am    Post subject:

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If we keep the pick, Bilal Coulibaly is the (imo) the answer. That kid has star potential and a high floor as a role player.



On offense, Bilal reminds me of a young Eddie Jones. 6'6'' and can sky, strong finisher, a killer first step and those finger rolls

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 7:49 am    Post subject:

Don Draper wrote:
How do y'all feel about Zach Edey? Probably a reach for #17 and won't be there by our 2nd round pick but man the thought of a 7'4" dude with efficient offense next to AD sounds pretty nice.


Zach Edey is projected to not even get drafted. He’s literally projected 72 on the big board. He will definitely be there by 47.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 11:25 am    Post subject:

Lakers Scheduled Workout:

Kihei Clark - Virginia
Chris Livingston - Kentucky
Leonard Miller - Ignite
Adam Flagler - Baylor
Maxwell Lewis - Pepperdine
DaRon Holmes II - Dayton

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 11:33 am    Post subject:

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Don Draper wrote:
How do y'all feel about Zach Edey? Probably a reach for #17 and won't be there by our 2nd round pick but man the thought of a 7'4" dude with efficient offense next to AD sounds pretty nice.


Zach Edey is projected to not even get drafted. He’s literally projected 72 on the big board. He will definitely be there by 47.


Damn! Ok well I think we should def take a flier on him then lol

I did see he looked good at the combine, I saw recent stuff saying he might go late first/early second
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 11:35 am    Post subject:

Leonard Miller is interesting. But I can see him as an OKC type of pick.

Could he be a Lamar Odom lite?
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 12:29 pm    Post subject:

I remember Ramona saying on Mason and Ireland that she ran into Jerry West in the halls, and it wasn't part of her main point but she said he said something like "That Purdue kid looks pretty good"

Now I know Ramona didn't pull that line out of her ass and so I took the comment at face value even though it was part of another story she was telling and just used that as background as an example of how Jerry was.

IF Jerry West said the Purdue kid looks pretty good, then I'm taking a long hard look at him.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 1:13 pm    Post subject:

Don Draper wrote:
How do y'all feel about Zach Edey? Probably a reach for #17 and won't be there by our 2nd round pick but man the thought of a 7'4" dude with efficient offense next to AD sounds pretty nice.

not made for modern basketball,and he is also returning to Purdue
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:04 pm    Post subject:

A lot of these prospects in the draft are not that good. I'm assuming there's a diamond in the rough, but from what I have seen, nothing that really jumps up at me.

Most these draftees lack the fundamentals of the game, and rely too heavily on athleticism.

In result, their game suffers, or they are just shooting, and their overall game lacks.

Bilal Coulibaly has potential. Great size and length, athletic, but raw as hell. Not NBA ready from his body to his game, would be a project, but he is only 18.

Grant Nelson seems to be good.

Has a good right hand touch, quick, athletic. Could really move for his size and shooting upside. Needs to improve offensive awareness, defensively, but does well at blocking shots. He could also create for himself, but limited.

He's been in college for 3 years, and although his numbers improved, he still lacks a left and going left. And I mean you cut off his right and he will really struggle. I see him being scouted and shut out on the elite level due to him not being able to go left and inability to use his left. He may show out in summer league though and the g league.

Lacks the body size and would have to get bigger.

LakersMD wrote:
Lakers Scheduled Workout:

Kihei Clark - Virginia
Chris Livingston - Kentucky
Leonard Miller - Ignite
Adam Flagler - Baylor
Maxwell Lewis - Pepperdine
DaRon Holmes II - Dayton

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Chris Livingston - good length and athleticism. NBA ready body, tough, defensive and rebounding upside, catch and shoot.

Struggles creating for his self, not that quick off the dribble, not that fundamental and needs better offensive awareness. He's better off the ball than on the ball. An undersized PF.

Maxwell Lewis is the best out of the bunch - great size and length, athletic. More of a 3, but could also play 2. Shooting potential, good fundamentals, creation for his self upside. Likes to back his man down and create out the post.

Needs to get stronger, work on his left, better on defense. He's really raw with with his moves, and needs to become a better a dribbler. There were times he was blatantly and noticeably carrying.

Everyone else just isn't that good enough to draft in my opinion, especially 5'10 Kihei Clark. I don't even know how he got an invite, but I guess dot your "i's" and cross your "t's."


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:20 pm    Post subject:

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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:32 pm    Post subject:

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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19


Where is he slotted to go
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:37 pm    Post subject:

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32 wrote:
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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19


Where is he slotted to go


Around our pick
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:38 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19


yinoma!

sounds like a perfect type center going forward
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:44 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19


He’s super interesting
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:55 pm    Post subject:

LBJ23 wrote:
Bron2AD wrote:
32 wrote:
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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19


Where is he slotted to go


Around our pick


I think a little lower. I'd trade 17/47 and see if we could get 21/22 from nets

I'd then draft this kid and wemby's teammate - Bilal Coulibaly
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 3:09 pm    Post subject:

Bron2AD wrote:
LBJ23 wrote:
Bron2AD wrote:
32 wrote:
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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19


Where is he slotted to go


Around our pick


I think a little lower. I'd trade 17/47 and see if we could get 21/22 from nets

I'd then draft this kid and wemby's teammate - Bilal Coulibaly

my dream draft right there...
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 3:28 pm    Post subject:

lol

https://twitter.com/deanondraft/status/1649118384724770844

Bilal Coulibaly spent half of the year playing in the terrible baby league in France, and other half being unproductive in the real league.

Internationals who haven't produced almost always fail in the NBA, yet teams keep talking themselves into taking them round 1.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 3:35 pm    Post subject:

lakersfan32 wrote:
lol

https://twitter.com/deanondraft/status/1649118384724770844

Bilal Coulibaly spent half of the year playing in the terrible baby league in France, and other half being unproductive in the real league.

Internationals who haven't produced almost always fail in the NBA, yet teams keep talking themselves into taking them round 1.


Took from ringer website- AGE 18.9

Ya if we get him for workout and if he knocks it off the park, I am drafting him

Ringer has him going to us
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 4:40 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19


He is an only ok player and I wouldn't waste a 17th pick on him.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 5:02 pm    Post subject:

Don Draper wrote:
How do y'all feel about Zach Edey? Probably a reach for #17 and won't be there by our 2nd round pick but man the thought of a 7'4" dude with efficient offense next to AD sounds pretty nice.


Good touch, big body, very skilled in the post, keeps the ball high and uses his length. He has good offensive awareness, but very limited, slow footed, and I don't think he'll translate well defensively on the elite level.

He can only play down low, close to the basket. If he switched on a screen to the wing, he'll be toast. Also, he's 7'4 so he also may have an injury problem. I wouldn't take the risk, to be honest.

He's a traditional big. Sorta reminds me of Yao Ming, except Yao was way better because he moved better and quicker. I think Zach would have did well in the early 2000's and below.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2023 12:00 pm    Post subject:

https://twitter.com/canyondriver/status/1662531644182626304?s=46&t=LZLzjVPmosqPbICOlCZLnQ

Always trust LG’s draft guru, Mike.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2023 12:00 pm    Post subject:

MIKE COME BACK TO LG

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2023 12:03 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
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7’1 Freshman Dereck Lively ( @DereckLively ) athleticism was very impressive at @KlutchSports pro day and he made 14 straight corner 3’s in front of 30 NBA Teams 😳 He also averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes at Duke


https://twitter.com/swishcultures_/status/1662200615504842753?t=VccMeStQQGpYggKhO5b3OA&s=19

Mike feels like it's translatable too
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