(Vet min) CHRISTIAN WOOD a Laker
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 1:31 am    Post subject: (Vet min) CHRISTIAN WOOD a Laker

https://twitter.com/jweinbachnba/status/1678270319381954561
Sounds like it’s going to be between Lakers and Heat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 5:54 am    Post subject:

If it is between the Lakers and Heat, the hold up is probably Dame trade and how much $ the Heat would be able to give Wood.

He’s all about the $.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 5:57 am    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
If it is between the Lakers and Heat, the hold up is probably Dame trade and how much $ the Heat would be able to give Wood.

He’s all about the $.


Dame situation may take a while. Might not be in Wood's interest to sit out too long, especially if this drags out through training camp.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:03 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
If it is between the Lakers and Heat, the hold up is probably Dame trade and how much $ the Heat would be able to give Wood.

He’s all about the $.


Dame situation may take a while. Might not be in Wood's interest to sit out too long, especially if this drags out through training camp.


Why not? If Miami gives more than the vet min, waiting is good.
If it's the same vet min as the Lakers maybe he gets more playing time in Miami than L.A.

Seems ok to wait.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:20 am    Post subject:

Funny how excited people are here about this guy.
He’s 27 and has already been on 7 teams. Perhaps a sign that he’s not very good? Not sure he’s got a great track record.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:22 am    Post subject:

Not a very good defender or team player. Both Houston and Dallas needed bigs and let him go. There is a reason for that.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:41 am    Post subject:

Laker7 wrote:
Not a very good defender or team player. Both Houston and Dallas needed bigs and let him go. There is a reason for that.


Main difference is Houston paid him a 3yr/$41M deal to get him. Dallas traded a 1st and 4 players for him. We are only investing a vet min. If he’s any kind of trouble or doesn’t work out he can be traded or waived. It’s pretty low risk and there’s not another great option out there. Expectations should definitely be tempered though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:06 am    Post subject:

Wood for the minimum is like a better version of Thomas Bryant for us from last season.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:20 am    Post subject:

For the minimum, no brainer to me. He's not a "center," but he does bring stretch big qualities alongside AD on offense. AD/LBJ will miss 20-25+ games each. Having Wood to fill in during those times on offense may be a big plus for the team.

But defensively, don't even get me started on him.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:39 am    Post subject:

Buha’s article: https://t.co/p5QPeZCyAU

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Christian Wood and Bismack Biyombo are in consideration for that 14th roster spot, according to team sources not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The Lakers had interest in Dario Saric before he signed with the Golden State Warriors earlier this week, those sources said. Pelinka clarified that Los Angeles is hoping to find a player that is different than Hayes from a skill-set perspective.


Sounds like Lakers could've gotten Saric.

Based on Rob’s quotes, Lakers preference was probably: 1) Wood, 2) Saric, 3) Biyombo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:44 am    Post subject:

Lonzo-Lite wrote:
Wood for the minimum is like a better version of Thomas Bryant for us from last season.

The main pro is that he and Hayes would make a fine enough big combo, if AD were to miss games. We wouldn’t have to play someone that’s totally cooked at 80% of things 18-24 mins, like a Boogie or McGee

Obviously the con is defense, but you’re going to get guys with warts, when you’re looking for min contract guys

I’d prefer Biyombo, but Wood would be okay, too
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:51 am    Post subject:

Wood's offensive upside IMO outweighs Biiyomo's defensive advantage. I mean, BB is far from some defensive anchor and will still get pushed around by Jokic and while Woods is even worse, how he can transform the offense and open up room for AD to operate in the paint is huge.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 12:28 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
For the minimum, no brainer to me. He's not a "center," but he does bring stretch big qualities alongside AD on offense. AD/LBJ will miss 20-25+ games each. Having Wood to fill in during those times on offense may be a big plus for the team.

But defensively, don't even get me started on him.


Bingo. We need more offensive firepower when LeBron/AD misses their annual 20+ games.

Hope to find that post defender at the deadline or buyout market with the 15th spot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 2:33 pm    Post subject:

A long, long time ago, there was this C/PF who had a great jumpshot and a piss poor reputation, having played his way off of the Braves, Knicks, Celtics, Pistons & Nets. The Lakers picked him up for a song after Mitch Kupchak got hurt and the C/PF - Bob McAdoo - was a key piece on 2 World Championship teams (4 straight Finals) and made the Hall of Fame.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 4:18 pm    Post subject:

Of the options out there, Wood seems like the best, but he's not exactly appealing since he's undersized and doesn't play defense.

I'd say sign him to maybe a non-guaranteed contract and see how it goes. It looks like we'll have to look to a midseason trade in order to get that rotational center we need to win it all this coming season.

Oh well. The Lakers did that in 1987 with Mychal Thompson and in '82 with Bob McAdoo, as Dr. Laker pointed out above. Maybe we can do just fine for a few months with Wood and Hayes at the 5 until we get someone better.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 4:30 pm    Post subject:

epic_ wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
If it is between the Lakers and Heat, the hold up is probably Dame trade and how much $ the Heat would be able to give Wood.

He’s all about the $.


Dame situation may take a while. Might not be in Wood's interest to sit out too long, especially if this drags out through training camp.


Why not? If Miami gives more than the vet min, waiting is good.
If it's the same vet min as the Lakers maybe he gets more playing time in Miami than L.A.

Seems ok to wait.


Yup. If all he's getting is vet minimum offers, there isn't any downside to waiting. He can always get that deal. With training camps still months away, he doesn't need to be in a hurry.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 5:58 pm    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
Of the options out there, Wood seems like the best, but he's not exactly appealing since he's undersized and doesn't play defense.

I'd say sign him to maybe a non-guaranteed contract and see how it goes. It looks like we'll have to look to a midseason trade in order to get that rotational center we need to win it all this coming season.

Oh well. The Lakers did that in 1987 with Mychal Thompson and in '82 with Bob McAdoo, as Dr. Laker pointed out above. Maybe we can do just fine for a few months with Wood and Hayes at the 5 until we get someone better.



Now undersized C's; smh
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:31 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
If it is between the Lakers and Heat, the hold up is probably Dame trade and how much $ the Heat would be able to give Wood.

He’s all about the $.


That would certainly explain the delay as to why Wood still hasn't signed with anyone.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:32 pm    Post subject:

deal wrote:
slavavov wrote:
Of the options out there, Wood seems like the best, but he's not exactly appealing since he's undersized and doesn't play defense.

I'd say sign him to maybe a non-guaranteed contract and see how it goes. It looks like we'll have to look to a midseason trade in order to get that rotational center we need to win it all this coming season.

Oh well. The Lakers did that in 1987 with Mychal Thompson and in '82 with Bob McAdoo, as Dr. Laker pointed out above. Maybe we can do just fine for a few months with Wood and Hayes at the 5 until we get someone better.



Now undersized C's; smh

Like I said, he's not exactly appealing, partly because he's an undersized C. But so is Biyombo, and one of them would be better than none of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:07 pm    Post subject:

He's less of a negative on D than Bismack is a negative on O so I'm on board with him. He was actually a significant positive on D per RAPTOR 3 and 4 seasons ago and may especially motivated this year to rediscover that. He's the clear choice if we have one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:11 pm    Post subject:

At least he has the size we need to bang with centers so AD doesn’t have to.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:18 pm    Post subject:

Well, 2020 had a lot of weird characters as well. Dwight Howard being the prime example, JaVale McGee being a knucklehead himself, Markieff Morris wasn’t without baggage, KCP playing while literally being in prison, etc.

If their is any place, any team to rebuild your image, it would be the Lakers. And if you can’t, then you never will.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:24 pm    Post subject:

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Well, 2020 had a lot of weird characters as well. Dwight Howard being the prime example, JaVale McGee being a knucklehead himself, Markieff Morris wasn’t without baggage, KCP playing while literally being in prison, etc.

If their is any place, any team to rebuild your image, it would be the Lakers. And if you can’t, then you never will.

The weirdest thing that year was the season.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:55 pm    Post subject:

im not sure how anyone can argue with a straight face this Wood at the minimum is not worth it.

I'd be very disappointed in anyone who would take McGee over him at the minimum. stop it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2023 9:17 pm    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
Of the options out there, Wood seems like the best, but he's not exactly appealing since he's undersized and doesn't play defense.

I'd say sign him to maybe a non-guaranteed contract and see how it goes.


You think Wood would sign with a team that offered him a non-guaranteed contract at the veteran's minimum?
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