Posted on: July 15, 2010 10:11 pm
As the free agents dwindle and the Lakers still need a 3rd PG it looks like we must resign Shannon Brown back to the Lakers team. I have read alot of posts from my fellow Laker fans that they are willing to let go of Brown to pursue another player. I say why look when we have a servicable player right under our nose! Lest we forget Shannon was just a throw in, in the Adam Morrison trade. Adam has rode the pine for 2 years while Brown has amazed us with his amazing aerobatics and breathtaking speed and dunks. I know Shannon isn't a defensive gem or a great ball handler, but he's part of our system, he knows our nuances being part of 2 world championships. Where are we gonna to find that out there in the scraps that are left? I say we stand behind Brown now and bring him back and let him do what he do....give us highlights.
Posted on: July 11, 2010 6:51 am
When I was wacthing the Summer League game yesterday between the Lakers and Nuggets I was confused on who that was wearing #3 for the Lakers, Devin Ebanks or Trevor Ariza. Now I'm not getting ahead of myself Fully, I know this kid was drafted 43rd and has not played a single NBA game yet but one must admit there is a striking similarity there besides just the uniform number. They kinda actually look alike, Dervin being a bit taller. Most of all is there game. Both are good defenders that can step in front of a pass or poke a ball loose. I saw that today when Ebanks did it a few times. Also, both have good spot up trey strokes. The likeness in their passing on the break are uncanny too.
Now I know what your thinking, Fatman how can you tell all this after 2 summer league games? Well in addition to being a Lakers fan, I am from West Virginia and have seen all of Devin Ebanks college games for the last 2 years too in Big East country. I am telling you this kid has the skills to make the Lakers squad. I know Mitch and Phil Jackson are not big on rookies but believe this kid would be a good bench guy, plus we can sign him for the rookie minimum salary.
My Laker Brothers in Arms, I think this was a steal in the Draft and we be better signing him. If you have not seen him play yet check out the summer league games on NBA TV, you will like what you see.
Posted on: July 11, 2010 4:40 am
When I read today that Derek Fisher was meeting with the Miami Heat officials, I got a lump in my throat. I thought to myself, :Oh no here we go again". The last time Fisher left was after the Kobe-Shaq fallout, he signed with the Warriors then moved onto the Jazz before returning. I remember those years without Fisher were turmoil to say the least. Kobe Bryant was a scoring machine and we made the playoffs two times losing to the Phoenix Suns. There was something missing during that time, a floor general, a calming voice, a inspirational leader, a voice of reasoning, and even a guy who could take that one shot when Kobe had to jack up shot being tripled teamed. Those were all the things Derek Fisher was to the Lakers.
The Lakers management must not make the same mistake twice, you listening Mitch, Magic, and Dr. Buss? I know Fish is getting older, but we may have not....we would have not won these Last 2 Finals without #2. DF's clutch treys in 2009 to his great performance in game 3 this year in versus the Celtics. Lakers step up to the plate and bring back Derek to the family, not only for what he does on the court but also on the sidelines and locker room...Make a Difference.