Posted: 06/23/2008 11:26 AM
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brickshooter wrote: There seems to be controversy regarding the result of multiple concussions. Some reports say that you're 3x as likely to suffer another concussion if you've suffered 3 or more in the last 7 years. Other reports refute this. And some say that the result of the damage won't be felt until 20 years later. Which explains why concussions don't stop football players from finishing out successful careers. So there is some real risk of GWallace's career being cut short. This sounds like another Trevor Ariza situation. We may or may not be getting damaged goods albeit very talented ones.
Posted: 06/23/2008 1:40 PM
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mobius wrote: i hope your understanding is more accurate (in the end) than last time. we ALL know how much i would LOVE gerald wallace on THIS TEAM. dont' you all think he's MUCH MUCH closer to scottie pippen in function than lamar? i mean, aside form lamar's ballhandling and initiation the offense...
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Posted: 06/23/2008 4:14 PM
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brickshooter wrote: I wonder how much of fingerprint Larry Brown has on this proposal. I know that Larry really likes what Lamar brings.
Posted: 06/23/2008 4:35 PM
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dave1003 wrote: First I would like to say, it's nice to see comments from guys who know basketball rather than talking out of their a$$ like on other Lakers sites.
Posted: 06/24/2008 11:24 AM
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Rod26 wrote: Wallace mainly looks to score and he can't play PF if Bynum goes down with a injury again.
Posted: 06/24/2008 12:47 PM
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Posted: 06/24/2008 12:55 PM
Rod26 wrote: I just watch some of the players mentioned in trades for Lamar and im not impressed with them. They are stat guys on bad teams.
Posted: 06/24/2008 1:04 PM
EddieEddie wrote: Rod26 wrote: I just watch some of the players mentioned in trades for Lamar and im not impressed with them. They are stat guys on bad teams.So you're going to define Marion as a "stat guy on a bad team" based on the 1/2 half season he spent in Miami, where never played with a 100% Wade, basically all the other main players were injured (Zo, Haslem, Wright) and Marion himself suffered from injuries that ended his season prematurely. What about Marion's time on Phoenix, namely 04-05 to midway of 07-08? The Suns were 211-84 in that span. Is that not worthy of him being a "stat guy on a good team"?Artest has been on winning teams. Jefferson made it to the Finals twice. Prince has a Championship ring and his team has made at least the Conference Finals in the past 6 years. Plus he is hardly a stat guy. The only guy you can describe as a "stats guy on a bad team" is Wallace. Not at all applicable to any of the other names.
EddieEddie wrote: Rod26 wrote: Wallace mainly looks to score and he can't play PF if Bynum goes down with a injury again.Wallace spent more than twice the amount of time this past season at PF than SF. In fact 7 of the Top 10 lineups in terms of minutes, including the Top 2, that Charlotte went with this season had Wallace at PF.
Hey guys. I'm a huge fan of LO but how many times did he not show up in crucial games. I'm all for a 6'10 guy that can play any position that he wants but I personally would love to see this happen. With that in mind, let me throw a little twist into this and ask you guys what you think about it.Why did Trevor Ariza just change his number to 1 from 3? Is that a sign that this deal is about to take place? Are the Lakers telling Trevor that they need the number 3 for Gerald Wallace?
Posted: 06/24/2008 1:08 PM
OllieWilliams wrote: Anyways, just because a nut like Vincent played Wallace at PF doesn't mean it's something any sane person should do. Unless Phil's planning to go really small-ball, like into the "are you serious?" realms where usually only Don Nelson goes.
Posted: 06/24/2008 2:09 PM
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OllieWilliams wrote: This is what I was talking about earlier - Sam Vincent had no idea what he was doing. They brought in Nazr Mohammed, who was a walking double double anytime he could get 30 minutes, and what does Vincent do? Bench Mohammed so he can play Jeff McInnis. It was so ridiculous it got to the point where the team had to release McInnis altogether just to stop Vincent from starting him. Anyways, just because a nut like Vincent played Wallace at PF doesn't mean it's something any sane person should do. Unless Phil's planning to go really small-ball, like into the "are you serious?" realms where usually only Don Nelson goes. And given Wallace's injury history, the last thing I'd want him doing is banging with full-sized dudes like Brand, Amare, and Al Jefferson down low.
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CoolHandGary wrote: Gotta love excuses
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which place it, and I shall move the world."
Posted: 06/25/2008 1:12 PM
If Buss passed on Baron Davis due to injury concerns then maybe Wallace should get the same pass. Injury history has to be a concern especially for a team that been hit by many injuries. On top of that Odom's contract is good for the lakers as well. Teams looking for that big contract to come of the book and get in the Lebron sweepstakes should pay well for a good guy and good player like Odom...and his contract