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    GAME 2 Suns at Lakers at 7:00pm Staples center We need the bench to respond!

    This is another big test to continue to measure early where this team is now. Davis and Lebron looked great so far, the rest have to step up more.
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    If Westbrook is not up for a matchup against CP3 then he will never be ready. Time to get motivated and out play CP3, Westie. He will be the difference against that team. That and we have no one on the starting line up to even guard Booker.

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    Payback time from last playoffs, AD has always been a nightmare matchup for the suns.

    Time to get a W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShadow42 View Post
    If Westbrook is not up for a matchup against CP3 then he will never be ready. Time to get motivated and out play CP3, Westie. He will be the difference against that team. That and we have no one on the starting line up to even guard Booker.
    What about Baze? He did a pretty good job on curry last night.

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    Go Lakers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteshadow42 View Post
    if westbrook is not up for a matchup against cp3 then he will never be ready. Time to get motivated and out play cp3, westie. He will be the difference against that team. That and we have no one on the starting line up to even guard booker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron24th View Post
    What about Baze? He did a pretty good job on curry last night.
    Booker is 6'7". He can shoot over Baze all day. But he is the only one to be able to guard him.

    Also just for kicks, this is my opinion on how Russ could be incorporated.

    Russ should be used as a super role player. First comes the rotation. Since Lebron is the oldest of the trio, then he should sub out first at around the 6 minute mark. Then Russ should take over as the primary ball handler. This is maximizing Lebron's and Russ's usage rate in the first quarter. Second quarter then either Lebron or Rondo can take the ball handling charge. When Russ returns then he can get it until halftime.

    What I meant by super role player. Russ could be used as our transition offense guy. So his major role is being the transition guy from defense to offense. As he is probably the best at it or maybe second to Giannis in this, then this maximizes his usage and talents. This also puts pressure on the opponent's transition defense and also don't have to play a set offense as much. This also hides our poor 3 point shooting. I also feel that when Lebron is in with Russ, Russ should handle the ball as Lebron is a decent 3 point shooter now. He will spread the floor much better than Russ would.

    I didn't mind the starting lineup, but you don't start a lineup like that and then put the ball in Lebron's hands and expect people to respect Russ's outside shooting. If Lebron wasn't 5/11 on 3, last game would have been even more lopsided. Can't expect that from Lebron every game. Let Russ play pick n roll with AD. Russ is a decent pick n roll player now. Lebron can play off ball then. This will save Lebron's legs for the playoffs. Even pick n roll with Russ and Lebron with AD at the 3 point line. A lot of cool combinations that can happen.

    Another part in Russ's super role player is to be the guy that locks down the opponents best wing player. He has that capability and since his offense is not needed as much, then he can use his athleticism to lock down other players. Better defense will result in more transition offense which will increase his value and usage at the same time. He is also the best rebounding guard in the league. He should crash the boards more when he is on defense. Then he can start and finish the break by himself and he usually does. Especially if AD is playing the 5, we have a pretty fast team.

    That's just my two cents. Let's see how they incorporate all these new players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Power House View Post
    ab?
    AB can guard CP3 but not Booker. He will actually be great against CP3 but then Westie would have to guard Booker. Books will eat him alive. Let's see what starting lineup the soon to be fired Lakers coach will have out there tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShadow42 View Post
    Let's see what starting lineup the soon to be fired Lakers coach will have out there tomorrow.
    Who would you like to coach if they let him go?

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    If we fire Vogel then Fizdale takes over. I’d rather keep Vogel than have him coach..
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShadow42 View Post
    AB can guard CP3 but not Booker. He will actually be great against CP3 but then Westie would have to guard Booker. Books will eat him alive. Let's see what starting lineup the soon to be fired Lakers coach will have out there tomorrow.
    Can we have the Zen Master back ?

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