Why not ... this IS the Lakers' home site with an occasional mention of the other teams. He's the Lakers' Elvis ... can't even retire .... all of us that drop by from time to time have to accept that.Can I wear my kobe jersey?
You got that right, I'm pretty much scared to say anything bad about the lakers because I'm worried someone will ban me.Why not ... this IS the Lakers' home site with an occasional mention of the other teams. He's the Lakers' Elvis ... can't even retire .... all of us that drop by from time to time have to accept that.
You can listen to me badmouth Doc and Baby Doc.
To say he took Farmar's place is not saying much ... Farmar has NEVER been good. It was easy for him to get on the floor because his father made it that way ... you don't honestly think he's better than Collison, Bledsoe, and a whole host of players that Doc didn't let get on the floor because of his plan to bring in his son. Dudley is not in the discussion except to mention one of the many mistakes Doc has made as a GM.People make way too big of a deal about Austin Rivers coming off the bench for LA. The problem isn't that he's playing, it's that he's legitimately one of their four best guards. I mean, the guy took Jordan Farmar's spot on the roster, and is "squeezing out" Lester Hudson and Dahntay Jones from the rotation. Sure, criticize Doc The GM for not getting better players (trading away Jared Dudley plus a future first and hard-capping yourself just to sign Spencer Hawes was brutal in hindsight), but you'd be hard-pressed to make a case that Austin doesn't belong on the floor for this Clippers squad.
.....and yet, Farmar was the guy who was occupying the spot in the rotation that Rivers is now in. Again, blame Doc The GM for doing a poor job of roster-building, but Rivers is at worst a push with Farmar this season while having at least some upside going forward.To say he took Farmar's place is not saying much ... Farmar has NEVER been good.
If Doc's master plan all along was to trade for his son and force-feed him minutes in order to raise his profile, then wouldn't he have just traded Bledsoe for him in the first place? The fact of the matter is that Bledsoe and Collison have nothing to do with the situation at all: Bledsoe was traded because the Clippers had zero wing depth and LA didn't plan on paying Chris Paul's backup eight figures, and Collison left due to a combination of Sacramento promising him a starting spot and LA being unable to offer him any sort of reasonable contract because they hardcapped themselves signing Hawes.It was easy for him to get on the floor because his father made it that way ... you don't honestly think he's better than Collison, Bledsoe, and a whole host of players that Doc didn't let get on the floor because of his plan to bring in his son.
That's not even true right now. Jamal Crawford's playing significantly more than Austin is, in fact right in line with his postseason minute averages for LA since getting there, as was also the case during the regular season. Rivers is the fourth guard in a four-guard rotation, and he's only there because Doc's planned Collison replacement (Farmar) fell flat. Everything else is just people desperately trying to make something out of nothing.You don't get it ... to Doc, it doesn't matter who sits ... Austin was always going to be first off the bench.
His one-trick son came in and committed 2 critical mistakes and old reliable Crawford had to come in ... you know him, the one everyone wants trade but he's always there to save the day.His one-trick son is the reason you won Game 4.