Lakers @ Suns Friday game thread, 11-10-2023 - In-Season Tournament Game #1

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Ideally we find a taker for Little. What we get in return, who knows.

There's also the possibility of waving someone if there's a player made available who fills a need, thinking frontcourt help.

I would wager Grayson Allen has good trade value and I don't want to trade him but that may change in 2-3 months if we can keep our Big 3 healthy.
I think we need Grayson Allen, turning him into a big seems counter productive - meaning I think his skills are more valuable to us than a big. Are you thinking a Nurk replacement? Not sure who would even be available that would be enough of an improvement that they would be available for Nurk and Allen - and makes the right salary. Maybe we could get Ayton back LOL.

Little has no value, and will get you someone of no value and nothing more.
 

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Hopefully they've double and triple checked all the measurements on the floor. Saw something about Denver's court being off, their 3pt line was about a foot longer than it should have been. I read a piece on how this was a time crunch to get these courts painted in time and figured there might be some questions but that was a bit surprising they'd goof that bad.
 

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I think we need Grayson Allen, turning him into a big seems counter productive - meaning I think his skills are more valuable to us than a big. Are you thinking a Nurk replacement? Not sure who would even be available that would be enough of an improvement that they would be available for Nurk and Allen - and makes the right salary. Maybe we could get Ayton back LOL.

Little has no value, and will get you someone of no value and nothing more.

I like Nurk. We need depth behind Nurk or to pair with him.

I prefer Allen to what may be available given how well he's fit so far. Still doesn't mean a trade doesn't happen. Pairing him with Little in a deal would allow us to take back someone making $16-17 million a year. There's options.

As far as Little, he has very little value, if any at all. I hope we can get him playing well for a stretch and give him minutes when the big 3 are healthy to showcase him for a deal. Whether that happens, who knows, but I'd hope the front office has worked the phones trying to drum up interest in him. Even freeing up a roster spot by moving him would be a plus.
 
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Still think we should win if Beal and Gordon don't stink tonight.

The Suns are starting to resemble the Clippers of years past, always wondering if the stars are going to play.
 

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I dont care if AD plays. When he's a game time decision, which he basically is here, he's usually pretty ineffective.
 
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What purpose does the tournament provide? How does it support the fan? Other than a change in the court, it’s just the next game on the calendar for me:)

For the teams that make it to the tournament finals, I think it will generate some excitement.
 
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Thanks wasn’t sure if I needed to sign up for anything I mostly stream TV

It sounds like you are one of those high-tech guys. :cool:

I've always been happy on the farm.
 
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Bradley Beal will play tonight although his minutes will probably be limited.

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like to see Beal at least 15 and some assists, just handle the ball to clean up the sloppy turnovers of some of the guys not used to handling the ball as much…
 

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Vogel corrected the not getting back on defense immediately - hoping tonight we take care of the ball - and I expect AD to ball out tonight - he just seems to have Nurk's number plus I don't see Allen hitting 47 3 pointers again so we'll need others to step up if we're going to contend in the bunk ass tournament
 
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Showing on channel 3 in 25 minutes. That's how I'm watching. Can't stand ESPN commentators.

This is what I did as well once I took by television off mute.
 
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These are the starters for the Lakers.

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Here are the Suns starters.

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