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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject:

Only if Lavar is able to sucker another franchise into taking another Ball

He really has no skill. All he does is fire ridiculously long 3s and make unnecessarily flashy passes.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject:

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Had a 30 point triple double with Spire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYco6ztDM8c


Wow. I know this is only one highlight tape from one game but he really looks like he has improved his game and become less selfish. Was seeing a lot of long passes from him in the back court, pushing the ball after change of possession without hesitation. The same thing I loved seeing from Lonzo at UCLA. I almost forgot he calls himself a point guard with the way he was playing in Lithuania. And physically he is looking nice; just effortlessly dunking at half speed. Showing some warning signs of a guy who isn't serious enough, but he is young so he has time to turn it around. He has 19 months until the draft, lets see where he is playing and how he is looking next november.

And he looks nice in that Laker purple PIC
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject:

Pretty sure Fab Melo was a huge bust
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:01 am    Post subject:

SDLakersFan wrote:
Only if Lavar is able to sucker another franchise into taking another Ball

He really has no skill. All he does is fire ridiculously long 3s and make unnecessarily flashy passes.


Just say you only watched him as a Sophomore. At Spire he is less selfish, looking to make plays, and just doesn't jack up Trae Young type threes. Did Lavar Ball really cloud people's minds that easily? Sad.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
Pretty sure Fab Melo was a huge bust


and we all know he only went to Cuse because Carmelo went there and they have similar names
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
Pretty sure Fab Melo was a huge bust

He's dead.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Chronicle wrote:
Pretty sure Fab Melo was a huge bust

He's dead.


well that's one way of putting it
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject:

Melo's use and days in the league limited. His salary $1,512,601 says, if he's willing to accept a scrub role he's worth a signing. That role may wake him up, PRIDE.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Chronicle wrote:
Pretty sure Fab Melo was a huge bust

He's dead.


well that's one way of putting it

"Fab Melo is 7 feet underground."
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject:

Is Spire one of those prep schools that plays fifth-year post grads? If so, I think Melo could graduate this year, play at SPIRE again next year, then jump to the draft. If not, attaching himself to Gelo will really limit his overseas pro prospects if that would be "his" strategy again next year.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject:

dont_be_a_wuss wrote:
Is Spire one of those prep schools that plays fifth-year post grads? If so, I think Melo could graduate this year, play at SPIRE again next year, then jump to the draft. If not, attaching himself to Gelo will really limit his overseas pro prospects if that would be "his" strategy again next year.


I would think that would regress his draft status.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject:

Melo is not even worth a Second Round Pick at this point.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject:

Mike have you seen any OKC games? Wondering what you think of Deonte Burton. He impressed me in summer league. I think he played pro ball overseas.
His strength and composure is impressive for a rookie.
Even though his stats aren't anything impressive. The OKC announcers and fans really like him.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject:

crazylakerfan001 wrote:
Melo is not even worth a Second Round Pick at this point.


Well, I'll just disagree with that.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Mike have you seen any OKC games? Wondering what you think of Deonte Burton. He impressed me in summer league. I think he played pro ball overseas.
His strength and composure is impressive for a rookie.
Even though his stats aren't anything impressive. The OKC announcers and fans really like him.


He's Julius Randle II. I've been making fun of him for years because they look alike, wear the same number, both left handed, stocky dudes.

The difference is he has some guard skills and basically, it boils down to his ability to shoot the 3 and make some decent passes on drives. Iowa St. was developing talent really well for awhile.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:

He's Julius Randle II. I've been making fun of him for years because they look alike, wear the same number, both left handed, stocky dudes.

The difference is he has some guard skills and basically, it boils down to his ability to shoot the 3 and make some decent passes on drives. Iowa St. was developing talent really well for awhile.

I'll definitely keep an eye on him. Diallo is getting all the love. Rightfully so. But JRII (Burton) is no slouch.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject:

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Mike@LG wrote:

He's Julius Randle II. I've been making fun of him for years because they look alike, wear the same number, both left handed, stocky dudes.

The difference is he has some guard skills and basically, it boils down to his ability to shoot the 3 and make some decent passes on drives. Iowa St. was developing talent really well for awhile.

I'll definitely keep an eye on him. Diallo is getting all the love. Rightfully so. But JRII (Burton) is no slouch.


He impressed me his last year at Iowa St. Played very well against Swanigan in the tournament including a huge block. Very Randle-esque except he has ability to shoot but is much shorter. Was hoping to pick him up after the draft. Curious to see how he turns out because my eyes told me now that’s a basketball player. Not a stud, but a really good player.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:

He's Julius Randle II. I've been making fun of him for years because they look alike, wear the same number, both left handed, stocky dudes.

The difference is he has some guard skills and basically, it boils down to his ability to shoot the 3 and make some decent passes on drives. Iowa St. was developing talent really well for awhile.

I'll definitely keep an eye on him. Diallo is getting all the love. Rightfully so. But JRII (Burton) is no slouch.


I'm most definitely not a Diallo guy. Burton is a more skilled player on both ends of the floor for sure. The magic would be if he was able to defend opposing 4/3 in lineup situations, then exploit his guard skills on the offensive end. He's an odd kind of tweener but still able to affect the game defensively.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:05 am    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
dont_be_a_wuss wrote:
Is Spire one of those prep schools that plays fifth-year post grads? If so, I think Melo could graduate this year, play at SPIRE again next year, then jump to the draft. If not, attaching himself to Gelo will really limit his overseas pro prospects if that would be "his" strategy again next year.


I would think that would regress his draft status.


So you're saying that would be a good strategy to drop to the Lakers?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:38 am    Post subject:

Lamelo a lottery pick? Please. He'd be lucky to even get a tryout in the league. I've watched him since his freshman year. He isn't anywhere near the passer or leader Lonzo is. Has zero concept on how to play defense. And is a terrible shooter. Everybody always looks at how many points Melo and Gelo put up, but rarely do they pay attention to how many shots they put up to get those numbers.

Melo is garbage. The 3 "other" Balls are living off of Lonzo's talent which is unfortunate.

247sports.com currently doesn't even have Melo rated as a 1 star.

If he goes to college and is forced to actually play basketball and not that run and chuck garbage he is accustomed to he's going to be exposed badly. If at that point he decides to learn to play the game he could turn into something.

But I doubt it.
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He’s definitely improved a lot. Very curious to see where he goes to next year to prepare for the 2020 draft.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject:

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He’s definitely improved a lot. Very curious to see where he goes to next year to prepare for the 2020 draft.


I don't understand how a guy that looked like White Chocolate as a freshman just suddenly falls out of the lottery.

Now he's what, 6'6" ? 6'7"? He's not doing the fancy stuff anywhere near as much as he used to in Chino Hills and that got further reduced with international play.

Just, I wouldn't be surprised if he was a lottery pick. It's not like he lacks handles/vision. The shot is still weird, but he looks comfortable from range.
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