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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: In Vegas: Brian Roberts Fighting for a Job

Hey all,

I’m not down in Vegas or anything – but I was asked to do a write up on Brian Roberts who is on the Lakers summer squad

In Vegas: Brian Roberts Fighting for a Job
http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9470

Also, Travis Heath has a quick one on the other Coby

In Vegas: Coby Karl's Whirlwind Journey Continues
http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9471

Thanks,

Eric
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject:

thanks eric! first
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject:

Thanks Eric.

May I ask why someone asked for you to cover Brian Roberts? Just curious.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject:

Alpha wrote:
Thanks Eric.

May I ask why someone asked for you to cover Brian Roberts? Just curious.


Was it his mom?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject:

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Alpha wrote:
Thanks Eric.

May I ask why someone asked for you to cover Brian Roberts? Just curious.


Was it his mom?


No it was Bill
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject:

There is always McDonalds.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: In Vegas: Brian Roberts Fighting for a Job

emplay wrote:
Hey all,

I’m not down in Vegas or anything – but I was asked to do a write up on Brian Roberts who is on the Lakers summer squad

In Vegas: Brian Roberts Fighting for a Job
http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9470

Also, Travis Heath has a quick one on the other Coby

In Vegas: Coby Karl's Whirlwind Journey Continues
http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9471

Thanks,

Eric


Thanks emplay. I mentioned this kid yesterday and got teased by some folks on this thread. This kid is a player IMO. I'm not saying he will be a hall of famer but he is a gamer. For the record, I didn't ask for the write-up, just pure coincidence. Like I said, keep an eye on this guy - a lights out shooter with a controlled but aggressive streak
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:31 pm    Post subject:

hw is covering the summer league and they had the interview and bill asked me to write it up - diferent bill - but bill just the same
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
hw is covering the summer league and they had the interview and bill asked me to write it up - diferent bill - but bill just the same


bill artest?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject:

ingram but nice guess
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject:

Not at all trying to be critical but considering most of us can't really watch the games, might I suggest describing his game or your impressions of it a bit more in the articles? I really didn't get anything out of what you wrote, except that he wants to work hard to make the team, and that he had a good workout before the draft.

What did YOU think of his game? How did he do? Any impressions? that's really what I, as a Lakers fan, want to know about. Can the boy play basketball and would he be a good prospect for our team?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject:

well being that I'm in LA - I didn't see him play - and have never seen him play
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject:

Man, you totally got me! I really thought you were in Vegas covering this guy! That's hilarious. YOU SUCK! Lol. Dang. I really wanted to know what you saw.

Well, that explains it, doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject:

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Hey all,

I’m not down in Vegas or anything – but I was asked to do a write up on Brian Roberts who is on the Lakers summer squad


from my post above
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject:

LAKERJAM - If you're curious how the Summer League guys are doing for the Lakers, I can offer you this brief summary:

Koby Carl is really the only guy who belongs on an NBA roster (and yes, I'm purposely leaving out Joe Crawford). The Lakers summer league team is certainly not a threat to steal any roster spots from people. Koby has showed a good, all-around game, but everyone else...YEESH. Stats don't tell everything - you can just tell by the way some guys play. If they're not dominating the summer league rosters (or if they look like they're working too hard), they're not NBA material.

I'm honestly not even sure Joe Crawford has an NBA Level ceiling.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject:

By the way - nice write up by Emplay. Even if he was in Vegas, it would be tough to spin the article to put a favorable light on Roberts' play in Summer League so far. He hasn't been terrible, but he certainly hasn't lit the world on fire.

You guys have to remember - a couple years ago we got totally excited about Smush Parker because he was so good in Summer League ball.

If the guys on the roster right now (other than Koby) aren't performing up to Smush level, you don't have any real roster spot additions.

One thing I have been impressed with about Koby, by the way, is he looks good defensively - he's hustling and moving his feet. Maybe can be the bizarro Luke Walton?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject:

TerryTeagle wrote:
By the way - nice write up by Emplay. Even if he was in Vegas, it would be tough to spin the article to put a favorable light on Roberts' play in Summer League so far. He hasn't been terrible, but he certainly hasn't lit the world on fire.

You guys have to remember - a couple years ago we got totally excited about Smush Parker because he was so good in Summer League ball.

If the guys on the roster right now (other than Koby) aren't performing up to Smush level, you don't have any real roster spot additions.

One thing I have been impressed with about Koby, by the way, is he looks good defensively - he's hustling and moving his feet. Maybe can be the bizarro Luke Walton?


I keep saying, Coby Karl is very underrated athletically, and he has that DWade pterodactyl wingspan.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:41 pm    Post subject:

I think Karl could probably perform Sasha's role just as effectively at a fraction of the price.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject:

thx Eric.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:29 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject:

Here is the rundown on Brian Roberts:

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Brian-Roberts-5032/
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
I think Karl could probably perform Sasha's role just as effectively at a fraction of the price.


wait a second lanny. easy there buddy. karl is slower then sasha. which means he can't move his feet as fast. but he does have those arms... maybe you're right.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject:

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LakerLanny wrote:
I think Karl could probably perform Sasha's role just as effectively at a fraction of the price.


wait a second lanny. easy there buddy. karl is slower then sasha. which means he can't move his feet as fast. but he does have those arms... maybe you're right.


I'm not sure he's slower, but he's not ready. He's sasha two years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject:

I heard from my cousin who lives out there in Vegas, that some kid named Dwayne Mitchell who is also on the Lakers summer squad is a straight baller.

Mitchell played for the D-League this previous season in Iowa. 6-5 swingman with a Lebron-Esqe game and size. Combo guard. Able to play 1 or 2.
http://www.nba.com/summerleague2008/players/index.jsp?player=dwayne_mitchell

My Cuz said he caught like three games already. 2 Lakers and another Grizzlies game because of Mayo.

He told me that Mitchell had a throw down which looks all NBA ready. An the Lakers should definetly sign him over the draft pick Crawford.

http://broadband.nba.com/cc/playa.php?content=video&url=http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/nba/nbacom/tmobile/summer08_rookie_fave5_080713.asx&video=blank
He is top play number two.
As he makes O.J Mayo look like a pre schooler and Slams it with a lot of ferocity.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject:

KingKobe20Dub wrote:
I heard from my cousin who lives out there in Vegas, that some kid named Dwayne Mitchell who is also on the Lakers summer squad is a straight baller.

Mitchell played for the D-League this previous season in Iowa. 6-5 swingman with a Lebron-Esqe game and size. Combo guard. Able to play 1 or 2.
http://www.nba.com/summerleague2008/players/index.jsp?player=dwayne_mitchell

My Cuz said he caught like three games already. 2 Lakers and another Grizzlies game because of Mayo.

He told me that Mitchell had a throw down which looks all NBA ready. An the Lakers should definetly sign him over the draft pick Crawford.

http://broadband.nba.com/cc/playa.php?content=video&url=http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/nba/nbacom/tmobile/summer08_rookie_fave5_080713.asx&video=blank
He is top play number two.
As he makes O.J Mayo look like a pre schooler and Slams it with a lot of ferocity.


Mitchell is athletic, but hardly a 1 and probably not even a 2. Looks more like a 6'5" SF. Kinda like Azubuike, but with less skill.
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