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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:28 am    Post subject:

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in games like this I dont get why Vogel refuses to go with the hot hand and just ride Caruso for 30+ minutes. We almost lost this one by him constantly benching Caruso for guards who were just stinking it up


Definitely. This is something I noticed last season as well. I remember thinking to myself, "great another coach with crappy rotations."

I think there's a method to his madness as seen by his rotations in the Playoffs. It's like he's deliberately experimenting with every type of lineup in every type of situation. I read somewhere that he is big on analytics and leverages this data in the Playoffs.

I expect him to have the right guys out there when the real season starts.


I prefer a big picture type of coach on a contender team than micromanage everything in regular season. Losing games in regular season is tolerable as long as you develop a team that can click in every cylinder when it matters. I think Vogel already know what he can get from Caruso so he is digging on others like Matthews and THT if he can be part of our playoff rotation.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:10 pm    Post subject:

CRoost wrote:
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in games like this I dont get why Vogel refuses to go with the hot hand and just ride Caruso for 30+ minutes. We almost lost this one by him constantly benching Caruso for guards who were just stinking it up


Definitely. This is something I noticed last season as well. I remember thinking to myself, "great another coach with crappy rotations."

I think there's a method to his madness as seen by his rotations in the Playoffs. It's like he's deliberately experimenting with every type of lineup in every type of situation. I read somewhere that he is big on analytics and leverages this data in the Playoffs.

I expect him to have the right guys out there when the real season starts.


I prefer a big picture type of coach on a contender team than micromanage everything in regular season. Losing games in regular season is tolerable as long as you develop a team that can click in every cylinder when it matters. I think Vogel already know what he can get from Caruso so he is digging on others like Matthews and THT if he can be part of our playoff rotation.


Yeah, I let a lot of the small rotation frustrations during this season go with the assumption he's going to go to that next level of coaching once the Playoffs begin like he did last season.

He outcoached the other side by a pretty wide margin all throughout the entire WC Playoffs and went toe to toe with Spoelstra in the Finals.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:07 pm    Post subject:

https://twitter.com/nba/status/1382816004493955072?s=21

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:40 pm    Post subject:

He needs to start getting some media love and get them all defensive team awards!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:41 am    Post subject:

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Alex Caruso is shooting 52.8% and averaging 7.1 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles... per ESPN
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:20 pm    Post subject:

We really missed our best perimeter defender in a game like today. Hope he is right for the next game
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject:

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Defensive Rating - NBA leaders this season

Mike Conley (Jazz) - 99.9
Alex Caruso (Lakers) - 101.1
Rudy Gobert (Jazz) - 101.5



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 8:50 pm    Post subject:

The second most important Laker defender behind AD
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 8:54 pm    Post subject:

Defense just looks better with him out there. He's a floor general in that aspect. He was in on that last play with the tip out of the block.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 8:56 pm    Post subject:

Can’t wait to see our full squad together. Imagine going up against Dennis/AC as a PG every night having them hound you all night long.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 10:18 pm    Post subject:

Theseus wrote:
Defense just looks better with him out there. He's a floor general in that aspect. He was in on that last play with the tip out of the block.


He's almost always get the 50/50 ball when he see's it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 8:42 pm    Post subject:

This man is peaking at the right time!
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 8:59 pm    Post subject:

HA... Just found this

CARU-SHOW Banner sign held up by fan.. Feb 2020
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/basketball-los-angeles-lakers-fans-in-stands-holding-upi-banner-that-picture-id1205093407?s=2048x2048
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Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers fans in stands holding upi banner that reads THE "CARU-SHOW!" for Alex Caruso during game vs New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center. Los Angeles, CA 2/25/2020 CREDIT: John W. McDonough (Photo by John W. McDonough /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X163198 TK1
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 4:26 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 5:15 am    Post subject:

Very nice game from AC!!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 5:50 am    Post subject:

AC stands for AGGRESSIVE CARUSO
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 6:36 am    Post subject:

Alex "playoff" Caruso
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 6:52 am    Post subject:

Am I jumping the gun on the smallest of sample but is AC starter material when there’s a defense sucking star in the line up?
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 7:24 am    Post subject:

Seems like if caruso continues his growth as a player that he may be the best replacement for Dennis next year.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 9:08 am    Post subject:

I'll stay positive and hope AC resigns with us this off season. Heck, lebron would cut him a personal check. Lol!
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 9:16 am    Post subject:

Impressed with his composure as of late. Doesn't seem to get rattled easily.
Valuable experience for our back up PG. Moves laterally on the defensive end as good as anyone IMO. Bald Eagle showing out!

THT play has been erratic as of late. He's committing some really foolish turnovers. Makes me think that he may not be quite ready yet.

Will be interesting to see which one the team wants to keep in the offseason.
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