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Lakers made a mistake by trading D’Angelo Russell and drafting Lonzo – Stephen A. | First Take




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    April 9, 2019 at 11:56 am

    That was probably the most uneducated comment in the history of sports, coming from a guy that is into analytics… Lonzo ball better that D’Angelo? Lonzo ball is the worst free throw shooter for a guard in the complete league, he is worst than Shaq!

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    Ben Jacobs

    April 9, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    If Magic knew Lonzo was going to shoot 41% from the free throw line, he wouldn’t have drafted him. The guy was a good shooter in college and now he can’t shoot and can’t stay healthy. That’s on Lonzo, not Magic. Trying to trade their entire team for Anthony Davis when he still had 2 yrs left on his deal is on Magic. There was no way New Orleans was going to do that deal without getting an offer from Boston first because Davis still has another year left on his deal so they were under no time constraint to get a deal done. Magic should have seen that but he didn’t….or at least somebody should have pointed that out to him. The Lakers should have let N.O. come to them. Now, everybody knows the Lakers think their young players aren’t championship quality players and are just pieces to be moved in a deal.

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    April 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Lonzo bust is and was a bust he can pass and he played okay defense not great or good defense but okay …but he had way 2 many turnovers and he is like 35% no not from the 3 point line i talk free throws . a play maker that can’t get in the paint and that nobody even tries to defend because he couldn’t hit if his life was on the line …he trows worse than shaq and has the body of Muggsy Bogues maybe a bit taller … the song i wish comes into my mind …

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    Leo Johnson

    April 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Stephen A. Smith. Your job is literally to tell the mass people the blatant obvious. Everyone knows this already. How are these people on these shows? My god.

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    Mike R

    April 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Yeah they should of built the team around Russell and randle.

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    Daniel Ridore

    April 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Russell’s numbers aren’t even that good. He’s barely an all-star in the east, and only made it in because Oladipo got hurt. Russell is shooting like 43% . Kuzma and Ingram are both better then Russell. Idc what anyone says. Russell is who he is. He shoots a ton, and converts at a below average rate. That’s all he does Lou williams is doing something similar when you look at their stats, what’s the difference?

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    paul christman

    April 9, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    max is an asshole ! magic didn’t get LeBron, he was already going there! gimmie a break!

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    April 9, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    SAS– good job, Capt Obvious

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    Jewel Clark

    April 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I understand the trade at the time,Alonzo was overrated at the time to begin with

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    Jewel Clark

    April 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm


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    Jewel Clark

    April 9, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Brooklyn is probably going to make the postseason this yr & Lonzo hasn’t been to the postseason in his 2 yrs in lakerland

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    P Weezy

    April 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Lonzo more talented than D’Angelo? Uhhhh no Max, just no.

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    Simon McQuinn

    April 9, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Lmao these clowns that defend lonzo? What the hell has he done so far? Nothing!!! Dlo is straight balling

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    Mpagi Hight

    April 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Russell wasn’t loved by his teammates. People are tripping

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    Fernando Fuerte

    April 9, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    wow breaking news

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    April 9, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Lakers shouldn’t have even traded zubac

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    mark perry

    April 9, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Said no one ..hindsight is 20/20

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    Prometheus All

    April 9, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    The LakERs was done for the last 6 years. Not magic fault!! We will sEE this summER

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    John Wilson

    April 9, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    The best move for the Lakers is to get rid of James. He is a cancer on the team. The only reason he has rings is by him picking and choosing his teams and teammates. As far as the groin injury, that’s fake. James missed the playoffs he wants to be a baby like his first go round with Cleveland. James is out of friends to come help him. The biggest flop in NBA history. Get rid of the cancer and the team will prosper. Otherwise my beloved Lakers are doomed.

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    April 10, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Lonzo is a bust! Hahahahaha

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    Adam Ross

    April 10, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Lol Magic isn’t fixing anything now

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    Random Zack

    April 10, 2019 at 1:51 am

    “Lonzo is better than curry”. “Lonzo will be the ROTY”. “Lonzo will lead the lakers to the play off on his rookie year”. “Lonzo will win MVP in his rookie year”. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Look where he is now, faking an injury every time they bout trade him. lol.

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    Jacob Vaughters

    April 10, 2019 at 1:56 am

    People act like if Dlo wasnt traded he would have developed the same way. That is simply not true. Dlo was woken up by that trade and realised he still had to prove himself. He was immature when he was on the Lakers and wasnt a leader. Lonzo had the character traits that the Lakers needed a LEADER

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    Going Places

    April 10, 2019 at 2:23 am

    They had Bryant and Zubac. Plus Deangelo Russell. Talk about something to build on. Add Ball, Ingram and Kuzma. Develop those guys. Build a team.

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    April 10, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Lakers fans – “BuT hEs A sNiTcH!!!”

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