Every mock draft had him going to the lakers and im pretty sure he was even given a promise by the lakers hence why he didnt play in the combine but then out of nowhere they drafted wagner who was projected in the second round? Also fun fact they also passed on cousins and instead signed beasley Good shit! Anyways it worked out at the end seeing ass the center position is the one they have the most depth at
Because Magic wanted Wolverine Legend Moe Wagner
I tried to talk with Magic once but he wouldnt give me any straight answers, he just kept talking about how much he loved the city of LA and that Lebron is the shining jewel of his GM career. I kept bugging him and suddenly he got angry and said that if I
This dude has one instantly for every single thread and it is truly impressive lol
Luke is actually the kindest guy on the lakers, apparently his philosophy is to do nothing and let the players do their jobs. He doesnt do anything at lakers practice and just lets them do whatever they want. I asked him about their FT shooting and he sai
10 other teams passed on him after that...
shhh this is the only way he can get most karma
I don’t think it’s a hate post, he even says it worked out fine since they have center depth.
Why didn’t the Lakers make any shrewd moves
everyones guessing that late in the draft. not really anyones fault. wagner is a decent player whos looking like a decent selection.
Because Magic liked Moes energy and motor. He ignored the scouting teams plea to draft mitchell.
Why did they give us Thomas “efficiency “ Bryant Lol I’m not complaining though
Why they Robinson when you can sign two time champion and shaqting a fool MVP Javale
I could ask that same question about 20 other teams It blew my mind that he wasnt taken ~15th or so. I had him mocked around there.
Idk how much of what I’m about to say is true or if it was all a smokescreen right before the draft, but I remember hearing he had an underwhelming workout and teams questioned his b-ball iq. Now it could have been made up or legit but I’m sure that c
I actually think Wagner will end up being a better player than Robinson. Bigs that can shoot like him are gold in the modern NBA. You can get rim running bigs for way cheaper, see: Nerlens Noel.
Hes not a big hes a PF like Kevin Love
Kevin Love is a center in the modern NBA.
As a general rule though, I think defensive centers are a lot more valuable than offensive centers.And Robinson should be a better on defense than Wagner is on offense in my opinion.
Robinson will definitely be a better rim protector but Wagner is equally as good at sliding his feet on the perimeter. I would rather have a switchable big who can also hit the three on the other end.
you need to be a transcendent scorer like Enes Kanter if you want to stay on the floor if youre not at least average at defense. If youre just good at defense and okay at offense as a big man you can still stay on the floor.
They blew it.