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Old 06-20-2007, 02:58 AM   #16
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Default Re: Lakers contemplating Luther Head for Brian Cook

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While Cook is a good spot up shooter (and that's about it!), I think what we are seeing here is the Mike James effect more than anything. Now that Houston has James, Head is clearly expendable.

Not to mention, the Rockets would be losing Juwan Howard, a big who's roughly the same size as Brian Cook (both at about 6-9, 250 pounds)...

This trade makes sense in my opinion, in terms of need. But it seems lopsided, in terms of talent.

Brian Cook isn't that great, too inconsistent (almost like his minutes per game). He did put up a *few* big games this season though. In a win against MIA back in january, he went for 25/10/4 with 3 blocks and 4 threes. In a loss to PHX in march, he went for 22 and 14, with 4 threes and a block. He's shown some potential, however minute... Luther Head is an excellent three point shooter. Not quite sold on him as a big time playmaker, but not all the best PG's rack up high assists (Parker, Bibby, Arenas, etc). He would definitely help the Lakers though.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:07 AM   #17
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Total steal for the Lakers. What's the contemplation?
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:20 AM   #18
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Default Re: Lakers contemplating Luther Head for Brian Cook

Luther is not a PG. He makes stupid plays as well. Thankfully the Lakers have no big men, so you won't be pulling your hairs when he throws the ball so low to the post. He can shoot the three, but other than that, he didn't show anything he could do average with the Rockets.

His defense sucked most of the time. His midrange game was coming along but still was raw. His dribbling skills were horrible, he sucked bringing up the ball against heavy pressure. Kid has ice running through his veins though and will hit some clutch shots.

I don't know anything about Cook except for the fact that he always has great shooting games against the Rockets. I don't want that soft PF in our team, I rather get something else for Luther.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:22 AM   #19
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Luther is not a PG. He makes stupid plays as well. Thankfully the Lakers have no big men, so you won't be pulling your hairs when he throws the ball so low to the post. He can shoot the three, but other than that, he didn't show anything he could do average with the Rockets.

His defense sucked most of the time. His midrange game was coming along but still was raw. His dribbling skills were horrible, he sucked bringing up the ball against heavy pressure. Kid has ice running through his veins though and will hit some clutch shots.

I don't know anything about Cook except for the fact that he always has great shooting games against the Rockets. I don't want that soft PF in our team, I rather get something else for Luther.
I know this off topic but damn, how long you gotta rock that Deron Willians avatar.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:23 AM   #20
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good trade for the lakers, they need a PG

luther is not a point guard
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:31 AM   #21
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I know this off topic but damn, how long you gotta rock that Deron Willians avatar.

I think I still have to wear this avatar 1 1/2 months.

I have a dilemma though, I really like Deron Williams. I had never seem him play until the playoffs, and I loved the kid. I may never take it off. It'd be sort of ironic since I do hate the Jazz, but oh well, it's not such a bad avatar.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:38 AM   #22
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Allow me to direct you to this video:

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No way to BRIAN COOK!!!

The music made that even better
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:48 AM   #23
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The music made that even better

Classic Benny Hill music at the 1:20 mark. lol
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:07 AM   #24
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Luther is not a PG. He makes stupid plays as well. Thankfully the Lakers have no big men, so you won't be pulling your hairs when he throws the ball so low to the post. He can shoot the three, but other than that, he didn't show anything he could do average with the Rockets.

His defense sucked most of the time. His midrange game was coming along but still was raw. His dribbling skills were horrible, he sucked bringing up the ball against heavy pressure. Kid has ice running through his veins though and will hit some clutch shots.

I don't know anything about Cook except for the fact that he always has great shooting games against the Rockets. I don't want that soft PF in our team, I rather get something else for Luther.

Luther is a fine defender and enough of a ball handler for the triangle offense. Doing nothing but pass and cutting in the T-offense, he'll be fine. I think you sorely underrate him, outside from the clutch ability.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:49 AM   #25
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Default Re: Lakers contemplating Luther Head for Brian Cook

Actually a very good trade for both teams.

Cook should fit nicely with Yao and Tmac, will give them a lot more spacing with his range(which unfortunately is about all he has going for him). But that spacing is something they desperately need. They have been getting nothing from the PF position for a while now, getting some spacing to free up Yao and Tmac to do more damage is a very good thing. Effectively they get what they will get from Head, who wont play because of the other PG's anyway.

Lakers get a good fit for the triangle. Perfect system and type of team for him. He basically is a spot up shooter, being with the Lakers that is all he should be asked to do. Receive passes from Kobe, Odom and Bynum if he is any good, plays adequate defense. Both guys improve the team they go to. Head looks the better player, but a change and a chance could do wonders for Cook who was certainly a better prospect coming out of college.
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Default Re: Lakers contemplating Luther Head for Brian Cook

cook would fit in well with Houston, he is actually a power forward and his strength is shooting, he would do well...
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:44 AM   #27
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Default Re: Lakers contemplating Luther Head for Brian Cook

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Not to mention, the Rockets would be losing Juwan Howard, a big who's roughly the same size as Brian Cook (both at about 6-9, 250 pounds)...

This trade makes sense in my opinion, in terms of need. But it seems lopsided, in terms of talent.

Brian Cook isn't that great, too inconsistent (almost like his minutes per game). He did put up a *few* big games this season though. In a win against MIA back in january, he went for 25/10/4 with 3 blocks and 4 threes. In a loss to PHX in march, he went for 22 and 14, with 4 threes and a block. He's shown some potential, however minute... Luther Head is an excellent three point shooter. Not quite sold on him as a big time playmaker, but not all the best PG's rack up high assists (Parker, Bibby, Arenas, etc). He would definitely help the Lakers though.

Thats not the problem with Cook though, he has the ability to score....His problem is that he was almost as bad as Smush was on D...Most games he will give up more points than he scores, and he will foul out in 10 mins if you let him. But Rockets are a good defensive team so who knows..maybe itd work. If i'm the Lakers though I'm all for this trade
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:46 AM   #28
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Do it Mitch and run as fast as you can.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:06 AM   #29
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Stupid morons calling Head out for not being a PG.

3 words.

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Old 06-20-2007, 07:45 AM   #30
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rockets must be able to get something better then brian cook, i'd rather keep head if all we can get is brian cook, head will improove again this coming season.
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