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Offline Big333223

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Here's how I see the West as of today:

Golden State, San Antonio, and Houston are in no danger of falling out of the playoffs. OKC, Memphis, and Portland should all still be fighting for spots and Dallas isn't giving up yet, either. Denver, New Orleans, and Minnesota are all primed to improve this season.

Utah and the Clippers are question marks because of their free agents this summer but if I exclude those two teams, there are still 10 teams that should easily be better than the Lakers in the West.

The only Western teams I can imagine finishing below the Lakers, right now, are Phoenix and Sacramento.

Here's hoping the can thread the needle, 2-5!
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G - Terrence Ross/Elfrid Payton/D.J. Augustin/Arron Afflalo/Evan Turner*/Joe Johnson*
F - Aaron Gordon/Mario Hezonja/Jonathan Isaac/Wesley Iwundu/Caleb Swanigan*
C - Bismack Biyombo/Marreese Speights/Khem Birch/Omer Asik*/Ekpe Udoh*

So many picks now.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 05:24:24 PM »

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If there is any modicum of respect for one of the biggest rivalries in the history of competitive sports, most certainly the biggest rivalry in the history of the NBA this thread will be locked.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 05:24:33 PM »

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TP for the thread.  Good assessment too.

Any thoughts on FAs the Lakers could/will go after?

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 05:31:44 PM »

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If there is any modicum of respect for one of the biggest rivalries in the history of competitive sports, most certainly the biggest rivalry in the history of the NBA this thread will be locked.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 05:48:28 PM »

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TP for the thread.  Good assessment too.

Any thoughts on FAs the Lakers could/will go after?
That's a good question because that could be a game changer.

But I would be surprised if any of the true max guys went to the Lakers this summer. Anyone less than an all star probably doesn't keep them from being the worst defensive team in the league in 2018.
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G - Terrence Ross/Elfrid Payton/D.J. Augustin/Arron Afflalo/Evan Turner*/Joe Johnson*
F - Aaron Gordon/Mario Hezonja/Jonathan Isaac/Wesley Iwundu/Caleb Swanigan*
C - Bismack Biyombo/Marreese Speights/Khem Birch/Omer Asik*/Ekpe Udoh*

So many picks now.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
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Tp for the thread. Now we get to watch TWO other teams as they suck....hopefully.  ;D
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 05:58:36 PM »

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TP for the thread.  Good assessment too.

Any thoughts on FAs the Lakers could/will go after?
That's a good question because that could be a game changer.

But I would be surprised if any of the true max guys went to the Lakers this summer. Anyone less than an all star probably doesn't keep them from being the worst defensive team in the league in 2018.

Lakers look to only have $10-12 million in cap room.  It's doubtful they'll be major players this year and just save cap room for next year, as Paul George has as much said that he'll sign there if they have the space.  Maybe there's a vet they throw money at for a 1-year deal, but I doubt anything else.
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Warriors:  KD, Steph, Klay, Draymomd, Iggy, Zaza, Young, Livingston, McGee, West, McCaw, Jones, Casspi, Jones, Looney

Google for picks.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
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Awesome. TP for the info.
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G - Terrence Ross/Elfrid Payton/D.J. Augustin/Arron Afflalo/Evan Turner*/Joe Johnson*
F - Aaron Gordon/Mario Hezonja/Jonathan Isaac/Wesley Iwundu/Caleb Swanigan*
C - Bismack Biyombo/Marreese Speights/Khem Birch/Omer Asik*/Ekpe Udoh*

So many picks now.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
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If there is any modicum of respect for one of the biggest rivalries in the history of competitive sports, most certainly the biggest rivalry in the history of the NBA this thread will be locked.

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This is a silver lining to me.

As both a Celtics fan and a Warriors supporter, i would be more than happy to root for the Lakers to stink it up. Stink it up enough that we get the pick next year.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 06:18:58 PM »

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So for those interested the chances of the pick landing 2-5 and conveying based upon the Lakers final record are as follows (according to tweet from Kevin O'Connor).

75% chance if Lakers have the worst record
80.1% if second worst
80.4% if third worst
70.9% if fourth worst
46.4% if fifth worst
15.2% if sixth worst

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So for those interested the chances of the pick landing 2-5 and conveying based upon the Lakers final record are as follows (according to tweet from Kevin O'Connor).

75% chance if Lakers have the worst record
80.1% if second worst
80.4% if third worst
70.9% if fourth worst
46.4% if fifth worst
15.2% if sixth worst

Thank you for posting this! TP! Just have to sneak into the bottom four worst records for good odds! Fifth worst isn't bad either. :D

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
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Watch the Lakers get scared of the Cavs or C's trading for PG and convincing him to stay in a winning situation, so they decide to trade the 2nd pick for him, screwing the alaners pick this coming year for us. ::)
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 07:08:23 PM »

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I still do not see why Paul George would want to join this team.

Terrible roster.