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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 10:35:05 PM »

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

Terrible roster.

I agree.

I haven't got around to it, but I was going to post a thread about not being impressed with the Lakers' young talent and direction moving forward.  I can't be the only person who believes this.

Not sold on D. Russell.  I hate his game and don't think his upside is all that great.  Not a fan of Randle either.   Ingram might be good, but Durant 2.0 he is not.  And I'm not particularly sold on Lonzo Ball being a surefire star either.

I do like Larry Nance.  Zubac might be good value for a 2nd rounder.  But other than that, I don't see them being a legitimate title contender in the near future as constructed, even if they add Paul George.



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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 10:48:17 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

Ideal scenario

Brooklyn 1st best odds
Lakers 2nd best odds

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 10:50:55 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

Ideal scenario

Brooklyn 1st best odds
Lakers 2nd best odds
Can you imagine the stress during the lotto if they got down to that final 2?
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 10:53:09 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

Ideal scenario

Brooklyn 1st best odds
Lakers 2nd best odds
Can you imagine the stress during the lotto if they got down to that final 2?

My heart can't handle that.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2017, 10:55:39 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

Ideal scenario

Brooklyn 1st best odds
Lakers 2nd best odds
Can you imagine the stress during the lotto if they got down to that final 2?

My heart can't handle that.

Which is why I wanted that we dont trade the pick this year. We got the 1st pick this year so as long as we get a decent pick next year Im fine. But since we traded it I have to hope again next year. Thanks a lot Danny!

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2017, 11:11:15 PM »

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

Terrible roster.

Hometown appeal.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2017, 11:24:12 PM »

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 Two NBA sources expect Lakers to parachute into Paul George talks if the Cavs are closing in on a deal. Unclear if #2 would be on the table.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2017, 11:26:27 PM »

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 Two NBA sources expect Lakers to parachute into Paul George talks if the Cavs are closing in on a deal. Unclear if #2 would be on the table.

Yeah, I figured, and that's going to totally screw our pick next year, which I'm wanting more than the Sacramento pick. That's part of the reason why I've been on the PG train so hard.

I don't see them making the playoffs even with George, so I guess there's the tiny, tiny chance that they can luck into the second or third spot from farther down the lottery.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2017, 11:39:19 PM »

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 Two NBA sources expect Lakers to parachute into Paul George talks if the Cavs are closing in on a deal. Unclear if #2 would be on the table.

Yeah, I figured, and that's going to totally screw our pick next year, which I'm wanting more than the Sacramento pick. That's part of the reason why I've been on the PG train so hard.

I don't see them making the playoffs even with George, so I guess there's the tiny, tiny chance that they can luck into the second or third spot from farther down the lottery.
Why would they trade 2 if they can wait it out one year and sign him for free? Literally makes no sense for either side. If george goes there now the team will be worse than if he waited

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2017, 11:41:16 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

Ideal scenario

Brooklyn 1st best odds
Lakers 2nd best odds
Can you imagine the stress during the lotto if they got down to that final 2?
i mean that would guarantee us ayton or porter regardless so id be cool

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2017, 11:41:46 PM »

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https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA/status/876641304612143104

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 Two NBA sources expect Lakers to parachute into Paul George talks if the Cavs are closing in on a deal. Unclear if #2 would be on the table.

Yeah, I figured, and that's going to totally screw our pick next year, which I'm wanting more than the Sacramento pick. That's part of the reason why I've been on the PG train so hard.

I don't see them making the playoffs even with George, so I guess there's the tiny, tiny chance that they can luck into the second or third spot from farther down the lottery.
Why would they trade 2 if they can wait it out one year and sign him for free? Literally makes no sense for either side. If george goes there now the team will be worse than if he waited

Presumably because they think he would stay in Cleveland with LeBron.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2017, 11:43:13 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

Ideal scenario

Brooklyn 1st best odds
Lakers 2nd best odds
Can you imagine the stress during the lotto if they got down to that final 2?
i mean that would guarantee us ayton or porter regardless so id be cool
but the prospect of potentially having both would cause me to hyperventilate.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2017, 11:44:11 PM »

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 Two NBA sources expect Lakers to parachute into Paul George talks if the Cavs are closing in on a deal. Unclear if #2 would be on the table.

Yeah, I figured, and that's going to totally screw our pick next year, which I'm wanting more than the Sacramento pick. That's part of the reason why I've been on the PG train so hard.

I don't see them making the playoffs even with George, so I guess there's the tiny, tiny chance that they can luck into the second or third spot from farther down the lottery.
Why would they trade 2 if they can wait it out one year and sign him for free? Literally makes no sense for either side. If george goes there now the team will be worse than if he waited

Presumably because they think he would stay in Cleveland with LeBron.

Plus they could screw us out of their pick.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2017, 11:45:21 PM »

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PG13 must want to win a championship, right?!?! Why would he jump this year to LA? As a top 10-15 player in this league, he should be able to call the shots in Free Agency every 1-2 years. Why not join LA at the end once the young guys develop and he's won in Cleveland with Lebron?

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2017, 09:41:54 AM »

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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

Ideal scenario

Brooklyn 1st best odds
Lakers 2nd best odds
Can you imagine the stress during the lotto if they got down to that final 2?

My heart can't handle that.
I can't even begin to let myself imagine such a thing.
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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.