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Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (21-31, 9th Slot on 2/5)
« Reply #1560 on: February 11, 2018, 12:18:50 AM »

Offline CELTICSofBOSTON

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Iím rooting for them to have the 8th worst record by the time the season is over.  I think thatís reasonable. Plus, it gives us a 7.1% chance of getting the pick.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (21-31, 9th Slot on 2/5)
« Reply #1561 on: February 14, 2018, 10:40:38 AM »

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Iím holding onto the slightest hope for the pick this year.

27 games left for the Lakers.  6 teams exactly 5 games back in the win column, 1 at 4, 1 at 3, with 2 teams tied the the Lakers.  Letís say the Lakers finish 6 and 21, and 4 of the teams below them finish something like 11 and 16 it will make things interesting. An average of these teams picking up a game every 5 games roughly.  The Lakers have to start playing very bad again though, but their March schedule will get tougher again. 

I know very unlikely but you never know.  I wonder if any of the Lakers expirings like Lopez and Pope will ask for buyouts.  Losing Nance is underrated loss for their front court depth.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-32, 11th Slot on 2/14)
« Reply #1562 on: February 15, 2018, 09:57:28 AM »

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The problem at this point is the tanking going on below the Lakers. There are 7 (!) teams within a game of one another at the bottom of the league. With only 23-26 games remaining it's unlikely the Lakers fall back into that group, even if the loss of Nance and addition of IT totally tanks their defense.

They could still hop into the top 3 via the lottery so there's that.
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Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1563 on: February 15, 2018, 11:27:14 PM »

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Lakers 0-2 since IT trade

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1564 on: February 15, 2018, 11:28:34 PM »

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IT7 ruining the flow of that offense.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1565 on: February 15, 2018, 11:31:01 PM »

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Lakers 0-2 since IT trade

I thought it was 0-3...

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1566 on: February 15, 2018, 11:33:02 PM »

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Lakers 0-2 since IT trade

I thought it was 0-3...
might be. My math is off

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1567 on: February 15, 2018, 11:41:25 PM »

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Lakers 0-2 since IT trade

I thought it was 0-3...
might be. My math is off

He only played a couple of minutes in that Rondo game the only night...

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1568 on: February 16, 2018, 12:12:53 AM »

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Theyíll have to go on a major losing streak in order to fall below the multitude of teams with 18 wins presently.
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Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1569 on: February 16, 2018, 02:25:27 AM »

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Lakers 0-2 since IT trade

I thought it was 0-3...
might be. My math is off

He only played a couple of minutes in that Rondo game the only night...
IT only played 5 minutes and they STILL gave up 139

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1570 on: February 16, 2018, 05:27:44 AM »

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I rather have next year pick
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1571 on: February 16, 2018, 06:03:06 AM »

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Last night a disaster for Isaiah his shooting % is Fultz like

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1572 on: February 16, 2018, 07:13:52 AM »

Offline Green-18

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Last night a disaster for Isaiah his shooting % is Fultz like

It sucks to see him struggle so much.  Hopefully he can string together a nice stretch to Finish out the season in March and April. 

I just looked at current salary cap projections for next year.  As of right now here are the teams that can realistically afford to pay IT:

Brooklyn
Utah
Orlando
Phoenix
Indiana
Atlanta
Sacremento
Dallas
Chicago
Philadelphia
Lakers 

I don't understand why any lottery team would want to sign IT.  Assuming he shows flashes of his old self I believe Indiana could be an interesting fit.  An IT and Oladipo back court would be fun to watch.  Interestingly enough, the Pacers pace and offensive rating are nearly identical to the Celtics from last season.   

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1573 on: February 16, 2018, 07:41:01 AM »

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I rather have next year pick

Not me. Iíd much prefer a 2-5 pick in this yearís draft.


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Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (23-33, 10th Slot on 2/15)
« Reply #1574 on: February 16, 2018, 08:34:25 AM »

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I rather have next year pick

Not me. Iíd much prefer a 2-5 pick in this yearís draft.
if its 2nd or 3rd pick, yes..other than that I rather have next year. Better players I think
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin