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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #660 on: December 06, 2017, 09:30:51 PM »

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Sheesh.

Hawks, Kings, and Bulls all crap the bed with big leads...
saw that lol

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #661 on: December 07, 2017, 01:54:19 AM »

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You guys are going to like this-

Prediction computer models:
FiveThirtyEight Car-melo model predicts Lakers finish 5th worst at the end of the season (using data up to today):
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-nba-predictions/?ex_cid=rrpromo

Basketball-Reference model predicts Lakers finish 5th worst: https://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/playoff_prob.html

ESPN BPI model predicts Lakers finish 5th worst as of today: http://www.espn.com.au/nba/story/_/page/BPI-Playoff-Odds/espn-nba-basketball-power-index-playoff-odds

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #662 on: December 07, 2017, 03:49:45 PM »

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I'm still thinking that the Lakers are outside the Top 5. Chicago and Atlanta are awful. They're virtual certainties for the top 3. Then you have Dallas, Sacramento, Phoenix, LAL, LAC, Charlotte and BKN left. I'm assuming that Memphis improve once their injured players come back. Sacramento is just awful. I think they beat out LAL. That leaves six teams "fighting" for those last two spots in the top 5 and, as far as I can tell, LAL has more talent than most of them. I have no idea what the Clippers will do; they may start to rebuild.

The upside is, no matter who they draft, the Kings always seem to be just awful. They don't have a lot of money tied up for 2018-19, but I'm not sure that they're going to get a lot of free agents who want to be there, so they may be a dumping ground for bad contracts and future draft picks. I'm all for that, since the future draft picks won't affect us.

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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #663 on: December 07, 2017, 03:57:57 PM »

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I'm still thinking that the Lakers are outside the Top 5. Chicago and Atlanta are awful. They're virtual certainties for the top 3. Then you have Dallas, Sacramento, Phoenix, LAL, LAC, Charlotte and BKN left. I'm assuming that Memphis improve once their injured players come back. Sacramento is just awful. I think they beat out LAL. That leaves six teams "fighting" for those last two spots in the top 5 and, as far as I can tell, LAL has more talent than most of them. I have no idea what the Clippers will do; they may start to rebuild.

The upside is, no matter who they draft, the Kings always seem to be just awful. They don't have a lot of money tied up for 2018-19, but I'm not sure that they're going to get a lot of free agents who want to be there, so they may be a dumping ground for bad contracts and future draft picks. I'm all for that, since the future draft picks won't affect us.

Mike

Actually, theyíre over the salary cap next year, with the entirety of their roster under contract for 2018-2019.  Barring trades, this is your Kings team next year, with this yearís 1st rounder replacing someone whoís released.
2018 Mock Trade Deadline:

Pelicans: Davis, Holiday, Vucevic, Rondo, Clarkson, Nance, Hart, Moore, Ilyasova, Ajinca, Hill, Miller, Jackson, Dotson, Dakari Johnson

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
« Reply #664 on: December 07, 2017, 07:12:00 PM »

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Thanks Salty, that's what I like to hear!

Parenthood good?

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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #665 on: December 07, 2017, 07:14:21 PM »

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Thanks Salty, that's what I like to hear!

Parenthood good?

Mike

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2018 Mock Trade Deadline:

Pelicans: Davis, Holiday, Vucevic, Rondo, Clarkson, Nance, Hart, Moore, Ilyasova, Ajinca, Hill, Miller, Jackson, Dotson, Dakari Johnson

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
« Reply #666 on: December 07, 2017, 07:51:01 PM »

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I'm still thinking that the Lakers are outside the Top 5. Chicago and Atlanta are awful. They're virtual certainties for the top 3. Then you have Dallas, Sacramento, Phoenix, LAL, LAC, Charlotte and BKN left. I'm assuming that Memphis improve once their injured players come back. Sacramento is just awful. I think they beat out LAL. That leaves six teams "fighting" for those last two spots in the top 5 and, as far as I can tell, LAL has more talent than most of them. I have no idea what the Clippers will do; they may start to rebuild.

The upside is, no matter who they draft, the Kings always seem to be just awful. They don't have a lot of money tied up for 2018-19, but I'm not sure that they're going to get a lot of free agents who want to be there, so they may be a dumping ground for bad contracts and future draft picks. I'm all for that, since the future draft picks won't affect us.

Mike
why would the clippers rebuild? Because griffin and Beverly got injured? No one is going to trade for 20% fg% max contract griffin. No one wants high price can't shoot deandre Jordan. Their assets aren't trade friendly. There better waiting until the off season to assess their strategy. That's what's been rumored they will do

Also, the nets just acquired okafor. All of the nets losses have been close losses. They are fighting every single game. This isn't the same team that got us brown and tatum

Kings may surprise, and the suns will fight to not be a bottom dweller as will the mavs

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #667 on: December 07, 2017, 07:53:03 PM »

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Thanks Salty, that's what I like to hear!

Parenthood good?

Mike

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Translation: It's Good!


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2018 Mock Trade Deadline (New York Knicks)

Roster: Porzingis, Kanter, Hardaway Jr, Julius Randle, Schroder, Beasley, Alex Abrines, Jarrett Jack, Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas, Kyle Singler, Josh Huestis, Ron Baker, Trey Burke, Luke Kornet, Isaiah Hicks

Future Draft Picks: https://www.prosportstransactions.com/basketball/DraftTrades/Future/Knick

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #668 on: December 07, 2017, 08:19:32 PM »

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I'm still thinking that the Lakers are outside the Top 5. Chicago and Atlanta are awful. They're virtual certainties for the top 3. Then you have Dallas, Sacramento, Phoenix, LAL, LAC, Charlotte and BKN left. I'm assuming that Memphis improve once their injured players come back. Sacramento is just awful. I think they beat out LAL. That leaves six teams "fighting" for those last two spots in the top 5 and, as far as I can tell, LAL has more talent than most of them. I have no idea what the Clippers will do; they may start to rebuild.

The upside is, no matter who they draft, the Kings always seem to be just awful. They don't have a lot of money tied up for 2018-19, but I'm not sure that they're going to get a lot of free agents who want to be there, so they may be a dumping ground for bad contracts and future draft picks. I'm all for that, since the future draft picks won't affect us.

Mike
why would the clippers rebuild? Because griffin and Beverly got injured? No one is going to trade for 20% fg% max contract griffin. No one wants high price can't shoot deandre Jordan. Their assets aren't trade friendly. There better waiting until the off season to assess their strategy. That's what's been rumored they will do

Also, the nets just acquired okafor. All of the nets losses have been close losses. They are fighting every single game. This isn't the same team that got us brown and tatum

Kings may surprise, and the suns will fight to not be a bottom dweller as will the mavs

DeAndre Jordan is a heck of a player and there will be many teams willing to take on his services

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #669 on: December 07, 2017, 08:44:01 PM »

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Dang Lakers look good. Hot start for them...  :o  :(
2018 Mock Trade Deadline (New York Knicks)

Roster: Porzingis, Kanter, Hardaway Jr, Julius Randle, Schroder, Beasley, Alex Abrines, Jarrett Jack, Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas, Kyle Singler, Josh Huestis, Ron Baker, Trey Burke, Luke Kornet, Isaiah Hicks

Future Draft Picks: https://www.prosportstransactions.com/basketball/DraftTrades/Future/Knick

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #670 on: December 07, 2017, 09:15:38 PM »

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Dang Lakers look good. Hot start for them...  :o  :(

A very good first half for the Lakers. Ugh

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #671 on: December 07, 2017, 10:27:02 PM »

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Pick this up philly. One game I am rooting for them this year

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #672 on: December 07, 2017, 10:30:25 PM »

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I'm still thinking that the Lakers are outside the Top 5. Chicago and Atlanta are awful. They're virtual certainties for the top 3. Then you have Dallas, Sacramento, Phoenix, LAL, LAC, Charlotte and BKN left. I'm assuming that Memphis improve once their injured players come back. Sacramento is just awful. I think they beat out LAL. That leaves six teams "fighting" for those last two spots in the top 5 and, as far as I can tell, LAL has more talent than most of them. I have no idea what the Clippers will do; they may start to rebuild.

The upside is, no matter who they draft, the Kings always seem to be just awful. They don't have a lot of money tied up for 2018-19, but I'm not sure that they're going to get a lot of free agents who want to be there, so they may be a dumping ground for bad contracts and future draft picks. I'm all for that, since the future draft picks won't affect us.

Mike
why would the clippers rebuild? Because griffin and Beverly got injured? No one is going to trade for 20% fg% max contract griffin. No one wants high price can't shoot deandre Jordan. Their assets aren't trade friendly. There better waiting until the off season to assess their strategy. That's what's been rumored they will do

Also, the nets just acquired okafor. All of the nets losses have been close losses. They are fighting every single game. This isn't the same team that got us brown and tatum

Kings may surprise, and the suns will fight to not be a bottom dweller as will the mavs

DeAndre Jordan is a heck of a player and there will be many teams willing to take on his services

Heís good at what he does (defend, clean the glass, dunk) but heís making a lot of money for someone who canít spread the floor or hit free throws particularly well.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #673 on: December 07, 2017, 10:35:59 PM »

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Good job, refs. That would've been one of the softest flagrants I'd ever seen.

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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #674 on: December 07, 2017, 10:39:32 PM »

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*sigh*

Well, I guess we can't win 'em all. I can't believe Ball didn't go for the lay-up there.