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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #105 on: September 23, 2017, 06:14:10 PM »

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would you really rather have the 2019 kings pick over picks 6 or 7 in this coming draft?

The Kings pick, of course.

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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #106 on: September 23, 2017, 07:44:20 PM »

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would you really rather have the 2019 kings pick over picks 6 or 7 in this coming draft?

The Kings pick, of course.

Though the protection for 1st is risky (because then we get the Philly pick) it seems rather unlikely that the Kings will improve much to get out of the bottom of the league, so I agree that you would take the chance on hoping that you obtain a 2nd or 3rd pick in 2019.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #107 on: September 24, 2017, 04:10:45 AM »

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I fear this Melo trade might have hurt our chances at the LAL Pick conveying this summer.

Knicks were going to be bad but now they are REALLY bad with Melo gone (Kanter is no scrub, but he's not as good as Melo either).

Man I wish Ainge fought for some more favorable protections from that LAL Pick, like 2-7, not just 2-5.

Even a player from 6-10 in this upcoming draft would be spectacular (it's a DEEP draft loaded with big men). But only chance is 2-5....  :(

I'm not even sure this makes the Knicks worse yet. Melo is clearly the better player but whether he would've played or not and the issues his situation would've caused the team were not overly clear.

The key to this entire thread is people are overestimating LA. There are a max of 2 teams in the West worse than them and they are full of upcoming FAs who are going to be thinking about individual numbers. Those on longer contracts are going to be concerned with being traded to make cap room.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #108 on: September 25, 2017, 11:18:36 PM »

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I mean think of it this way, the Lakers play:

Group A.) The Warriors, Spurs, Rockets & Thunder 16 times

Group B.) The Celtics, Cavaliers & Raptors 6 times

Group C.) The Clippers, Grizzlies, Trailblazers, Nuggets, Pelicans & Timberwolves 20 times

Group D.) The Jazz & Mavericks 8 times

Group E.) The Wizards, Bucks, Heat & Hornets 8 times

Group F.) The Knicks & Pistons 4 times

Group G.) The Kings & Suns 8 Times

Group H.) The Bulls, Pacers, Nets, Magic & 76ers 10 times

I think this is a fair prediction of wins per Group for them: A.) 2, B.) 1, C.) 3, D.) 3, E.) 3, F.) 2, G.) 4, H.) 8

That's 26 wins - exactly where they finished this year.  Comfortably the 3rd worst odds.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #109 on: September 26, 2017, 12:16:36 AM »

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I mean think of it this way, the Lakers play:

Group A.) The Warriors, Spurs, Rockets & Thunder 16 times

Group B.) The Celtics, Cavaliers & Raptors 6 times

Group C.) The Clippers, Grizzlies, Trailblazers, Nuggets, Pelicans & Timberwolves 20 times

Group D.) The Jazz & Mavericks 8 times

Group E.) The Wizards, Bucks, Heat & Hornets 8 times

Group F.) The Knicks & Pistons 4 times

Group G.) The Kings & Suns 8 Times

Group H.) The Bulls, Pacers, Nets, Magic & 76ers 10 times

I think this is a fair prediction of wins per Group for them: A.) 2, B.) 1, C.) 3, D.) 3, E.) 3, F.) 2, G.) 4, H.) 8

That's 26 wins - exactly where they finished this year.  Comfortably the 3rd worst odds.

Nicework, I generally agree with this, although I would give them more than 2 losses against group H, and maybe fewer losses against the other team.

Seriously there is no way the Melo trade is bad for us. Knicks have 4 games against the Nets. Similarly, Lakers have to play 4 games against the Thunder. I will eat my hat if Lakers win any of those.

Bigger problem looms that Lakers get that #1 slot if you ask me, but of course then we all just move onto the next joyous season watch thread. TP's for everyone!
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #110 on: September 26, 2017, 04:31:57 PM »

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I mean think of it this way, the Lakers play:

Group A.) The Warriors, Spurs, Rockets & Thunder 16 times

Group B.) The Celtics, Cavaliers & Raptors 6 times

Group C.) The Clippers, Grizzlies, Trailblazers, Nuggets, Pelicans & Timberwolves 20 times

Group D.) The Jazz & Mavericks 8 times

Group E.) The Wizards, Bucks, Heat & Hornets 8 times

Group F.) The Knicks & Pistons 4 times

Group G.) The Kings & Suns 8 Times

Group H.) The Bulls, Pacers, Nets, Magic & 76ers 10 times

I think this is a fair prediction of wins per Group for them: A.) 2, B.) 1, C.) 3, D.) 3, E.) 3, F.) 2, G.) 4, H.) 8

That's 26 wins - exactly where they finished this year.  Comfortably the 3rd worst odds.
TP for the schedule work. Very nice.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #111 on: September 29, 2017, 08:51:23 AM »

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Can Julius Randle still dribble ball after taking defensive board? "For now, no. If you're a 4 or 5 man, find a point guard," Walton said.

Randle, like Aaron Gordon, has a knack for grabbing the board, dribbling up the court, and making a poor decision. Hopefully, Randle ignores Walton and keeps playing his game.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #112 on: September 29, 2017, 09:21:13 AM »

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Have this feeling Lonzo is going to really improve that team this year, by 10-15 games. Just don't think we are getting their pick.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2017, 09:36:09 AM »

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Have this feeling Lonzo is going to really improve that team this year, by 10-15 games. Just don't think we are getting their pick.

Not in the west. Plus, if the vs Fox and UK game is any indication, he's going to have A LOT of problems defending opposing PG's. Especially in the western conference with Curry, Paul, Conley, Teague, Holiday, Westbrook, Bledsoe, Lillard, etc.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #114 on: September 29, 2017, 09:38:50 AM »

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Have this feeling Lonzo is going to really improve that team this year, by 10-15 games. Just don't think we are getting their pick.

Not in the west. Plus, if the vs Fox and UK game is any indication, he's going to have A LOT of problems defending opposing PG's. Especially in the western conference with Curry, Paul, Conley, Teague, Holiday, Westbrook, Bledsoe, Lillard, etc.

But his daddy says he is better than all of those players...

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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #115 on: September 29, 2017, 09:42:47 AM »

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I mean think of it this way, the Lakers play:

Group A.) The Warriors, Spurs, Rockets & Thunder 16 times

Group B.) The Celtics, Cavaliers & Raptors 6 times

Group C.) The Clippers, Grizzlies, Trailblazers, Nuggets, Pelicans & Timberwolves 20 times

Group D.) The Jazz & Mavericks 8 times

Group E.) The Wizards, Bucks, Heat & Hornets 8 times

Group F.) The Knicks & Pistons 4 times

Group G.) The Kings & Suns 8 Times

Group H.) The Bulls, Pacers, Nets, Magic & 76ers 10 times

I think this is a fair prediction of wins per Group for them: A.) 2, B.) 1, C.) 3, D.) 3, E.) 3, F.) 2, G.) 4, H.) 8

That's 26 wins - exactly where they finished this year.  Comfortably the 3rd worst odds.
TP for the breakdown. Great post.

This is going to make me print their schedule and attach this post to it to see how well your prediction goes.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #116 on: September 29, 2017, 11:10:35 AM »

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I ll really have to hold my nose to watch laker basketball. .....there will be more Lavar highlights than opposing team replays . 

Absolutely brutal. basketball.


Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #117 on: October 01, 2017, 02:40:52 AM »

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So preseason first game over. Lakers shot 5-30 from 3 and Lose. Lopez out. If this continues, we're good Lol

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #118 on: October 01, 2017, 02:47:55 AM »

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Bustzo Ball will trash this team to the bottom of the west lol

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #119 on: October 01, 2017, 03:30:40 AM »

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https://instagram.com/p/BZsG8VOlCvv/

Butler blowing past Ingram and also due to lousy defense all around.

Also Teague blew past ball with complete ease all night. I don't even want to know what kyrie against ball  will do if Teague can do anything he wanted tonight.