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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #510 on: November 20, 2017, 01:49:53 AM »

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Lonzo got another triple double, he's already better than Tatum.  ;)

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #511 on: November 20, 2017, 02:12:05 AM »

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Swings like this are expected this early in the season, but Looks like the odds lowered dramatically today after the results of all the wrong teams winning and losing. Nets lost, Lakers won. Etc. Lakers went from 7th worst to 10th worst on the reset
The ejection of multiple Nuggets players allowed the lakers to win easy today

We need the teams in December to destroy the lakers. They play the warriors like 2 or 3 times, Rockets twice, nuggets again, etc. itís going to be brutal

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #512 on: November 20, 2017, 02:25:21 AM »

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Swings like this are expected this early in the season, but Looks like the odds lowered dramatically today after the results of all the wrong teams winning and losing. Nets lost, Lakers won. Etc. Lakers went from 7th worst to 10th worst on the reset
The ejection of multiple Nuggets players allowed the lakers to win easy today

We need the teams in December to destroy the lakers. They play the warriors like 2 or 3 times, Rockets twice, nuggets again, etc. itís going to be brutal

Hence why itís wayyyy too early to worry about these things. Last year was different because we were guaranteed the pick and obviously wanted the best odds, therefore we wanted Brooklyn to lose every game and the other bottom feeders to win.

This year itís different. We want the Lakers to be bad, but not the worst. There will be plenty of jostling between the bottom 6-7 teams, or at least 2-3 of the very worst and then the next group of 5 or so of the bad ones.

In a perfect world, we want the Lakers to land the second pick and the Nets to turn up 14th. Itís impossible to predict or worry about this early, so better to enjoy what the Cís are doing and not fret over Laker wins and Nets losses.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #513 on: November 20, 2017, 12:22:18 PM »

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Still early but it's hard to imagine the Lakers falling behind Atlanta, Chicago, or Sacramento right now. I'm basically writing those 3 teams off. Dallas looks awful but who knows with a Rick Carlisle team.

I'm still anticipating a big falter from the Lakers just like last season but it's looking like the best we can reasonably hope for would be #4 odds.

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« Reply #514 on: November 20, 2017, 12:56:28 PM »

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I don't really mind if the Lakers pick doesn't convey - we already have 2 young high lotto picks to develop.  Having too many high-end prospects on a successful team is a good problem to have, but an extra year before having to work another guy into the rotation would probably help sort things out.

I think I mostly want the Lakers pick just to take it from them and have "their" pick running around in green. Spite's a key factor.

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« Reply #515 on: November 20, 2017, 12:58:33 PM »

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This thread is dead to me :/

Bring on the 2019 Sacramento Season Watch Thread!!! :)

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #516 on: November 20, 2017, 12:58:41 PM »

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Still early but it's hard to imagine the Lakers falling behind Atlanta, Chicago, or Sacramento right now. I'm basically writing those 3 teams off. Dallas looks awful but who knows with a Rick Carlisle team.

I'm still anticipating a big falter from the Lakers just like last season but it's looking like the best we can reasonably hope for would be #4 odds.

I could see the Hawks winning some games.  Their net rating is between the Nets and Heat, and closer to the Lakers than they are the Suns.  Heck, theyíre closer to the Sixers and Cavs than they are Phoenix (and Dallas, Chicago, and Sacramento are all below or well below Phoenix).

So far they look like a poor team thatís lost some games, but not bottom of the league bad.  Iíd be much more worried about LAís ability to finish behind Dallas than Atlanta.

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« Reply #517 on: November 20, 2017, 12:59:03 PM »

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I don't really mind if the Lakers pick doesn't convey - we already have 2 young high lotto picks to develop.  Having too many high-end prospects on a successful team is a good problem to have, but an extra year before having to work another guy into the rotation would probably help sort things out.

I think I mostly want the Lakers pick just to take it from them and have "their" pick running around in green. Spite's a key factor.

Exactly. TP

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« Reply #518 on: November 20, 2017, 01:03:55 PM »

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I think I mostly want the Lakers pick just to take it from them and have "their" pick running around in green. Spite's a key factor.

I like the way you think.
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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #519 on: November 20, 2017, 01:54:37 PM »

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Still early but it's hard to imagine the Lakers falling behind Atlanta, Chicago, or Sacramento right now. I'm basically writing those 3 teams off. Dallas looks awful but who knows with a Rick Carlisle team.

I'm still anticipating a big falter from the Lakers just like last season but it's looking like the best we can reasonably hope for would be #4 odds.

I could see the Hawks winning some games.  Their net rating is between the Nets and Heat, and closer to the Lakers than they are the Suns.  Heck, theyíre closer to the Sixers and Cavs than they are Phoenix (and Dallas, Chicago, and Sacramento are all below or well below Phoenix).

So far they look like a poor team thatís lost some games, but not bottom of the league bad.  Iíd be much more worried about LAís ability to finish behind Dallas than Atlanta.
That's interesting. Maybe I'm underestimating Budenholzer to get everyone playing together and within their roles but I just don't trust any of the talent on that Atlanta team.

Dallas doesn't look like they have any less talent than they had last season when they won 33 games (except for Dirk's continued slide toward retirement) and I have a really high opinion of Carlisle.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #520 on: November 20, 2017, 03:09:07 PM »

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Hereís the ejection from the nuggets

Jocic did nothing
https://youtu.be/lcskqXLjCZs

Also their coach seemed super mad about missed calls.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #521 on: November 21, 2017, 02:18:35 AM »

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So, the Lakers play Chicago tomorrow at Staples. They probably win that game. Then they play the Kings which they will probably also win. But they are reeeaaaaallly going to need those two wins, because after that, they're schedule becomes absolutely BRUTAL until 2018 pretty much:

Clippers
Warriors
Nuggets
Rockets
Philly
Charlotte
New York
Cleveland
Warriors
Rockets
Warriors
Blazers
Wolves
Grizz
Clippers
Rockets
Wolves
OKC

That brings us up until the 4th of January

Good. Luck. Lonzo.

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Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #522 on: November 21, 2017, 08:06:15 AM »

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This thread is dead to me :/

Bring on the 2019 Sacramento Season Watch Thread!!! :)

I'm not gonna give up on the Lakers this year but there are significant questions about which pick we'd rather have. From a cap perspective it would be much better to have the 2019 Sac pick, our contracts would be much better aligned if that happened.

Best case scenario could be someone in the top 5 (Bamba, Ayton for example) spending another year in college and us getting the #2 pick in 2019.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #523 on: November 21, 2017, 11:55:19 PM »

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Bulls are up 18 on the Lakers in the 3rd. Blowout lol.

Re: 2017-2018 LA Lakers Season Watch Thread
« Reply #524 on: November 21, 2017, 11:56:25 PM »

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So, the Lakers play Chicago tomorrow at Staples. They probably win that game. Then they play the Kings which they will probably also win. But they are reeeaaaaallly going to need those two wins, because after that, they're schedule becomes absolutely BRUTAL until 2018 pretty much:

Clippers
Warriors
Nuggets
Rockets
Philly
Charlotte
New York
Cleveland
Warriors
Rockets
Warriors
Blazers
Wolves
Grizz
Clippers
Rockets
Wolves
OKC

That brings us up until the 4th of January

Good. Luck. Lonzo.
not so fast. Bulls up about 20 pts on the Lakers. If the bulls can do that, imagine what other teams can do.