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Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1335 on: January 13, 2018, 06:07:43 PM »

Offline Rondo9

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Officially giving up on this pick conveying.
not even  halfway through the season yer, Lakers are 25th worst out of 30, and you’ve given up?

They have too much talent - they lost like crazy once Ball went out. Since he's back they have been better (not good, but better). And it just doesn't look like it's meant to be.

Look at the opponents they've been facing.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1336 on: January 13, 2018, 06:18:49 PM »

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Officially giving up on this pick conveying.
not even  halfway through the season yer, Lakers are 25th worst out of 30, and you’ve given up?

They have too much talent - they lost like crazy once Ball went out. Since he's back they have been better (not good, but better). And it just doesn't look like it's meant to be.

Look at the opponents they've been facing.

Doesn't matter - a win is a win, and they are now winning. They are nowhere near as horrific as say the Magic, Hawks, even Kings, Mavs..

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1337 on: January 13, 2018, 06:21:28 PM »

Offline Rondo9

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Officially giving up on this pick conveying.
not even  halfway through the season yer, Lakers are 25th worst out of 30, and you’ve given up?

They have too much talent - they lost like crazy once Ball went out. Since he's back they have been better (not good, but better). And it just doesn't look like it's meant to be.

Look at the opponents they've been facing.

Doesn't matter - a win is a win, and they are now winning. They are nowhere near as horrific as say the Magic, Hawks, even Kings, Mavs..

Sometimes bad teams go on win streaks like the Bulls and the Mavs. You can't overreact to these wins especially with plenty of season left.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1338 on: January 13, 2018, 06:28:48 PM »

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I hope you're right... I really do.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1339 on: January 13, 2018, 06:31:39 PM »

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Lonzo Ball is balling up lately.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1340 on: January 13, 2018, 06:54:22 PM »

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Memphis will be the last "easy" game for the lakers this month before Orlando and Chicago. They're going to have a hard stretch against playoff teams including us.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1341 on: January 13, 2018, 07:06:25 PM »

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Officially giving up on this pick conveying.
not even  halfway through the season yer, Lakers are 25th worst out of 30, and you’ve given up?

I gave up a long time ago. More "talent" than too many other teams.

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Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1342 on: January 13, 2018, 07:10:15 PM »

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How highly rated is next year's draft class compared to this one?

This is actually rated as one of the weakest drafts in a while.

By "this" you mean 2019?  I thought this year's (2018) was rated as a strong draft...

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1343 on: January 13, 2018, 07:50:03 PM »

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You guys are giving up hope too soon. Its a lottery. Even if the Lakers don't finish bottom 5 there is still a chance. Honestly, this win streak means little. Horrible opponents, mostly at home. I think they still finish bottom 5.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1344 on: January 13, 2018, 08:39:33 PM »

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January and February look like relatively easy schedules for the Lakers. Amazing how the west has turned.

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Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1345 on: January 13, 2018, 09:08:36 PM »

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You guys are giving up hope too soon. Its a lottery. Even if the Lakers don't finish bottom 5 there is still a chance. Honestly, this win streak means little. Horrible opponents, mostly at home. I think they still finish bottom 5.

I'm not too stressed about it since the worst case scenario we'll get Sacramento's pick next year which is very likely to be in the high lottery - although admittedly I know nothing about the 2019 draft class.  That's still a pretty darn good worst case scenario.


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Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1346 on: January 13, 2018, 11:59:47 PM »

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At least the Bulls won
It's about to be crazy, G.

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1347 on: January 14, 2018, 12:04:09 AM »

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You guys are giving up hope too soon. Its a lottery. Even if the Lakers don't finish bottom 5 there is still a chance. Honestly, this win streak means little. Horrible opponents, mostly at home. I think they still finish bottom 5.

I'm not too stressed about it since the worst case scenario we'll get Sacramento's pick next year which is very likely to be in the high lottery - although admittedly I know nothing about the 2019 draft class.  That's still a pretty darn good worst case scenario.

Don't the new draft rules kick in next season? And if I remember correctly, the top 3 non-playoff teams get the best odds

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1348 on: January 14, 2018, 03:13:36 AM »

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You guys are giving up hope too soon. Its a lottery. Even if the Lakers don't finish bottom 5 there is still a chance. Honestly, this win streak means little. Horrible opponents, mostly at home. I think they still finish bottom 5.

I'm not too stressed about it since the worst case scenario we'll get Sacramento's pick next year which is very likely to be in the high lottery - although admittedly I know nothing about the 2019 draft class.  That's still a pretty darn good worst case scenario.

Don't the new draft rules kick in next season? And if I remember correctly, the top 3 non-playoff teams get the best odds
In the 2019 draft lottery, the worst 3 teams will have the same best odds but they each have about 48% chance of not getting a top 4 pick. 

Re: 2017-18 Lakers Season Watch Thread (13-27, 5th Slot on 1/10)
« Reply #1349 on: January 14, 2018, 10:03:16 AM »

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You guys are giving up hope too soon. Its a lottery. Even if the Lakers don't finish bottom 5 there is still a chance. Honestly, this win streak means little. Horrible opponents, mostly at home. I think they still finish bottom 5.

I'm not too stressed about it since the worst case scenario we'll get Sacramento's pick next year which is very likely to be in the high lottery - although admittedly I know nothing about the 2019 draft class.  That's still a pretty darn good worst case scenario.
Worst case scenario would be getting the Sixers pick next year if the Kings pick is #1.