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It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« on: February 09, 2018, 04:25:15 PM »

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Don't look now, but the Lakers are only 5 games back of the 8-seed out west, which would mean a 0% chance of a top-5 pick in this years draft. 

The three teams that stand between them and the playoffs are The Pelicans sans Boogie, The Clippers sans Blake, and The Jazz sans anyone not named Gobert.  The Lakers really seem to be hitting their stride, and I think it's at least more probable at this point that they make the playoffs than it is that they slide back 5 games and overtake that 5th-from-the-bottom spot in the league. 

All that is to say, looks like we need to close the book on Bagley, Doncic, Ayton, Bamba, Porter, and Young and start looking ahead to RJ Barrett, Bol Bol, and Cam Reddish.

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 07:16:07 PM »

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If we canít get the pick Iíll be rooting for the Lakers to make the playoffs. We donít need the Sixers getting a lottery pick.


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Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 07:24:19 PM »

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I think they will take a bit hit by losing Nance and Clarkson. Clarkson particularly was huge for them in their wins. I just don't see IT off the bench having much of a positive impact for them the rest of this season.

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don't look now, but the lakers are only 5 games back of the #5 spot in the 2018 draft which would mean a 25.% per cent chance at a top 3 pick.

see? it works two ways.  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 11:20:36 PM »

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If we canít get the pick Iíll be rooting for the Lakers to make the playoffs. We donít need the Sixers getting a lottery pick.
Having IT there will make that at least somewhat bearable

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 11:43:44 PM »

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don't look now, but the lakers are only 5 games back of the #5 spot in the 2018 draft which would mean a 25.% per cent chance at a top 3 pick.

see? it works two ways.  ;D
That includes a 7.6% chance of it being the #1 pick which would mean the Sixers keep it. 

See.  Every silver lining has a touch of grey.   ;D

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 12:48:16 AM »

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don't look now, but the lakers are only 5 games back of the #5 spot in the 2018 draft which would mean a 25.% per cent chance at a top 3 pick.

see? it works two ways.  ;D
That includes a 7.6% chance of it being the #1 pick which would mean the Sixers keep it. 

See.  Every silver lining has a touch of grey.   ;D

Yeah, but in that scenario, the Lakers will have given up a #1 pick. That would be crushing to the Laker fan base. Well, that is unless they get Lebron....

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 01:01:39 AM »

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Um we still have our own 1st, which has interesting prospects in that range. I really want Mitchell Robinson.
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don't look now, but the lakers are only 5 games back of the #5 spot in the 2018 draft which would mean a 25.% per cent chance at a top 3 pick.

see? it works two ways.  ;D
That includes a 7.6% chance of it being the #1 pick which would mean the Sixers keep it. 

See.  Every silver lining has a touch of grey.   ;D

Yeah, but in that scenario, the Lakers will have given up a #1 pick. That would be crushing to the Laker fan base. Well, that is unless they get Lebron....

The Lakers donít get the pick no matter what. Itís Philly or us.


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Um we still have our own 1st, which has interesting prospects in that range. I really want Mitchell Robinson.

Me too. Doubt heís available by then though.

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What can we possibly get with our own 1st? Another Nader? I don't want another Nader nor do I want the one we have. Let's close the book on this draft because the Lakers are sticking it to us.


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What can we possibly get with our own 1st? Another Nader? I don't want another Nader nor do I want the one we have. Let's close the book on this draft because the Lakers are sticking it to us.

Nader was the 58th pick in the draft. Our 1st will be between 27-29.  Itís not the same thing.
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What can we possibly get with our own 1st? Another Nader? I don't want another Nader nor do I want the one we have. Let's close the book on this draft because the Lakers are sticking it to us.

Nader was the 58th pick in the draft. Our 1st will be between 27-29.  Itís not the same thing.

Right. The correct guy to lament is JaJuan Johnson.


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What can we possibly get with our own 1st? Another Nader? I don't want another Nader nor do I want the one we have. Let's close the book on this draft because the Lakers are sticking it to us.

Nader was the 58th pick in the draft. Our 1st will be between 27-29.  Itís not the same thing.

Right. The correct guy to lament is JaJuan Johnson.

Or JR Giddens, Fab Melo, RJ Hunter, ect.

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 10:05:58 AM »

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The problem with possibly having 4 picks in next year's draft is that it looks like it may be one of the worst ever. There may be a couple of good athletes at the top but after that.....oy! Makes me now wish that Bagley Jr. had stayed in HS this year.