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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:35 am    Post subject: Hollywood Hoops: Lakers Still Have a Shot at .500

Hey all,

Latest @hollywood_hoops Ep. 74: Los Angeles Lakers Still Have a Shot at .500, Clippers Face Brutal Schedule and Uncertain Future w/@JoshMartinNBA

https://www.almightyballer.com/hollywood-hoops-ep-74-los-angeles-lakers-have-shot-at-500-clippers-brutal-schedule-uncertain-future/

Also, with @LarryCoon How’s the 2017 NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Doing? @BBallInsiders - How are teams faring under new rules/economy - did the union err in rejecting cap smoothing. Also @SportsBizClass 2018 http://www.basketballinsiders.com/podcast-hows-the-2017-nba-collective-bargaining-agreement-doing/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:56 am    Post subject:

Really liked the podcast with Larry Coon. You guys went straight to the point: it's not that the players are making more money, just a handful of them fortunate to be FAs in 2016 are (Deng, Moz, Biyombo, Mahinmi, Crabbe, Parsons, Noah, Solomon Hill, Bazemore,...).

BTW, totally agree with Larry, worse than the money was the length of MozDeng contracts and with no team options. If we read the first 5 pages of Deng's thread we'll see the big criticism was exactly about that.

But, it's not just the teams thinking "I have money, so I'll spend it". The CBA forces them to, as the team must spend 90% of the cap. Better spend it on a contract, than simply distributing bonus to players already under contract.

Also, the Supermax contracts, I believe are poison pills. Teams will be able to pay more money and retain their franchise players but will lose the ability to build a decent roster around him, That's happening in OKC and I think that's the reason the Clippers (West?) got rid of Blake.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject:

^Blake is also a fake max player. If you are all about marketing sure, but he has never struck me as a championship team type player. Detroit fell for it...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject:

Interesting insights into the Clippers' future in LA, the Inglewood/Forum dust-up with MSG, and the possibility Ballmer may resurrect the Seattle Supersonics, which I think would be good for BB even if his net worth takes a modest (for him) hit.

As for the Lakers - good to hear a team by team rundown of where we're likely to end up now that the last stretch of the season has arrived. Sure wish we were healthy, I'd feel a lot better about the possibility of 40 wins. As is, I agree we should be able to eke out 6 more wins, and if the Lakers play reasonably well another 9 maybe 10. Here's hoping Ingram's healing fast!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject:

One step at a time. Tonight becomes a must win vs the Orlando Magic.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject:

thanks for listening folks
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject:

If OKC and Denver lose (both have a tough schedule) and the Clippers free fall that last game against the Clippers can end up being big
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
thanks for listening folks


Thank you for posting!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject:

a chance the Lakers have a shot to knock the Clippers out of the playoffs in the last game of the season
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
a chance the Lakers have a shot to knock the Clippers out of the playoffs in the last game of the season


So it will be a game to prevent the Clippers from going to the playoff dance? Even if unlikely that last game against the Clippers can be a chance to sneak in on the 8th spot.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
a chance the Lakers have a shot to knock the Clippers out of the playoffs in the last game of the season


40 wins and knocking the clippers out in the process would be the next best thing (right below making the playoffs) for this season.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject:

Clippers have to survive the next dozen and a half games. I'll enjoy watching if the Lakers could play spoiler that last game, but I suspect the Clips will be ready for sun, beer, and fishing before we reach the tip off. We'll see.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject:

Clippers schedule rough
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
Clippers schedule rough


Denver and OKC as well
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject:

Even if the Lakers don’t get to 500(probably won’t), but end up with something like 35-37 wins, they can still try to sell free agents on whatever our record ends up being when both Zo and Ingram played, which will probably be a few games over.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
Clippers schedule rough
No way they win more then six or seven games. I hate the Clippers like Trump.
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