We will win 40 games this season, George or no George
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject:

Going 12-7 gets us to 40 wins, which considering the injuries and schedule is probably unrealistic. But even 10-9 gets us to 38, which is a twelve game improvement on last season. I agree generally that if we add Paul George and keep getting better, we have a shot at 45-50 wins next year.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject:

I think the Lakers figured the NBA game out around January, and at full strength, meaning not decimated by injuries, they're stand-alone a mid-40 wins team right now. Next year? IMO we could push upper 40's without a Max FA signing, provided we keep Randle, and assuming Lonzo, Hart, Kuzma, and Ingram continue along their development paths. Add Paul George? I think he'd push this team to 52-55 wins.

At this stage, I think BI's gonna be out longer than we hope, and I think we're going to wind up between 35 and 38 wins.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject:

10-6 rest of the way to 40, at this stage 35 would be disappointing. Going .500 gets us to 38 wins


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject:

My pick was 40-42 so i'm definitely rooting for 10-6 from here on
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject:

I would so love to see 40 or above. What a statement to the league.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject:

Youngest team in the league with the youngest coach in the league too.

Future is , PG would be mad to turn us down. He's in the bag
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:23 pm    Post subject:

I was scrolling through the 1st 13 pages seeing how people were ridiculed back into their proper places for daring to believe the team could with.40 games without PG. Most said 30 or less, and some said fewer than last season. They were on pace to win over 40 even prior to the trade based on improved 2nd half play. Those who believed have seen their expectations of player improvements come true, as well as Hart, Kuzma, and other notable unaccounted for productive players (Randle anyone?)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject:

I can't believe this is actually not a far fetched possibility after those 9 straight losses.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:54 am    Post subject:

If I was a marquee free agent, I would want to sign with the Lakers!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:48 am    Post subject:

16-0. Cinderella story to win the championship!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:36 am    Post subject:

16 - 0!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:13 am    Post subject:

My predicted record before the season was 42-40.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:22 am    Post subject:

It's gonna be close... and if Ingram, Hart stayed healthy, it might have been a certainty.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:23 am    Post subject:

16 games to go........ currently at 30 wins.....

it's possible.... let's do it...!!!!!!

Go Lakers!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:24 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
16 games to go........ currently at 30 wins.....

it's possible.... let's do it...!!!!!!

Go Lakers!!!


35 wins is almost guaranteed. If we can go 11-5, wowsers. A lot of teams will be either tanking/resting vets in the last 10 games.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:27 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Chronicle wrote:
16 games to go........ currently at 30 wins.....

it's possible.... let's do it...!!!!!!

Go Lakers!!!


35 wins is almost guaranteed. If we can go 11-5, wowsers. A lot of teams will be either tanking/resting vets in the last 10 games.


Yeah, that's what I'm hoping for, since we play both Houston and Golden State to end the season
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:43 am    Post subject:

Last year after the 10-10 start, we proceeded to go 16-48

So refreshing to see us closing out a season on a high note.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject:

This sounded so laughable at first, but there's a chance we can win 40 games.

10-6 is all we need which is possible.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject:

9-6 to 40

We can do this
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject:

ingle wrote:
9-6 to 40

We can do this


For this team, 9-6 is well within reach.

If Kuz is playing, it can be 8-6 after tonight. Trudell on radio just said it’s probably “Durant and friends” tonight. Klay is likely out.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
This sounded so laughable at first, but there's a chance we can win 40 games.

10-6 is all we need which is possible.


Yea, gotta admit I scoffed at this thread. However, the OP deserves some credit here. We have a legit shot at 40 wins now, if not even 41 wins. Still, even if we get 38-39 wins, that's not so far off. Pretty awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject:

it's funny, sooo many people kept saying no way would a major FA join a 25 win team and (as evidenced by this thread) very few thought we would even sniff 40 wins. Seemed like becoming a 40 win team was kind of the baseline for attracting a major FA.

In June, if I said we'd get close to 40 wins and have traded Nance, JC, missed time from Lonzo/BI/Hart, and cut Brewer and Bogut, people would have said that was ludicrous.

Just goes to show how much young talent we have, the Lonzo effect, Radnle's improvement, the importance of quality vets, and of course Luke's impact.

Paging PG13? Paging Dr. LeBron?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject:

2019, in all fairness, Lakers didn’t look like they could score enough in preseason and early in the year.

Who would have thought they would score like they have been for a while now. The defense has way exceeded expectations too which is exciting. If you play defense, you always got a shot.

Last night was a great example. Their defense held them in it until they snapped out of really bad shooting.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
2019, in all fairness, Lakers didn’t look like they could score enough in preseason and early in the year.

Who would have thought they would score like they have been for a while now. The defense has way exceeded expectations too which is exciting. If you play defense, you always got a shot.

Last night was a great example. Their defense held them in it until they snapped out of really bad shooting.


We've been playing D since game 1, that has been the difference even when we couldn't hit a 3 or free throw to save our lives during the start of the season.

That has been the story of this season, replacing DLo and Swaggy with KCP Lonzo and Hart has been HUGE on the less glamorous side of the court.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject:

ingle wrote:
9-6 to 40

We can do this


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