NBA GM’s Snubs the Lakers Young Core [Received 0 Votes]
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject:

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No excuses this year then. If the Laker young core really is the 2nd best in the league as posters like Gadget and Baron claim then this team should be ready to go. 50+ wins barring injuries I'm expecting.

I didn't say they were second best. I think they might be as high as third best in the league, but I'm responding more to a poster or two in this thread who are using a flawed survey as confirmation bias that the Lakers yutes are overrated rather than the flawed survey itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject:

Oh some are overrated here
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Oh some are overrated here

Agreed. And some are underrated here by some posters, as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject:

I would trade our young core for the young core of Boston, Philly, and Phoenix.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject:

BigGameHames wrote:
BynumForThree wrote:
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Troblin wrote:
Markkanen is better than Ball. Definitely not Ingram tho.

No, you're wrong.

What a sound and logical counterargument.

If Lonzo wasn't wearing a Laker jersey I guarantee you wouldn't have the same viewpoint.


Markkanen is a good prospect but not close to Ball as a player.



Keep in mind that Chicago only got 2 votes.

So all this means is a couple of the 30 GMs are hot and heavy about Markkanen.

It's quite possible that if the GMs were ask to list their top 5 teams, rather than just vote for 1, the list after 1 and 2 would be different.

All I take from this survey is the 76ers and Celtics have the best young core, Everyone else just got 1 or 2 votes, which doesn't mean much
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:56 am    Post subject:

PRLakeShow wrote:
I would trade our young core for the young core of Boston, Philly, and Phoenix.


BI/Kuz/Lonzo/Hart

Tatum/Brown/Smart/Rozier

Embiid/Simmons/Fultz/Saric

Booker/Ayton/Jackson/Bender


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
PRLakeShow wrote:
I would trade our young core for the young core of Boston, Philly, and Phoenix.


BI/Kuz/Lonzo/Hart

Tatum/Brown/Smart/Rozier

Embiid/Simmons/Fultz/Saric

Booker/Ayton/Jackson/Bender


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Definitely better than the Suns, a close tie with Boston. The only one with a slight edge is Phily
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject:

I like our young core (liked 'em more with Randle than without too.)

Are they a powerhouse ? Maybe, maybe not but in three years we'll know.

I offer that if one were to add LeBron to Chicago or Denver or Phoenix or Utah rather than to our Los Angeles Lakers, we'd see that any one of those teams would finish this season within a +/- two game range of where our team will finish with LeBron James. It speaks to LJ's impact and to the relatively level potential among those young teams, given one of the league's two or three top players, including ourselves.

Just sayin': we don't have a young core that is markedly higher potential (~ stronger) than several others not named Boston or Milwaukee.
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