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Can the Lakers be the 8th seed this year?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject:

Let's not tear our rotator cuffs patting each other on the back for sensing improved chances at a Laker playoff berth. The journey towards establishing real hope of playoff chances begins this week. It still look really quite as daunting as a month back. My perspective:

The schedule to-date has concealed an important success element in our record. Ten games in, but with seven home games. That's as tasty as it gets ten games in.

There's been no road trips of more than a single contest, and there's been just one lonely road win at PHX. Phoenix may be the one team predicted at month ago to assuredly finish the season below the purple and gold. We are seeing the Lakers so far in their best possible light, at home.

The Slog unofficially starts now. Four games on the road, and the first two on a back-to-back. I see maybe one win coming at PHX again.

Maybe.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject:

If Clippers, Utah, Pelicans, Nuggets all lose today Lakers will be tied for 7th!
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Darn, it didnt happen.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:47 pm    Post subject:

We are better than the Cavs right now...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject:

Greg Anthony is on the Lakers bandwagon.. welcome aboard Greg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS0xMkgJvnA
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject:

Tbh, when I watch these games; these teams aren’t that much better than the lakers. Depending on defense sustaining and be just ok at 3s, they can be anywhere from 8-10 seed.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
Tbh, when I watch these games; these teams aren’t that much better than the lakers. Depending on defense sustaining and be just ok at 3s, they can be anywhere from 8-10 seed.


I agree. The only game we got punked was the Clippers game and I could see us serving them some revenge. Not terribly impressed with them tbh.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject:

Lonzo'sBalls wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
Tbh, when I watch these games; these teams aren’t that much better than the lakers. Depending on defense sustaining and be just ok at 3s, they can be anywhere from 8-10 seed.


I agree. The only game we got punked was the Clippers game and I could see us serving them some revenge. Not terribly impressed with them tbh.


We have a very real problem in guarding mobile big men, we have no answers for people like Blake, Davis or Cousins.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject:

al242 wrote:
Lonzo'sBalls wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
Tbh, when I watch these games; these teams aren’t that much better than the lakers. Depending on defense sustaining and be just ok at 3s, they can be anywhere from 8-10 seed.


I agree. The only game we got punked was the Clippers game and I could see us serving them some revenge. Not terribly impressed with them tbh.


We have a very real problem in guarding mobile big men, we have no answers for people like Blake, Davis or Cousins.


Randle does a pretty decent job on them when in. He should be getting more playing time but that's a whole separate issue.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:37 pm    Post subject:

Lonzo'sBalls wrote:
al242 wrote:
Lonzo'sBalls wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
Tbh, when I watch these games; these teams aren’t that much better than the lakers. Depending on defense sustaining and be just ok at 3s, they can be anywhere from 8-10 seed.


I agree. The only game we got punked was the Clippers game and I could see us serving them some revenge. Not terribly impressed with them tbh.


We have a very real problem in guarding mobile big men, we have no answers for people like Blake, Davis or Cousins.


Randle does a pretty decent job on them when in. He should be getting more playing time but that's a whole separate issue.


I think Randle should get bigger and stronger and develop a 17 footer
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:05 am    Post subject:

Probably not this year, but I think the Lakers are showing adding the stature of a marquee FA and we're a playoff team....a "named guy" would have already added a few more W's this season....we've been competitive most nights...top notch guy would get us over that initial ceiling

Add 2 FA I think we are a real threat
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:12 am    Post subject:

av3773 wrote:
Probably not this year, but I think the Lakers are showing adding the stature of a marquee FA and we're a playoff team....a "named guy" would have already added a few more W's this season....we've been competitive most nights...top notch guy would get us over that initial ceiling

Add 2 FA I think we are a real threat


That’s what it looks like right now, ‘knocking at playoff’s door’ kinda team. Utah 2/3 yrs ago, timberwolves last yr
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject:

We officially have a better record then the Clippers at the moment.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject:

If Luke can get his head outta his arse with the rotations then we have an outside chance at 8th. Hitting some 3s would help a lot too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject:

The Juggernaut wrote:
If Luke can get his head outta his arse with the rotations then we have an outside chance at 8th. Hitting some 3s would help a lot too.


I agree our 3pt shooting pct (Lonzo) and our perimeter defense ( Lonzo, Ingram, Clarkson) and we should be in the playoffs
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject:

Statistics don't lie, they don't always tell the whole truth, but they don't lie, and the way its looking, we are going to have to have a few winning streaks of games to sneak into the playoffs, we are not taking care of the ball right now, and our 3pt shooting is atrocious
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject:

Lakers tied for 10th.
1 game back of 8th.

And as important, better record than the clippers
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject:

11th seed through 5th is wide open, a lot of things can change the biggest thing for us is if either 1 of Memphis / Portland or Pelicans fall off.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject:

I would also keep a eye on Utah and OKC.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject:

LakerFan1977 wrote:
Statistics don't lie, they don't always tell the whole truth, but they don't lie, and the way its looking, we are going to have to have a few winning streaks of games to sneak into the playoffs, we are not taking care of the ball right now, and our 3pt shooting is atrocious

We’re playing much better than last year, offensively and defensively. I especially like the ball movement today vs Nuggets. If we could keep working on the details, we could earn a playoff berth this season.
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