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Can the Lakers be the 8th seed this year?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject:

A lot would need to happen for the Lakers to escape the slot they're in right now. Their draft pick will end up being somewhere between 10-12, which makes it very unlikely that Boston will be getting the pick. So at least there's that.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject:

LuciusAllen wrote:
A lot would need to happen for the Lakers to escape the slot they're in right now. Their draft pick will end up being somewhere between 10-12, which makes it very unlikely that Boston will be getting the pick. So at least there's that.


On New Year's Day, they had a very real chance at Deandre Ayton with our pick. We have come a long way.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject:

We gained a game on Golden State tonight! Heck yeah! Making our Cavs draft pick better is only gravy.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:39 am    Post subject:

The playoffs are a long shot but I would be incredibly satisfied with a 41-41 finish.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:20 am    Post subject:

They need a Miracle type run at this point. If, and it’s a huge if, they can somehow find a way to win these next two games vs Denver and Golden State the dream will be alive. They close out with 9 of 16 games against Western Conference playoff teams. I think they need to win all of those games.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject:

scooterp10 wrote:
They need a Miracle type run at this point. If, and it’s a huge if, they can somehow find a way to win these next two games vs Denver and Golden State the dream will be alive. They close out with 9 of 16 games against Western Conference playoff teams. I think they need to win all of those games.

And the crazy thing is that it no longer feel impossible to close out the year on a tear, even against playoff teams
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject:

This is a pretty darn good 11 seed team

https://twitter.com/lakers/status/973255866974535682?s=21

Too bad about December and 9 game losing streak, because they are now better than some of the teams above them tbh.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject:

30-36 doesn't look that bad for a team of Rookies and only two vets
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject:

We have a chance to win 8 out of the next 9. If they happens we are in the playoffs
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject:

noahp45 wrote:
We have a chance to win 8 out of the next 9. If they happens we are in the playoffs
Still possible but time is running out, teams aren't helping beat Utah or Denver. Would need to lose probably only 1 more game the rest of the way but win both vs utah for sure to have any realistic shot. Toughest games will be the next two without Ingram, if they can somehow win both, they have a punchers chance if everyone balls out from now through the end of the season. Still need 3 teams to collapse, It looks like San Antonio and Clippers will but i'ts getting harder and harder to see a 3rd team losing a lot in their last 16, especially Utah; even if the Lakers beat them twice.. Was hoping Minnesota but even they beat the Warriors without Curry and Iguadala. Hopefully they will still be out next game vs the lakers.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject:

we will get to 40 wins minimum
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject:

Some new hope for the 8th spot, a lot of Warriors players are out, so if we win today and tomorrow that should give us some renewed hope no?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Some new hope for the 8th spot, a lot of Warriors players are out, so if we win today and tomorrow that should give us some renewed hope no?


Chick used to say when a team was in a dire situation, "They got two chances to win this game, slim and none. And slim just left the building."

If we win tonight and tomorrow, we keep slim in the building for awhile.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject:

Although the dream is dead, it felt good to hurt Denver's chances.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject:

leor_77 wrote:
Although the dream is dead, it felt good to hurt Denver's chances.


Yep.. spoiler role.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject:

20-9 since Jan 7th....

I believe a 12-3 finish to get us to 43-39 would give us that "outside shot"....

That would be a 32-12 record in the last 44 games...

Probably out of the realm of possibility, but then again...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject:

Amazing that it’s even possible.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Some new hope for the 8th spot, a lot of Warriors players are out, so if we win today and tomorrow that should give us some renewed hope no?


Surely can’t hurt our chance...but man we are also the walking wounded right now. Can’t get BI back fast enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject:

Silver needs to just make it best of 16, (bleep) hell East is always the ez path
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Amazing that it’s even possible.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject:

bandiger wrote:
Silver needs to just make it best of 16, (bleep) hell East is always the ez path


A good compromise would be to remove the conference designation for the 8 seeds. Adds one more deserving team without compromising the format too much.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject:

This team is a lot like the 2010 OKC team that started slow but ended with 50 wins. From January 1 to the end of the season, they went 38-17 (0.691). Since January 1, we've gone 20-11 (0.645). If we keep up that rate, we'll go 10-5 the rest of the way (or 30/16 since January 1), with a final 41-41 record.

But for that 9 game losing streak and Luke's stupid decision to keep Randle on the bench for the first half of the season, you gotta wonder where we could have gone this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject:

LakerSanity wrote:
This team is a lot like the 2010 OKC team that started slow but ended with 50 wins. From January 1 to the end of the season, they went 38-17 (0.691). Since January 1, we've gone 20-11 (0.645). If we keep up that rate, we'll go 10-5 the rest of the way (or 30/16 since January 1), with a final 41-41 record.

But for that 9 game losing streak and Luke's stupid decision to keep Randle on the bench for the first half of the season, you gotta wonder where we could have gone this year.


Maybe that was his way pushing Randle towards greater things, while pushing his name out of trade conversations? Randle played good before the break, but this Randle is an All-Star. Teams would have been asking for him instead of Clarkson or Nance. I know there are some holes in my logic but it's what I'd like to believe.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject:

^I have little doubt Randle would have been this Randle regardless of when he started. He played great in the preseason, and then all of a sudden he was on the bench. Maybe that came from the FO, but I also have little doubt that it cost us some wins.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Amazing that it’s even possible.



I know...Imagine if the NBA had a 162 game baseball schedule?
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