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Can the Lakers be the 8th seed this year?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:50 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.


I think of all of this too....

At least the light ahead is getting brighter...can you imagine getting two max guys, keeping JR, to go with more growth with the youngsters we have now?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject:

If the Lakers went 15-0 the rest of the way, still need to Utah, San Antonio, and Denver to play .500 or worse. Gap is too big with too few games left. But the playoffs aren't necessarily the most important thing. Our improvement and young core will be enough to attract players here.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject:

Somewhat true, but look at the schedules. Clippers are gonna falll hard brutal schedule. Jazz we play twice have to win both. Alot of tough games vs playoff teams for all teams. Crazy to think all this but look ahead our last 5 are at home. AND 8 of our last 9 are at home and only distance we have to travel is to utah. Young team young legs get ingram and hart back, could be a crazy miracle finish!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject:

Gap is too big....that losing streak killed our playoff hopes. Just hope they can keep winning to show improvement and also move up in the standings to show potential free agents that this team is on the way up. Also we are only 10 games back of the Thunder.....I would imagine if we can close it even further it will muddy the decision making for PG13.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject:

All this showing potenital teams that were on the way up is over. Come on now anyone can see that. Ingram randle ball hart and kuzma. Very underated young core in this league. Next year look out, but this year its still possible honestly its gonna be a closer finish then you all think.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject:

Codyb1010 wrote:
Somewhat true, but look at the schedules. Clippers are gonna falll hard brutal schedule. Jazz we play twice have to win both. Alot of tough games vs playoff teams for all teams. Crazy to think all this but look ahead our last 5 are at home. AND 8 of our last 9 are at home and only distance we have to travel is to utah. Young team young legs get ingram and hart back, could be a crazy miracle finish!

I agree, San Antonio has the hardest schedule left and they just said Kawhi isn't ready to return yet so their freefall will continue. Clippers are clearly toast with their schedule. Okc, Utah and Denver all have somewhat tougher schedules than the lakers.

Too bad the Lakers lost in Denver, that essentially cost them 3 games on Denver. They are 5 games behind them in the loss column now without the tiebreaker which basically means 6 games back; Had the lakers won the previous meeting, they would be only 3 games back with the lakers owning the tiebreaker. Would have been much easier.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:19 am    Post subject:

Jazz are 19-2 in last 21 games....Beat the warriors once, one of the lost games was versus the Rockets...

Too many teams playing pretty good to get by at this point, but, you never know.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject:

A lot of people have written us off, but Iím not gonna give up hope, Denver/Clippers and the Spurs have a tough schedule down the stretch and that also includes the OKC Thunder, if we basically win most our games, you just donít know what can happen especially with fatigue/injuries.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject:

We'd have to win out... and it still might not be enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject:

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We'd have to win out... and it still might not be enough.


So you expect for some of these teams with a brutal schedule to win?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject:

So essentially here is the list of teams who have a brutal schedule...

Spurs
Clippers
Thunder
Nuggets

And all those teams will be battling for a playoff spot, if we in esssence win almost all the games in these 15 contests, we could somehow sneak in, cause I donít believe the Spurs and Clippers have what it takes to win out, the Lakers are peaking at the right time. if we had a additional 5+ 10+ games there is no question that we would be getting in..I surely believe that the 2 games against the Jazz and the Clippers game in the final game will tell us about our chances.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject:

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silkwilkes wrote:
We'd have to win out... and it still might not be enough.


So you expect for some of these teams with a brutal schedule to win?


We are 6 behind the 8th team in the lost column. They don't need to win out, but we do.

Lets assume these teams play .500 here on out. And if they have ODD number of games left, I will be generous and assume they play 1 game below .500. These would be their records:

-OKC 47-35
-Pelicans 46-36 (1 game below .500)
-Wolves 46-36 (1 game below .500)
-Clippers 45-37
-Jazz 45-37
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-Spurs 45-37
-Nuggest 44-38
-Lakers 46-36 going undefeated the rest of the way, and gets the 7th seed.

We are not going undefeated the rest of the way. We will drop a few games, which means you need many of those teams above to play way below .500 ball. A tall order...

I'd feel much better if we had taken care of business against Portland and Denver the last time we met. Then we'd only be 4 losses behind the 8th team, and also riding a 10 game win streak right now.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject:

Letís hope some of these teams fall apart, particularly the Clippers and Spurs... I donít think Nuggets are consistent enough to get in.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject:

I personally think we end up 41-41 (which is a great building season for us btw) and remain in the 11 hole. Just don't see us catching anyone ahead of us, let alone make the playoffs.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject:

One game at a time...gonna be tough but it's doable. Sucks that there have been some key injuries at the wrong time, but this season has gotten me STOKED about this team going foward, something I couldnt really say since like 2011 lol
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject:

I don't understand how people think we can still make playoffs... It's nearly impossible for us to make it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject:

TrekLife wrote:
I don't understand how people think we can still make playoffs... It's nearly impossible for us to make it.


It is impossible, but when you look at the schedule of some of these playoffs team down the stretch anything can happen.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject:

I still got the Lakers getting into the playoffs as long as they only lose one more game max, Can they do it. Probably not? Hopefully Ingram and Kuzma return the next game to at least give it a shot. Even if that shot is 1 in a million.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
TrekLife wrote:
I don't understand how people think we can still make playoffs... It's nearly impossible for us to make it.


It is impossible, but when you look at the schedule of some of these playoffs team down the stretch anything can happen.


Huh


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Impossible but anything can happen

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:20 pm    Post subject:

When the Lakers were 11-27, they were 8 games out of the 8th spot.

Since then, they're 20-10 and they are now 7 games out of the 8th spot.

I think people are really underestimating how deep that hole was and how hard it is to make up ground on teams.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:34 am    Post subject:

Treble Clef wrote:
When the Lakers were 11-27, they were 8 games out of the 8th spot.

Since then, they're 20-10 and they are now 7 games out of the 8th spot.

I think people are really underestimating how deep that hole was and how hard it is to make up ground on teams.


Aim for the playoffs and finish at .500.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject:

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How I see our last 22 games -

Mar 1 @ Miami - Maybe
Mar 3 @ San Antonio - Loss
Mar 5 vs Portland - Maybe
Mar 7 vs Orlando - Win
Mar 9 @ Denver - Loss
Mar 11 vs Cleveland - Maybe
Mar 13 vs Denver - Maybe
Mar 14 @ Golden State - Loss
Mar 16 vs Miami - Win
Mar 19 @ Indiana - Loss
Mar 22 @ New Orleans - Maybe
Mar 24 @ Memphis - Win
Mar 26 @ Detroit - Maybe
Mar 28 vs Dallas - Win
Mar 30 vs Milwaukee - Maybe
Apr 1 vs Sacramento - Win
Apr 3 @Utah - Loss
Apr 4 vs San Antonio - Maybe
Apr 6 vs Minnesota - Maybe
Apr 8 vs Utah - Maybe
Apr 10 vs Houston - Loss
Apr 11 @ LAC - Win

That's 6 wins, 6 losses and, by my count, 10 maybes. As such, I say we win a minimum of 32 games and a maximum of 42 games. 538 currently projects at 36 wins, while ESPN currently predicts us at 35 wins. I say we stick to the 11th spot in the West at 36 wins, going 10-12 from here-on-out.


Revisiting this...we have 5 losses left to get to 40 wins. Canít afford to lose to Miami imo.

Most likely losses imo: @Indiana, @Pelicans, @Utah, Spurs and maybe @LAC.

Minnesota, Utah and Houston at home in succession might seem tough now but they are likely to have playoff positioning wrapped up by then. Spurs will be a win if they tank and are out of it by then.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
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How I see our last 22 games -

Mar 1 @ Miami - Maybe
Mar 3 @ San Antonio - Loss
Mar 5 vs Portland - Maybe
Mar 7 vs Orlando - Win
Mar 9 @ Denver - Loss
Mar 11 vs Cleveland - Maybe
Mar 13 vs Denver - Maybe
Mar 14 @ Golden State - Loss
Mar 16 vs Miami - Win
Mar 19 @ Indiana - Loss
Mar 22 @ New Orleans - Maybe
Mar 24 @ Memphis - Win
Mar 26 @ Detroit - Maybe
Mar 28 vs Dallas - Win
Mar 30 vs Milwaukee - Maybe
Apr 1 vs Sacramento - Win
Apr 3 @Utah - Loss
Apr 4 vs San Antonio - Maybe
Apr 6 vs Minnesota - Maybe
Apr 8 vs Utah - Maybe
Apr 10 vs Houston - Loss
Apr 11 @ LAC - Win

That's 6 wins, 6 losses and, by my count, 10 maybes. As such, I say we win a minimum of 32 games and a maximum of 42 games. 538 currently projects at 36 wins, while ESPN currently predicts us at 35 wins. I say we stick to the 11th spot in the West at 36 wins, going 10-12 from here-on-out.


Revisiting this...we have 5 losses left to get to 40 wins. Canít afford to lose to Miami imo.

Most likely losses imo: @Indiana, @Pelicans, @Utah, Spurs and maybe @LAC.

Minnesota, Utah and Houston at home in succession might seem tough now but they are likely to have playoff positioning wrapped up by then. Spurs will be a win if they tank and are out of it by then.


8 home games and 6 away, I think we can at least win 10 more games. Sucks BI Kuz and Hart are out. If they were in, we would probably win Out
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject:

We are not making 8th seed. Lol
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