ESPN Projected 2017-18 records: LAKERS 33 WINS
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:03 am    Post subject: ESPN Projected 2017-18 records: LAKERS 33 WINS

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20225286/projected-records-win-totals-standings-every-nba-team-2017-18-season

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:09 am    Post subject:

33 is a reasonable projection +/- 3 based on how much the defense improves. If it's still that bad, they will struggle to get to 30 wins. If the defense is much improved, 35+ is realistic.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:09 am    Post subject:

Nice. ESPN has been somewhat accurate on its Lakers predictions as of late. I think if everyone is firing, we can be a 32-35 win team.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:14 am    Post subject:

No way Utah and NOLA is gonna win that many.

Sixers also gonna win more than what they projected.

So I call it BS as in BSPN.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:26 am    Post subject:

How ridiculously lopsided are the conferences! 35 wins predicted for the 8th seed in the East.

They have been way to accurate the past few years on the Lakers. But I am going to remain optimistic the Lakers will outperform the prediction and surpass the 35 win threshold.

Way too much to expect a playoff spot but why not root for the best!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:33 am    Post subject:

Lonzo Ball Effect.

I say we hit the forties.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject:

Going to be interesting to see how the chemistry develops on the court. And just as importantly how the FO approaches the next few months. There is a mental or motivation factor that could come in to play in determining how the Lakers team meshes and the wins/losses.

Will Magic be behind this team this season? Or will rumors of trades and moves to free up cap for next year linger all season long? If a trade actually occurs is it done to improve the team or simply a wasted roster spot "for next year".

Ownership and FO needs to give the team a reason to believe, buy -in and play together. That improvement will lead to a few more wins. If the culture is all about 2018 the players will play like it. For themselves and the next team or next contract.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:55 am    Post subject:

There is no other team hungrier than us, that's for sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject:

The total win projection in a vacuum isn't as important as the projection that there will be 8 teams worse than the Lakers next season. That's a pretty good leap up the rankings.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:58 am    Post subject:

I'm thinking a win total in the high 30s, but I can see ESPN being close to correct, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:59 am    Post subject:

FanOfFour wrote:
The total win projection in a vacuum isn't as important as the projection that there will be 8 teams worse than the Lakers next season. That's a pretty good leap up the rankings.


Not to mention lower the value of that pick we have to give up to Boston or Philly.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:04 am    Post subject:

I hope we show more than just a mere 7-game improvement over last year. A better center, an arguably better point guard, a better SG, AND anticipated improvement from Ingram should be worth more than 7 games, right?

I'm hoping for 40, but I think 36 wins - a 10-game increase - should be a realistic target.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:09 am    Post subject:

MIMLaker wrote:
I hope we show more than just a mere 7-game improvement over last year. A better center, an arguably better point guard, a better SG, AND anticipated improvement from Ingram should be worth more than 7 games, right?

I'm hoping for 40, but I think 36 wins - a 10-game increase - should be a realistic target.


same here except for the increase in wins
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject:

It's tough to guess b/c while we upgraded with Brook/KCP, we are putting a lot of hopes on 2 19 year olds (Lonzo/Ingram). While they dominated SPL play, who knows how they adjust to actual NBA Play.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject:

I figure that ESPN plagiarized my LG posts.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject:

MIMLaker wrote:
I hope we show more than just a mere 7-game improvement over last year. A better center, an arguably better point guard, a better SG, AND anticipated improvement from Ingram should be worth more than 7 games, right?

I'm hoping for 40, but I think 36 wins - a 10-game increase - should be a realistic target.


We don't have anyone who can replicate what Lou Will and Young did early in the season last year. Their shooting was off the charts and Lou was getting to the line at a crazy rate. We got significantly younger, so I think a 7 game improvement is actually pretty good.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject:

Lakers are finishing above utah, mavs and even Memphis
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject:

We will win between 35-41 wins no doubt in my mind.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject:

Wow, they are projecting a 20 game turnaround for the Timberwolves and 49 wins for the Clippers
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject:

They sleeping on Julius 'Beast on contract year' Randle and Luol 'turn back the clock' Deng
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject:

More like 43 wins.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:04 am    Post subject:

no one in the least winning 50?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject:

Sounds about right. The West is going to kick our *** this season.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject:

This time they"ll be wrong!!! We are winning over 40 games this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject:

A few more wins than the projected is what I think.

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