Hollywood Hoops: Do the Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers Have the Stronger Roster?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:11 am    Post subject: Hollywood Hoops: Do the Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers Have the Stronger Roster?

Hey All,

Latest @hollywood_hoops Ep. 142 - Do the Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers Have the Stronger Roster? w/@JoshMartinNBA https://playlist.megaphone.fm?e=ADL5109539208

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:30 am    Post subject:

Tough to say imo. Clippers are a little bit younger overall, in that good range of 26-30, but the Lakers have this too except for Lebron, Rondo and Green.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject:

Lakers have a higher ceiling, lower floor.
That team across the hall, lower floor, higher ceiling.

Both obviously contenders.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject:

Lakers used a lot of roster spots on duplicate roles. They need to shed Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels, and Avery Bradley to upgrade the starting PG spot or back up 3D SF.

My starters/finishers would be:
KCP
Green
LBJ
AD
Boogie or Kuz (going big or small)

The best playmakers on the bench are either Caruso or Rondo when LBJ sits.

Dudley and Rondo should mainly be there for veteran leadership with minimal playtime.

Kuz will be the X-Factor and his defense needs to substantially improve and he needs to knock down his shot again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:43 pm    Post subject:

Super Mega Team wrote:
Lakers have a higher ceiling, lower floor.
That team across the hall, lower floor, higher ceiling.

Both obviously contenders.


you said the same thing twice
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject:

chekmatex4 wrote:
Lakers used a lot of roster spots on duplicate roles. They need to shed Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels, and Avery Bradley to upgrade the starting PG spot or back up 3D SF.

My starters/finishers would be:
KCP
Green
LBJ
AD
Boogie or Kuz (going big or small)

The best playmakers on the bench are either Caruso or Rondo when LBJ sits.

Dudley and Rondo should mainly be there for veteran leadership with minimal playtime.

Kuz will be the X-Factor and his defense needs to substantially improve and he needs to knock down his shot again.


Personally, I hate Rondo now. He doesnt play defense anymore and is not good on the offensive end anymore. I will take Caruso over him all day long.

I told my Warriors fan and friend I thought Cousins was a horrible sign for them last year for a myriad of reasons I wont get into here. For the 2 mm I think the lakers got him for, I think its a great sign - low risk and it seems like his floor is good enough to be a back up now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:07 pm    Post subject:

The interesting thing is that no one on the Clippers is going to stop Boogie or Davis, likewise I'm not sure who on the Lakers can stop Kawhi & George!

So assuming those four guys get 20-25 points each, lets look at the rest of the lineups and the Lakers have Kuz & Lebron who are each gonna get around 20ppg and the Clippers have Williams for 20ppg...

The rest of the lineup pretty much negates each other and the Lakers win by 10!

But I am super happy that everyone is picking the Clippers to win it all - that puts a huge amount of pressure on them, not to mention a target on their backs EVERY game.

The Lakers who have not made the playoffs in 6 years, can just cruise to 55 wins and then turn it on it the playoffs and grab the Championship...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject:

Super Mega Team wrote:
Lakers have a higher ceiling, lower floor.
That team across the hall, lower floor, higher ceiling.

Both obviously contenders.



Let's flip a coin... if it lands on heads I win and if tails you lose.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 pm    Post subject:

cheetos82 wrote:
Super Mega Team wrote:
Lakers have a higher ceiling, lower floor.
That team across the hall, lower floor, higher ceiling.

Both obviously contenders.


you said the same thing twice


I noticed that, too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:19 pm    Post subject:

Super Mega Team wrote:
Lakers have a higher ceiling, lower floor.
That team across the hall, lower floor, higher ceiling.

Both obviously contenders.


You do know that you have essentially said that both teams have the lower floor and higher ceiling, right?

Just checking.
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