Who should be the leading scorer to give the team the best chance of winning the title this year?
Goto page 1, 2  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Who should be the leading scorer to give the team the best chance to win the title this year?
AD
88%
 88%  [ 31 ]
LeBron
11%
 11%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 35

Author Message
MIMLaker
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 18 Jul 2001
Posts: 9810
Location: Los Angeles/ Alhambra, CA

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Who should be the leading scorer to give the team the best chance of winning the title this year?

We've got an aging HOF-er coming off his 1st significant injury yet still producing MVP-level numbers, combining for the 1st time with an MVP-level, multi-skilled center smack dab in his prime, along with a heavily-overhauled team. Question is, who should be the leading scorer for this team?

When Magic took over as #1, it was after playing 7 years with Kareem, so the transition made logical sense.

In the 3peat, Shaq was the unquestioned Big Dog, but neither Shaq nor Kobe worked toward a smooth transition after the 3-peat. They never really figured out how to hand the reins over, as Kobe wasn't the unquestioned #1 guy until Shaq was traded after their 8 years together.

When Pau was brought in, it was clear he was #2 to Kobe, and he was exceedingly good at it.

But now? What scenario gives us the best shot to win it all THIS YEAR?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LakerSD
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Nov 2016
Posts: 9378

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject:

AD IMO.

we are better off if Lebron increases his assists per game totals while his ppg slightly decreases.
_________________
Klutch Angeles Lakers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
markjay
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 12 Feb 2006
Posts: 3398
Location: O.C.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:36 am    Post subject:

AD has outscored LeBron per 36 minutes each of the past 3 years --- and AD is just entering his prime whereas LeBron is exiting his. If AD does *not* outscore LeBron, it may mean he is injured, or having to sit a lot, or some other problem. I say AD.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
yinoma2001
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 104323

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:42 am    Post subject:

I think AD will be our leading scorer. I can see LBJ setting him up for an MVP run (the year b/f he hits FA). LBJ knows if he can't keep AD here, his chances of getting a ring are over.

I think AD will be in the 28-29ppg range, while LBJ is in the 26-27ppg range. Won't be THAT much of a difference.
_________________
Oh my.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
oldschool32
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 24 Jun 2005
Posts: 20013

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:29 am    Post subject:

AD as the leading scorer, but LBJ leads on the 4th imo.
_________________
"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up."-The Greatest
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
venturalakersfan
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 14 Apr 2001
Posts: 133878
Location: The Gold Coast

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:32 am    Post subject:

Like Pau, AD is a #2, but I’m not sure how that will translate to scoring averages.
_________________
How about those Blues!!!!!!!!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lakers_Jester
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 17 Sep 2012
Posts: 5275

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject:

This ADs time now. In his prime. The best big man in the nba. The "focal point" of the team. Lbj entering the end of his prime. Its gotta be AD.

I think the leadership role still falls on lbj till AD learns from him how to win, but scoring wise it should be AD and soon after that AD needs to take the reins from lebron possibly after this season in the leadership role as well.
_________________
Bradley
Green
Lbj
Ad
Mcgee
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
diando
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 16 Feb 2012
Posts: 8443
Location: Asia

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject:

AD has to be our best player if we're winning the chip.
_________________

"NO EXCUSES!" - Stephen A. Smith
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
kikanga
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 20476
Location: La La Land

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject:

Games played matters alot more than PPG.
_________________
Turn your losses into lessons. - Mike "The Situation"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ringfinger
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 08 Oct 2013
Posts: 26313

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Games played matters alot more than PPG.


They both matter.

Who cares if he plays 82 games if he averages 10 ppg. If that happens we suck.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
JUST-MING
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Posts: 37498

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject:

I honestly don’t think it’s important. Gail Goodrich led the 1972 team in scoring. Byron Scott led the 1988 team in scoring.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
SuperboyReformed
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 07 Oct 2012
Posts: 3658

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
I honestly don’t think it’s important. Gail Goodrich led the 1972 team in scoring. Byron Scott led the 1988 team in scoring.

yes, but they are good at scoring. lebron isnt.

lol....sorry not sorry!!
_________________
U+1F49C
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lar9149
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 10 Jul 2010
Posts: 538

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject:

I think AD will have his best year in scoring while Lebron while have his best year in assists.

Plus I hear AD his worked on his 3 pointer all summer. So if AD starts hitting his 3 plus lobs, plus PnR..forget about it!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ZenMaster4President
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 26 Jun 2005
Posts: 935

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:21 pm    Post subject:

I can say though, that IF Kuzma is the leading scorer, we are either screwed (as everyone is injured) or we are locked for a championship.

Think about that:

Bron 25/11
AD 25/11/3/2
Kuz 35/4/3

LOL
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
TooMuchMajicBuss
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 17 Sep 2008
Posts: 18534
Location: In a white room, with black curtains near the station

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject:

I think the question is irrelevant.

If LeBron and AD each make it easy for the other to score at will throughout the season and playoffs, good for the Lakers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfever714
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 4855

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:28 pm    Post subject:

AD still has got a lot to prove since he hasn't been that exceptional in the playoffs so far in his career. Lebron, is well, going to be Lebron like usual. We know he's gonna bring it because he's that consistent. AD would have to be beastmod3 AD in the playoffs because his time is now.
_________________
Showtime Lakers are back!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
governator
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Jan 2006
Posts: 12854

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:52 am    Post subject:

A-N-T-H-O-N-Y D-A-V-I-S!!!

FEED THE BROW
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
deal
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 17 Aug 2008
Posts: 12382
Location: Earth

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:01 am    Post subject:

This is so unimportant actually. The only good thing that comes from this is that with all this attention going to LBJ & AD, those shooters we now have, will have plenty of space to operate in.

The only thing I care about is the team building positive chemistry that leads to W's.
_________________
The move
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Dr. Laker
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 12 Apr 2002
Posts: 12666

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:49 am    Post subject:

I chose AD because I hope that we are crushing teams every night and LeBron is able to spend 4th quarters resting.
_________________
Maginka is doing a good job.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
yinoma2001
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 104323

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject:

Our secondary scoring options were inconsistent last year. It was either BI or Kuz having a good-ish night. BI certainly had a nice run for a period of time, but not throughout the whole season.

It'll be nice having a reliable 30ppg level scorer in AD next to LBJ who averaged 27ppg on last year's team.
_________________
Oh my.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
venturalakersfan
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 14 Apr 2001
Posts: 133878
Location: The Gold Coast

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject:

The question is, who is going to play perimeter defense?
_________________
How about those Blues!!!!!!!!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
yinoma2001
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 104323

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
The question is, who is going to play perimeter defense?


That's our biggest weakness.

The HOPE is that Bradley can return to Celtic form (not sure about that).

Green is already a very good defender, and then it's nothing after that. KCP in theory can be but he only gets interested when games no longer matter.
_________________
Oh my.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
yuurin98
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 28 Aug 2015
Posts: 1103

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:27 am    Post subject:

Kuz
_________________
I was an atheist, until I knew Kobe.

I love basketball. *Metta voice*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
pio2u
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 26 Dec 2012
Posts: 35597

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:59 am    Post subject:

yuurin98 wrote:
Kuz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LakerSD
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Nov 2016
Posts: 9378

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:04 am    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
yuurin98 wrote:
Kuz


This crossed my mind.

If he’s within 5 ppg of AD/Lebron 👀

Something like 21-23 ppg.
_________________
Klutch Angeles Lakers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB