Can the Lakers compete with BKN in the Finals?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:33 pm    Post subject: Can the Lakers compete with BKN in the Finals?

we have the depth, but they have 3 perennial all stars and 2 former MVPS.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:44 pm    Post subject:

Lakers don’t need to worry about them. The Nets DO need to worry about Bucks, Celtics, Sixers, and Heat, tho.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:44 pm    Post subject:

Defense wins championships.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:52 pm    Post subject:

We also have a defense, which they severely lack.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:53 pm    Post subject:

did they send extra balls to BKN? if so, i would be worried.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:59 pm    Post subject:

Honestly, Durant and Harden alone are a problem. If the matchup happens I imagine AD, LeBron, and Kuz guard KD while KCP, AC, and Schröder guard Harden. Wes likely slides between guarding both.

However, they really have no depth after this trade and I'm not sure if Kyrie is willingling going to take a backseat in terms of shots and control but that's TBD.

Going to be interesting to see how that plays out. I guess if Harden joined Durant + a ton of depth instead of Harden, Durant, and Kyrie, I'd be a lot more worried.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:01 pm    Post subject:

I'm confident we can handle them. I actually like the fact that Harden is on a team now that will most likely block the Celtics from getting to the Finals for the next couple years. (bleep) Boston.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:05 pm    Post subject:

They need to get out of the G-League Eastern Conference first. Where were the Bucks last year? The Heat was like 6th seed and they made it out. Can't count on the East Champ like you do with the West Champ. They'll probably lose to some dumb teams like the Celtics.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:07 pm    Post subject:

LandsbergerRules wrote:
I'm confident we can handle them. I actually like the fact that Harden is on a team now that will most likely block the Celtics from getting to the Finals for the next couple years. (bleep) Boston.


Yes, only silver lining I think in this trade for Lakers.

Nets will be tough if they can get their act together.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:07 pm    Post subject:

The better question is will the Nets make it to the ECF. Kyrie has checked out. He should just retire cause this guy's focus is not basketball.

Kyrie is what happens when parents use their children to live out their own dreams.

I was listening to a podcast he was on back in his Cleveland days and he mentioned being really into drawing and animation as a kid. Didn't register with me until he brought it up in other podcasts/interviews about how much he loved drawing and writing as a kid and thought about what it would be like to be a comic book artist or writer. But instead of encouraging that, Drederick Irving had him practicing his jump shot for hours a day because he recognized Kyrie had the innate ability that he coveted. Now you have a nearly 30-year-old man irreparably damaged mentally because his father decided he was going to live vicariously through him.

Kyrie should retire. He's got enough money, and he never really wanted this. Yes, he likes to hoop, but he has said many time that all the BS that comes with it is a turnoff. Is he weird in other ways? Sure. Dude was a toddler when he lost his mom, and instead of nurturing his kid and letting him find his own way, his father decided to turn him into what he himself didn't have the talent to be: An NBA star.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:08 pm    Post subject:

The Nets are stacked. Harden will be back in shape fast and piss off Rocket fans. Lol. Kyrie comes back. Harris as the 4th. That's loaded even with defense questions.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:17 pm    Post subject:

robs 10d chess gets us back mcgee
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:17 pm    Post subject:

_#1_ wrote:
The Nets are stacked. Harden will be back in shape fast and piss off Rocket fans. Lol. Kyrie comes back. Harris as the 4th. That's loaded even with defense questions.


No defense and their depth is gone now. Recipe for playoff failure.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:19 pm    Post subject:

More like can BKN compete with the Lakers?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:20 pm    Post subject:

Wrong question.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:26 pm    Post subject:

Sure, as long as each game is limited to one ball.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:28 pm    Post subject:

dumb thread, Nets arent assured to even make the ECF this isnt fantasy or 2K these guys games dont mesh
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:28 pm    Post subject:

People say defense wins championships, but Marc Jackson says 'good defense, better offense.

I don't know guys...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:28 pm    Post subject:

AD has an advantage over the Nets.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:28 pm    Post subject:

LoPro4u2c wrote:
Lakers don’t need to worry about them. The Nets DO need to worry about Bucks, Celtics, Sixers, and Heat, tho.


East is so stacked after decades of the West being the competitive conference.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:29 pm    Post subject:

Kobetan wrote:
People say defense wins championships, but Marc Jackson says 'good defense, better offense.

I don't know guys...

I know that we won the championship last year by being the best defensive team
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Can the Lakers compete with BKN in the Finals?

BigBallerBrand wrote:
we have the depth, but they have 3 perennial all stars and 2 former MVPS.


They got worse defensively
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:29 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
LoPro4u2c wrote:
Lakers don’t need to worry about them. The Nets DO need to worry about Bucks, Celtics, Sixers, and Heat, tho.


East is so stacked after decades of the West being the competitive conference.


LeBron moves West the "stars" move East funny how that works
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:30 pm    Post subject:

not saying the Lakers don't have motivation, but I expect to see the Nets come out with even more fire. Harden wants to spite Houston by winning, Kyrie wants to prove he can win without LeBron, KD wants to prove he can win without Steph (even tho he's on a more stacked team now)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:30 pm    Post subject:

Their offensive power will be a sight to behold, but let's see what happens to that offense when those same players have to expend a ton of energy on defense, lacking other defensive anchors.
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