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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:55 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Because it’s a team which is just a random collection of famous players which has no identity.


That and the league has moved on. Look at the teams on top of the conference they are made of teams composed of players in their 20s to early 30's. Lakers and their roster of aging vets are a step slow.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:10 pm    Post subject:

Besides injuries, the biggest reason why we lose games is because our frontcourt is old and thin.

When the season started, AD was our only young frontcourt player.

DAJ - Old and washed up
Ariza - Old and washed up
Melo - Old and pretty much washed up
Dwight - Still effective, but he's 35 and can't play more than 15-20 good minutes a game
LeBron - Still an MVP-level player, but he's playing way too many minutes and he's starting to get tired

Stanley Johnson really helps, but he's best off playing the 3.

THT, Baze, Monk, etc. are not 3s.

We need a backup 4 who is good at defense, and we could also use a starting-caliber 5 who not only protects the rim but also hits 3s so that we can keep the lane open for Russ when the game slows down.

Our backcourt is solid, if not strong. Our frontcourt is the problem. That's why we suck at defense and rebounding.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:21 pm    Post subject:

The other teams are taking advantage of our age. They know we can only compete for a couple of quarters at full speed, then they’ve got us. Other teams just push us until we don’t have the legs to play D or hit shots anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:13 pm    Post subject:

defense wrote:
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Cause we suck
And cause they score more points than us


This.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:14 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Because it’s a team which is just a random collection of famous players which has no identity.


That and the league has moved on. Look at the teams on top of the conference they are made of teams composed of players in their 20s to early 30's. Lakers and their roster of aging vets are a step slow.


They also focus on defense. Which is what we abandoned for stars
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:04 pm    Post subject:

To many guards and not enough forwards with athleticism.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:44 pm    Post subject:

the most traveled bench roster of the nba

Trevor Ariza 12 teams
Rondo 10 teams (gone)
Howard 8 teams
Avery Bradley 7 teams
W. Ellington 10 teams
K Bazemore 6 teams
DeAndre 5 teams
Carmelo 6 teams

etc......
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:57 pm    Post subject:

Because we are like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from last year
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:39 am    Post subject:

defense wrote:
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Cause we suck
And cause they score more points than us


my thoughts exactly...!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:03 pm    Post subject:

windycitycane wrote:
defense wrote:
2 reasons

Cause we suck
And cause they score more points than us


This.


‘Its hard to win with Russell Westbrook on your team.’
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Win title? Maybe
Hard to win? Not close, he missed playoffs twice in his career.
We have so many problems and Russ is just cherry on top.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:38 pm    Post subject:

Lakers have too many guys with low defensive IQ/effort. The amount of random double teams and misplaying guys is staggering.

Austin Reaves might be our best (healthy) defensive player and he's still got a lot to learn, but his effort makes up for a lot of mistakes of our defense as a whole.

We need AD to come back and we need to move some of our most problematic defensive guys for some decent/good ones. The team defense is very inconsistent, which shouldn't be the case with this many veterans.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:37 pm    Post subject:

What are you talking about? Robert Pelinka did some MyGM simulations in 2k and won a chip with the current team. How can he be wrong? He's a genius who knows the ins and outs of the salary cap. Watch him acquire 5 first round picks for THT and Stanley Johnson next season. He's a magician. Just have some faith bro.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:51 pm    Post subject:

KindCrippler2000 wrote:
What are you talking about? Robert Pelinka did some MyGM simulations in 2k and won a chip with the current team. How can he be wrong? He's a genius who knows the ins and outs of the salary cap. Watch him acquire 5 first round picks for THT and Stanley Johnson next season. He's a magician. Just have some faith bro.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:33 pm    Post subject:

LBJ said sorry about the disappointing season so far and promise to make it better. This is a good sign.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:04 am    Post subject:

windycitycane wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Because it’s a team which is just a random collection of famous players which has no identity.


That and the league has moved on. Look at the teams on top of the conference they are made of teams composed of players in their 20s to early 30's. Lakers and their roster of aging vets are a step slow.


They also focus on defense. Which is what we abandoned for stars

Much easier to play defense when you got the wheels to do it....Lakers reliance on vets nearing 40 means they are a step slow compared to the young bucks the rest of the NBA are fielding.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:04 am    Post subject:

PinoyLBJFan wrote:
LBJ said sorry about the disappointing season so far and promise to make it better. This is a good sign.


Can’t get much worse than that loss.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:12 am    Post subject:

1. Poor Coaching (bad rotations, no adjustments, indecision)
2. Old Players
3. Obtaining Westbrook
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:36 pm    Post subject:

teams are better than us.
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