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Old 03-02-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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Whenever I hear it I think the person is either delusional or doesn't understand where the Lakers stand in terms of personnel and cap space.

Basically what would you want for Dwight?
and then what would be left in LA after that trade and how would DH feel?
because too many, so many laker fans feel they are entitled, guaranteed, they have a right to dwight howard, which i can't stand about them
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Too many chiefs, not enough indians.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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So, if going into this season we were told that Bynum would be healthy, Kobe would be playing well and so forth....would any of us have guessed they'd be fighting for the 8th seed in the west and may very well miss the playoffs?

So, I'm looking at the stats and they have the 10th best FG % and the 2nd best defensive FG% which are usually key indicators.

So how are they losing so many games? Looking down their last 5 losses....

76'ers: 16 vs. 4 turnovers was the key
Utah: Lakers Bench + Fish + Peace = 16 pts. on 6/25 shooting.
Bucks: 14 vs 8 turnovers, Milwaukee shot 50% FG
Indiana: close game, poor shooting but Lakers did better on TO's
Orlando: Bynum dominated by Howard and in foul trouble exacerbated bench depth issue.
Miami: (see Utah game), 22pts from the Bench + 2 starters.

The Lakers are the 29th worst 3-point shooters in the league which is most likely due to their aging guys and crappy bench.

Basically, it just looks like they have 3 guys and then the team looks like a D-league roster and implodes.
A month in the NBA can make all the difference in the world. The Lakers are currently only two games behind the number two seed in the Western Conference. Although the Lakers are not expected to be the same Lakers that have won two recent titles they will be a threat in the playoffs. They have a roster that is experienced with veterens, and historically experienced veteren teams have done well in the playoffs. The Thunder and Clippers are up and coming and if they were to face the Lakers in the playoffs..I like the Lakers chances.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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A month in the NBA can make all the difference in the world. The Lakers are currently only two games behind the number two seed in the Western Conference. Although the Lakers are not expected to be the same Lakers that have won two recent titles they will be a threat in the playoffs. They have a roster that is experienced with veterens, and historically experienced veteren teams have done well in the playoffs. The Thunder and Clippers are up and coming and if they were to face the Lakers in the playoffs..I like the Lakers chances.
....using that same logic though....they are only 2.5 games ahead of the 8th seed.

We'll see, I don't see them knocking off OKC but certainly the Clippers are in their league. I do agree that playoff experience is very important.

Lakers schedule is pretty soft the next 2 weeks so they should be able to do well through that stretch.

They are putting some awfully heavy minutes on their big 3.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A month in the NBA can make all the difference in the world. The Lakers are currently only two games behind the number two seed in the Western Conference. Although the Lakers are not expected to be the same Lakers that have won two recent titles they will be a threat in the playoffs. They have a roster that is experienced with veterens, and historically experienced veteren teams have done well in the playoffs. The Thunder and Clippers are up and coming and if they were to face the Lakers in the playoffs..I like the Lakers chances.
The problem with the LAL being a true contender is not their big three. It's their glaring lack of any kind of depth beyond the big three. Tonight was a prime example. Los Angeles coughed up a 21 point lead and eventually fell to the pathetic Wizards. Was it because Bryant didn't drop in his obligatory 30? No, it was because when the big three sit or get tired that's it for the Lakers. They simply do not have the bench talent to sustain big leads anymore. This tremendous weakness will bare itself out when the Lakers get bounced out of the first round of the playoffs this year. It will be very similar to last year's sweep at the hands of the Mavericks.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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The problem with the LAL being a true contender is not their big three. It's their glaring lack of any kind of depth beyond the big three. Tonight was a prime example. Los Angeles coughed up a 21 point lead and eventually fell to the pathetic Wizards. Was it because Bryant didn't drop in his obligatory 30? No, it was because when the big three sit or get tired that's it for the Lakers. They simply do not have the bench talent to sustain big leads anymore. This tremendous weakness will bare itself out when the Lakers get bounced out of the first round of the playoffs this year. It will be very similar to last year's sweep at the hands of the Mavericks.
Yeah, they played Kobe 40minutes that game, he is 33 years old.
He shot 8/21 the first 3 quarters and 1/10 in the 4th quarter and only 1 trip to the foul line. Long jumpers on tired legs.

Oh, and Fish and Peas shot something like 1/6 each....as usual.

2 losses in a row vs. unimpressive opposition.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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The problem with the LAL being a true contender is not their big three. It's their glaring lack of any kind of depth beyond the big three. Tonight was a prime example. Los Angeles coughed up a 21 point lead and eventually fell to the pathetic Wizards. Was it because Bryant didn't drop in his obligatory 30? No, it was because when the big three sit or get tired that's it for the Lakers. They simply do not have the bench talent to sustain big leads anymore. This tremendous weakness will bare itself out when the Lakers get bounced out of the first round of the playoffs this year. It will be very similar to last year's sweep at the hands of the Mavericks.
Well to be fair, they also got handled once they put their starters in too and it was to players that usually come off the bench for the Wizards (Mason, Seraphin, Booker). The Wizards aren't good, but they play up to their competition (ask the Thunder), for some unknown reason.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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The problem with the LAL being a true contender is not their big three. It's their glaring lack of any kind of depth beyond the big three. Tonight was a prime example. Los Angeles coughed up a 21 point lead and eventually fell to the pathetic Wizards. Was it because Bryant didn't drop in his obligatory 30? No, it was because when the big three sit or get tired that's it for the Lakers. They simply do not have the bench talent to sustain big leads anymore. This tremendous weakness will bare itself out when the Lakers get bounced out of the first round of the playoffs this year. It will be very similar to last year's sweep at the hands of the Mavericks.
I like the Lakers chances because no one is setting the world on fire in the western conference. The Mavericks arent playing like world champs. The Thunder is still an unknown commodity in postseason. The Lakers have swept spurs in recent years. Its the wild western conference up for grabs.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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I like the Lakers chances because no one is setting the world on fire in the western conference. The Mavericks arent playing like world champs. The Thunder is still an unknown commodity in postseason. The Lakers have swept spurs in recent years. Its the wild western conference up for grabs.
lmao what the hell are you talking about?
1st the lakers are wearing kobe out with his minutes and his shots, pau is likely not even going to be a laker next weekend, the corpse of fisher cant stay infront of the corpse of artest more or less anyone else in the league......... the list of laker issues goes on and one.

2nd, the thunder are an unknown commodity? they lost to the champs last year, and gained experience. they are easily the best team in the west right now and normal people expect them to stay that way.

3rd, ill agree the mavs suck!

4th, maybe you should get out more, the lakers have not swept the spurs since 2001. they have ot even faced each other in about 4 years when the teams where (out side of the core) totally different.

lakers will likely make the playoffs but they will be lucky to make the second round.

pull your head out of the medicinal bong and get a job !
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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The best way I can describe the Lakers is that if I had to merge them with the Bulls onto a 12 man roster.....I'd have 3 Lakers and 9 Bulls make the cut.
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