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Old 03-24-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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After watching him play the past few games, and starting his first game last night against Portland, where he had 20 point and 11 assist, I think he adds an element to the Laker arsenal that they hadnít had from the point guard position in a long time.

Getting Sessions without giving up anyone of significance is a better trade then the one that was nixed by Commissioner Stern for Chris Paul. Itís too bad this trade wasnít made earlier instead of the Chris Paul trade attempt. We still might have a clear headed Lamar Odom too.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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i dont think it makes them contenders, better? for sure, contenders no. he is a nice upgrade but i wouldnt take to much from their wins. they inched a win out vs a completely revamped and rebuilding blazers, they beat a limping along dallas team that is 1/2 a game from not even being in the playoffs, and they lost to a rockets team that is missing their starting pg, and their top scorer has torn ligaments in his shoulder. they lost to a pretty bad utah team as well. they beat the twolves who where missing their starting pg and starting sf.

lets see how they mesh, remember almost every player coming from a bad team to a good one wants to prove they belong at 1st. can he sustain his play level or will he fall back down.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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They for sure have moved up my personal "power rankings" of the WC the last couple weeks, but I still don't think they will make it out of the WC playoffs. If they do, I don't give them much of a chance vs the Bulls or Heat in the finals. So I do not think they are contenders, but will give them a tip of the cap to being better than I thought they were a couple months ago.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:29 PM
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They will be better for sure, but still don't see them getting out of the west. It will be interesting to see the rest of the regular season games with them playing the Spurs, Thunder, and a healthy Grizz team.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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I'm a Cavs fan, and Sessions is a good point guard, but idk if it makes the Lakers title contenders. Like the other posters said it makes them better for sure, but there is still the Thunder and Spurs. Quitely the Spurs have recently picked up Stephen Jackson and Boris Diaw, and players like Danny Green and Splitter for example, have stepped up big time for the Spurs.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: California
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I feel getting a new coaching staff and system in the same year as a lockout, they had no time to learn the new system, so they had to wing it as the season went on. I am starting to get the feeling that they are coming around. I guess time will tell once they play teams like the Spurs and Thunder.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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i dont think it makes them contenders, better? for sure, contenders no. he is a nice upgrade but i wouldnt take to much from their wins. they inched a win out vs a completely revamped and rebuilding blazers, they beat a limping along dallas team that is 1/2 a game from not even being in the playoffs, and they lost to a rockets team that is missing their starting pg, and their top scorer has torn ligaments in his shoulder. they lost to a pretty bad utah team as well. they beat the twolves who where missing their starting pg and starting sf.

lets see how they mesh, remember almost every player coming from a bad team to a good one wants to prove they belong at 1st. can he sustain his play level or will he fall back down.
Whether you win by an inch or a mile doesn't really matter. That you can win tough, close games is even more telling IMO.

Blazers -- So what? They completely demolished them the last time they were at Staples and that was without Sessions.

Mavs -- Pau completely owned Dirk.

Rockets -- Bynum ejected in the 3rd quarter, remember?

Jazz -- Kobe shooting 3/20 is an anomaly. The Lakers would've won the game had he shot 5/20.

Wolves -- The Lakers thoroughly dominated the entire game, something the final score doesn't indicate.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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As to whether or not the Lakers are now title contenders, that remains to be determined. I need to see them play OKC and SA.

Granted it's a small sample size, but the Lakers are averaging 102.4 points and shooting 37.5% from beyond the arc since Sessions came aboard. Now the concerns are defense (fixable) and bench production (Brown still figuring out the staggered rotations).
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:06 PM
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After watching him play the past few games, and starting his first game last night against Portland, where he had 20 point and 11 assist, I think he adds an element to the Laker arsenal that they hadnít had from the point guard position in a long time.

Getting Sessions without giving up anyone of significance is a better trade then the one that was nixed by Commissioner Stern for Chris Paul. Itís too bad this trade wasnít made earlier instead of the Chris Paul trade attempt. We still might have a clear headed Lamar Odom too.
After only 2 games? The ultimate goal for the Lakers Franchise is to win a title or lose in the Finals so if the Lakers don't get beyond the first round of the playoffs then the whole Sessions discussion will be pointless.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Not if Kobe only scores ~15 points with half of it being from the free throw line.
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