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View Poll Results: How many regular season wins for the lakers in 2018-19?
35-40 11 18.03%
40-45 15 24.59%
45-50 16 26.23%
50-55 15 24.59%
55-60 2 3.28%
60+ 2 3.28%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-11-2018, 06:33 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Rumors had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on the trading block for Trevor Ariza.

With the way LBJ has been playing, I believe Lakers brass are realizing they have to move sooner than later. As incredible as LBJ continues to be, he's not getting any younger and his window of opportunity to continue and get another ring is closing. The time is now.

Kuzma is a bonafide superstar.
Kuzma has to shoot better than .320 in treys to be a bonafide superstar. Especially considering that that's what the Lakers really need from him now.

Rondo and Ball @ .50% and .57% respectively in free throws. Wake me when they get to 75%.

Stephen A Smith says that the Lakers are the 2nd best team in the West. I doubt it.

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Old 12-11-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Well I hope we all agree the Lakers are more enjoyable now that the Lavar sideshow has been neutered.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:52 AM
 
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Well I hope we all agree the Lakers are more enjoyable now that the Lavar sideshow has been neutered.
I tend to ignore all that stuff. What happened that caused that?

Lakers taking good advantage of a soft stretch in their schedule, those are the wins that will be make or break as it looks like there will once again be a big logjam in the west from spots 4-10 like last year.

I think that shows good direction for the team\coach and personally they've jelled much faster than I had thought they would.

I think that when they hit some of the tough parts of the schedule later in the year that they will have that foundation from which to work.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Yes, we've benefitted from home games and an overall weak schedule so far. 7 games over .500 is better than what I imagined at this point of the season.


Now they hit the road for 4 games against middle-of-the-pack teams (not elite, but not bad either). I we can go 2 - 2, I'll take that.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Kuzma is becoming a real player...
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:11 PM
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With the season just over half done, Lakers are on a pace to win 42.7 games, which probably wouldn't get them in the playoffs.
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:37 PM
 
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It's unfortunate the Lakers have been hit by injuries. Kuzma is clearly not playing his best recently and he may be treated soon (for his back I believe). Zo is out and LBJ is still out. This is the longest LBJ has been out during a regular season due to injury. He's 34, with a lot of mileage on his body. If this was LBJ in his late 20's or so, no question with this same Lakers team they'd still be in top three in the west conference.

This settles the debate over LBJ's greatness. LBJ leaves the Cavs, they are wretched this year. The Lakers were doing good until he went down.
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:10 AM
 
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It's unfortunate the Lakers have been hit by injuries. Kuzma is clearly not playing his best recently and he may be treated soon (for his back I believe). Zo is out and LBJ is still out. This is the longest LBJ has been out during a regular season due to injury. He's 34, with a lot of mileage on his body. If this was LBJ in his late 20's or so, no question with this same Lakers team they'd still be in top three in the west conference.

This settles the debate over LBJ's greatness. LBJ leaves the Cavs, they are wretched this year. The Lakers were doing good until he went down.
Everybody left the Cavs. Their minutes leaders are Osman, Sexton, Clarkson, Hood and Thompson. Last year it was Lebron, JR, Green, Love and Korver. Completely different team now.

The Lakers are simply a 30-35 win team plus Lebron who makes them a ~45-50 win team. Of course they hit the skids a little when their best player (by far) suddenly goes down. He added a similar amount of wins for the Heat in his last season their...54 wins with him and 37 without. You can probably take any team winning 20-35 games and figure plugging in Lebron adds 15 wins. With a somewhat decent supporting cast built around Lebron you’re getting 50+ wins (the last decade).
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:55 AM
 
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When a team has only ONE superstar, that superstar is worth 15 wins, except for Anthony Davis (he's worth maybe 5 wins?).
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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When a team has only ONE superstar, that superstar is worth 15 wins, except for Anthony Davis (he's worth maybe 5 wins?).
Why only 5 wins for Davis? What's your take on him. Lebron is worth 30 wins and I give Giannis 20 wins.
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