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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 05-20-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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Explosive interview, straight to the point, great job by Stephen A as usual.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffERoFUVE8M
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:16 PM
 
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I like how Magic blames everyone but himself; he linked Lebron together with a bunch of washed-up vets with nothing to offer (other than maybe McGhee) and a bunch of young shooters who can’t shoot expecting what...a championship contender? The Zubac trade pretty much sums up his GM career.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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What the hell happened? Lakers were rolling after that Christmas Day game. Weren't they in like 4th place and only a couple games out of first?

Obviously the Lebron injury was a huge setback. Lebron doesn't get injured they likely finish 6-8th at worst. But still, once Lebron came back this team was just disinterested. I guess most people blame it on the AD trade talks.

I really hate what management has done over the last couple of seasons. Trading De'Angelo Russel was short sighted. Rather have Russell than Ball and even more so now with Lebron on the team. But really, why not have both? And I still really like Julius Randle.

The team is a mess.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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Don't depend on free agents, we should've kept a few of our draft picks, like Randle & Russell. But hindsight is 20/20.
I don't see it as 20/20. Randle was always a good player. Why let him leave? Russell, hadn't fully developed yet but he was and still is so young. Gave up on him way too early.

Russel, Randle, Kuzma, Ingram and Lebron? Now that would be a starting five, with Ball coming off the bench to facilitate when Lebron takes a rest.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:57 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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It's interesting to look at what the Lakers could have had. Jayson Tatum instead of Lonzo Ball. I still don't get how they drafted a pg who shoots under 50% free throws. They had Julius Randle, 21 pts, 8.7 rebounds, on .524 shooting for the 2018-19 regular season. D. Russell 21 pts, 7 assists. Brook Lopez, played will for Mil in the conference finals. They gave up on Zvi Mykhailiuk in less than a year despite impressive potential.

I'm sure there are others that I missed. A line-up of LeBron, Tatum, Lopez, Kuzma, and Russell would not probably contend for a title, but would have made the playoffs.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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Magic was a failure. Him and MJ put together might make an average front office person.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:50 PM
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Interesting comparison--Houston's window appears to have closed with their playoff loss this year. A lot of commentators said that Chris Paul, who just turned 34, looked old and tired. Unless they can somehow come up with a young, cheap, Siakam-type to replace the wing defenders they lost last year, they're in trouble.

They are saddled with 3 more years on Paul's contract, and can't expect to solve their deficiencies via the free agent market. Guess who else is saddled with a high-dollar contract with 3 more years, and a 34-year-old player--the LAKERS, that's who.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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Lebron thus far appear to have more in the tank still. Now if he starts playing like Kobe' final 2 or 3 years we got a major problem. Or if the injuries start to mount. He's never had a serious injury before last season and even KD has missed a month now so I'll give Lebron a pass on the injury front for now.
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