How The Lakers Become Golden State

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  1. lakerjones

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    Not sure we want to be GS any more.
     
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    Golden State is playing in their 4th straight NBA Finals. And they look like it.

    Picking up KD two years ago has helped to cover up the fatigue, but they're relying on him too much at times.

    The Golden State formula is interesting, but I think we should focus on our strengths, which is attacking the basket. The only player we have who seems like a GS player ala KD, Steph, or Klay is Kuzma. BI and Randle love to attack the hoop. Lopez is at his best when he's posting up down low. Even Hart has more success attacking the paint with his strong body.
     
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    Couldn’t agree more. The shooting threes to win tiltes is only sustainable when you have 2 or 3 of the best shooters of all time. Houston tried it and it failed them in game 7, you live by it and die by it. You have to be able to mix it up, play inside and out still, and when this GS trend/run ends, this will still be true.
     
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    And no great big men in the game today. Give me a great big man and another all star and 3 solid role players and they could beat GS.

    Shaq, CP, other Houston role players (no Harden). I believe Rockets win.
     
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    I don't want us to become Golden State. Though those high powered 3 point offenses are fun to watch, but a lot of times they're one dimensional, and that's not what I want this team to be. Luke did great with his time at Golden State but I don't want us to become a carbon copy of that system.

    We need to bring back defense and have a inside game. I miss that type of basketball. I hope our team has an inside presence next season & a good bench.
     
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    Some of you guys are forgetting the Warriors of the first two series and this regular season along with last year's team. There is a reason why they lead the league in assists each of the last few years and through the first two series these playoffs. This series was different in how they have been played so far in their era of 4 straight finals appearances. What we saw these 7 games is not like the normal warriors who love to move the ball and the one that Kerr likes to have 300 passes in a game.

    The off ball movement, cutting, and weak side action, screens, etc.. are what have made the Warriors great all these years. I'm not saying we should be a carbon copy but that's a damn nice model to have/follow
     
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    Im starting to see the 3 point line being guarded better. If and when that can happen for 4 quarters from a defense in a 7 game series, the shooting era will start to go back to inside out again. What can help also is if the NBA moves back the 3 point line. If that happens, then the big man may come back. We shall see.
     
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    Is that being talked about? Hadn't read anywhere. No room of course on the sides but how far back on the arc?
     
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    It hasnt been talked about.
     
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    gsw isnt all 3pt chucking n theyve been top 5 on both sides of the ball for several yrs now
     
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    A 4 pt basket has been discussed, so I doubt the 3 pt line will ever be moved
     
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    Antoine Walker...?
     
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    "Since the 4-point line was introduced, player blah blah blah has been blahdee blah blah..."
    :Woozyshaq:
     
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