Optimism Thread 2016/2017

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  1. ZenMaster

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    LOL I had to check the story to see if the dude on the right was Rob.

    :Laugh:
     
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    ..... and another reason BI is untouchable. Only person in the organization skinnier than Rob.

    :Magic Brows:
     
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    ^Jim Buss in the water...shark fin. Gold! :)
     
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    I don't remember these, but the one with DAR and listening equipment :Laugh::dwightcrying:
     
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    Even got Wilson in there, haha
     
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    Are we really that far away from Memphis? They looked horrible. We may not have Conley or Marc Gasol, but those guys are sort of looking like they're on the other side of their prime. That Conley contract is going to be something to watch going forward.

    My point is the line between awful and decent just doesn't seem that far. One good player in FA and some development from Ingram and we could be challenging that 8 seed. The line between contention and the lottery is very far, but we could at least be in the conversation fairly quickly.
     
  9. ElginTheGreat

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    I honestly think if we can land Paul George and a couple of vets that can actually contribute we'd be right there.
     
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    I agree with like Memphis level, but we aren't close to the Spurs or Warriors.
     
  11. therealdeal

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    Of course not, but we could at least crack that 7-8 range if we had just one All-Star level player.
     
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    I agree with that. I think I read Elgin's post as saying PG-13 plus a couple solid vets gets us close to the top. Maybe I miss understood. If he's saying 7-8, PG-13 gets us there with little else. PG-13 plus improvements from Russell, Ingram and Zubac will bring us to that level.
     
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    Yeah. I just meant playoff level.
     
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    Pfft. Only way George gets us into play contention is if he has 7-8% body fat.
     
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    Lol
     
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    I feel like we're getting #1 pick, just based on prior history.....Minn gets #1 for trading away Love (leagues helps them get another better love the next yr), post cp3 trade and all the hoopla NOP gets #1 pick, last yr Phi goes through the "stop tanking or else" warning from Silver also gets #1 pick....now we go through all these massive changes, all the drama, etc. Although I would be scared of Sac for some reason, similar to Love situation, traded their best star player, I could see them getting #1.
     
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    Deserving bump from the 2nd page!
     
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    really like that the lakers will be in on every single trade rumor now. good stuff. makes for a more fun offseason.
     
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    Honestly we can only go up from here.

    Retire the tank, let's go for playoffs next year and screw Philly out of another lottery pick.
     
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