Optimism Thread 2017/2018

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  1. LakerFanIam

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    & Utah (currently in 10th) just lost Sefolosha for the Season.
    We can definitely catch them if we keep a little Momentum going here.
    Love to see us play +500 ball the rest of the way.
     
  2. vasashi17

    vasashi17 Moderator Staff Member

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    ^^^Also Gobert is being held out another 10 days after being re-evaluated today. Probably not healing as ideally as the Utah team docs prognosticated. So this injury may keep him out longer than anticipated. And in a lost season, why would Utah attempt to rush him back?
     
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    We had the most insane schedule of all time in December. To make matters worse we got the injury plague with Lonzo down for 6, Ingram down for a stretch, Lopez out (I didn't mind that though), KCP in jail, etc. We are still on pace for 30 wins and I think the worst is behind us now, or at least I hope it is. If we can get between 30 and 35 wins I think we will have done as well as we realistically could have hoped for. I think that's a reasonable goal for the season and very doable.
     
  4. alam1108

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    We're 15-27.

    8 games left: MEM, OKC, IND, NYK, BOS, CHI, TOR, ORL.
    I see 5 winnable games. Let's get to 20-30 before having to deal with the trade deadline.
     
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    4 game win streak baby!
     
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  6. therealdeal

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    I was saying this during the losing streak and certain khrmp members ( ;) only joshing @Khmrp ) were less than enthused. Four game win streak is our most since the end of last season that could have cost us our pick. Everyone should be on board with these wins.

    I don't care who they're against, four wins is four wins. We have seen how hard it can be to win games with so many losses on the year. We've lost winnable games to Memphis, Portland, New York, etc. A sign of growth in young teams is adjusting and getting the wins that they can get. We're doing that now. People should be excited.

    And when we lose 4 in a row people should be disappointed, but still optimistic on our future with these special young players.
     
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    The only truly dangerous teams with consistent working system in that schedule are the Cs and the North. So 6-2 is definitely not impossible.

    A more realistic expectation should be 4-4 though. If we can somehow steal 2/3 games against OKC, IND & NYK, that would be impressive.

    That's given BI returns for the OKC game onward.
     
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    getting 5 or more of those will make me happy. getting three or less will make me sad. neither event would surprise me at this point.
     
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    With all the crap that has gone on, a win streak like this is a great sign. Team is still very much fighting and playing hard.
     
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    And we've Sucked!
     
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    This is not related to the post or the info in the tweet, but Bresnahan is a tool. When he speaks on the post and pre-game shows, I immediately pick up my Galaxy tablet and stop paying attention.
     
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    McGee and Bresnahan are used dildos. James Worthy is useless. I still haven't figured out what the hell Caron Butler is there for and why they keep using Jamison. Derek Fisher is ok and Michael Cooper has a special place in my life so I can't say anything negative to him.

    Spectrum needs to find the equivalent of what they put together on Sportnet LA for the Dodgers. That crew with Hairston, Nomar, Collete and anchor Hartung is EXCELLENT. Everytime i would watch their post game stuff whether it was a win or loss, they were informative, concise and broadcasted the way you should.

    If I ran this thing, I would hire back Spero Dedes. As much as I think Stu should be gone, I would still keep him because he is the last link to Chick and he is still Stu and I like Stu the person. And then move Billy Mac to anchor on Spectrum Sportnet, get Serena Winters on their full time and Worthy isnt going anywhere which is fine, but you have to have some substance of enjoyment and info there instead of "Ah, yah, Lakers struggled tonight" or some idiots like McGee and Bres who just give us their feeling and opinions which we do give two s***s about.
     
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    how do you really feel?

    :Laugh:
     
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    Well, the second quarter was good.
     
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    Zu looks quicker and you can tell he's hungry. Give him some burn.
     
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    Give him a chance! Free Zu!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thank God Ball was hell bent on being a Laker and Philly going with Fultz.
     
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    Ugly game for the most part, but hey we'll take it! Kind of impressive that we got the win despite shooting 14% from the line and missing 3 starters!
     
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    Can you imagine Ball, Reddick, Simmons, Saric, and Embiid? Man they screwed up. :D
     
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    Meh .... LaVar would f*** em up.

    :Fishwink:
     
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