Optimism Thread 2021/2022: Random Awesome Lakers News/Thoughts

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  1. Battle Tested20

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    Good and terrible, but I choose to look at the good and that's why its in this thread

     
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    Stephenson has been hitting them better the last couple games, KCP was hitting them last night, LeBron has been shooting way better from 3 when it’s not those late game step back super deep ones. Hart has kind of been on fire from 3. So that’s been a positive to see, we aren’t great at shooting, but we have streaky guys that can hit some.
     
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    Optimism, we're over .500 for the first time this year. That's a good trend. Granted we might be back at .500 after the Portland game, but then again maybe not. Hopefully we will not dip below .500 for the rest of the season now.
     
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    First time over .500 since 2016
     
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    :Kaream Surprise:

    Wow, that is a long, long time ago. Yikes. Thank you Jeannie, Magic and Rob!
     
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    2 games over 0.500!
     
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    Great game tonight after a miserable first quarter (Start Hart please!). Outstanding win against a quality opponent! No looking back. We need to be above .500 the rest of the year.
     
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    1-0 in the ugly Joker uniforms.
     
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    The defense is improving, which I absolutely love to see. Bron is still able to dominate a game entirely, which is comforting and nice to see.

    The younglings are still not playing up to their capabilities and Bron is pacing himself more often than not and we are still 2 wins above 50% despite a pretty tough schedule.

    Call me overoptimistic but IMO we could end the season 3rd in the West. I only hope we don't give up on BI or Ball and trade them prematurely just because they don't look like prime Magic and KD this early in their careers. Can't fathom the amount of hate they're getting on this board.
     
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    They are starting to gel. Watch out!
     
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    Another optimistic note - we would be tied for 3rd place if we were in the Leastern Conference right now. Crazy.
     
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    I know Rondo just got injured, but thsi might be the biggest blessing in disguise.

    Luke has been overplaying Rondo almost every night (playign him for 16 minutes straight and finishing games!)...this is going to force Luke to normalize the rotations a bit and give more time to guys that deserve it (Hart, Zo) especially in crunch time.

    We are finally looking like I thought we would...and I believe we'll be even better as the season goes on...

    that 2nd/3rd seed looks very attainable right now
     
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    Will this be the game where we turn the corner? Next stretch of games can be really meaningful.

    A three game road trip against Orlando, Miami and Cleveland. Then Jazz and Magic at home. Denver away. And Indiana and Mavs at home to close out the month.

    Is it crazy to think we can go 7-1 in that stretch?
     
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    We beat a really good team that had been playing real well



    We're real fortunate as fans



     
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    We didn't just beat the Blazers...we handled them.

    It's very encouraging to see us put a pretty good team away...

    Now let's take care of business against the crappy east teams that we should beat
     

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