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

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  1. abeer3

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    you mean fully healthy like phx has been? we'd get pretty close. they had nearly zero roster turnover and have had almost everyone for almost all games. against that slate, they should be winning that much.
     
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    It's called good management
     
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    i agree that 90% roster turnover is bad. but phx probably won't look as smart when they're maxed out with their current squad. atyon's an RFA next summer. without him on the books, their payroll is still over the cap, and he's going to get 25 per, minimum. they're going to eventually have to make caruso decisions, too. and they won't have any rings when they do.
     
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    fully healthy doesnt mean they'll be better on def and O would still be clunky
     
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    Small markets always struggle.

    There's no reason why we are in this position entering the 3rd year of Lebron-AD duo. I don't agree with this type of management. It's a Lebron thing though, but Rob should be able to tell him "no" at this point
     
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    Seems pretty close. I'd like to see what this team looks like in 5 games with Reaves, Ariza, THT, and Lebron back. I'm not buying or have sold my stock in AB, Monk, Ellington, Rondo, DAJ and these guys should be taking all or most of their minutes
     
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    I wasn’t comparing us to them. I just said I wasn’t sure how good they were yet because their opposition hasn’t been the best.
     
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    We could pull exactly .500 record against them.
     
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    i agree it doesnt mean how good they are but my pts is simply win is a win and getting 11 of em in row with our team at this pt would be a fantasy come true
     
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    if lebron doesn't get hurt, we probably win 11 out of 12 (losing the game @portland) against a similar schedule. that's with this team. we won 8 out of those 12 as is.
     
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    I've heared Nunn and Monk are working on growing 5 inches till the playoffs.
     
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    why play this IF card? They got blown out by struggling Bos team with Lebron
     
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    because the two threads of your argument are a) we're terrible and b) phx is great.

    i'm showing you that we won 8 out of 12 against similar competition, largely without lebron. think they'd do that without paul?
     
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    These stretch of games coming up we can win.
     
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    Lebron is the GOAT
     
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    we suck right now and we are 1/2 game out of the 8th spot and the playoffs right now - and an easy matchup with the GS Warriors

    :ADeyeshift:
     
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    After tonight, schedule is favorable for 1 week

    Fri vs Sac
    Sun vs DET
    Tues @Sac
     
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    well, we know how we've done with such stretches so far...

    but yes, it's a definite opportunity to get on track.
     
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    Lebron is still an MVP caliber player; with all the injuries probably the only thing that matters.

    His 3 point shooting is consistently gotten better so that offsets the loss of athleticism. and he's got the Dirk Diggler fade away
     
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    Our record with Bron = #3 seed in the West. Can we stay healthy now, please?
     
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