WMC 20-21: Whine, Moan & Complain! How Bout 2023?

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  1. Khmrp

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    well im just saying thats what it looks like currently with russ as a laker, teams are going under all of his PnR
     
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    I understand that, I also understand that that doesn't necessarily mean that we will lose a game or a series because of it. I see it like this...no team or player is perfect. James and Davis are top 5 in the NBA when they are on their game. Russ is at the least top 15. Talent wins in this league, once those three get comfortable with each other, it doesn't matter what one guy's deficiencies are, the other two will make up for it.
     
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    Portland up by 20 over the Suns.

    Denver also beat them.

    And we got man handled by them...

    :Laugh:
     
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    Larry Nance Jr would be so awesome on this roster. Almost perfect PF to put next to AD
     
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    advance WNC, no one to stop Ja:Laugh:
     
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    wondering if bradley gets some early burn in this one to try and slow morant down.
     
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    I honestly wouldn’t mind throwing Reaves in early as well, he contested hard without fouling on CP3 and Booker. Just have a big waiting in the paint when Ja gets passed him or Bradley.
     
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    Reaves seems to react and rotate very quickly most of the time …. the “on a string thing”, or is that just me with happiness to have what I feel is a smart, winning type plays IQ player like AC here again right after losing him?
     
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    still don’t like the line up but maybe third times a charm.
     
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    Wrote something way too positive for this thread, check out Reaves thread instead.
     
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    I really miss Caruso.
     
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    only won because melo shot the lights out and despite that, it was only by a few points

    this team is deeply flawed
     
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    it's really hard to do much with these stats, as dj basically just plays those starting minutes in each half, right? right now, a counter argument could be that our old team takes a while to get rolling.
     
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    we dont look like a playoff team atm, has to be said
     
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    Maybe...

    But I don't think that's the case.

    And I think a consensus is forming.

    All good, though.

    :).
     
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    Remember we are missing 4 key players to start the season, 2 of them were projected to start: Ellington, Nunn, Ariza and THT. That’s a lot. We won’t really know the nature of this roster until we are closer to full strength. I’ll wait until then to assess.
     
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    Exactly..this is the NBA..the other teams have talent too. The uniforms don't win games.
     
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