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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:49 am    Post subject:

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For me making the playoffs as an 8th seed means nothing. It would be pointless


it would be a step in the right direction.



Injuries are part of the season and we were greatly affected.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:27 am    Post subject:

lewis wrote:
For me making the playoffs as an 8th seed means nothing. It would be pointless


For the FO, you know that they will stop at no ends to make sure they make the playoffs.

It would be such a crushing indictment to sign LBJ and miss the playoffs.

We would not doubt be destroyed by the Warriors, but I feel like we have to make the playoffs over getting a 14th pick in a not very deep draft.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:37 am    Post subject:

Going to the playoffs ALWAYS matters.

Steph Curry or Durant sprains an ankle, miss 2 or 3 games and all of a sudden we have a chance to win.

That's why the games are played.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
Going to the playoffs ALWAYS matters.

Steph Curry or Durant sprains an ankle, miss 2 or 3 games and all of a sudden we have a chance to win.

That's why the games are played.


And even if none of that happens, and we get swept in the first round, it's invaluable experience to those that haven't been.

Although I wouldn't put money on us making the playoffs, that should absolutely be this years goal.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject:

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Honest question.

If the Lakers don't make the playoffs, and they were to hit the lotto (has happened before), who has any confidence someone like Zion would spend a single day in a Lakers jersey?

Would be another LeGM sacrifice, no?


If they were in the lottery they’d have a 12-14
Pick. Like a 2 percent shot of picking 1. Let’s talk about realistic scenarios.


Still higher then beating GSW.


I disagree.

And even should the Lakers lose their first round matchup, it's valuable experience.

Nobody wants to join a team that's stays lotto year in and year out. Free agents will still want to join LeBron if there's a chance he still can get a title. Not making the playoffs would be a strong signal he's finished, stay away from the Lakers.

But yeah, there's a 2 percent chance we get 6 foot 7 inch Zion, so he can play good NBA ball in 4 years.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject:

The God Particle wrote:
danzag wrote:
Going to the playoffs ALWAYS matters.

Steph Curry or Durant sprains an ankle, miss 2 or 3 games and all of a sudden we have a chance to win.

That's why the games are played.


And even if none of that happens, and we get swept in the first round, it's invaluable experience to those that haven't been.

Although I wouldn't put money on us making the playoffs, that should absolutely be this years goal.


Exactly.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject:

I really think clippers fall out of the playoffs. I know they've won games coming off the trade deadline but their roster isn't constructed in a way to keep that going. And they NEED to keep their pick this season to get their or dream FA plus trades, so I think they'll make sure to drop out.

All Lakers need to do is get in ahead of Sacramento. Playoff experience is still playoff experience. Our kids need it
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:58 am    Post subject:

Kinda want to make the playoffs and kinda want to tank the rest of the season and add a nice prospect to the roster.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject:

Don't folks want to see how our YUTES would do in a playoff setting?

That's invaluable either way, though if they fail spectacularly, that's a risk.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject:

I definitely want to make the playoffs, but for the first time I'm beginning to doubt it will happen.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Don't folks want to see how our YUTES would do in a playoff setting?

That's invaluable either way, though if they fail spectacularly, that's a risk.


I think there's value in making the playoffs, even if it's getting trashed by the Warriors, but with missing the playoffs looking like a possibility, I'm also mentally preparing myself for that and potential best case scenarios associated with it. Specifically, getting lucky as hell and winning the lotto.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:20 am    Post subject:

chrisca91 wrote:
That's not happening if Kings/Clippers keep smashing the weaker opponents and somehow come back down 30+ points against top tier teams. I think we're done tbh, looks like LJ mailed it in already


I seriously wonder why ppl who post drivel like this even bother to post on a fan board
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:25 am    Post subject:

Hate to be pessimistic here, but I don't think we'll make the playoffs this year.
We had a great opportunity to get ahead a few games, but when LBJ went down, that was pretty much the season.

If we were in the East, it'd be a different story, but out West, you can't fall too far behind, teams covet those final two spots and know their significance.

Obviously, the Lakers didn't...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:53 am    Post subject:

KBH wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Don't folks want to see how our YUTES would do in a playoff setting?

That's invaluable either way, though if they fail spectacularly, that's a risk.


I think there's value in making the playoffs, even if it's getting trashed by the Warriors, but with missing the playoffs looking like a possibility, I'm also mentally preparing myself for that and potential best case scenarios associated with it. Specifically, getting lucky as hell and winning the lotto.


Hope for the best!!! although it's prob time for Knicks to receive a #1 pick
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:59 am    Post subject:

It will be a bummer if we miss the playoffs, but I wouldn't say it's some huge indictment of the FO....we lost LeBron, Ball and Rondo for significant amounts of the season, Bron being the biggest loss for what like 17 games?

The only thing the FO can really be taken to task for is not landing a second FA last summer, but we all knew that was the case for a long time now.


If the following doesn't happen then I think the FO can be thought of as failing:

1) Lakers MUST get a second star this summer
2) The FO has to ensure that both BI and Ball work extensively on their shooting and free throw shooting
3) Ball has to really further develop his fitness he is losing to much time to injury each season

Other things the FO should consider like coaching and other types of players but the above 3 are the most critical
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:00 am    Post subject:

av3773 wrote:
It will be a bummer if we miss the playoffs, but I wouldn't say it's some huge indictment of the FO....we lost LeBron, Ball and Rondo for significant amounts of the season, Bron being the biggest loss for what like 17 games?

The only thing the FO can really be taken to task for is not landing a second FA last summer, but we all knew that was the case for a long time now.


If the following doesn't happen then I think the FO can be thought of as failing:

1) Lakers MUST get a second star this summer
2) The FO has to ensure that both BI and Ball work extensively on their shooting and free throw shooting
3) Ball has to really further develop his fitness he is losing to much time to injury each season

Other things the FO should consider like coaching and other types of players but the above 3 are the most critical


This team with No playoff is a failure, FO or coach or the players... all
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject:

It's up to Lebron. If we don't make the playoffs, then that's enough excuse to fire Luke and sacrifice the entire team to bring in a Robin to Lebron's Batman. Lebron already tanked the last game. I'm thinking he'll sink this Laker ship to get things done. His passive/aggressive low-level manipulations are in full stride.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 am    Post subject:

We are going 21-5 to end the season. That’s my hot take for the day.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject:

TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
lewis wrote:
lakers4life78 wrote:
The God Particle wrote:
Honest question.

If the Lakers don't make the playoffs, and they were to hit the lotto (has happened before), who has any confidence someone like Zion would spend a single day in a Lakers jersey?

Would be another LeGM sacrifice, no?


If they were in the lottery they’d have a 12-14
Pick. Like a 2 percent shot of picking 1. Let’s talk about realistic scenarios.


Still higher then beating GSW.


I disagree.

And even should the Lakers lose their first round matchup, it's valuable experience.

Nobody wants to join a team that's stays lotto year in and year out. Free agents will still want to join LeBron if there's a chance he still can get a title. Not making the playoffs would be a strong signal he's finished, stay away from the Lakers.

But yeah, there's a 2 percent chance we get 6 foot 7 inch Zion, so he can play good NBA ball in 4 years.


I am not saying we should tank, I just say the objective should be 7th seed. Getting killed by GSW would be for me as a big of a failure as missing the playoffs.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject:

troy wrote:
It's up to Lebron. If we don't make the playoffs, then that's enough excuse to fire Luke and sacrifice the entire team to bring in a Robin to Lebron's Batman. Lebron already tanked the last game. I'm thinking he'll sink this Laker ship to get things done. His passive/aggressive low-level manipulations are in full stride.


Really? So he lowers his chances to find a partner, starts discussion about being washed up, etc.. just to get Luke fired??? Did you put much thought into it?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:36 pm    Post subject:

It’s over. Space jam 2. The barbershop show etc is why Lebron signed here. He isn’t engaged with his teammates, zero effort on defense. Horribly constructed roster. Time for him to sit the rest of the year. Season is over. Just a matter of what pick we get as usual
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:36 pm    Post subject:

Since Jerry West have left, we haven’t made any great moves.

Even Pau Gasol trade, it was probably made possible by Jerry.

I think this franchise might become second fiddle to the clippers, and it might happen sooner than I imagined, with Magic, (Jeanie not firing Luke, and obviously she doesn’t even watch basketball) and Lebron taking us to the ground and into a circus show.

I know it is hard to imagine, even a die hard lakers fan like me can not fathom myself cheering for clippers even though they are a local team.

But if anyone can do it, it would be Jerry West, if he is able to sign 2 max free agents this summer, Kwahi and KD or Kyrie. (It’s more likely this will happen than us signing any of them)

Now before you call me a fake lakers fan or bandwagoner.
I am not saying I want to be a clipper fan.

But just imagine 3-5 years down the road, when Lakers is completely gutted by Lebron and Magic and turn into a freak show.
While Jerry West has turn the clippers completely around into a respectable franchise with multiple superstars and an championship contender.

Are you going to tell me that you won’t cheer for the clippers?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject:

Path to the Play-Off's ? Hopefully we finish the regular season
without too much more embarrassment...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:47 pm    Post subject:

Sadly, No playoffs
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:09 pm    Post subject:

Lonzo was a big loss. We're not making the playoffs without him.
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