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I dont get it....Do Laker Games Start Beginning of OCT, or OCT 28?

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#1 Daddy4MVP



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Posted August 29, 2008 - 11:24 AM


the schedules say the official season starts on October 28 with a laker game, but then why are there games in the beginning of October?

If these are "preseason" games, what is the point of them? and do they show on TV?
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Posted August 29, 2008 - 11:35 AM


The point? To prepare them better for the season. There's only so much you can do practicing with the same people every week.

Edited by daco_inc, August 29, 2008 - 11:39 AM.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 11:38 AM

They usually do show them on KCAL.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 12:06 PM

preseason games are to see how undefinite contract players play. i believe you can have up to 18 players until regular season starts and then you have to cut down to 15. (example: coby karl, joe crawford, dwayne mitchell, blah blah blah)
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Posted August 29, 2008 - 12:09 PM

As others have mentioned - you cut down roster spaces for the regular season, get some rotations down (most importantly the 2nd and 3rd rotations) and most of all, allow your players to get in a groove.

If you're the Heat you want Beasley, a rookie, to get used to the system before the season starts. It allows players and coaches to get somewhat acquainted.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 12:31 PM

ooh i see, so techniquely laker games start beginning of october just they dont count?
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Posted August 29, 2008 - 03:31 PM

yeah, the first Lakers game that "counts" is going to be against the trailblazers on the 29th (maybe 30th?)

Bynum's re-emergence V.S. Greg Oden's debut?

its going to be sick
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Posted August 29, 2008 - 03:53 PM

^^and we get barkley on tnt!!

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 04:12 PM

So when does the preseason start ?

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 12:46 AM


Pre-season is always a norm...why are people so amused at the idea? It's just to get the engine running.

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