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#1 LoyalLaker

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 04:38 PM

Given the Lakers position as the Western Conference Favorites, and trying to intergrate many players ( i.e Ariza, Bynum, Gasol, Odom) into roles that they haven't previously played, how important would you say this preseason is for the Lakers under (the great) Phil Jackson?

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 04:40 PM

Phil didn't coach a game because he had discomfort in his hip.

We let Coby Karl play double digit minutes.


Obviously nothing.

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 04:42 PM

Laker team's always usually do bad during P.S
IDK what's the freak about this year,
maybe b/c people thought once we automatically inserted Bynum
we were NEVER gonna lose.

I just wanna have a good solid rotation by the season opener.


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Posted October 10, 2008 - 04:44 PM

I really dunno why but for some reason I feel that this preseason is important for the team. :evil: Just something about it...

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 04:44 PM

Every year, people panic or celebrate the pre-season, as if it has any bearing whatsoever on the regular and post seasons.

It doesn't. Never has... never will.

Wake me when the regular season starts.

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 04:51 PM

Phil HATES the preseason... i'm not weighing any success on how it turns out, however, it is important to me... for personal reasons. I love seeing all of the scrubs getting good PT. We'll have 82 games to see the starting line-up and the bench mob. I like seeing the scrub mob. I like watching D.J. get big minutes. I like watching Coby Karl miss EVERY single shot he takes. I like watching Sun Yue out there confused as hell.

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 05:00 PM

Phil HATES the preseason... i'm not weighing any success on how it turns out, however, it is important to me... for personal reasons. I love seeing all of the scrubs getting good PT. We'll have 82 games to see the starting line-up and the bench mob. I like seeing the scrub mob. I like watching D.J. get big minutes. I like watching Coby Karl miss EVERY single shot he takes. I like watching Sun Yue out there confused as hell.


its very important the defensive activity isnt there either their not coaching it or they just cant play defense!! THE LAKERS must play DEFENSE if they going to do better then last year

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 06:33 PM

I think this preseason is important. I don't think its smart to play poorly and create bad habits. We want to win a championship this year and we have much to improve on. The west is tough, so waiting til the regular season is not smart, but that's just my opinion.

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 06:37 PM

Preseason is not important for a veteran team. You just don't want any of the players to get injured. The preseason is only important for the players who are trying to make the team.

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Posted October 10, 2008 - 06:43 PM

bad! 2 games lost! first 1..10 pts. 2nd game-27 pts!!! man i cant beleive it!
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Posted October 10, 2008 - 08:10 PM

It's preseason but so far the 1st team hasnt meshed well and LO is really looking out of position.
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Posted October 11, 2008 - 12:31 AM

The preseason is important to get the players into competing shape, to test the rookies and bench players against serious competition and to try tactical adjustments too new or risky to use in the season (Odom as PG, anyone?). Winning in the preseason, on the other hand, is completely irrelevant.

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 07:16 AM

The coaches have taught defense, kurt rambis is doin his job. wait till the 11th game of the regular season b4 expressing defensive concerns

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 10:26 PM

I think that Preseason is a good time to see what works with what. Obviously it's important for Bynum especially because this is the first time he's played pro-ball against players other than his teammates.

I'm reserving judgment for the first 10 or so games of the regular season, because I think that'll tell more about what specific areas and work the Lakers need to focus on. Bynum and Gasol need their time to get co-ordinated in the game, which only happens with time.

Pre-season is fun because it's Lakers basketball, but I'm not too concerned with it.
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Posted October 12, 2008 - 10:36 PM

It's only serious when my TLN membership is on the line.

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 11:09 AM

I like watching Coby Karl miss EVERY single shot he takes. I like watching Sun Yue out there confused as hell.

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 01:45 PM

"with the exception of the Miami Heat , all of the teams who have won an NBA Championship (Lakers, Spurs, Pistons) in this time frame all show little and/or a negative correlation with respect to preseason and regular season record."

Real GM breakdown of pre-season invalidity

The pre-season is to try out the end of the bench, get guys' legs back under them and just get back in the NBA mindset - that's it.

There's no bearing on the regular season at all. The 3-peat Lakers never had a winning pre-season record and the 72-10 Bulls also had a weak showing in the pre-season.

How anyone can put validity into games where guys like Brandon Heath play equal minutes to Kobe is beyond me.

Relax - enjoy not caring about the score while we can.

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 04:03 PM

preseason is practice..wait til the real season starts fellas.
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Posted October 13, 2008 - 07:20 PM

the only two things of worth in this preseason are

stay healthy

get bynum and ariza back in basketball shape or at least close to it
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Posted October 13, 2008 - 07:23 PM

"with the exception of the Miami Heat , all of the teams who have won an NBA Championship (Lakers, Spurs, Pistons) in this time frame all show little and/or a negative correlation with respect to preseason and regular season record."

Real GM breakdown of pre-season invalidity

The pre-season is to try out the end of the bench, get guys' legs back under them and just get back in the NBA mindset - that's it.

There's no bearing on the regular season at all. The 3-peat Lakers never had a winning pre-season record and the 72-10 Bulls also had a weak showing in the pre-season.

How anyone can put validity into games where guys like Brandon Heath play equal minutes to Kobe is beyond me.

Relax - enjoy not caring about the score while we can.


the last line is so true

lets enjoy watching kobe, gasol, bynum and the rest and not caring about the outcome of the game so much as them being available for the next game

because in about 2 1/2 weeks comes stomach turning, nail biting, celebration and/or depressing laker basketball

the regular season

one in which for the first time in a long time we are actually supposed to do something and have expectations

no more i hope kobe dominates the NBA and we make some noise

now its vintage laker basketball lets get that title back out of boston and back to LA

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