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#1 MDI

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 05:14 PM

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Steve Nash said that even that scenario -- a 25-27 record heading into the final 30 games of the season and being able to say that they beat both NBA Finals teams from a year ago in a two-week period -- wouldn't mean that the Lakers had put their past struggles behind them and would be ready to march on towards success.

"It’s all relative," Nash said. "I think this season is going to be a disappointment if we don’t win a championship, on the other hand when you look at what we faced this year, it’s probably unlikely that we can find that top gear and what it takes to win a championship.

"The key for us is to plug away, try to get better and you never know. You never know what happens in this league and if this team finds a real rhythm or groove at the end of the season, we can be a real tough team if we get in the playoffs.

"So, anything is possible, but relative to what we expected in the offseason when you look on paper, we’ve had nothing if not inconsistency when you look at the whole environment."


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Posted February 09, 2013 - 05:23 PM

I am one of those guys that believe that if we do make the playoffs, we can win it all. However that was before all the injuries. Also, MWP needs to go or be limited. Sadly it's easier said than done

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 05:50 PM

I am one of those guys that believe that if we do make the playoffs, we can win it all. However that was before all the injuries. Also, MWP needs to go or be limited. Sadly it's easier said than done


Should be easy to limit MWP now. Gasol is out. Put MWP at the 4 and play him in the post. Like we did the second half against the cats.

Have Clark stretch the floor and metta fight for rebounds and inside position(instead of the other way around)

When we played Metta in the post about a month ago for a stretch his basleine spin was a go to move and he had his legs at the end of games because he didn't spend them shooting 9 threes.

We went back to that in the 2nd half against the Cats. Had him operate inside of Clark's misses and hew scored, had him in post ups, he scored. He had 11 points only 1 was a three, that's a sign how we should be using him.

With Gasol out, play metta in the post and move Clark to the 3. It's not hard.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:19 PM

With Gasol out, play metta in the post and move Clark to the 3. It's not hard.

Our coaching staff is to obtuse to realize that.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:30 PM

3 4 5 doesn't matter where Ron plays. He's playing (easily)the worst basketball of any Laker. Be honest.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:50 PM

Just be hot ENTERING the playoffs.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 07:33 PM

gotta make the playoffs first.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 11:34 PM

I agree.

It's unlikely we find that top gear.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 11:37 PM

I am one of those guys that believe that if we do make the playoffs, we can win it all. However that was before all the injuries. Also, MWP needs to go or be limited. Sadly it's easier said than done

There was a time before the injurys?

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:39 AM

gotta make the playoffs first.


I'll be happy with .500 for the very moment.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 03:38 AM

3 4 5 doesn't matter where Ron plays. He's playing (easily)the worst basketball of any Laker. Be honest.


These last couple of weeks? Sure. Overall, this season? Not really...
He's shooting way to much, but that's because in Pringles' dictionary every shot is a good shot...
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Posted February 10, 2013 - 07:32 AM

Unfortunately, he's probably right.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 07:42 AM

Just be hot ENTERING the playoffs.


They will be watching the games on tv entering the playoffs.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 03:48 PM

So, the Lakers head back to L.A. with a 4-3 roadie in the books. It's certainly a better clip than their road form on the season, and the best performances, win or loss, came against the best competition (Brooklyn, Miami). However, the Lakers remain four games below .500, and it doesn't feel like much ground was gained.

So was this a positive or negative trek? Here were Mike D'Antoni's thoughts:

"It's good. We competed tonight. It's too bad we blew the one in Phoenix, but other than that, we're making strides. We can still do this, but (Miami) set the bar and this is what we have to get to. So this is good for us if we use it as a learning experience and iron out the problems."

The coach's sentiments mirrored those of Steve Nash:

"It's not a disastrous trip, but we would have maybe liked to have gotten another one. Probably the Phoenix (loss) is the one that hurts the most. But, you know, we still have a chance to continue this run of form, which has been a little bit better. You know, we get a chance to win two of three or three of four from here on out."

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#15 Majesty

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 04:02 PM

So he feels pretty much the way we do.

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