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#1 soooobased

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 10:56 AM

What is the point when the Lakers will just get booted by OKC in 5 or 6? Also, making the playoffs makes it that much more likely that we see D'antoni still sitting courtside next season.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:04 AM

i think we'll have a better season next year regardless if Antoni is there or not. It's the personnel on the team that needs to change to fit his system.  Besides since we basically have no draft picks and the ones we have are useless, not making the playoffs hold no benefit. It's a new season when the playoffs start, every team is on equal ground..we have a chance

 

also, i think this team has a better chance at beating the thunder, as crazy as that sounds, as compared to last year


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Well, they don't have any draft picks, so they have nothing to gain by tanking.  D'antoni will almost certainly be back, since they are in cap hell and won't be willing to have 3 coaches on the books, especially when the only person they would boot him for is PJ who would want the sun and the moon to coach.  Also, the objective of the game is to win, if they win games, they will make the playoffs and yes probably get demolished by whomever they face, but at least they have a chance if they are actually playing in the games as opposed to watching them at home.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:09 AM

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:09 AM

i think we'll have a better season next year regardless if Antoni is there or not. It's the personnel on the team that needs to change to fit his system.  Besides since we basically have no draft picks and the ones we have are useless, not making the playoffs hold no benefit. It's a new season when the playoffs start, every team is on equal ground..we have a chance

 

also, i think this team has a better chance at beating the thunder, as crazy as that sounds, as compared to last year

 

I would put the odds of them beating the thunder in a 7 game series at around 5% barring a catastrophic injury to a Thunder player.  The Thunder are young, have an explosive point guard, have an unstoppable offensive player in Durant, and a couple of serviceable big guys to combat the Lakers size.  I would say it is the Lakers nightmare matchup to be honest.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:11 AM

lol.....What a fan.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:12 AM

I would put the odds of them beating the thunder in a 7 game series at around 5% barring a catastrophic injury to a Thunder player.  The Thunder are young, have an explosive point guard, have an unstoppable offensive player in Durant, and a couple of serviceable big guys to combat the Lakers size.  I would say it is the Lakers nightmare matchup to be honest.

we almost won against them last year, if it wasn't for a couple last min games that we effed up


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:18 AM

we almost won against them last year, if it wasn't for a couple last min games that we effed up

 

We didn't almost win.   We maybe could/should've stole Game 2, but that was probably the difference between losing in 5 and losing in 6.

 

 

We need to make the play-offs this year.  It will be evidence of this team being able to overcome a ton of adversity and accomplish something, even if the end result is a first round ouster.  

 

They are going to get skewered anything short of a trip to the WCF. But, making the play-offs, given where they've come from, will at least give them something to feel decent about.

 

Plus, by matching up with a top team for 4-7 games, management will get a chance to really size this team up against a top West team.   It's something we thought would happen in the WCF, but instead will be on display in RD 1.

 

It is what it is.  


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:21 AM

we almost won against them last year, if it wasn't for a couple last min games that we effed up

 

It was a 4-1 series win for the Thunder, 2 of the games were absolute blowouts.   



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:26 AM

It was a 4-1 series win for the Thunder, 2 of the games were absolute blowouts.   

That was last year.....its different now. Both teams have made big changes.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:27 AM

We handled the Thunder when we had our full lineup. Far as I know they've only beaten us when someone was sitting out.

And yes we did almost beat them last year, we controlled two of those games before blowing it at the end. Games 2,3,4 were ours and we have a better lineup this year and have beaten them handily and collectively taken their best punch two times(again with people sitting out) and came back on them making it close.

The Thunder aren't as unbeatable as half the people here think they are, and we matchup well against them.

Its just about making the playoffs and then doing damage.

We're a halfcourt team no one wants to face if we make the playoffs.

Because if we do it means we went on a roll and beat really tough teams(like Memphis last night)

The Thunder can be beat, we can beat them. But we have to make the playoffs first, if we're good enough to make the playoffs given our schedule closing out the season we'll be on a roll good enough to beat the Thunder.


Let's also not forget they lost Harden. They're weaker than last year and more dependant on Westbrook to make plays, and you've seen how he can be.

It's one thing to beat us when you have Duhon and Morris as your starting and backup point guard, or Dwight or Gasol have to miss the game.

Fact is when we had our full lineup, we handled them, easily.

And even when they did their "oh we gon blow u out early" stuff in OKC we came back on them, that was with Morris and Duhon starting..not Steve Nash.

Don't underestimate our chances.

But as I said, we gotta be on a roll going into the playoffs.

Edited by Majesty, April 06, 2013 - 11:34 AM.

 

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Just enjoy a little bit.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:34 AM

No idea
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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:50 AM

What is the point in making the playoffs? How about, what is the point in not making the playoffs? If you want the season to end so badly, just stop watching. 


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 12:22 PM

Also, making the playoffs makes it that much more likely that we see D'antoni still sitting courtside next season.

Not entirely true. If we are to get demolished in the first round embarrassingly, it has been reported by Sheridan that D'Antoni will highly likely be fired, but if we are to advance past the first then who knows? He only mentioned a first round exit and in an embarrassing style being enough to fire his ass from his "sources", not sure if "multiple" though.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 12:33 PM

I cant stand people who say this [expletive]. If there is no point then I guess theres no point to watch them the rest of the season right. Also there must be no point to even be on this forum. Its a game that we enjoy to watch and we enjoy to watch our team play. Idc if they lose in the playoffs. I still want them to get there. 


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Because if you get in, it's like March Madness, anything can happen. Okay not exactly, but still.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Making the playoffs doesn't mean D'Antoni is guaranteed to be back.  If we were to get in and get swept by what looks like OKC at this point, you could see another coaching change. 

 

Making the playoffs means PHX doesn't get a lottery pick from us. 

 

Making the playoffs means we don't miss the playoffs for the 6th time in franchise history. 

 

Making the playoffs means more Lakers basketball, which means more Kobe Bryant.

 

Despite what our chances are, we want the Lakers in the playoffs.  We don't watch sports to watch our teams miss the post-season. 



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 12:49 PM

http://www.sheridanh...g-to-get-fired/

 

And if that team fails to make the playoffs, or goes down in flames in the first round, you can be fairly confident that Mike D’Antoni is going to lose his job — especially if it is one of the key factors in determining whether Dwight Howard stays or goes when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Check that, change fairly confident to highly confident.

 


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 12:50 PM

^^^

I'm already on the record as saying this off-season, we will hear the 'sources' that say Dwight Howard will not re-sign in LA unless D'Antoni is gone. 






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