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Poll: What is more likely to happen? (33 member(s) have cast votes)

Most likely to happen

  1. Mike D Antoni fired over the summer (2 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  2. Mike D Antoni return for next year and have FULL SEASON. not fired next year. (6 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  3. Lakers advanced to second round (3 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  4. Phil Jackson back to Lakers (2 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  5. Kobe start playing for Lakers before 2014 hits. (19 votes [57.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.58%

  6. Pau Gasol stayed as a Laker (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

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#1 epicwolf

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:45 AM

 Which one do you pick?  Most of these are not likely to happen in my book. In fact, all but who knows.


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:53 AM

All are tough. But by elimination strategy, kobe comes back is more likely.



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Voted Kobe playing, but MDA is returning and coaching all of next season unless Dwight says otherwise.

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Kobe playing before 2014 hits. 

 

Really? You don't believe that's realistic? 

 

At the latest, he comes back around Christmas time IMO. 



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 01:00 PM

I tried not to vote with my heart. I picked MDA staying the entire next season. Not because I like him, but because Jim Buss seems convinced he's the right fit. Clearly, he won't be fired.



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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:02 AM

Yea I voted Kobe to come back before January too.  The least unlikely to happen in my opinion is Phil Jackson coming back to the Lakers. Unless its two years from now. But not anytime soon. It is most likely be coaching some other team. Jim and Phil doesnt get along. Eaither Jim goes or Phil goes. I know a lot of people wishing on a star for Phil to be back with the lakers but I cant see that happening. Phil wants a Pat Riley job. That means Mitch is irrelavant also.


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:04 AM

I know one thing for sure. If the Lakers advanced to the second round, good luck getting rid of MDA. 


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted April 19, 2013 - 02:05 PM

If we start next season with a 28-12 record over the first 40 games(or better) then D'antoni isn't getting fired. 

Kobe is probably gonna return somewhere between the season opener and the Christmas game.

So yeah Kobe returning.


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Posted April 19, 2013 - 02:20 PM

Kobe playing before 2014. Even close to the maximum recovery time (9 months) would still have him back by Christmas ish, and knowing Kobe, I see him getting back earlier barring no setbacks *knock on wood. 

 

Since that's the clear front runner, I'll rank the rest just for fun based on my opinion. 

 

1. Kobe returns before 2014

2. Lakers advance to 2nd round

3. Pau stays a Laker

4. Phil Jackson back to the Lakers (I'm assuming midseason counts).

5. D'Antoni stays for a full year.

6. D'Antoni fired over the summer.

 

You could probably swap 4 and 5, but that's how I think it'll happen.



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:14 AM

Kobe comeback before 2013/2014??? No effin way....Unless you mean January 1st 2014 and not the 2014 start of the season. Obviously people don't understand how bad an injury this is. Especially the way a 35 year old Kobe plays ball. If he comes back before 9 months would only be because of his love of playing the game, and his time running out for chasing rings and Jordan records. It would be foolish. I know this, Jim Buss will not pay three head coaches at the same time


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:08 AM

Kobe playing before 2014 hits. 

 

Really? You don't believe that's realistic? 

 

At the latest, he comes back around Christmas time IMO. 

 

hope he waits that long. cuz Kobe is his worse enemy when it comes to injuries = his wheel chair pride wil force him back too early & prolly do more harm. so hopefully he sits 9-12months & fully heals.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 04:59 PM

If we start next season with a 28-12 record over the first 40 games(or better) then D'antoni isn't getting fired. 

Kobe is probably gonna return somewhere between the season opener and the Christmas game.

So yeah Kobe returning.

 

I put Kobe returning because I think most of the others are 50/50 or less, and put Kobe returning at about 60%. I think he could come back to playing early enough, even if he doesn't have the same explosiveness, because he'll work on his game. He'll come back as a rich man's Andre Miller.

 

The thing I hate about the "28-12" argument for D'Antoni is that a) the Lakers played desperate the whole time and b) as a result they beat most of the teams they should beat, but lost to most of the elite teams. 56-57 wins (28-12 over a full season) seems like a ceiling for this combination of coach/players. They should be a 60+ win team that maybe drops down to that level because it's not even trying, like the first 3-peat teams. Our goals are higher than that of the Suns, and trips to the 2nd round or losses in the conference finals are not considered successful seasons.



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 06:58 PM

I put Kobe returning because I think most of the others are 50/50 or less, and put Kobe returning at about 60%. I think he could come back to playing early enough, even if he doesn't have the same explosiveness, because he'll work on his game. He'll come back as a rich man's Andre Miller.

 

The thing I hate about the "28-12" argument for D'Antoni is that a) the Lakers played desperate the whole time and b) as a result they beat most of the teams they should beat, but lost to most of the elite teams. 56-57 wins (28-12 over a full season) seems like a ceiling for this combination of coach/players. They should be a 60+ win team that maybe drops down to that level because it's not even trying, like the first 3-peat teams. Our goals are higher than that of the Suns, and trips to the 2nd round or losses in the conference finals are not considered successful seasons.


I dunno if we could be a 60 win team given our injuries but a 57 win team I wouldn't mind at all.


In my opinion we can go for 60 next year.  Cause if we were playing like a 57 win team in the last 40 games of the season(a top 4 team) then we should be shooting for 57-60 next year as well.  Given all our problems this year I'm sure a lot of us would have considered it awesome to finish with 57 wins but if we keep that kind of momentum and play going into next season and improve a lot in training camp, bring in a defensive coach(after Eddie Jordan leaves and Bernie sadly probably retires :(

Then we can start next season much stronger.  The thing is, I'd rather struggle early and finish extremely strong going into the playoffs as a top 3 seed than start in a blaze of glory and then fall to the 5th or 6th seed by the end of the season if you know what I mean.

But I expect us to do better next year, as I feel a lot of the "projects" will be gone.   The likes of Ebanks etc, and we can use that kind of money to sign someone like a Martell Webster.   Knowing Mitch he'll probably turn Jodie Meeks mid level MDE into Monta Ellis or something :laughing:   But really, just signing Webster and resigning Clark and entering next season healthy is all id need really. 


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 07:09 PM

hope he waits that long. cuz Kobe is his worse enemy when it comes to injuries = his wheel chair pride wil force him back too early & prolly do more harm. so hopefully he sits 9-12months & fully heals.

 

Kobe can be back in 6 months which is completely find according to doctors and specialist on the achilles. Kobe is known for rushing himself back which could be a bad thing here of course, but I think he will know when his body is right.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 07:35 PM

Kobe can be back in 6 months which is completely find according to doctors and specialist on the achilles. Kobe is known for rushing himself back which could be a bad thing here of course, but I think he will know when his body is right.


I think Kobe will take as much time as needed to get his body back to where he wants it to be before returning as he'd never want to come out there as a hindrance in his own health and risk further injury and that would be bad for the team as well. 

I honestly think how this team looks in the playoffs and how well we do into next season in the pre-season etc will determine how quickly Kobe comes back.

I think Kobe only comes back "too early" if we're really struggling.    But if we're not he'll probably return still sooner than expected but not "too early" I think :)


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