It seems most people think we won't do well this season. Barring health I really don't see a team worse than last year. I feel overall we have upgraded. We lost some names but gained some Ballers. Ballers playing with something personal on the line and a chip on their shoulders. Barring injury I think we got younger and better. MWP Jamison Duhan and Ebanks were all washed up. I think Johnson, Farmar and Young are tremendous upgrades. We lost that guy #12 and we lost 23 14 and 3. We gained 16 8 and 2 with Kaman (when healthy) Pau will be better 20 and 10, Nash will be better and Jordan Hill will be better and as weird as MDA is, he has defensive help on his staff now and a full training camp. Help me understand how we suck, we're going to miss the playoffs, we're tanking and all that BS. I personally think this is a .500+ team without Kobe. God help other teams if he takes his time and comes back healthy
I think Johnson, Farmar and Young all washed up.
Fixed. Not to disagree with you. If your confident thats cool. Nothing is certain. But imo not winning the West is probable and missing the playoffs entirely is possible. And even if we make the bottom playoff seeds were a 1st round exit. Were now kinda like the Hawks.
The Hawks make the playoffs every year. They have a good athletic and young core of players that perform. But everyone knows their just not over the hump in terms of winning the East or even the 2nd round.
Thats how I feel about LA this year. Were rebuilding and losing is part of the process. So I'm happy with that. I only wish we would just face the bitter truth and just pan the entire damn season to get higher draft picks.