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Posted September 13, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Mark Willard and Arash Markazi look at the Lakers' roster, their potential weaknesses, and whether they can make the playoffs.


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Posted September 13, 2013 - 06:05 PM

Same insight as most here, if healthy we have a competitive team that will try and be offensive while limited defensively. Plus even they know now this team is more cohesive post Howard, plus giving Hill more minutes is important.

 

While I agree he should play the 5, I don't necessarily agree with making Gasol as the focal point while Kobe is out, he will definitely have a much better season than the prior but he is far removed from what he was during the back to back championships. Plus give Nick Young more credit, while he might he might be quick to shoot, once Kobe returns he wouldn't dare to play like that.



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Posted September 13, 2013 - 06:07 PM

Same insight as most here.

The only difference really is they make bank on it while we make nothing.


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Posted September 14, 2013 - 01:28 AM

The only difference really is they make bank on it while we make nothing.

 

Welp. Now I'm having an existential crisis. 



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 01:48 AM

I think that this team is being underestimated. If everyone on this team is healthy I can see us making some noise in the playoffs. I know we lost dwight but we improved our bench and have got younger, plus we have a full training camp with a team that is tailored to our coach.



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 05:30 AM

I think that this team is being underestimated. 

As a lifelong Cubs fan, I think that such hopeful statements are borne more of wishful thinking than reality.


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 05:02 PM

Very much want to see Pau starting at the 5 and Hill starting at the 4 with Kelly and Kaman coming in to back them up.

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Posted September 20, 2013 - 01:21 AM

Very much want to see Pau starting at the 5 and Hill starting at the 4 with Kelly and Kaman coming in to back them up.

 

That's what I thought was happening. I'm hoping the video's starting line-up prediction is wrong. 



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Posted September 20, 2013 - 02:50 AM

Starting Pau alongside Kaman isn't a problem, I think. Both are very skilled and with Hill coming off the bench he can replace both of them - or whoever gets the first foul.

 

The problem is more that their proposed second unit is devoid of scoring options - Blake, Meeks, Johnson, Harris, Hill?



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Posted September 20, 2013 - 04:41 AM

Starting Pau alongside Kaman isn't a problem, I think. Both are very skilled and with Hill coming off the bench he can replace both of them - or whoever gets the first foul.

 

The problem is more that their proposed second unit is devoid of scoring options - Blake, Meeks, Johnson, Harris, Hill?

Twin Crackers.

 

(I'm white so i hope this is taken in good humor)


Edited by kball, September 20, 2013 - 04:41 AM.

Praying for 1. Kobe's Health, 2. High Draft Pick (Randle!) 3. Miracle Trade (Not yet), 4. Quality Free Agent (Boozer, kind of), 5. Brilliant Coaching Hire (Byron!...but the jury is out)

 


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Posted September 20, 2013 - 05:40 AM

Starting Pau and Kaman only insures we get destroyed in pick n roll.  We need Hill on the floor with one of them and when they go small only one of them on the floor. 


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Posted September 20, 2013 - 05:48 AM

Twin Crackers.

 

(I'm white so i hope this is taken in good humor)

 



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Posted September 20, 2013 - 05:49 AM

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Edited by Majesty, September 20, 2013 - 05:52 AM.

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Posted September 20, 2013 - 05:59 AM

:laughing:  :clap2:



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Posted September 20, 2013 - 09:13 AM

Starting Pau alongside Kaman isn't a problem, I think. Both are very skilled and with Hill coming off the bench he can replace both of them - or whoever gets the first foul.

 

The problem is more that their proposed second unit is devoid of scoring options - Blake, Meeks, Johnson, Harris, Hill?

 

Yeah, we'll be massacred on the defensive end with Kaman and Gasol as our last line of defense. Starting the game with a deficit on a nightly basis wouldn't a good thing.



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Posted September 24, 2013 - 12:04 PM

Depends on the defensive scheme...see MEM - Z-Bo/Marc Gasol...

 

We don't have to concede defeat at that end, even in the P&R...but I agree that it's a likely scenario.



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Posted September 24, 2013 - 04:46 PM

The question is if we're loading up for 2014/15, should we be concerned that George is now off the board?? Especially with the chance of LeBron and Carmelo being relatively slim. What is plan B and C?/



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Posted September 24, 2013 - 04:53 PM

Pau will start with Hill, no doubt. Kaman will relieve Pau. The question is who will relieve Hill. There is no way transition defense can be played with Kaman and Pau on the court at the same time. That's slow and slower 

Starting Pau alongside Kaman isn't a problem, I think. Both are very skilled and with Hill coming off the bench he can replace both of them - or whoever gets the first foul.

 

The problem is more that their proposed second unit is devoid of scoring options - Blake, Meeks, Johnson, Harris, Hill?



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Posted September 24, 2013 - 04:56 PM

Z Bo and Marc had great defenders on the wing.  I think their backcourt created the most turnovers in the NBA

Depends on the defensive scheme...see MEM - Z-Bo/Marc Gasol...

 

We don't have to concede defeat at that end, even in the P&R...but I agree that it's a likely scenario.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 04:57 PM

Pau will start with Hill, no doubt. Kaman will relieve Pau. The question is who will relieve Hill. There is no way transition defense can be played with Kaman and Pau on the court at the same time. That's slow and slower 


Who relieves Hill will be either Shawne Williams or Ryan Kelly depending on who impresses most in camp.  I'm gonna guess Williams gets the nod over both Kelly and Harris for that.


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