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#21 Ven

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 12:18 AM

I'm going 44-38 in all probability and squeezing in that 8th seed again. Depends more on how other teams perform, might be like that 2008 season, all teams had above 45 wins.

 

Worst nothing below 35 wins, hard to imagine really.


Edited by Ven, October 28, 2013 - 12:22 AM.


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 01:06 AM

I agree with ya West Coast.

 

Healthy, 45-37, 8th in the West and out in 5 in the first round.



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 01:21 AM

.500 on the dot. 41-41 9th place in the West

 

I think there are 6 teams definitely better that the Lakers (Spurs, Clippers, Rockets, Thunder, Grizzlies, and Warriors). I think Dallas and Denver ultimately beat out the Lakers for the other 2 spots.

 

Dallas should be better with a healthy Dirk and their roster upgrades. They also have the best coach of any team battling for one of the final playoff spots.

 

Denver should be a good bit worse than they were last year without Gallinari for awhile and without Iggy altogether. I'm not sure how good of a fit Shaw will be with that team either. The Laker and Pacer teams he was an assistant for are very different than the Nuggets. But, they were really good last year at 57-25. They can drop off a fair amount and still make the playoffs. I think that's what will ultimately happen.


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 02:03 AM

52-30



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 04:31 AM

Might take 50 to even make the playoffs.

 

Best case i think is 46-48 wins.

 

There was an earlier post that had a 18 game spread between best and worst case.!!!!

Or looked at another way--about 2 months of wins in a typical NBA season.


Edited by kball, October 28, 2013 - 04:33 AM.

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 05:11 AM

.500 on the dot. 41-41 9th place in the West

 

I think there are 6 teams definitely better that the Lakers (Spurs, Clippers, Rockets, Thunder, Grizzlies, and Warriors). I think Dallas and Denver ultimately beat out the Lakers for the other 2 spots.

 

Dallas should be better with a healthy Dirk and their roster upgrades. They also have the best coach of any team battling for one of the final playoff spots.

 

Denver should be a good bit worse than they were last year without Gallinari for awhile and without Iggy altogether. I'm not sure how good of a fit Shaw will be with that team either. The Laker and Pacer teams he was an assistant for are very different than the Nuggets. But, they were really good last year at 57-25. They can drop off a fair amount and still make the playoffs. I think that's what will ultimately happen.

9th! That is basically the worst case scenario. No playoffs, no high draft pick.

 

I think you're right on the money regarding who's better (the 6 you mentioned).

But after that, I think the next 6 (LA, Portland, Dallas, Denver, Minnesota and New Orleans) are on the same level and I really wouldn't be surprised if Portland and Minnesota takes the final two spots.

 

In my opinion, if we can somewhat solidify a playoff spot at an early point, then we go all-in, but if we're 5 games out of the 8th place come Christmas, it's time for a fire-sale.



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 05:33 AM

.500 on the dot. 41-41 9th place in the West

 

I think there are 6 teams definitely better that the Lakers (Spurs, Clippers, Rockets, Thunder, Grizzlies, and Warriors). I think Dallas and Denver ultimately beat out the Lakers for the other 2 spots.

 

Dallas should be better with a healthy Dirk and their roster upgrades. They also have the best coach of any team battling for one of the final playoff spots.

 

Denver should be a good bit worse than they were last year without Gallinari for awhile and without Iggy altogether. I'm not sure how good of a fit Shaw will be with that team either. The Laker and Pacer teams he was an assistant for are very different than the Nuggets. But, they were really good last year at 57-25. They can drop off a fair amount and still make the playoffs. I think that's what will ultimately happen.

 

Agree that Denver, Portland and to a lesser extent Dallas are wild card's. People are also citing that a healthy Minny can be a playoff team, but for them being healthy is probably a bigger hurdle than it is for us. NOLA will be definitely better, but is anyone really considering them a +40 win team, seems too much too soon and I think Dallas is simply on a quicker decline than we are. I think Portland will be our biggest obstacle for that 8th seed. The West continues to be loaded, if not at least more balanced.

 

I keep citing the 2008 playoffs, the 8th seed that year was Denver with 50 wins...


Edited by Ven, October 28, 2013 - 05:34 AM.


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 05:37 AM

46-36, 6th seed...


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:13 AM

76-6
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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:25 AM

39-43. Hopefully Kobe takes his time coming back, they move Pau somehow and tank lol. They can't tank with Kobe though, as long as he's here the mission is to win (which they won't do this year)



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:43 AM

I don't see them winning 40 games at all. 


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:47 AM

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:48 AM

If Kobe is still elite when he comes back



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:50 AM

Start to the season is going to be interesting, especially with the tough schedule. There is a decent chance that the combo of Pau/Nash/Kaman play well together, win a few games, and give folks hope.

 

That will lead the endless talking head banter about the Lakers chemistry, and whether or not Kobe's return will ruin it.

 

If the team struggles, then there will be talk about whether or not Kobe can come back and save the season. What mode he returns in, etc.?

 

If the Lakers struggle, and Pau and or Nash, play well, then we will deal with a ton of discussion about when the Lakers might trade either of the 2 guys.

 

A lot of possible scenarios this season. Kobe's health is only one factor.

 

I want to see him play, though. He's my favorite player, and I don't have a close 2nd.

 

Cap for this team is probably a 6th seed. 

 

Minimum for this team is probably 33 wins; but, it could be really bad if Nash breaks down early, and Pau does not produce. 


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:55 AM

You know.. I really have no idea. Not sure I have ever been this confused about how the Lakers will finish in my 33 years of fandom.

I'd say high end, 6th seed, low end 10th seed. Best case is we get out of the first round. But honestly, I dunno.

I'm just looking forward to seeing Kobe take the floor again. That's the highlight of the year for me when it happens. I can only imagine the crowd reaction at Staples.

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 07:05 AM

43-39



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:11 AM

Between 46-48 wins

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:11 AM

The Lakers won 46 games last year, and have not improved.  Other teams have improved.

 

42-40



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:23 AM

82-0


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:25 AM

Kobe comeback player of the year.

Nash plays even less games than last year.

Record? Who the hell knows.

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