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#461 Clutch Factor

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 09:29 PM

8-2 is looking like a contending team.  Which we aren't even with the Kobe of last year.  I'll say it again having Kobe helps a few things but the main things wrong with this team are things HE can't fix

 

8-2 or 7-3 is just a record. Worst teams have started 8-0 in the past. That makes them look like a contending team?


Edited by Clutch Factor, November 13, 2013 - 09:29 PM.


#462 fido

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 10:16 PM

The bonus of this season is that all I need to do is watch the first quarter.  If they let the other team score over 25, they lose.

 

P.S. - I hate young teams.  Is it summer yet?



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 11:42 PM

Still the best Lakers line up we could muster at this point.



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Posted November 14, 2013 - 04:28 AM

Did not see the game.  As far as our record, we are where we are, period.  We are not even a .500 team against weaker competition without Kobe, to start the season.  When the competition gets tougher the second half of the season, Kobe will be back and in form hopefully, but those two events sort of equalize things.  Overall we appear to be around a .500 team at best.



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Posted November 14, 2013 - 09:40 AM

Did Kelly play?
 

Trade for Austin Rivers, say, Hill & Johnson. 


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 12:26 PM

Just like the Pelicans game in terms of game is within our reach for 3 and then we turn it over down the stretch at crucial times and it gets away from us. 

 

You can go on any bad teams message board, you will see this exact message over and over.  Bad teams lose close games that are within reach.  The Lakers are a bad team.



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Posted November 14, 2013 - 12:29 PM

I don't see how you could disagree with that. Kobe not only would be able to make clutch shots but also draw defensive attention, opening other teammates. We'd easily have at least a 7-3 record.

Probably because the entire game would be different from start to finish.  Maybe Steve Blake would have been way off in a game.  You are acting like you can just insert a variable into a sea of variables and they will have a similar result.  It doesn't work like that.



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Posted November 14, 2013 - 01:43 PM

Did Kelly play?

No. Should have though. At this point, I don't think he can be much worse than Williams, especially from the perimeter missing so many open shots.


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Probably because the entire game would be different from start to finish.  Maybe Steve Blake would have been way off in a game.  You are acting like you can just insert a variable into a sea of variables and they will have a similar result.  It doesn't work like that.

 

Steve Blake was 2-12 against the Spurs and 4-11 or something against the Pelicans, both close games we could have won. With Kobe in the lineup, I'm sure we'd get easier shots throughout the game and another defender that could at least partially slow down the opposing team's player that's hot. 

 

Obviously the entire game plan is changed. Hell, maybe we wouldn't even have a close game in the 4th quarter. But bottom line was this: If Kobe was there in the 4th quarter when we couldn't generate any offense, we most likely would have won those games.



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Posted November 15, 2013 - 02:51 AM

Obvious to me the lakers will find a number of ways to lose games this season.

Lineup changes. Rotation experiments. Injuries. The whole team seems way out of balance.

Jordan Hill is the nicest surprise on the upside by orders of magnitude.

Savor the wins boys and girls.


Edited by kball, November 15, 2013 - 02:51 AM.

Opposing Coaches Brief Pregame Peptalk/Scouting Report:

"Now remember, go out there for opening tip, look at the guy you're matched up with, and bust out laughing!"


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Posted November 15, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Let's get these moral victories a rollin'
 

Trade for Austin Rivers, say, Hill & Johnson. 





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