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#41 Thanatos

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 04:35 PM

My guess is Lakers win 30-35 games next season. Probably not enough to be top 5 in the draft unless they pull a Cleveland.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 04:42 PM

im guessing we're gonna be 6-8th next year, unless some blatant tanking is done, or unless most east teams miraculously  gets better this upcoming season


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 10:03 PM

SG spot will open up if Kobe decides to retire. The best option is to take 6'6 Terran Petteway. He's actually up to 218 lbs/4% BF. He also has a wingspan of 6'10 measured at the kevin durant camp.

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 12:37 PM

It looks like the NBA is trying to change the lottery in a way that would make it easier for teams to jump up.



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Posted July 16, 2014 - 10:42 PM

Damn, we could end up anywhere from 3rd seed to making the playoffs.

 

Considering the teams in the West that are likely to be worse than us:

Utah, Sac and Denver are in the mix.

In the east:

Philly, Milwaukee, Orlando.

 

We could very well end up with the 6th-7th spot - which would go to Phoenix. OR we could get lucky in the lottery and get a top 3.



#46 BasketballIQ

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 11:03 PM

I know Kobe isnt in his prime

 

 

But

 

I still think having

Lin and Nick Yooung , aong with old Kobe can be equal to have prime Kobe andSmush and Shammond Williams.....what I mean to say is , I like the overall perimeter game

 

 

the West is stacked

 

But 

 

Could SAS have injury derail them, or could paying Boris Diaw backfire in any way?

Could Curry and Bogut have injury plagued seasons?

 

What is Portland long term?

 

Is Phonix constructed the right way?

 

 

I think some teams can be worse than last season

Minnesota will likely be worse

 

 

If Lakers can put their head down and surprise people for the first 20 games and end up 12-8 per se

 

Maybe Kobe, Lin, Swaggy and the tough set of bigs we have can grit out some games

 

 

 

So much depends on Kobe though

 

If hje is Wizard Jordan...this will be ALL about KObe and Randle and CLarkson

 

 

If he is closer to 43% Kobe, then we have a shot to make the playoffs



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Posted July 18, 2014 - 09:12 AM

For some reason, I think this Lakers team just may make the playoffs.


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Posted July 18, 2014 - 02:43 PM

For some reason, I think this Lakers team just may make the playoffs.

On paper the talent looks like a fringe playoff team, but the West is insane next year. In addition, there are too many uncertainties to deal with like Kobe and the rest of the team's health. In reality we will probably win 35 and end up in the 10th seed, aka basketball purgatory. I'd love to be proven wrong, but until the draft reform the best positions are contender and bottom-feeder.



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Posted July 18, 2014 - 03:42 PM

For some reason, I think this Lakers team just may make the playoffs.

People said the same thing about last years team before the season.


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Posted July 18, 2014 - 04:03 PM

the problem last year was no one stayed healthy plus we had mda

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Posted July 18, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Utah Sac and Denver will have a better starting 5 than we do.

Damn, we could end up anywhere from 3rd seed to making the playoffs.

 

Considering the teams in the West that are likely to be worse than us:

Utah, Sac and Denver are in the mix.

In the east:

Philly, Milwaukee, Orlando.

 

We could very well end up with the 6th-7th spot - which would go to Phoenix. OR we could get lucky in the lottery and get a top 3.



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Posted July 18, 2014 - 06:33 PM

Utah Sac and Denver will have a better starting 5 than we do.

Utah and Sacramento are pretty arguable.



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Posted August 06, 2014 - 03:39 PM

Being that we have Houston's pick and our pick is going to be somewhere in the late teens or early 20s most likely.    

If you're looking for a 'point guard' that's a passer as well as skilled, I'd strongly recommend Delon Wright.  He'll come into his 2nd year of college this year.  His first year he averaged 15.5p/6.8r/5.3a/2.5stls/1.3blks a game his first year, and shot 56% from the field(63% on 2 pointers) and that was in his first year.   He has very sneaky quicks and a lightning fast first step.   He has a very smooth, controlled and paced game, not too high not too low, has patience to wait to turn on the jets instead of having them on all the time.  That's why I called his quicks sneaky because he doesn't seem quick till he shows it and when he shows it he's left the top of the key where he was defended at the rim already.

 

Flown under the radar for the most part and will likely get more attention this year.  Dropped 23/12/6 on Fresno State at 75% shooting, 14/7/6 at 60% shooting on OregonSt, 27/11/9 on 58% shooting on Washington, 22/6/5/6steals as well as 20/9/5 on USC, 19/6/4 on Arizona, 17/11/7 on Colorado, 22/9/6 on ArizSt in 100% shooting.  So he's got a lot of talent and he's flown under the radar a bit which is why he's going to hopefully be within our range unless he impresses more this year in his 2nd year and moves up.  If he stays under the radar he could fall to the Lakers. 

You may want to check him out.  If Clarkson is a scoring point guard/shooting guard/combo guard, Wright is more of a pure point and both of them could be used effectively with each other or playing next to each other.  

Just worth taking a look at. 

 

 

 


1:04 to see him use his first step.  

 

He's also from Los Angeles but that's beside the point =P I'm sure the Lakers have an eye on him but just in case some of you guys haven't seen him. 


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 05:00 PM

Teams love underrating PAC-12 guys, we most definitely have a shot at him in the 2nd round.

Edited by Icker, August 06, 2014 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 06:15 PM

Teams love underrating PAC-12 guys, we most definitely have a shot at him in the 2nd round.


Well on the mocks he's slated to go in the first round.   Luckily we have one now from the Lin trade aside from our top 5 protected one. 


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 10:50 PM

First of all, lets hope the NBA decides to change the draft before next lottery, so that our chances of winning increases. Second of all, even with the current version of the draft, a top 5 isn't completely out of our reach, although we'd have to be lucky.

 

If we end up with only Houston's pick, which probably is the case, i think we're looking at a pick in the 22-24 area - maybe late teens.

 

Who we pick should depend on who we target as free agents and with Hill most likely being waived, Davis most likely opting out and Lin's future with Lakers being up in the air, i think our team team/depth may look like this:

 

PG: _____ / Clarkson

SG: Kobe / _____

SF: ____ / Nick Young

PF: Julius Randle / Ryan Kelly

C: _____ / _____ / Sacre

6th: Nick Young

 

Not much really have changed since last season and we need to go with the best available player and the guy with the most upside.

 

At the early 20s i think we could go with Majesty's guy - Delon Wright, who seems like an interesting prospect. Unfortunately, if he's any good in his sophomore season, he's probably gone by then. Willie Caulie-Stein would be nice, as would SFs Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Jabari Bird.

 

Often international prospects drop a bit further than they should and in that regard i saw Chad Ford mention 3 centers - Ilimane Diop, Moussa Diagne and Nikola Milutinov who all could be interesting. Finally, for personal reasons, i'd love to see the danish PF Rasmus Larsen make the Lakers roster, but i honestly dont know much about him, nor does he fit very well on the roster.



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Posted August 06, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Top 5 Pick (highly unlikely): Mudiay, Okafor, Towns

Top 10 Pick (sorta likely): Cauley-Stein, Oubre, Stanley Johnson

Top 15 Pick (Probably where we'll end up): Walker, Turner, 

I don't see us being better than 15 teams...sadly. None of these guys are going to be immediate impact guys who become franchise cornerstones day 1, but they all have plenty of upside and could be immediate role players and some eventually impact players.

 

Personally I think we go somewhere between 10 and 15 so here go a couple highlights from my favorites in that range...

  1. Stanley Johnson SF (Arizona) 
  2. Cauley-Stein C (Kentucky) 
  3. Chris Walker F (Florida) 
  4. Myles Turner PF/C (Texas) 
  5. Kelly Oubre SF (Kansas) 


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Posted August 07, 2014 - 12:14 AM

Top 5 Pick (highly unlikely): Mudiay, Okafor, Towns

Top 10 Pick (sorta likely): Cauley-Stein, Oubre, Stanley Johnson

Top 15 Pick (Probably where we'll end up): Walker, Turner, 

I don't see us being better than 15 teams...sadly. None of these guys are going to be immediate impact guys who become franchise cornerstones day 1, but they all have plenty of upside and could be immediate role players and some eventually impact players.

 

If our pick is in that range it goes to Phoenix and we get nada.



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Posted August 07, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Top 5 Pick (highly unlikely): Mudiay, Okafor, Towns

Top 10 Pick (sorta likely): Cauley-Stein, Oubre, Stanley Johnson

Top 15 Pick (Probably where we'll end up): Walker, Turner, 

I don't see us being better than 15 teams...sadly. None of these guys are going to be immediate impact guys who become franchise cornerstones day 1, but they all have plenty of upside and could be immediate role players and some eventually impact players.

 

Personally I think we go somewhere between 10 and 15 so here go a couple highlights from my favorites in that range...

 

If our pick is in that range it goes to Phoenix and we get nada.

 

6-30 goes to Phoenix, but we could get lucky and land a top 5. Especially if the nba changes the lottery odds.

Other than that, it's Houston's pick, which'll be somewhere around 20-24.



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Posted August 07, 2014 - 12:53 AM

6-30 goes to Phoenix, but we could get lucky and land a top 5. Especially if the nba changes the lottery odds.

Other than that, it's Houston's pick, which'll be somewhere around 20-24.

 

Yep, I'd be working on the assumption we end up with just the Houston pick though. I don't think we'll be bad enough to have one of the worst records and our luck lately has been pretty crappy so I wouldn't bank on us miraculously ending up with a top 5 pick either.






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