The Lakers: most talented team in league?
Posted December 06, 2008 - 09:55 PM
My answer is a resounding no. When I compare us to teams around the league...I am surprised by our record,because it would seem that other teams would be able to beat us, from a talent standpoint...for example
Main backcourt players:Fish, Kobe, Sasha and Farmar
Main front court: Pau, Bynum, LO, Ariza, Vlad
notable reserves: Luke, Mihm, powell
Main Back:Mo williams, Delonte west, Daniel Gibson, wally z
Main front: Ben Wallace, Big Z, Lebron, Varejo
notables: Pavlovic, hickson
MBC: Ray allen, rondo, house, tony allen
Front: KG, Perkins,Powe, Pierce
notables: big baby, scalebrine
MBC: iverson, hamilton, stuckey affalo
Back: rasheed , kwame, mcdyess(maybe), prince, maxiell, amir johnson
notables:herrmann, will bynum
MBC-alston , mcgrady, brooks
Front court:Yao, Artest, Battier, Scola, Landry
notables: Luther Head, Brent Barry, Chuck Hayes
MBC:CP3,Mo peterson, devin Brown, mike james
Main Front:peja, d-west,posey, Tyson C.
Rasual butler, M. Ely, Hilton Armstrong, Julian Wright
NOW, who can honestly say that the Laker sare downright superior to these teams...I cant for sure, but it will be interesting to here the response from Laker nation
Posted December 06, 2008 - 10:22 PM
Posted December 06, 2008 - 10:24 PM
Posted December 06, 2008 - 10:26 PM
Posted December 07, 2008 - 02:17 AM
Posted December 07, 2008 - 03:53 AM
So, on paper, let's see:
Our most talented players would have to be Kobe, Pau, Lamar, and Bynum. Very good.
Cavs have Lebron. Then Big Z, who is old. If this was 2004, Wallace and Wally would matter. So overall we're more talented.
Celtics have the Big Three. They might be more talented than us on paper (and in reality).
Pistons have Iverson, Rip, Sheed, and I would count Prince. Pretty talented. I don't know about this one, might be considered at our talent level, but in reality they haven't adjusted to each other yet.
Rockets have T-Mac, Yao, and Artest, 3 big names. These guys should be doing damage. On paper they look talented, but in real life, injuries, and T-Mac is getting older and older and older already, even though he's younger than Kobe.
Hornets... CP3. West is a talent, arguably made much more by CP3, but he's good. Tyson is definitely this good because of Paul, oops galore. Peja is old, still just a shooter, just inconsistent now.
I'd say Lakers, Celtics, and Rockets are top 3 in talent level ON PAPER, in whatever order.
Posted December 07, 2008 - 04:35 AM
Posted December 07, 2008 - 04:49 AM
What do you mean? I said in reality they might be mentioned, but on paper they wouldn't, so when I listed talented players on the Lakers, I wrote only "Kobe, Pau, Lamar, and Bynum."
^ to me that is analysis from a Lakers fan, if you mention fisher and Ariza then mention, Battier and alston, and Posey and mike james(even though he hasnt found his rhythm so far)
I didn't mention them in the list, so I didn't mention guys like Battier and Posey also.
I think you misunderstood something?
Posted December 07, 2008 - 04:57 AM
Posted December 07, 2008 - 05:26 AM
I know it includes a bench, but I'm just talking about who people would look at on paper and determine as talented players. Not just good bench players or guys who make a good fit on the team and help a lot. Just straight up talent. Like if you hadn't seen a game this year, you'd look at the roster and say "Pau is talented"... Ariza not so much.
did a little, but a team includes a bench and we have not mant vets off the bench, LO(inconsitent),Luke and Mihm(oft injured), while other teams have a little more veteran stability off the bench, but anyway, let this continue later its almost 5:00 am on the west and im sleepy
I'm definitely not treating "veteran stability" the same as being a talented player.
If you change up the first post or ask a new question, I can give a new answer or analysis.
I'm on the west coast too lol... I stay up way too long.
Posted December 07, 2008 - 07:14 AM
Posted December 07, 2008 - 07:50 AM
but mo rings makes a good point regarding the triangle
Posted December 08, 2008 - 04:19 PM
Edited by Smart Alex, December 08, 2008 - 04:22 PM.
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Posted December 13, 2008 - 12:09 PM
Posted December 13, 2008 - 02:52 PM
of baseball, and also the Phoenix Suns back then, and you can say the same about the Kings back then as well.
They just need to find a way to mesh together on the defensive end. Our offense is fine but when our defense is
going well, our offense even gets kicked to a higher gear.
Posted December 13, 2008 - 02:54 PM
Posted December 13, 2008 - 03:00 PM
Give the Lakes time. Some of you act like it's the end of the world if we didn't go undefeated. We truly have a bunch of spoiled fans.
Posted December 13, 2008 - 03:06 PM
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