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Post#31 Re: A turnaround is always possible
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:32 am by carlquincy

In a way, I'm glad (not really) that we kept losing these close games.

It gives a chance for the team to take a hard look at the problems, mainly defense.

Had we win these games, all the problems would most likely be swept under the rug, and we will be exposed in the playoffs.

Problem now is that we might not even make the playoffs, if things dun turn around soon.
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Post#32 Re: A turnaround is always possible
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:00 am by Kilroy

Not that I disagree with what you're saying, but, we're not really losing close game though...
We're getting blown out, then Kobe takes over and gets us close again, but it isn't quite enough...
These games are lost in the first couple quarters.

Kobe talks about execution... It honestly doesn't look like there's anything to execute.
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Post#33 Re: A turnaround is always possible
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:35 pm by kobe808lak

This team is a joke. They are going to have to play lights out down the stretch just to crawl into the playoffs and then get trounced in the 1st round.
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Post#34 Re: A turnaround is always possible
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:24 pm by Anklebreaker702

Kilroy wrote:Right now this team lacks identity...
Is it Kobe's team? Is it Dwights team? Is it Nash's team?
What style of play does it represent?

Total speculation, but to me it's Nash's team now... I think much of what's been going on has been to make Nash happy/comfortable without pissing off Dwight... Because I think Nash is the most fragile... He's old, probably a little tired, and I think if we don't have a legit shot at a title this season, he'll retire.

But along with trying to get Dwight to resign with us, and trying to get Nash in the right mind-set, you still have uber-compettitive Kobe... Who while Nash is out, and while Dwight is returning to full strength from his back, is trying to lead and just win some games... But I don't think anyone is listening...

I've never been Kobe's biggest fan on here. I respect him and I think I value his career more here as it winds down... But to me, there isn't anyone else on the team that can tell these guys how to get into the right head-space to contend for multiple championships... But I get the feeling, nobody thinks they have to listen to him.

Maybe I just put on as big a tinfoil hat as the MensRea/Tien contingent, but that's just what I see...

So while I think this team could absolutely tear things up with the talent they have, I don't expect a Turnaround until they figure the basics out.

Hard to say its Nash's team. He's only played in two games. Dwight is clearly not the same player as of yet and Kobe is doing his thing. I really don't like the who's team is it scenarios too much because that's what tore the Kobe Shaq teams asunder.

I agree there has to be an identity & leader but that where I think it should stop. Then its all about team ball & team defense.

As far as moving Pau to the bench, its sounds good but Pau can be so fragile at times. If he responds correctly it may be a good idea.
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Post#35 Re: A turnaround is always possible
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:15 pm by Jajwanda

I have a good feeling about the Knick game. At least against the Knicks L.A. can put Metta at the 4, Kobe at the 3 and that should help them on the defensive end as well as for spacing the floor. Hopefully that builds momentum to keep the team afloat.
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Post#36 Re: A turnaround is always possible
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:35 pm by IamBBAnalysis

carlquincy wrote:In a way, I'm glad (not really) that we kept losing these close games.

It gives a chance for the team to take a hard look at the problems, mainly defense.

Had we win these games, all the problems would most likely be swept under the rug, and we will be exposed in the playoffs.

Problem now is that we might not even make the playoffs, if things dun turn around soon.


I agree. I think its a good thing that they are working on the defense now. I'm not concerned about making the playoffs...but I am concerned about the guys tuning out the coach if they don't see results though.
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Post#37 NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:17 am by Kobe System

Predict our record after our next 10 games.

vs Philadelphia
@ L.A. Clippers
vs Denver
@ Houston
@ San Antonio
vs Oklahoma City
vs Cleveland
vs Milwaukee
vs Miami
@ Toronto
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Post#38 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:32 am by LAKESHOW

were still hovering around the 500 mark. Im waitin for a serious run. This could be it. We dancin around it, but we need to come together and build tighter chemistry. Its comin along though. Nash is freakin awesome though. He seems to be the key, and hes capable of pullin all the pieces together with his set-up style of play.
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Post#39 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:37 am by Klaas Bruinsma

we can go 7-3 on those 10 games :D
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Post#40 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:44 am by LA_Sports

The way the team has been playing i think a honest prediction would be 6-4. However if the knock off one of the powers the 7-3 is possible.
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Post#41 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:55 am by Kobe System

I am actually predicting 8-2 with the Ls against Clips and Spurs on the road.
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Post#42 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:57 am by dockingsched

holy hell


@ L.A. Clippers
vs Denver
@ Houston
@ San Antonio
vs Oklahoma City

that stretch will let us know if the lakers have turned the corner or if this just isn't the yr.
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Post#43 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:51 am by GeneralNash

Kobe System wrote:Predict our record after our next 10 games.

vs Philadelphia - W
@ L.A. Clippers - ?
vs Denver - W
@ Houston - ?
@ San Antonio - ?
vs Oklahoma City - ?
vs Cleveland - W
vs Milwaukee - W
vs Miami - W
@ Toronto - W


Questionable games to me are Clippers, San Antonio, Houston, and Oklahoma City. Houston because it's a road game and the officiating for LA has been terrible. I think Miami won't be a problem at all. All you have to worry about in Miami is stopping Lebron, and stopping transition buckets. But I like the odds since 6 of those games are at the staples center...including the road game against the clippers.

I'll be optimistic and say 8-2.
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Post#44 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:07 am by EnigmaticProblem

I think we can 7-3, but we can just as easily go 3-7. The next 10 games are going to decide what sort of season we'll have.
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Post#45 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:39 am by MoLakers

I say 6-4 or 5-5. It won't be the lakers if we don't lose to teams we should beat and if we beat teams as the underdog. This is not a make or break stretch. It could be but this group/d'antoni need A LOT more time understanding the offense, defensive rotations, player rotations.. Etc. I won't be too up or too down wherever theyre at. I just hope they play hard and get a little better each game.
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Post#46 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:20 am by hermes

10-0 easy


not even worried about it
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Post#47 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:06 pm by semi-sentient

6-4 at best
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Post#48 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:50 pm by Speedlot

4-6
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Post#49 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:07 pm by AcecardZ

If we play like we did Friday night we can easily go 8-2. If we play like we did Wed night we'll go 4-6. With Nash just returning to the lineup it's hard to know what we can expect night in and night out.

Since Nash's return we've only lost one game and it was a game where we were getting no calls and Dwight was ejected in the 3rd Q at a time when the game was still very winnable.

I say we go 7-3 with a surprise win over Miami in there for good measure. A win against the Clippers would be super sweet also but the way they're playing right now beating them isn't going to be easy.
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Post#50 Re: NEXT 10 GAMES
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:50 pm by DEEP3CL

vs Philadelphia.....W
@ L.A. Clippers.....Gonna be tough, but this is a statement game W or L depends on motivation
vs Denver.....Revenge W
@ Houston.....Gave away last game there but we'll get W
@ San Antonio....2nd of back to back plus we gifted them one already too. W or L depends on motivation
vs Oklahoma City.....Coming off 2 days rest, W
vs Cleveland.....Another gifted win, we'll get this one W
vs Milwaukee.....W
vs Miami....Statement game against league elite on national TV, depends on motivaton could be W or L
@ Toronto.....W or L if they win Heat game, this is let down game.

So by my estimates I give us 6 for sure wins, 6-4 not that bad....means record will possibly be 21-19, That pace is still treading slowly. We gotta go 7-3 or 8-2 which isn't out the realm of reality.
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