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Post#526 » by hands11 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:49 pm

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hands11 wrote:Hey, whoever the GM is at LAL needs fired. Team spending 100M and they are five games under .500 What kind of pile of crap talentless roster is that ?


Didn't detect green font so... I'll tell you that Kupchak (their idiot GM) has been there since 2000 and has 5 NBA championships under his belt. Of course the Shaq signing and Kobe trade happened under Jerry West's watch but the rings came under him. If he goes, then I don't know under what pretenses EG gets to stay.


But 100M dollar is the most in the league by 13M plus all the associated luxury tax.

What kind of massive failure to be the 19th placed team in the league and 5 games under .500

What excuse can be used to explain that away ?
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Post#527 » by montestewart » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:16 am

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pancakes3 wrote:
hands11 wrote:Hey, whoever the GM is at LAL needs fired. Team spending 100M and they are five games under .500 What kind of pile of crap talentless roster is that ?


Didn't detect green font so... I'll tell you that Kupchak (their idiot GM) has been there since 2000 and has 5 NBA championships under his belt. Of course the Shaq signing and Kobe trade happened under Jerry West's watch but the rings came under him. If he goes, then I don't know under what pretenses EG gets to stay.


But 100M dollar is the most in the league by 13M plus all the associated luxury tax.

What kind of massive failure to be the 19th placed team in the league and 5 games under .500

What excuse can be used to explain that away ?

They have a plan, hands11, and it's working like kraftwork. Give it time, wait until everyone's healthy. The key is Jodie Meeks. He needs to be more consistent from beyond the ark (he averages .400 from the 3 in wins, only .329 in losses). If he can become the player they hoped for and so many of us here were predicting he would be at the beginning of the year, put a lock on the Lady Byng Trophy.
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Post#528 » by hands11 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:44 am

Hmm, waiting on a Jodie to save the day. Are we sure that isn't Joe D because not sure a Jodie can do it though I think I will lock my back door when I leave the house.

But they have Nash, Kobe, Howard, and Paul Gastol and the leader the men AJ.
Support players of MWP and Jordan Hill

And they are 5 games under .500

Maybe its the coach.
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Post#529 » by closg00 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:04 pm

montestewart wrote:
What excuse can be used to explain that away?
They have a plan, hands11, and it's working like kraftwork. Give it time, wait until everyone's healthy. The key is Jodie Meeks. He needs to be more consistent from beyond the ark (he averages .400 from the 3 in wins, only .329 in losses). If he can become the player they hoped for and so many of us here were predicting he would be at the beginning of the year, put a lock on the Lady Byng Trophy.


Don't worry, the green font wasn't necessary :wink:
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Post#530 » by FAH1223 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:15 pm

hands11 wrote:What excuse can be used to explain that away ?


They play no defense whatsoever. Kobe and Metta are horrible at leaving guys open for uncontested shots, they don't help the helper, and they don't hustle. Their younger guys play hard and hustle (Hill, Clark, Meeks, Morris), Howard isn't himself, and Gasol isn't the same guy he was even this past summer in the Olympics.

Mike Brown had the Lakers play some inspired defense last season and they were pretty solid... they just couldn't score. I think they'd be a middle of the pack defensive team if they kept him and just let Nash be the offensive coordinator.
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Post#531 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:46 pm

After they unfairly fired Brown after only a handful of games with a new roster and many injured players, the guy I thought had the Lakers playing well is Bernie Bickerstaff. Just like Brooklyn and Indiana before them appear to be sticking with the interim coach, I think the Lakers would have been better off keeping Bickerstaff as head coach.

FAH1223, they would have done just as well as they're doing now overall with Mike Brown. I agree. They were hard to watch at times offensively, but they did care about defense under Brown.

What is really incredible about the Lakers is that as World Peace goes, so go the Lakers. When he is on the court they are 20 points better per 100 possession.

http://www.82games.com/1213/12LAL9.HTM

With MWP, per 100 possessions the Lakers outscore opposition roughly 114-105. (+9) Without MWP they are outscored roughly 103-114. (-11) That is a net of 20 points difference. He is that much better than his replacement and they are that dependent on his good play.
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Post#532 » by Ruzious » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:11 pm

montestewart wrote:
hands11 wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:Didn't detect green font so... I'll tell you that Kupchak (their idiot GM) has been there since 2000 and has 5 NBA championships under his belt. Of course the Shaq signing and Kobe trade happened under Jerry West's watch but the rings came under him. If he goes, then I don't know under what pretenses EG gets to stay.


But 100M dollar is the most in the league by 13M plus all the associated luxury tax.

What kind of massive failure to be the 19th placed team in the league and 5 games under .500

What excuse can be used to explain that away ?

They have a plan, hands11, and it's working like kraftwork. Give it time, wait until everyone's healthy. The key is Jodie Meeks. He needs to be more consistent from beyond the ark (he averages .400 from the 3 in wins, only .329 in losses). If he can become the player they hoped for and so many of us here were predicting he would be at the beginning of the year, put a lock on the Lady Byng Trophy.

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Post#533 » by deneem4 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:27 pm

Lakers play 3-2 on defense....
Nash (defend passing lanes)
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Howard (on kobe side)
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Post#534 » by Ruzious » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:44 pm

deneem4 wrote:Lakers play 3-2 on defense....
Nash (defend passing lanes)
Kobe (cant tell him what to do)
Peace (play strong side)
Clark (energy...hustle)
Howard (on kobe side)
pau kobe and nash should never be on court together....lakers defensive problems solved.

Yeah, just put Jamison in there for Pau, and their defensive problems are history.
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Post#535 » by hands11 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:21 pm

Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:After they unfairly fired Brown after only a handful of games with a new roster and many injured players, the guy I thought had the Lakers playing well is Bernie Bickerstaff. Just like Brooklyn and Indiana before them appear to be sticking with the interim coach, I think the Lakers would have been better off keeping Bickerstaff as head coach.

FAH1223, they would have done just as well as they're doing now overall with Mike Brown. I agree. They were hard to watch at times offensively, but they did care about defense under Brown.

What is really incredible about the Lakers is that as World Peace goes, so go the Lakers. When he is on the court they are 20 points better per 100 possession.

http://www.82games.com/1213/12LAL9.HTM

With MWP, per 100 possessions the Lakers outscore opposition roughly 114-105. (+9) Without MWP they are outscored roughly 103-114. (-11) That is a net of 20 points difference. He is that much better than his replacement and they are that dependent on his good play.


Well good thing he isn't injured because it sounds like they would suck even worse. Maybe they would be like 15 games under .500 and it only cost them 100M dollars. As for Mike D'Antoni. Man, I am sure glad we didn't sign him. Sounds like he is forcing his system on them. They would be best to just give it to Nash and Kobe and get out of the way. Let them do their thing.
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Post#536 » by queridiculo » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:10 am

hands11 wrote:
But 100M dollar is the most in the league by 13M plus all the associated luxury tax.

What kind of massive failure to be the 19th placed team in the league and 5 games under .500

What excuse can be used to explain that away ?


You can't argue with the talent on the court, though obviously their production isn't anywhere near where it should be.

Hiring D'Antoni over Phil Jackson was probably the most epic blunder the Lakers FO committed.

Jackson would have formed a team out of that hodgepodge of characters. After that Knicks disaster it should have been obvious that D'Antoni isn't up to the task of team building.
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Post#537 » by sashae » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:32 pm

The D'Antoni hire mystifies me. The Lakers' problem wasn't scoring, it was defense, and that was largely due to Howard tottering around like the Mummy and Kobe saving all of his energy for the offensive end. You can't blame Brown for that.

Credit to Kobe for playing as well as he is this year, but anyone ignoring his defensive failings has blinders on. I will say I'm amazingly impressed at how MWP has gotten his act together this year and last -- he really looked like his career was tailing off til that miracle 3 in the finals against Boston, and since then is back to nearly the same level of defensive wolverine he was with Indiana. Impressive stuff.
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Post#538 » by pancakes3 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:57 pm

The offense wasn't wowing anyone either.

The problem is Kobe. Well, the biggest problem is MWP but the fixable problem is Kobe. MWP can't play any better but Kobe can play differently. Kobe refuses to budge from the top of the key where he can shoot or create. That's Nash's spot. Crowding 2 guys up top forces the PF to be in the corner in order to create space. If Kobe would go to the corner opposite the SF, it allows the pnr game to open up in the middle with the C as weakside cleanup. However, with 2 guys at the top of the key, it's too crowded to run pnrs and instead of a true D'Antoni offense it degenerates into Kobe playing (terrific) hero-ball and completely nullifies Nash.

Defensively, it's pretty simple. MWP is too slow to guard SF's, Kobe is a ball-watcher, and Nash is nash. Howard can erase mistakes but he can't be 2 places at once. There's probably very little talking out there as Howard is supposed to be the one barking out orders but he isn't due to him feeling it's not his team with Kobe out there. It's just a mess. It's a clash of egos and you need someone to sit them all down and clear the air. It's as simple as that, and it's also probably one of the hardest things ever.
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Post#539 » by miller31time » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:52 am

Bulls just held Atlanta to 20 points....at the half. 21% shooting for Hotlanta.

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Post#540 » by AFM » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:46 am

5 points in the second quarter haw haw.
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Post#541 » by hands11 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:45 am

Charlotte is going to get it together any minute now.

I knew MKG was a better option the Beal.

Another blunder by Ted/EG

Should have listened to the board. Just like we should have sold out everything we had for Kanter.

When will they learn.

I doubt Wall makes it though next game. You can see they rushed him back. That knee is going to give out any minutes now. Major surgery ahead. Probably miss all of next year.
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Post#542 » by montestewart » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:16 am

hands11 wrote:Charlotte is going to get it together any minute now.

I knew MKG was a better option the Beal.

Another blunder by Ted/EG

Should have listened to the board. Just like we should have sold out everything we had for Kanter.

When will they learn.

I doubt Wall makes it though next game. You can see they rushed him back. That knee is going to give out any minutes now. Major surgery ahead. Probably miss all of next year.

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Post#543 » by DaRealHibachi » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:24 am

hands11 wrote:Charlotte is going to get it together any minute now.

I knew MKG was a better option the Beal.

Another blunder by Ted/EG

Should have listened to the board. Just like we should have sold out everything we had for Kanter.

When will they learn.

I doubt Wall makes it though next game. You can see they rushed him back. That knee is going to give out any minutes now. Major surgery ahead. Probably miss all of next year.


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Post#544 » by dangermouse » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:57 am

hands11 wrote:Charlotte is going to get it together any minute now.

I knew MKG was a better option the Beal.

Another blunder by Ted/EG

Should have listened to the board. Just like we should have sold out everything we had for Kanter.

When will they learn.


MKG went #2, we had #3.....

I doubt Wall makes it though next game. You can see they rushed him back. That knee is going to give out any minutes now. Major surgery ahead. Probably miss all of next year.


What are you basing this on?
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Post#545 » by closg00 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:23 pm

Boston has been on a tear, 6-game winning streak, Green and Sullinger have been good role-players.
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