JellosJigglin wrote: JGOJustin wrote:
I'm not on the playoff bandwagon but if you think they got worse, you're either hatin or just clueless. Take your pick.
PG: Russell ---> Lonzo TBD (personally I already see it as an upgrade)
SG: Young ---> contract year KCP UPGRADE
SF: Deng/rookie Ingram ---> soph Ingram UPGRADE
PF: Randle ---> contract year Randle TBD
C: Mozgov/Black ---> contract year Lopez UPGRADE
At worst, they've upgraded 3 of the 5 starting positions, and possibly all 5.
Yeah well...we legit don't know if ANY of what you said is true.
D'Lo avg 15/5/6 last year including almost 20 a game post all star break. That's going to be pretty hard to match.
You don't know what a "Contract year KCP" looks like. He was mediocre in Detroit last year and is going to a worse team.
You don't know if "Soph ingram" is going to take a leap. You don't know what that looks like.
You don't know what "Contract year Randle" Looks like fam.
Brook lopez is good, but you don't know how he'll look like playing with the aforementioned. Ingram was so bad last year that he could improve, and still not contribute to wins. We don't know. Randle still hasnt proved that he can contribute to winning. So at the end of the day, you're doing a lot of hoping and assuming. All of what you said could be true, but it's just as likely that it isn't.
Nick young became a two way player under Luke, D'Lo was really good last year, Lou Williams was awesome under luke, no one on the team right now is as good as Lou Williams or D'Lo but somehow they ALREADY got better.
But I do know.
Don't know why you're bringing up DLo when I said "TBD". Say what you want about Young's defense, he couldn't guard PG's like KCP can. I've seen enough from Ingram to know he's better. Your knowledge will catch up with mine eventually. I know I don't know what "contract year Randle looks like". That's why I said "TBD". Read. Lopez is an upgrade over Mozgov any way you slice it.
You're biased. You don't know. KCP was averaging 14 a game last year on barely 40% shooting. That is not an upgrade over Lou or NY. He shot a career high 35% from 3 last year. At the very least, KCP being an upgrade that contributes to wins is a TBD.
And you can't possibly say you've seen enough to KNOW Unequivocally that Ingram will be better to the point where he's affecting wins. Being better and contributing to wins aren't the same thing. He was awful for most of last season, and only started looking "better" when they were playing him like 40 min a night in games that didn't even matter. He's played in ONE summer league game. You haven't seen anything that says for sure he's going to make a giant leap and start affecting wins. To say you have is flat out bias man.
And Lopez is indeed an upgrade over Timo and any other big post Pau, but if everyone else is a downgrade (Which is a very real possibility if you take your laker blinders off) then Lopez being better won't matter much in terms of wins.
Learn something lol