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Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:12 am
by TreyKincade
Only thing that stops Lakers from making the playoffs is a major injury to Lebron or AD

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:13 am
by itsme23
Even if you don’t like the raptors it must be refreshing to see a team win it without stars clamouring to play for them and that team going for every big free agent name every year.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:13 am
by Forbes
Lol is this because you’re blind? Serious question

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:13 am
by lonzo_pelota
yoyoboy wrote:
JohnPferdelack wrote:Rondo, Lance and Kuz will be back.
Calm down, bro.

They better pray Rondo and Lance won't be back. People don't seem to realize how much Rondo especially hurt the Lakers last year with his inefficient ball dominance, garbage defense, and terrible fit next to LeBron.


they better bring javale back

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:13 am
by whatisacenter
Good one!

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:13 am
by Ramed Nazored
C3H6N6O6 wrote:
SFour wrote:AD is injury prone...it's definitely possible if they build a top heavy team & AD goes down during the season.

You have Kawhi as you avi. Stop talking about AD being injury prone while having that avi.


The difference being, and maybe it's just a subtle one, is that Kawhi is a two time champ and Finals MVP, while AD has never made it past the second round of the Playoffs.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:13 am
by Spens1
We missed the playoffs mostly due to the saga that was the trade talks (look at our post deadline record, its horrific).

I don't think we're going to get the same poor roster construction, i'm expecting shooters and a lot of them.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:13 am
by spikeslovechild
Both Lebron and AD teams were lotto this year. It really depends on how they fill out the roster but there isn't much there. I am not as sold on Lebron as this board is the decline is real

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:17 am
by Swish1906
They are still not a lock to make the playoffs, the FA is going to be a huge factor and it will also depend who the Lakers are able to get. AD also loves to miss his is 18-19 games each year and Lebron is going to meet father time at age 35 for sure.

Clippers getting Kawhi (and maybe Butler)
Mavs get Kemba
Kings get Vuce (and are ultra deep)
Lebron and AD missing 10+ games....

And then they are out of the playoffs...so yeah it COULD happen.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 am
by SFour
Ramed Nazored wrote:
C3H6N6O6 wrote:
SFour wrote:AD is injury prone...it's definitely possible if they build a top heavy team & AD goes down during the season.

You have Kawhi as you avi. Stop talking about AD being injury prone while having that avi.


The difference being, and maybe it's just a subtle one, is that Kawhi is a two time champ and Finals MVP, while AD has never made it past the second round of the Playoffs.


and as many Raptors fans have learned this season, the journey to a championship is very tasking mentally and physically. AD hasn't proven that his body can last for 20+ playoff games, which is needed to win a championship. Kawhi has done it twice already.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:21 am
by Brandon_Roy
NOP had a terrible medical staff, but these things never get looked at below the surface

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:22 am
by youngthegiant
Yea it's in the cards. The West isn't getting worse and if Lebron goes down for any number of games, Davis has shown he can't put a team on his back and carry them.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:22 am
by An Unbiased Fan
Keep in mind LA still have lots of cap space and a new coach. They'll be a Top 4 seed at worst, but I say Top 2.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 am
by will
Can AD actually make it through the season healthy?!?!?!?!?

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 am
by dan-man
facothomas22 wrote:I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs,even after trading for Anthony Davis.Anthony Davis didn't help his team win games in New Orleans and Lebron James is past his prime.The Lakers now have no depth since they have traded most of their young core.Also the Lakers have Frank Vogel as their coach.How is this team a actual playoff team? At most,they will likely win next year is 43 games,which isn't enough for the western conference.


You ret@rded Son.

S2 - Stop with the personal attacks.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:26 am
by THE J0KER
With LBJ+AD missing less than 30 games - NO WAY they missing playoff!

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:28 am
by Harcore Fenton Mun
I doubt they miss the playoffs. However I'm not sure how it's all going to look.

Lebron's going to be 35 by the playoffs, AD's prone to missing games. Lebron's the descending Alpha, AD's mostly green when it comes to the post season. Is AD capable of leading them in a deep playoff run, I'm not sure yet.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:28 am
by Madhouse
They'll be a top 3 or top 4 seed and won't make the Finals.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:29 am
by Kalela
Rich Michmond wrote:High risk, high reward thread

:lol: Thanks for making me laughing, man.

Re: I still see the Lakers missing the playoffs

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:29 am
by RoyceDa59
It’s more likely the win the entire championship. You need to pause for half a second and think just how DOMINANT LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be on the court at the same time. Best 1-2 punch we’ve seen since Kobe Shaq and that includes Durant-Curry and James-Wade.


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