Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles?

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Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles?

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Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#1 » by AJ_Joseph » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:08 pm

Los Angeles Clippers Depth Chart:

G - Patrick Beverley | Lou Williams
G - Landry Shamet | Rodney McGruder | Jerome Robinson
F - Kawhi Leonard | Moe Harkless | Terance Mann
F - Paul George | JayMychal Green
C - Ivaca Zubac | Montrezl Harrell | Mfiondu Kabengele

Los Angeles Lakers Depth Chart:

G - Rajon Rondo | Quinn Cook | Alex Caruso
G - Danny Green | Avery Bradley | Troy Daniels
F - LeBron James | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
F - Anthony Davis | Kyle Kuzma | Jared Dudley
C - DeMarcus Cousins | Javale McGee
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#2 » by Jay 20 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:18 pm

I'd give the edge to the Rams over the Chargers

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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#3 » by Chandan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:23 pm

if everyone are healthy it's not really close.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#4 » by Vae Victus » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:41 pm

Chandan wrote:if everyone are healthy it's not really close.


If everyone is healthy, does that mean Boogie at 80%+ of his prime self?

That's pretty much the only way for the Lakers to be better than Clippers.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#5 » by clyde21 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:46 pm

Lakers have the better star duo but the Clippers are a deeper team that fits better, i'll go Clip City.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#6 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:47 pm

Vae Victus wrote:
Chandan wrote:if everyone are healthy it's not really close.


If everyone is healthy, does that mean Boogie at 80%+ of his prime self?

That's pretty much the only way for the Lakers to be better than Clippers.


Boogie averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds a game last season. That is coming off an injury and, understandably so, being out of shape.

Now, he has a proper off-season where he reports that he is 100%, in great shape, and getting stronger.

If he average 18 and 10, the Lakers are better. Also, Lakers have far better rim protection than the Clippers. And Landry Shamet? Seriously? I'll take Danny Green.

Also, Pat Beverly is crazy. Good thing that Rondo is too.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#7 » by Whopper_Sr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:47 pm

Lakers. They would dispatch the Clippers in 5 in the playoffs.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#8 » by NBAWestFan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:47 pm

Just let them Play. Lebron should play less games not more as he is aging 60 a season and not try to be an MVP.
But come Playoffs he needs to be ready.

AD should try to play 60 to 65
Demarcus 60
Kuzma 70 plus
Green 60 to 65
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#9 » by ClipsFanSince98 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:48 pm

Because we don't already have 9 threads on this topic lol.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#10 » by gst8 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:49 pm

Shamet is going to be the X factor.

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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#11 » by mickie » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:49 pm

tsirigoj wrote:Now, he has a proper off-season where he reports that he is 100%, in great shape, and getting stronger.


of course he wll say he's a 100% or else no one will sign him. Boogie's just another ring chaser. #karma
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#12 » by gst8 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:50 pm

NBAWestFan wrote:Just let them Play. Lebron should play less games not more as he is aging 60 a season and not try to be an MVP.
But come Playoffs he needs to be ready.

AD should try to play 60 to 65
Demarcus 60
Kuzma 70 plus
Green 60 to 65


Lakers don’t have the depth to for these guys to be missing 20 games each.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#13 » by TheDoors24 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:51 pm

James/AD/Boogie/Kuz vs. Kawhi/George/Sweet Lou/Pat

i don't know whos gonna win but with good health this will be one hell of a year and potential playoff series.

Though i'd take LA's top players. Clippers on paper got more depth.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#14 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:51 pm

mickie wrote:
tsirigoj wrote:Now, he has a proper off-season where he reports that he is 100%, in great shape, and getting stronger.


of course he wll say he's a 100% or else no one will sign him. Boogie's just another ring chaser. #karma


You do understand he's already signed, right?

Nowhere in his contract does it say he HAS to be 100% at the start of the season.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#15 » by Benedict_Boozer » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:53 pm

I like the Clippers roster better, but come playoff time their front court scares me.

When the game slows down can LAC slow down a guy like Davis from just going ham on them? Even gimpy Cousins can be a load if your only answer is Zubac.

For the Lakers they really need to get another wing - Iggy is almost a must have for them or LAC will take them out. You can't have Lebron tasked with chasing George or Leonard, you need another guy who can cover them and not be a zero on offense.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#16 » by TheDoors24 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:53 pm

clyde21 wrote:Lakers have the better star duo but the Clippers are a deeper team that fits better, i'll go Clip City.


Kuzma and Boogie can be X factors.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#17 » by winstoned » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 pm

If it was a best 2 out of 3 with players at 100% healthy, I’d go Lakers. With LeBron turning 35 in 5 months and injury history, have to say Clippers.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#18 » by Benedict_Boozer » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:58 pm

Also the other elephant in the room is really - how good Lebron will be, at that 34/35 range guys can fall off quick.

Lebron is arguably one of the best athletes of all time, so he will still likely be a beast - but the margin between him and Kawhi could be the difference. Kawhi with his injury issues, Lebron with his age issues - might just come down to that.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#19 » by KyRo23 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:00 pm

winstoned wrote:If it was a best 2 out of 3 with players at 100% healthy, I’d go Lakers. With LeBron turning 35 in 5 months and injury history, have to say Clippers.

Why does everyone keep saying this lol "injury history"

I get that groin injuries can linger, but after he came back, it was basically a non issue and he has had plenty of time off. LeBron is the definition of an NBA Iron Man.

Unless you meant Lakers overall injury history, I apologize.
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Re: Who's the Better Team in Los Angeles? 

Post#20 » by Official » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:02 pm

The Clippers Depth is overstated. Just because you put Harrell and Williams on the bench and have more sub-par players in Zubac and Bev starting does not mean you have more depth. Your depth includes the strength of your starting lineup.

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