D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

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Postby trodgers on Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:19 am

I had us at 44 wins earlier this offseason. I'll consult my spreadsheets later on...but I'm going Over, too.
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Postby Punk-101 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:35 am

Count me in for ovah!
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:40 am

trodgers wrote:Let's put the over/under at 36.

If you take the under and we win more, you're banned from CL for a week per win.
If you take the over and we win fewer, you're banned from CL for a week per win.

Who's in?

I'm in for sure.

36? :man10:

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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby lakersin4 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:13 am

Yeah we won't see a team with Kobe Bryant on it win less than 36 games.. The only possible way that happens is if Kobe is done.. I think Kobe is far from done. I think he's going to once again prove the doubters wrong & come back quicker/better than anyone is projecting. I'll take the over.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby trodgers on Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:22 am

Some people were "putting it out there" with 30-35 (ahem), so I figured it would be good to call 'em on it. :man1:
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Postby Vasashi17 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:15 pm

D'Antoni: King of regular season supremacy and postseason comedy.

I'm picking over....as in, any title shot...

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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:42 pm

trodgers wrote:I had us at 44 wins earlier this offseason. I'll consult my spreadsheets later on...but I'm going Over, too.


Now wait a minute..... You get 36 since you set the o/u at 36

If you want to reset it at 44 that's one thing but to set it at 36 and predict more than 20% over that's not fair.... :man10:
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby Juronimo on Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:52 pm

Under 36.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:56 pm

Vasashi17 wrote:D'Antoni: King of regular season supremacy and postseason comedy.

I'm picking over....as in, any title shot...

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Vash .... all your posts about "Dan", you keep dancing around it and mincing words. You should just stop being so PC and let everyone know how you really feel about him ...... :man9:
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby trodgers on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
trodgers wrote:I had us at 44 wins earlier this offseason. I'll consult my spreadsheets later on...but I'm going Over, too.


Now wait a minute..... You get 36 since you set the o/u at 36

If you want to reset it at 44 that's one thing but to set it at 36 and predict more than 20% over that's not fair.... :man10:

I don't get 36! I'm callin' out the naysayers! I'll go over/under at 44 if you want...just for you though.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby LakerFan1235 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:06 pm

We should do that over/under number for 41 wins. I will go over.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:48 pm

trodgers wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
trodgers wrote:I had us at 44 wins earlier this offseason. I'll consult my spreadsheets later on...but I'm going Over, too.


Now wait a minute..... You get 36 since you set the o/u at 36

If you want to reset it at 44 that's one thing but to set it at 36 and predict more than 20% over that's not fair.... :man10:

I don't get 36! I'm callin' out the naysayers! I'll go over/under at 44 if you want...just for you though.


I'm already on the record.... Over but not by too far.....

This roster could get even more injured than last years...... Or it could reach its ceiling of high 40's

My guess is its another season where the starting line up players together less than 30 games again.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby kblo247 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:03 pm

I agree to the terms

I predict we finish over 500, yep you read right
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Postby dj vitus on Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:50 pm

Absolutely under 36. Teams will cream on us.
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Postby Doc Brown on Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:52 pm

21 and will pass Houston on the last day of season with a convincing win to get into the playoffs. :jam2:
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby CGrand81 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:57 pm

At best 10th seed, it's gonna be a rough year. All eyes on the 2014 plan lol... Please no Melo.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:02 am

48 wins and in the playoffs too.
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Postby 432J on Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:56 am

7th seed at best
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby Justin Bailey on Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:37 am

36? :man10:
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby therealdeal on Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:14 am

Oh I can't wait for this thread when we get into the season. This is going to be good.

36 wins? Geez. When you consider the sheer number of teams actively tanking, the number of teams who are nothing but youth, and the fact that D'Antoni is a far, far better regular season coach than he is anything else... This is going to be funny.

Not to mention, we have the team he wants now off the bench so that he can run. A unit of Farmar/Blake or Young/Johnson/Hill/Kaman might not play a ton of great defense, but they're going to put points on the board in a real hurry.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby karacha on Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:18 am

At least .500. I'm probably being slightly conservative here. Possibly a low playoff spot... that's what I would expect.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby D.B. Cooper on Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:32 pm

Chemistry will be better,team will be healthier, 6 seed.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:32 pm

We won 45 last year with Howard and Kobe playing 90% of the games. Howard's gone and Kobe will be gone for 1/3 of the season or so and probably limited for over 2/3 of it and some of you think we're going to get better?

Pau is a shell of what he was 4 years ago, Nash is 40 and breaking down and our bench isn't much better than last year. Antwan and MWP were replaced by Kaman, Young and Farmar. Not sure thats an upgrade in winning.... athleticism maybe but at least Antwan and MWP KNEW what to do out there most of the time.

I think if we are completely healthy AND Kobe can come back and average 22 or so we can win 40 to 42 games but looking at this realistically I think we'll see injuries to Nash and Pau off and on all season again and we'll be putting different line ups out there on a nightly basis depending on who's ready to go.
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby Finwë on Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:56 pm

Over 36
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Re: D'Antoni says Lakers 'can be better than most people think'

Postby trodgers on Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:02 pm

So...7 wins,Roo?
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