I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

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Postby Barnstable on Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:53 pm

This second unit is 1,000,000X better than last year
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby karacha on Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:29 pm

So much better. This is the first time in a while that I actually want to see bench players on the floor.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:39 pm

Are you saying....... dare I say it...... the BENCH MOB is back? :man1:
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:57 pm

karacha wrote:So much better. This is the first time in a while that I actually want to see bench players on the floor.


:man10: Me too. I kept waiting for them to come in again in the 2nd half tonight of our last pre-season game, and the starting lineup was playing well in the 3rd quarter.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby CarFlagChris on Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:05 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:Are you saying....... dare I say it...... the BENCH MOB is back? :man1:


We should have the energy to keep up with teams like the Clippers and a deep bench with players.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:23 am

Way more fun to watch ? Yes , better ? No ... this is going to be the worst Lakers defensive team since the 2004-2005 one
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby Weezy on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:37 am

Our bench plays better defense than our starters, most of our starters seem incapable of playing D.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:42 am

^^^^ principles are bad ... a lot of unecessary double teams with the help coming from the strong side , no defensive anchor ( Pau's laziness is just mind-blowing) , rebounding is an issue ... at least the bench players have the speed and athleticism to cover a decent part of their mistakes
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:42 am

^^^^ principles are bad ... a lot of unecessary double teams with the help coming from the strong side , no defensive anchor ( Pau's laziness is just mind-blowing) , rebounding is an issue ... at least the bench players have the speed and athleticism to cover a decent part of their mistakes
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby Barnstable on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:07 pm

Yeah.... as I said... we're better this year.

And this isn't just about winning the opener against one of the teams everyone touts as top 3 in the league. It's about showing that we are better in preseason too. This game was just the cherry on top.

People on CL are still really underselling how much we improved our second unit and the importance of Chemistry. The second unit is at least as good as the starters or better (till Kobe gets back).
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby Weezy on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:18 pm

I'm not taking much, if anything, away from one game, but if this team is going to play that hard, and that together, even if we lose a bunch I can get behind these guys. We might lose as much, or more than last season, but again, if these guys are going to go that hard on defense, share the ball like that with eachother, play with absolute Laker pride, I will enjoy them more than that joke of a team last season. Jordan Hill diving on the floor for offensive rebounds makes me more proud of this team than anything that huge crybaby diva did for us last season.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby karacha on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:20 pm

Much better. Youth, athleticism, chemistry.

In the worst case, this team is more entertaining.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby GoldenKnight on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:27 pm

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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby charvin on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:31 pm

76 bench points, yowza.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby ElginTheGreat on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:39 pm

That was the most enjoyable game I have watched us play in at least 2 or 3 years.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:44 pm

Didn't we only score 76 bench points total last season?
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby Toklat on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:02 pm

The upside for this team is incredible. We are just going to keep getting better as they get more court time together. People seem hesitant to believe because they don't want to be disappointed. I say get behind the team 100% and don't hold anything back. Lakers are it.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby therealdeal on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:05 pm

Doc Brown wrote:Didn't we only score 76 bench points total last season?

I thought that was our average points per game.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby MC on Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:50 am

Better? no I don't think so talent wise.......... more heart? absolutely......not even close.

In the end we are going to be a team that lives by the jumper or dies by the jumper ........ we will get wins like last night but we are going to have some rough ones too me thinks because of it ......

Only time will tell but if we continue to out-hustle the more talented teams we will give them fits.....especially if they take us lightly.....

I think one thing that is benefiting them so far is the fact there IS no one guy out there to shutdown....you really have no clue who might go off on you when facing them...... Doc for instance is good at taking your #1 option away as a coach....well who is this teams #1 option right now without Bryant on the floor? that complicates things for teams that want to trap and take out a scorer lol

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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby purp n gold on Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:53 am

What I think I learned vs. the Clippers: Given our players and system, our 2nd unit is probably better than most other teams' 2nd units.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby therealdeal on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:10 am

purp n gold wrote:What I think I learned vs. the Clippers: Given our players and system, our 2nd unit is probably better than most other teams' 2nd units.

Our second unit is also better than our starters.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby Lakerjones on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:12 am

therealdeal wrote:
purp n gold wrote:What I think I learned vs. the Clippers: Given our players and system, our 2nd unit is probably better than most other teams' 2nd units.

Our second unit is also better than our starters.


I agree.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby Lakerjones on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:13 am

Barnstable wrote:This second unit is 1,000,000X better than last year


Now I totally agree with you on this sentiment Barnstable.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:17 am

MC wrote:Better? no I don't think so talent wise.......... more heart? absolutely......not even close.

In the end we are going to be a team that lives by the jumper or dies by the jumper ........ we will get wins like last night but we are going to have some rough ones too me thinks because of it ......

Only time will tell but if we continue to out-hustle the more talented teams we will give them fits.....especially if they take us lightly.....

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LobCity lol ....MobCity lol..... whatever.....more like OURCity as in Lakers ahahahhahahahha


This teams depth has greatly voided any drop in "talent" that was.

A center who is incapable of creating his own shot and hitting free throws.

An aging defender who gets lost in his own land.

After that, Jamison? A perennial streaky journeyman who made the all-star team some ages ago.
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Re: I'm Callin' it... This team is better than last year

Postby Battle Tested20 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:20 am

Doc Brown wrote:Didn't we only score 76 bench points total last season?

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