Playoff hopes: ESPN - 39-21 just to make 8th seed

Playoff hopes: ESPN - 39-21 just to make 8th seed

Postby GoldenChocobo on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:49 pm

The Larry O'brien trophy is out of the question right now. This team should focus on saving their faces by making the playoffs. The problem is, LA isn't located on the Eastern end of USA.

Realistically, the Lakers will be battling against teams like Utah, Golden State, Dallas, Houston, and Denver. Can they make the bottom 4 of the West?
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby quartzcharm on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:51 pm

If they continue to play the way they have to this point...No.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby Weezy on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:53 pm

We will make the playoffs, if Kobe is healthy he does not miss the playoffs. Nash will eventually come back and we will make the playoffs. I have no idea what seed, but we are not missing the playoffs, even if that means the front office makes some moves by the deadline to ensure that.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby LakerFan1235 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:54 pm

Right now i envision us getting the 4th seed. Which is still a huge upset of what we all expected for this season.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:54 pm

Even though the team is garbage as is, still have to reserve judgement on their future until Nash comes back. If they are still sucking when he comes back then yeah this team is finished. Would be pretty comical to witness though, 100 mil roster missing the post season :man10:
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby trodgers on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:54 pm

We have a decent chance at a good playoff seeding. It's early.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby 432J on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:55 pm

i'll say 5th seed

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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby lakersyunowin on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:58 pm

my hope for a finals appearance is on life support. we'll probably make the playoffs...no idea what it'll be like though.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby GoldenChocobo on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:59 pm

You guys are more optmistic than I am! :man10:

It is very alarming to see this team choking, losing to lesser teams, and losing to inferior teams at home.

Yes, it is still early, and Nash will return soon (I hope).
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby LakerFan1235 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:00 pm

Wow, who would have thought that the Lakers would lose 10 games before they win 10 games.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby shoe on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:00 pm

Guarnteed we'll make the playoffs....but a championship doesn't seem likely at the moment.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby quartzcharm on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:01 pm

For those that say its early...we're almost 20 games in already. It's not that early anymore. This team has major issues.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby Poooky on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:03 pm

Well we had a team that started 11-19. Granted that was prob 10 years ago. They still made the playoffs.

Imo, our season doesnt start till Nash comes back
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby GoldenKnight on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:03 pm

5th seed, going down to OKC in the WCF
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby GoldenChocobo on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:03 pm

Our longest winning streak thus far is 2 games :freak2:
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby trodgers on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:03 pm

quartzcharm wrote:For those that say its early...we're almost 20 games in already. It's not that early anymore. This team has major issues.

We're not even 1/4 of the way into the season though. And we have had three different coaches. Tonight we didn't have two starters.
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Postby 432J on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:04 pm

Poooky wrote:Well we had a team that started 11-19. Granted that was prob 10 years ago. They still made the playoffs.

Imo, our season doesnt start till Nash comes back

yeah and that team got bounced in the second round

i expect nothing more from this team. if a team with all this talent needs nash to come back in order to win, something is already wrong
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby lakersyunowin on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:05 pm

quartzcharm wrote:For those that say its early...we're almost 20 games in already. It's not that early anymore. This team has major issues.

season is 20% completed. "we're getting close" is really starting to irritate me when i hear it from the coach/players.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:19 pm

Poooky wrote:Well we had a team that started 11-19. Granted that was prob 10 years ago. They still made the playoffs.

Imo, our season doesnt start till Nash comes back


I was going to bring that up, the 02-03 Lakers started 11-19 and finished 50-32 so it's not as though it would be impossible for us to turn it around. It's just highly unlikely if they don't figure out this Howard non sense. It wasn't like we were trading baskets with this team the entire game, we had a strong lead almost the entire way and once the lead dipped into single digits all it took was Hack-a-Howard to lose it.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby artuditu on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:29 pm

432J wrote:if a team with all this talent needs nash to come back in order to win, something is already wrong


I totally agree. Nash was supposed to be a plus, and not suddenly our saviour... TO MAKE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS!!! Are we nuts or what?
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby GoldenKnight on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:32 pm

18 games out of 82, how many games do we have to play until we get it down? 30?
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby pound4pound1 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:35 pm

cant hold leads

cant come back from deficits

can't win on the road

can't hit free throws

can't even get to .500


i cant even think about playoffs right now
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby abeer3 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:37 pm

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:
Poooky wrote:Well we had a team that started 11-19. Granted that was prob 10 years ago. They still made the playoffs.

Imo, our season doesnt start till Nash comes back


I was going to bring that up, the 02-03 Lakers started 11-19 and finished 50-32 so it's not as though it would be impossible for us to turn it around. It's just highly unlikely if they don't figure out this Howard non sense. It wasn't like we were trading baskets with this team the entire game, we had a strong lead almost the entire way and once the lead dipped into single digits all it took was Hack-a-Howard to lose it.


dantoni was right about the previous game, and perhaps the same could be said about tonight: the game was lost before that big run. i dislike the stat geek revolution in basketball, but one thing that morey said that i buy is that good teams don't win close games, they avoid them. this one should have been a laugher with the way the lakers shut down harden. granted, that philosophy really only holds in the regular season, when good teams are significantly better than most of their opponents, but the point stands: it's a 48 minute game, and the lakers failed to capitalize on outplaying their opponent for 42 of those minutes.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby Finwë on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:40 pm

I hope we make the playoffs, yes.
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Re: Playoff hopes?

Postby noobiew on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:40 pm

Anything less than a championship this year will be a failure and disappointed. :disagree:
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