The Rock wrote:You guys still think this team is gonna be competitive huh? Lol
I don't think anyone here really believes we're winning a title this season. I think most would agree that we will fight to make the playoffs again, depending on how long Kobe is out, and how he looks when he returns. Us thinking we will have a team out there with players that like eachother and thus being more fun to watch doesn't mean we think we'll be competitive. Thinking we won't have a season with all the infighting and drama making us at least optimistic to cheer for our team doesn't mean we think we'll be seriously competitive. I think you're confusing looking for the positive in a season that feels lost before it starts, or looking for possible little building blocks for the future in what we're doing as thinking we're going to win anything significant.
Our roster isn't the greatest, it isn't even finished being put together, but I think this team can't be much worse than last season if we just add a decent SF and PF from here. At the very least we've added players that want to be here and represent the franchise and have pride about being Lakers. We can also hope to not be hit so hard by injury again, if Nash, Pau, and Hill can just stay on the court this season that's a plus right there, they all missed a ton of games last season. I obviously think we're gonna lose a lot of games because many teams are better than ours, but I don't think all the confusion, finger pointing, infighting, and drama will come with it, so I can handle that. I do not think we have gotten significantly
worse than last season (or that that many teams got that much better that weren't already better than us anyway) though, because i don't believe we can be hit that hard by injury again, the great player we lost in Dwight was a guy that never really wanted to be here and rarely gave us his best effort, and lastly, good chemistry might even win us a few games along the way.