The OPTIMISM THREAD!

The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby therealdeal on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:39 pm

HEEYOOO we're back ladies and gents. This is the thread for those high thinkers pun not necessarily intended!

The season is a long ways a way, but this off-season is suddenly filled with a great number of plausible whatifs! A few months ago if anyone had said "what if the Lakers make a run at LeBron this summer??" most of us would call that person LAKEROC. But suddenly we've got the cap space, we've got an argument, and we have an outside shot at it!

Our pick isn't in the top 3 like it should have been, but at #7 we've got a shot at a real stud. Smart? Randle? Maybe Embiid or Exum falls? Maybe a dark horse candidate like Gordon or Payton? Either way worst case scenario we get a young asset. Best case scenario we get a young beast of a player who is willing to work his buns off for us!

It's been a rocky ride getting here, but it's time folks! The hill goes up from here, not down!
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:45 pm

and I am optimistic that we break the door down and return to glory THIS season.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby therealdeal on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:45 pm

:jam2:
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby Weezy on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:48 pm

I agree that we've got nowhere to go but up and that the journey up should be starting tomorrow. I believe we will make a good draft choice, looking forward to watching that big time. I'm also hopeful for a relatively healthy season for Kobe. If we get a good player in the draft, Kobe has a good season, and we sign at least one quality free agent, I will be happy. Oh and if we somehow got rid of Nash without giving up our pick, I'd be thrilled.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby jlkr on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:48 pm

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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby lotus on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Nash is in the last year of his contract.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby LakeShow85 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:21 pm

Everyone takes a paycut.... :bow:

We draft Smart or Randle, resign everyone from last year, sign Isaiah Thomas, hire Scott as coach, Hollins as defensive assistant, hopefully get Kobe back to 100% of 2012-2013, somehow sign Melo and we're coming out the West. :jam2:

PG: Nash :bang: /Farmar/Thomas/Smart?
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PF: Pau/Hill/Kelly/Randle?
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:26 pm

My optimism.

People will start getting banned for wanting Pau back.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby LakeShow85 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Doc Brown wrote:My optimism.

People will start getting banned for wanting Pau back.


NEVER!!! :man2:
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby TIME on Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:39 pm

I am cautiously optimistic that LeBron will want no part of the Western Conference and will sign in Miami, Cleveland, or preferably in the Euro league.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:06 pm

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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby scissors on Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:25 pm

I'm optimistic that we'll have a better season than last year.

Also the deep draft. I think whoever we get he will become a star in this league. Possibly a superstar.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby pound4pound1 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:37 pm

our coaching situation right now is better than it was 3 months ago :jam2:
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby Savory Griddles on Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:45 pm

My puppy is now big enough to wear a Lakers shirt I bought for him a few months ago. :sing:
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:55 pm

Reserving a spot for page 1 will edit later. Of course will need to come up with some Kobe centric best case scenario bleep to really make it like…… well yeah…..if all "that" happened we are in for a hell of ride ring or not, no embarrassments. :jam2:
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby Barnstable on Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:39 pm

TIME wrote:I am cautiously optimistic that LeBron will want no part of the Western Conference and will sign in Miami, Cleveland, or preferably in the Euro league.


:man10: :jam2: :bow:

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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:16 pm

Wow Barns. LeBron has always spoken highly of you. :man10:
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby laakers on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:14 pm

I'm confident that whoever we draft will be a darn good player... Vonleh, Randle, Smart, anyone, I don't care who it is, he'll be good, only because he's gonna be lucky enough to land in Los Angeles, the best sports franchise in the world. :jam2:
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby Barnstable on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:21 pm

laakers wrote:I'm confident that whoever we draft will be a darn good player... Vonleh, Randle, Smart, anyone, I don't care who it is, he'll be good, only because he's gonna be lucky enough to land in Los Angeles, the best sports franchise in the world. :jam2:


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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:45 pm

im optimistic cause basically I am always optimistic.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby southbaylakers72 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:49 pm

Are u kidding these are the lakers, even able to put together a team in the Dirac, ceballos, van excel, jones days. We are starting with Kobe with two years off and hungry for 6? Lakers on the rise. Feel it.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby Frank Dux on Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:54 pm

Optimism? haven't seen much of that around here since we found out or draft seeding.

I'm optimistic about a few things.

1. We'll see a new(ish) team next season. Who knows who will be wearing our colors. That's exciting.
2. I'm optimistic that next season won't be as bad as our last two.
3. Stoked to find out which rookie we get tomorrow.
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby Helljumper on Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:00 pm

I've finally convinced myself to be okay with any of the possible draft outcomes (assuming of course that WE don't do something very stupid).
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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby Frank Dux on Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:36 pm

Helljumper wrote:I've finally convinced myself to be okay with any of the possible draft outcomes (assuming of course that WE don't do something very stupid).


"With the 7th pick in the 2014 draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select Doug McDermott"


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Re: The OPTIMISM THREAD!

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:03 am

Frank Dux wrote:
Helljumper wrote:I've finally convinced myself to be okay with any of the possible draft outcomes (assuming of course that WE don't do something very stupid).


"With the 7th pick in the 2014 draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select Doug McDermott"


:man1:

or we steal the "white guy" from Utah :bow:
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