The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

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Postby 432J on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:53 pm

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Postby Lakerjones on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:53 pm

A win is a win is a win. And this one was a convincing one (minus the unnecessary turnovers). Good to finally see a W again! Whew, did we ever need this.
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Postby DanielBeltz24 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:55 pm

We played really well as a team tonight. Glad Jamison found his stroke again. Hopefully we go on a 10+ game win streak.
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Postby karacha on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:57 pm

I really liked the energy. Guys played with heart and it shows. Dwight makes our D better.

Earl Clark.

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Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:59 pm

Blazers lost so the Lakers are only four games back.
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Postby Weezy on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:04 pm

11 shots for Dwight, 14 shots for Kobe, you'd hope for that balance a lot more often, just need the rest of the team to step up for it to happen more. Nash with 10 and 9, Earl Clark with another good game, Morris with 14, and Antwan freakin Jamison returned from the land of the dead to add 16. Can't expect that kind of team effort all the time, but for one night it's great. We also held a team under 100 points, I'd forgotten what that felt like.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:07 pm

Good game all around. Very positive going forward. Hopefully something to build on...
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Postby Finwë on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:17 pm

Great to see Howard back.
Clark could fill in for Hill just fine the way he's playing
4th quarter rest for Kobe, and low minutes for the stars overall
Great bench production -> Morris & Jamison especially (keep hitting those 3s 'Tawn!)
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Postby Ariza3 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:39 pm

i think if dantoni sticks with this rotation than the guys will get comfortable with eachother on D and O and we'll really start jelling.

i liked clark starting and i think his energy and youth will really help us. he doesnt demand his "touches" he just goes out there and plays his game and works hard. he shoots well and plays way better d than pau. he also passes pretty well too showing off his past guard skills. im all for clark starting and pau playing backup C if clark keeps it up. pau will prob still start but i really think clark should.

play pau off the bench and limit his minutes in his first game back like most teams do when a player comes back from injury and if clark does well and pau does off the bench than why not? time to try and continue to try whats working...clark starting is working and hes more reliable for those jumpers and 3's imo thus leaving more space for dwight and better paint d. he brings that athleticism our team needs and honestly the 4 is the spot we needed it too
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Postby Ariza3 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:25 am

“@forumbluegold: Lakers starting lineup played 19 minutes together tonight. OEff of 111.0, DEff of 97.4, OReb% of 50%, played at a pace of 99 possessions.”
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Postby Juronimo on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:46 am

Nice game tonight, especially on D. I'm very impressed with Earl Clark.

Hopefully this play will continue.
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Postby Nashty Gal on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:50 am

aside from that ugly turnover stretch.. we looked pretty good! hopefully they found something clicking that will continue. I'm not trying to get too excited about clark, although I am, but he's been solid :jam2:
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Postby Ariza3 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:34 am

Steve Blake should be coming back sometime next week if reports were correct on new years of him being 3 weeks away. Duhon is solid racking up crazy assists but Blake can bring better D and scrappy-ness.
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Postby Doc Brown on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:31 am

Ariza3 wrote:Steve Blake should be coming back sometime next week if reports were correct on new years of him being 3 weeks away. Duhon is solid racking up crazy assists but Blake can bring better D and scrappy-ness.


This is the optimistic thread, so I'll just disagree.
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Postby khmrP on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:26 am

^^^Same :man10: ....blake scrappy D just another word for sucking.
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Postby therealdeal on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:58 am

I think Blake would bring more energy than Duhon, but that's about it. He's not as fast, he's not as natural of a point guard, and who knows if he'd shoot as well as Duhon at this point.

Duhon I noticed will actively not try on defense and that's something that bugs me.
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Postby DarthRekal on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:24 pm

yay :jam2:
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Postby Nashty Gal on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:27 pm

1 game winning streak :jam2:
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Postby Armani on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:28 pm

D'Antoni thinks Blake will be valuable in this system, too. We will see. I don't think he's completely useless, honestly. He's just a very average backup PG... every once in a while though, he shows up and makes big shots, like he did in the Denver series last year.
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Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:37 pm

the Earl Clark-D12 frontline has me optimistic


i think those two manning our D makes us a MUCH better team
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Postby Jellincon on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:42 pm

This may sound weird but hell yeah to Blake coming back. Blake may suck at times but at least it's better than having Morris get those minutes.

Of course I'm only saying this because Meeks is currently out of the rotation. If Meeks gets back in then he'll probably get the minutes Morris/Blake would be getting with Duhon being the back up PG.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:42 pm

pound4pound1 wrote:the Earl Clark-D12 frontline has me optimistic


i think those two manning our D makes us a MUCH better team


Agreed. I said something similar in the Earl Clark thread. He makes our team defense better...
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Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:46 pm

dwighthowardsdad wrote:
pound4pound1 wrote:the Earl Clark-D12 frontline has me optimistic


i think those two manning our D makes us a MUCH better team


Agreed. I said something similar in the Earl Clark thread. He makes our team defense better...




you've got two active bodies with him and Dwight...both aggressive on the boards...if MDA lets this duo play together and develop more chemistry, i can see everything else falling into place defensively...Clark isn't shy about trying to swat everything around him either and i LOVE that...Nash and Kobe can funnel their assignments to TWO stoppers now...
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Postby dj vitus on Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:20 pm

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Postby Doc Brown on Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:23 pm

I wonder what a.....Kobe/Meeks/Clark/Hill/D12 lineup would have looked like?

I put this in the optimistic thread, because I think we would have seen some good results.
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