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

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Postby hollywood swinger on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:19 pm

when i make a thread and it's declared useless & then gets locked why is this optimism thread still open? :man10:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Legendary on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:21 pm

hollywood swinger wrote:when i make a thread and it's declared useless & then gets locked why is this optimism thread still open? :man10:


C'mon, bro.

You're better than this.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby SpencerHarrison on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:23 pm

Clark. And Pau's attitude seems like a one way ticket out.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Weezy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:23 pm

Legendary wrote:
hollywood swinger wrote:when i make a thread and it's declared useless & then gets locked why is this optimism thread still open? :man10:


C'mon, bro.

You're better than this.


Apparently he's not, because he was warned to stop that stuff in this thread and he can't seem to stop, but instead keeps whining. This thread serves a purpose, some people want to look for the positive, nothing wrong with that, if he doesn't like it it's so easy to stay out of or ignore.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby scissors on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:28 pm

Only optimism i have is these losses are starting to hurt less.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:32 pm

hollywood swinger wrote:when i make a thread and it's declared useless & then gets locked why is this optimism thread still open? :man10:


Because not everyone relishes in the bad play of their team in the hopes that they can be "right" about the team playing badly. Again, the entire point of your post is to do what? Say, "Hey guys look I knew we would suck and you all are dumb for not listening." Do you feel better? Is that the optimism you wish us to see? Yes, that must make you whole like the others who have spent the season dumping on the team, the coaches and the FO.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby SublimeAnarky on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:37 pm

The losses being less painful notwithstanding - i thought today was a good show by Nash on O. Looked for/took/made his shots.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby The Rock on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:11 am

Lakers may have lost but I got to eat pizza and McDonalds with CL Member Nashty Gal and her mom :jam2: :man10:
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Postby DanielBeltz24 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:41 am

Still believe in this team. And whether they make the playoffs or not, us fans still get the privilege to watch the greatest franchise in the NBA and a top 5 player of al time in Kobe.
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Postby Chillbongo on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:51 am

The Rock wrote:Lakers may have lost but I got to eat pizza and McDonalds with CL Member Nashty Gal and her mom :jam2: :man10:


Cutie? Pics ftw :man12:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:29 am

Time to get another hobby, cross stitching maybe?.... I'm broke because I splurge on ebay when my Lakers lose. :man6:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby MadMax on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:38 am

Can someone give me anything to be optimistic about?

I'm really trying hard to think of something, but all I'm getting back in a whole lot of negative.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby KB24 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:52 am

MadMax wrote:Can someone give me anything to be optimistic about?

I'm really trying hard to think of something, but all I'm getting back in a whole lot of negative.


the only thing I'm optimistic about is that this torture will end in less than 3 months.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:43 am

hollywood swinger wrote:when i make a thread and it's declared useless & then gets locked why is this optimism thread still open? :man10:


They aren't only declared useless, they are useless, hence getting locked.
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Postby Big Mamma Jamma on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:50 am

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Time to get another hobby, cross stitching maybe?.... I'm broke because I splurge on ebay when my Lakers lose. :man6:


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

Postby karacha on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:55 am

Here's some optimism: in a year and a half, Mitch will have the opportunity to build a completely new team. I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:02 am

karacha wrote:Here's some optimism: in a year and a half, Mitch will have the opportunity to build a completely new team. I'm looking forward to it.


I was just thinking about this, posted a question about it in the Steve Nash thread.

I'm looking at guys like Young/Mayo/Foye/Crawford type players getting <5million dollar deals and it just makes me salivate thinking about how we have no contracts and can 2 of that type of player + Hill/Clark + 2 max guys and have room to build around that even more.

35 million on max guys
20 million on Hill/Clark + 2 of the type of guys mentioned above
5 million left to play with
Full MLE if we play our cards right
Vet.min contracts

It's really going to be a blank canvas to work from.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby dj vitus on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:34 am

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Time to get another hobby, cross stitching maybe?.... I'm broke because I splurge on ebay when my Lakers lose. :man6:

All that money we've been saving up for playoff tickets... we can go to a lot more Dodger games now :jam2: That is, if they are more than just a good team "on paper." :man10:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:36 am

Doc Brown wrote:
karacha wrote:Here's some optimism: in a year and a half, Mitch will have the opportunity to build a completely new team. I'm looking forward to it.


I was just thinking about this, posted a question about it in the Steve Nash thread.

I'm looking at guys like Young/Mayo/Foye/Crawford type players getting <5million dollar deals and it just makes me salivate thinking about how we have no contracts and can 2 of that type of player + Hill/Clark + 2 max guys and have room to build around that even more.

35 million on max guys
20 million on Hill/Clark + 2 of the type of guys mentioned above
5 million left to play with
Full MLE if we play our cards right
Vet.min contracts

It's really going to be a blank canvas to work from.


This is exactly what I was thinking. Actually, if you even look at going into this summer, there is some contracts you can move; Pau, Morris, and Ebanks; Blake is another move you can move. These are contracts that are going to be expiring next year. I believe there is more. WTS, you can start looking building right now by getting rid of some of this deadweight.

Assuming whether or not Dwight re-signs, it positions us to tailor a system to a head coach whomever may be in charge at that particular time. If Dwight does re-sign, we can start building around him. The only remants I want left next year if possible are Dwight, Kobe, Nash, Hill, & Clark. I believe Mitch is going to trying to field a competitive team for Kobe in his last year while building around our centerpiece Dwight if he opts to stay.

This is another reason why Woj reported the Lakers don't want any long-term money when fielding offers for Pau. They want the everything wiped off the books financially and nothing to interfere with their plans.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby karacha on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:48 pm

Convince Dwight to stay, throw money at Bron, Love (if he's healthy), Irving (or a similar player), get some young, energetic, fast role-players (like Clark) and two cheap veterans who can shoot. Trade Nash's expiring contract. It has to be possible to get a balanced, young team with two star players to carry the team.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:26 pm

At least we aren't Manti T'eo....

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

Postby Congo Cash on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:14 pm

KB24 wrote:
MadMax wrote:Can someone give me anything to be optimistic about?

I'm really trying hard to think of something, but all I'm getting back in a whole lot of negative.


the only thing I'm optimistic about is that this torture will end in less than 3 months.

This will the longest, most painful less than 3 months ever... :man5:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby borri on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:50 am

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Time to get another hobby, cross stitching maybe?.... I'm broke because I splurge on ebay when my Lakers lose. :man6:


LOL. Me too. My sneaker collection is growing by leaps and bounds.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby khmrP on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:05 am

Congo Cash wrote:
KB24 wrote:
MadMax wrote:Can someone give me anything to be optimistic about?

I'm really trying hard to think of something, but all I'm getting back in a whole lot of negative.


the only thing I'm optimistic about is that this torture will end in less than 3 months.

This will the longest, most painful less than 3 months ever... :man5:


dont forget off season drama we'll have to deal with in regards to Dwightmare if he isn't traded :man10:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby phoenixrisingla on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:21 am

Dont have much optimism right now, so thought I'd bring back an oldie but goodie...

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Ahhh, better times...
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