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

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Postby Ludachris on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:08 pm

karacha wrote:^

I agree with that. It all sounds fairly realistic. Nash/Kobe/Dwight, new coach, some new players on short contracts. Better season, nothing spectacular though. Waiting for summer 2014, basically.

Exactly. Minor reload, dump Gasol's salary if Howard resigns, and hope for the best for one season. Maybe keep Gasol and pay the big tax in order to trade him mid season as an expiring contract. But no major moves until the following summer.
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Postby gcclaker on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:37 pm

They'll make the playoffs as the eight seed on a lucky shot on the last play of the last game...then reel off 16 victories in a row. Yeah, I said it! Now, off to get my glass refilled... LOL!
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Postby NeeJee on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:40 pm

Only optimism lies in 2014
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Postby phoenixrisingla on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:46 pm

Dwight cleared.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:54 pm

gcclaker wrote:They'll make the playoffs as the eight seed on a lucky shot on the last play of the last game...then reel off 16 victories in a row. Yeah, I said it! Now, off to get my glass refilled... LOL!


Hell yea. Im on this bandwagon.....

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Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:05 pm

Love listening to Max Kellerman on 710, 99% of the time we share the same opinion. He is never afraid to voice his opinion and actually knows what he's talking about. Honestly he hasn't been wrong in a really long time

He predicted Nash coming
He predicted Dwight coming
He said PJ should have been hired right after Clown was fired even though all the media was riding MDA because the Lakers leaked his hiring

He said Phil will join the team next season because he's basically going to be in the "Buss family" now. Hoping he's right a 4th time
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Postby cthroatgtr on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:08 pm

Optimism will start with firing D'antoni...and stop giving guys not named Phil long term big money coaching deals.
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Postby Legendary on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:25 pm

gcclaker wrote:They'll make the playoffs as the eight seed on a lucky shot on the last play of the last game...then reel off 16 victories in a row. Yeah, I said it! Now, off to get my glass refilled... LOL!


Keeping the glass full seems to be the only way to cope with this season.

More power to you. :bow:
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:26 pm

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:Love listening to Max Kellerman on 710, 99% of the time we share the same opinion. He is never afraid to voice his opinion and actually knows what he's talking about. Honestly he hasn't been wrong in a really long time

He predicted Nash coming
He predicted Dwight coming
He said PJ should have been hired right after Clown was fired even though all the media was riding MDA because the Lakers leaked his hiring

He said Phil will join the team next season because he's basically going to be in the "Buss family" now. Hoping he's right a 4th time


So you are saying your like brothers? No, more than brothers..... Twins? Hells yea :bow:
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Postby Rooscooter on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:51 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
gcclaker wrote:They'll make the playoffs as the eight seed on a lucky shot on the last play of the last game...then reel off 16 victories in a row. Yeah, I said it! Now, off to get my glass refilled... LOL!


Hell yea. Im on this bandwagon.....



Me too..... who's got the first round?......
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Postby karacha on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:57 pm

^

I'll jump on that wagon. We'll beat the Clippers first. :man9:
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Postby gcclaker on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:09 pm

Legendary wrote:
gcclaker wrote:They'll make the playoffs as the eight seed on a lucky shot on the last play of the last game...then reel off 16 victories in a row. Yeah, I said it! Now, off to get my glass refilled... LOL!


Keeping the glass full seems to be the only way to cope with this season.

More power to you. :bow:

Well, it depends on WHAT is in that glass. :man1:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:13 pm

Alright here's some optimism for you jerks:

We are currently 3 games out of last in the conference, yes that much is true BUT!...

we're also only 4 games out of the 8th seed :man1:

we're almost exactly caught in the middle here. Minnesota is falling hard since losing Love and Pekovic for a while (2-8 in the last 10). Dallas is playing .500 basketball, but they aren't a good team by any means. Portland has been struggling (4-6).

These are all teams we can beat. Houston right now is in the 8th spot playing exactly .500. We'd have to go on quite a streak to get there, but here's the teams upcoming schedule:
vs. Utah
vs. OKC
@ Phoenix
@ Minny
@ Detroit
@ Brooklyn
@ Boston
@ Charlotte
@ Miami
vs. Phoenix

There's only 2 games there that should be losses (OKC and Miami). We could go 8-2 in the next 10 games!
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:41 pm

^ We are spoiled as fans because we are use to fighting for top spots in the West and the league. Truth of the matter is if we are playing well with the team we have we destroy most teams. We are not out of it by anyway. We can go on a roll and all the talk would end. I know there isn't a single top seed that wants to see this Lakers team once it gels
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Postby borri on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:49 pm

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:Love listening to Max Kellerman on 710, 99% of the time we share the same opinion. He is never afraid to voice his opinion and actually knows what he's talking about. Honestly he hasn't been wrong in a really long time

He predicted Nash coming
He predicted Dwight coming
He said PJ should have been hired right after Clown was fired even though all the media was riding MDA because the Lakers leaked his hiring

He said Phil will join the team next season because he's basically going to be in the "Buss family" now. Hoping he's right a 4th time


Hah. Jerry & Jimmy: "PJ, we'll hire you to coach on one condition. Marry Jeannie. You've got until midnight to get it done."
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Postby Lakers_323 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:51 pm

Baseball season is right around the corner. End
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Postby Kit on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:22 pm

borri wrote:
JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:Love listening to Max Kellerman on 710, 99% of the time we share the same opinion. He is never afraid to voice his opinion and actually knows what he's talking about. Honestly he hasn't been wrong in a really long time

He predicted Nash coming
He predicted Dwight coming
He said PJ should have been hired right after Clown was fired even though all the media was riding MDA because the Lakers leaked his hiring

He said Phil will join the team next season because he's basically going to be in the "Buss family" now. Hoping he's right a 4th time


Hah. Jerry & Jimmy: "PJ, we'll hire you to coach on one condition. Marry Jeannie. You've got until midnight to get it done."


The buss members don't even like each others.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:31 pm

phoenixrisingla wrote:Dwight cleared.
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Postby cleverdevil on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:58 pm

1. Anything can happen in the playoffs, should we make it.

2. Pau, MWP and Blake account for $20 mil in expiring contracts in the offseason to use as trade chips towards next season ($23.5 mil if you include Jordan Hill).

3. 17 months until the "2014 plan" kicks in :)
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Postby Ludachris on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:25 pm

therealdeal wrote:We could go 8-2 in the next 10 games!

LOL - I've been thinking that for weeks now... "we could make a nice run with this upcoming schedule" - hasn't happened. Hey, at least we're only 0-1 for this new season. Could be .500 tonight, but Utah is a fast team who can defend our bigs. So I'm not too optimistic for tonight.
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Postby therealdeal on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:29 pm

Ludachris wrote:
therealdeal wrote:We could go 8-2 in the next 10 games!

LOL - I've been thinking that for weeks now... "we could make a nice run with this upcoming schedule" - hasn't happened. Hey, at least we're only 0-1 for this new season. Could be .500 tonight, but Utah is a fast team who can defend our bigs. So I'm not too optimistic for tonight.

then don't post in here.
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Postby Chillbongo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:33 pm

Call me crazy, but with Utah's interior presence.....I think we can benefit from running the offense through Pau tonight. Running the offense THROUGH Pau -- not Pau being our #1 option.

Why? He's tall. He can get on the block. We do that and the *other* things like set back screens and not really expect Pau to score from there much, he can get Dwight and others looks from rotating defense from our off-ball screens.

Am I crazy or with our roster why do I still think it's not that hard to create some fluid offensive plays? I can see the plays I would want to run actually happening.

I can see them.
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Postby Ludachris on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:20 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Ludachris wrote:
therealdeal wrote:We could go 8-2 in the next 10 games!

LOL - I've been thinking that for weeks now... "we could make a nice run with this upcoming schedule" - hasn't happened. Hey, at least we're only 0-1 for this new season. Could be .500 tonight, but Utah is a fast team who can defend our bigs. So I'm not too optimistic for tonight.

then don't post in here.

Alrighty then....
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Postby DanielBeltz24 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:36 pm

Eat more skittles! :jam2:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:02 pm

Ludachris wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
Ludachris wrote:
therealdeal wrote:We could go 8-2 in the next 10 games!

LOL - I've been thinking that for weeks now... "we could make a nice run with this upcoming schedule" - hasn't happened. Hey, at least we're only 0-1 for this new season. Could be .500 tonight, but Utah is a fast team who can defend our bigs. So I'm not too optimistic for tonight.

then don't post in here.

Alrighty then....

:man10:

Sorry man, but this is the optimistic thread. It's here for optimism. If you don't feel optimism... don't post in here!
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