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

Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby jjin28 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:49 am

Im opstimistic in knowing that we have an old a55 squad. So if we that old, an old a55 squad cant be an elite defense. In hiring mike dantoni, at least we have a chance to be a top notch offense. Dantonio was the better gamble. Our chances of a better offense compared to a better defense at this teams age were greater. Hence the mike hiring over phil!
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby KBJelleyBean24 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:22 am

Interesting tidbit, Miami is currently ranked 27th in defensive efficiency while the Lakers are ranked 9th.
http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/teamstats/_/sort/defensiveEff/order/false
We all know the Lakeshow had been stinking up the joint with the bad D, but not as bad as MIA. There are only 2 teams in the west ahead of us in that category and that is Memphis and OKC tied at 5th.
Both those teams are also ahead of us in offensive efficiency along with Dallas and the Floppers, though I expect us to get much better in that category once we get our system in place.
http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/teamstats/_/order/true
I know it's still early in the season, but if this keeps up, the Laker's chances at beating Miami should we meet up are very good. :kobe1:
In other words our D is pretty good even though as some of you may remember Mike Brown saying, we hadn't even run any defensive drills. I fully expect us to keep up this good production even with Mike
coming in to coach the team, everyone won't suddenly forget how to play defense.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Vasashi17 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:55 pm

With this type of basketball, the world will be fed with tacos after Dec. 21st hits and wipes out the Earth's natural food supply.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:00 am

Some interesting stuff

Even with a sub .500 record the Lakers are still ranked 7th in the league in SRS (stat that ranks teams based on margin of victory, strength of opponents, home court/away games) and they even have a margin of victory better than the Spurs. That doesn't even factor in tonight's game where we won by 14 which should boost both of those values.

All of our wins have been by double digits and our only loss without Clown has been to the Spurs by a measly 2 points. So basically we have the signs of being an elite team, man it would have been a nightmare to see this team underachieve because of Potato's ineptitude. We just need to start winning some road games to see how real this team is.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Magic Skywalker on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:55 pm

This was fun, very fun.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby therealdeal on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:56 pm

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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:56 pm

the best 0.500 team there ever was :jam2:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Finwë on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:56 pm

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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Lqv2015 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:57 pm

The Buss's could start doubling ticket prices if they want. People will pay to see THIS product. :bow:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Tragic on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:57 pm

Mike Brown was the problem.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby GoldHammish on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:59 pm

We even held them to under 50 pts the second half!
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:03 pm

This is FUN ... especially after watching the worst Lakers type of B-Ball ever last season..

It's crazy how the up tempo style makes everybody shooting the ball with confidence
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Ras Algethi on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:04 pm

Just such a drastic difference between this laker team and Mike Brown's Laker team (probably the most boring style played).
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby 432J on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:05 pm

the last 4-5 games have been so fun to watch

tonight was the best, seeing them just having fun while playing a great game

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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby escobar8 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:06 pm

both our pg playing realy good...i didnt expect i would see that from our 3rd and 4th pg...
i hope we want need to pčay nash over 32min when he comes back...
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby karacha on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:07 pm

I don't know how Brown managed to stop these players from dominating. :man3:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Weezy on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:11 pm

Optimistic thought, we're doing this without Nash. I don't see how we can do better on offense, we can certainly do better on defense, but Nash should at least keep things rolling like this or make them look even smoother.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby GoldHammish on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:14 pm

karacha wrote:I don't know how Brown managed to stop these players from dominating. :man3:

Makes you wonder if he was a pawn of Dan Gilbert's to sabotage us a la Odom to the Mavs :man1: :man10:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby raviator on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:15 pm

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote: We just need to start winning some road games to see how real this team is.


Realized they only played 2 road games this season and both were bad losses. At least they're taking care of business at home more or less. I'm actually looking forward to that Dallas game on the 24th. One of the three games I want avenged... :mad1:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Lqv2015 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:16 pm

Tragic wrote:Mike Brown was the problem.


Ironically what causes Brown's demise was him trying to coach this team. He could've just sat there & collect his paycheck while this team steamroll over the league.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby therealdeal on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:19 pm

karacha wrote:I don't know how Brown managed to stop these players from dominating. :man3:

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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby halekulani on Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:49 pm

if kobe played this efficiently in his prime, he would have killed the jordan argument no question.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby dj vitus on Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:01 pm

escobar8 wrote:both our pg playing realy good...i didnt expect i would see that from our 3rd and 4th pg...
i hope we want need to pčay nash over 32min when he comes back...

Yeah, Blake, Duhon, and Morris were all crapped on last season, and now they're actually pretty decent, which is the most we could ask for.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby Ariza3 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:24 pm

CDR went for 49pts/8ast/7rb. wow.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread!

Postby trodgers on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:44 pm

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