It's always fun to see the Lakers struggle, but I always thought in the back of my mind that they would eventually put it together. Now, I'm starting to wonder.
What say you?
Lot of games left to play. I say yes.
They've had a cupcake schedule thus far and they're 5 games below .500. I say no.
When one door closes, another doesn't open....instead, I find myself being locked in a room with padded walls and no windows.
They can get well as soon as Kobe figures out how to lead a team without dominating the ball. Still, I'm amazed and relieved they failed to woo Sloan, that team would be far, far better under him.
Short answer, yes.
"I'm a moron for thinking the Browns could even sniff 10 wins in a division where the other three teams (two of whom almost always make the playoffs) made the post-season last year. Gyp Rosetti's thee God of football knowledge." - Brown Notes
If they don't, then I expect them to will a top three lottery pick.
Looking at the numbers, it's going to be very difficult for them to make the playoffs. Let's say that to make the playoffs, they would need to reach 45 wins. After the Lakers' 2 game win streak, they are 17-21, which means they will need to go 28-16 the rest of the way. That's a win % of over 63%--a percentage only averaged by 7 teams, thus far. So, the Lakers will suddenly need to play like a top-7 team in the NBA just to snag the 8th playoff spot? That's going to be pretty damn difficult.
I say yes. They'll get hot enough to make the playoffs.
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3 games out of the 7th/8th spot. I think they beat out the Jazz or Rockets and make the playoffs.
They're only a few games out. They just have to catch Houston/Portland who are shaky teams. The Jazz, meanwhile, will move up due to their lighter schedule unless they trade Jefferson.
That said, they really do seem to suck though. Nash is a shadow of his former self. Kobe has lost some mobility and is playing too many minutes. Gasol is bare there. They're going to get rolled if they do make the playoffs.
Short list at #14: CJ McCollum, Dennis Schroeder, Archie Goodwin, Kelly Olynyk
Short list at #21: Steven Adams, Giannis Adetokunbo, Sergey Karasev, Nate Wolters
2nd round: Carmichael, Hardaway Jr., Adonis Thomas, James Southerland
They need to trade Gasol or Howard. Those two can't coexist. They have Earl Clark, who makes a great D'antoni PF, but they need some more depth.
That being said, if they snuck in as a 8th seed, who the **** would want to face them?
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