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    Will the Lakers make the Playoffs?

    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?
    Dennis Rodman has dominated Rebounding Percentage more than anyone has dominated any major stat.
    Rebounding percentage correlates more strongly with winning than points per game.
    Rodman has the highest Margin of Victory differential of any player since 1986 with a remotely similar sample size
    [Rodman's] Win% differential is #1 of the 470 players who qualified for the study—by a wide margin


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    Lot of games left to play. I say yes.

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    They've had a cupcake schedule thus far and they're 5 games below .500. I say no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycam1 View Post
    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?
    I'm betting they don't, and in Stern's final act of complicity (remember how he facilitated the Gasol trade, allowing a "retired" player/asst coach on another team to be part of the deal), the Lakers will luck into one of the top-3 picks. What I do find amusing is the bad blood that's developing between Kobe and Howard. Bryant ain't going to win a championship without a dominant center. I don't see how the Lakers will obtain one if Dwight decides to leave as a FA.
    "He can say what he wants...we know we have a great organization. He got his stats...and as always, he got the L, too." - Trevor Booker

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    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

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    If they don't, then I expect them to will a top three lottery pick.

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    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.
    Dennis Rodman has dominated Rebounding Percentage more than anyone has dominated any major stat.
    Rebounding percentage correlates more strongly with winning than points per game.
    Rodman has the highest Margin of Victory differential of any player since 1986 with a remotely similar sample size
    [Rodman's] Win% differential is #1 of the 470 players who qualified for the study—by a wide margin


    Link to full article:

    http://skepticalsports.com/the-case-...-rodman-guide/

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    I say yes. They'll get hot enough to make the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycam1 View Post
    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.
    The Lakers are also only 5-12 on the road, and 24 of their next 44 games are road games.
    Dennis Rodman has dominated Rebounding Percentage more than anyone has dominated any major stat.
    Rebounding percentage correlates more strongly with winning than points per game.
    Rodman has the highest Margin of Victory differential of any player since 1986 with a remotely similar sample size
    [Rodman's] Win% differential is #1 of the 470 players who qualified for the study—by a wide margin


    Link to full article:

    http://skepticalsports.com/the-case-...-rodman-guide/

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycam1 View Post
    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.
    ...hey, can you do my income taxes this year? You are fantastic at numbers! I'll be the first to admit I was WAY OFF on my expectations for the Lakers this year. I thought for sure that with the addition of Nash they would outscore everybody and win 55-60 games! Stupid me! I'm an old geezer myself and admit to losing just about all my athletic ability! The Lakers are OLD! They ain't gonna make no playoffs this year.

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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.

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    LA just lost in Toronto. They're seriously a worse road team than the Jazz.
    Dennis Rodman has dominated Rebounding Percentage more than anyone has dominated any major stat.
    Rebounding percentage correlates more strongly with winning than points per game.
    Rodman has the highest Margin of Victory differential of any player since 1986 with a remotely similar sample size
    [Rodman's] Win% differential is #1 of the 470 players who qualified for the study—by a wide margin


    Link to full article:

    http://skepticalsports.com/the-case-...-rodman-guide/

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    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.
    Players I like in the 2015 draft:


    Umm... Lyles. Yeah, Lyles.

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    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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