The Lakers are Going to End up as the #7 Seed




Jazzmix

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I think the Lakers are completely beatable. My only worry would be the whistle those morons would inevitably get.
They will always get a whistle anyway so better play them when they are far from optimal shape.
 

FAILED STATE

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Its a huge homerun... you have like 6 more teams that now have something to play for until the season ends. Eliminates some tanking and some of the meaningless games. It will draw huge rating for the play in games too... especially if Steph and Lebron are involved.

its received universal praise... except for a couple players who happen to be involved.
I don’t think Dame has said anything. More respect to him.... on top of an already substantial amount.

If he has, then someone pls link.
 

JimLes

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Its a huge homerun... you have like 6 more teams that now have something to play for until the season ends. Eliminates some tanking and some of the meaningless games.

If anything, it makes games more meaningless. With so many teams making the playoffs, you don't have to try as hard. The Lakers are currently 4 games ahead of the Warriors in 9th. If there was no play-in, there'd be a real danger of them falling out of the playoffs, what with Schröder being in the protocol and out for a couple of weeks. LeBron would likely be playing tonight(he's not) and they might have rushed both him and AD back. With the play-in, all you have to do is make sure you finish above the 5 tanking teams and you're set. Let your star players nurse their injuries, and then count on them carrying you in the play-in.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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If anything, it makes games more meaningless. With so many teams making the playoffs, you don't have to try as hard. The Lakers are currently 4 games ahead of the Warriors in 9th. If there was no play-in, there'd be a real danger of them falling out of the playoffs, what with Schröder being in the protocol and out for a couple of weeks. LeBron would likely be playing tonight(he's not) and they might have rushed both him and AD back. With the play-in, all you have to do is make sure you finish above the 5 tanking teams and you're set. Let your star players nurse their injuries, and then count on them carrying you in the play-in.
If they fall to 9th they are in a one game do or die against a motivated opponent... do you think that they are going to love walking into that situation? Makes it more meaningless? For who? Even if the Lakers don't care there are like 5-6 teams that do and are still fighting to the finish.

You saw it at the trade deadline too. Many teams didn't want to tear it down and call it quits... Chicago went all in (what a disaster). There are like 8 teams out of it... the more teams that are trying the more I think you can call this a success.

Not sure why Lebron would give such strong comments if he isn't worried about falling into the play in. If he could play he would be playing tonight. They have two days rest after today. He's hurt.
 

infection

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If they fall to 9th they are in a one game do or die against a motivated opponent... do you think that they are going to love walking into that situation? Makes it more meaningless? For who? Even if the Lakers don't care there are like 5-6 teams that do and are still fighting to the finish.

You saw it at the trade deadline too. Many teams didn't want to tear it down and call it quits... Chicago went all in (what a disaster). There are like 8 teams out of it... the more teams that are trying the more I think you can call this a success.

Not sure why Lebron would give such strong comments if he isn't worried about falling into the play in. If he could play he would be playing tonight. They have two days rest after today. He's hurt.
His foot is broken. Spinal.
 

LogGrad98

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With the Lakers having the issues they are, it might be better to face them in the first round. They will be more hobbled, not in sync, trying to play into their rhythm. Might be our best chance.
 

Ferguson_Mellochill

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The way things are going for the Lakers right now, they could lose their play-in game and end up in the 8th seed.
 

nateboz

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I don't fear the Lakers team. I fear the NBA ratings struggling and see absolutely zero chance they allow the Jazz to beat the Lakers in the playoffs.
If you want to see blatant horrible officiating wait for this year's playoffs.
Imagine the finals of the Jazz vs the Bucks. Now imagine the Lakers-Clippers vs. Nets. The NBA is an entertainment company that has lost 40+% of viewers this season alone.

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