I was listening to the bill simmons over/unders podcast, he's really high on the lakers and thinks they're a lock to be over 47.5 or 48 wins or whatever it is and has them as the #3 seed and...I don't see it. I mean they could do it for sure but if there is anything we have learned about regular season lebron over the past 7 years, particularly in his first season with a team, it is that they do not exceed expectations in the regular season. no way lebron goes hard enough for 82 games for that team to win 50 in a stacked western conference imo
― k3vin k., Saturday, 13 October 2018 23:03 (one year ago) link
it is actually gonna be hard for many teams in the west to break 50 kinda like last year, too many good teams that are gonna beat up on each other
― k3vin k., Saturday, 13 October 2018 23:04 (one year ago) link
Yeah was listening to the same podcast and I was surprised. I mean they can't really break 48 wins with their current interior defence rotation. Are there any speculated trades to help in that area?
They also won't want LeBron defending the 5 and wearing himself down. Really I would have thought that they should be looking to preserve him for a real run next season (w/ a free agent star signing) and for now develop their younger assets, and if they make the playoffs this year it's a bonus.
Rough win calc:
Bucks: 1/2Bulls: 2/2Cavs: 1/2Celtics: 0/2Clippers: 3/4Grizzlies: 2/3Hawks: 2/2Heat: 1/2Hornets: 2/2Jazz: 1/4Kings: 3/4Knicks: 2/2Magic: 2/2Mavericks: 2/3Nets: 2/2Nuggets: 1/3Pacers: 1/2Pelicans: 2/4Pistons: 1/2Raptors: 1/2Rockets: 1/4Sixers: 1/2 Spurs: 3/4Suns: 3/4Timberwolves: 1/4Thunder: 2/3Trailblazers: 2/4Warriors: 1/4Wizards: 1/2
So maybe they are kind of hovering around as a 47 win team but 3 seed? Nahhh
Not that I want it to happen but just wondering what trade would it take to get Mark Gasol on the Lakers? Esp since he can opt out next year. Grizz could tank pretty effectively without him and I would assume noone is interested in Conley really.
― You (bleeping) need me. You can't Finn without me (fionnland), Sunday, 14 October 2018 00:43 (one year ago) link
lakers would only trade grizzlies their expiring vets probably which memphis might do to get under the cap or something idk.
― 21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 14 October 2018 00:44 (one year ago) link
Yeah I just looked on trade machine and Lakers just don't have the salary to do it.
― You (bleeping) need me. You can't Finn without me (fionnland), Sunday, 14 October 2018 00:50 (one year ago) link
This just makes sense to me really.
― You (bleeping) need me. You can't Finn without me (fionnland), Sunday, 14 October 2018 00:55 (one year ago) link
that would be fine for everyone i think. lakers really need an innings eater at the 5, if they leave the rotation as it is they're adding a ton of unnecessary wear and injury risk to lebron and kuzma and whoever else they use to fill up 26 minutes a nite.
― call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 October 2018 03:00 (one year ago) link
― Fetchboy, Sunday, 14 October 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link
that needs to go in nba fashion!!!!!!
― 21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 14 October 2018 03:51 (one year ago) link
ps my friendsIt is the years 2018-19 in the National Basketball Association (NBA) - The Regular Season
yes he was also a rookie
― k3vin k., Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:01 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
was he really tho, something to think about
― lag∞n, Sunday, 14 October 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link