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Old 03-03-2019, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default why do the Lakers look uninterested ???

They just look flat...

Playing against Milwaukee , they looked up to the challenge , but fell flat in 4th Qtr cause Walton just ran his starters to death...
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: why do the Lakers look uninterested ???

Same thing again tonight. They came out strong then it fell apart energy-wise. I wish I knew..

The trade rumors ended this team's camaraderie and chemistry. They stopped playing for one another and it unraveled. I believe this team never truly fit and the injuries killed us.. Mainly LeBron and Lonzo injuries.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:23 PM   #3
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Same thing again tonight. They came out strong then it fell apart energy-wise. I wish I knew..

The trade rumors ended this team's camaraderie and chemistry. They stopped playing for one another and it unraveled. I believe this team never truly fit and the injuries killed us.. Mainly LeBron and Lonzo injuries.

yes Injuries and trade rumors but I really think too that freaking ALL SHOOTERS struggling esp from the 3pt line also was a major blow.
Last year, Josh shot 40%, CP3, 38%, Kuzma 36.6%, Ingram 39%.
This year, ALL of them is shooting under 34.5% esp Kuzma at 31%.
I can't recall a baseball team making it if their top 6 batters are struggling.

All bottom 10 teams in 3pt % will fail to make it to the playoffs except for OKC and Utah. Both teams make it up by being top 5 in defensive rating.
Lakers is "STILL" top 13 but for the last 12 games, they RANKED 30TH GIVING UP 117 POINTS.
I was at first defending Luke esp with the improvement of defense the last 2 years but it just seems to me that his team's success in defense is mostly tied in with Lonzo's presence.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:37 PM   #4
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yes Injuries and trade rumors but I really think too that freaking ALL SHOOTERS struggling esp from the 3pt line also was a major blow.
Last year, Josh shot 40%, CP3, 38%, Kuzma 36.6%, Ingram 39%.
This year, ALL of them is shooting under 34.5% esp Kuzma at 31%.
I can't recall a baseball team making it if their top 6 batters are struggling.

All bottom 10 teams in 3pt % will fail to make it to the playoffs except for OKC and Utah. Both teams make it up by being top 5 in defensive rating.
Lakers is "STILL" top 13 but for the last 12 games, they RANKED 30TH GIVING UP 117 POINTS.
I was at first defending Luke esp with the improvement of defense the last 2 years but it just seems to me that his team's success in defense is mostly tied in with Lonzo's presence.

I don't know why we didn't add a single specialist shooter last summer.. Bullock trade was a little too late. It was a failed experiment to not have a single shooting specialist, and I hope it is different next season.

If Bullock is cheap, I'm bringing him back for off the bench. We can use 1 more shooter like Korver or Redick if we can get them for fairly cheap ($5mill/yr for Korver or $10mill/yr for Redick).
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I don't know why we didn't add a single specialist shooter last summer.. Bullock trade was a little too late. It was a failed experiment to not have a single shooting specialist, and I hope it is different next season.

If Bullock is cheap, I'm bringing him back for off the bench. We can use 1 more shooter like Korver or Redick if we can get them for fairly cheap ($5mill/yr for Korver or $10mill/yr for Redick).

I am not going to lie, I really thought Hart, KCP and even Kuzma were good enough shooters based on their good % last year. Who would have thought ALL will struggle this year. One or 2 might have been ok but All three
Lebron's past teams esp the Cavs were always top 5 in ORTG (top 3 with Kyrie) because they shot well from the 3pt area the problem is you have to give up something esp for cheap shooters like Korver who is a liability on defense, but yes, a guy like Wayne Ellington(career 37% from 3pt) would have been more helpful instead of Michael Beasley.
The freaking former Laker Brook Lopez is actually shooting better than all current Lakers except for Rondo. Same with D'Angelo Russell.
Moving forward, I like Bullock too, maybe even Seth Curry who has a career 44% from the 3pt area for his entire career (176 games)
I also noticed they lack the workhorse Center/PF. Every good team has one,
GSW has Green, Houston has Capela, Cleveland had Tristan Thompson etc, I was hoping they would get Montrezz Harrell(PER of 23.3 for just 1.47 Mil) but nah, they want Lance and Beasley instead.
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