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Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #690 on: February 23, 2021, 01:15:11 AM »

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Wow, Lakers on a 3peat.

3-game losing skid that is. Lost to the Wizards at home. They don't look tough without Anthony Davis.

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« Reply #691 on: February 23, 2021, 01:31:11 AM »

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I'd just like to point out that the Lakers in Lebron's first year were a bad team that finished 37-45

Lebron is the most important member on the Lakers, but AD is no scrub either especially on the defensive end. Without him, LAL looks average and beatable even with LBJ.

I think it's more of a testament to what having two top 5 players can do for you. Because it's not like the Lakers are a masterclass in roster construction - last year, it was like the island of misfit toys with guys that the league has written off like Rondo and D.Howard making significant contributions to a championship run. This year, the roster is bit better but it's still not anything to write home about beyond AD and Lebron.
Absolutely, but those "misfit toys" also deserve a ton of credit - Howard looked like a homeless man's Tyson Chandler before the bubble, Avery Bradley had a renaissance, etc. They went from playing themselves out of the league into legitimate 20MPG role players who could surround LeBron/Davis with defence, shooting, finishing and even some occasional quick-burst scoring.
Bradley?  Bradley opted out of the bubble and playoffs last season.
I was talking about RS Bradley, he was very good for the Lakers as a 20MPG guard who could shoot threes and really bother point of attack guards.
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« Reply #692 on: February 23, 2021, 07:36:12 AM »

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Hayward hurt again
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

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« Reply #693 on: February 23, 2021, 09:40:42 AM »

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Wow, Lakers on a 3peat.

3-game losing skid that is. Lost to the Wizards at home. They don't look tough without Anthony Davis.

I noticed quite a few OT games and 40+ minute games for Lebron lately (even before AD went down). I wonder what kind of effect that will have later in the season.

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« Reply #694 on: February 23, 2021, 11:37:35 PM »

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Watching Denver move the ball makes me cry.... It's not just The Joker either the whole team moves it.

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« Reply #695 on: February 23, 2021, 11:39:57 PM »

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Watching Denver move the ball makes me cry.... It's not just The Joker either the whole team moves it.

Their record isn't that great. I wonder what's going on. Maybe we can learn from it because that's a solid team on paper.

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« Reply #696 on: February 23, 2021, 11:41:44 PM »

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Watching Denver move the ball makes me cry.... It's not just The Joker either the whole team moves it.

Their record isn't that great. I wonder what's going on. Maybe we can learn from it because that's a solid team on paper.

Still beautiful to watch.

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« Reply #697 on: February 24, 2021, 11:21:49 PM »

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At least the Lakers are getting beat down by the Jazz.

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« Reply #698 on: February 24, 2021, 11:35:50 PM »

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At least the Lakers are getting beat down by the Jazz.

The Jazz are the Nuggets of last year. A good team, but you still canít see them winning it all.

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« Reply #699 on: February 24, 2021, 11:36:51 PM »

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At least the Lakers are getting beat down by the Jazz.

The Jazz are the Nuggets of last year. A good team, but you still canít see them winning it all.
The Jazz are way more complete than the Nuggets were last year. Best interior defender in the league, multiple really good perimeter scorers, good passers and shooters. Got it all
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« Reply #700 on: February 24, 2021, 11:44:07 PM »

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At least the Lakers are getting beat down by the Jazz.

The Jazz are the Nuggets of last year. A good team, but you still canít see them winning it all.
The Jazz are way more complete than the Nuggets were last year. Best interior defender in the league, multiple really good perimeter scorers, good passers and shooters. Got it all

They are pretenders. Just like the heat last year. They will get exposed by either of the LA teams.

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« Reply #701 on: February 24, 2021, 11:44:29 PM »

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At least the Lakers are getting beat down by the Jazz.

The Jazz are the Nuggets of last year. A good team, but you still canít see them winning it all.
The Jazz are way more complete than the Nuggets were last year. Best interior defender in the league, multiple really good perimeter scorers, good passers and shooters. Got it all
Don't see the Jazz getting out of the West in the playoffs.

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« Reply #702 on: February 24, 2021, 11:49:16 PM »

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At least the Lakers are getting beat down by the Jazz.

The Jazz are the Nuggets of last year. A good team, but you still canít see them winning it all.
The Jazz are way more complete than the Nuggets were last year. Best interior defender in the league, multiple really good perimeter scorers, good passers and shooters. Got it all
Don't see the Jazz getting out of the West in the playoffs.

If they stay healthy they have the shooting and great team that could go all the way.

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« Reply #703 on: February 24, 2021, 11:55:28 PM »

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At least the Lakers are getting beat down by the Jazz.

The Jazz are the Nuggets of last year. A good team, but you still canít see them winning it all.
The Jazz are way more complete than the Nuggets were last year. Best interior defender in the league, multiple really good perimeter scorers, good passers and shooters. Got it all
Funny thing is Jazz got bounced off by the Nuggets twice already. They may finally reach WCF this year but that maybe it.

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« Reply #704 on: February 24, 2021, 11:56:51 PM »

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Wow!  Indiana is in 4th place in the East with a 15-15 record.  Setting aside Detroit there are 11 teams competing for 5 playoff spots.  Trade deadline is going to be really interesting.