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03-07-2012 02:04 AM #91
Ugh the Lakers lose to Detroit despite a huge game from the big 3. Bynum, Pau, and Bryant accounted for 72 of the 85 points and they lose. Just terrible. They are like a medium-talent NCAA team when it comes to Home/Road splits.
Such a high after the Miami game and then this.
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03-07-2012 10:48 AM #92
If there was ever a game that showed just how awful the Lakers bench and depth is it was the Pistons game last night. Any time you get that kind of production from your main core, especially against a bad team like Detroit, you need to win.
They're in trouble come playoff time the first time they don't have home court in a series (which is looking more and more like round 2 although I still think they can pass the Clippers and Spurs for the 2 seed).
03-07-2012 12:40 PM #93
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03-07-2012 12:55 PM #95
All this talk about Dwight Howard is appearing more and more to be close to a lateral move. The Magic won't take just Gasol and if we have to move Bynum (averaging 17 and 13!) I'm not sure how much better that makes us.
PG has been a black hole for the past few seasons. It was masked during the two title runs because Kobe was younger and could do more himself and Odom was also a capable ball handler but the lack of production from the position really hurt.
My plan? Wait and see what happens with D Will. It's looking like the Nets won't be able to trade for Howard with Lopez hurt again which means D Will is gone. Amnesty Artest (set to make almost $15 million over the next two years) and make a push for him -- try to move Gasol as well if you have to to clear up cap space. Dallas might be the more attractive option because he's from Texas and there is no income tax in Texas but it's tough to say no to Kobe and the Lakers.
03-07-2012 12:55 PM #96
03-07-2012 01:44 PM #97
The Nets can still sign Howard in the offseason and him and DWill stay.
Getting Howard over Bynum gives you more of a sure thing but agree its not goin go improve you that much.
03-07-2012 01:45 PM #98
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03-07-2012 05:11 PM #100
03-07-2012 05:12 PM #101
They really need a point guard. End of story. Fisher isn't cutting it. Because of the triangle offense the PG spot has been week for a long time. Now its a screaming hole. We've had fodder level guys at PG forever and right now we just need someone who can get the job done. Jameer Nelson or Ramon Sessions.
Just not sure who the Lakers have to trade outside of Gasol.
03-07-2012 11:57 PM #102
And then they lose to the freaking Wizards tonight!
And on top of that, they give up 106 points.
That's really horrible.
Second straight night where Kobe had an AWFUL shooting night.
03-08-2012 01:54 AM #103
Ugh, one of the write ups put it well:
Away from home, the Los Angeles Lakers are a terrible basketball team. They blew an 18-point lead in the second half Wednesday night, falling 106-101 to the terrible Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
03-08-2012 08:53 PM #104
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03-08-2012 09:28 PM #105
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Regarding the bench, McRoberts and Murphy are both good bench players. The problem is they play where the team is strongest.
SF is a disaster from a starting and bench perspective while PG is a disaster from a starting perspective.