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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 1:30 pm    Post subject: Annual Play-in Watch: 2024 Edition

Contenders: kings, suns, warriors, lakers. Outside chance: Rockets
It’s looking like Lakers will be in the 9-10 bracket.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:01 pm    Post subject:

With today’s win….Suns should finish in 6-9 range
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:02 pm    Post subject:

We gonna lose in the play in
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:04 pm    Post subject:

At this point I don't see us making the playoffs, no HCA in the play-in like we usually do in the past. We suck during road games.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:08 pm    Post subject:

Perpetual play-in contenders. That's the laker standard now, and they supposedly have 2 top 10 talents. Awesome.

Just start the rebuild (bleep).
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:16 pm    Post subject:

For the love of basketball gods please end this LeKlutch era. Lebron and AD are no longer capable of winning the chip as 1/2.

This is literally the definition of insanity. LeGrandpa and Deputy Davis can’t lead a team to any playoff spot. They are play-in merchants.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:17 pm    Post subject:

Lakers last two times they’ve been in play in had a home game where a win got them in. Now they’ll have to win two games on the road. So don’t get too excited.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:21 pm    Post subject:

Denny_Russo wrote:
Perpetual play-in contenders. That's the laker standard now, and they supposedly have 2 top 10 talents. Awesome.

Just start the rebuild (bleep).


18-19 - 37 wins
19-20 - bubble chip
21- lose first round
22 - 33 wins laughingstock
23 - 43 wins and fluke playoff run, swept wcf
24 - 9th or 10th seed, likely lose playin

Lebron era.

Wtf is this franchise’s plan? Seems to be playing .500 ball and selling tickets behind the Lebron name for last 3-4 years. Because it’s not serious about being a winning team.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:26 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
For the love of basketball gods please end this LeKlutch era. Lebron and AD are no longer capable of winning the chip as 1/2.

This is literally the definition of insanity. LeGrandpa and Deputy Davis can’t lead a team to any playoff spot. They are play-in merchants.


Watching a .500 team with a 39 year old player sending tweet emojis is not enjoyable. Screw Jeanie Buss and Pelinka.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:31 pm    Post subject:

lakers4life78 wrote:
Denny_Russo wrote:
Perpetual play-in contenders. That's the laker standard now, and they supposedly have 2 top 10 talents. Awesome.

Just start the rebuild (bleep).


18-19 - 37 wins
19-20 - bubble chip
21- lose first round
22 - 33 wins laughingstock
23 - 43 wins and fluke playoff run, swept wcf
24 - 9th or 10th seed, likely lose playin

Lebron era.

Wtf is this franchise’s plan? Seems to be playing .500 ball and selling tickets behind the Lebron name for last 3-4 years. Because it’s not serious about being a winning team.


Pretty much Jeanie's way. As long as the cash comes she seems content and bashes Lakers fans saying that "We don't like to be patient."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2023/11/19/jeanie-buss-on-lakers-fans-they-dont-like-to-be-patient/71646220007/
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:45 pm    Post subject:

lakers4life78 wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
For the love of basketball gods please end this LeKlutch era. Lebron and AD are no longer capable of winning the chip as 1/2.

This is literally the definition of insanity. LeGrandpa and Deputy Davis can’t lead a team to any playoff spot. They are play-in merchants.


Watching a .500 team with a 39 year old player sending tweet emojis is not enjoyable. Screw Jeanie Buss and Pelinka.


Jeanie is good as long as she gets the $$$$

Pelinka is good so long as he’s not the one getting blame.

It will be interesting who LePassiveAggressive blames this offseason.

Lakerland suffers from the same old story when you sign up for LeGM and his peeps.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:22 pm    Post subject:

Now they plan to trade 3 first round picks in the off season for….2025 play-in edition
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:58 pm    Post subject:

Warriors look like a team who is prime to make another run with Curry, Lakers on another hand look like a team who is gonna have 2 opportunities to either make the playoffs or go fishing at Alaska
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:01 pm    Post subject:

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Warriors look like a team who is prime to make another run with Curry, Lakers on another hand look like a team who is gonna have 2 opportunities to either make the playoffs or go fishing at Alaska


They will only have 2 opportunities to go fishing. They will have to win both the elimination games to get into to play-offs.
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petergr wrote:
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Warriors look like a team who is prime to make another run with Curry, Lakers on another hand look like a team who is gonna have 2 opportunities to either make the playoffs or go fishing at Alaska


They will only have 2 opportunities to go fishing. They will have to win both the elimination games to get into to play-offs.


Yeah it’s gonna be a tough task no way this team can do it, either they need to go on a winning run now or waste another season of AD & Bron
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:36 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
petergr wrote:
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Warriors look like a team who is prime to make another run with Curry, Lakers on another hand look like a team who is gonna have 2 opportunities to either make the playoffs or go fishing at Alaska


They will only have 2 opportunities to go fishing. They will have to win both the elimination games to get into to play-offs.


Yeah it’s gonna be a tough task no way this team can do it, either they need to go on a winning run now or waste another season of AD & Bron


Nobody is wasting Lebron's seasosn...he wasted his own seasons by forcing dumb trades like THE Brick and signing Klutch players like Trez to stupid contracts so that his partner can pocket additional comission
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:45 pm    Post subject:

Lebron and AD aren’t the1-2 punch they used to be. Two top 10 players being mostly healthy should make us at least a top 6 seed. Could it be that they aren’t those guys anymore?

Lebron for sure isn’t. He has games where he looks like one but most nights are Ho-hum where he’s more like a 15-20 player. Our title hopes stop right there. All the championship contending teams have legit mvp candidate/bonafide top 5 player on them. We had that in 2020…had that in 2021 until injuries…Lebron nor AD have been that caliber of player since.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:26 pm    Post subject:

At least Denver beat GS tonight to help us keep that 9th seed (for now).. lol Not gonna lie, was hoping GS would be DEN's kryptonite and face/beat them in the 1st round of playoffs, but seems like they can't even beat them.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:31 pm    Post subject:

Denver doing Warriors like they do us. Just going through the motions until it’s time to put the hammer down. They have another gear that very few teams can match
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:39 pm    Post subject:

The Lakers with their upcoming schedule will probably fall to the 10th spot. Warriors got a softer schedule coming up. Im not even sure we survive the play in lol
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:52 pm    Post subject:

There are only really 10 teams competing in the West so by default the Lakers will get the 9 or 10 seed.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:14 pm    Post subject:

Brawn13 wrote:
Denver doing Warriors like they do us. Just going through the motions until it’s time to put the hammer down. They have another gear that very few teams can match


Curry probably had his worst game I have seen in a long time, that doesn’t happen all the time, Warriors still had a chance to win this, the Lakers on another hand had there top duo playing well and still ended up losing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:17 pm    Post subject:

We had a great chance to pickup a game on Suns and also a little separation from Warriors but of course we came out with a terrible start and yet again got out-hustled. We are probably going to be 10th by end of season. Imagine if Grizziles had Morant the entire season. We could potentially have not even made play-in.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:38 pm    Post subject:

The play-in situation could have been prevented if they held on to Dennis Shredder and Lonnie Welkner. I believe the lack of continuity has been the biggest plague to this franchise. They threw the baby out with the bathwater with the Westbrook deal.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:59 pm    Post subject:

what happened to the optimism that they're gonna move up to 5th? lol
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