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Old 07-06-2019, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default The Lakers are 8 seed AT BEST next year

utah
denver
houston
clippers
blazers
spurs
pelicans


all better than the lakers

lol Lakers
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Lakers are 8 seed AT BEST next year

None of those teams listed are better, I put the clippers head to head with us though for now. Denver is also a great team.
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:53 AM   #3
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None of those teams listed are better, I put the clippers head to head with us though for now. Denver is also a great team.
you're one of those who dont believe in depth, huh?
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:53 AM   #4
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None of those teams listed are better, I put the clippers head to head with us though for now. Denver is also a great team.

Laker fans.

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Old 07-06-2019, 06:55 AM   #5
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1. Nuggets
2. Lakers
3. Jazz
4. Warriors
5. Blazers
6. Clippers
7. Rockets
8. Spurs

edit: forgot Utah lol

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Old 07-06-2019, 06:56 AM   #6
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1. Nuggets
2. Lakers
3. Warriors
4. Blazers
5. Clippers
6. Rockets
7. Spurs
8. OKC

Laker fans part duex.

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Old 07-06-2019, 07:06 AM   #7
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1. Nuggets
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3. Warriors
4. Blazers
5. Clippers
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:17 AM   #8
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Usually teams 4-8 are only a few games apart so anything goes in the West. Warriors were great without KD in the RS the past few years so I wouldn't rule them out of a top 3 seeding, especially once Klay returns for the 2nd part of the season. Nuggets are the deepest team so they should be favored to get the #1 seed. Lakers have the best duo in the league, James is rested, AD is about to hit his peak and weŽll have better shooting and defense this season.

Other teams are questionable tbh. Clippers won't be healthy for the first few months of the season and we all know about Kawhi's "load management", Rockets have chemistry issues and we still don't know what will happen to CP0 or Capela for that matter, Pelicans are too raw and will take time to figure it out, Spurs find a way to get in as always. OKC is good enough to win 45-48 games with Gallo and SGA in place of PG.
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:31 AM   #9
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Gotta add in Anthony’s usual minimum of 20 games injured
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:34 AM   #10
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Usually teams 4-8 are only a few games apart so anything goes in the West. Warriors were great without KD in the RS the past few years so I wouldn't rule them out of a top 3 seeding, especially once Klay returns for the 2nd part of the season. Nuggets are the deepest team so they should be favored to get the #1 seed. Lakers have the best duo in the league, James is rested, AD is about to hit his peak and weŽll have better shooting and defense this season.

Other teams are questionable tbh. Clippers won't be healthy for the first few months of the season and we all know about Kawhi's "load management", Rockets have chemistry issues and we still don't know what will happen to CP0 or Capela for that matter, Pelicans are too raw and will take time to figure it out, Spurs find a way to get in as always. OKC is good enough to win 45-48 games with Gallo and SGA in place of PG.
Agree with a lot but you forgot Utah
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:35 AM   #11
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Usually teams 4-8 are only a few games apart so anything goes in the West. Warriors were great without KD in the RS the past few years so I wouldn't rule them out of a top 3 seeding, especially once Klay returns for the 2nd part of the season. Nuggets are the deepest team so they should be favored to get the #1 seed. Lakers have the best duo in the league, James is rested, AD is about to hit his peak and weŽll have better shooting and defense this season.

Other teams are questionable tbh. Clippers won't be healthy for the first few months of the season and we all know about Kawhi's "load management", Rockets have chemistry issues and we still don't know what will happen to CP0 or Capela for that matter, Pelicans are too raw and will take time to figure it out, Spurs find a way to get in as always. OKC is good enough to win 45-48 games with Gallo and SGA in place of PG.

Utah was a 50 win team last year and got significantly better in the offseason, yet you don’t have them in the playoffs. They are a legit contender and easily top 4 in the West. They are deeper than the Nuggets, who you call the deepest team in the West. You’re sleeping hard on them.
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Utah was a 50 win team last year and got significantly better in the offseason, yet you don’t have them in the playoffs. They are a legit contender and easily top 4 in the West. They are deeper than the Nuggets, who you call the deepest team in the West. You’re sleeping hard on them.

Oh yeah you're right, I'll make a quick change .

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Agree with a lot but you forgot Utah


Yeah, there are so many potential 50-win teams someone will miss the Playoffs by a game or two, couldn't even get to Utah before I already filled 8 out off the top of my head.
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:39 AM   #13
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Usually teams 4-8 are only a few games apart so anything goes in the West. Warriors were great without KD in the RS the past few years so I wouldn't rule them out of a top 3 seeding, especially once Klay returns for the 2nd part of the season. Nuggets are the deepest team so they should be favored to get the #1 seed. Lakers have the best duo in the league, James is rested, AD is about to hit his peak and weŽll have better shooting and defense this season.

Other teams are questionable tbh. Clippers won't be healthy for the first few months of the season and we all know about Kawhi's "load management", Rockets have chemistry issues and we still don't know what will happen to CP0 or Capela for that matter, Pelicans are too raw and will take time to figure it out, Spurs find a way to get in as always. OKC is good enough to win 45-48 games with Gallo and SGA in place of PG.

Jazz aren't questionable. Exit Bricky and Favors and enter Conley and Bojan. Great defense and now great offense. Good luck!
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:40 AM   #14
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Utah was a 50 win team last year and got significantly better in the offseason, yet you don’t have them in the playoffs. They are a legit contender and easily top 4 in the West. They are deeper than the Nuggets, who you call the deepest team in the West. You’re sleeping hard on them.

Deeper than Denver with Dante and Mudiay fighting for the last rotation spot?
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:42 AM   #15
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Jazz aren't questionable. Exit Bricky and Favors and enter Conley and Bojan. Great defense and now great offense. Good luck!

Completely overlooked that roster for some reason, you could make a case for 10 teams out West for the Playoffs, maybe 11 if you're a homer of one of the weaker teams.. Dallas and OKC could easily be in the Playoffs as well. 3-8 is a very tough call and some of these teams aren't done with their off-season moves yet.

It's ridiculous to say that the Lakers are 8th at best though, they have the two best players out West and both are 100% healthy right now, along with a 3rd option who should take another step forward to becoming an all-star.
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