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2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

  • titan
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That was tough to watch! 2 of the most skilled big man in the NBA look below a average.
Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Horrible shooting night for the Lakers. Defense was hideous, but that's to be expected.



And again, the Lakers fail to rise over the .500 mark.

How did Howard play 39 minutes and only have one made FG? Seems impossible almost.

because the guy has no offensive game. if he's not getting easy layups or dunks, he wont be putting up points.

there is a reason he's only getting 8-12 shot attempts a night, and most of those are coming of pick and rolls and put backs. if you've watched howard play in orlando, and even though he was the main offensive weapon, even then he was rarely getting 20-25 shots a night; and the nights that he did get those shot attempts, he wasn't putting up good FG percentage numbers (check the game logs). on top of that, he still has those 4-5 TO games with us as well, while barely getting any touches...

and gasol has sure lost a step, he's never been that athletic, but right now he's looking really old.
[ Edited by TheG0RE49er on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:39 AM ]
  • BobS
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Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Horrible shooting night for the Lakers. Defense was hideous, but that's to be expected.



And again, the Lakers fail to rise over the .500 mark.

How did Howard play 39 minutes and only have one made FG? Seems impossible almost.

because the guy has no offensive game. if he's not getting easy layups or dunks, he wont be putting up points.

there is a reason he's only getting 8-12 shot attempts a night, and most of those are coming of pick and rolls and put backs. if you've watched howard play in orlando, and even though he was the main offensive weapon, even then he was rarely getting 20-25 shots a night; and the nights that he did get those shot attempts, he wasn't putting up good FG percentage numbers (check the game logs). on top of that, he still has those 4-5 TO games with us as well, while barely getting any touches...

and gasol has sure lost a step, he's never been that athletic, but right now he's looking really old.
I will stick with my assumption he isn't 100% recovered from back surgery, it will either take till next year or he will never be the same. Speaking from experience (I had two) back surgery rarely puts someone back to "good as new". There is a very long recovery time as nerves regenerate themselves, most of the time the best the back surgery does is cure severe pain issues, but can leave a person with permanently weak legs. I bet if you measured his vertical leap it is way down from before he had back issues.
Originally posted by BobS:
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Horrible shooting night for the Lakers. Defense was hideous, but that's to be expected.



And again, the Lakers fail to rise over the .500 mark.

How did Howard play 39 minutes and only have one made FG? Seems impossible almost.

because the guy has no offensive game. if he's not getting easy layups or dunks, he wont be putting up points.

there is a reason he's only getting 8-12 shot attempts a night, and most of those are coming of pick and rolls and put backs. if you've watched howard play in orlando, and even though he was the main offensive weapon, even then he was rarely getting 20-25 shots a night; and the nights that he did get those shot attempts, he wasn't putting up good FG percentage numbers (check the game logs). on top of that, he still has those 4-5 TO games with us as well, while barely getting any touches...

and gasol has sure lost a step, he's never been that athletic, but right now he's looking really old.
I will stick with my assumption he isn't 100% recovered from back surgery, it will either take till next year or he will never be the same. Speaking from experience (I had two) back surgery rarely puts someone back to "good as new". There is a very long recovery time as nerves regenerate themselves, most of the time the best the back surgery does is cure severe pain issues, but can leave a person with permanently weak legs. I bet if you measured his vertical leap it is way down from before he had back issues.

i buy that argument, im sure he's not 100% yet, however, it's not like he still not dunking on guys and getting 4-5 blocks a game. if anything he doesnt have his legs back yet or his cardio, because he should be running those other big men off the court, there is no C and very few PFs that can keep up with Howards speed as a big man.
also, the problem with this wait and see game, he's a FA after this year. if he continues to have this kind of year, do we give him that 5 year max deal?
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Those guys will play a combined 27 games together.

I like how this is the 15th post in this thread. Lol.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Those guys will play a combined 27 games together.

I like how this is the 15th post in this thread. Lol.


I like how you're digging around in the thread for material.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Those guys will play a combined 27 games together.

I like how this is the 15th post in this thread. Lol.


I like how you're digging around in the thread for material.

Always fun considering you guys were already planning the championship parade in the offseason. The lulz are endless when you dig around.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Those guys will play a combined 27 games together.

I like how this is the 15th post in this thread. Lol.


I like how you're digging around in the thread for material.

Always fun considering you guys were already planning the championship parade in the offseason. The lulz are endless when you dig around.

Look what you're reduced to. lol
Originally posted by jrg:

  • titan
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Lets start another win streak starting with the Clippers!
Originally posted by titan:
Lets start another win streak starting with the Clippers!

tough task. The clippers at home are unstoppable.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by titan:
Lets start another win streak starting with the Clippers!

tough task. The clippers at home are unstoppable.

What home?
  • titan
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LA is the Lakers home!Clippet's is the sister team. They just happen to be hotter than The Real LA Team. We got the roster to play with anyone....To what level? I can't tell you?!lol Hopefully our Bigs wake up and realize that nonchalant plays will = Blake Griifins sausage and eggs in your face! If that's not motivation enough, I don't know what is?
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