Do the Lakers have anyone real good on their team?

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  1. GuanoApes

    GuanoApes Orange Belt Platinum Member

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    15 is ok. Not quite in the good range.
     
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    BEER Resident Feminist Platinum Member

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    If you watched basketball, you'd know Isiah is a solid 25ppg guy who was sidelined for 8 months with a hip injury and was benched so he could rehab. The fact that he was scoring 15 a game on limited minutes off the bench is pretty impressive in itself.

    But you don't watch basketball, you just take a sidelined interest in it.

    Edit: Also the dude is like 5'8". I know he's listed at 5'10", but I'm 5'10" and I've seen him in person. I'm taller.
     
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    GuanoApes Orange Belt Platinum Member

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    I watch the playoffs.
     
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    Then you would know that the season before he got injured, Thomas dragged a sorry-ass Celtics team to the Eastern Conference Finals.
     
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    MarloStanfield The Wild Colonial Boy

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    Don’t forget about Kareem and Magic , with LeBurn I think they’ll be unbeatable
     
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    xcvbn Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Roids shopping nearby at the best juice spots in the world means they don't need anyone else

    He can 1v5 to a title
     
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    Madmick Scholar of Taghaza Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    They're destined for a 2nd round exit.
     
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    not to mention he was coming back from a hip injury and still was never 100% all season

    Isaiah is still a beast, and will do well wherever he ends up imo
     
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    when you are 5'9 and coming off a hip injury that restricts range of movement its fucking fantastic

    the year before he finished in the top 5 for MVP
     
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    rj144 Red Belt

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    Yeah, I was actually referencing the verbage "only made 15 PPG" too. No one who follows basketball talks like that. You say he averaged 15 PPG or something similar.
     
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    Sports betting houses balance the books. They don't care who wins so as long as they can payout less tgan they take in. That is why you can't find a bookie to take a bet against a lot of team not to win the championship. The Lakers have no shot in my opinion this year and would be happy to bet against them for even meager payouts.
     
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    Such bets don’t exist. You can’t bet one team to not win the title lol. You’re literally betting on every other team to win the title at that point.
     
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    berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

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    listen to Windhorst. he pretty much says the exact same thing i said. its because of stupid laker fans but if you really believe this team is 7-2 right now ill take your money if you want. let me know. its a moron bet. Vegas is balancing their liability. Im trying to be nice but you clearly dont understand how Vegas works.

    starts around 3min

     
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    Lmao at listening to windhorsts fatass. You gonna quote skip or cowherd next? Also I’m not taking that bet with golden states super squad lmao. My whole point is that they’re a fringe top 5 team in the league with their current roster, which is about where their odds sit in Vegas. Lebron has the Cavs as a fringe top 5 team in the league with a much worse roster.

    I’m not saying that the odds are 100% accurate on where teams should be ranked going into the season rather that it’s a good measurement for where teams generally stand going into the season, at least a hell of a lot more than random cans on an mma forum. Like I said earlier this is the OPENING line on them which is determined by oddsmakers and professional gamblers who bet hundreds of thousands on shit like this. You make it sound like a bunch of random cholos from east la go to Vegas and bet $20 on them to win and it has some dramatic impact on the lines lmao.
     
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    Ingram is good at so many things, but not great at one thing. For how slim he is it’s good to see how aggressive he is in attacking the paint and using his length. Doesn’t settle for outside jumpers which is rare for today’s game. He’ll attack or hit a midrange shot exploiting his length ala KD. He’s also an above average defender and ball handler and getting better at both. At this point he’s a young Turkoglu with a much higher potential.

    I worry about Kuz. He can score, but not much else. I’m worried that his rookie year maybe the best we’ll see of him. I’d have no issue trading him. His offensive game is already polished that i don’t see where the improvements will come from.
     
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    Lonzo Ball's dad.
     

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