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James Worthy Believes Lakers Could Possibly Make Playoffs

Even with the season still two months away, people have already begun predicting next season’s standings. ESPN Forecast panel had the Lakers slotted at 12th in the Western Conference with a 30-52 record, a slight improvement on last season.

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Hall of Famer and Time Warner Cable SportsNet analyst James Worthy has a slightly more positive outlook for the Lakers next season according to the LA Times’ Ben Bolch:

Worthy is obviously slightly biased towards the Lakers, but he seems to be pretty reasonable with his projections, though 10 more wins would likely not get the Lakers near the playoffs in the daunting Western Conference.

An improvement in the 10-win range, however, is completely feasible with the roster the Lakers have put together. Health will obviously be an important factor as the team has been decimated by injuries the last two seasons.

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Nonetheless, adding Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and others to a solid group of returning players. A possibly healthy Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash should allow the Lakers to be more competitive and experience more success than last season.

Add in the head coaching change to Byron Scott from Mike D’Antoni and the pieces are there to possibly surprise some teams. Worthy says Kobe will play at an All-Star level, if that’s the case, who knows what the Lakers can do.

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  • Kishan

    Root for bledsoe

    • joshhh

      bledsoe is not coming I would love to have him he could be our cornerstone pg post kobe bur its not worth giving up randle r hill. this is what the lakers should of done this offseason even if melo or LeBron didn’t come. hire lionel hollins sign lance Stephenson big mistake passing that up. and than just sign role players or resign most of ur players young Wesley,hill etc…lakers would have a big 3 of their own kobe lance and randle.
      ????
      kobe young
      lance wesley
      randle davis
      hill sacre

      • Kishan

        i think we did tried…. but Lance wouldn’t leave East…. he still wants to be a playoff team.

        • joshhh

          he still wants to be a playoff team? that doesn’t even make any sense. and ur wrong ur saying every player on the market would go east cuz they want make it to the playoffs that’s retarted

          • Kishan

            I’m saying if he came Lakers he knows he’s not gonna compete or its harder to compete…. where as Hornets would actually make playoffs and obvs offer him money. i wasnt necessarily saying people go east I’m saying if it was between Lakers or Hornets he would go Hornets (better team)

          • Uncle Bob

            Really? Young player looking for a big multi-year deal? Those guys don’t usually go to contenders, they go where the money is and become set for life. Then later in their career if they haven’t won a championship they start to consider taking less money.

          • Kishan

            NO!!! they look at both at same time……

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            Hornets, lol

          • Kishan

            Why U Loling Hornets there actually a good team with good pieces

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            agree wit you on the 100

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            It’s just funny to hear Lakerfans admit that Charlotte more competitive and desirable team than LAL. I do agree.

          • TheZuluNation

            I don’t see what’s funny about it.

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            Also humored by the fact that Kobe failed to recruit any free agents. They all dissed him. LOL

          • TheZuluNation

            Outside of LeBron, none of the big free agents were worth the $$$ anyways. This summer’s free agent class was a bit overrated to be honest, and I’m not saying this to be salty. Not sure if Melo and Kobe could coexist because both are scorers that need the ball in their hands to succeed, Lance is hot and cold, Kyle Lowry is good yet overrated, Monroe not worth a max contract, never had a chance at Parsons/Hayward ’cause they were RFA’s, Ariza was being a greedy son of a gun and so was Deng + Deng’s gm is declining and injuries are lingering. Outside of those players, all you had was a bunch of role players left.

          • Kishan

            Well right now they are coz they have good players….. I’m not denying I’m just stating whats true…. .
            Jefferson, Stephnson, Walker, these are good players……. and there in the East gives them better chance… if they were in west then they wouldn’t make playoffs either

      • Uncle Bob

        I’m not convinced Lance was worth the risk, I’m not sure they saw him as Laker material nor a elite player. There’s no point to signing anyone who might ruin a cap space for a true superstar to get a max contract next year or the following. I also don’t know where they would have got the money to offer him a contract. They probably would have had to drop Nash and been stuck with part of his salary on the books two more years. Not worth it.

    • DKWTTY

      I hope they steal him somehow. Send Nash back where he belongs.

      • Kishan

        agree but the only way is Randle and Suns need a Powerforward …..
        Randle, 1st round picks and clarkson for Bledsoe

        • DKWTTY

          Nooo! We need Randle. They can have Nash, a 1st round pick and Ryan Kelly…hell toss in Rob Sacre too but Lakers can’t deal Randle. No way.

        • Ray-Marcus

          No!!!! J Hill will be the most likely guy to leave in any trade. I believe that his contract is huge just so he can fill that purpose

          • Kishan

            Jordan Hill Cant get traded until January the 15th

        • kb24

          randle and clarkson are not available

          • Kishan

            the rookies are available …..

        • comrade24

          I can’t see the Lakers trading Randle under just about any circumstance. They are hoping he develops into an all star in a few seasons then they can have 3 stars for the price of two since he would still be on a rookie contract. I have heard the Lakers are in the running for Bledsoe though,
          But it involved sending Nash home for a farewell tour, along with Hill and the pick from Houston. I would do that trade in a heartbeat, provided that Bledsoe agrees to sign long term. Imagine, in 2016 a lineup consisting of Bledsoe, Young, Durant, and Randle in the starting lineup. We could realistically be back in contention at that point. As we saw this summer, stars are not lining up in Fa to sign with us anymore. The first star we’re going to have to acquire via trade, then others will follow. In the short term, a lineup of Bledsoe, Lin, Kobe, boozer or Randle, and Davis would be pretty damn good. DEFINITELY a playoff team this season IMO

          • Kishan

            I’ve read somewhere we can’t trade Hill until Jan 15th…… but i don’t see why Suns would agree to that… but they are in need of a PF … Hill is natural PF than a centre

      • CLIPPERSRUNLA

        You wish there’s a team dumb enough to take on Steve Trash contract. Lol

        • DKWTTY

          You still scared we might get Bledsoe and CP0rings is 30 years old? LMAO! You mad Lisa Leslie got more rings than the entire Clippers franchise?

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            Am I scared that you “might get Bledsoe”? Nope :)

          • DKWTTY

            You should be scared that the Clippers will never win a title. Hows it feel to know that Lisa Leslie has more rings than Flake Griffin and CP0rings?

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            u sound like a frustrated Lakerfan. LOL

          • DKWTTY

            You sound like a delusional Clippers fan.

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            I heard a rumor the Lakers are getting Lebron, Love, and Irving in exchange for Nash and Jordan Hill. Lol.

    • ra

      Bledsoe Shmedsoe. Not good to make an avg/ player trade now. Stick with what we’ve got now, to see what we have. Much worse to trade assets that we have not yet evaluated in game time situations. I know the gamble – what if they’re a bust. Well, what if Bledsoe turns out to be a bust, and then we’re stuck with him.

      With developing assets, we can create much more trade value if our current assets turn out to have great potential, or if they’re a bust, we drop them like a hot potato. Bledsoe move not good now. Wait till February.

      • Kishan

        GOOD POINT! , but Eric Bledsoe is only gonna get better and we saw that last season …. and he’s only 24
        he will have better career than Julias Randle because Julias Randle Ball game doesnt really suit the modern NBA era keep that in mind …. the Post game is disappearing now … he can shoot from the elbow but thats not enough coz of the modern day game

        • Uncle Bob

          You’re way off on Randle, his game is perfectly suited to the modern NBA. He’s not just a post-up big, in fact, his most impressive ability is to face up in the mid-post and dribble past defenders and get to the rim. I don’t think there’s a sinlge PF in the NBA who’ll be able to stay in front of him. He can also finish in transition. He’s got the best lateral quickness for a man of his build that I’ve ever seen and has the potential to become a great defender. Bledsoe has yet to prove he can stay healthy for a whole season and I don’t think he’ll be as elite of a player.

          • Ray-Marcus

            Its too early to make a judgement on Randle. He has not even played a pre-season game yet, and as of right now he could go either way. Right now he looks like a taller Anthony Mason but he failed to rebound well in the summer league…lets just hope it was an anomaly. Bledsoe on the other hand has proved that he is a stud in the league although he has injury issues. I say we trade for him (not Randle though). What do the Lakers have to lose??

        • comrade24

          The post game is not disappearing there’s just not as many skilled players who can do it these days. Mark my words, Anthony Davis will be the league MVP in the next 5 seasons

          • Kishan

            ya agree, so coaches don’t use it much…. but mind u Randle is a post player and kobe is good on the post so they might use the post……. but i still think Bledsoe will have a better career

      • Ray-Marcus

        Bledsoe cannot turn out to be a bust. He has played in the league and has shown that he can at least perform at a near all star level…the type of play that only Kobe, Nash and Boozer on our roster have been capable of in the past.What more is there to learn about Bledsoe?? I say Lakers package Jordan Hill or Jeremy Lin for him ASAP

        • comrade24

          Pg Bledsoe
          Sg Lin
          Sf Kobe
          Pf Boozer (eventually Randle)
          C Davis

      • CLIPPERSRUNLA

        Bledsoe would be the best player on your team lol

  • quickster007

    Only if Kobe can be healthy for the season. Lin can easily replace Nash. The Lakers needs a ten man rotation.

    • joshhh

      more than that r u high or something they have to go 12 deep everynight what ur just gonna leave out henry and davis I understand if it was sacre or kelly or Clarkson if nash goes down but scott’s gotta play lin,kobe,young,nash,wesley,henry,randle,boozer,hill and davis gotta be in the rotation. everyone else is out sacre the 3rd big man Kelly’s the 3rd power forward and clarksons the 3rd pg there all 3rd options if someone goes down. wait that is 10 deep but that’s assuming we have 13 guys were gonna fill out the roster so if they add Beasley than that’s 11 deep its gonna be tough cuz if we add another sf w already have so many sf or players cabable of playing sf. kobe,young,wesley,henry so if we add Beasley or someone that’s to much. but I like our frontcourt they can do all of damage offensively whats good about our frontcourt is we have a lot of guys with hhigh energy and high motors and we got a veteran iin boozer. we probably have the deepest frontcourt in the nba not best but deepest cuz most teams have a good starting 5 blake and Jordan and than there bench suks

      • LakersOverEverything

        What great/good team has a 12 man rotation??

      • comrade24

        I think Ed Davis is going to have a break out year, especially if Hill ends up being traded.

  • Duckathon

    More like 20 games improvement to make the playoffs in the West.

    • joshhh

      if theres any chance we could get Bledsoe than go after it do everything u can lakers made enough mistakes this offseason letting lance get away huge mistake letting lionel hollins get away you’ll see what he doess in Brooklyn shock u all nets r making it to the playoffs and letting shawn marion get away we didn’t get players from our plan b plan the plan was if melo didn’t come get 2nd caliber players lowry,frye,gortat,ariza,deng,monroe,lance etc.. we didn’t get any of those guys instead we just resigned most of our players so go get Bledsoe hes worth every penny

      • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

        I find it funny that you are so high on Bledsoe. Suns fans, meanwhile, are begging for him to be traded.

        Plan B was never to sign second-tier players. Plan A was to sign one of three first-tier free agents. Plan B was to put a competitive team on the floor while keeping options open for next summer. This team will be competitive and should win 15-20 more games than last season and have a shot at a playoff spot.

        • joshhh

          as long as we have kobe and randle everybody else I don’t mind giving up for Bledsoe. if we got Bledsoe right away that would give a better a shot at making the playoffs we would be a better team

          • Okaaay

            It would probably take giving up Randle to get Bledose.

          • joshhh

            actually no we could give trade nash and future draft pick 2015 to suns for Bledsoe Idont think they would take that and theres also hill trade

          • Kishan

            u can’t trade Hill till January 15th ….. plus suns wont give a high first round pick and Nash for Bledsoe …. Randle would have to go and Suns are in demand for a power forward

            i want bledsoe…
            Pg- Bledsoe
            SG- Lin
            SF- Kobe
            PF- Boozer
            C- Hill

          • comrade24

            I think the deal could get done for Nash, Hill, and the first rounder from Houston

          • TheZuluNation

            I wouldn’t do that deal if I’m PHX: it’s basically a rip off and the first rounder will be a late one.

      • They call me Pringles

        I wouldn’t count on Bledsoe being a Laker anytime soon. Wiggins is a better chance in the future to take over Kobe’s position as the franchise. There’s no way he’s re-signing with the Wolves once he gets traded there. Our team is good right now. We don’t need big contract free agents right now. We need to keep hoarding role players and pick the best ones out to be our foundation for the future. When you build it, they will come. =)

        • Chase Hayes

          You r right the Lakers are good with what they have but getting Bledsoe for Hill, Nash and that 1st round pick definitely make them immediately contenders.

      • Ray-Marcus

        The only chance we have is to trade Jeremy Lin or Randle…..I am against trading Randle but I agree on Bledsoe. I say we trade Lin for Bledsoe ASAP

      • CLIPPERSRUNLA

        no chance ur getting Bledsoe. dreamers, lol

        • Chase Hayes

          You sound afraid but even if we don’t get Bledsoe, the Clips will not match up well with the Lakers this year. Randle will demolish Griffin and Kobe and Clarkson will control Paul. Really what else do the Clips have after Griffin and Paul.

      • gundersonrogers

        joshhh,
        we didn’t get any of those 2nd tier players because we paid Kobe $48 million!

  • joshhh

    Bledsoe is our best shot at making it to the playoffs

    • vdogg

      bledsoe is good.. but no way should we give up randle to get him. NO WAY.

      • joshhh

        even though randle has the potential but u ant tell me for sure that randle can become as good as Bledsoe has become that phoenix suked they brought in bedsoe instant contenders u have to remember that the pg postion is so important in todays game 1 player can change ur whole team around its tough to rank Bledsoe in best pg’s cuz theres so many elite ones practically every team has a franchise caliber pg we haven’t had that since magic overall I would give up randle but not because of talent wise but just on terms of postion I have to go with the postion that we lack in if lost randle its not like our frontcourt suks we would still have hill and boozer and davis whos a steal by the way and sacre and Kelly but our pg postion is bad its pretty bad we don’t have that lockdown pg franchise pg tough and built like bull pg that we lack. if we get Bledsoe were instant contenders right away playoff contenders

        • vdogg

          disagree. bledsoe is a good, not great, PG. randle could be very good very quickly. are YOU sure that bledsoe’s knee is going to hold up? he’s had two surgeries on the same knee. i’d rather wait to sign him as a FA next summer.

          • joshhh

            obviously don’t know who Bledsoe is hes not good hes great u obviously don’t know basketball u don’t watch first take u probably never seen Bledsoe play probably like a couple of times if hes just good name me a weakness in his game besides injury wise

          • vdogg

            i have seen him play. he IS good, albeit injury prone. but if i am giving up randle as well as a pick or two for a PG.. it had better be a top 5 NBA PG and bledsoe is simply not that. besides, our front court is a strength right now. i wouldn’t want to compromise that as well as strengthen the front court of a division rival.

          • joshhh

            u want the lakers to win now or do u want to see them develop and build upon Bledsoe is a win now scenario best shot at making the playoffs and actually make some noise instead of getting swept we don’t have to give up randle theres trade where we trade nash future draft pick for Bledsoe its not like were gonna keep that pick anyway we have to be really really bad to keep that pick bottom 5. or theres the hill trade. the lineup that I wanted this season in june
            bledsoe
            kobe
            lance
            randle
            ????

          • Okaaay

            I like Bledose, but I’m more inclined to wait for a better pick up than Bledsoe. His body hasn’t proved he can play a full 82 games. Given that health decimated the Lakers season last year, especially to all of our guards, I’m less inclined to want someone whose body can’t hang.

          • joshhh

            I respect players who play defense who make that a priority a commitment players like shawn marion,lance,earl clark,marcus smart,bledsoe,wesley,ed davis, deandrea Jordan ,lowry,Dwight etc.. if I was a GM my team would be filled with defensive juggernauts that’s why I love bledsoe

          • DKWTTY

            I doubt Mitch is going to give up Randle. We steal other players, not the other way around. He’ll try something else to get Bledsoe and if that doesn’t work he’ll wait for him to be a FA or do something else.

          • Chase Hayes

            It’s good to see someone know what’s going on.

    • Uncle Bob

      True, but doing so would hamper our ability to become a championship caliber team in the next 5 years. We’d be mediocre, the Lakers are not going to make a trade just to be a low seed every year in the playoffs and exit in the first round. If you give superstar money to non superstars with this CBA you’re screwed until you can dump the guy somehow.

  • Zach

    It’s naive to think Scott will be an improvement over D’Antoni. Scott has a losing career record and was only hired for his Lakers background. Bad move.

    • Kishan

      u commenting is a bad move…. get ur dirty arse out of here …. get this in ur negative thinking brain… NO ONE LIKES YOU HERE THIS IS LAKERNATION NOT LAKERHATERS

    • Barney Midas

      It’s naive to think Zach will post anything of importance. His words are like fart. It sounds funny but smells awful.

  • joshhh

    lakers have about a 40% chance of making the playoffs if lakers get Bledsoe that 40 becomes 50 60 easily everybody says that our defense needs to improve that defense wins championships Bledsoe is like the definition of defense as long as we don’t have an pg that doesn’t defend that’s not known for defending were not winning anything we barley have players that ply defense except for maybe Wesley and sometimes kobe but hes 36 and davis is our best defender everyone else doesn’t defend just scores scott can make them play team defense sure but its not like young gonna be a individual its not like these players r gonna add that to there game scott doesn’t have much to work with u need players that already have defense in their game Bledsoe has that hes a lockdown defender u want defense go wit this lineup and you’ll get defense
    Bledsoe
    kobe
    Wesley
    boozer
    davis
    besides for boozer that’s defensive lineup right there Indiana basketball right there haha

    • vdogg

      still wouldn’t get rid of randle. besides, what kind of precedent does that set for future draft picks? ‘we are gonna scout you, work you out, draft you, sing your praises.. and then trade you.’ FAs are tough to come by right now for the lakers. you want to turn off the college kids, too???

      • Okaaay

        Agreed. This is a different type of NBA now, especially with the way information travels and gets broadcasted. With the way the current CBA is set up, star free agents who end up on the market are few and far between because of the income advantages a player can earn from their incumbent team. Example, Carmelo Anthony and his $124M contract for 5 years.

        Everyone is looking for a quick fix to this team but a quick fix doesn’t mean it’s sustainable. I’d rather see this team built to compete for the next 10 years than Kobe’s remaining 2 years. This starts with drafting and developing quality college players, then bringing in complementary role players through trade or free agency.

      • comrade24

        Agreed. Randle and Kobe are the only untouchables on the roster. With Randle, if he develops into an all star talent quickly, then the Lakers can have 3 stars for price of 2. Modern NBA blueprint for success.

    • BleedPurpAndGold

      You never trade a good big player like randle for a small player like Bledsoe. You don’t win championships from the point guard position. You win them from the inside paint. You need a good inside presence and then the perimeter comes second that’s why every team with a really good big inside has succeded. Look at all the greats from bill to wilt to kareem, shaq, hakeem, Malone, Duncan and the list goes on…When it comes to good players never trade a big for a small

      • joshhh

        u people r all hating on Bledsoe im not preaching on the guy I just no whaat he brings to the table and what he brings is way more than any player on our roster besides maybe kobe if kobe’s kobe of course. he’s an elite pg in the nba hes right up there with lillard and westbrook and tony with the best of them.

        • Realistic Laker Fan

          Nobody is hating on him, he’s a solid point guard but if it means losing the teams only guaranteed pick and/or Randle it’s not worth it. The PG position is pretty deep he can easly be replaced with a solid PG or an elite PG in free agency.

  • http://www.gofuckyourself.com/ BestxInTheWorld

    Let’s fucking work! If we mesh and develop trust, we can go far..we have the talent

  • David

    Even with a 20 win improvement won’t even get you to the playoffs in the Western Conference, adding Boozer and a returning KB from injuries won’t do it. I guarantee they will not make the playoffs. Worthy working for the TWC cable he feels the pressure to give a better outlook, there is no doubt about it and being a long time Laker i’m sure he doesn’t mind being overly optimistic for the good of the FO,fans, and TWC cable company.

    No one comes up bigger than Big Game James when it comes to playoffs and championships, not even the idol KB.

  • Keith

    Lakers can trade Julius Randle+Jordan Clarkson+Steve Nash and Rockets 2015 First Round Pick for Eric Bledsoe.But the Lakers won’t do it.So the Lakers are rebuilding while Kobe Bryant is on the payroll taking about half the money?WTF this should be a win now team not a rebuilding team since Kobe is still on the roster.

    PG Jeremy Lin
    SG Eric Bledsoe
    SF Kobe Bryant
    PF Michael Beasley
    C Jordan Hill
    Bench
    Carlos Boozer
    Nick Young
    Ed Davis
    Wes Johnson
    Ryan Kelly
    Xavier Henry
    Robert Sacre

    That could be the playoffs team to make serious noise in the west but Lakers decided to keep Kobe and the rookies a weird mix that will result in a 36-46 record.With Bledsoe and Beasley it’s a 50 win Lakers team IMO.

    • Realistic Laker Fan

      The Lakers can do that or keep their only guaranteed pick for 2015 and a young potential building block in Randle. Bledsoe was hurt most of last year and really won’t push the Lakers that far over the edge same with Beasely.

  • Lewis

    44-38 Lakers record in 2014-2015 prediction.

    • Bruce

      still not enough to make the playoffs, but definitely is a possibility of winning 40-45 games if everyone is healthy.

  • Enrique

    I don’t know what people obsession is with Eric Bledsoe. I don’t think he’s ever played a full season. It’s ridiculous that people say we don’t know how good Julius Randle can be. There’s a reason he’s a top ten draft pick. That’s like trading LeBron right after you drafted him for Vince Carter. Because we at least know Vince Carter is good, LeBron hasn’t even played in college. Or trading Kobe for Penny Hardaway because penny had been to the finals and Kobe just fresh from high school. How stupid would those trades would be now. Lakers trade Randle for Bledsoe. I’m a few years Randle could average 20ppg and 15rbs while Bledsoe could be out with injury. Please Lakers don’t trade Randle for Bledsoe.

  • WhistleBlower

    Comments suggesting that Bledsoe – Randle trade is good for the Lakers just means that they are Phoenix Suns fans and they want to make it happen! You’re stupid if you give away Randle for Bledsoe. Bledsoe couldn’t even crack the starting job for the Clippers if Paul wasn’t hurt.

    • Kishan

      YEAH but That was 2 seasons ago look at him now… he’s had a breakthrough season. its Like Lin he was shit then went on a huge run in New York just like that with Bledsoe he’s had his breakthrough season

  • Richard

    I total and positively agree.

  • Bruce

    Don’t understand about the hype for Bledsoe, unproven player, don’t deserve the max, injury prone, I don’t know about those knees of his. Randle will be our future for this team, it would be pure stupidity to trade him away.

    • Uncle Bob

      I agree, make him prove his worth and if he’s worth it, go after him either right before the trade deadline or in the summer. If he takes the minimum the pressure is going to start mounting on Phoenix to get something back for him and not just loose him to Free Agency. The longer we wait the stronger our negotiation position becomes. And he’s not a one of a kind player that if we lose out on him we’ll be screwed. There’s probably another guy who’ll be just as good that we can get with Houston’s pick next year. Heck, isn’t Dragic a FA next year? Maybe we should go after the Sun’s favorite PG, not the one they’re willing to dump.

      • gundersonrogers

        Wish we would have grabbed Isaiah Thomas.

  • Bruce

    ESPN, all I have to say to you is FU!! Lakers will fight for a playoff seed, will surprise a lot of people, maybe 40-45 wins if everybody is healthy and good chemistry, so what it’s not enough to make the playoffs, at least go down fighting!!

  • Steven

    Projecting lakers to win 2 more games from last season? Are they joking? Kinda reminds me when they projected the Suns last year to be at the bottom but they end up almost making the playoffs.

  • DKWTTY

    Man y’all are CRAZY if you don’t want Bledsoe. He could be our PG of the future. CP0 is getting older and still not winning and Bledsoe is only 24. Kobe was injured a lot in his early years too, the guy WILL get healthy. His size and strength for a PG is incredible. He is talented.

  • eddy

    only and only if kobe is fit and plays most of the games.. otherwise, you can forget about play offs

  • Mcado

    KB played with all of the Lakers worst players.

    Here’s a list of people not on the list that should have been.

    Luke Walton – Not a good NBA player.

    Chris Minhm – Not a good NBA player.

    Brian Cook, Stanislav Medvedenko and Devean George.

    and…… Derek Fisher – Yes I said it. Couldn’t start on any other team in he NBA but he was the starting PG for the LA Lakers. Dont hate. I’m a Fisher fan but lets be honest he’s a great role player not a good PG.

  • TheZuluNation

    As good of a player Bledsoe is, I think the Lakers should look elsewhere. Let’s not just shout out every single player’s name just for the hell of it. Bledsoe’s durability is a huge concern and what if he misses his knee up… then we are back to square one.

  • Kishan

    this is lakernation can u go away to ur clipper site….

  • DKWTTY

    Of course I’d love for you to die slowly and painfully. What is the point of your comment? Or better yet what is the point of your existence on this website and PERIOD? Do you not have friends or family? Or do they hate you too? I can see way. Go play in traffic.

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    Plenty of teams will want Hill at the trade deadline. $9 million coming off the books next summer and a high energy guy who can help off the bench for a playoff push. That contract was pure genius.

  • DKWTTY

    Is your mom out sucking dick again and leaving your bastard ass home alone so you’re back craving attention? You forgot to mention the Clippers being the only Staples attendants with NO titles!

    Sparks>>>KKKlippers
    Lisa Leslie>>>Flake Griffin and CP0

  • DDub

    Clippers aint running a dam thing! What have they won?? What Division titles,,, have they even been past the 2nd round.?? Please go sit your sorry asses down somewhere;that window is starting to close and the Lakers will be back soon.

  • independentbynature

    You’re not getting out of the first round this year or ever getting a banner of your own in the rafters of Staples,either.Doc will just have to keep covering ours out of jealousy.And speaking of jealousy,isn’t that why you’re on our site instead of your own?

  • DKWTTY

    When are you going to get the fact that the Clippers are NEVER winning a title? Bandwagon to a winning team you ‘tard.

  • independentbynature

    Better to be desperate for your 17th banner than your first,LOSER.

  • independentbynature

    Clippers have never won a title and never will.#truth

  • DKWTTY

    The Lakers own part of Staples loser. Learn the facts of your bummy ass loser ass team idiot. Good luck rooting for those losers in Seattle.

  • independentbynature

    No chance Clippers will ever get a banner of their own,so stop dreaming.And trolling.Go home little boy.

  • independentbynature

    Only a Clippers fan would keep bragging about a year old regular season win.History is made in the playoffs.Oh,that’s right,the Clippers don’t have any history.Cause they’ve always been LOSERS.Like their fans.

  • DKWTTY

    Bro they don’t even have a CONFERENCE title. lol. It’s hilarious that he’s trying to troll a team that’s a billion times more successful than his team has ever been. Sounds like he’s scared if we get Bledsoe to me. CP0rings is pushing 30 already.

  • independentbynature

    Clippers fans are pathetic.They have no sense of tradition or history.And they are insanely jealous of the Lakers.I have a connection for Clippers tickets(for free,I would never pay for them.Except when they play the Lakers,of course).The stands are filled with 14 yr.olds(like this kid,probably)You should hear the season ticket holders talk smack.They are so jealous of those banners.I have to say that I like your comments as of late.Much better when you’re not arguing with me…LOL…..Peace treaty?

  • DKWTTY

    I know. It’s mostly kids because they like all the lame dunks they do. They can’t even lie because they know damn well they’re jealous. The covering the banners thing is the most pathetic thing I’ve ever heard. Ha ha. Of course! It’s always great when Lakers fans can get together and make fun of the Clippers and their fans. We cool. I don’t hold grudges.

  • independentbynature

    Cool.I kinda like your style.Your back and forth with Jim213 was hilarious.He’s one of the most knowledgeable people on this site.And I love the pictures and captions he uploads.

  • DKWTTY

    He’s crazy lol. Half the time I don’t know what he’s talking about. Those pictures he uploaded had me dying laughing though. He’ aight but when he accuses of me of being other people that gets on my nerves. He secretly loves me.

  • independentbynature

    Well,we all have our secrets…LOL.This little Clipper boy is just pathetic.But,that little gay troll zach is really getting on my nerves.I’m sure he’s a Celtic’s fan and I hate the Celtics.I’m dying to B-slap him right off this site.He was bragging about how he looks like Brad Pitt,only “handsomer.”I think he has a man crush on Pitt.Lots of trolls on here lately.but he’s the worst.

  • DKWTTY

    What’s sad is that’s the only thing you can keep repeating, a 50 point win differential that didn’t get the Clippers a conference title or an nba finals title. What’s even more sad is you think that’s an accomplishment. I’m going to go ahead and ignore you from here on out because clearly you’re mentally retarded.

  • independentbynature

    Maybe he’ll grow out of it when he turns 15.

  • DKWTTY

    Don’t think I don’t know. You love my style too. LOL!! Did he really say that? That’s hilarious! He must be insecure and lying to overcompensate because I called him a fat ass. He wishes he looked like that. I agree though he’s definitely worse than this Clipper one although I’d like to slap both of them. I think he’s a Celtics fan too because he keeps talking about Lakers not winning any legit titles. He’s butt hurt from 2010.

  • independentbynature

    What you have,like 3 or 4 winning seasons in your whole history?You probably have to go back to Buffalo to get that.

  • DKWTTY

    Nahhhh. Do you think he’s drooling as he’s typing all this? I wonder if he wears a special helmet.

  • independentbynature

    I keep imagining that he looks like that little Celtics twerp,Bill Simmons.I get tired of all his Kobe bashing.Yeah,he thinks getting Garnet and Allen was home grown talent,but bashes us for getting Shaq and Gasol like that wasn’t legit..He’s probably upset that Doc left,too.He knows they’re not winning anytime soon.So,he comes here to troll us.If the Lakers are so irrelevant now,why do all these haters spend so much time trolling us?

  • independentbynature

    He’ll be gone once school starts again.Mommy won’t let him stay up this late on a school night.

  • DKWTTY

    So true. The Celtics are basically irrelevant now. At least everyone still talks about us including that loser. It’s an obsession they have with the Lakers. We just have to treat him like that crazy person on the street and ignore him. He’ll go away when people stop responding to him.

  • independentbynature

    Good luck getting out of the first round this season!

  • independentbynature

    Good luck finding enough linen to cover all our banners again this year.LOL.

  • independentbynature

    Didn’t your momma tell you,boy?Children should be seen and not heard.This is Lakersnation.You don’t get to ask the questions here.We do.

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    October 31 will be a nightmare for you. Go ahead and circle it on your calendar.

  • Chase Hayes

    Dreams do come true in la la land.

  • Malware Bear

    Phoenix would do it IMO.They are rebuilding and want very talented young players on cheap contracts.Julius Randle is a highly touted young 19 year old rookie that was a high lottery pick and he has a very bright future in the NBA.

  • Malware Bear

    I’ll be happy to see the Clippers have problems and miss the playoffs due to turmoil and serious injuries to bad knees Injury Prone Chris Paul and Broken Back Blake Griffin.Cold blooded!

  • Kishan

    they wont play .500 basketball well i doubt but it can go both ways

  • Zach

    Worthy is so dumb he thinks 37 wins gets you into the Western playoffs!

  • DKWTTY

    I would correct you(for the millionth time) but I’d rather just laugh at your stupidity.

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    Why you talking about the Clippers on a Lakers board?? Troll.

  • Kishan

    did i deny…. I’m telling u to get lost…. i knw what the article said

  • independentbynature

    Why don’t you grow up….

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    beat u by 50 last year, worst loss in LAL history. nope we have not forgotten :)

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