Lakers Vs. Warriors Preview: L.A. Looks To Get Second Win Of Preseason

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to get their second win of the preseason as they get set to take on the NBA champion Golden State Warriors at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA. This comes after their latest outing, which was a 107-100 loss against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. Although the Lakers are 1-4 thus far in the preseason, their record doesn’t resemble how well they’ve played in spurts. Jordan Clarkson led the way against the Kings with 17 points, as Lou Williams added 16 of his own off the bench. Williams has been the instant scorer for the second unit that the team expected him to be when they signed him in free agency. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year has scored in double figures in all five games thus far. This blended group of veterans and prospects have shown promise as Lakers star Kobe Bryant even alluded the young core as being “far ahead of the curve” in the rebuilding process.

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Bryant, who is entering his 20th season after three consecutive season-ending injuries, suffered a left leg contusion during the third quarter of Tuesday’s loss that forced him to be ruled out for the rest of the game. However, besides the scare, the injury doesn’t appear to be severe, but Bryant will still not play Saturday against the Warriors for precautionary reasons.

Frontcourt:

The Warriors frontcourt consists of Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes and of course, Draymond Green, who recently signed a 5-year, $82 million deal in the off-season after helping the team win their first NBA championship in 40 years. This frontcourt is like few others seen in the league; they’re explosive, athletic, and can beat you from inside and outside with Barnes and Green able to stretch out behind the line and knock down shots. Not to mention they helped lead this defense to the best overall ranking in defensive efficiency last season. And the scariest part about this team is that they’re only getting started. Although they did bring the Larry O’Brien trophy back to the Bay area, this team is still hungry with even more to prove this season.

As for Saturday night’s matchup against the Lakers, the Warriors will be without Bogut after breaking his nose in their last outing against the Houston Rockets. He’s expected to sit out at least two games and will try to play in the Warriors final preseason game next Thursday with a mask on. Barnes is also questionable to play after suffering a bone bruise in his right knee earlier in the week. He sat out Thursday night and is listed as day-to-day.

Backcourt:

The Lakers will be going up against arguably the best backcourt in the NBA led by reigning MVP Stephen Curry and All-Star Klay Thompson. Curry, who is not just the team’s best player, but also the heart and soul of this team, has really defied all critics since being drafted by the Warriors in 2009. The two-time All-Star has really has taken the league by storm with his ability to knock down shots from anywhere on the floor and being able to split defenses apart with his crafty ball-handling skills. These two skills have allowed him to also become one of the best passers in the NBA. In his MVP season last year, Curry finished with averages of 23.8 points and 7.7 assists per game.

The other half consists of, as mentioned, Los Angeles native Klay Thompson. However, although Thompson is the second option on the team with Curry beside him, don’t take him lightly. The 2015 All-Star actually broke the NBA record for the most points made in one quarter last season (previously 33) with 37 points, where he shot a perfect 13-for-13 from the field, including 9-for-9 from beyond the arc. Like Curry, Thompson is lethal from anywhere on the floor and has learned to attack the rim better with his 6’7″ figure. He’s coming off the 2014-15 season where he averaged 21.7 points per game, shooting 43.9 percent from three.

Keys to Victory:

Limit Turnovers: This is something that is constantly repeated throughout games, but limiting turnovers is always crucial to win games. The Lakers turned the ball over 14 times on Tuesday that resulted in 21 points for the Kings. The game prior against the Maccabi Haifa, the team committed 22 turnovers besides getting the win. Although coach Byron Scott is mixing up numerous lineups before he starts cutting the roster down, the team still needs to take care of the ball better especially against a tenacious defense like Golden State’s.

Stay the Course: Besides the game against Maccabi Haifa where they led most of the way, the Lakers have struggled to win the scoring battle in the fourth quarter. This may be due to coach Scott trying out players that are fighting for a roster spot late in games, but whoever is out there needs to stay the course and continue to execute. With only three preseason games remaining, the roster is set to start trimming any day now.

One-and-Done Plays: In the five games that the Lakers have currently played, opposing teams have had double-digit offensive rebounds in each one of them. Against a high-powering offense like Golden State, the Lakers are going to have to play defensively sound for 48 minutes and limit second chance opportunities. As seen in the past, offensive rebounds usually lead to defensive breakdowns and wide-open threes for the Warriors.

Golden State Warriors (2-2) vs Los Angeles Lakers (1-4)
7:00 PM PST, October 17, 2015
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California
TV: TWC SportsNet / NBATV
Radio: 710 ESPN (English) / 1330 (Spanish)

Warriors Projected Starting Lineup:

PG: Stephen Curry
SG: Shaun Livingston
SF: Brandon Rush
PF: Draymond Green
C: Festus Ezili

Lakers Projected Starting Lineup:

PG: D’Angelo Russell
SG: Jordan Clarkson
SF: Anthony Brown
PF: Julius Randle
C: Roy Hibbert

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1st go lakers

  1. Since Kobe is not here to inspire the team, we another of the vets to step up and motivate the team.

    Maybe Metta, but more probably Hibbert.

    Also hoping to see Huerta out there.

    1. Do you think Huertas will finally play?
      I have different feelings about him; I’m FC Barcelona’s supporter, and I feel respect to him, he always worked hard. But I fell like his best times are already gone…don’t know if he’s got NBA level.

      1. Even though he’s a vet hes also an NBA rookie.

        One preseason game is not going to give you a clear indication of how well he stands to do.

        Honestly its anyone’s guess but as far as talent he’s definitely got it. As far as his age, I don’t think it has affected his game at all, but age can affect injury probabilities.

        I feel if he stays healthy he should surprise.

        1. True . . . Huertas, has the NBA level, a TRUE NBA Point Guard – and I have been watching Film of the NBA for the past 40 years. Huertas is what Lakers need, for a TITLE run – Huertas is Ready today. We wasted our 2nd round pick on a BUST, that hopefully will develop in about 4 – 7 years in a D’Angelo. I have alot of love and respect for Mr Huertas – WOW

    1. Since Kobe is not here to inspire the team, we another of the vets to step up and motivate the team.

      Maybe Metta, but more probably Hibbert.

      Also hoping to see Huerta out there.

      1. Do you think Huertas will finally play?
        I have different feelings about him; I’m FC Barcelona’s supporter, and I feel respect to him, he always worked hard. But I fell like his best times are already gone…don’t know if he’s got NBA level.

        1. Even though he’s a vet hes also an NBA rookie.

          One preseason game is not going to give you a clear indication of how well he stands to do.

          Honestly its anyone’s guess but as far as talent he’s definitely got it. As far as his age, I don’t think it has affected his game at all, but age can affect injury probabilities.

          I feel if he stays healthy he should surprise.

          1. True . . . Huertas, has the NBA level, a TRUE NBA Point Guard – and I have been watching Film of the NBA for the past 40 years. Huertas is what Lakers need, for a TITLE run – Huertas is Ready today. We wasted our 2nd round pick on a BUST, that hopefully will develop in about 4 – 7 years in a D’Angelo. I have alot of love and respect for Mr Huertas – WOW

  • expecting JR to take it to Green all night….
    Also, it’ll be a good chance to see how both DLO and JC handle themselves against the best backcourt in the NBA.

      1. Crazy! Randle was killing Green tonight, and Randle was saying “HE CAN’T GUARD ME” when Green fouled him haha

    1. Interesting . . . wonder how deep of HOLE bs will feel comfortable with b4 putting in Lakes best GUARDS = Lou and Young ? ? lol . . . like the comment thou . . . true, they r Champs, till beaten – Lakers by Five

  • expecting JR to take it to Green all night….
    Also, it’ll be a good chance to see how both DLO and JC handle themselves against the best backcourt in the NBA.

      1. Crazy! Randle was killing Green tonight, and Randle was saying “HE CAN’T GUARD ME” when Green fouled him haha

    1. Interesting . . . wonder how deep of HOLE bs will feel comfortable with b4 putting in Lakes best GUARDS = Lou and Young ? ? lol . . . like the comment thou . . . true, they r Champs, till beaten – Lakers by Five

  • russell needs to start so that he and clarkson can get torched by the splash bros.
    i wonder if anthony brown or nick young will get the start at SF for kobe

  • russell needs to start so that he and clarkson can get torched by the splash bros.
    i wonder if anthony brown or nick young will get the start at SF for kobe

    1. I think it’s Young. So far, Brown has played more like a SG than a SF when he’s in with the starting squad.

  • You’d think that a journalism major would do his homework.

    Somehow he forgot to mention that in addition to Bogot that Thompson, Eddie, Barnes and Looney will not be playing.

  • You’d think that a journalism major would do his homework.

    Somehow he forgot to mention that in addition to Bogot that Thompson, Eddie, Barnes and Looney will not be playing.

  • The Lakers are playing for pride and glory. The Warriors are playing hoping to avoid injury.

    I expect Scott to play this game much like a regular season game and limit the rotations in an attempt to win. At this point, I expect that the team already knows who the upcoming cuts will be and there is no point in showcasing or playing guys who won’t be on the team in a week.

    This is *sorta* a must win game for the Lakers. It will be very interesting to see the rotations and who is on the 1st and 2nd team.

    Side note: It was reported that Scott and Mitch agree that there is “no rush” to make cuts and won’t be doing so until next week….. Sounds like they are waiting to see if a trade develops before cutting guys.

    1. I’m thinking of this rotation tonight:
      Russell / Huertas ( questionable)
      Clarkson / Lou
      Brown / Young
      Randle / Kelly / MWP
      Hibbert / Bass

      1. I was thinking the same lineup or:

        Clarkson, Williams, Brown, Randle, Hibbert.

        I could argue for either rotation. I’m torn, as I am not sure Russell is the starter just yet. And that Williams and Young on the floor at the same time is a bit dysfunctional. I am intrigued as Brown might be good enough defensively to disrupt Curry… there is a size issue however. <— We will see in about 7 hours.

    2. On the small ball BLACK will play the C and bass the PF and Brown SF and LOU Williams SG Clarkson//Russell PG.

  • The Lakers are playing for pride and glory. The Warriors are playing hoping to avoid more injuries.

    This is *sorta* a must win game for the Lakers. It will be very interesting to see the rotations and who is on the 1st and 2nd team.

    I expect Scott to play this game much like a regular season game and limit the rotations in an attempt to win. At this point, I expect that the team already knows who the upcoming cuts will be and there is no point in showcasing or playing guys who won’t be on the team in a week.

    This is also a game where we get to see Scott’s current vision for back-to-back nights when Kobe doesn’t play. And, we might see that Golden State run their “small ball” line-up as Bogut is out. <- Bass might play center a lot tonight and we could get a chance to see Scott's small ball lineup.

    I am hoping we see Huertas play. I suspect that he might sneak into the game for a few minutes.

    Side note: It was reported that Scott and Mitch agree that there is "no rush" to make cuts and won't be doing so until next week….. Sounds like they are waiting to see if a trade develops before cutting guys.

    1. I’m thinking of this rotation tonight:
      Russell / Huertas ( questionable)
      Clarkson / Lou
      Brown / Young
      Randle / Kelly / MWP
      Hibbert / Bass

      1. I was thinking the same lineup or:

        Clarkson, Williams, Brown, Randle, Hibbert.

        I could argue for either rotation. I’m torn, as I am not sure Russell is the starter just yet. And that Williams and Young on the floor at the same time is a bit dysfunctional. I am intrigued as Brown might be good enough defensively to disrupt Curry… there is a size issue however. <— We will see in about 7 hours.

    2. On the small ball BLACK will play the C and bass the PF and Brown SF and LOU Williams SG Clarkson//Russell PG.

  • Just get better every game. Wins and losses mean nothing in preseason regardless of what anyone says but it is crunch time as far as getting everyone’s defensive intensity up to the level it needs to be at. The players need to come together and take the responsibility. Byron can only do so much. He’s stressing defense defense all the time but at some point they need to get it as a unit. There’s a solid amount of scorers. The guys need to be thinking nothing but playing hard-nosed defense.

  • Just get better every game. Wins and losses mean nothing in preseason regardless of what anyone says but it is crunch time as far as getting everyone’s defensive intensity up to the level it needs to be at. The players need to come together and take the responsibility. Byron can only do so much. He’s stressing defense defense all the time but at some point they need to get it as a unit. There’s a solid amount of scorers. The guys need to be thinking nothing but playing hard-nosed defense.

  • Go Lakers – Byron Scott is not as stupid, as some may believe. For example, if Lakers want to make the playoffs, win games, I go along with Byron and the rest of the NBA Coaches and NOT put D’Anglo R in that much. Any wise NBA coach today, would NOT play D’Anglo. If so, which Team, which coach would NOT limit DR minutes?? If that coach has seen DR play, summer league, these four Pre-season games and still has NOT realized the lack of NBA skill of D’Lo, then YES that coach ought to be considered FIRED. Beat gsw

    1. Wow…at least let the kid play a few reg. season games lol. The guy can dribble, shoot, and pass. What nba skills are you referring to?

      1. In about 3-5 yrs, hopefully, Mr D’Angelo will have / should have: ability to orchestra an NBA offense for long stretches creating points; pass effectively under NBA pressure / traps; offensively penetrate paint for score or kick-out; defensively / physically capable of staying in front of stronger, faster and smarter seasoned Guards. If Lakes have conceded the Season, then play Rookie all the time – however, if want to win games, fairly certain coach Byron would have either vets Young, Lou with Kobe. Again, all kinds of room on Defenders. It’s is simple math, in my Honest Opinion: D’Angelo = D’Fenders

        1. Thomas, go look up Steve Nash’s rookie numbers. The guy averaged like 3 pts and 2 assists and he was 22-23 yrs old. Stockton avg’d like 5 and 5. What exactly are you expecting from this kid at 19-20 yrs old lol? You know there’s no way They’re sending him to the Defenders so why? Just come clean…you’re a troll right?

          1. Let see some defense, steals, and on offense: set the first pass and play at least half way between center circle and free throw circle. Setting the play, way out like that is counter-productive. On Defense, and the probably the most important, Our guards have to STOP the penetration – that is almost LAUGHABLE for Our guards to get beat, time and time again. And lastly, should the Lakers just want to Develop players, and NOT let their True pg play, then it is FRUSTRATING to watch Rook waste time developing, rather then our True Guards win Games – Bruh. Here we go again, as we watch our Lakers, fall farther behind, while we develop. This is a Byron decision to carry out development project. Beat gsw

          2. You’re not gonna see any defense tonite against Curry or Thompson, I’ll tell you that right now. Nobody’s stopping shooters that lethal. You can only hope they miss

          3. lethal ? I can tell u right now, they will be dethroned, in a bad way. Defense, bruh.

  • Go Lakers – Byron Scott is not as stupid, as some may believe. For example, if Lakers want to make the playoffs, win games, I go along with Byron and the rest of the NBA Coaches and NOT put D’Anglo R in that much. Any wise NBA coach today, would NOT play D’Anglo. If so, which Team, which coach would NOT limit DR minutes?? If that coach has seen DR play, summer league, these four Pre-season games and still has NOT realized the lack of NBA skill of D’Lo, then YES that coach ought to be considered FIRED. Beat gsw

    1. Wow…at least let the kid play a few reg. season games lol. The guy can dribble, shoot, and pass. What nba skills are you referring to?

      1. In about 3-5 yrs, hopefully, Mr D’Angelo will have / should have: ability to orchestra an NBA offense for long stretches creating points; pass effectively under NBA pressure / traps; offensively penetrate paint for score or kick-out; defensively / physically capable of staying in front of stronger, faster and smarter seasoned Guards. If Lakes have conceded the Season, then play Rookie all the time – however, if want to win games, fairly certain coach Byron would have either vets Young, Lou with Kobe. Again, all kinds of room on Defenders. It’s is simple math, in my Honest Opinion: D’Angelo = D’Fenders

        1. Thomas, go look up Steve Nash’s rookie numbers. The guy averaged like 3 pts and 2 assists and he was 22-23 yrs old. Stockton avg’d like 5 and 5. What exactly are you expecting from this kid at 19-20 yrs old lol? You know there’s no way they’re sending him to the Defenders so why? Just come clean…you’re a troll right?

          1. Let see some defense, steals, and on offense: set the first pass and play at least half way between center circle and free throw circle. Setting the play, way out like that is counter-productive. On Defense, and the probably the most important, Our guards have to STOP the penetration – that is almost LAUGHABLE for Our guards to get beat, time and time again. And lastly, should the Lakers just want to Develop DR, and NOT let their True pg play, then it is FRUSTRATING to watch Rook waste Valuable time developing, rather then our True Guards win NBA Games – Bruh. Here we go again, as we watch our Lakers, fall farther behind, while we develop, BUT, this is a Byron decision to carry out development project. Beat gsw

          2. You’re not gonna see any defense tonite against Curry or Thompson, I’ll tell you that right now. Nobody’s stopping shooters that lethal. You can only hope they miss

          3. lethal ? I can tell u right now, they will be dethroned, in a bad way. Defense, bruh.

  • I kno it’s pre-season, but Lakers sure could use Confidence Booster with a “W” . . I’ll be looking for, if Lakers have that “killer instinct”, this early

  • I kno it’s pre-season, but Lakers sure could use Confidence Booster with a “W” . . I’ll be looking for, if Lakers have that “killer instinct”, this early

  • Not looking for a win tonight.Rather team development. Roles getting more defined and clear. Keeping healthy. And just have chemistry.

  • Not looking for a win tonight.Rather team development. Roles getting more defined and clear. Keeping healthy. And just have chemistry.

  • No Kobe. No Lou. Playing against the defending champs. Should I even bother watching this game? I predict a blowout.

        1. Haha I know. But put it in perspective, preseason after the worst season in franchise history. Don’t expect immediate clicking of the team.

    1. You guys realize the Cavs and Spurs are both winless in the preseason right? Winning is nice but far from critical right now.

  • No Kobe. No Lou. Playing against the defending champs. Should I even bother watching this game? I predict a blowout.

    1. Yeah if you’re a true fan interested in the team’s young guns development. Both those guys are a known commodity.

        1. Haha I know. But put it in perspective, preseason after the worst season in franchise history. Don’t expect immediate clicking of the team.

    2. You guys realize the Cavs and Spurs are both winless in the preseason right? Winning is nice but far from critical right now.

  • Huertas – What if He Started (instead of DR), then Lakes would get a TRUE pg play from the jump. Byron will make the right decision, come the Season, and put Huertas as Lakes TRUE PG. Or Lou W. and I wonder what the D’League is for?

  • Huertas – What if He Started (instead of DR), then Lakes would get a TRUE pg play from the jump. Byron will make the right decision, come the Season, and put Huertas as Lakes TRUE PG. Or Lou W. and I wonder what the D’League is for?

  • Do We really need to see more D’League Rook DR, in second half? I’m telling You, if u really want to keep D’Angelo, give him sub minutes. If you want to see more playing time for DR, send to D’League Bruh. Huertas is what a Point Guard Looks like, against a NBA team.

  • Do We really need to see more D’League Rook DR, in second half? I’m telling You, if u really want to keep D’Angelo, give him sub minutes. If you want to see more playing time for DR, send to D’League Bruh. Huertas is what a Point Guard Looks like, against a NBA team.

  • Lakers Win !! Upshaw, twin tower with Hibbert, Huertas, Randall, KB. But please, I don’t know how much, ur Rook Project DRussell can show me Bruh ??

    1. It’s ok, you are a Brasilian and you want Huertas to play. But he is 32 and the Lakers need to build a team for the future. Now stfu and stop spamming this site with your gibberish and trolling one of the best Rookies in the league. He will develop threw the season and probably become one of the best PGs in the NBA.

  • Lakers Win !! Upshaw, twin tower with Hibbert, Huertas, Randall, KB. But please, I don’t know how much, ur Rook Project DRussell needs to show YOU, Bruh ?? El Sequendo, is where D League plays, U should be able to go there and watch DR develop, but please please Byron. Great Win

    1. It’s ok, you are a Brasilian and you want Huertas to play. But he is 32 and the Lakers need to build a team for the future. Now stfu and stop spamming this site with your gibberish and trolling one of the best Rookies in the league. He will develop threw the season and probably become one of the best PGs in the NBA.

  • MY INTAKE ON THE LAKERS VS WARRIORD GAME SO FAR.
    1). Julius Randall – Le Bron James is the best basketball player so far at age 30. NBA is being put on notice. Something is brewing in LA folks He’s the guy that says ” You can’t guard me.” He continues to amaze everybody including the Black Mamba. He getting target signs all over his body now. Keep that humble kid. That’s one of the character of a great player. Hollywood,’ A Star is born..
    2) Jordan Clarkson – If he was a plane. I like to ride on this one. Consistent and reliable.. He continues to be the number 46/ 2nd pick, bought for 1.5 million. I just wish he would wear number 46 on his jersey as a reminder to some people. Keep working kid because all the Filipinos eyes are on you now. Pacquiao is near retirement. You are the coming Pacquiao.
    3). Kobe Bryant – When will you heal please.
    4).D Angelo Russel – Sorry but he continues to be “A Box of Chocolate”. I will still wait though
    5). Marcelino Huertas – When I saw his highlight in Europe, I knew right away that we will have one of the best back court this year. Ah, Marcelino!. We saw beauty on his brief 12 minutes. As if Steve Nash did not leave at all. We’ve got another one here folks.!!!
    6) Larry Nance – Shsshhh. Why didn’t you do that before. I thought Jordan Hill’s dunk in Hawaii was the best. I will keep this video in my Cable Box because of this. It’s one of the best Posters this year. Was his father a top Dunker. This kid could be one of Byron Scott’s gems.
    7) Upshaw – I’ m still praying for you man. I hope you make the roster. I really do because this kid continue to bleep and I hope they pick him up and give him a “second chance in his life”.
    8) Nick Young. – the 8th core. Just listen to people man. You’re a great player
    9) Byron Scott – thank for all your hard work Byron. This team will surprise people this year. Go Lakers!!!!!!

  • MY INTAKE ON THE LAKERS VS WARRIORD GAME SO FAR.
    1). Julius Randall – Le Bron James is the best basketball player so far at age 30. NBA is being put on notice. Something is brewing in LA folks He’s the guy that says ” You can’t guard me.” He continues to amaze everybody including the Black Mamba. He getting target signs all over his body now. Keep that humble kid. That’s one of the character of a great player. Hollywood,’ A Star is born..
    2) Jordan Clarkson – If he was a plane. I like to ride on this one. Consistent and reliable.. He continues to be the number 46/ 2nd pick, bought for 1.5 million. I just wish he would wear number 46 on his jersey as a reminder to some people. Keep working kid because all the Filipinos eyes are on you now. Pacquiao is near retirement. You are the coming Pacquiao.
    3). Kobe Bryant – When will you heal please.
    4).D Angelo Russel – Sorry but he continues to be “A Box of Chocolate”. I will still wait though
    5). Marcelino Huertas – When I saw his highlight in Europe, I knew right away that we will have one of the best back court this year. Ah, Marcelino!. We saw beauty on his brief 12 minutes. As if Steve Nash did not leave at all. We’ve got another one here folks.!!!
    6) Larry Nance – Shsshhh. Why didn’t you do that before. I thought Jordan Hill’s dunk in Hawaii was the best. I will keep this video in my Cable Box because of this. It’s one of the best Posters this year. Was his father a top Dunker. This kid could be one of Byron Scott’s gems.
    7) Upshaw – I’ m still praying for you man. I hope you make the roster. I really do because this kid continue to bleep and I hope they pick him up and give him a “second chance in his life”.
    8) Nick Young. – the 8th core. Just listen to people man. You’re a great player
    9) Byron Scott – thank for all your hard work Byron. This team will surprise people this year. Go Lakers!!!!!!

  • Question: What is Defenders for? Development League, of players Los Angeles want
    to develop for future, and possible call up if player is developing to
    play NBA level. So Coach will be sending: Kelly and D’Angelo to
    Defenders.Lakers will be first, again, in setting the NBA precedence, of
    sending their Top Draft pick down for further development, and a
    possible second look. Beat Portland

      1. Truth being told, I support coach Byron, for doing what he feels is best for our Lakers:
        Coach will be “abandoning” the DR point guard project. Nothing wrong
        with that, as long as coach was at every practice, talked with DR trying
        to get NBA results, and I don’t think it is being disrespectful telling
        someone that they made the wrong decision in the selection process. But
        Lakers have been projected by NBA Analyst to finish with less then 30
        wins, this year. But those projections were also “pre-Huertas” era

  • Question: What is Defenders for? Development League, of players Los Angeles want
    to develop for future, and possible call up if player is developing to
    play NBA level. So Coach will be sending: Kelly and D’Angelo to
    Defenders.Lakers will be first, again, in setting the NBA precedence, of
    sending their Top Draft pick down for further development, and a
    possible second look. Beat Portland

      1. Truth being told, I support coach Byron, for doing what he feels is best for our Lakers:
        Coach will be “abandoning” the DR point guard project. Nothing wrong
        with that, as long as coach was at every practice, talked with DR trying
        to get NBA results, and I don’t think it is being disrespectful telling
        someone that they made the wrong decision in the selection process. But
        Lakers have been projected by NBA Analyst to finish with less then 30
        wins, this year. But those projections were also “pre-Huertas” era

  • NBA Analyst say, Lakers are going to win less then 30 games, the entire year and not be in Playoffs. I DON’T AGREE. If YOU agree with Those NBA Expert Analysts’ – You might want to sit up and take notes. Class is open. Lakers will have 26 wins by All-Star Break. For all you Laker Doubters / Haters – I wish I could throw Upshaw’s dunk or Nance’s Dunk “right in your face”!!

  • NBA Analyst say, Lakers are going to win less then 30 games, the entire year and not be in Playoffs. I DON’T AGREE. If YOU agree with Those NBA Expert Analysts’ – You might want to sit up and take notes. Class is open. Lakers will have 26 wins by All-Star Break. For all you Laker Doubters / Haters – I wish I could throw Upshaw’s dunk or Nance’s Dunk “right in your face”!!

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