Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Game Day 2017-10-04

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Please post your predictions for the game today versus the Denver Nuggets. The guys must do what well to get the W? Who on the Nuggets should Los Angeles be careful of? Will the game be a high-scoring affair or low-scoring?


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Be interesting to see if Luke makes adjustments. Really hope he doesn't wait 20 games like Byron used to.


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I agree, I hope he makes adjustments faster then Bryon


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Tempy wrote:
Be interesting to see if Luke makes adjustments. Really hope he doesn't wait 20 games like Byron used to.

I hope the players put in a better effort. Play the whole game, like they play 1st and 4th quarters. Lol


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FrankBecerra wrote:
I agree, I hope he makes adjustments faster then Bryon

Or bring Byron back. Lmao!!!


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On another note: I’m back to tanking mode...choosing opposing teams on guess the score. Lol.

And it’s still preseason....oh laaawd!!


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Please start Kuzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!


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Injury-wise... who's in and who's out?

didnt yesterday's practice have Ball, Ingram, and Nance sitting out?

While Lopez, Hart, and Bogut practiced.

gunna see some different guys get run tonight, so I'm thinking Walton could care less if they win tonight... prob he just wants to see what lineup-combos show the most promise.

So I am tentatively picking them to lose tonight... but I will wait to see the injury report before I sub my GTS


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userpete1037 wrote:
Please start Kuzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!

Kuzma has stated he is more comfortable as a PF but I don't get it... his game and body scream SF, amiright?

Unless it's defensively with smaller SF's but even that doesn't make sense as he seems athletic enough to cover big-2's, 3's, and small-4's

but yeah, if Ingram is out tonight, Walton should start Kuz, but likely Deng will get the start.

But if so, I predict he will come out sooner than normal for Kuzma to come in when Clarkson comes in... at what the 8 minute mark? And this seems a fine compromise to me.


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
On another note: I’m back to tanking mode...choosing opposing teams on guess the score. Lol.

And it’s still preseason....oh laaawd!!

it's ok, picking them to lose ain't tanking... hoping for them to lose is tanking.

You are just being realistic. I plan on being optimistically-realistic, if that's a thing lol


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Luke... wrote:
Injury-wise... who's in and who's out?

didnt yesterday's practice have Ball, Ingram, and Nance sitting out?

While Lopez, Hart, and Bogut practiced.

gunna see some different guys get run tonight, so I'm thinking Walton could care less if they win tonight... prob he just wants to see what lineup-combos show the most promise.

So I am tentatively picking them to lose tonight... but I will wait to see the injury report before I sub my GTS

Lopez has already said he hopes to be ready by Sunday.


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Lonzo didn't participate in practice due to his sprained ankle:

http://www.nba.com/article/2017/10/03/l ... practice#/

Not sure if he will play. Also apparently Ingram hit is head and needed to see the doctor about it.


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kkennon1 wrote:

Is that a misplaced ,? Larry Nance Jr, or are they referring to Randle?


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Tempy wrote:
Is that a misplaced ,? Larry Nance Jr, or are they referring to Randle?

Misplaced, Larry will play .Lol


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Guess Kuz hasn't done enough to earn a start. Lmao !!!!!


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userpete1037 wrote:
Please start Kuzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!

He better get the rotations sorted out soon unless he wants a hot seat to sit on, for the rest of the season. Lol


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
He better get the rotations sorted out soon unless he wants a hot seat to sit on, for the rest of the season. Lol

Here's your rotation, clearly getting ready for that 1st rd pick we're going to trade for. Lmao


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Think I'll pick a Lakers win tonight.


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Man that arena looks weird as hell...lmao.


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i have a blackout for the game in my area on NBA tv...is there a good place to watch it online without risk of getting a virus or something.


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Dam why we look like the G-League?


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LMAO at Caruso...How the hell you going to show the ball like that then get it SWATTED....lol!!!!!


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userpete1037 wrote:
Man that arena looks weird as hell...lmao.

Looks empty... if they’d price tickets lower for the good seats I would’ve went. (I’m in the IE) Can’t stand the pricing of these games. Who can afford multiple hundreds for a couple tickets... sigh


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Forget Ingram hanging out with Kobe.

Kuzma is the one who should hang out with Kobe


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This is just a preseason game!!!! Why am I mad?!?


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Yeah, I feel the same way about the ticket prices for preseason games. It ridiculous


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Do you think Deng is going to torch the Nuggets tonight? He due for a big game


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suntzu619 wrote:
This is just a preseason game!!!! Why am I mad?!?

Because this could be how regular season goes. Lol


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This is a sign of things to come


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I wish Walton would stop using Bryon's defensive schemes cause they don't seem to be working


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suntzu619 wrote:
This is just a preseason game!!!! Why am I mad?!?

It's in the blood.....lol.


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Some exemplary defense so far eh?


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Randle looks bored out there, total lack of effort on both ends.


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These guys suck besides Kuz. We have no shooters and the defense is awful.


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Jordan Clarkson needs to improve his decision making- should have dribbled down the clock, now Denver gets ANOTHER 3. Ouch.


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SDimitri wrote:
These guys suck besides Kuz. We have no shooters and the defense is awful.

And no pick !!!!


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If the season is remotely close to what we’re seeing now it is safe to hold Luke accountable as well as the players minus the rookies?


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kkennon1 wrote:
Randle looks bored out there, total lack of effort on both ends.

Ingram looks high and drunk...most of the time.


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Dave wrote:
Jordan Clarkson needs to improve his decision making- should have dribbled down the clock, now Denver gets ANOTHER 3. Ouch.

I agree. He's very talented, particular within a few feet of the basket, but he seems to lose his mind once he has the ball in his hands. He seems to get uber-focused upon scoring once he touches the ball, then he puts his head down and forgets to pass.


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suntzu619 wrote:
If the season is remotely close to what we’re seeing now it is safe to hold Luke accountable as well as the players minus the rookies?

If they don't show any development or win more games , with no reason to Tank. Yes !!!!


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Skyeword wrote:
Ingram looks high and drunk...most of the time.

Pretty much !!! But he's not in a contract year. Randle former Laker. Lol


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Skyeword wrote:
I agree. He's very talented, particular within a few feet of the basket, but he seems to lose his mind once he has the ball in his hands. He seems to get uber-focused upon scoring once he touches the ball, then he puts his head down and forgets to pass.

Yeah decision-making has not been his strong point. He would be more effective coming off the screen, catch and shoot/drive instead of being a main ball handler. Caruso would probably work much better together in the backcourt with him.


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Maybe Luke wants the team to play super bad so Deng looks like an Allstar. Maybe he's setting things up for a big trade for Deng!


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These type of games gives us plenty of opportunities to get snacks. I'm getting a Snickers


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FrankBecerra wrote:
Maybe Luke wants the team to play super bad so Deng looks like an Allstar. Maybe he's setting things up for a big trade for Deng!

The only way to make Deng look go is to bring up G-league team and play them next to him. Lol

There's no GM in league that will trade for that contract, without adding something very good in deal. And that ain't Randle and / or Clarkson. Imo


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Dave wrote:
Yeah decision-making has not been his strong point. He would be more effective coming off the screen, catch and shoot/drive instead of being a main ball handler. Caruso would probably work much better together in the backcourt with him.

Again I agree. I like Caruso. He's mechanical like Steve Blake but more talented. You can see his thought process unfolding when he plays and he generally surprises me for the better.


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NICE dunk by Randle there!


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I know this is pre-season but imo it needs said that Luke is terrible when it comes to lineups. He has no strategy and no intuition regarding who works well together.


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