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    Default Playoffs are statistically unlikely

    punching up the old numbers on the calculator. Raps will need to go 40 for 20 or roughly 666% for the rest of the season in order to finish around 500 and have a shot at 8th.

    having said that we are long overdue for a 60 game win streak

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    Raps need to go 36-27 (.571) to finish with 40 wins.

    No small feat given this roster. Through 19 games, we're playing .210 ball, lol.
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    its possible, the schedule does get a little easier for us and with Pau Gasol coming over December 15th we are bound to get better

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    no shit huh?
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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    its possible, the schedule does get a little easier for us and with Pau Gasol coming over December 15th we are bound to get better
    Done deal!

    Its heating up pretty good tho.

    What i dont understand from Kupchak is why is he saying that he wants to see first how Nash and Gasol will play together when in reality that is not the issue. The issue is the inability of Gasol and Howard to co-exist. Gasol is not a PnR recipient. Howard is.

    Gasol gets trade before Xmas be it with the Raps or not. Kupchak is a two-faced liar.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    Done deal!

    Its heating up pretty good tho.

    What i dont understand from Kupchak is why is he saying that he wants to see first how Nash and Gasol will play together when in reality that is not the issue. The issue is the inability of Gasol and Howard to co-exist. Gasol is not a PnR recipient. Howard is.

    Gasol gets trade before Xmas be it with the Raps or not. Kupchak is a two-faced liar.
    And one of the best GM's in the game.
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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    Done deal!

    Its heating up pretty good tho.

    What i dont understand from Kupchak is why is he saying that he wants to see first how Nash and Gasol will play together when in reality that is not the issue. The issue is the inability of Gasol and Howard to co-exist. Gasol is not a PnR recipient. Howard is.

    Gasol gets trade before Xmas be it with the Raps or not. Kupchak is a two-faced liar.

    would you have done any differently if you had to choose between Gasol and Howard?

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    And one of the best GM's in the game.
    I'm not too sold on that. He has Kobe and the reputation of the city and the Lakers behind him.

    If he can manage to turn the Raptors into a Lakers franchise, then I'm sold.

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    Quote draftedraptor wrote: View Post
    would you have done any differently if you had to choose between Gasol and Howard?
    I'd end the experiment as fast as i can. Let Howard work the inside and stop all the experiment nonsense.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    I'm not too sold on that. He has Kobe and the reputation of the city and the Lakers behind him.

    If he can manage to turn the Raptors into a Lakers franchise, then I'm sold.
    I give credit where due and I think Kupchak deserves a lot of credit.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I give credit where due and I think Kupchak deserves a lot of credit.
    No doubt about it. Im not disputing the fact that Kupchak made those trades happen. But his job is definitely a bit easier compared to, say, BCs. Good players are asking to be traded to the Lakers. That is good foundation to make trades happen. No good player has ever requested for a trade to Toronto. Thats the difference.

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    Kupchak is average. He's no Isiah, but he's not even close to the Popovich / Buford dynamic duo.

    He has the most desired market in the league for players, he has ridiculous TV money coming in that allows him to laugh in the face of the CBA, and he's had Kobe Bryant for the past 15 years.

    LA is the Manchester City basketball, most of the other teams are stuck trying to be Arsenal.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    No doubt about it. Im not disputing the fact that Kupchak made those trades happen. But his job is definitely a bit easier compared to, say, BCs. Good players are asking to be traded to the Lakers. That is good foundation to make trades happen. No good player has ever requested for a trade to Toronto. Thats the difference.
    No doubt LA has appeal but that is what winning does for a franchise.

    The Clippers also reside in LA and no one wanted to go there for years until CP3 arrived.
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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    Done deal!

    Its heating up pretty good tho.

    What i dont understand from Kupchak is why is he saying that he wants to see first how Nash and Gasol will play together when in reality that is not the issue. The issue is the inability of Gasol and Howard to co-exist. Gasol is not a PnR recipient. Howard is.

    Gasol gets trade before Xmas be it with the Raps or not. Kupchak is a two-faced liar.
    IMO the reason They said that is just to keep everything hush hush and not cause a problem between nash and management before a trade happens. SO at this point nash thinks " okay at least we can try things out before we decide". But i think Kupchak already knows gasol is gone. Same thing with the early trade rumour sugguesting Raptors were trying to trade for gasol but no include Bargnani. Thats all just to save face incase a trade for bargnani doesnt actually happen.

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    Quote KHD wrote: View Post
    Kupchak is average. He's no Isiah, but he's not even close to the Popovich / Buford dynamic duo.

    He has the most desired market in the league for players, he has ridiculous TV money coming in that allows him to laugh in the face of the CBA, and he's had Kobe Bryant for the past 15 years.

    LA is the Manchester City basketball, most of the other teams are stuck trying to be Arsenal.
    In no way are the Lakers Man City. I remember when City was coming back to the Premiership and their best player was Shawn Goater (m/s?). The Lakers are Man U. If the Nets start winning titles, or even maybe the Mavs are closer to City -- a team that gave us grief and then was sold to a billionare who threw money at a title.

    Not that that changes your argument dramatically-- just saying.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    In no way are the Lakers Man City. I remember when City was coming back to the Premiership and their best player was Shawn Goater (m/s?). The Lakers are Man U. If the Nets start winning titles, or even maybe the Mavs are closer to City -- a team that gave us grief and then was sold to a billionare who threw money at a title.

    Not that that changes your argument dramatically-- just saying.
    Hmm, fair point. City doesn't have the history like the Lakers do. I was mainly going by the finances.

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    the public talk is just price pushing to me. l.a. has one tradeable asset and a bunch of holes to fill. I think the klieza Jose and bargs deal is a good one for them. I don't know what minny offered but it's probably built around Williams.

    our deal shores up their bench well. they have No bench scoring and a chucker like klieza would do wonders for them.

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    Pau Gasol and JV would be the best front court in the east if Pau is healthy.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Pau Gasol and JV would be the best front court in the east if Pau is healthy.
    Jonas still has a ways to go before he's a legit "threat". By then, Gasol may not be around.
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