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Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Fantasma Negro, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Deuce

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    Maybe the Lakers can hire Rick Pitino! LOL :D
     
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    Lue, Lue, Lue

    Coming home to daddy and his first team.
     
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    Yes, I have a same thought for this.

     
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    The Lakers are actually exceeding my expectations, lol. I thought they would be in the bottom 10 in both offense and defense.
     
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    You know that’s what Pitino is trying to do.

    First Knicks. Then Celtics. Next....the Lakers. Haha
     
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  7. Ray Parker

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    The Lakers have 2 more wins than the Rockets.
     
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    Sure, but the Rockets have more wins than... than... than......... damn.
     
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    Their half court offense isn't good, and they can't play lebron ball because they don't have shooters. So at the end of the game they really struggle.
     
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    That's precisely the problem Luke.
     
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    Magic was clearly laying a marker for later action. Luke Walton is a dead coach walking but I think he will last the season.
     
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    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...kers-says-luke-walton-safe-not-going-fire-him

    LOS ANGELES -- Magic Johnson said Luke Walton will remain the Lakers' head coach barring something drastic happening this season.

    "Yeah, we're not going to fire him," Johnson told ESPN after the Lakers fell behind 41-10 in the first quarter on Sunday before losing to the Toronto Raptors 121-107 at home. "[The meeting last week with Walton] wasn't even a meeting about that. We just have to be better, and that was it."

    Johnson first told the Los Angeles Times earlier on Sunday that he planned to keep Walton as head coach barring a drastic circumstance taking place this season.

    Asked Sunday night what drastic can be defined as, Johnson politely declined to go into detail.

    "No, not going into that," Johnson said with a laugh. "He's our coach, we supporting him, and that's it."

    Johnson's support for Walton comes two days after ESPN reported that the Lakers president of basketball operations chided Walton in a meeting following the Lakers' two road losses at San Antonio and Minnesota and their 2-5 start.

    Johnson said the meeting was not about Walton's future but rather about how the Lakers had been playing during the rocky start to their campaign.

    "Yeah, it was," Johnson said when asked if the meeting was positive and necessary. "We're last in defense. We got to get better."

    Johnson could not have been happy with what he saw in the first quarter on Sunday, when the Lakers fell behind 41-10 and trailed 42-17 at the end of the quarter to Toronto, which was playing without Kawhi Leonard. Entering Sunday, the Lakers had never been outscored by more than 24 points in a first quarter in the shot-clock era (since 1954-55), according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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    Johnson repeatedly said during the summer that patience was required with so many new pieces, especially if there was a slow start. Johnson cited LeBron James' slow starts when he first joined the Miami Heat and when he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Johnson said he told Walton not to worry if there was a turbulent start in Los Angeles.

    The Lakers won two straight after Johnson's meeting with Walton, but they had to desperately hold on after nearly blowing big double-digit leads in the fourth quarter to the Dallas Mavericks at home and at Portland in the victories.

    Following their first win in 17 attempts against the Trail Blazers on Saturday evening, the Lakers opened their home game on Sunday looking like a team that was drained from the night before.

    The Lakers next face the Minnesota Timberwolves at home on Wednesday.
     
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