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Posted Jun 27, '12 at 9:39pm

slipsoccer

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I guarantee it won't happen this year. Hes not going to go from 27 points per game to the level of play that would enable him to retire.

I give him 2 or 3 more years, if the Lakers don't make a good draft or trade by then they probably won't be doing good in their season.

And their role players like Barnes and Hill and Steve Blake are better than a lot of teams starters.

Steve Blake isn't that good. He's getting to the age of retirement too so he's game should drop a bit. Barnes would be a good defender if only he didn't commit so many fouls! I agree with Hill though.

Also Pau Gasol is still playing

Yeah him and Bynum did great working together in the playoffs.
 

Posted Jun 27, '12 at 10:05pm

AngelOfDemon

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I give him 2 or 3 more years, if the Lakers don't make a good draft or trade by then they probably won't be doing good in their season.


I give 2 or 3 more years of quality basketball then he will start to decline, then retire, so I give him 4-5 years til he retires
 

Posted Jun 27, '12 at 11:06pm

superbob111

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I guarantee it won't happen this year. Hes not going to go from 27 points per game to the level of play that would enable him to retire. And if u mean the Lakers not making the playoffs, think again. Bynum is playing extremely well, Sessions is still getting used to being in LA and will be great soon. And their role players like Barnes and Hill and Steve Blake are better than a lot of teams starters. Also Pau Gasol is still playing pretty well and Kobe is still Kobe.



well don't you think they can get a better man in the draft



Steve Blake isn't that good. He's getting to the age of retirement too so he's game should drop a bit. Barnes would be a good defender if only he didn't commit so many fouls! I agree with Hill though.



i agree
i don't think they are that good starters though


Yeah him and Bynum did great working together in the playoffs.


one of them will take kobe's spot as MVP soon



I give 2 or 3 more years of quality basketball then he will start to decline, then retire, so I give him 4-5 years til he retires



well i think his last year will when his contact ends


but cmon
its not like other players didn't retire when they were good
like micheal jordan
 

Posted Jun 27, '12 at 11:37pm

AngelOfDemon

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well don't you think they can get a better man in the draft


better than Kobe??? I dont think so

one of them will take kobe's spot as MVP soon


it would definitely be Bynum if either of them because Gasol's numbers are also starting to decline and Bynum has a lot of good years ahead of him. His game is still developing
 

Posted Jun 28, '12 at 12:52am

vinster132

vinster132

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well don't you think they can get a better man in the draft

better than Kobe??? I dont think so

They should try to get a good man to go off the bench and make the bench better.
it would definitely be Bynum if either of them because Gasol's numbers are also starting to decline and Bynum has a lot of good years ahead of him. His game is still developing

And Sessions I think will help Bynum as well.
I agree. Westbrook is amazing. But he is an amazing scorer, not an amazing PG, I think if the Thunder draft a good PG they can move Westbrook to SG and that would be good for him because he plays more like SG as it is. And he already is a ball hog, no disrespect but he is.

Then maybe they could put in Derek Fisher at point. Fisher might be old but he's a smart player and can do things all around.
 

Posted Jun 28, '12 at 1:54am

AngelOfDemon

AngelOfDemon

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They should try to get a good man to go off the bench and make the bench better.


Big men are not the Lakers problem. They need to draft a better small forward then Metta World Peace and if they want to make the bench better they should draft a better PG to back up Sessions cuz like we said, he's getting old and before he retires they can give a new guy some time to develop behind him so he's ready when his time comes. Speaking of the draft does anyone know when the Lakers pick?

Then maybe they could put in Derek Fisher at point. Fisher might be old but he's a smart player and can do things all around.


Yeah that's what I'm trying to say. Fisher is an experienced starting PG. sure he won't put up Westbrook's scoring numbers but with a PG like Fisher on the court with him, I think Westbrook's numbers will go up cuz fishers good at setting up shooters
 

Posted Jun 28, '12 at 1:56am

AngelOfDemon

AngelOfDemon

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cuz like we said, he's getting old


I'm talking about Steve Blake there
 

Posted Jun 28, '12 at 2:16pm

slipsoccer

slipsoccer

1,117 posts

I'm talking about Steve Blake there

As young as he looks, he's 32. That's pretty old.
 

Posted Jun 28, '12 at 4:46pm

AngelOfDemon

AngelOfDemon

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Really?? He's only 32?? I thought he was closer to 40. Whatever though I still think they should get someone to play behind him

 

Posted Jun 28, '12 at 4:50pm

superbob111

superbob111

471 posts

better than Kobe??? I dont think so


not better than the old kobe
but maybe the new kobe
but they would probably need a better draft position than this to get someone


They should try to get a good man to go off the bench and make the bench better.


that would help the team


Then maybe they could put in Derek Fisher at point. Fisher might be old but he's a smart player and can do things all around



fishers a free agent now



They need to draft a better small forward then Metta World Peace


that shouldn't be hard


Speaking of the draft does anyone know when the Lakers pick?


i think its 27th or 26th



Yeah that's what I'm trying to say. Fisher is an experienced starting PG. sure he won't put up Westbrook's scoring numbers but with a PG like Fisher on the court with him, I think Westbrook's numbers will go up cuz fishers good at setting up shooters


he seems to be a better ball handler than westbrook


As young as he looks, he's 32. That's pretty old



32 is about retiring for any sports player (not MBL)
 
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