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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [5-4] Lakers sign Andrew Bynum!

Postby Kevin on Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:22 am

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Record (8-4)


Lakers burn Heat; 107-106

Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (27 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
E. Mudiay (17 pts, 7 rebs, 13 asts, 3 stls)
B. Simmons (15 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts)
J. Randle (10 pts, 14 rebs, 4 asts)

Heat:
G. Dragic (26 pts, 4 rebs, 7 asts)
C. Bosh (25 pts, 7 rebs)
D. Wade (23 pts, 3 rebs, 7 asts)

Lakers barely escape Magic; 104-103

Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (27 pts, 12 rebs, 2 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (21 pts, 10 rebs, 5 asts, 2 blks)
K. Porzingis (14 pts, 6 rebs)
E. Mudiay (11 pts, 13 asts)

Magic:
N. Vucevic (18 pts, 10 rebs)
V. Oladipo (16 pts, 4 rebs, 6 asts)
J. Brown (15 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts)

Hornets end Lakers' 5-game winning streak; 91-106

Player of the Game: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (22 pts, 11 rebs, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (18 pts, 13 rebs, 3 blks)
B. Simmons (18 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls)
A. Davis (14 pts, 3 rebs, 4 blks)

Hornets:
K. Walker (20 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts)
K. Middleton (17 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls)
T. Rozier (12 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts)


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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [8-4] Lakers sign Andrew Bynum!

Postby Kevin on Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:46 pm

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Record (10-5)


Rose goes 0 of 18 to help Lakers with win; 91-79

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (20 pts, 15 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
K. Oubre (15 pts, 10 rebs, 2 asts)
E. Mudiay (13 pts, 6 asts)
A. Davis (12 pts, 11 rebs)

Bulls:
J. Dudley (19 pts, 4-7 3PT)
N. Mirotic (12 pts, 11 rebs)
P. Gasol (12 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts)


Lakers' late 4th quarter run stun Wolves; 106-91

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (22 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
B. Simmons (19 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts)
E. Mudiay (15 pts, 12 asts)
A. Davis (13 pts, 15 rebs, 5-15 FG)

Timberwolves:
R. Rubio (23 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts)
A. Wiggins (15 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts)
S. Muhammad (14 pts, 7 rebs, 2 asts)

Kings make it 6 straight wins; 104-118

Player of the Game: Wesley Johnson (19 pts, 2 rebs, 2 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (23 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts, 1 blk)
K. Porzingis (17 pts, 4 rebs)
E. Mudiay (15 pts, 6 rebs, 9 asts, 3 stls)

Kings:
K. Humphries (18 pts, 6 rebs)
R. Gay (17 pts, 3 rebs, 3 asts)
D. Cousins (14 pts, 7 rebs, 7 asts)

Lakers overcome Harden's season-high 31 points; 117-111

Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (25 pts, 15 rebs, 4 blks)


Lakers:
K. Oubre (18 pts, 12 rebs)
J. Randle (14 pts, 14 rebs, 8 asts, 2 blks)
E. Mudiay (12 pts, 2 rebs, 7 asts)

Rockets:
J. Harden (31 pts, 8 rebs, 5 asts)
T. Ariza (16 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts)
J. Lin (14 pts, 2 rebs, 5 asts)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] Rose goes 0 of 18 to help Lakers win!

Postby Phil89 on Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:16 pm

Nice move getting Bynum in as a backup. I was going to sign him for my Sixers but I went with 'old reliable' Dalembert instead.

What happened with Rose? Was he drunk? :lol:
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] Rose goes 0 of 18 to help Lakers win!

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:02 am

Phil89 wrote:Nice move getting Bynum in as a backup. I was going to sign him for my Sixers but I went with 'old reliable' Dalembert instead.

What happened with Rose? Was he drunk? :lol:
I actually was about to sign somebody better and more reliable than Bynum like Omer Asik but he was asking for too much so I just sign Bynum for less than a million and he's happy about it :twisted:

He sprained his right ankle in their last game and Butler was out of the lineup, maybe he tried to take over the team.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] October-November Recap

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:05 am

Monthly Recap Part 1 for October-November


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Eastern Conference Standings

Cleveland Cavaliers [15-3]
Brooklyn Nets [11-7]
Orlando Magic [10-8]
Miami Heat [9-7]
Indiana Pacers [9-7]
Chicago Bulls [10-9]
Philadelphia 76ers [10-9]
Charlotte Hornets [9-9]
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Washington Wizards [10-11]
Toronto Raptors [9-10]
New York Knicks [9-11]
Detroit Pistons [7-10]
Atlanta Hawks [4-12]
Milwaukee Bucks [3-16]
Boston Celtics [2-16]


Western Conference Standings

Golden State Warriors [15-4]
Los Angeles Clippers [13-6]
Los Angeles Lakers [13-6]
Sacramento Kings [13-7]
Oklahoma City Thunder [11-7]
Phoenix Suns [10-8]
Dallas Mavericks [10-9]
Memphis Grizzlies [10-9]
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San Antonio Spurs [9-10]
Houston Rockets [9-10]
Utah Jazz [7-9]
Portland Trailblazers [8-11]
Minnesota Timberwolves [7-11]
Denver Nuggets [7-12]
New Orleans Pelicans [7-12]


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Players of the Month


East: Carmelo Anthony [NYK] (25.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.0 bpg)
West: Kevin Durant [OKC] (26.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.5 bpg)


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Rookies of the Month


East: Jaylen Brown [ORL] (14.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.6 bpg)
West: Ben Simmons [LAL] (12.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.2 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.6 bpg)


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League Leaders


Points Per Game
James Harden [HOU] 27.1
Stephen Curry [GSW] 26.2
Damian Lillard [POR] 26.0
Anthony Davis [LAL] 23.5
Chris Paul [LAC] 23.2

Rebounds Per Game
Rudy Gobert [UTA] 15.5
Julius Randle [LAL] 14.2
DeAndre Jordan [LAC] 12.3
Enes Kanter [OKC] 12.1
Hassan Whiteside [MIA] 11.8

Assists Per Game
Emmanuel Mudiay [LAL] 11.0
Chris Paul [LAC] 10.2
Damian Lillard [POR] 9.4
Stephen Curry [GSW] 9.1
Ty Lawson [DEN] 8.4

Steals Per Game
Ty Lawson [DEN] 2.4
Damian Lillard [POR] 2.4
Stephen Curry [GSW] 2.3
George Hill [IND] 2.3
John Wall [WAS] 2.2

Blocks Per Game
Julius Randle [LAL] 3.1
Marc Gasol [PHI] 2.7
Serge Ibaka [OKC] 2.4
Andre Drummond [DET] 2.4
DeAndre Jordan [LAC] 2.3



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Transactions

Signings:
Suns sign Wayne Ellington
Clippers sign Tayshaun Prince
Grizzlies sign Vitor Faverani
Warriors sign Matthew Dellavedova
Bulls sign Jabari Brown
Bulls sign Jerome Jordan
Bulls re-sign Derrick Rose
Trailblazers sign Marvin Williams
Timberwolves re-sign Kevin Martin
Brooklyn Nets sign Bruno Caboclo
Rockets sign Joffrey Lauvergne
Knicks re-sign Arron Afflalo
Warriors sign E'Twaun Moore
Pelicans re-sign Tyreke Evans
Nets sign Jonathan Hickson
Hawks re-sign Kyle Korver
Lakers sign Andrew Bynum
Thunder re-sign Russell Westbrook
Bulls re-sign Dennis Schroder
Wizards sign Josh Huestis
Pacers re-sign George Hill
Grizzlies re-sign Tony Allen
Warriors re-sign Stephen Curry
Suns sign Sergey Karasev

Trades:
Knicks trade Jose Calderon | Hawks trade Mike Scott

Hirings/Firings:
N/A


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Injury Report


Out for 4-6 months
James Ennis [MIA] Spinal Injury
Courtney Lee [MEM] Torn Left Meniscus

Out for 4-8 weeks
Lavoy Allen [IND] Torn Right Bicep
Lance Stephenson [POR] Hyperextended Left Shoulder
Quincy Pondexter [NOP] Broken Left Ankle
J.J. Redick [LAC] Right Knee Tendinitis


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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] October-November Recap

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:27 am

Monthly Recap Part 2 for October-November


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Players' Statistics


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Team Monthly Report


What went right:
    • Anthony Davis and Julius Randle seem to be co-existing well together both on and off the court
    • We are tied with our rivals, the Clippers, to the 2nd seed so far
    • Ben Simmons, our first pick in this year's draft, has won the Rookie of the Month Award for November; A good sign for us.

What went wrong:
    • We are 26th in the league in 3PT Makes and 27th in 3PT Percentage
    • Evan Turner and Terrence Ross are not in their form like last season. Both of them were coming off a career season and neither are showing their worth for the Lakers.
    • Metta World Peace got a concussion in his season debut for Los Angeles versus the Bulls. He will be out for a maximum of 2 months.

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] October-November Recap

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [15-7] Lakers-Celtics Rivalry

Postby Kevin on Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:47 am

Lakers Schedule for December

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] October-November Recap

Postby Kevin on Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:49 am

Record (13-6)



@ Boston (2-16)

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Davis goes up and slams it over Green!


The Lakers and the Celtics rivalry heat up tonight in Los Angeles as the Lakers try to improve their record while the Celtics look for just their 3rd win of the season.

Lakers ground Celtics; 102-86

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MVP: Anthony Davis has been playing great for the past 3 games and he had one here tonight too. Davis finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. He was 3 assists shy of a triple-double.

LVP: Isaiah Thomas has been struggling all season long and it’s hurting the team in offense and in defense. Thomas attempted 10 3PT shots and only made 1. He was also the Celtics’ leading scorer with only 12 in 36 minutes of playing time.

X-Factor/s: Julius Randle regained his shooting touch tonight, snapping his cold steak of shooting way below 33% in the last 3 games he’s played.



Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (27 pts, 10 rebs, 7 asts)

Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (16 pts, 12 rebs, 3 asts, 1 blk)
E. Mudiay (12 pts, 11 asts, 2 stls)
K. Porzingis (9 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts, 1 stl, 4 blks)

Celtics:
I. Thomas (12 pts, 10 asts, 4-17 FG)
S. Dinwiddie (12 pts, 1 reb, 4 asts)
A. Bradley (12 pts, 5 rebs, 6 asts, 1 blk)




@ Dallas (11-9)

Lakers squeak past Mavericks; 120-119

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Player of the Game: Julius Randle (28 pts, 12 rebs, 5 asts, 4 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (23 pts, 9 rebs, 4 asts, 4 blks)
K. Oubre (19 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls)
E. Mudiay (8 pts, 4 rebs, 15 asts, 3 stls)

Mavericks:
W. Matthews (28 pts, 4 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls)
C, Parsons (23 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls)
D. Harris (21 pts, 1 reb, 14 asts, 1 stl)

vs Oklahoma (13-9)

Thunder defeat Lakers behind Durant’s 25; 92-117

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (25 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Murray (18 pts, 2 asts, 1 stl)
J. Randle (16 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts, 2 blks)
A. Davis (12 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls, 1 blk)

Thunder:
E. Kanter (19 pts, 13 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls)
E. Gordon (19 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts)
JR Smith (15 pts, 3 stls)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [15-7] Turner out indefinitely!

Postby Kevin on Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:29 pm

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Evan Turner out indefinitely after suffering a concussion

Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Evan Turner sustained a concussion during Saturday's loss versus the Oklahoma City Thunder and is out indefinitely, the team announced.

"Following extensive examinations over the last two days -- including neurological tests earlier Sunday morning -- Lakers guard/forward Evan Turner has been diagnosed with a concussion. He will not return to the court until he is symptom-free and cleared under the NBA's concussion protocol guidelines," the Lakers said in a statement. "He will be evaluated daily and there is no timetable for his return."

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [16-9] Turner is out - Carroll goes 8-10 in 3PT

Postby Kevin on Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:35 pm

Record (15-7)



vs Utah (8-11)

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Simmons slams it down over Hayward in transition!


Lakers regain composure versus Jazz; 108-93

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MVP: Anthony Davis, after scoring just 12 points in his last game, scored 29 points tonight along with 15 rebounds in 14 of 19 shooting in the field.

LVP: Austin Rivers finished with 9 points in 17 attempts. He attempted 10 of those beyond the arc without any makes.

X-Factor/s: Emmanuel Mudiay has been racking up his assist numbers as he record 15 points and 14 dishes tonight with 2 steals.



Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (29 pts, 15 rebs)

Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (17 pts, 12 rebs, 5 blks)
E. Mudiay (15 pts, 3 rebs, 14 asts, 2 stls)
B. Simmons (15 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts)

Jazz:
G. Hayward (24 pts, 2 rebs, 4 asts)
D. Exum (14 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts)
D. Jones (12 pts, 10 rebs, 2 asts)



vs Philadelphia (13-10)

76ers go on 14-0 run to beat the Lakers; 99-115

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Player of the Game: D. Carroll (39 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 5-6 3PT)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (18 pts, 11 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls, 2 blks)
K. Oubre (17 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts)
A. Davis (16 pts, 9 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls, 2 blks)

76ers:
S. Larkin (19 pts, 13 asts)
R. Covington (13 pts, 4 rebs)
M. Gasol (11 pts, 13 rebs, 4 blks)

vs Dallas (13-12)

Mavericks trample Lakers; 80-106

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Player of the Game: Wesley Matthews (21 pts, 2 rebs, 3 asts, 3-5 3PT)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (23 pts, 8 rebs, 2 asts, 3 blks)
B. Simmons (11 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls)
A. Bynum (11 pts, 4 rebs)

Mavericks:
J.J. Barea (17 pts, 3 rebs, 5 asts, 2 stls)
C. Parsons (17 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 1 blk)
J. Okafor (13 pts, 12 rebs)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [16-9] Turner is out - Carroll goes 8-10 in 3PT

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:45 pm

Oubre tears meniscus, out for 2-4 months


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El Segundo, Calif.-- Lakers guard Kelly Oubre has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery, the team said Tuesday. Oubre left the Mavericks-Lakers game because of pain in his right knee, an exam and subsequent MRI confirmed the tear.

A timetable for Oubre's return will be determined once he has surgery, the team said. The Lakers and Oubre decided to fix the meniscus tear instead of cutting the damaged part out in order to elongate Oubre's career.

The 21-year-old was averaging 14.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 25 games this season.

It's quite a blow for the Lakers, who was poising for a playoff run before the all-star break and his contribution to the team will surely be missed.

Jamal Murray, the Lakers' 5th pick in the Draft, will start as the Shooting Guard for the Lakers. He is averaging 8.1 points per game and 5.1 assists.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [16-12] Lakers continue to be miserable!

Postby Kevin on Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:03 pm

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Record (16-9)


Wiggins posts career-high 40 points in win vs Lakers; 104-112

Player of the Game: Andrew Wiggins (40 pts, 3 rebs, 3 stls)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (25 pts, 9 rebs, 1 ast)
J. Randle (24 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts)
E. Mudiay (19 pts, 15 asts, 2 stls)

Timberwolves:
S. Muhammad (29 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts)
K. Martin (16 pts, 1 reb, 4 asts)
W. Cauley-Stein (11 pts, 10 rebs)

Raptors claw their way out in OT; 99-103

Player of the Game: J. Valanciunas (19 pts, 6 rebs, 1 blk)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (21 pts, 14 rebs, 5 blks)
B. Simmons (18 pts, 8 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl)
J. Randle (16 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, 1 blk)

Raptors:
C. Joseph (14 pts)
E. Fournier (13 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts, 1 stl)
J. Johnson (11 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts)

Hawks soar past Lakers; 100-106

Player of the Game: C. Brewer (22 pts, 6 rebs, 3 asts, 1 blk)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (23 pts, 14 rebs, 5 asts, 2 blks)
E. Mudiay (18 pts, 4 rebs, 9 asts, 2 stls)
K. Porzingis (17 pts, 6 rebs)

Hawks:
A. Horford (17 pts, 7 rebs, 6 asts, 6 blks)
J. Teague (14 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts, 4 blks)
J. Holiday (14 pts, 6 rebs, 4 asts)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [16-12] Lakers continue to be miserable!

Postby Kevin on Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:48 am

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Record (16-12)


Lakers lose to Pistons in OT; 124-125

Player of the Game: Paul Millsap (25 pts, 11 rebs, 7 asts)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Murray (25 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk)
A. Davis (18 pts, 10 rebs, 2 asts, 3 blks)
J. Randle (17 pts, 10 rebs, 4 asts, 2 blks)

Pistons:
A. Drummond (25 pts, 8 rebs, 4 blks)
G. Monroe (21 pts, 7 rebs)
T. Wroten (15 pts, 3 rebs, 6 asts, 2 stls)

Lakers snap losing streak to 4 versus Blazers; 107-103

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (16 pts, 11 rebs, 7 asts, 2 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Murray (18 pts, 2 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls)
B. Simmons (15 pts, 5 rebs, 5 asts)
E. Mudiay (15 pts, 2 rebs, 16 asts, 5 stls)

Trailblazers:
D. Lillard (21 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts, 5 stls)
L. Aldridge (14 pts, 8 rebs)
N. Batum (13 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls)

Kings decapitate Lakers; 104-107

Player of the Game: D. Favors (27 pts, 8 rebs, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (22 pts, 10 rebs, 2 asts, 5 blks)
J. Murray (15 pts, 3 rebs, 7 asts, 2 stls)
J. Randle (14 pts, 14 rebs, 6 asts, 2 blks)

Kings:
B. McLemore (14 pts, 2 rebs)
R. Gay (13 pts, 3 rebs, 5 asts)
D. Collison (10 pts, 4 rebs, 7 asts, 4 stls)

Knicks top Lakers behind Melo’s 35; 113-124

Player of the Game: Carmelo Anthony (35 pts, 9 rebs, 7 asts)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (20 pts, 12 rebs, 8 asts)
E. Mudiay (18 pts, 3 rebs, 9 asts, 2 blks)
A. Davis (16 pts, 8 rebs, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk)

Knicks:
A. Afflalo (19 pts, 1 reb, 2 asts)
G. Green (19 pts, 2 rebs, 3 asts)
E. Ilyasova (12 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast)

Lakers lose again for 3 straight games; 92-117

Player of the Game: Blake Griffin (24 pts, 9 rebs, 6 asts, 2 stls)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
E. Mudiay (20 pts, 1 reb, 7 asts, 7 stls)
B. Simmons (17 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, 2 blks)
A. Davis (16 pts, 11 rebs)

Clippers:
G. Antetokounmpo (21 pts, 8 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls, 2 blks)
D. Jordan (17 pts, 8 rebs)
C. Paul (13 pts, 11 asts)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [17-16] Trade Rumours?

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [17-16] Trade Rumours?

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:42 am

Small Ball? What's that?

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We've seen it everywhere. From back when LeBron was still playing in South Beach with Wade and Bosh to the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, and now to Oklahoma City's Westbrook-Durant-Ibaka trio. The "small ball" lineup was used primarily to run the offense faster and it's been used by teams that gave them success in the regular season. So, what's so special about that small ball lineup and how does it work, exactly?

The small ball lineup is a style of play used by a team that sacrifices height, physical strength and low post offense/defense in favor of a lineup of smaller players for speed, agility and increased scoring, often from the three-point line. It completely goes out of the norm of a team that's centered on a big man playing down in the post. This lineup has also created many opportunities for shooters because of how it stretches the floor and a single drive and a kick-out to an open man can collapse the opposing team's defense entirely.

We've seen Miami do it, then Golden State, now Oklahoma City. As one of the rising powerhouse in the NBA, shouldn't the Lakers aim to do that? According to GM Parker, "No.". "I'm quite aware of the small ball lineup and I don't see any problem with it. I just feel like sticking with the classics might give us more success than the rising small ball lineup."

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For the last two drafts, the Lakers have drafted two point guards (Mudiay & Murray) and both of them are listed as 6'5" and to put this to perspective, the average height of a point guard is a little over 6'1". Currently, there are no players in the Lakers roster that is below 6'5". Anthony Davis, who has an eagle-like wingspan, is the team's power forward who's listed as 6'11" and Julius Randle, whose growth spurt made it possible to switch his playstyle from an average mid range shooter to a dominant presence down low, is also listed as 6'11".

Even with the enormous height differences, the Lakers haven't had any trouble winning games while focusing on their offensive output in the paint and in fact, they lead the league in points in the paint and FG% in the paint but suffer from their horrible shooting outside the arc.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [17-16] Monthly Recap

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:52 pm

Monthly Recap Part 1 for December


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Eastern Conference Standings

Cleveland Cavaliers [26-6]
Indiana Pacers [21-11]
Miami Heat [20-14]
Detroit Pistons [19-15]
Washington Wizards [19-16]
Philadelphia 76ers [18-17]
Chicago Bulls [18-18]
New York Knicks [18-19]
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Orlando Magic [17-18]
Charlotte Hornets [15-18]
Toronto Raptors [16-20]
Brooklyn Nets [15-19]
Atlanta Hawks [13-19]
Boston Celtics [10-24]
Milwaukee Bucks [8-27]


Western Conference Standings

Golden State Warriors [28-7]
Los Angeles Clippers [25-12]
Oklahoma City Thunder [23-11]
Sacramento Kings [21-12]
Dallas Mavericks [19-16]
Memphis Grizzlies [18-15]
Los Angeles Lakers [17-16]
Houston Rockets [16-18]
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San Antonio Spurs [16-19]
Minnesota Timberwolves [16-19]
New Orleans Pelicans [16-20]
Denver Nuggets [14-21]
Phoenix Suns [14-21]
Portland Trailblazers [11-25]
Utah Jazz [9-23]


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Players of the Month


East: LeBron James [CLE] (22.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg)
West: Damian Lillard [POR] (26 ppg, 5 rpg, 9.4 apg, 2.4 spg, 0.2 bpg)


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Rookies of the Month


East: Jaylen Brown [ORL] (15.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.2 spg, 1.4 bpg)
West: Skal Labissiere [DEN] (14.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.6 bpg)


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League Leaders


Points Per Game
Kevin Durant [OKC] 26.9
Stephen Curry [GSW] 26.4
Carmelo Anthony [NYK] 25.0
James Harden [HOU] 27.1
LeBron James [CLE] 24.8

Rebounds Per Game
Julius Randle [LAL] 12.7
Hassan Whiteside [MIA] 12.2
Rudy Gobert [UTA] 12.2
Enes Kanter [OKC] 11.9
Zac Randolph [MEM] 11.5

Assists Per Game
Emmanuel Mudiay [LAL] 10.7
Chris Paul [LAC] 10.3
Stephen Curry [GSW] 9.6
Damian Lillard [POR] 9.6
Mike Conley [MEM] 9.1

Steals Per Game
Damian Lillard [POR] 3.0
Mike Conley [MEM] 2.5
Chris Paul [LAC] 2.3
John Wall [WAS] 2.0
Ty Lawson [DEN] 2.0

Blocks Per Game
Julius Randle [LAL] 2.6
Marc Gasol [PHI] 2.4
DeAndre Jordan [LAC] 2.4
Andre Drummond [DET] 2.4
Rudy Gobert [UTA] 2.3



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Transactions

Signings:
Jazz re-sign Rudy Gobert
Pelicans re-sign Jrue Holiday
Clippers re-sign J.J. Redick
Hawks re-sign Jeff Teague
Warriors re-sign Andre Iguodala
Magic re-sign Victor Oladipo

Trades:
Celtics trade Amar’e Stoudemire | Nets trade Bruno Caboclo and Jonathan Hickson

Hirings/Firings:
N/A


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Injury Report


Out for Season
Gerald Green [NYK] Torn Left Achilles

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Elfrid Payton [ORL] Spinal Injury
Zach Lavine [MIN] Torn Left Patellar Tendon
Demar DeRozan [TOR] Spinal Injury
James Ennis [MIA] Spinal Injury
Courtney Lee [MEM] Torn Left Meniscus

Out for 4-8 weeks
Kelly Oubre [LAL] Torn Right Meniscus
Evan Turner [LAL] Concussion
Lavoy Allen [IND] Torn Right Bicep
Lance Stephenson [POR] Hyperextended Left Shoulder
Andre Roberson [BKN] Broken Right Ankle
Dion Waiters [MIL] Broken Right Wrist
Thabo Sefolosha [ATL] Torn Right MCL
Danny Green [SAS] Pinched Nerve In The Back


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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] "Small Ball? What's That?" & Monthly Recap!

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:06 pm

Monthly Recap Part 2 for December


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Players' Stats


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Team Monthly Report


What went right:
    • Anthony Davis has been anchoring the team offensively with his stellar shooting.
    • Marco Belinelli seem to be in shape for these past couple of games. He's scoring 8.9 ppg in the last 5 games with 28 3PT makes per game all while shooting at a 71% clip.
    • We still have 2 defensive stalwarts in our team that can and will alter shots. We are first in Opponent FG% with 41%.
    • Moving the ball is still the bread and butter of this team as we still are first in assists per game.
    • Mudiay finished the month unharmed, his first time this season.

What went wrong:
    • Turner and Oubre's injuries held us back to a 3-12 finish this month.
    • Julius Randle tweaked his right ankle, making him miss 3 games this month.
    • We are currently the 7th seed in the West.
    • Oubre and Turner are not expected to join us this month.
    • Poor decision making leads to turnovers; The Lakers are leading the league in turnovers per game.

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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Kevin on Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:41 am

Lakers trade Kristaps Porzingis in 3-team trade

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Tuesday that they have traded away Terrence Ross, Ian Mahinmi, and Kristaps Porzingis. There were 3 teams involved in the trade and swapped a total of 7 players and 3 draft picks.

They sent Terrence Ross and Kristaps Porzingis to Denver and then traded Ian Mahinmi to the Sacramento Kings, all while getting Jordan Clarkson back and promising forward Skal Labissiere. Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings traded away reserve center Quincy Acy and a 1st round pick (2018) to the Denver Nuggets and got Derrick Williams while the Lakers sent Ian Mahinmi and a 1st round pick (2017).

Clarkson is currently averaging 3.1 points per game, clearly a step down from his 13.8 ppg last season with the Lakers. It hasn't been a good season for Clarkson at all with the Nuggets and he seems very eager to come back to LA and work on his game with us.

Skal Labissiere, the rookie from Kentucky, has been playing great this past month and even won the Rookie of the Month award for his amazing performances lately.

The Lakers front office were more than willing to explain the deal that sent away 2 of their offseason signings to Denver.

"We think this is the best way moving forward for all of us. Terrence has been struggling to shoot the ball efficiently because he wasn't used to playing off the ball too much. Ian's problem isn't being efficient at all though. We just think he should be playing for a team that can really use him and be a part of the rotation. He's not going to see any minutes here in LA with Anthony Davis playing extra minutes."

The team also answered the question about trading rising star Kristaps Porzingis.

"Personally, it wasn't us that wanted this deal as much as Kristaps. He wanted out of LA and it just so happens that there were a lot of suitors for him, mostly because of his stellar play us of late. Kristaps said he was sure he didn't want to play here anymore because he knows he can do more than what he has been showing to us. He simply wants to move on to a team that he is comfortable and can play without restricted minutes in."


Deal Summary:

Lakers receive:
- Jordan Clarkson (DEN)
- Skal Labissiere (DEN)

Nuggets receive:
- Terrence Ross (LAL)
- Kristaps Porzingis (LAL)
- Quincy Acy (SAC)
- 2017 1st round pick (LAL)
- 2018 1st round pick (SAC)

Kings receive:
- Ian mahinmi (LAL)
- Derrick Williams (SAC)
- 2017 1st round pick (LAL)



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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Solaris Phase Two on Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:02 am

Well thats an interesting trade
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Hg8Harrier on Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:35 am

Looks like you've resurrected the Lakers already! Good job.
Labissierre and Porzingis in one trade: they'll be the face of the league soon. Kind of surprised that Labissierre isn't averaging more rebounds and blocks.
Which 2017 picks did you trade? Yours or Bostons? How many picks do you have left for 2017?
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Kevin on Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:01 am

It was mine. I now only have one pick from the Jazz for 2017. I was using my draft picks as bait since I'm almost certain we can make a deep playoff run if given a chance with this team.
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Martti. on Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:34 am

Interesting trade, don't know much about Labissiere, but seems like an even deal with you giving up PorzinGOD and a first rounder.
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby TGsoGood on Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:12 am

More excited about Jordan Clarkson than Labissiere.
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Kevin on Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:31 am

Martti. wrote:Interesting trade, don't know much about Labissiere, but seems like an even deal with you giving up PorzinGOD and a first rounder.

Oh, you'd be surprised by Labissiere's skill set. He's like a rookie Davis out there!

TGsoGood wrote:More excited about Jordan Clarkson than Labissiere.

Me too, actually. I'm going to try and "revive" his career here in LA again since he's rarely been used by the Cavs and Nuggets. It was his fault he tested Free Agency. :P
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