These Ohio people keep having to remind me that their school isn't pronounced "Zah-vee-ay." The Lakers beat has ruined me.
Amongst a crew of Lakers players and staffers at the Maple Leafs game in Toronto on an off night: http://t.co/kuQ5HSMBnj
All told, 5 "incorrect non-calls" and 1 incorrect call (Clarkson travel) - 4 favored Minny, 2 Lakers
A lot of possibilities for the Lakers, though. They’re projected to have as much as $28 million in cap space and potentially four picks.
If Kevin Love somehow came to the Lakers, I can see Julius Randle playing a Lamar Odom role. He’d still play major minutes (28+).
Nets announce Thaddeus Young has a left knee strain. Won't play against the Cavaliers, is doubtful to play against the Lakers.
Good news for Thad Young: MRI revealed only a strain. Out tomorrow, doubtful vs. Lakers.
I then pointed out to Hill that Lakers still have a team option on him. But he believes Lakers are more familiar w/ him than other players
Lakers deserve credit for admitting Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer healthy instead of having contracted alleged general soreness or the like.
Wolves win twice tonight while losing in OT to Lakers: Their 16 wins are now 2 behind Sixers, who won in Denver tonight, and 3 behind Lakers
In the 80's the Lakers walked to the Finals every damn year. Conference imbalance is cyclical. A long-assed cycle but cyclical
If Lakers can get to 3 or even tie for 3 - improves odds from 83.8% at 4 (for top-5 pick)
Lakers still play Wolves again - but even if Minny wins the head-to-head, I don't think the Lakers catch them - certainly not NY
All not lost for the Lakers in chase for 3rd - Sixers up 91-83 at Denver - Lakers still play in Philly on Monday
The Lakers still play the Nets, Sixers, Nuggets, and Wolves, plus two against Sacramento. Some disturbingly winnable games, there. BK
To review, should the Lakers rise to the 5th worst record, the odds of keeping the pick drop to (roughly) a coin flip. BK
Lakers likely to finish 4th worst, which means Sixers need two lower lotto teams to leap LA to get pick now. MAY I NOMINATE THE KINGS?
The final: Lakers 101, Wolves 99 in OT. Clarkson came up with the O board and resulting FT's in the final seconds.