The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers thread

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers thread

    Starts now.

    Adios, D'Antoni !!!

    Lakers' Mike D'Antoni steps down

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/10864513/mike-dantoni-resigns-coach-los-angeles-lakers

    Mike D'Antoni has resigned as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday night.

    Mike D'Antoni coached the Lakers to a 27-55 record this season, the worst 82-game mark in franchise history.

    D'Antoni stepped down after the Lakers refused to pick up the second year of his contract last week, according to two sources. During conversations with the team over the past two weeks, D'Antoni had asked them to pick up the team option on the fourth year of his deal, according to sources.
     
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    You applying for the job?
     
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    Bring in BScott!

    (and then Kyrie Irving) :p
     
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    I love this move...only because it gives Jim Buss the opportunity to find someone even worse!
     
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    Just have Kobe run the team
     
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    Can't wait for him to be gone.
     
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    Well, of course.
     
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    The life of a Laker fan.. Crumb snatching off the rest of the league..
     
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    What do Laker fans think will happen this offseason for them? They have enough to sign someone for close to Max money but who would want to play in that mess. Also who do you all think will be the coach? Obviously Phil Jackson being in New York means he isn't an option, so realistically who could they get and what are the expectations for next year?


    I would be shocked to see them win 30 games unless they somehow pull off another Pau trade. I'm not saying that because I hate the Lakers but realistically they don't have much talent, Kobe's too old and fragile and same goes for Nash. So neither of them will make much of an impact. Pau may leave and the rest of the roster are D-Leaguers really. Without a proven coach they could be historically bad, winning only somewhere between 13-20 games.
     
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    That won't happen. They'll be back in the playoffs, unless Kobe can't play next year.

    He played 6 games this season, total. They'll have a high draft pick and sign some max type free agent. Not championship level, but not historically bad, either.
     
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    but who is that MAX free agent? there's only a couple available and would any of them really a) fit with the Lakers and more importantly b) want to actually take less money to be on the Lakers who are a disaster right now?
     
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    Luol Deng. Boom.
     

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