May. 23, 2022

Thinking Out Loud

"Looking at the NBA Western Conference next year and wondering where do the Los Angeles Lakers fit in? The Warriors, Suns, Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Jazz, Pelicans, Timberwolves and then you have the rest: Spurs, Kings, Trail Blazers, Thunder, Rockets, and the Lakers. I think that the Lakers are closer to the bottom 6 then the top 9. So are the Lakers a play-in playoff team struggling for a 10th seed for the foreseeable future? It sure as hell looks that way. If I was the Lakers I’d crush this roster trade AD and James for some 1’s and look to win the draft lottery in 2025 which is when they have their next #1 Draft Choice if the Pelicans choose to take possession of the 2024 pick. Who wants to coach this train wreck of a team? Well, it is in LA but with the pressures to win with no real chance of winning. It’s going to be a ball buster and unforgiving job. James is a great offensive player but he’s a half court player now, playing no defense and Anthony Davis cannot stay healthy. Russ, well Russ is Russ and even the old Russ cannot help this team win. This Russ, well let’s say that Westbrook train has left the tracks. The team has no cap space in the foreseeable future. I feel sorry for the great Laker fans but as least Los Angeles still has those beautiful women to look at, and the Rams and the Dodgers to cheer for plus they can live vicariously through the possible success of the Los Angeles Clippers. Plus the team colors are golden and I’d wear the hat if given ☝️ one."