Poll: How many games will the Lakers win next season?

Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls won 72 games in the first season of his second three-peat, back in 1995-96.

The previous record was 69 wins.

Granted, the Bulls put up that total against an Eastern Conference that was devoid of many good teams, but 72 wins is 72 wins, right?

Well, now that the Los Angeles Lakers have acquired Dwight Howard in one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history, it’s time for folks to weigh in on just how good this Lakers team will be next season with a starting five of Howard, Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.

Myself, I think the number is 70.

How about y’all?

Vote in our poll below, and after you cast your ballot you will see what percentage of respondents agree with you.

 

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  1. kantankruz says

    Calm down people, it’s just Chris’ opinion. I’m going with 65 as it will take them 30 or 40 to get used to each other.

  2. Velcapitan says

    I just don’t think that the Lakers will be as GREAT as already advertised. I don’t even think they have surpassed OKC. OH and can they stay healthy? What about bench play? Can Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard play together? Can Kobe play in a pick and roll offense? Are they athletic enough?

    Can a team full of 32-38 year olds beat OKC a quicker more athletic team in a 7 game series?

  3. Eschu says

    New offense (princeton), new point guard who’s got to adjust to not having the ball in his hands, completely different type of defensive center, a kobe that has to learn to not dominate the ball as much…chemistry takes time. Not to mention this team is older and still doesn’t have a decent pg to backup the aging bad-backed steve nash (who has had his minutes monitored the past couple years). Cap it at 66. more than likely somewhere around 61.

  4. Lolo says

    70-wins?
    What the f*** do yo smoke Sheridan?
    A team full of 33-39 guys…

    I bet I know why you’re out of ESPN.
    I would have choose 60-65 (a reasonable number) if you would have put the option, dumbass.

  5. A.J. says

    Please. As NBA franchise-destroying egregious arrogant boatshoe-wearing mental patient Danny Ferry proved in two of the five years of his disastrous Cleveland reign of error, the regular season means absolutely nothing except coming out of it injury-free. Doesn’t matter if it’s LeBron + 14 grossly overpaid guys or an actual talented starting five. Los Angeles will coast on talent, but they’re not all going to go all out until the playoffs.

    Besides, when you have some lazy self-centered stiff like Antawn Jamison giving up 100 points off the bench if you give him any more than 20 minutes of court time, you’re bound to lose a few games just by virtue of having Miss Eyebrows on your team. 60 to 62 wins barring major injury.

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