thats the secret to get amare to play D. stick him at the 5 and he'll have no choice but to be in the way where he can just stick up his arms and still jump high.
he has the "defensive yips" when he plays 3/4.
It doesn't matter if Sessions is starting or not. It matters that he gets 30+ minutes.
I actually like that he comes off the bench. He gives the bench a playmaker that they normally wouldn't have with Blake. Plus, it optimizes his ballhandling/playmaking skills by not having all his minutes overlap with Kobe's. Blake on the other hand is primarily a spot shooter, so having his minutes line up with Kobe's is fine.
I say keep the rotation as is, but beef up Sessions's minutes.
hmm, I've usually noticed the opposite. To me it seems like they're usually leading after the 1st and the bench blows it in the 2nd.
And if you check this out, the Lakers have a +1.7 point differential in 1st quarters and a -.3 in the 2nd: