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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.
so the Lakers beat the Heat, then proceed to lose to Detroit and Washington in succession.
Whats Griffin pointing to after being blocked?
but it seems like they get a string like that every season. i'd really like to know what hte inside-the-lockerroom chemistry is like.
That Clippers loss last night.
I think like most Laker fans, they are not fond of Mike Brown.
I don't know how this is mike brown's fault. When you only have three players on your entire roster that can score and one of those three shoots 9 for 31, how do you expect to win?
This is a personnel issue more than anything.
yeah, i kind of agree with moffy. it's pretty tangled. kobe shoots too much so the other players slack off and then kobe shoots more because nobody is working. and then of course, there's just the whole "king of the world" syndrome. it's happened repeatedly this year and in years past ... just when they get offense running smoothly, pau will attempt a needless behind-the-back pass on a fast break, or drew will decide he's going to dribble, or some other nonsense and they lose all focus.
I agree. It is more Kobe's fault. I do think Mike Brown has had some problems. Especially when it comes to communication with management. Why did the Lakers pick up Josh McRoberts and Jason Kapono if Mike Brown was never going to play them? Why didn't they amnesty Luke Walton? Mike Brown has only played him a dozen times.
I don't necessarily think that the problem is Kobe. The problem is that they don't have a point gaurd. Pau and Bynum do not create their own shots. They need someone to get them the ball in their spots or to run the pick-and-roll with them. How many times do you see the offense fail to get the ball into the post and then just dump it out to Kobe to bail them out?
Some of this is due to Mike Brown's offense. The personnel doesn't work in it. Essentially, it was built for the triangle, which is not what they run anymore. That's why I think if the Lakers were to get someone like Sessions, it would fix some problems.
Also, Kapono doesn't play because he's terrible and was an awful signing. He should have been out of the league two years ago.
I think Murphy plays over McRoberts because he can spread the floor better and they desperately need that. Though I think what McRoberts lacks in spacing he makes up for it in all other aspects, so I'd rather see McRoberts play too.
As for Walton, he's not going to get amnestied. He's an expiring contract next year so they'll try to deal him at next year's deadline to some team that's trying to dump salary before the Draconian luxury tax rules kick in during the 2013/14 season. However, almost gauranteed that Artest will be amnestied. Most likely after next season though.
Lakers are losing because they miss this guy.
it's kind of a shame that they traded jordan farmar. he was a bad fit for the triangle, but might have been just what they needed in this new pick-roll based offense. his defensive shortcomings aside. he could penetrate and he could hit the spot-up.
Ummm, from what I remember, Farmar left not traded. He knew he wasn't going to get ahead of Fisher so he went and signed with New Jersey.
you're right. i shouldn't have used the word "traded" since they didn't get anything for him ... declined to renew his contract, encouraging him to leave.
I thought the Nets just offered him more money?
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