i believe that metta has improved but i hate the fact that referees hate him bc everytime he drives *whistle* "offense foul!" im mean c'mon if that was LBJ no one would say anything but OH NO bc its metta world peace its a foul. i just dont agree w/ this crap! ugh! metta gets treated like $#!+ just because he has a bad past!
artest will be showcased if and when mike brown wakes up and decides to play him with the 2nd unit
I'm wondering what new offense we will run next year? Jeez. Can we freakin' get back to Laker Basketball and run a traditional offense, and just play. We have one of the top two or three most talented teams out there, and Brownie and his band of coaches has them completely lost. Damn...make it like a pick-up game and we win most nights! Go back to Laker Roots....or change the offense again next year, and the year after that.
Anyone notice how good Nash and even MWP looked at the very beginning of preseason?
Basically, the more time Brown has with a guy, the worse he gets.
It's almost a unique talent to be that bad of a coach.
We are atrocious defensively, forget about offense everyone we're scoring enough in spite of Brown that we should still be winning.
We seriously can't be counted on to get a stop at any moment of a game. We're making every player out there look like an all-star on offense.
At which point this will become one of my favorite memes, even if I don't actually believe it.
Metta has one role on the team, and that's to defend against the best players on the other team. He's crazy strong for his size, and seems a bit quicker than last year, so he gives us good flexiblity in that regard.
I'd honestly prefer to see him matching up against players who are bigger and/or slower than he is. If the other team doesn't start a player that gives us an advantage with MWP, I've got no problem starting somebody else on a game-by-game basis -- particularly if MWP can't get the flow of the offense and cut down on his turnovers.
He's an asset, but a unique one, and needs to be used in that way. And I'm not sure that's the case right now. As to constantly bringing him off the bench, I don't know who you'd replace him with that would be better.
Jamison? No defense at all, and hasn't showed anything so far.
Hill? Interesting idea -- good front line in terms of height and length and rebounding.
Call me crazy, but I'd actually look into the idea of starting Ebanks. His weaknesses will be covered up by the fact that he's playing with the starters, and his athleticism will allow the starting 5 to play with a little more flow in their game.