Thank you! Didn't the heat go through identity problems when they first came together? Didn't they turn it over a lot? Chemistry takes time. They turned the ball over just about as much as we do. I wouldn't mind the 7 secs or shaq offense nash ran on phx. Kobe nash dwight pau can all run floor. To run a slow offense all the time means we might as well Have bynum if we dont use dwights mobility, especially since bynum is better than dwight in a slow post offense with his skill set. Not happy, but i dont se major problems either. Patience.
Nash's post game quotes made it seem like he would play on Friday against lac
We have lost like 13 games in a row. I don't care if it's playoffs, preseason or start of the season. That is just pathetic and a loser mentality.
I am so fricken tired of patience. We need a coach that demands and commands respect. Brown is a joke as a head coach. He is an assistent coach.
In saying that, we also need a dominant guard off the bench!! Someone step up and save our season. We lose all our leads.
For Nash keeping him fresh is not just about his minutes. Its about how hard he works. He cannot just go hard to the basket off a pick and roll every play down anymore.
Anyway, we'll see with the offense if it will work. I noticed very little Nash sprinting through the key...which I like. That was stupid in preseason. So I think adjustments are being made. Less Howard catching the ball at the top of the key too. And getting the offense started beyond the 3 point line is not great.
I think you want "quality" Nash at this point. Quantity might not be possible. Nash is my favorite player and I have watched all his games. The casual fan is not aware of this. Nash was much better the first 1/2 of last season then he was the second half. He started shooting much less. Nash the first 1/2 of the season made the all-star team for a reason and was putting up impressive #'s. He either started to age or got tired the second half though.
So I'm looking to see what he does this year. He's having trouble bringing the ball up the court against the pesky defenders and his shot is off. He's still working into his game and conditioning so we'll see. My guess is he will score less this season. 10 pts maybe. Probably get much less assists too.
What is the excuse for the Lakers players being lost defensively? They have had a full training camp to understand what they are trying to get accomplished defensively and yet they look lost every game. They were bad in the preseason and look bad so far. All of that points squarely to the coaching staff. Kurt Rambis was on tv and pointed out this very thing last night.
Bring Back the Zen Master.
I agree now is not the time to panic... but I have some free time today between 5 and 5:10, and I set my alarm so that I can panic then.
If you know basketball and have actually paid attention to anything outside of the Lakers you'd be cool but bandwagon fans will freak out cuz their identity is crushed if the Lakers lose.
Me, I don't care. I know Brown's track record and he's been a slower starter.
His 1st 2 years in Clevelands 50-32, then 45-37, then two 60+ win seasons, he's a proben winner.
I'm not worried until the players start freakin' out.
Bring Back the Zen Master.
I believe the Lakers won a game in Summer League so they're not entirely winless. LOL!
Seriously though, the TO's (lazy passes and rushed passes that tell me that they're not sure or comfortable with each other yet) and the weak bench play. One person I'm really worried about is Jamison, he's supposed to be our scoring punch and leader off the bench and he's the one playing like a confused rookie. He needs to snap out of it if we're going to have any success.
I'm a bit worried but not panicking. If we're still winless after the Detroit game on Sunday at home, then it's seriously time to worry.
NO!!!!! WE'RE 0-2!!!! THE SEASON IS OVER!!!!!
80 games left to make the playoffs.. I think the lakers will be more then ok.. I knew they would start out slow, the real question should be how long will it take them to get things together?