It's a damned if you do/ damned if you don't situation. But something has to be done because his FT shooting is killing us. But the whole team is pretty bad other than Kobe and a few others. I believe there is an issue with concentration.
As far as Dwight goes, If he truly wants to be elite....He will find a way to make his FT's. If he'd ask me I say granny style. It works.
Dwight wasn't the only one missing free throws, they didn't do the hack a dwight either the whole team missed 20 free throws not just dwight. But dwight makes up for his missed free throws with his presence and defensive presence. All those blocks and altered shots are irreplaceable.
Just for the reason Jewelz bring up. We lose out on offensive rebounds, and easy baskets. If Howard get a lob that's better than a Kobe fading 20 footer, or a Pau jumper. He's a liability at the line no doubt, but even last night, it wasn't just him missing ft's. Metta missed 3, Jamison missed 3, Morris missed 3. If those guys make 50% of their free throws we win easily
or have the ones they missed from the court,Kobe could have ended up with 20 assist! Our coach is lost in his dream of turning this team into the Suns! There is no material for that. This team is more suited for the triangle!
No. Lakers got the wrong coach. Howard should have the other teams front court in foul trouble. And the team as a hole should be over the limit. But when you got bench players shooting the ball more than Howard? The players on this team is being used all wrong. This is not a 7 sec or less team. Lakers bench and slow wing players continue to plaque this team. Artest is playing great however he is not swift on the court. Nash,Kobe,Artest,Pau is a very slow team. To hide that Lakers need a athletic wing player. Nash and Kobe is going to catch hell playing so fast. No way they keep up with the younger legs.
even without Nash Lakers should be above .500 this is unacceptable. Lakers have to get more athletic on the Wing. Ariza should be on the Market get him. How did Lakers go from young and athletic Farmar,Brown,Ariza?