Guys will throw the ball in the post if its working.... and right now.... the Post players are inconsistant.
Howard is averaging as many TO's as Kobe, and he touches the ball a FRACTION of the time.
He gets stripped too much, and is careless with the ball WAY too much. Not to mention that half the times Howard touches the ball in the post, they have to watch him shoot free throws, and NOBODY wants that!
If the other guys keep seeing that, they won't keep tossing it in there!
As documented in another thread on here, Gasol is shooting a HORRIBLE percentage on post ups this season.
You can't just say, THROW IT INSIDE, THROW IT INSIDE. The inside players need to post harder, take care of the ball, and make good aggressive moves to the basket! and making more free throws is always a good idea!
Dantoni likes small balls...
Really though, why can't the Lakers just mixed it up on offense? It doesn't mean that you throw it in the post that the post player has to score...you got cutters and open shooters. Dwight and Pau are good passers out of the post, but they can't pass it if there is little or no movement. Just mix it up to keep the opposing defense honest...