They really didn't run it through him last year either. Not like they did with Shaq, that's for sure. He developed a chemistry with Kobe before he went down, but he did not create for himself any more than he's creating for himself right now. Last year, he went after rebounds aggressively and grabbed them because he soared higher than anyone else. I don't see that as much so far this season.
Ken, I understand what youâ€™re saying. The problem that bother me the most is that they don't pass him the ball unless he is trailing or for an alley-oop. The team does not have confidence in him yet. You can see the body language on the court with him. The offense is never run threw him at all. Phil has to help instill confidence in him now, so by playoff time that heâ€™ll be a dominate force.
Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, January 10, 2009 - 06:54 PM.