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#1 Mr. Laker

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 08:20 PM

What do you think our weakness is entering the "stretch run"
me personally think is help defense, closing out on shooters, and basically staying in front of our man

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 08:25 PM

Perimeter D
P&R D
outside shooting
Luke Walton
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Posted March 15, 2009 - 08:26 PM

Perimeter D
P&R D
outside shooting
Luke Walton

AHA As much as everyone hates luke, i honestly think he is a perfect triangle player believe me hes far from perfect but does what is needed

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 08:28 PM

- 3 point defense
- Inability to hold leads
- Bench play
- Soft interior (at times)
- Clutch play


I still don't think we have an answer for the zone defense...we struggled tonight and the zone helped the mavs shut us down and get back into the game

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 08:28 PM

I can name a lot of things but here are the big problems.

1. guarding the 3
2. defense in general
3. inconsistency of players
4. not able to get easy baskets in time of need (outside of kobe that is)
5. too much reliance on kobe

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 08:45 PM

-Perimeter D
-Opposing PG
-Perimeter D
-Leaving players open for 3s
-Perimeter D
-Inconsistent D
-Perimeter D
-Roaming on D
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Perimeter D

Says it all.

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 08:46 PM

BIGGEST to me is that Killer Instinct/Cuthroat mentality

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 08:47 PM

Is it just a coincidence that all have to do with defense? i think not

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 09:15 PM

defense

and our bench has been greatly underwhelming this year

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 10:16 PM

Guarding the 3.

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 10:22 PM

Laker's biggest weakness is the Utah Jazz. :lol:

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Posted March 16, 2009 - 02:44 PM

Guarding the shooters. my goodness that **** costs us games plain and simple.
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Posted March 16, 2009 - 03:30 PM

Defense
Intensity
Consistiancy
Killer Instinct


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Posted March 16, 2009 - 03:34 PM

I think the reason it appears they don't have a killer instinct is because of the bench play. Many of the big leads blown by LA is on nights when bench is struggling big time. The bench and defending the 3 are the biggest worries I have.

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Posted March 16, 2009 - 09:34 PM

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Posted March 16, 2009 - 10:20 PM

DE-FENSE! DE-FENSE! DE-FENSE!


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Posted March 17, 2009 - 09:17 AM

Defensively: Defending quick guards and helping earlier on penetration. The 3-point defense is what it is, its a Phil Jackson trademark to play the percentages from distance and try to make the interior stronger to prevent easy scores - that won't change.

Offensively: Getting caught up in a shooting game and sinking into prevent offense instead of staying aggressive or true to the elements that got them a lead in a game.

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 10:00 AM

our linebackers and defensive ends don't get enough pressure on the QB

and our WRs drop too many passes and our runningbacks don't hit the holes
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Posted March 17, 2009 - 12:41 PM

I'm pretty sure the word "defense" covers it, as has been iterated and reiterated about 20,000 times above. We have shown that we can be a VERY good defensive team, but we're also incredibly inconsistent at it.




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