OUt of 532 games Barnes has started 177, Blake has started 299 out of 602, Murphy was a legit starter years ago and has played 1 playoff game to be exact since he came into the league in 2001. These guys aren't younger, they're older, they have mileage in their bodies. This is an unfit group
You are seriously grasping at straws, my friend. How is it Murphy's fault that he played for terrible teams that never made the playoffs? Troy averaged a double-double twice since the Lakers acquired Pau, which isn't that many "years ago". Averaging 14/10 is more than just a 'legit starter'.
You claimed these guys haven't been starters, but they have about 1,000 NBA starts among them. Yes, they are older... that's why they are with the Lakers, to come off the bench and maybe win a ring, instead of going to say, Charlotte, and playing big minutes. Murphy was a double-double machine for years, and is still younger than Kobe ( all these guys are, in fact ), and on a cheap contract. If you think there's a better player available for that role, you are kidding yourself.
The problem is that the whole team takes entire quarters off, mainly during road games. They were basically AWOL during the even-numbered quarters tonight. I hope that they are right, and they can in fact turn it on whenever they need to, because they aren't going to have home-court for more than maybe one round.
Edited by David Hillman, March 06, 2012 - 09:05 PM.