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The Dwight Howard & Steve Nash Effect On The Lakers

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#1 Bjork



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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:33 PM


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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:43 PM

someone send this video to Mike Brown


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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:49 PM

So he basically just showed that dwight's FT% doesnt matter. Thank you for showing why. Basically he gets fouled so many time it would still match bynums overall points in FT's or at least close and he usually gets and 1s not just fouled.

Nash's defense doesnt matter cuz we have dwight to help and its pretty much impossible to guard anyway if they are good.

The offense looks so perfect for dwight and nash. Nash has his P&R in there while still having a wide open 3 spot on the wing which will really help us in the 3 department because like he said we were 25th in the league.

Can the season start already :rock: :rock:

Edited by bigfetz, August 22, 2012 - 09:51 PM.



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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Love the faces.


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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Offensively, this team has so much firepower and balance it's ridiculous. When you look at the Heat/Thunder, look at the positions that they have that offensive success from:

Thunder - Durant (SF) / Harden (SG) / Westbrook (PG)

Heat - Bosh (PF) / Lebron (SF) / Wade (SG)

The Lakers have something that no team in the league has.... An elite C and an elite playmaking PG. Then you add in one of the most skilled big men in the league in Gasol and still have some guy named Kobe, it's very exciting to think about this offense.

The timing of acquiring Howard/Nash could not be better for Kobe and Gasol. Kobe was putting in a lot of minutes and scoring at a high clip, putting strain on his legs and wearing him down. Gasol on the other hand had to move to the third option and now will be that fourth option (not many better fourth options than Gasol).

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:16 PM

I love watching these videos. Thanks for posting!

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Good video, even though I wish it were longer and a bit more detailed.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:25 PM

It's so beautiful... :cry:

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:28 PM

One interesting thing about adding Dwight, is the amount of Free Throw attempts he gets. (10 per game) even though he doesn't shoot them at a high percentage, this does help get the team into the penalty faster, especially with a guy like Kobe(7-8 per game) on the team. The Lakers could be getting to the line a lot thanks to Dwight, an interesting offensive side effect I haven't heard many talk about. It helps, especially as an older team.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:35 PM

i love ball breakdown. Subscribed to him last year and been a fan since.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Have I mentioned that I love Mitch Kupchak.

Cannot wait for the season to start.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:43 PM

If the Lakers don't win the chip this year...dun dun dun
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:46 PM

Man can't wait for the season. :omg:


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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:47 PM

Looks good, but kinda complex.

This year is Gasol's only chance, for I think he'll get traded regardless Lakers win or not.
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:52 PM

A couple thing I would like to also point out about DH ft%.

In most of his career he was 59 FT% but last year he went to 49%. Why idk maybe becasue of his injury maybe something else. But I wouldn't be surprised if it goes back up to 59% or close to it.

Also about it not being as good as bynums. Bynums FT% is 69%. Its not great but it is good for a big man like him. So lets do the the numbers.

if bynum does get the same FT stats as last year which most likely he will even on his new team he will have a 69 FT%. He averaged around 5.6 attemps a game. So he will most likely get about 4 pts a game off FT's. So even with the higher % he is only getting 4 pts.

Now lets even use Dwights low 49 ft%. In the last 5 seasons he has averaged at least 10 FTA's a game. So he is almost doubling the attempts that bynum is getting. So at the 49% he would get about 5 pts a game from the FT's. Now it may just be 1 more than bynum but it is better and thus proves that his FT% doesnt hurt the team because he gets fouled so many times.

Even the argument of him getting hack a shaqed is invalid becasue he gets a lot of FT's from and 1's.

So if howard does happen to get his FT% back to normal 59% then he will be averaging 6 pt's form FT's.

So in overall there shouldn't be anything to worry about when it comes to howard and FT's. Anyone who says it will hurt us a lot is just nit picking and trying to find anything wrong with him.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 11:08 PM

Great video. Hopefully they run what seem to be basic sets like these for easy buckets.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Awesome vid, thanks for posting.

This will teach the league to basketball reason Lakers

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 12:16 AM

beautiful :rock:

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 12:21 AM

We got like 4 hall of famers on one team...you gotta love this. Thing is, so does Miami.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 12:42 AM

:cry: Can't wait to see this


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