to me, that is being optimistic
imo, hes the main problem
Then you aren't watching the games.
Our problems have been Hill not being able to play with the bench for most of the pre-season and gain some chemistry there because he was injured. Not Mike Brown's fault.
Another problem is Dwight Howard getting his legs back underneath him, being rusty and starting to round into form. Again not Mike Brown's fault.
Another problem is our starting unit not having a lot of time in GAME situations to play together but when they did how great did they look? Yeah they seem to be clicking just fine, our bench was the one lacking chemistry then. Why? Because HILL was not there due to injury
Now Meeks is starting to come around, Jamison shows flashes more often than at the start of the pre-season and Ebanks is playing well but iso's a bit too much and on top of that Hill is looking on point if not a little rusty at times.
The issue with the team is lack of playing time due to injuries and players just coming back into the groove of things and needing that time to click which they didn't get in the pre-season but they got some time together which was better than none. Nash is adjusting to being on a team where he DOESN'T have to carry everyone around him. When they set him up for easy shots or situations he isn't used to taking them and is looking for a second pass, this is why he turns the ball over at times, he needs to get used to not having to be "the guy" on a 24/7 basis. It happens when you're on a team where 4/5 of your starting lineup were the franchise players of the teams they played for before they became Lakers.
Nash gets this, why don't you?
Our REAL in terms of "problem" issues on the court are our transition defense, which has more to do with player effort and to do with our players at times over thinking as Brown is constantly on them about it. These are all fixable things and when they start clicking they will be scary. Steve Nash himself has endorsed their struggles and says he enjoys them because it will keep them on their toes and forcing them to constantly get better so they'll never get complacent. (as in no "flipping the switch" mentality) which is good for them.
Some teams like the Kings feel its important to go balls out against us and give full effort(did I mention we outscored their bench 21 to 6 at one point? Why? Because they were playing their starters against them!! )
That on top of the fact Mike Brown is intentionally playing certain players out of their most advantageous positions to save their legs(Pau Gasol for example is playing the perimeter more than the block during the pre-season, this is to save Pau's legs for the season) As Nash put "You'll see more when the games start counting" when it came to Pre-season losses. And as Dwight put it after this game when asked about the pre-season losses Dwight said "I'm not thinking about the pre-season..I'm thinking about JUNE"
That shows you their mentality about it. Game on in 5 days.
But apparently all that went way over your head.
Edited by Majesty, October 25, 2012 - 10:29 PM.