The overreaction from this 0-3 start is quite comical. It's hilarious how people confidently forgot that the Miami Heat got off to a similar slow start a couple of years ago when they formed their super team in 2010. They went 9-8 in their first 17 games and they were two games away from winning an NBA championship that season. It's November for God's sake. Championships aren't won in November last time I checked.
Basketball moreso than any other sport requires chemistry. The Lakers just don't have that right now and how could they? This team has played just three games together. Nash is out right now and will be for a week so obviously that won't help things, but he just needs to get healthy, get back, and build some cohesion with his new teammates. Dwight is clearly a step slow defensively and that's not surprising because he's coming off back surgery. It'll take him awhile to get back to his normal dominant self. He's the main reason the defense has been horrendous. Dwight usually is right there on his defensive rotations to defend the rim. That's not the case right now due to him not being even close to 100 percent. Once he gets healthy the team defense will improve immensely.
People whine about the bench sucking well again it's been a measley three games. Jamison needs to be more aggressive. In three games he's only shot the basketball a combined 8 times. We signed him to provide us with a legit scoring threat off the bench and he needs to do that. He's a scorer and what do scorers do? They score the basketball and that's what he needs to do or else he's pretty much useless out there because he can't defend at all. Once Jamison gets it going the rest of the guys on the bench will follow. I would like to see management try to sign Delonte West because he should clear waivers. He would be a huge, huge upgrade over some of the backup scrub guards. Meeks should be getting consistent minutes. Have no idea why he isn't playing. Brown has sat him the last two games why he's done that is beyond me.
Kobe is a guy who has really played and looked great so far. He's averaging nearly 31 points a game on over 60 percent from the field. Just terrific efficiency from him and that was his issue last year. He has been extremely efficient so far this season. Overall again I stress patience with this team. The Lakers need time to develop championship chemistry and once that happens and it will happen they will be one of the best teams in basketball.
again, I agree. However I do think we need more athleticism at the Backup PG position, this will help our defense down the road. We all need to face facts. As long as we have over 60 million dollars invested in 3 players of which two are no longer in their prime, a number of bad small contracts and no draft picks, it's going to be tough. Not impossible, just tough.