Of course this season has been the opposite of what most fans would have expected with the offseason moves that lead to so much hype prior to the regular season. Although our record now is the worst its ever been since the Chris Mihm, Kwame Brown, and Smush Parker era, there should be no reason to lose faith just yet. If you take a minute to think about it, there are numerous reasons to why we are struggling and although it is never right to use excuses when you are a championship caliber team such as LA, a majority of fans should relax, breathe, and take a second and think about everything that has happened this season.
Never have I seen a fan-base so quick to lose faith in their team within just 18 games of an 81 game season. Yes our defense has seemed to struggle late in games, yes our offense is inconsistent, and yes we are aging more then ever. With that being said...
- New Head Coach (Mike D's System isn't going to just blend in within a few games let alone a few weeks, especially without a training camp)
- Roster Chemistry (Only 7 of last year's players are still on the team, Kobe, Gasol, Hill, Ebanks, Blake, MWP, Morris) 3 STARTERS
- The Absence of Steve Nash (Obviously the greatest factor in this years team, yes we have been doing fine with a decent point guard in Fisher in the previous 2 seasons, but Nash is what will blend the team together)
Basically, until we have seen what the Lakers are capable of with Steve Nash (Give or take 5-10 games of him starting) don't dismiss this years team just yet. For instance take Derrick Rose last year during the Playoffs. Yes he is their star and can't be compared to Nash's role, but an established PG is essential in Mike D'Antoni's system no matter how you look at it.
Edited by lakers1o1, December 05, 2012 - 06:24 PM.