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#1 GCMD

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Everyone wants to talk about offense but I don't think that's the biggest issue. Yes, we have problems on that end but the real issue is our guys are LOST on defense. Having a scheme in place puts players in position to succeed. It takes some of the guessing out of game...it makes the team faster because they react in unison.

That's not what I'm seeing on the court for the Lakers. That's why we are giving up so many points. That's why we have to work for hard on offense. That's why we are getting outrebounded.



Dear Lakers Brass,

If you are serious about winning a Championship this year, please find anyone to teach this group of individuals how to play defense together...


Sincerely,

A Concerned Lakers Fan

#2 Windu

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Didn't you want D'Antoni?

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:04 PM

No defensive coordinator will help us, as long as this garbage coach is still employed by us. He needs to go.

#4 Japago

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:04 PM

That and more defensive players.

This team was terrible defensively under a good defensive coach in Mike Brown too.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:04 PM

No kidding

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:05 PM

Shut up.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Some of you guys need to understand that D'Antoni is going anywhere anytime soon.

Edited by djcovi, January 06, 2013 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Some of you guys need to understand that D'Antoni is going anywhere anytime soon.


Then neither is LA

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:11 PM

If mike d'antoni gets hit by a buss or something, can the lakers get a new coach?

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Didn't you want D'Antoni?


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Should bring up the Antoni thread when he got hired making me look like a prophet when I said he's a scrub coach and Lakers will not win a title for us with this squad I did say back then however Lakers would have the best record under Antoni like his other teams in the past but clearly I was wrong now is the time to seriously fire this bum head coach and get Phil Jackson like I've been saying from day 1 if you fire Mike Brown you better hire Phil Jackson

Edited by magicbalala245, January 06, 2013 - 09:14 PM.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:13 PM

this was one of my concerns when we hired mda along with other laker fans, our d was gonna be bad. we have no defensive schemes out there, leaving people open, not communicating etc. really frustrating.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:13 PM

No defensive coordinator will help us, as long as this garbage coach is still employed by us. He needs to go.


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#14 Majesty

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:13 PM

You should get a defensive 3 for the bench and a scoring point guard for the 1.

Liked our all around body language as a team early.

The problems with this team are going to be more apparent as the other people start to come around.

Dwight is starting to look like Dwight again minus the two bad plays at the end of the game he was running the floor and almost had a career high in rebounding.

Kobe had a bad night till it came time to close and was amazing in the close as usual.

Gasol was aggressive for a half, and did nothing in the 2nd half.

Duhon was alright till the defense realized he wasn't going to take or make any shots so they locked down defensively and Duhon was unable to contribute anything at that point.

Hill was strong, what else is new


Meeks was good early, got cold late, hustled, but his defense leaves something to be desired.


Obvious problems that need to go on this team are Gasol, and our bench point guard.

One of the biggest issues when it comes to our bench point guard is that with Morris he's turnover prone and inexperienced.

With Duhon he's experienced but he is NOT a scoring threat so teams can play riskier defense they can't get away with when someone like Nash is in.

We have no bench 3 unless you count Jamison..and just no at that point.


What we need is a bench 3 and a bench 1 that can score.

This is why getting Barea and Williams from Minnesota and Ariza from Washington is probably the best trade option the Lakers are gonna get and would help the team in each aspect.

We have Steve Clifford who with Dwight Howard helped bring Orlando's defense to near top in the league. Steve Clifford is a defensive coach the problem is you don't have many defensive players.

I'll give you our defensive players on this team


Metta
Kobe
Dwight

That's it

Borderline to below average
Hill
Meeks
Duhon
Nash

Nothing left to offer on that end
Gasol
Jamison



This team needs defensive "players".

Barea and Williams from Minnesota for the scoring and athleticism our bench needs(aside from Hill and Meeks)
Ariza from Washington(defensive 3 for the bench)

Fixes our problems in that aspect

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Then neither is LA

damn thats the cold hard truth! :cry:
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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Until the entire team decides to play hard on defense, it won't matter who they bring in.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for not bringing in a defensive coordinator D'Antoni. That was my only gripe with the hire. Bringing in D'Antoni would have been fine as long as a defensive coordinator was brought in alongside him. That hasn't happened, and we're seeing the result night after night. Pitiful.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:14 PM

I think it's the players more than the coach. Again, this team wasn't good defensively under Mike Brown.

Like I keep saying, I think it's hard physically for the older players on this team to play defense against more atheltic players. Especially when they're playing the heavy minutes that they are. Kobe, Metta, Pau, and Nash all have trouble keeping up.

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#19 Majesty

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Until the entire team decides to play hard on defense, it won't matter who they bring in.



And we HAVE one of the most underrated defensive coaches in the game Steve Clifford.

It ain't the defensive coaching it's the fact that some of the players we have don't play defense aside from perhaps 3.

Edited by Majesty, January 06, 2013 - 09:15 PM.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:15 PM

you're killin' me majesty

Pau Gasol is GONE






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