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#61 West Coast

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 12:30 AM

Mike Brown is available

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 12:34 AM

Mike Brown is available


As a defensive coordinator? =p

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 01:39 AM

We're still paying him so he should come and be a defensive coordinator lol

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 01:51 AM

We're still paying him so he should come and be a defensive coordinator lol


Mike Brown's defense and Mike D'antoni's offense?

Then we'd almost certainly need to trade Gasol for Verejao =p

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 02:02 AM

I was only saying it for the lols!

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 02:05 AM

Mike Brown is available

Jason Garrett is. Cowboys season is over. He's exactly what this team needs.
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Posted January 07, 2013 - 03:01 AM

We need to miss the playoffs and have a massive reconstruction process, that's what we need. We are going nowhere with this coach and this overrated roster of washed-up veterans.

Edited by Nak, January 07, 2013 - 03:02 AM.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 06:41 AM

He's blaming the players because he's watching the games. While D'Antoni does suck at coaching (or not coaching) defense, he isn't the sole reason this team can't play defense. These players relax on that end of the floor and play a matador defense. You can create the greatest defensive strategy but you still need the players to execute it.

He's not the sole reason, just a major part.
well the thing is HE ISNT CREATING A DEFENSIVE STRATEGY... AT ALL!
For [expletive]s sake they look lost when theyre [expletive]ing rotating. Mike D should force them all to go out on a date if he has to, this team has little chemistry.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 06:58 AM

Its funny to me how defense is being brought up now.

When you are thinking about winning championships, defense is the first thing you want to check off your list.

The Buss' (Jerry and JIm, since Jerry is willing to go out on a limb to cover Jim's ass) wen't with Mike D'antoni (yes the same guy who sidesteps defense in his approach to basketball).

Then, they let Mike hire his brother Dan D'antoni when guys like Kurt Rambis, Nate McMillan and Jeff Van Gundy are available.

How did this same franchise win 2 championships back to back not to long ago?

Someone else is obviously in charge and making bone headed moves, and it isn't the same person responsible for the last 2 championships because they are going in the complete opposite direction.

But it can't possibly be Jim Buss' fault, oh no; no no.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:20 AM

Stop shooting threes.


Impossible for Mike D'Antoni

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:29 AM

Then, they let Mike hire his brother Dan D'antoni when guys like Kurt Rambis, Nate McMillan and Jeff Van Gundy are available.

Jim doesn't want anybody with ties to Phil, so Rambis is out. And I don't see JVG taking an assistant coaching position. So really only McMillan is available from that list, which I have no problem with, but of course nepotism.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:33 AM

We need to miss the playoffs and have a massive reconstruction process, that's what we need. We are going nowhere with this coach and this overrated roster of washed-up veterans.


That should take care of itself. They have very few contracts, I believe only one, after next season.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:38 AM

That should take care of itself. They have very few contracts, I believe only one, after next season.

Right, but that's if we lose Howard AND drop Kobe, and let Gasol walk for nothing.

If Howard stays, and we re-sign Kobe...including Nash (who is that one contract you're talking about), we'll be at nearly $50 million, assuming we pay Kobe half of what he's making now (he's not going to take the MLE).

LA doesn't have much wiggle room.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 10:59 AM

If we miss the playoffs ESPN will have a field day with the ridicule & ignorant comments towards Kobe! That can not happen period. Even if they have to limp into the 8th seed. All they have to do is get there.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 12:22 PM

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.



We have players that have won multiple championships and who were the best players on that team who look completely lost on defense...(Kobe and Pau)...and you say it's not defensive coaching?

A lot of you guys are just throwing stuff up against the wall, hoping something sticks.



Significantly better, though. We were 6th in the NBA at one point, although that was around the time Bickerstaff took over.

That's what we get, though, for bringing in a coach that thinks an offensive system, ran by a 39-year old PG who doesn't draw as much attention anymore, can lead us to a top seed in the West without defensive play...thinking this particular team has the shooters, and the athleticism, to overcome other offensively-gifted teams with our own offense.

It also doesn't help that we have guys like Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, and Antawn Jamison on this team...who are three of the worst defensive players at their position.


You want to keep killing MDA for the offense and talk about Nash, where is that criticism for Kobe? How about throw some of that around when Kobe's getting blocked at the rim on 2ft layups because he's not 25 anymore? Kobe's too old to be putting up the shots he puts up AT TIMES. As for the offense in general, it's fine. It's our defense that's the problem.

Give up your crusade against MDA and Nash (whom you clearly still hold a grudge against for some reason). They aren't the problem. An UTTER lack of defensive schemes is the problem.

If the Lakers didn't practice offense 1 more time this season and concentrated on DEFENSE, they'd win the Championship. Nash is STILL that good...which you never, EVER want to accept.



forget that man phils agent was on his way to ACCEPT the offer but got called before the deadline no matter what anyone says there is friction between phil and jim to what extent who knows


Phil's team's didn't practice defense but Phil always had 2 of the top players in the NBA IN THEIR PRIME who were also elite or above avg defenders. He also had a DEFENSIVE COACH. Compare apples to apples, please.



Pretty much.

I'll take a stretch and say that Nash has played better than both Gasol and Jamison thus far this year and that is saying something.

You NEED to have players that understand how to play defense or all the coaching in the world isn't gonna help.


That's backwards. You need a coach who understands defense so that he can simplify a scheme for his team. Then, you need to ingrain/instill that scheme into the team on a regular basis. Almost every player in the NBA has the basic tools to be a great defender, basically because it's hard to make it to the NBA today without above avg to elite athleticism. From there, it takes a desire to learn defense and a coach capable of teaching defense.

You guys want ready-made? Tough boobies.



You wanted to talk about our offense in particular Kobe.


And everything I said was true. Echoed by many, ballyhooed and criticized by Kobe-Zealots. If you had bothered to read any of it, I have repeatedly said that Kobe has issues with the offense because of his lack of trust in anyone but I also said this wasn't our biggest issue.

We need to play defense and we need to play it now.


Hire mcmillan as assistant coach


That would be my suggestion also.



Here is REAL DEAL's plan and why it's wrong on many levels. Most of you don't seem to understand coaching dynamics and how much radical change sets a team back. Real's ideas aren't about fixing this team...it's about changing what he didn't want on this team in the first place.

That's not constructive. That's just someone not being able to understand something and criticizing it/demonizing it as foreign, inferior or impossible...sounds just like the Inquisition (in principle) or any other persecutory faction, heck-bent on DESTROYING anything outside it's comfort zone.

I'm surprised most of you haven't picked this up. It's become as overt as can be lately. Anti-MDA, Anti-Nash, even Anti-Dwight at times...

He's not talking about how to save this season. He's talking about doing what he has always wanted them to do...he can't accept the fact that the Lakers may have a chance to win if we play in any offense that he doesn't approve of.





1) Start Jordan Hill.


So far, so good...but that's a bandaid. Hill isn't a starter. He's a much better defender/energy guy but he also fouls at a high rate.

2) Trade Gasol for a defensive-minded player, or a decent offensive threat that can at least play defense better than 50% of the league.


Again, that's fine...if we can find someone with the same qualities as Hill but who can stay on the floor for long periods of time without picking up quick fouls, we have our winner.

3) Sign Delonte West after waiving one or two of our young players.


Here's where it starts going bad. Delonte West is a head case...something we don't need. He's not a saviour on either end of the court. We categorically don't need him.

4) Since we basically have to keep D'Antoni, ask Kurt Rambis if he'll come in and help with our defensive woes.


Another miss. Kobe's said they didn't practice much defense with Phil either so Rambis isn't going to help this team that much. Bring in a big time defensive coach who can teach this group in a HURRY, right the ship on that end and command the respect needed to do all of this in the middle of the season.

We ALSO don't need a guy who is committed to Phil coming in to sow dissent. Let him sit out there with his great winning percentage from stints in MINN and keep taking pot-shots at MDA, not bring him in to the lockerrom where he can DESTROY this team from within.

No coach would consider doing something so obviously counter-productive.

5) Change the offense, slow the game down. Play combos of the "four out, one in" for Dwight, while installing triangle properties for Kobe. P&R mixed in for our bigs + Nash. Tell Nash to play off the ball more, instead of becoming useless every now and then.


And therein lies the rub. If you any of that, you might as well fire MDA...which is your POINT!!!!!

And it's POINT-less.

You have a good basketball mind. Until you get over you hate-fest, your criticisms will continue to be laced with venom instead of knowledge.

First off, the offense has already slowed down. We aren't running the 7-secs offense. We aren't sprinting down the floor. We aren't taking quick shots, early in the shot clock...so what in the world are you talking about Brandon?

Dwight playing in the 4-out? Why? He's a better P&R player. His back isn't healed enough that he can take on anyone in the post on a regular basis. He's not got the athleticism he had back with ORL. So why try to do something he can't do right now? And according to you, we don't have the shooters to run MDA's offense but you think the 4-out is going to work, which is PREDICATED on spacing BY SHOOTERS?

LOL...seriously? SMH...forever


Kobe doesn't need Triangle properties. Kobe needs off-ball screens. Kobe needs curls and rubs. Kobe needs to move WITHOUT the ball to both draw attention from Nash and Dwight AND to get him some easy scoring opportunities WITHOUT having to fight 1-on-1 in ISO for at least 20 mpg. That's what Kobe needs...and that's what the offense can provide, IF he trusts the offense and stops trying to relive glory days.

And Nash off the ball? That has to be the ----est thing ever said about Steve Nash. EVER. If you want a spot up shooter, just start Meeks. If Nash is in the game, the ball should be in his hands.

Or are we finally seeing that you did NOT want Steve Nash on this team in the first place...at least not Steve Nash AS Steve Nash?

That's what I've been reading, seeing, hearing from you since Nash got here.

There is NO ONE in their right mind who would suggest putting Nash off-the-ball to "prevent him from being useless". Talk about OXYMORON.

Meanwhile, D'Antoni needs to sit the players down in the locker room, grab a marker, and write down projected minutes for every player, and also, set rotations for particular situations.


Absolutely wrong again. That's not something you do at this level. High school, maybe. College? Sometimes. NBA? No. It HAS to change game to game based on matchups and feeding the hot hand. If you promise someone playing time in the NBA, he better be the franchise player or your go-to guy.

That's the WORST suggestion you could possibly have for a team struggling with this much talent on it. That's creating a problem that didn't exist.

If you need to talk to the players, you give them goals. If they can reach those goals or fill the ROLE you see them playing for the TEAM, they get more minutes. You tell them that as long as they produce, they will play...and you define production...whether it's defense or rebounding or scoring. That's how you get the team on the same page.

Promising MINUTES is NOT what a coach would do to a struggling team.


Stop shooting threes.


Every offensive change you have suggested REQUIRES 3pt shooting for spacing...make up your mind.

Stop giving Ron Artest 10+ shots in a game.


To be fair, he's been one of our best shooters and has worked hard to increase his 3pt% so him taking those shots isn't as bad for us as it was last year. He's been good at recognizing the mismatch and taking his man to the post, not just shooting 3s.

I don't see what your problem is with him. I'd key in on Pau shooting threes before Artest...or Kobe going ISO. Or Dwight getting stripped. Or our bigs slipping EVERY screen, leaving Nash to be trapped...

Force the penetrating guard to the baseline, not the paint. Come up and defend your man on the screen, no switches and no giving up open jumpers...you have a defensive anchor, so use him.


And you think the team is going to teach themselves that? No...that's why all we need is a defensive coordinator to come in and get this group of individuals to play TOGETHER on a consistent basis on the defensive end.

I bet it will reign in all of the roamers because a scheme will establish individual accountability...something that's missing right now.

Also, if we're dealing Gasol (or if he's going to spend his time outside of the block, no matter what), then post Kobe up on the opposite side of Howard. Dwight doesn't have to have his back to the basket to be effective, so if a bit of room is needed, it's fine.


Kobe on the post is ok as long as he has a mismatch. Kobe on the post to face-up is a waste...unless Kobe sees the double coming and doesn't force up a shot...That will only work in favorable matchups...and even if we went to it on a regular basis, that wouldn't make Gasol on the wing a better idea. He's got to go.

And Dwight should never isolate and post up...we should hit him on the move or hit him as soon as he flashes to the paint. Him with his back to the basket in the post? Recipe for turnovers/disaster. He gets stripped or loses the ball much more than he makes a good play. Put him in P&R. Start setting off ball screens for him to free him up. Get him EASY looks, not look for him to create for himself. He's never been good at that.

Why should it be any different now?

This team is old.


Lazy excuse for real basketball issues. Let other less knowledgeable posters post drivel like that. It's not true and it's not even close to being a REAL factor on this team.


They need to play like they are...not necessarily regarding effectiveness, but pace and strategy-wise.


Wrong. They need to get some semblance of order. On offense, everyone needs to just follow Nash's lead. He is an offense unto himself. He can and will get them easy looks on a regular basis.

Perfect example. Chris Paul and the Clippers. CP3 does the same thing Nash does, probe and create. Difference? The Clippers TRUST CP3 implicitly and do everything in their power to play within what CP3 is doing for them, knowing he will get them easy shots. HOW? They free CHRIS PAUL up first. They trust him with the ball in his hands and they just go to the open spot. OUR LAKERS? They are standing around, watching, waiting on the ball to come to them when they aren't in a position to score. They aren't moving WITHOUT the ball. They aren't trying to feel the rhythm Nash is creating.

And which team is older?

LOL...the Clippers!!!!

That is how teams like the dirt-old Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat, and why a super-young Oklahoma City team loses to an older Miami Heat squad.


Mavs beat the Heat with a HEALTHY Chandler, dirt-old Kidd and a SEIVE/MATADOR defender like Dirk...they were older than we are now, yet beat us SOUNDLY in the transition game!!!

Doesn't that PROVE to you that most of your premises are WRONG?

How did they do that? On the defensive end!!! Carlisle is a GREAT defensive COACH. Offense? Jason Kidd ran the show and FED Chandler, not depended on him to post up. Jason got Dirk some REALLY open looks...

That team is the BLUEPRINT for how this team SHOULD play.

Nash IS the offense.

Dwight and a good defense coach will completely solve our defensive problems...COMPLETELY.

Let everyone else find a place off the ball, getting easy shots within the offense created by Nash.

As for the Thunder, they were too young...not enough experience on the big stage against LBJ, who had been to the mountain, and DWade who had won it already....that and Harden didn't show up...which to me was the REAL difference. If Harden had played they way he did in the Finals against us, it would have been US playing the Heat, not OKC.


You guys need to think for yourselves. Don't let the rep or name of a poster sway you into believing something that makes no sense whatsoever. This team is not nearly as far away from contending (even with MDA as the coach) as some of you think.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 01:35 PM

People DO think for themselves. They aren't seeing results. To say that these fans DON'T think for themselves, and agree with me based on my name, is an INSULT to both them and me.

Why should anyone listen to you? You were wanting us to run more. You're blaming Kobe for almost everything that has gone on since late October. You're telling us that Dwight is better off in a P&R than he is down low, posting up and drawing doubles (LOL...was that the case when he carried his team to the Finals?).

Say what you want. You're wrong. The "four out, one in" motion offense requires we have shooters, yes...Meeks, Nash and Artest...that would be THREE shooters, two in the starting five. It would work if Nash would let Dwight and Kobe create for him...but no, not a good plan, says you, because what's going on right now is better.

Nash's offense won't work because we have ONE shooter (Ron) out on the floor and players that can't run one way, nor can they run back in transition. I repeated this, but you don't seem to get that, and you continue to bring it up.

How many people think you're right? Very few. Maybe a troll here or there. Maybe the Suns fan that thinks we should trade Kobe or Howard for Dirk Nowitzki, and relive those stellar moments the old Dallas Mavericks team had back when both of those players were in their 20's.

You can fantasize about Showtime all you want. It will never work here. I told you this the day we acquired Nash, repeated it up until we landed D'Antoni, and then I stressed it before it all fell apart. Now I'm still telling you.

Good luck convincing anyone you've got the answers, because your answers are basically applied to downgrade one of just two players on this team that are productive enough to lead us to a championship.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 03:03 PM

People DO think for themselves. They aren't seeing results. To say that these fans DON'T think for themselves, and agree with me based on my name, is an INSULT to both them and me.


They don't think for themselves as evidenced by the post you had that people lauded as the CURE when it was flawed and contradictory to your own stance. If they did think for themselves, that would have been evident, not praiseworthy. Your own posts don't hold water to anyone with a modicum of basketball knowledge when it comes to MDA, Nash or this offense. And you think they THOUGHT about this?

Why should anyone listen to you? You were wanting us to run more.


Don't listen to me. If I'm wrong, I'm fine with that. Just challenge me and if what you said makes more sense, I will listen, whether I acknowledge it publicly or not. I know there are many people with more basketball knowledge than I have. I'm not always right...but I'm willing to give other things a chance.

You are not.

You're blaming Kobe for almost everything that has gone on since late October.


False...that's your perception of the situation since you don't seem to think Kobe does anything wrong. I accept that, as you are an ADMITTED Kobe First fan...and have been for a LONG time.

I was a Laker fan before Kobe played his first middle school game.

We OBVIOUSLY have different priorities...and I care about basketball FIRST, Lakers second and Kobe is lumped in with all of the other Laker Greats...when Kobe does something wrong, I don't have a problem calling him on it.

Find posts by yourself that are critical of Kobe without bashing someone else in the process...I'll wait. You don't see Kobe's mistakes as Kobe's fault. There's always an excuse.

I don't see it that way.

And NO...Kobe is not the sole reason the Lakers are struggling. You can find many posts of mine saying that EXPLICITLY.

You're telling us that Dwight is better off in a P&R than he is down low, posting up and drawing doubles (LOL...was that the case when he carried his team to the Finals?).


Yes. That's exactly what I'm saying. Dwight rolling to the rim draws more attention than Dwight posting up. Dwight rolling to the rim is more efficient than Dwight posting up. Dwight in the P&R has a better chance of getting him an easy score than Dwight in the post.

Yes.

Say what you want. You're wrong. The "four out, one in" motion offense requires we have shooters, yes...Meeks, Nash and Artest...that would be THREE shooters, two in the starting five.


4-out...needs shooters. Yes. And you want to re-create the ORL Magic? Ok...Nash is better than Jameer at creating for himself and others.... Kobe's better than anyone they had at creating for himself and others. MWP has become a better shooter but is better in the post than Turk, but is not good at creating for others. Pau is not a shooter and he can not create of the dribble, advantage Turk and Anderson...so we are better with the 4-out?

In lieu of P&R? When we have 2 legit P&R players who can create for DWIGHT off the bounce/screen/pick? Or score themselves? Or find an open player?

We should go to a floor spacing motion offense when you've just said we should stop shooting 3s? Make up your mind.

What you're saying doesn't make sense. This team is best suited to run P&R 95% of the time. Dwight and Pau both have big bodies and great hands. Just put them in P&R with Kobe OR Nash and we can make good things happen.

What's your suggestion? Run the offense thru DWIGHT? With Kobe and Nash on this team?

LOL

It would work if Nash would let Dwight and Kobe create for him...but no, not a good plan, says you, because what's going on right now is better.


Preposterous. I'm not going to even respond to that because it's laced with overt bias against Nash and MDA and defies all basketball logic.

That's like saying let Caron Butler and Blake Griffin create for CP3...really Brandon?

Steve Nash on the floor off the ball? Really? REALLY?

If I didn't respect you, I'd have some really choice words for a post like that.

Nash's offense won't work because we have ONE shooter (Ron) out on the floor and players that can't run one way, nor can they run back in transition. I repeated this, but you don't seem to get that, and you continue to bring it up.


Nash's offense is working. All we need to do is stop trying to lace it with KobeISO. They are diametrically opposed forces. Oil/Water...cats/dogs...pork/muslims...

Stop posting up Dwight. THAT'S not working.

Let Nash Probe and create shots for the rest of the team. Have our bigs ROLL HARD. Do the little things that free up Nash, allowing him to get us easy scores. It's worked fine for him up until now with MUCH less talent. But you know better, right?

Don't listen to me. Think about CP3 and the Clippers winning streak. Most of the games were blowouts...why?

DEFENSE and CP3 running the show.

But you don't have to listen to me.

How many people think you're right? Very few. Maybe a troll here or there.


Like I care. I don't care about being popular here. I like discussion. I like debate. I like to get other people's feedback. I like it when I'm challenged. I'm not going to hold a grudge because you disagree or because we get into a heated debate.

I value respect and logic above all.

It doesn't matter if the entire board disagrees with me. Use sound logic to disprove me and I'm happy. Keep coming at me with the same stuff and I will defy you to the end. I'm a leader, not a follower.

Maybe the Suns fan that thinks we should trade Kobe or Howard for Dirk Nowitzki, and relive those stellar moments the old Dallas Mavericks team had back when both of those players were in their 20's.


Nonsense.

You can fantasize about Showtime all you want. It will never work here.


This isn't Showtime. This is a PG Driven offense which you want dismantled for reason I think can only be categorized as either stubborn inflexibility or the inability to comprehend the concepts. Maybe it's because Kobe's role would be diminished...maybe because Nash won an MVP that you thought should have belonged to Kobe. Maybe because Dwight's the new FACE of the franchise. Maybe because you hate PGs.

Doesn't matter why you can't get on board with what's going on. Only thing that matters to me is your inability to discuss it logically and without dramatic skew.

You aren't always right Brandon. It's time to accept that and TRY to support what CAN be done to move this offense and team into the right direction. That's a better use of your time than constant torching of everything outside of Kobe.

I told you this the day we acquired Nash, repeated it up until we landed D'Antoni, and then I stressed it before it all fell apart. Now I'm still telling you.


Everyone knew the defense would be bad with MDA. It's not like that was a bold statement. But everything you've said about Nash is WRONG...and you STILL won't accept that.

Nash has played better defense than you CLAIMED he would.
Nash was NEVER comfortable in the Princeton playing off the ball like you claim he should do now.
Nash is, and has been since he came back, the only thing keeping the balance between Kobe and the rest of the team offensively.

YOU.
ARE.
WRONG.

This isn't about Showtime. This is about this team of very talented players finding a way to get everyone involved, share the offensive and defensive load and keep Kobe's mileage down.

Nash solves those problems...but will you admit that? No...because it means you were wrong.

Good luck convincing anyone you've got the answers, because your answers are basically applied to downgrade one of just two players on this team that are productive enough to lead us to a championship.


Kobe's not leading us to a Championship by himself. And if you think so, you're WRONG again. We are going to need the entire team working together to win.

You're stuck in 05-06...where Kobe was Glorious. He's not that player anymore. He's smarter and should play that way. Do that and this team rolls...instead of limping.


I don't have to convince anyone of anything. It's obvious what's the problem. It's the defense. It's under-utilizing the P&R. It's going to ISOlation when we need ball movement. It's chemistry issues and lack of accountability on the defensive end.

My suggestions are basketball related.
Your suggestions are personal preference related.

HUGE difference.

I'm thinking about the team.
You're thinking about Kobe.


To you sir, good luck with that...and good luck to all who subscribe to that MYOPIC and SIMPLISTIC way of thinking.

Yoda OUT.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 03:20 PM

And you said stop shooting 3s but you want us to run 4-out?

ORL was top 5 (at least) in the league in 3FGAs in SVGs 4-out almost every year (if they weren't leading the league by a wide margin).


So which is it? Shoot or don't shoot? Your suggestions don't make sense.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 03:26 PM

P&R is the most efficient play in basketball and we have 4 players that we can run P&R any time down the court and get a good look and your suggestion is 4-out?

An offense that requires 3pt shooting on a regular basis and at a high clip...

OR

An offense that by definition attacks the rim?


I shouldn't have to "convince" anyone...if they thought for themselves.

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 04:14 PM

Do you not read correctly? We need to stop shooting threes if we're going to ignore Nash as the best shooter on this team. We need to stop shooting threes IF Ron Artest is going to get 14 shots one night, and Meeks 13 another night. I have said this five or six times in the last week, it seems. He. Is. The. Best. Shooter. On. This. Team. Why. Is. He. Not. Shooting. The. Ball?

Kobe and Dwight creating for Nash is like Caron and Griffin creating for CP3? LOL. What the [expletive]? Kobe has created for teammates his entire career. Howard has as well. When the hell did Caron and Griffin create for ANYONE? Great comparison.

I'm a Kobe fan first? Nope, I'm a basketball fan first. When it comes to the SPORT, I don't care about any team OR Kobe Bryant more than what puts them on the court. Unfortunately, some of you who think you're greater fans because you were a fan "before Kobe was here" continually say the name across the front means more than what's across the back. Nope. That's not reality. In today's game, you either build around a superstar, or you end up like the Denver Nuggets and the Indiana Pacers...not good enough to be a contender, not bad enough to land a lottery pick.

I don't have the basketball knowledge to speak over what MDA and Co. are doing because what...I'm just a poster? What makes you think you have any reason to, in that case? And is it fair to say none of us can say ANYTHING about ANY team in the NBA, since they are all professionals, and we are basically just useless fans? It's really the only way you can escape the facts...that this team is being poorly coached and managed this season, whether you like it or not, and your basketball opinion doesn't quite matter, since it's basically in line with what they are attempting to do.

But, as I always say...you will see. It won't change the way you think, I'm sure...but at least you'll get a taste of why you've been wrong all this time, if you haven't already.





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