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#1 TKainZero

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:16 PM

Half the season is gone, but we still have half to go...
So thats the good news..


Bad news, we are 6 games under 500... we are WORSE now then we were with mike brown..


Brown lead the lakers to a 1-4 start... Lakers would LOVE to be only 3 games under .500...

When brown put the lakers in a hole, i thought to myself... how long will it take for the lakers to battle back to .500... would it be fast? Would it take til new years? Til all-star break?

NAH

Bernie came to the rescue, and just as fast as the sub-500 hole was formed, it was fill as the lakers went to 5-5 and dantonie became coach...

Thing have gone downhill since then...
Now 6 games under .500, WAY worse then the other mike.. 100% worse in fact... 6 games under...

i seriously suspect that dantonie is intentionall doing bad... it sounds messed up, and it is messed up to think, but, having him destroy the lakers from the inside,




So whats the quick fix?
Jetison the coach...

3 teams in the NBA are all using interm coachs right now, and all are doing better for it...

the nets were in a similar spot to the lakers, and now they are flying high...


1st step is to fire dantonie!
step 2, sign a combo guard...
Step 3. win...

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:22 PM

Get Phil and get rid of Pau.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:34 PM

Nothing will fix this, season over , even if we make it to the playoffs it aint gonna be a long stay..


Trade values are way low..


Meeks , Jamison and Ebanks ,, critical positions with useless players ..

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:35 PM

But the Lakers already went through the quick fix route and not much has changed. Lakers are still turnover prone, lost on offense, can't defend the perimeter and can be easily ran out of the gym. Maybe it's time to look at the roster and trim some fat off.

#5 KobeWillReturnTriumphant

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:43 PM

As the Lakers are trying to relive 92-93, I suggest they being back Elden Campbell and Doug Christie.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:44 PM

Cancel the season? Is that a option?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:47 PM

Seasons over. Make a trade and build towards next season
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#8 TKainZero

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:05 PM

man...
I am getting the feeling most of us do not seem to think this is fixable...

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:07 PM

man...
I am getting the feeling most of us do not seem to think this is fixable...


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:12 PM

I'd be down for an interim coach. D'Antoni could also be intelligent and put Meeks in the game so he can give us a shot in the arm on offense. First it was Jamison, now it's Meeks, who's next?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:40 PM

There is no quick fix.

It's going to be a long process to get this team back to where they should be.

Ron Ronshandles: I was at the Forum for that 92/93 season and even that lowly team gave more of an effort than this disgusting excuse for a Laker team does.

#12 LakerGeezer

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 06:09 PM

^This. Its the lack of effort/ caring that is so apparent and so disgusting from this group as a whole.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 06:14 PM

there is no quick fix... we would pretty much have to blow up the whole roster to be honest

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 06:18 PM

Seasons over. Make a trade and build towards next season



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Posted January 20, 2013 - 07:08 PM

Why don't lakers care about the game?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 08:24 PM

There's no quick fixes unfortunately.

Firing the coach isn't going to happen again. They had the chance for the ultimate fix and it didn't happen.

Any chance to save this season has to come in the form of reshaping the roster.

For the most part, we are stuck with this squad next year as well. I do expect a trade since we don't have a pick, so we have to make the best out of this season by any means possible.

Not sure what this team does to be honest. I have faith in the front office but they would need to pull off a miracle to bring this team back to a respectable level this season. Next season is a new start so I won't worry about that till next season starts.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 08:27 PM

It's very simple. Change the offense.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 08:29 PM

After next season. No quick fixes, and it doesn't matter if Dwight walks.

#19 BasketballIQ

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:33 AM

There is no quick fix.

It's going to be a long process to get this team back to where they should be.

Ron Ronshandles: I was at the Forum for that 92/93 season and even that lowly team gave more of an effort than this disgusting excuse for a Laker team does.

I think Kobe,Pau,Dwight,Metta,Duhon,Morris,Jamison,Nash, Sacre,Clark, and Hill gave effort .I think collective execution has been a failure. I think veteran teams don't do well Early in the season typically because most of them are injured and not in 100% basketball shape and I think we fall under that category for a lot of our players. Particularly Dwight,Nash and Pau fit that description.

I think veteran teams have problems with early games, ,and we saw the way this team started the game. That's not hindsight either, I thought it would be rough going in. I think the Lakers have shown effort. I think the bench has not worked. I think our Twin Towers have not worked together well EVER and it's more of a Pau thing than a Dwight or Bynum thing.


But I DO have a solution to make us BETTER

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Start
Nash,Kobe,Metta,Jamison and Dwight. Nash plays only 5 minutes in the Before Clark and Duhon(or whomever) comes in for he and Jamison.
Dwight comes out 3 minutes later for Pau
So with 4 minutes left in the first you have
Duhon,Kobe,Metta,Clark and Pau- they end the quarter

None of those line-ups will slow you down

Nash starts the 2nd with
Meeks(or Morris) Ebanks( or Morris),Clark and Pau... Now this team should be where Nash really expends his energy along with Pau. For 5 minutes this team should have enough shot-making, and defense to keep the lead where it is or expand upon it.

And depending on match-ups Meeks and Metta can be interchangeable in some instances.

The point is

You have to have Pau ONLY play minimally wIth Dwight. Nash is MORE valuable at the END of games when he is fresh, AND Kobe and Dwight don't need Nash as much as the other guys DO.Clark's energy is more valuable on the bench and you have to get points from Meeks and Jamison to be a GREAT team.

It looks like MDA is leaning towards the Pau as a Center thing. I think we start slow a lot of the times that Dwight and Pau are clogging up the lane, defense packs it in and forces us to turnover the ball or take outside jumpers both leading to RUN-OUTS




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