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#1 steven v

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 02:37 PM

Simmons: You're right. Still, remember last summer when we were assuming Howard would fix whatever problems they had? Everyone thought he'd revert to being 2009-2010-2011 Howard … eventually. And that just hasn't happened. There is no evidence that 2009-2010-2011 Howard is coming back. None.


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#2 hotpocket

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 02:38 PM

True.

I think he will be back to that form though, but not until next season.

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 02:45 PM

Love listening to Simmons most of the time, not just on basketball, but he's damn knowledgeable in most other sports as well.

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Ugh.

OFFENSE
2009-10: 18.3 PPG on 61.2% FG, 13.2 RPG, 2.8 BPG, 10.0 FTA/G, 0.9 STL, 3.3 TO, 3.5 PF
2012-13: 17.1 PPG on 58.2% FG, 12.3 RPG, 2.5 BPG, 9.7 FTA/G, 0.9 STL, 3.2 TO, 3.6 PF

DEFENSE
2009-10: 48.4% oppEFG, 13.8 oppPER
2012-13: 49.2% oppEFG, 14.2 oppPER

Is there really that much of a difference, enough to turn our season upside down?

Nope. Run a system that he and Kobe can benefit from, and install a defensive system that helps out the pathetic ass defenders on our team (Nash, Gasol, Jamison), and suddenly, this is a 50+ win season, and everyone shuts their mouths about Dwight Howard.

#5 Jay Cee

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 03:31 PM

Exactly ^

In his last two Orlando seasons he was averaging three shots per game more than he is now (13.4 compared to 10.4). That's why his scoring was up. He averaged slightly more turnovers (about 3.4 compared to 3.2 this season). The only thing that has changed is he gets the ball less. He actually is blocking more shots this year than either of those two seasons.

The way he brought it up was very immature and frankly just stupid, but he's right. He needs more shot attempts, more post-up opportunities.

#6 West Coast

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Ugh.

OFFENSE
2009-10: 18.3 PPG on 61.2% FG, 13.2 RPG, 2.8 BPG, 10.0 FTA/G, 0.9 STL, 3.3 TO, 3.5 PF
2012-13: 17.1 PPG on 58.2% FG, 12.3 RPG, 2.5 BPG, 9.7 FTA/G, 0.9 STL, 3.2 TO, 3.6 PF

DEFENSE
2009-10: 48.4% oppEFG, 13.8 oppPER
2012-13: 49.2% oppEFG, 14.2 oppPER

Is there really that much of a difference, enough to turn our season upside down?

Nope. Run a system that he and Kobe can benefit from, and install a defensive system that helps out the pathetic ass defenders on our team (Nash, Gasol, Jamison), and suddenly, this is a 50+ win season, and everyone shuts their mouths about Dwight Howard.



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Posted January 23, 2013 - 03:50 PM

I found this interesting:

" There are two types of coaches …
1. A coach who looks at his players and says, "How can I put these guys in the best position for them to succeed?"
2. A coach who looks at his players and says, "How can I use these guys to make my system succeed?"


Edited by muncher, January 23, 2013 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 04:10 PM

No matter how much laker fans dislike him cuz he's a celtics fan he is pound for pound the best allaround sports writer in the industry today.
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Posted January 23, 2013 - 04:11 PM

Arguably, but yes.

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 04:14 PM

recap

Gasol still a great player...
Dantonie might be the worst coach in all of basketball, not just the NBA...


Gasol was the best player on the floor when USA played Spain...
Dantonie was on team USA sidelines....


Dantonie is beyond terrible as a coach...
i said it 2 months ago, ill say it again.
Lakers need to fire Dantoine ASAP




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