To show how much injuries have decimated our team
The Lakers most used 5 man lineup has only appeared in 20 games together and only played 255 minutes. Incredibly low for this far into year.
Plus, that unit, the current starting lineup of Nash, Kobe, Ron, Clark, and Dwight has a negative efficiency differential. Yikes.
Further more, the presumed starting group coming into the year of Nash, Kobe, Ron, Pau, Dwight has only played 173 minutes together all year
In those 173 minutes, though, they have an efficiency differential of 5.9. Pretty good considering the "Pau/Dwight not a good fit" talk.
The killer part, though, is that if you swap Nash w/ Steve Blake for a Blake, Kobe, Ron, Pau, Dwight lineup, the numbers are fantastic.
That unit has played 104 minutes together (69 less than the Nash group) and the efficiency differential is +14.6. Much better on defense.
But that brings me back to my original point: these samples are too damn small to take anything from them. Injuries, man. (expletive)
This dude is a good analyst and a huge Laker fan must follow on twitter. Really sucks about injuries