We have better shooters this year than we did last year. Meeks, Jamison, a better Steve Blake, Clark. A coach that won't cater to him you say? He benched Gasol at the beginning of the year and said he did it because he wanted to win. When asked why he wouldn't bench Howard after he missed hella free throws that helped us lose games, he said it's because he is our franchise player and you need to make the franchise players happy. He left him in and catered to him only second to Kobe, which is what other Laker coaches have done.
We shot in the worst half of the league from three...but I'm assuming you didn't read this. Most of our threes were coming from Kobe (in bail-outs) or Ron Artest. Meeks, Jamison, Blake, Clark...were all bench players. Clark wasn't playing until Gasol was injured, actually...and once he put together a bad string of games, he was getting limited minutes again. Blake was injured for quite some time, also...but maybe you forgot about that. Jamison has been jacking shots with a wrist/hand that needs surgery this offseason.
He benched Gasol because of Gasol's poor play, and he stated this in the presser. He benched him the same week (just days after) he took over as coach. The real reason, though? He did it because he had no idea how to play a double-post motion offense.
So what did the Lakers run, offensively? It wasn't an offense to cater Dwight Howard, was it? I'm trying to get you to answer that question, but you refuse to.
No, it wasn't. In fact, nothing we did catered to Dwight. Each time he touched the ball, we weren't spreading the floor to pull the opposing defense OUT of the paint, and nothing is easier than fronting AND playing the backside of a post player.
So, again, I ask...what would have been your suggestion? What do you think Howard should have done, play more like Mehmet Okur?