^ frickin bums me out that Mitch had to talk to Antoni just to involve Howard in offense.
It shouldn't be too surprising. Kobe and Nash had to talk to D'antoni that they had to use him(Nash) off ball instead.
D'antoni involved Dwight in the offense in terms of getting the ball in the post, the problem was the spacing around it all.
Lakers FO had done little to infuse some youth in the team. Except D12 all our starters are past their prime .. some like Pau and Nash are well past.
The role player pickups have also been poor. This year's bench was a bit better than last 2 years. But that is not saying much.
When Kobe was in his prime, he could carry the weight and compensate.
We have been lucky having some of the most versatile and dominant players in the last 15 years.
However with Kobe gradually fading, the franchise needs a dynamic player for a 1-2 punch (assuming D12 stays) to be relevant in the future
We went after OJ Mayo who would have helped our bench a lot this season imo, he went to Dallas instead.
We also went after another young player I forget the name it was a small forward, he signed elsewhere.
We went after Meeks but he didn't want to be on our team... till we got Dwight
Actually we can still go after OJ Mayo this off-season. Probably gonna happen.
I say our free agent targets with how much we can offer (mmLE and vets min)
The guys we'll go after(aside from Dwight and Clark) is likely OJ Mayo(should he make himself available), Ronnie Brewer, and Martell Webster.
I think we have the bigger chance of other players coming over should Dwight re-sign. Least it will help us sign some other names to take the mMLE for the year. Without Dwight no player would take a paycut to be here. So us signing young talent that will actually make a difference imo has all to do with whether or not Dwight re-signs with us.
Edited by Majesty, May 22, 2013 - 06:49 PM.