Also, in the long run, (if luke is now "officially" a starter) our starting 5 will play more like our bench.. Because luke will make that extra pass as where vlade's job was "shoot", which stopped the offense, and since vlade has been so inconsistent we often ended dry, luke on the other hand has great BBALL IQ, and although his shot is inconsistent you can be sure he wont try to "shoot out of slumps" (you know, that thing kobes been doing ).
The benefit of having vlade though is that when kobe penetrates it forces radmans man to collapse, leaving him wide open. But with the combination of A) kobe not penetrating, and B.) Vlad missing shots. that hasn't really been a consistent weapon against any team.
So it will be interesting to see what phil does! Hopefully we can get back to crushing teams!!!
Edited by yobryan2001, December 11, 2008 - 11:03 AM.