For years, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has ducked the glaring spotlight of the Los Angeles media. After another demoralizing home loss to a championship caliber team, he finally broke the silence to NBA.com writer Scott Howard-Coope in a piece posted on NBA.com a couple of hours ago. Here are a couple notable excerpts from Kupchak:
“Regarding a trade, I may have to. I’m not saying that I’ve made calls today or I’ll make them tomorrow. But I just don’t think that we’re playing as well as our talent level should allow us.”
“I try to be as objective as possible, but I’m concerned that our performance is not living up to our talent level. Our record is certainly OK. But we’ve lost a bunch of home games. We’ve lost a couple of big games at home. And to me, those are red flags.”
You can read the entire column, and several additional quotes from Kupchak, here.