To me this is year 1 in rebuilding. You guys just have to be patient. It is an unchartered territory because we were spoiled with Kobe's dominance for around 12 years.
Defense is an issue but for the time being,but I dont think there's any other option than to trust our guys to play defense as a group.
Im extremely content with Russell( though he's been underwhelming this season, but his absence showed how much he was missed) , Young, Lou , Black and Trob.
I expected better games from Ingram and Clarkson tbh. Russell wasnt as bad as Ingram in his rookie year but I understand that rookies start their careers with different paths. The latter is a different story: I have no [expletive]ing clue whats wrong him this season. Yeah he is 4th best scorer off the bench in the NBA but he's turned to be extremely selfish and only pass when he "HAS" to. Ingram displays similar behavior.
The rest are fine for the moment imo.
I dont think there should be any trades made just yet. Team was missing some vital pieces that led to the losing streak.
We werent suppose to win as much as we did so far. The hot start changed the expectations and made people nervous when losses start piling up.
"" Investor Ralph Wagoner once explained how markets work, recalled by Bill Bernstein: "He likens the market to an excitable dog on a very long leash in New York City, darting randomly in every direction. The dog's owner is walking from Columbus Circle, through Central Park, to the Metropolitan Museum. At any one moment, there is no predicting which way the pooch will lurch. But in the long run, you know he's heading northeast at an average speed of three miles per hour. What is astonishing is that almost all of the market players, big and small, seem to have their eye on the dog, and not the owner."""
I quoted this before and I'll quote it again.