Lets just face it, we aren’t very good. We’re young and that’s our Achilles but the bottom line is we simply aren’t very good. This does not mean we wont be good but we aren’t good now and may not be for a few more years and the latter is purely a fans speculation based on hope, potential and flashes.
Will the kids be good? I hope so and think so but what exactly makes me think they might be good? Flashes, a few games here and there, a few shots, plays, sequences, etc.…?
To expect much more from them this year is expecting too much but what is expecting too much or are we simply expecting too little? Have our standard of expectations been lowered so much based on the past few years? Have the Lakers standards of expectation become less then those across the association?
We keep telling ourselves Randle, Russell and Ingram will become studs but what are we basing this on? How does Ingram compare to his past and present contemporaries? Randle has improved but has Russell? JC has underperformed and regressed, Zubac is a raw project; Nance is a solid role player…
The off season signings simply sucked, we can make all the excuses in the world why we signed certain players or why we couldn’t get certain players but the bottom line is Moz and Deng suck and those contracts suck. We can continue to make all the excuses we want on how the Lakers are buying time and so forth but what we might doing is simply making excuses.
What exactly are we praising the FO for? Drafting Randle? I think many of us here would have taken him at the selection. Drafting Russell? Well you weren't getting KAT so that made the selection pretty easy. Drafting BI? Again you weren’t getting Simmons. Summer signings? Are we praising the FO that Lou and Nick are our best players? I can go on and on… BTW The Luke signing may have been our best signing in some time, I believe in Luke but you cant win the derby without horses.
I’ve been here, I’m not going anywhere, ride or die but at some point someone needs to face the music; the front office and players should be held to a higher standard, expectations should be higher and there must be accountability. We are on year 4 of sucking/rebuilding/regrouping whatever you want to label us and thus far we are a combined 80-211 and counting… since 2013 we have been the west coast version of 76’ers and that’s the bottom line.
As always GO LAKERS!
Edited by LACAS, January 16, 2017 - 09:12 AM.