Lol Laker fans, more than any other fans in sports, have this bad habit of having a mindset of "What have you done for me lately?" to the ultra extreme.
I was watching ESPN or Spectrum Sportsnet, and I saw an update that their giving up on pursuing Carmelo Anthony due to the Lakers likely not making the playoffs (upper managements acknowledgement its likely not happening). I think I agree with that decision not to slam the gas pedal this late into the race and risk a car wreck. LeBron is old. We don't have a legitimate stretch 4 worth starting. Luke is a terrible coach, as is his entire coaching staff. He does not have a defensive coordinator? [expletive]ing amateur. Can't wait for the season to be over to get rid of that soft mother [expletive]. And why bother firing him now with this little games left. We are 50/50 -3. The last playoff bound team is 50/50 + 6. Something like that. Looking at our roster, looking at LeBron's aging body and likely not being 100% from the injury, and also being realistic as to who we can get as an interim coach at this point in time, on top of the overall dynsfunction that personnel changes that extreme causes, there's really no point in pushing it, just to likely get knocked off early and cause even more damage to LeBron's body. At this point in the season we should probably put minutes restrictions on Bron/Kuz/Ingram/Lonzo/Hart and just try our best the remainder of the season. I think we should try to resign Rondo/McGee/Chandler/Lance to 1-year extensions at their current rate. You can tell from a lot of the social media posts that having veterans in the locker room really helped our younger players weather through the season.
I don't know if we should try to trade all our young pieces and give up all those draft picks for Anthony Davis. When I was watching the game against New Orleans that AD played it occurred to me that New Orleans is going to [expletive] this up one way or another. I think ownership will choke under the microscope of the media pressure and attempt to keep him until he is unrestricted free agent, and just lose him for nothing. Their gonna make a push to keep him, maybe try to bring Demarcus Cousins back on like a good paying 1 year deal to entice him, but ultimately lose AD. And even if we dont land another superstar, who cares. Lets bring in a coach thats fundamentally sound with good experience, a good defensive coordinator, continue to draft well, and just add a couple of actual stretch 4's who are good enough to play significant minutes, and that puts us in a better position for next season. Looking back on it, losing Randle was a mistake. He had his shortcomings but I thought he was worth re-signing, his contract wasn't too bad either. Oh well.
There's really no need to shout for extreme changes right away. It's still not impossible for us to make playoffs at this point, however unlikely. The young guys are giving their best effort, the coaching is just terrible. I feel most bad for Kyle Kuzma. If they don't fire Luke by the start of next season, I'm going to encourage him to request a trade, he shouldn't have to rot away in a bad situation. I think Luke is 100% done however, so it won't come down to that.
Edited by dbtbandit67, March 04, 2019 - 04:56 PM.