JLaker17 wrote:We expected Jamison to be bad on d, so he is playing up to if not better than what we expected. The problem is the team offense as a whole can't make up for majority of the players not playing good d, especially when Kobe goes into chuck mode. Our offense is inconstant right now because of Kobe, when Nash returns it really may fix our losing problem if Kobe does let him dominate the ball. Nash will start the offense and get EVERYONE involved all game. The games Kobe has around 7-8 assists, we blew teams out basically. When Kobe goes into to chuck mode, we lose. Offense is inconstant because we are asking Kobe to run the PG position consistently when he is obviously not mentally capable of having that pass first mindset in multiple games, but thats why he is naturally a SG.
I didn't see the game, but I'm wondering if Kobe chuck mode was the result of Houston's defense staying with our shooters and allowing Kobe to go chuck mode.
It seemed that way against Orlando for the most part, whereas against Denver, they were hounding Kobe every time he touched the ball, thus his 7-8 assists and everyone else shooting lights out.