puffyusaf#2 wrote:not really since the Lakers aren't a run and gun team like that.
ShaqDieselLaker wrote:Big concern, since that was already our weakness. As it stands, Kobe is the fastest guy on our team by far.
John3:16 wrote:It can be a problem, but the game slows down so much in the playoffs, it won't be a deal breaker. We're also a LONG team. I'll take length over speed any day
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:puffyusaf#2 wrote:not really since the Lakers aren't a run and gun team like that.
Speed is more than just scoring in transition. It's taking people off the dribble, it's getting into passing lanes, etc.
puffyusaf#2 wrote:Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:Speed is more than just scoring in transition. It's taking people off the dribble, it's getting into passing lanes, etc.
Ron was considered to bulky and slow yet gets a lot of steals. The Lakers didn't have a lot of speed at all in the past 3 seasons yet we got into passing lanes just fine. Jordy and Shannon had the speed on the team. Also, Sasha could push it pretty well. However, the team as a whole didn't have it yet they rotated on defense very well. Our speed guys Jordy and SHannon didn't even get a lot of steals nor get a great deal of fast breaks I would wager LO had more fastbreak chances than them.
Ball movement in the halfcourt set is what we need, being able to pass into the post and move off the ball. Like I said, we are not a run and gun team like that on either side of the ball.
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