KB24 wrote:If we trade Pau for J-Smoove then yes. I still can't get rid of the idea to see Nash throwing lobs to Howard and Smith...
A much more athletic version of Matrix and Amare with defense.
lakerfan2 wrote:Part of our "defense" for our team is playing half court offense. On some instances, if we have the opportunity to run, of course. But there are a lot of younger, more athletic teams out there that would love to run and gun with us.
Slow the game down, and run our offense. We execute, it'll take those run teams of the their game.
lakerswiz wrote:We shouldn't talk about this team as if we have a set culture of play for this upcoming season. Just because our half court offense was in a way part of our defense last season, it doesn't mean it will be this season. This season is going to be vastly different.
I say we up the tempo.
IMO we just got better defensively by a big margin and it won't be necessarily visible, but will be known. It may not be blocks into the 5th row. But being in the right spot. Committing to help side. I think it all got better by an amount we are not quite expecting.
And I'm also going to say that Nash's defense won't be as big of an issue as it's being made out to be or as much as it was for Fisher.
Dwight and Pau are two big dudes and I feel that the rest of the league knowing that Dwight is under there is going to change a few things. He can jump. He'll embarrass you. Bynum never was really able to do that. He can't get off the ground that quick.
It shall be fun.
I say we run. Use what we have to our advantage.
LTLakerFan wrote:Pau's a lot less "sloth-like" than Bynum....come on now. Not a race horse but "sloth" is unfair considering he's 7 feet with skills.
The Rock wrote:The most interesting lineup configuration for me is
Kobe at the 3 next to 2 back court shooters = 2008 level of efficiency
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