LTLakerFan wrote:Meh…. "horrible" not really right word, just not dropping his shots last night. He got them off fine for the most part with good moves. Kinda like Pau all year until recently and at the start of the season, except you also had to mix non aggressively going to the basket with Pau while the ankle was a bigger problem than now.
Lakerjones wrote:I thought Kaman played really well tonight aside from those few travel calls on him (but I'm not sure I've ever seen so many travel calls in one game, honestly). Liked what I saw from him. No way should he have been in the doghouse so long. Or even at all.
therealdeal wrote:Lakerjones wrote:I thought Kaman played really well tonight aside from those few travel calls on him (but I'm not sure I've ever seen so many travel calls in one game, honestly). Liked what I saw from him. No way should he have been in the doghouse so long. Or even at all.
The problem is Pau.
If Pau played like a 19 million dollar player, we wouldn't complain about seeing Kaman on the bench because we'd get that production that we need. But with Pau playing so poorly and so inconsistently, he really hurts having a good option ride the pine. Unfortunately... Pau makes 19 million dollars. We can't afford to just have him sit on the bench. We need him to play so we can try to get someone to bite on a trade or try to get production out of him.
Our team is crowded with role players. We need a couple stars. Until then guys like Kaman are going to lose minutes.
We knew he couldn't use bigs anywhere except the P&R when we got him.. That's why there was all the hype that Dwight/Nash would be the best P&R combo in the league.. No question we should have hired Phil to get the most out of Kobe/Pau/Dwight but what's done is done.. Aslong as D'antoni is here we shouldn't be bringing in bigs that do anything besides P&R or shoot 3's.LooN3y wrote:The man had Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill, Antwan Jamison
as his front court, the man had dwight in the post and have him play hakeem, Gasol shooting 3's, inconsistent minutes with hill, and put jamison in the doghouse, his beloved stretch 4.
he damn sure doesnt know how to use bigmen, nor can he control his players, nor can he correctly motivate them.
i really wonder how we would of fared if we just stuck with the triangle.
less toll on nash's body playing a triangle PG, cover up all of cowards lack of fundamentals. break away play some 2 man game when needed, and eventually get our bench mob back and run the floor.
Weezy wrote:'Antoni thinks he's hilarious is all, making jokes about how bad we are or taking shots at himself even is just his schtick.
LakersN4 wrote:So why exactly are we expecting Kaman to be able to do everything Pau does? He's a mini mle signing not a 19M a year player that was the 2nd option on back to back championship teams.
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