Chillbongo wrote:JGC wrote:Lakers Advocate wrote:12 FGA's in game 1, kobe is gone, what's his excuse now for not shooting/scoring more?
Between him and Pau, they got 28 FGA combined. That doesn't happen very often when Kobe is on the floor. Our frontcourt is our biggest advantage.
It doesn't matter if Kobe is on the court or not, the ball needs to be worked through the bigs.
That's not true at all. If you're being precise, that is. And I don't think 28 is some magic number of FGA that results in better play.
I looked at the 9 game before we lost Kobe - not one game did those two have less than 20 FGA combined. In fact a lot of those games they had at least 25 FGA combined. Even the Portland game, for example, when Kobe exploded for 47.
Point is, frontcourt needs to get the ball a lot. Doesn't matter if it's Dwight one night and Pau the next. But together, they should get a lot of shots since that is our biggest advantage.
And what's not true? All I said was that Pau and Dwight do not combine for 28 FGAs very often when Kobe is on the floor. What is untrue about that statement?
28 may not be some magic number but I never said it was. "Lakers Advocate" was referring to Dwight's Game 1 numbers, specifically the 12 FGA. I was just pointing out that we should be looking more at the frontcourt's numbers collectively. In Game 1, they got 28, which is a number that doesn't happen very often when Kobe is on the floor.
There is no magic number. You try to play to your strengths as much as possible.