Lets be real here.
We have fired a coach, but kept all his assistants. We had our players sign off on Phil, get Phil to call his assistants, and then hired Dantoni literally hours before Phil was set to and told he could accept the job. Then we brought in Dantoni and only gave him his bro to implement his offense, effectively meaning every assistant is learning along with the players all at once with no camp.
We have Dwight, who came back early, way early, as he was set to debut by Christmas at the earliest, and he just can't physically give you that third bounce, run at full speed, or power thru traps and swipes like he was used too. It's his first major injury ever so its a self frustration.
There is Nash who was put in the Princeton, never played a ton of games with the team, and is counted on to just make ssol work on the fly like he never broke his leg or missed weeks and weeks.
We have MWP who played the best ball of his Laker career, then suddenly got demoted to the bench, got asked to become a locker room voice, then got asked to play PF and excelled at it, and then had his minutes at the 4 taken away because Pau complained and Hillmphas played too well to be benched.
Hill has outplayed Pau thoroughly but can't get the time he deserves.
Jamsion played well, got hurt versus the hornets, got benched, never played again, and just got a handful of minutes after complaining
You have youth that is young bit not ready to play at this level in Morris, Ebanks, Sacre, DJO, and Clark. They should all be starting for the Defenders. They shouldn't be on the roster, and honestly it is mind numbing that they have spots when Delonte and Kenyon are free agents and more ready to contribute as youth for youth is just stupid, when the youth is not good. Goudelock and CDR also fit Dantonis needs far better which makes it more mind numbing that Brown cut them from the roster only to be fired so soon.
Meeks gets signed, never gets to play under potato head without an explanation, gets ton of minutes with Dantoni, and wants to prove he stills deserves that time even while in a slump so he is working too hard
Blake and Duhon are Blake and Duhon. Ideally Duhon should backup Nash and Blake start in Morris place to make things work when he returns.
Pau, well he just sucks. It has free called since Phil punched him and said man up. He compounded that with a off first half of last season to Kobe called out the FO for him, and then he no showed that playoffs. He has no lift, no will, can't hit a jumper, and ultimately needs to be benched but if you bench him you will lose him mentally and lower his value as well as create an even worse environment.
Kobe and then there is Kobe. There was the Princeton and he was perfect in it efficiency wise. Nash goes down and the team expects him to just simply be the PG over getting the necessary talent to run the damn system . Then when out wing play aside from Artest sucked they made Kobe the default backup SF. This is why he's averaging 43 mpg basically since Decemeber. He's playing more minutes than he should, at by far the highest level on the team, has the highest workload in the league with the most miles, and is just getting it done physically tired or not, and its messing with him mentally because he has no damn time for their excuses as he wants to win now and has to win now as his career is winding down.
Yeah there are problems but a lot of them are actually at the foot of Jerry, not Jim. He should have went all in one way or the other. Not half way back brown, not screw around with Phil because he's blinking your daughter, and then not bringing in Dantoni without his staff or the personnel needed. Guys got to put in work and accept blame, and the Buss family needs to take it first starting with Jerry then Jim then the coaches then Players