The Rock wrote:Dwight is having problems with Nash a little bit too
D'Antoni said if the Lakers' chemistry was lacking, it's simply from lack of time together. For instance, he said the relationship between Howard and point guard Steve Nash on pick and rolls is "not there yet."
"I don't know if it's because of a lack of training camp, or a lack of Steve being with us from the beginning, but the relationship between Steve and Dwight's got to get a lot better," D'Antoni said. "It's not creating the easy shots that we need."
The Lakers' coach also questioned the basic premise that players need to be close off the court to play well together on it.
"I don't know. I played on a lot of teams and I never really hung out with guys all the time," D'Antoni said. "I don't think you have to love each other. But you have to respect each other with what they do on the court."
I've noticed Dwight hasn't been very prepared for Nash's passes. When he catches them he fumbles the ball a lot and it destroys the rhythm of the play. It seems no one the court is really comfortable with Nash's style of play yet. They aren't used to having a guy out there who throws passes you don't expect someone to make and it catches them off guard, especially the bigs.