girlsfavtoy wrote:Right... 17 in the first qrt... in the first game...
Then 8 assists in the other.
You do know kobe has a different role this year right... to be a facilitator.
I'm not sure if Kobe is disinterested or if he is just struggling with his new role, but he has looked pretty bad... Primarily the fact that he has allowed Azubuike to completley go off, what happened to his defense this summer? He's not carrying a heavy load offensively at the moment but he lets some scrub score 22 and 27 on him in two pre-season games?
The 17 in the third quarter of game 1 was after the crowd started booing. Up until that point he had taken one shot, had 0 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 turnovers. Him then scoring 17 in about 8 minutes was the equivalent of saying "If I want to, I can do this!". In game 2, 8 assists was nice, but 5 sloppy turnovers was not. So far in the pre-season he has shot 29% from the field and averaged 5.5 turnovers per game.
It's the pre-season, he has a new role. If he's just struggling with that role or coasting then that's okay, but if he's dogging it to try to force a trade then get him out of here.