LTLakerFan wrote:I think they need more of Metta, not less. At least when he's playing well on offense he can create some and he has been a 1st option in the past and he has the mentality at least to try to step the eff up. He is a champion. You can mock him but dammit he has delivered in pressure situations both on defense and on offense. They need the physicality, and when in there take advantage of the matchup if there is one. Vs one of the other guys taking too many of those minutes in the "hope" they will step up and not have their sphincter pucker up on them in a hostile arena. Go with the experience and stay with him longer.
I'm strictly talking minutes.. Pau, Ron, Blake all played too many minutes to be as efficient as they can be. They could have the same impact in less minutes & give Clark & Jamison a chance to give their usual contributions. I know it's usually your core/main guys that step up playoff time but when those 2 have it going our spacing is at it's best. We had that in the 1st game, Pau, Dwight, Nash outscoring TD, TP, Manu. The difference was their key role players scored 10, 8, 6, 6 points. Ours scored 12, 6, 5, 4.. Only 7 players scored for us vs. their 10. Guys like Earl Clark & Jamison have to have a bigger impact or our "big 3" hanging with theirs isn't enough.