Lakerjones wrote:therealdeal wrote:They could be better, I'm not debating that. I'm saying they could be a lot worse. And that includes NOT having the young guys even on the roster. We might not have gotten Farmar, Young, Henry, or Johnson this summer if it wasn't for D'Antoni's offense being here.
We'd be looking at some sorry state of veterans instead.
Hmm. Well, I'm not sure I'm giving credit to D' Antoni's offense as the main reason for the young guys being here. Farmar wanted to come back home to his family. Coming back to the Lakers was a dream come true for him. He actually fits D' Antoni's system the best of all the guys so it's weird for me to see Mike D give him such a short lease last game, when he's clearly doing the best of all our PG's and has been really good so far.
Young wanted to be a Laker, period. Johnson and Henry are also stoked to be here in the P and G. But sure, they are good players for the most part for D' Antoni. As long as he puts them in positions to succeed. Not at the four for Johnson!
LJ every single one of those guys cited two reasons why they were Lakers: 1. Because they love LA and 2. Because they're excited about what this offense can do for them.
D'Antoni and his offense are absolutely one of the main reasons they chose to be here. I have no doubt about that at all. It's great for guys looking to get a paycheck next season because it affords them inflated stats and inflated opportunities if they work hard enough.