KB24 wrote:needs to get axed in the off-season.
Hurts the team too much on offense to justify playing time. I know other players with solid D and crap O but at least they don't take a shot every time they touch the ball.
If you suck on O...its OK as long as you don't take dumb shots. Artest is clearly a liability and his D is so-so which means he needs to be axed...amnesty, trade, whatever.
His D has not been soso, his defense has been excellent. He played great D on Dirk, Dirk is a hall of famer that made tough shots. He also had to guard OJ Mayo who wasn't a significant factor in this game. Ron played a fantastic game defensively. I really have no idea what games you guys are watching.
The Rock wrote:Called this months ago, huge red flag to see him your 5th best player being your 2nd best player its gonna get to his head and it has. Some of his decision making was just ridiculous, its not like he was taking shots from ball movement, he just takes bad shots and to top it off he just sits in the corner instead of moving without the ball and making himself open & creating passing avenues. Defensively he got away with that foul on Dirk but otherwise he did well in the 4th
This is just beyond unacceptable from Jim and Mitch, MWP has never looked any worse than he has right now & yet hes playing more minutes than he ever has any any point in his Laker career...36 minutes tonight. Just so frustrating that we dont have a backup SF to give up some 6-8 quality minutes. Can they let Ebanks loose now please hes been in the dog house 2 months now it cant hurt.
Well he did what he's supposed to do and he's done what he's done all season which is play excellent defense. He had a poor offensive game but he did his job which is defense. You guys are putting way too much emphasis on offensive performance. Ebanks already has his chance but he's proven to be an indifferent player with D league level talent. And bashing Jim and Mitch, as if they can just pull out trades out of thin air makes even less sense.