The Original 81 wrote:
Lakerjones wrote:^^ True but we haven't even done anything to replace them for back up bigs, and we lost Odom who played 30 minutes a game off the bench. That's a gigantic (pun intended) hole.
Exactly. I'm curious though as to how much Drew has improved with regards to his health and his play. Maybe he's drastically improved to the point where Lamar's importance would be lessened? That he'll be able to stay on the floor for an extended period of time?
I don't know, just trying to stay positive.
I hear you. I'm not trying to doom and gloom to death here. It's just that the repercussions of the events of last week/weekend are now kicking in big time and I'm feeling them. Plus there is nothing being talked of or discussed here about filling these holes that makes me feel optimistic. All I hear is about maybe not using the TPE which doesn't instill any good feeling for me. We can't get by on the roster as is. We'll have no chance.
And sorry Original81, but counting on Bynum's continued health for a whole season is sketchy at best - perhaps foolhardy at worst if you are the Lakers FO or a fan. Since he hasn't played a whole season as a starter the precedent isn't really there. Granted, it's a shortened season so he has a better shot at it. But if I were a betting man I wouldn't touch it.
We need a backup 4 and 5.