FOR ALL YOU WHO DONT THINK THERE WILL BE ENOUGH BASKETBALLS OR SHOTS FOR THE 2003-04 LAKERS....TAKE A LOOK AT PHIL's NEW GAME PLAN.....M-W-F SHOWCASE KOBE AND SHAQ. T-TH-SAT SHOWCASE PAYTON AND MALONE. SUNDAY....IS EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF. TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK.
I agree with the idea that Malone and Gary are there to help out Shaq & Kobe and to when a ring. They know that they arent going to be the one's running the show and have to work with Kobe, Shaq and the other Lakers in order to win. I think it'll work out fine.
1 KOBE Kobe will still average 26-30 points per game
his reb and asst. will probably dip from 6.9 & 5.9
his steals will go up from .08 to the 2 to 3 range
overall his life will easier not having to A bring the ball upcourt and B have to gaurd the other teams best man
2 SHAQ Shaq will still average 25 points and 12 reb a game
his blocks will prob go up (with Kobe and Gary causing havoc in the back court expect to see more scrambling plays and desperate heaves from oppostion, allowing more block shot opp.)
overallhe will see less double teams with Malone down low allowing him more freedom to enjoy the game *something he hasent done lately
3 GLOVE Garys average will dip from 18.5 to about 16.0 point per game
his asst will stay the same or increase from 8.7
his steals will go up from 1.3 to appox 2 to 3
overall Garys production wont dip too much, remember he shared the ball very well in Milwalkee were there was a lot of talent
4 MAILMAN Karls average will dip from from 19.6 to approx 13 ppg
I do feel his reb will improve even with Shaq there from 6.8 to approx 10
overall Karl will have to make sacrifies and has show that he is ready to do so (1.5) in Utah he was the man and av 19.6 here he will be option 3 or 4, he will get far easier looks, so a higher FG% is likely, and i feel he will concentrate on rebs. and defense