What I don't get is, at this point the front office is faced with the very real possibility (in fact a near statistical certainty at this point) that we miss the playoffs = Millions of LOST REVENUE.
A small investment right now could mean two home playoff games...MAYBE MORE.
We need to either play Sacre and Ebanks, or sign a cheap player that can somehow solve our C and SF issues...NOT gonna happen, but nonetheless.
I, personally, believe that Sacre is good enough to play behind Dwight and that Ebanks can be our back-up to Metta, but Antoni WON'T to play them.
Maybe we have to add another player that MD will actually PLAY.
Our biggest problem isn't depth, it's Antoni playing too few players on a nightly basis.
I don't think we NEED to add any NEW players, we just need the new Head Coach (Pringles) to do what the old Head Coach (Potato Head) wouldn't...PLAY THE PLAYERS WE HAVE.
OK, so we don't have Danny Granger and Serge Ibaka coming in for Metta and Dwight. GET OVER IT MIKE!!
We have to accept that the players we have are what they are and give them a chance to make the most of their skills/opportunities.
Look how much better Meeks and Jamison have been playing since they are getting REGULAR MINUTES.
We need to develop our bench, no matter WHO they are...that applies to Sacre and Ebanks, even Duhon sometimes, as much as Jodie or the CockRoach.
I'd even use Morris as a backcourt defender and rebounder against certain players, and in certain games...like the second night of a back to back [see Gregg Popovich]
We CANNOT keep playing 8, or ocassionally 9, players every game. It will KILL us. It already has weakened us to a great extent so far this season. Will Antoni let his stubborn adherence to a tiny rotation finish us off???
Nash + Howard + Bryant + Artest + Gasol + Jamison + Meeks - Hill - Clark = 33-31? In Playoff race but lots of work left to save season, Lakers could be biggest sports bust of all time. Phil IS NOT walking through that door! D'Antoni still won't play more than 8. Dwight Howard's FT% sinking fast. Kobe's working too hard. Pau cap trade? Clark 2 Expensive 2 keep? MWP amnesty? Projected '12-'13 Record 43-39. Most...Disappointing...Ever!