therealdeal wrote:That's so wrong it's crazy...
Our team is such a bad fit? Why? We have all the tools to be a great fit when we're healthy.
We have the best wing scorer in the history of the league. We have a great passing big man. We have the best pick and roll players in the league.
Our team SHOULD fit fine when it's healthy, but they're not healthy and they're struggling, and they're mentally broken. That doesn't mean they don't fit.
Tell me the hole in this lineup:
Nash, Meeks, Artest, Jamison, Howard
Where's the weakest point? Probably Artest offensively or Jamison defensively, but it's minimal.
Or this lineup:
Duhon, Bryant, Artest, Hill, Gasol
Again, it's probably defensively but offensively they're an almost perfect fit. Artest being the weak link there but he's still able to hit open threes.
Our team fits fine when they're healthy. They just aren't healthy right now, mentally or physically.
Good post realdeal, glad to have you back in written form again not just pictorial.
But yeah, the biggest problems we've had personnel-wise are at PG, which was partially solved when Duhon got his shot and he has been doing a good job for the most part. Yes, he doesn't help the defense, which is where a Delonte West signing would be a really good thing IMO.
The other glaring weakness has been at the 3. Ron's getting older. Ebanks, AKA DUI, hasn't panned out. You and I had hopes for him but that little stunt he pulled basically sealed his fate.
I do not understand why they FO didn't go after Pietrus after that. They had weeks to sign him to a deal. The DUI was early November and Pietrus signed with Toronto at the end of that month for vets min. We could have offered him more. His agent said the Lakers didn't even call them to check him out. Nothing. Not a word.
That to me was a big blunder. We need help at the 3 and Pietrus was a bargain. He was the right guy and we didn't even sniff at him.