RetroNikes wrote:It's not about a disagreement, it's about you not making any sense.
You can disagree with my prediction about the level of value Nash adds to the team when he comes back, but to say I am not making any sense is not only an unnecessarily insulting thing to say, it also completely misrepresents the situation.
YOU might think it makes no sense for me to say that age and offensive role, when combined with an ADMITTEDLY slow recovery from a very painful and serious structural injury, should cause a drop in FG%... but I believe it to be true. If you can point me to some statistical analysis that conclusively disproves my contention, or some data that at least shows a statistically significant trend in favor of your argument, then I might change my perception...otherwise, it will continue to be my opinion...regardless of your insults.
The fact is, no one knows for sure A. What Nash has left in the tank, especially after a broken bone in his leg and 2 months of inactivity, and B. What Nash's aggregate effect will be on this team's defense, turnovers, free throws and win/loss record for the remainder of the season.
We can all make predictions, and posture and insult and brag at each other...but not one person here KNOWS anything right now. I am choosing to be sober with my expectations of Nash's effect on the team. I know it is apples to oranges, but his play early in the year left MUCH to be desired.
I assume he will improve in a system he knows so well...but how much more room for improvement is there for NASH, when fatigue and pain, offensive role, roster dynamics, lack of continuity and intense pressure will be the primary influential variables in the equation of Lakers success for the rest of the year???
I don't necessarily see a huge improvement. There are just too many fluid unknowns right now...but like I said before, TIME WILL TELL. I HOPE I AM DEAD WRONG.
PS - I agree with LJ! The thread title should be changed to reflect the new info.
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!