lakerzkb8 wrote:^Holy...I trust Jim Buss more then you if you ran things
I have not submitted any resume to the Lakers front office, nor am I claiming to be a GM. I am ALSO not saying that I believe we are a better team with a bunch of young second round scrubs (that has been one of our main problems off the bench the past few years) I am merely ranting about the mismanagement of the team and what I would like to see happen to the IDIOT who hired Mike Antoni to coach this team. I was a loyal supporter of the team and got behind Antoni, but he has been the biggest failure in the history of basketball with this team.
Kobe, Nash, Clark, Hill and Artest have been giving full effort on both ends of the floor...well, Morris and Meeks have too, they just suck. Everyone else is one dimensional, lacks heart, lacks effort and doesn't care...and that has INCLUDED Howard. I still believe Howard can be a great player, but only IF he can get his athleticism back (which probably won't happen, see Larry Johnson and Tracy McGrady after similar back trouble) and can accept that he is not a good enough shooter or ball handler to EVER be a #1 option offensively. Since I do not believe that will happen, I continue to contend that since we can get the most value for Dwight, IF we want to win now we should trade him over Pau.
Also, everyone needs to stop and realize the narrative here in LA. First it was Antoni over Pau...now it is Antoni over Pau AND Dwight. If we were successful running his offense I still wouldn't agree since Pau and Dwight are more proven than Antoni (Pau has two rings and Dwight went to the Finals) but the debate would be somewhat legit...but since we are the biggest embarassment in the history of the game, WE NEED TO END THIS NOW. Fire Antoni....JEEZ
phoenixrisingla wrote:Good points. This partially has to do with people not respecting our outside shooting, sagging off a little, and being in a good position to double/triple team Dwight immediately in the post.
I LOVE the effort from Meeks, Artest, Clark, Hill, Morris...but NONE of them have been reliable outside (12-23 foot) shooters AT ALL, let alone good shooters, and that has been one of the main reasons we have had so much trouble in the post this year. Then, when you consider we also have Ebanks, Sacre, Pau, Jamison and Dwight, it seems SO MIND BOGGLING that Antoni would think we could EVER run his perimeter oriented offense, an offense that is predicated on, and set up by, proficiency from the outside.
The triangle, on the other hand, goes by another name. THE TRIPLE POST OFFENSE. Need I say more?
EDIT - We don't need Phil Jackson to run the triangle, there are others who know the system. We don't need Phil Jackson, OR the triangle, to run a POST oriented attack that features our two all world bigs, as well as Clark, Hill and Sacre on the bench. We just need JIMMY BUSS to ADMIT HE WAS/IS wrong with this whole SHOWTIME obsession and cater his coach to the talents on the roster.
The End is nigh. Time for a total Cut and Shuffle. Kobe contract was a mistake...time to avoid making more. The future is here, whether we want it to be or not. An era is over, but for the death rattle, and it's time for the cycle to begin anew. Growth and change are scary and painful, but alas...nothing worth achieving comes easily.