7cody wrote:I think our roster is built perfectly. I think our problem is the coaching, but even worse, our problem is the players themselves. Dwight and Pau Gasol... more specifically, especially when it comes to effort (well, except the few games that Pau played well in before his injury)
Roster build perfectly?..... then.... our problem is the players themselves?
The Roster is a "Fantasy" roster that was put together without a lot of thought IMO. It was a combination of moves to give Kobe another shot and provide ownership with a post Kobe "Star". Bynum was on the way out regardless IMO so they got Howard to fill the middle and be the face of the franchise.... They got Nash because it filled the largest void we've had on our roster for nearly 10 years.... point guard. The problem is that no one stopped to think about ball distribution, floor balance and team speed/defense.
I voiced some concerns back in the summer about our team's balance and how a bunch of former "Alpha's" would work together with seemingly incomplete games. While Howard and Nash are great players they are neither complete players. Kobe and Pau are much more complete in that they can play a number of different ways. Nash is very one dimensional as is Howard and they do not complement each other. Also the fact we ignored the bench and SF positions in favor of keeping Pau killed us this year.... we got fortunate with Clark but other than him our reserves are all one way or no way players who lack consistency.....