We didn't start contesting until we went to Luke and Lamar at the 4 and 5. Switching with Pau, Artest, and Fish on the court just ****ed us in the *** because of mobility issues.
To be honest every time this team has struggles this year it has been to small ball. The Denver game, the phoenix game, the late surge by Sacramento, the Minny game, and even the 4th quarter of the Houston game.
We have dominated the bigger lineups of all teams and the two teams who refused to go small at all in Golden State and Portland.
You really see the fact this team has 5 totally new rotation players playing on defensive rotations as two guys either go for the same rotation or choose to not rotate at all under the assumption a teammate has it. Last year the offense with the team really didn't click early as the tried to adjust to Ron replacing Trevor and making Pau & Drew fit together.
What I'm saying is that we are a work in progress. We are 8-2 which is great, but we still have yet to really build chemistry and trust on our team defense. Guys are doing their own 1 on 1 job, but don't know one another which should be corrected later in the year. So lets not worry or panic, and just accept the fact that this team will have to learn how to cover for one another just like that team last year had to learn how to share the ball together
In other news, Odom will have a MRI tomorrow to see what is wrong with his right foot which apparently has been sore the past week. Please be all right