Rooscooter wrote: JGC wrote: BicepKiss wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:It's in their head at this point..... MDA isn't the type of coach to exorcize it either IMHO...
There is absolutely no "Team" out there..... It's a bunch of fantasy players on a 6th graders favorites list.... and about as effective too....
This. There's no cohesiveness. No chemistry. Granted there are a lot of reasons for that, but still it needs to be addressed. The team needs an identity. Something they do consistently night in and out besides suck.
Yup. I mean, it's not like we are running something and the shots aren't falling. We are just sort of there physically but not at all literally.
I never thought a Kobe led team could ever look this bad for so long, but a Kobe/Dwight team? Each game you think, ok, this is the one where they snap out of it but they just look the same, every game. No emotion. No togetherness. Nothing I hate to say it but we really need a Fisher out there I think. We need leadership so badly.
I find it very interesting that if you trace our record as a team back to when we traded Fisher and look at the record it is very telling about who our leader just might have been.
Doc had those numbers earlier in the season.... maybe he could update them for us.... it's pretty bad.
Yeah, we replaced him with Blake, Duhon, and Morris.
Not that Fisher is any good now, but we couldn't find a halfway decent replacement?
But it's not just Derek Fisher. We also lost a motivated Lamar Odom. Andrew Bynum checked out. Now Pau Gasol checked out (and is injured, too).
Ariza's length and quickness got replaced by Metta who's a step slow.
Only positives are Nash, Howard, and an upgraded bench. But Nash is hurt, Howard just replaces the loss of Bynum, and the bench needs time to gel. Hence, the losses are mounting up.