Yes....i fully agree with Luke, no major change should be done (well but i don't mind KG or a superstar coming to LA). Only one player must come ( and he doesn't have to be a superstar)
Weren't the Lakers the ones who had a 3-0 record?
Weren't the lakers the ones who had in the middle of the season a 26-13 record?
The Lakers had a better record than Houston and Denver. The lakers were on the same level as Utah.
The Lakers were playing like in the end of the 2005-2006 season.
But after that, Lamar Odom was injured, Kwame Brown was injured, Luke Walton was injured, Radmanovic was injured, Kobe wasn't able to take care of the team by himself.
Even when Odom returned, he was still affected by the injury, and they began playing like in the 2004-2005 season.
We beated almost all the teams:
Weren't the lakers the ones who beated Utah 132-102 and 102-94?
Weren't the lakers the ones who beated Phoenix 114-106? ( Ah yes and without KB, Lamar Odom was the leader)
And if a team can beat another once, they can beat them twice and more if they know how to play against them.
We beated almost all the team, we beated Houston twice, we beated Golden State more than twice, we beated the Clippers, we beated San Antonio twice, we beated Chicago, we even beated Dallas.
But in the other half of the season, we lost against Clippers, against Dallas, Houston, Minnesota, Indiana, Hornets, Memphis, leading to 7-losing streaks.
And if it wasn't for Kobe's performance in the 4 consecutive 50-point game, we weren't making the playoffs, and all that because of injuries.
So what we have to do is change the way of playing, and adding a veteran player to the roster is a gd idea ( Smush Parker should stay ).
Los Angeles should rely more on LAMAR ODOM. Lamar is underrated and he can do a lot. Weren't he the one who gave us a 3-0 lead before KB came and we lost against Seattle?
Lamar must have the ball more. it was 80% Kobe and 20% Lamar in 2006-2007 season. But in the next season it must be at least 60% Kobe 40% Lamar. Kobe should shoot less, Lamar should shoot more.
Bynum has grown into a gr8 center.
One of the main problems also is Defence. But Defence CAN be improved.
We can put on our trading block : Brian Cook who takes a lot of unnessecary shots and is a bad defender.
Radmanovic who has strongly underacheived this season.
And the poor Vujajic who shoots 39.2 % from the field.
So if we can get someone with these players it will be good. And if necessary, we add Kwame to the trading block.
Gd luck for LA next year