Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by DynastyChile:
I know. I talk to my buddy all the time trying to figure out what it is....But really, we don't do anything well.
Actually, the only thing we've improved on is 3 point shooting, which has been the weakest part of our offense for I dont know how long.
I'm not overreacting...But we're losing to teams like the Cavs by 10-15 most of the game. The game tonight shouldn't have really been that close. I went to the Dallas game where we blew them out and we looked just flawless? So strange.
You guys lack shooters, and someone who can drive to the basket consistently. When the outside shot is going in, you guys look like World beaters - but that won't happen very often with the current group. That's where Nash comes in. He can shoot from the outside and he can drive to the basket and make the defense collapse on him - at least he could last year.
But, even with Nash back - you guys will need to change the roster a little bit. The must have for D'Antoni's system is outside shooting. You guys just don't have it outside of Kobe and Meeks (and Nash). You will have to acquire them...IMO - Gasol is not the problem. He is a terrific passer, and can shoot the mid-range J. Artest must go for a 3-point shooter...someone like Korver or Marcus Thornton or try to acquire both. You guys need 2 terrific shooters. D'Antoni's team is not going to play defense anyway, so there is no point having one or two guys on the roster who can play D. You can't defend with 2 guys.
...at least that's what I think. Some of you guys who watch every game will know better. I've seen less than 5-6 games...but that's what I find is wrong with the team.
I agree with pretty much all of this. I think Metta is just brutal in this offense. He is the streakiest shooter on the Lakers IMO. The guy is on 1 in 5 games. Those 4 games where he is off, teams literally give him WIDE open shots, so wide open he often double clutches, realizes how open he is, then takes a second to shuffle his feet and jack it up.
Long rebound and the other team is off to the races. Meeks is MONEY, but that's really about it. We can't have it both ways anymore, can't have MWP and try this offense just doesn't make sense. I just fear losing him from an emotional standpoint, he is a good team guy as weird as that sounds.