Not surprising the Lakers lost in Utah. They haven't had alot of success there over the years. I'm not gonna panic or anything because I kind of expected this slow start. The one thing I'm concerned about is the lack of support that Kobe and Dwight are getting. They both combined for 48 points, the rest of the team though only scored 38. That's not gonna get it done. You can't just rely on two players to win games. Howard also needs more touches. He can't be guarded straight up one and one. Teams have to double which will lead to open shots. That's why he needs to be getting the basketball alot more than he has been.
Nash being out obviously has hurt the team because it weakens the bench even more. I said it a few weeks ago, but now that Delonte West is a free agent I really think we should sign him. He'd instantly improve the defense. West is just a good all around player. Decent ball handler, scorer, playmaker, and defender. That's the biggest thing wrong with the second unit. Just no one who can make plays for others. Jamison has been a disappointment, but he's being used wrong. He needs to be given the ball in his sweet spots. Right now he's being used as a spot up shooter and he's just not that. He's a scorer.
Overall though like I said we're just in the second week of the NBA season. It's way too early to hit the panic button. I've said it before, but the Lakers just need some time to gel and develop some chemistry. Nash should be back soon so that'll help things. I don't Mike Brown should be fired either. I'm just not a fan of firing a head coach this early in the season. If the Lakers continue to struggle as the season goes on than maybe you consider firing him, but not right now. Biggest problem is there isn't really an adequate replacement for Brown.
Last edited by Cowboys&LakersFan : 11-08-2012 at 12:11 AM.