Posted by ugh on October 30, 2018 at 11:35:59:
In Reply to: Re: Lakerís Missing Piece posted by My 2 Cents on October 30, 2018 at 09:46:41:
: : Lakers will not make the playoffs with LeBron James being their leading rebounder. McGee is a a good shot blocking presence but is not a great rebounding presence. A trade or acquisition is necessary for a rebounder who can also defend the low post.
: Lakers have been in every game so far. We are possibly the most competitive team. The role of "CLOSER" is currently available. Even though we supposedly have the best player in the NBA and possibly of all time, he's currently 2 up and 5 down in the closing role. Possibly stop shooting 3s could help, that % is an eye sore and a waste of a possession.
The hedging on shooters coming off a ballscreen is embarrassing. Most competent HS AD's would fire their coach for such terrible fundamentals. Maybe Luke should talk to his HS coach regarding the basics (the one who beat him March 30).
The rebounding sucks as well, both the guys who boxed out are no longer here. Lopez and Randle were those guys.
LeBron is hoisting threes because teams are actually playing zone against the Lakers, and he doesn't drive in traffic. 2-3 zones even. How the ^^/& does this happen in the NBA?
The Lakers are middle-of-the-pack in three point shooting the past 5 games. However, when Rondo/Ingram/Lance/McGee are in with LeBron, teams know they will pass up most open jumpshots LeBron gets them, so defenders can help on drives with impunity. Even Kuzma was scared to shoot in the 2nd half. Lonzo has been invisible since Rondo came back.
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