When are the Lakers going to get it together?
Remember at the start of the NBA season when the Lakers was struggling? Remember when the Lakers started the season off with a 1-4 record, which made the Los Angeles Lakers decide to fire their head coach Mike Brown. Now look at where they are. With the first month of the season done, the Lakers record stands at 11-14. Since the Lakers fired Mike Brown and having Mike D’Antoni as their head coach their record is 10-10. This is still not where anybody expected the Lakers to be at this point of the season.
Yes, there has been improvement since the coaching change, but you still can’t blame the failure of the Lakers on their coach. The reason why they are losing is because of the players’ performance. The Lakers could have won so many games if it was not for their horrible free throw shooting. You have Howard only shooting 49% from the charity line and a team average of a 68%. Shooting like this is not going to cut it. With Gasol only averaging 13 points and 9 rebound that not going to cut either especially when you need him to produce way more.
Kobe can’t do himself anymore, and that has been proven. When Kobe scores 30 or more point the Lakers record is 3-11. That shows that he needs help and needs his all-star team to step up and contribute. That is the only way that they are going to win a championship ring. The Laker won their last two games, so hopefully that shows that they are getting on the right track. It’s going to be an interesting season. Some surprises will soon be coming but we just have to wait and find out.