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    Ugh the Lakers lose to Detroit despite a huge game from the big 3. Bynum, Pau, and Bryant accounted for 72 of the 85 points and they lose. Just terrible. They are like a medium-talent NCAA team when it comes to Home/Road splits.

    http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=320306008


    Such a high after the Miami game and then this.
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    If there was ever a game that showed just how awful the Lakers bench and depth is it was the Pistons game last night. Any time you get that kind of production from your main core, especially against a bad team like Detroit, you need to win.

    They're in trouble come playoff time the first time they don't have home court in a series (which is looking more and more like round 2 although I still think they can pass the Clippers and Spurs for the 2 seed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAD View Post
    Ugh the Lakers lose to Detroit despite a huge game from the big 3. Bynum, Pau, and Bryant accounted for 72 of the 85 points and they lose. Just terrible. They are like a medium-talent NCAA team when it comes to Home/Road splits.

    http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=320306008


    Such a high after the Miami game and then this.
    Kobe talked about how they had figured out a formula to win and then this game happens.

    They really do need some bench help. They need a scorer or 2. They need Odom!(oops!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports Guy View Post
    Kobe talked about how they had figured out a formula to win and then this game happens.

    They really do need some bench help. They need a scorer or 2. They need Odom!(oops!)
    They also need a PG or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FLK View Post
    They also need a PG or 2.
    This.

    All this talk about Dwight Howard is appearing more and more to be close to a lateral move. The Magic won't take just Gasol and if we have to move Bynum (averaging 17 and 13!) I'm not sure how much better that makes us.

    PG has been a black hole for the past few seasons. It was masked during the two title runs because Kobe was younger and could do more himself and Odom was also a capable ball handler but the lack of production from the position really hurt.

    My plan? Wait and see what happens with D Will. It's looking like the Nets won't be able to trade for Howard with Lopez hurt again which means D Will is gone. Amnesty Artest (set to make almost $15 million over the next two years) and make a push for him -- try to move Gasol as well if you have to to clear up cap space. Dallas might be the more attractive option because he's from Texas and there is no income tax in Texas but it's tough to say no to Kobe and the Lakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports Guy View Post
    Kobe talked about how they had figured out a formula to win and then this game happens.

    They really do need some bench help. They need a scorer or 2. They need Odom!(oops!)
    The Lakers get enough offense from the Big 3 generally that they don't need a Monta Ellis type "scorer." What they need are bench players that actually provide some sort of offense.

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    The Nets can still sign Howard in the offseason and him and DWill stay.

    Getting Howard over Bynum gives you more of a sure thing but agree its not goin go improve you that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Cerrano View Post
    The Lakers get enough offense from the Big 3 generally that they don't need a Monta Ellis type "scorer." What they need are bench players that actually provide some sort of offense.
    Right...They need someone who can come off the bench and score.

    Don't they have Kapono? He can't be an elite 3pt shooter for them like he used to be? He can't add some scoring off the bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports Guy View Post
    Right...They need someone who can come off the bench and score.

    Don't they have Kapono? He can't be an elite 3pt shooter for them like he used to be? He can't add some scoring off the bench?
    Yea they have Kapono but, like Nick Young on the Wizards, if his shots aren't falling it's basically 4 on 5 out there. Not speaking for the Lakers, but personally, if I were a GM, I'd have very little use for a player that plays zero defense and can't create his own shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Cerrano View Post
    Yea they have Kapono but, like Nick Young on the Wizards, if his shots aren't falling it's basically 4 on 5 out there. Not speaking for the Lakers, but personally, if I were a GM, I'd have very little use for a player that plays zero defense and can't create his own shot.
    True..Just seems to me that you have to get him in games for a few minutes and get him some shots..if they don't fall, get him out.

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    They really need a point guard. End of story. Fisher isn't cutting it. Because of the triangle offense the PG spot has been week for a long time. Now its a screaming hole. We've had fodder level guys at PG forever and right now we just need someone who can get the job done. Jameer Nelson or Ramon Sessions.

    Just not sure who the Lakers have to trade outside of Gasol.

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    And then they lose to the freaking Wizards tonight!

    And on top of that, they give up 106 points.

    That's really horrible.

    Second straight night where Kobe had an AWFUL shooting night.

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    Ugh, one of the write ups put it well:

    Away from home, the Los Angeles Lakers are a terrible basketball team. They blew an 18-point lead in the second half Wednesday night, falling 106-101 to the terrible Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
    This has got to stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Cerrano View Post
    If there was ever a game that showed just how awful the Lakers bench and depth is it was the Pistons game last night. Any time you get that kind of production from your main core, especially against a bad team like Detroit, you need to win.

    They're in trouble come playoff time the first time they don't have home court in a series (which is looking more and more like round 2 although I still think they can pass the Clippers and Spurs for the 2 seed).
    The bench isn't good, but 8-26 is rather awful. So they got good production from 2/3 of their core and that 2/3 should have gotten the ball more. Same with the Wizards game.

    It's a big problem when Kobe is 17-57 over 2 games and Drew and Pau combine for 33-51.
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    Regarding the bench, McRoberts and Murphy are both good bench players. The problem is they play where the team is strongest.

    SF is a disaster from a starting and bench perspective while PG is a disaster from a starting perspective.

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