Bryant won’t chase Howard out of here, but multiple sources tell Yahoo! Sports that the only issue that would give Howard pause on re-signing with the Lakers would be D’Antoni. In the end, D’Antoni is a coach who fundamentally doesn’t believe in post play, who sees franchise centers as intrusive cloggers of the lane.
How does one become a head coach without post play? How is that a thing that can happen?
Also, this is only my second favorite quote from the article. My favorite? “Two years ago, Buss chose Mike Brown over Kupchak’s choice, Rick Adelman. This time, it was the desert myth of D’Antoni and Nash, a reunion that feels like it should be touring state fairs with REO Speedwagon.”
HI INFIDELITY BURN! God bless Woj
IF YOU’RE A LAKER FAN, AND YOU’RE ANGRY, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN MY RAGE.
You guys give up too easily. Try being a fan of any other team, ever.
Y’know what I love? Perspective.
The Lakers are currently three games under .500, with 49 games left to play
On their roster:
-34-year old Kobe Bryant, currently leading the league in scoring despite his age
-Dwight Howard, at 75% due to back issues, who is still second in the league in rebounds per game and first in total rebounds. Had 26 rebounds last night in loss. TWENTY-SIX. Averaging a double-double.
-A mentally broken Pau Gasol, shooting 29% and averaging 8/6/3 the last three games. Led Spain to a silver medal in the Olympics. 32-years old
-38-year old Steve Nash, coming off a leg fracture. Has played in nine games this season. Still averaging 10 points and 8 assists. Real talks without being a dick *cough*Kobe*cough*
AND NO OTHER GOOD PLAYER AT ALL. Want proof? Here’s more:
-Pissed-off Antawn Jamison
Oh, and Metta World Peace, who is actually not bad this season (avg. 13/6 with +14 efficiency).
This team is mediocre because they’re mediocre. And they’ve barely played with each other. Time would be the cure… except they’re running out.
hoopdreams replied to your link: Steve Nash reportedly on Chicago Bulls’ offseason radar
Really? Can they even afford Nash if he wanted to come? Seems like everything I read basically says the Bulls are tied down…unless they make other moves to free salary somehow? Dah. Fun to speculate none the less.
We actually have a surprisingly significant chunk being freed up with Watson, Korver, Brewer, James, Lucas, and Scal not having guaranteed contracts. The hope, the dream, the idea, obviously, is that we sign Nash to a 1-2 year deal, we go all Miami Heat and sign some surprisingly good ring-chasers and role guys, then Rose comes back in time for the last month of the season and playoffs, and we nab a title.
Of course, there’s plenty of bumps to this. We MUST start Gibson in place of Boozer. He’s simply the better player, but there’s a risk at having an emotionally damaged, overpaid, and perhaps underrated at this point player. Just ask the Lakers about Gasol.
We’d also likely be starting Rip at SG (christ) and if Luol Deng gets surgery, then while we may still make the playoffs, a title might be out of the question, even if Deng and Rose come back in time. I like Jimmy Butler, and the kid plays his ass off, a lot like Gibson in that way. But he’s still a massive unknown. Nash likely won’t want to come to a team where he has to keep waiting. He’s been a very patient man for nearly 20 years. He deserves a ring, and while I’d LOVE to have him, I don’t know if we’re right.
“People say ‘hey don’t swim with sharks,’ but I’m faster than a shark, so it’s not a big deal.”
Steve Nash should be in Zoolander 2.