LA Lakers Are (Finally) Fixing Their Offense with This 1 Simple Trick

December 24th, 2015 by Michael Pina Leave a reply »

LOS ANGELES — There are many reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers own arguably the worst offense in the NBA. Their talent level is as low as any team in the Western Conference, and for a majority of this season, their playing style was antiquated and infected with hero ball. 

The rock stuck in Kobe Bryant's hands on almost every play, and entire possessions died on far too many one-on-one adventures (often from Julius Randle).

No team isolates more frequently than the Lakers, and no team is less effective in isolation situations, per Synergy Sports. That's clearly nothing to be proud of, particularly in today's NBA, where passing, cutting (only the New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons have fewer shots from cuts) and unselfish play are prerequisites to sustainable success. 

Before Wednesday night's blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, that team was the only one averaging fewer passes per game. To boot, only the Philadelphia 76ers average fewer secondary assists, and only the Toronto Raptors average fewer potential assists, according to SportVU. (The only way to survive with such an unch ...

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