Los Angeles Lakers Need To Use Their Offensive Talent Better To Win Now

July 27th, 2010 by jeremy wright Leave a reply »
To restate the obvious, the Lakers offense was potent enough to win a championship this past season.  However, they never fully optimized the talents of many of their players.

Few people would argue that Lamar Odom 's diverse skill set is fully utilized in the current offense, Ron Artest has been more productive in other offenses including much more of an inside game, Kobe could benefit from more open looks, Gasol and Bynum should get more looks earlier in the shot clock .  Overall the Lakers took far too many poor quality shots late in the shot clock often as a result of mediocre ball movement.

This leads to the question, how might an offense better approach its optimum ability without disrupting what is already very good?

Here are a few ideas I would like to see attempted: 

1) Move Odom into the starting lineup at small forward for the dedicated purpose of putting pressure on the opposing defense, Artest would fall into the traditional role of defensive stopper off of the bench.  Moving Odom to the starting lineup might create offensive opportunities for the opposing small forward, but this can be compensate ...

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