Los Angeles Lakers Require Consistency from Mike Brown to Win Title

September 1st, 2012 by Nick Houghtaling Leave a reply »
After an impressive summer, the Lakers now look ready to once again compete for the NBA Finals trophy. With one of the league's best distributors in Steve Nash, they finally have a player who can get players shots in the best possible locations. And with Dwight Howard, they have their defensive backbone—a player who will never take nights off and always show up on both sides of the ball. These new additions in tow, along with Kobe Bryant (still elite at his old age) and Pau Gasol (one of the most talented power forwards in the league), and the Lakers seem locked in for a top-two finish in the tough Western Conference.

However, the Lakers are still coached by Mike Brown, who struggled with the team in his first year in Los Angeles. His rotations were inconsistent and his offensive scheme suffered from a lack of a true identity. Brown originally preached an inside-out offensive style, saying before the season that the team would revolve around Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. But what happened was the opposite.

Kobe was forced to take twenty-three shots per game, his most since the 2005-2006 season. If that is his fault or Brown's is unknown, but the fact that ...

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