Why the Lakers Should Trade for Tayshaun Prince?

January 10th, 2011 by Phil G Leave a reply »
The Lakers have won four straight games and six of their last seven, but those Ws can be deceiving. Of those six wins, only three were against opponents with a record better than .500 (and two of those wins were against a struggling Hornets squad). A win is a win, and the Lakers should continue winning games for the moment as their next four opponents have records below .500. 

After their temporary vacation (face the Nets, Cavs, Warriors and Clippers) the schedule becomes much more difficult as four of their next five games are against opponents with records above .500 (includes Boston and Dallas).

As many Lakers fans will tell you, the most difficult thing to accept is the fact that the Lakers have been playing at home for a majority of their games. I can understand if the Lakers were playing bad on the road, but it is inexcusable for them to lose so many games at home and a couple of those losses were blowouts. 

Many have pinned the blame on boredom and that could be correct, but the problems lie much deeper than that. Firstly, the Western Conference has gotten considerably much tougher since last season. Instead of the Lakers and everyo ...

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