King Malta wrote:The youngest team in the league playing against the reigning champs on a back to back without their star player was always going to be a recipe for disaster.
Yes, it shouldn't be THIS bad and we've been let down by a number of guys you expect better from *cough* DLo and Beasley *cough* but it was always a likely outcome once KAT went down.
I am however always surprised to see how many people are waiting to jam the knife into everyone involved with the team after a bad result though, Ryan's coaching was pretty good the first two games. I think we'd all ticked these two LA games as losses, as a result it was super important to win our first two and we managed to do that.
Outside of KAT the team is relying heavily on a number of guys to produce regularly who are still a little too inconsistent to carry that weight, in particular Edwards, Culver and perhaps Beas. No excuses for D'Lo though, he needs to be better than this. He's the 1b on this team and when KATs out he needs to lead by example. Piss poor showing from him
True all of that. But the lack of effort is unacceptable. And we got exposed on how bad our bigs really are. This is a D-League rotation. Nothing we didn't know already.
Let's also not forget the Lakers played without AD.
We should't fall in love with our guard / wings rotation in a small sample example.
The team is unbalanced and trades are needed with urgency. I hope Rosas is aware of that instead of being in "love" with his assets.
Oh the effort is awful, that cascades from your older guys to a degree though. D'Lo in particular needs to set a much better example.
Our big rotation isn't good, we already know that, but I do think that between Beasley, Edwards and Culver we have the makings of a pretty good group of wings. You can't expect Culver and Edwards to fire every night yet though, unfortunately.
I don't think Rosas has fallen in love with a single asset on this roster outside of Towns and D'Lo. Maybe Culver?