Los Angeles Lakers: More Turnovers and Poor Offense Strategies

Things are going from bad to worse for coach Mike Brown. Reports are surfacing that there is a mutiny afoot and the cracks in this Lakers team are getting larger with every road game.

Team management has put a black shroud over the last two championship trophies in hope that no one has noticed the unattractive decline of the Lakers from the dispiriting loss to the Mavs in the playoffs last year to Jeanie Buss seemingly distancing herself from the way her brother has managed the team.

On a dark cold March night, the Lakers limped into Minnesota with their tails between their legs smarting from two straight losses to the Pistons, a .333 team, and the Wizards, a .237 team, the second- and fourth-worst teams in the league. These losses, when contrasted to Sunday’s big win against the Heat, are even more disheartening.

Although the weatherman predicts sunny skies for the city today, it is unlikely that the day will seem sunny to the Lakers or their coaches after these pathetic losses.

Sadly, the only meaningful comment from Brown about the loss in Washington was that he did not like the shot selection. It appears that Mike Brown is unwilling to accept responsibility for his contribution to those losses.

Bad offense means bad shots. Poor lineups mean poor shooters. An all-out commitment to defense means a lack of commitment to offense. No offensive plays mean no ball movement. Poorly distributed minutes mean poor bench play. Poorly defined roles mean players with poor attitudes.

And on and on goes the litany of Lakers weaknesses far too deep into a truncated season for fans to accept without assigning blame.

The Lakers are last in three-point shooting as the only team shooting .300 or less depending on the day you look at the stats. Only one Laker is listed in the NBA’s top 100, Steve Blake at 94th. Former Laker guard, Jordan Farmar, is fourth on the list shooti...

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