Lakers. WTF offense? Itīs the defense.
Seriously why are people talking about the Lakers offense so much? Dwightīs touches, Kobeīs shots, Nashīs contributions; MDA system? Their offense is fine. They just donīt play defense. They are a bottom three defensive team. Nash/Kobe/MWP/Gasol are probably the slowest-no effort four man defensive combination in the league. The Lakers thought theyīd get Tyson Chandler Deluxe with Howard and that heīd protect the paint from all the shit that is coming through, but the Mavs/Knicks have much better willing defenders from 1 through 4. Itīs no coincidence the Lakers look better without Gasol and again it has nothing to do with Pauīs positioning in MDAīs offense. Itīs that he is so slow on defense, while Clark hustles and tries to make up for all the laziness around him.