Originally Posted by bladefd
We saw yesterday that playing hard overcomes lacking in talent department in 2nd half.. We had Jonathan Williams, Wagner, LeBron, Hart, Caruso bringing us to a 2pt game before they got tired. We missed so many free-throws as well, as usual.
Lakers badly need to bring in players who play hard and can make freethrows.
Those players you mentioned were not affected by the trade rumors(it proved to be devastating) so it makes sense they will always play hard.
I am still on the fence with Luke, why just play these players now, why not 2 weeks ago.
How he could have handled it differently 2 weeks ago. Did he truly didn't see this lack of desire/broken spirit or he saw it and tried everything like begging Magic and/or Jeannie Buss to look in their eyes and try to motivate them or something.