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Lakers’ Players Frustrated with Mike Brown’s Offense

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Coming into this shortened NBA season, new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown had arguably one of the toughest coaching challenges ahead of him. Even though Brown inherited a team filled with All-Star caliber talent like Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, the fact was the former Cleveland Cavaliers coach had to take over for arguably the greatest head coach in NBA history in Phil Jackson.

Taking over for the Zen Master was a daunting task to say the least, but Mike Brown was up for the challenge of filling his shoes and coaching Kobe Bryant. It would be hard to argue that Brown hasn’t done a better job than expected at this point with the Lakers sitting in fifth place in the Western Conference with a record of 23-16.

Unfortunately, despite being able to turn the Lakers into a force on the defensive end of the floor, Brown has struggled with his offensive game plan in the post Triangle offense era in Los Angeles. Not only has Brown failed to create an offensive scheme that works consistently, but some of the veterans are starting to doubt the head coach’s play calling.

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com, the Lakers might want to revert back to the efficient Triangle offense run under Phil Jackson to get this team back to form offensively:

“The players want to unify,” one source with knowledge of the situation said. “They know how to win, and they want to fix this. I don’t know if they can, though. “

After two losses in a row to arguably two of the worst teams in the league in the Detroit Pistons (88-85 OT) and Washington Wizards (106-101) in consecutive nights, some drastic changes may be on the way for the Los Angeles Lakers. With the NBA trade deadline just a week away on March 15, a deal might be more likely with the team’s recent struggles.

The Lakers did play well right out of the All-Star break with three straight wins, including an impressive victory over the Miami Heat (93-83) at the Staples Center, but their struggles on the road continue with an ugly record of 6-14 away from Los Angeles.

Needless to say, a change needs to be made in order for this team to get back to form on the road and playing consistently well on the offensive end of the basketball floor. If not, Mike Brown could fall out of favor with his players and the Lakers might begin to plummet in the Western Conference standings.

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  • Demsimmons

    Kobe goes 9-31 against the Wizards and Bynum and Pau got a collective what 12-16!? The problem isn’t the type of offense the Lakers it’s execution down the stretch. I really think Kobe has a problem deferring to Pau and Drew late and that is the problem the quicker he learns to ride those two the quicker he can get to ring #6

    • Betto

       Your right on the money, I don’t think Kobe thrust his team mates anymore, if he did he would have more assists per game.   I sure blame the coach and his staff for some dumb decisions on rotation lineups and i’m not sure why they take Ebanks off the D-league only to bench him, he was their high scorer..

  • Mike

    they scored 101 points….offense wasnt their problem. Its thier defense. I like Bynum but it seems like when he is not involved on offense or is having a bad offensive game, he slows down on defense and doesnt play hard. They need to do something about that kid.

  • Illest_24

    Mike brown needs to set up Kobe with more plays, instead of Kobe trying so hard to create his own shot. Kobe works 10 times hard to get his shot, Mike should make him come off screens like ray allen does so it will be a lot easier for Kobe. And Lakers just give up so easily, every time this year when they had a big lead they just stop playing ball and relax and yea I hate to criticize Kobe but he needs to pass the ball in (17 for 57 in last 2 games) really Kobe, if your shot isn’t falling stop SHOOTING THE BALL AND GIVE IT DOWN LOW HOW FUKING HARD IS THAT, they shoot way more efficiently.

    Secondly THERE IS 1 WEEK LEFT TILL TRADE DEADLINE, what have the Lakers done:

    they have rejected 2 trades Beasley and sessions all because they don’t want to pay extra money. Hopefully they sign Aaron brooks when he comes back from china or they sign Gilbert.

    “Just Do Something and Do it Now” – Kobe Bryant

  • http://www.facebook.com/nonoloco Arnold Nonoloco Lemus

    if a team doest like the coach they wont play hard for him and the coach we have right now in my opinion sucks…if hes such a defensive coach why isnt our defense wound tight..the defense shouldve shut down the other team down instantly..but the coachs rotations arent consistent and theres really no concrete formula still embedded in the team..thats mike browns fault..its simple the lakers cAN SCORE AT WILL…except for mike brown sucks out the life of a old scorer by keeping him/them in the game until they are winded..learn to manage the players minutes and rotate them like that..see if the energy isnt there at the end of the game..the only reason we have been winning games against good teams is because of the adrenaline of the situation not because of coaching…..why do you think we almo0st always lose the games after a big win……

  • Spuzcor

    Look… All Brown had to do was install his defense, which is a GOOD defense,  and leave the triangle in place since virtually all the key players were quite used to running it.   But Nooooooooooooooooo………  he just HAD to install a new offense as well even though he KNEW that there would be almost NO training camp.   EEEEDIOT  !!!!

  • liz

    Phil, please come home!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XAHJMMQGDSVE5FDR7SCGOPRPL4 linda s

    Mike Brown is not the coach for the Lakers.  They should have given Brian Shaw a chance because he knows Phil Jackson’s system back and front and he played as a Laker and hit that 3 pointer when the Lakers won over the Trailblazers that brought them back from almost 20 points down.  Brian Shaw is an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers and they are not doing so bad.  They let Lamar go and they let Brian Shaw go…somebody better wake up.  This team can’t beat the worst teams on the road.  They need to wake up before it is too late. 

  • LakerLyle

    Three problems:

    First, Kobe taking too much difficult, low-quality shots
    Second, the bench playing a little too much than usual
    Lastly, no defense. A team up by 21 pts just does not lose with great defense. A team blowing a 21-pt lead, that’s not defense at all.

  • Arnmariano

    drop mike brown and bring bryan shaw!

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