Re: "Antoni and the missing "D"
I would say this though, Lakerfreak. The Lakers currently have enough good players so Kobe shouldn't have to take over a ball game. Kobe and Howard should be enough to get a team into the playoffs. Regardless of Nash taking pressure off of those guys, the Lakers still have guys who need to step up and play like they should. I especially want to see more out of Howard. It's not necessarily his fault. It's a coach that doesn't know how to use a real C.
Sure Morris and Duhon aren't the greatest outside shooters. It's also just like you said though.... those guys haven't played that bad. Sure Nash will run the offense better, but it's not going to be a night and day difference. The Lakers were losing with Nash already this year..... Obviously, they're a better ball club with him in the lineup. It's not like he can completely turn things around though. Watching these games it doesn't look like the Lakers are a player short. This team doesn't even look like they could make the playoffs. It's the system. 'antoni needs to suck it up and for once in his career coach to his players strengths.