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Nuvendil said:

Honestly, Russell Westbrook is a terrible fit for the Lakers. Unless ge can prove to be a much better pure point guard than he seems.

Imho, the Lakers whole strategy of pursuing a point guard has been flawed from the beginning because they already HAVE one of if not the best point guard in the league. His name is Lebron James. They won a championship behind him as their point guard and I feel putting him more squarelt at the point will help his increase his longevity.  But for some reason that is beyond me they refuse to replicate that. They should have been looking for a 2 guard or a small forward, not a point guard.

Edit:  Also, the Lakers biggesr struggle is 3pt shooting and they just gave up two guys who shot 41% and 36% last season for a guy who just shot 31% and whose highest ever 3pt percentage was 34%.  

Amen to most of that. I'd prefer LeBron on the wing with another ball handler and distributor at PG as well, but that guy is not Westbrook.

We already saw how Westbrook struggled in an offense where he didn't have the ball in his hand all of the time and didn't have floor spacers surrounding him in Houston. Not sure why he'd suddenly become a more traditional PG or drastically change his game this late into his career. And no one who actually watches NBA b-ball and just goes off of big househould names thinks that Westbrook is a better perimeter defender than either of the guys that went out or Schroeder. I really don't get how this makes LAL better.

Feels like they are right back to their original problems of LeBron's first year in LA, where they had no floor spacing and defenses could just pack the paint and dare them to shoot their way out of it.

Last edited by burninmylight - on 30 July 2021