The Lakers have three days between games following Monday's fatigue-laden smackdown in the desert at the hands of Phoenix. Three days to think about what must change going forward, but even better, three days to enjoy the newest Kamenetzky Brothers Land O'Lakers Podcast!
Here's your rundown...
- Again down Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, the Lakers rolled with seven players both Sunday at home against the Kings, then again in Phoenix. Mike D'Antoni said before game his plan was, knowing the team had time off coming, to roll the dice with the guys he's been playing, and not dust off anyone from deeper down on the bench. Obviously it didn't work, because the Lakers were completely gassed, and the signs were there early. What did we think of his strategy?
- What are the larger implications of playing the last two games as D'Antoni chose to do? How legitimate are other criticisms of his work this season?
- As the OC Register's Kevin Ding noted Tuesday morning, Dwight Howard has fired his longtime business manager (and first cousin) Kevin Samples. (Samples will remain Howard's first cousin.) Good move or bad?
- Facebook Mailbag! Should the Lakers try to play their way to a specific first round opponent? Why doesn't Hack-a-Howard happen more often? Can the Heat break the 33-game win streak set by the '71-'72 Lakers?
All that, plus Brian's fear of adult twins!