I still didn't really see them winning at all, if they were to have had a great start to the season I would still be saying Miami. Howard is a great replacement over Bynum in every way and Nash is still a great point guard but I can't see anyone beating the current Miami Heat team.I'm not too concerned about Westbrook if I'm the lakers. The bigger problem is getting Howard and Nash into executing the triangle quickly and their lack of depth.
Nash should learn the triangle fairly quickly, Howard is a question mark to me.
I don't see Lakers winning it this year, even with PJax, they do scare me more though.
Premature Phil Jackulators...@Mike_Bresnahan: Lakers' meeting with Phil Jackson is over. No official job offer was made but it's well understood that the job is Jackson's if he wants it.
:rofl:@Mike_Bresnahan: Lakers' meeting with Phil Jackson is over. No official job offer was made but it's well understood that the job is Jackson's if he wants it.
Premature Phil Jackulators...
The right situation for Phil is whichever team has the most hall of famers on itIt's not that he's not satisfied with his resume or whatever...I was watching the Jimmy Johnson football life episode (what I'm about to say is ironic) and LeBatard was talking about how coaches are just drug addicts...and they'll always come back if they find the right situation. So in that regard there's nothing that satisfies people like that.
Phil Jackson is just a basketball coach and pretty much everything he's been doing the past year has probably been stuff he'd usually do around basketball season...hard to make hobbies become your new life especially when the game is still so fresh.
Lucky for coaches, unlike athletes they can just keep coming back health permitting.
67 years old is not that old in coach years.