Aside from LeBrons off night performance, a number of Laker roleplayers either slowed their momentum significantly or were just there for the fitness gram pacer test throughout the night. Kyle Kuzma had three great open looks in the clutch and bricked all three. Morris is just washed. Wes Matthews had a long bad streak with short bursts throught but nothing substantial. For whatever reason roleplayers always tend to underperform when LeBron is the facilitator. Is this because they get to comfortable with someone carrying the brunt of the offence *and* playmaking? Could it be there lack of touches on the ball due to LeBrons high USG leading to the roleplayers lack of rhythym? Is there something deeper to this?
They were all literally shooting career highs to start the season lol including Lebron. 3 point shooting is flukey and unpredictable. It tends to even out
No it’s because bron gave them depression
He’s up to his old antics again huh?
People just watch Lebron games more than any other team and when one good shooter has a bad shooting night they assume some stupid shit. The only good example of this is when Kyle Korver turned into Trash averaging like 4 points in the finals
Well the Warriors were always a bad matchup for Korver since they switched his pindown actions so well.
theyre not. cleveland was knock down shooters with no defense. this laker team has elite defense but weak shooting.
Recency Bias, Caruso and KCP are still shooting 40%+ from three
kcp is their only legit 40percent 3 pt shooter caruso barely takes em. no one is scared if he is shooting them
Okay Kuzma, Gasol, Matthews are at 36-37%
KCP(who you failed to mention) is by far having his best ever shooting season from deep Wesley Matthews is just about shooting the same percentage he has been for years now Kuzma is having his best 3pt numbers from deep since his rookie season Just bec
This is a Lakers thing. Cavs teams were amazing at shooting. So were Heat teams
That was my first theory but then I remembered Kevin Love and George Hill.
Love shot 38% from three with bron and has shot 37% since
No, you arent using numbers. Kevin Loves 3 point shooting is streaky just like most nba players. He had his best season in 2018 and was around his averages in other years. Thats basketball
Lakers role player shot really well in the playoffs last year. They’re in a bit of a shooting slump these past couple days. Not a big deal, it happens. Steph went 5-20 from 3 the other night.
Jeff Green saved them tbh
LeBron played with Kyle Korver and Ray Allen come on now
I think they were all shooting phenomenally to start the season then it just regressed to the mean. Now its a slump. Itll regress back to the mean again.
maybe they should stop shooting threes then and turn their offensive focus elsewhere. The heat dont score a ton of points, why take 45 threes when youre not making any. Maybe we should start criticizing the coaching staffs instead of the teammates that m
We have to make 3s to open the paint up, lebron and others can not drive to the rim with 5 dudes helping off our “shooters”
there are ways to score outside of shooting 3s and driving to the rim. Just for example, the triangle offense is a complex free-flowing offense in which the entire methodology is centered around continuously rotating the defense until youre able to find a
I actually thought the 3 point shooting was fine until the end when they were just chucking them
the coaches need to figure out a contingency plan for when the 3s stop falling. If anyone in the history of the nba can quarterback a complex offensive strategy that utilizes the teams skillsets its lebron.
Ask the Atlanta Hawks how garbage LeBron’s teammates are at shooting
Theyre not. Lakers fans just cant accept losing legitimately.
The lebron lakers teams havent had high level shooting talent from the start His 2018 cavs were 6th in 3PT%, 2017 was 2nd and 2016 was 7th Give him the shooting talent and he gets results, nothing too deep about it
It honestly is just the pressure of playing in L.A. and especially on a LeBron lead team, the Lakers get the most attention in the NBA and everything you do is put under a microscope.
Where do you thing Lebron gets his assists from? I get that we want to say Lebron carries garbage teams (which is true), but some of those wins are dependant on his teammates shooting well or defending. Not all 10 apg last season came from AD lol, give hi
I am, but Ive seen this too many times over his stint in the Cavs not to notice a pattern of LeBrons teammates underperforming at their specialties at critical moments.
> some of those wins are dependant on his teammates shooting well or defending To sum up, some of those wins are dependant on his teammates not being useless