Los Angeles Lakers coaches are looking to make things work for the team after a 13-12 start to their NBA season. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the coaches are rumored to change their strategy “on the fly” – mainly due to a string of injuries.
The injuries and inconsistency have led the coaching staff to put everything on the table and ponder whether they have to change their high-paced plan on the fly.
Both Anthony Davis and LeBron James have had complications with their performances owing to thumb and abdominal injuries respectively. Apart from the two star players, the rest of the roster also seems to be struggling to gather the necessary victories for the team.
While talking to ESPN, Lakers’ assistant coach David Fizdale justified the team’s decision to double down on their offense by saying that each player gets an attempt to shoot and leaves very little room for post-match complains.
What it takes care of is shot attempts for everybody. You don’t have a guy very often saying, ‘Man, well, I never touched the ball.’ Well, we got 125 possessions, 130 possessions in the game. You should have.
It will be interesting to see if the team manages to come up with effective solutions to improve their performance moving on in the season.