26 games so far this year where Kobe has taken > 20 shots.If you want to consider how many touches Howard gets offensively you can't just look at FGA, you have to consider FTAs because he gets fouled so often near the basket.
yet Dwight Howard has NEVER taken 20 FGA once, averages 10.4
If you're coaching LA, is that really how you'd use these two?
Also why should Howard get a ton of shot attempts? He's never been a high volume shot guy, that's not his game. He's only shooting 3 less shots per game this year, with his minutes down to boot. His career average is just 11.2 FGA per game.
a lot of Howards FTA are off-the-ball fouls, just sayin...
but admittedly, I'm not a stat guy. I have watched all the Laker games because I didn't order league pass this year, and now the Laker channel comes with basic cable.
it's just obvious that ball movement is a major problem. my stat backs it up.
phil jax book backs it up.
dhoward's post-game comments back it up.
heck even you agreed with me in your last post about it's stagnating effects.
Qback kneel downs? I just think that's a poor comparison
back on topic, to me, Kobe has shown little/none bball IQ when he's taking defensive possessions off to save his legs for jacking up 25 shots on the other end.
Are you watching these guys? Does it look like anyone on that team actually likes playing with Kobe?
Like I said before, he's got to shoot them out of the game before he can try to shoot them back into it. Let us not forget that most all these shot attempts are being double and triple teamed. You are defending a style of play that has resulted in a sub-500 record and it's not like he doesn't have any help this year...
when LA shares the ball, they usually win. when Kobe plays hero ball, they've lost quite a bit this year.
deride my poor choice of statistic all you want but that's the reality on the ground.