Lakers' task: Breaking out of zone

Lakers' task: Breaking out of zone

There are 6 comments on the LA Daily News story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Lakers' task: Breaking out of zone. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

One day after they lost their way for a extended period, the Lakers tried to find a better route in case their next opponent plays a zone defense against them.

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tomyupw

United States

#1 Mar 17, 2009
The Lakers' problem is there is no one who can dribble penetrate, other than Kobe and sometimes he is on the bench. The Lakers should try using their big men, Gasol and Dbenga, to get the ball inside and then kick it back out after the zone collapses.
RickyV

Texarkana, AR

#2 Mar 17, 2009
It's easy to break the zone as long as you do a lot of screens for perimeter shooting. Of course have the players practice shooting. Phil should think about doing more screen plays for Kobe. Kobe doesn't have the same legs during his prime. This what Michael Jordan did during his last best left on his basketball career- that is relying on shooting.
RickyV

Texarkana, AR

#3 Mar 17, 2009
tomyupw wrote:
The Lakers' problem is there is no one who can dribble penetrate, other than Kobe and sometimes he is on the bench. The Lakers should try using their big men, Gasol and Dbenga, to get the ball inside and then kick it back out after the zone collapses.
I do agree w/ you "tomyupw." But still look what Pistons did to KObe and Shaq era. Pistons just applied the Zone and the Lakers became predictable with their offense. Pistons' players focused on guarding Shaq and Kobe and did less on other players.
jimvicrey

Leduc, Canada

#4 Mar 17, 2009
what wentwrong with their game with Philadelphia? Common Lakers be smarter
God Bless you!
Simply Red White Blue

United States

#5 Mar 18, 2009
Seems the Lakers should also work on 3 point shot arcs in practice. If they get lazy or lack penetration abilities, then they have to be able to make the perimeter shots or they don't deserve the luxury.
Kontra Lakers

Don Bosco, Philippines

#6 Mar 18, 2009
Overcoming the zone defense is not the only problem, it's the lackluster play of the team which again showed during Tuesday's game.

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