While Iâ€™m throwing my back out today moving furniture (and without internet access the rest of the weekend) here are some things worth reading:
Eric Pincus has a story up at Hoopsworld about where the Lakers stand, the off-season moves made and looking at whoâ€™s left on the market â€” and it isnâ€™t pretty:
As constructed, the Lakers are not a very good team. They have some good components and a lot of upside, but ultimately little on the bench, inconsistent power players and a gaping hole at the point.
If you have a raw big man you are looking to polish â€” and the Lakers do â€” is there a better person to bring in than maybe the best center ever to play the game?
If you want to get a better understanding of the stats I use on this site â€” the ones you find at places like 82games.com or the Knickerblogger stats page â€” then check out this piece I wrote for Father Knickerbocker. Trust me, Iâ€™m not that bright â€” if I can understand this stuff, you can too. Thanks to Larry for giving me the space.