Mike D’Antoni Calls the Los Angeles Lakers’ Offense ‘Anemic’

by November 30, 2012

Frustration continues to build for new Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni, who has yet to inspire his team to find a groove on the offensive end. D’Antoni says they’re not picking up his fast-paced attack. From the OC Register: “He was clear and concise when asked if he was seeing signs that the Lakers are starting to catch onto his fast-paced style. ‘No,’ he said bluntly. ‘Next (question).’ The obvious question is how long will the Lakers stumble around in D’Antoni’s system before the season becomes a bust. The Lakers (7-8) get another chance Friday to prove to their coach that they are learning the ropes in a home game against Denver. ‘Within the numbers, there is some good stuff, defensively mostly,’ D’Antoni said. ‘Stuff that in the long run will make us a contender. In the short run, our offense is anemic right now. We don’t move the ball, we don’t do a lot of things we should be doing and we have to figure that out. We have to get better than 77 points.’ The Lakers struggled to reach that mark in Tuesday’s 79-77 loss to Indiana. D’Antoni said missing 20 free throws didn’t help. He said the team has their share of problems.”