Kobe excuse train
Come on.... It's just basic understanding of basketball
He's getting the most touches, most usage & most shots on the team. With the level of performance he has this year. That's detrimental. It's not Kobe whose shooting .45/.33/.84 getting to the line 8-10 times, leading SGs in assists with superb defense. It's .35/.29 Kobe who is averaging same amount of shots as points, and a traffic cone.
Hell even compared to last year Kobe he is half the player from that, and that wasn't particularly good either. But at least last year though, we could wonder if there was someone who could get/take the shots and have a different outcome.
Just for reference...
Without Kobe team is 4-12
When Kobe shoots 10 or less/doesn't play: 6-18
Kobe 11 or more shots 10-45
Based on win %, if the 24 games without Kobe or limited Kobe, extrapolated to 82 games.... It equals 27 wins.
If Kobe took 11 or more shots for 82 games, equals 15 wins.
We're at 16 for the season..
What is being said that if
1. Kobe was replaced with Generic Okay SF
2. Kobe is muted in the offense, and is the 4th option. As he should be.
That this team does not pick up a few extra wins?
You're telling me that if Option 1 or Option 2 happens, the team doesn't go from 16 wins to 19 wins. At the least?
Then you move to Byron, and how **** Byron has been as a coach.... And see how many games that costs a team from Generic Average NBA coach