Reflecting and rewatching Kobe's performances thus far and his leg injury may have been a bit more serious than initially reported. His game has dwindled into him standing behind the arc and slinging bad threes off of one or two dribbles. The guy has never been a 3pt marksmen.
The shot isn't falling yet he keeps shooting them b/c He hasn't been able to get the cup at all, first step is extremely slow.
I've seen him post in his sweet spots maybe only 3 or 4 times in three games. At this age the low post and elbow should be his bread and butter but there have been very few offensive sets that put him there, and when he has gotten there he hasn't looked comfortable at all. Often over dribbling and trying to bulldoze his way to the cup. I just can't imagine Byron telling Kobe to not play with his back to the basket, especially at this age.
I'd like to see more posting from Kobe and Roy. Let guys double down or let them both get their shots. Also need to see more 1-3 and 2-3 pick & pops/slip screens with Kobe, DLo, J6ix... With Kobe popping out it'll force the defense to make a decision to help over and he can swing it to the open guy or pull up for OPEN jumpers of the defenders stay put
I like Julius Pushing the ball after cleaning the glass
I need to see Ryan on the floor with Roy more (spacing) and Bass and Tarik on the floor together more (energy and athleticism)
If Roy gets into early foul trouble, I'd run Bobby. He brings size and strength into the paint around the rim and I think that will help prevent those dramatic drop offs in defense in the paint when Roy is out
People ask why Ryan gets a lot of burn with bass, it's mainly for the offense. When u got 10-0, 17-4, etc at that point you're really just trying to find a spark to get some buckets to fall. And Ryan has a been pretty decent rebounding and energy wise so I understand the move