The Lakers have struggled to score this season more than they ever have in recent history.
This fact can apply to many teams in the NBA. The shortened preseason for teams has resulted in some shaky offense at the beginning of the season.
However, as we are nearing the midpoint of the season, the All-Star Game, the Lakers are still struggling to score.
Many teams in the NBA today rely on their marquee players to make plays on offense. This has never been a strong suit for the Lakers. They have not had that point guard who could come up and take you off the dribble for a very long time.
Today LA has one of the oldest players in the league starting at point guard in Derek Fisher. He is far from a Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, John Wall or Russell Westbrook.
Metta World Peace and Matt Barnes, the two wings that see the most time for the Lakers also don't pride themselves on their offensive abilities.
It's no secret that the Lakers' strengths are their two seven-footers inside. The triangle offense is the perfect offense for both Bynum and Gasol to strive in. They would both get a solid amount of touches on every play up the court as their teammates would look to feed them inside.
Mike Brown needs to swallow his pride and resort back to Phil Jackson's offense. That is, if he wants to win.