Los Angeles has hardly been the source of ineptitude it was under Mike Brown, yet it has hardly been the force many had hoped it would be during the Mike D'Antoni era.
The root of the issue? Howard and Gasol.
To sit here and say that both players have been incompetent would be a gross exaggeration, but admittedly enough, Howard and Gasol have been anything but sources of dominance—or even consistency—this season.
And as D'Antoni himself acknowledges (via Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com), that needs to change.
But how? How can D'Antoni and the Lakers ensure that Howard and Gasol become more aggressive? How can they ensure that these two towers become more involved?
That's what we're here to figure out.
All stats in this article are accurate as of November 26, 2012.