In their quest for an NBA title, the Los Angeles Lakers have encountered a brief detour. By firing Mike Brown and bringing Mike D'Antoni aboard as their new head coach, a reconstructed Laker roster has had to adapt to several different offensive and defensive systems throughout the first month of the season.
Thus far the Lakers have struggled to adjust to D'Antoni's up-tempo system, with superstars like Pau Gasol clamoring for a schematic change to the offense.
In addition to Gasol's struggles, the Lakers' new-look bench has been particularly quiet, placing even more responsibilities on the team's aging starters.
Here is a look at how the Lakers will game-plan for every Western Conference opponent this season under Mike D'Antoni.