The NBA season is a quarter of the way through, and that means coaches of struggling teams are fully locked in and focused. This is the time to start righting the ship and stop hoping that the problems will sort themselves out. Unless changes are made, the season slowly becomes lost.
Plenty of teams fit the mold this season, and it would be a shame to see so much potential go down the drain. The Los Angeles Lakers have substantial talent on paper, but they cannot seem to get the formula right on the hardwood. The saddest part is that their coach, Mike D'Antoni, doesn't seem interested in making any immediate changes.
In Charlotte, the Bobcats are starting to look just like they did last season, always on a losing streak and ever young and inexperienced.
The fact of the matter is that both teams have what it takes to make grand statements this season, so long as their current flaws are dealt with accordingly. Otherwise, they will likely never dig themselves out of their current holes and be preparing for a high draft pick before they know it.