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Averaging only 37.5 points in the paint per game, the Lakers have to find more effective ways of generating easy baskets in the paint.
This is not to say they haven't been trying. Most of the Lakers' guards have the ability to slash or drive their way into the lane, and some are athletic enough to finish once they're in there. However, the lack of a truly efficient interior scorer makes it hard for them to generate easy baskets.
While Kaman and Gasol are good interior players, they do some of their best work from the high post and with their jumpers.
Despite Mike D'Antoni putting his imprint on this team, the Lakers don't really utilize the pick-and-roll the way D'Antoni used to emphasize it in Phoenix. This may be due to the personnel on this roster. Without a dynamic and athletic big man, the pick-and-roll has been marginalized.
Without the pick-and-roll as a consistent way to get the big man into the middle without him having to back himself in there every time, the Lakers don't have a lot of options in terms of interior scoring.
The Lakers do have the tools to be an effective interior scoring team, though. They already have Gasol and Kaman as capable back-to-the-basket scorers in the half court. They also have enough shooters to really space the floor and allow their guards to create dribble penetration. As point guards, Jordan Farmar, Steve Blake and Steve Nash all penetrate into the lane in order to create for others on the perimeter. However, if Jodie Meeks, Xavier Henry and Nick Young can be more aggressive in using their driving lanes to score, the Lakers will have another dangerous dimension to their versatile offense.