Author archive for Blake Beckerman

  • Notes from Minnesota – 02/01/2013

    By Blake Beckerman on February 2, 2013
    Although it wasn’t pretty, the Lakers got the job done. This game had more to it than just another win. If the Lakers had lost this one the season would have been in serious jeopardy. They were desperate for a bounce back win and got it. Their formula of ball movement still works. Bench players are gaining serious confidence. A […]
  • What to expect in Phoenix

    By Blake Beckerman on January 30, 2013
    Steve Nash asked to be traded to the Lakers and was granted his wish. Below average fans or over-the-top fans find this troubling because of the recent rivalry between these two franchises. You add the rivalry to the fact that it’s the Lakers and you get bad blood right?  Nash could be considered one of the classiest players to play the […]
  • Kobe taking a page from Pau’s book?

    By Blake Beckerman on January 29, 2013
    This Laker season has been very unusual to say the least. It is fair to note the Lakers have been hampered with injuries, but with three Hall of Famers suited up 90% of the time there is no room for excuses. Mike D’Antoni has struggled finding consistent lineups that work. Players have been benched, minutes have been cut, and this […]
  • The missing piece…

    By Blake Beckerman on January 27, 2013
    Since Steve Nash has returned to the startling lineup from a non-displaced fracture in his left knee, the Lakers’ problems varied on a nightly basis. These problems included help defense, transition defense, defense as a whole, chemistry, turnovers, free throws, the list can go on forever. These issues would come and go but there was one problem that haunted the […]
  • Blueprint for Gasol’s success

    By Blake Beckerman on January 26, 2013
    Ever since Mike D’Antoni and his system has taken over, Pau Gasol‘s numbers have dropped dramatically. In fact his points per game, rebounds, and field goal percentage have all suffered a decline this season.  The average fan would point to the system but a basketball player would point to Pau. As a ball player you must understand that coaches don’t […]