D’Antoni Admits Struggling with Rotations
Other than (Steve) Blake, the (Los Angeles Lakers) players are healthy and (Lakers coach Mike) D’Antoni is now charged with finding a way to get the most out of his lineup.
“The hardest problem is figuring out who can play — who I’m comfortable with, who I’m not,” said D’Antoni. “I’ve kind of gone through the gamut. I’ve tried everything and usually you do that in September, October and half of November, even December, to try to get it straight. I haven’t got it straight yet. We’re going to keep trying combinations to see if there’s something we can stick with.”
“The biggest challenge is finding eight to nine to 10 guys that I can make them comfortable in their roles and then I’m comfortable with what they give us and they get a consistency,” D’Antoni said. “I’ve struggled with that, not knowing different guys and maybe having somebody playing real well for a couple, then not, and then jerking them out. I’ve got to settle in on a rotation, I’m still hunting and pecking.”