There is no angling going on to keep that pick, they are just BAD.
Kobe has scored 50 points on an inefficient 17-42 through the first two games...but that doesn't seem bad when you consider the rest of the starters combined have scored just 63 points on 21-57 shooting.
You know your team is in absolute ruins and dismay when fans are anxiously counting down the days until Nick Young can return.
I guess that's what happens when a team flushes away their money on a guy that's on the decline, rather than use it productively to actually build a good team.
*high five* times 10. Kobe is the rise & fall of the Lakers.
It's The House that Kobe built. I tell my players to watch the Lakers this year as a lesson in what NOT to do. Poor shot selection, little passing, horrible body language, and that defense, oh that "defense".