The Lakers made a huge move with the trade for Dwight Howard. However, unless they move the focus of the offense off Kobe Bryant they still won’t catch SA or OKC.
Here is a look at Kobe’s advanced stats over his career. The highlighted areas show the fade. Cringe/Grin is the use of an individual possession shooting and FTA. Locke Offensive rating weights efficiency and ability to get a shot off. Finally pts per possessions show efficiency and league average is .91 last year and usually around .94