Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham doesn’t have it easy right now.
He has been tasked with turning around the fate of the troubled team and make them playoff contenders again.
So far, things aren’t going so well for the first-year coach.
The team is now 0-2 after failing to overtake the Clippers on Thursday night.
This is the exact sort of start that LA fans were fearing and it is making them nervous, if not downright terrified.
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The team had a ton of trouble during the game, including with their fouls.
It got so bad, in fact, that Ham gave them a simple instruction during one timeout.
His coaching board read “Contest w/o fouling” and that said it all.
The team was having problems with fouls, with shots, with speed, and with communication on Thursday.
Failing To Not Foul
The Lakers were fouling a lot against the Clippers.
In the third quarter, they fouled their opponents 9 times, which shows a lack of control.
Aside from that, the Lakers were actually doing pretty well with their defense.
It was one of the highlights of their game – one of the few.
However, they were being far too careless with their fouls and that was giving up easy points to the Clippers.
They ended up losing by just six points so the free throws they gave up definitely made a difference.
Ham still has a lot of work to do with his new team, including stopping them from making so many silly shots that don’t come close to landing.
This problem has become very obvious during the first two games.
Ham has a laundry list of things to improve in the weeks and months ahead.