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D'Antoni: 'I don't feel great about what we're doing'

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07:26 AM ET 11.29 | Mike D'Antoni may not be in the driver's seat for coach of the year -- that's where Frank Vogel, Terry Stotts and even Gregg Popovich come in -- but the Lakers are 8-8 without Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash playing only six games. D'Antoni has managed to mix in minutes for almost everybody heading into Friday's game at Detroit. "He's playing 10 guys," [Jodie Meeks] said. "I'm sure that's hard to manage but I think he's doing a great job keeping everybody satisfied but at the same time hungry." That will change when Bryant comes back from his torn Achilles' tendon. ... For now, though, everybody's pleased. Except D'Antoni. "I feel we're OK, but I want this group to do something special," he said. "That's our goal. That's why I don't feel great about what we're doing, because we're not special yet. But I think we can get there."

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November 29, 2013  07:48 AM ET

"D'Antoni: 'I don't feel great about what we're doing"...

Then... Do something!

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November 29, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Funny. A little sad, but... funny!

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November 29, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Better To Tank, Bro.

November 29, 2013  10:03 AM ET

Can you believe this injury riddled roster is out performing the Knicks???? I can't LOL!!!! Maybe they should've worked their but off to keep him in the Big Apple. They would actually be in the playoff hunt now.

November 29, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Come on mods get a life!!! Where in this article does D'Antoni say 'I don't feel great about what we're doing'???
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D'Antoni said ""I feel we're OK, but I want this group to do something special," he said. "That's our goal. That's why I don't feel great about what we're doing, because we're not special yet. But I think we can get there. I know it might be whistling in the dark, but I really feel it from these guys."

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November 29, 2013  10:37 AM ET

All the "balanced minutes" and scoring is outta the window once the black mamba suits up !!!

November 29, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Come on mods get a life!!! Where in this article does D'Antoni say 'I don't feel great about what we're doing'??? .D'Antoni said ""I feel we're OK, but I want this group to do something special," he said. "That's our goal. That's why I don't feel great about what we're doing, because we're not special yet. But I think we can get there. I know it might be whistling in the dark, but I really feel it from these guys."

Correction: Actually I meant to say why didn't the Mods post the "entire" statement by D'Antoni, instead of taking a sentence out of the middle of his statement. I guess maybe I'm a little too sensitive this morning. :-)

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November 29, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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All the "balanced minutes" and scoring is outta the window once the black mamba suits up !!!

No question, that when Kobe comes back and he is able to play 20/30 minutes a game, then the other players minutes will diminish. That's what happens when a good players comes off of the injury list.

November 29, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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Read your comment again,OT. smh

LOL, comment #13. I'm a little senitive this morning.

November 29, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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"D'Antoni: 'I don't feel great about what we're doing"... Then... Do something!

There isnt much you can do when you are a in a hostage situation.

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November 29, 2013  10:57 AM ET

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November 29, 2013  11:02 AM ET

Things can get worse, just wait until Kobe comes back and highjack the team to get his stats.

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