Why the Magic do it:
1. Bynum is a young center you has finally managed to stay healthy.
2. Gasol is a versatile, quality bigman.
3. NBA analysts have been adamant that the Lakers advantage has been their twin towers, with the current 3 point shooting team the Magic have, the bigs would complement the outside game.
Why the Lakers do it:
1. We need a centerpiece bigman who is athletic and will play defense night in night out. The athleticism of Dwight makes defending P&R attacks less troublesome for the Lakers. Not to mention, Dwight plays out of the double team better than Bynum.
2. Getting a knockdown 3pt shooter in Ryan anderson would stretch the floor, finally opening up the post game.
3. Some might say that we would miss the post game of the Bynum and Gasol but Dwight would pick up the post possessions of Bynum AND at the stage of Kobe's career, and his play this season, we has been doing a lot of damage at the high post, elbows and baseline. IMHO, no need to have Gasol cloging up the works.
4. Ryan Anderson would also give Kobe a legit pick and pop guy with 3 point range.
5. Ryan Anderson has also shown that he can rebound the basketball.
C Dwight Howard
PF Ryan Anderson
SF Metta World Peace
SG Kobe Bryant
PG Steve Blake
6 Ramon Sessions
7 Jordan Hill
8 Devin Ebanks
9 Josh McRoberts
10 Andrew Goudelock
11 Darius Morris
12 Christian Eyenga
- The starting line-up would have proper spacing. Dwight and Kobe at the post, Ryan Anderson, Metta and Blake spoting up for 3s.
- Ramon who has been a back-up for most of his career with success, can work to organize the second team.
- The bench is still qustionable offensively so hopefully we can get 1 more scorer (why not bring Shannon Brown back?)
Edited by mik_ron_rob, May 21, 2012 - 09:30 PM.