Value = Production + Stability.
I honestly don't care if we trade him or not before he decides to abandon ship to Brooklyn like he really wanted.
I'm sorry but from what I've seen from D12 this season I see little value in what he brings to the table for the Lakers.
People keep praising the guy and patting him on the back likes hes done a good job this year. Basically kissing his butt in efforts to create stability and build future value. But I believe its a false sense of security. This season he's been a waste of the majority of his $19, 536,360 salary.
Hes averaging 16.5 points and 11 rebounds.....Lamar Odom gave the Lakers close to that while coming off the bench.
It seems when hes not in the game were in rhythm and playing well. Then he comes in and the game plan changes in efforts to force the ball to him in the post. And that would be great if he delivered on a consistent basis. But teams just foul him, send him to the line and we end up wasting a possession. And this season the Lakers don't have possessions they can afford to waste anymore.
He bricks FT's, kills the rally, and then he smiles and plays it off as if it was some fluke situation and he'll get it next time.
And I'm not some strange guy who takes issue with the guy personally. His strengths are rebounding and defense. But when hes in the line up teams are + in both against us? I'm not a coach, so I don't pretend to understand exactly why. It may have been the sucky game plan that for months we all had to witness, which of course didn't help anyone on our team. And I know the dude isnt 100% healthy. So that may limit some of his performance. But if hes playing in the game, should it eliminate his efforts? Because it has from what I've seen.
I've given the guy the benefit of the doubt. Now were playing a game plan that should 100% utilize his strengths. A game plan where KB24 and Nash are feeding him the ball. Its put up or STFU time. No more drama. No more excuses. Its time for Dwight to show value through his production. Then at least we have a legit reason to gamble on his stability with the franchise.
To begin kill the Drew comparisons. Theres no going back. Only forward.
Everyone ^ either tried to make a pun at what I said or was just completely in opposition to any points I had.
Other than salary, production and stability to the Lakers efforts I'm not comparing D12 to Lamar. But after those simple things wtf is left? D12 could be the new god of basketball but if he doesnt commit then LO had more value to our franchise by helping us win 2 Chips. But if you want to compare skill and wages, Shaq made 20 mill when we won 3 straight Chips with him. But again, thats backward.
Those are just a few salary to performance based examples. So please don't skew my actual point.
Someone answer my question with reason and evidence of how/why D12 has been of any value this season?
Everyone can say maybe this, or maybe that, or in the future, or because of potential....blah blah.
KB doesn't have time to hear IF. Only HOW and NOW and there is no real answer because D12's entire career is just one huge variable after another. Thats just my opinion based on what I see. Sorry.
Edited by LakersGAFan, February 05, 2013 - 11:53 AM.