I've been critical of Dwight this season. Some here on LN would even consider me his biggest critic. And I don't buy into the plethora of excuses his fan boys use to justify his play vs his potential level. That being said I do concur and understand:
a) the dude is coming off back surgery.
b) Our 5 starters have only played 4 games with each other this season.
c) We switched from Coach Booboo to Doodoo.
d) Ownership and executive personnel changes affect everyone in a company culture from the bottom up.
I'm ok with waiting till next season to judge his performance output. After all the above reasons are nothing he can control regarding this season. including the back surgery which we knew he was getting when we traded for him. So all the cards were on the table.
However the one thing HE CAN CONTROL is re-sighing with the Lakers. His future commitment alone will answer 99.9% of my questions and re-assure me that D12's a ridah for the purp n gold.
If he doesn't resign with LA then EVERYONE must agree he played us. And that's that. We move on from there.
But if he does resign, and hes willing to give us 100% that's all I as a fan can ask. So I will support him in his efforts and hope he continues to grow and improve. His eagerness to work with Dream this off season impresses me. I just hope it benefits us and not some other team.
In that regard I believe the 2nd half of the season has shown him some long term reasons to want to stay. Maybe we as the fan base (myself very much included) should do a better job understanding the debacle we all found ourselves in this season and hope Dwight can return to form and help us through it.