Perhaps a few games with Ebanks and Morris trying to "produce" for the team is what some 'fans' need to realize a few things.
And as far as people saying "getting mwp isnt something that should be on mitch's resume"
Without him we don't beat Boston and how soon people forget the injuries he dealt with.
How soon people also forget that injuries contributed to his poor play and how he's playing right now like he did to close out last year which is well and right on his career averages(better from the 3 actually)
He gives us 4 months of consistent solid play, has one bad month and people say he's garbage when in reality aside from Kobe and Nash he's been our most consistent and in our last 5 games he's been out of the slump people seem to want to hold against him.
But apparently 4 months of consistent good play < a month of a shooting slump.
Not only that but the fans will want you to play a guy that hasn't given us 4 games of good play let alone 4 months and act like they could make more of a difference.
But alright, throw Morris and Ebanks in to duplicate his production. You'll miss the 14 points on 48 percent shooting as he's been giving us lately in the last few games(many close ones).
Fyi as much as you hate him, he was part of the reason it got close and scored 10 in the 4th, something neither Morris or Ebanks would ever do nor be trusted with the shots, so more Kobe! Cause that fixes everything right? But let's act like his production means little, just like people arrogantly thought with Blake when they were so "sure" that Duhon and Morris could emulate his production and act like Ebanks and Morris can do the same.
Same lesson learned twice by the same fans needs to happen I guess.
When Ebanks on a good day gives you 7 points and can't stop anyone on defense without fouling them has no active hands and you get to watch Morris attempt to go 'kobe mode' himself while clanking more threes while neither of the two get you rebounds that Metta can and would nor steals and because of it watching Kobe have to play 45 minutes a game instead of 38 and you'll miss Metta soon enough
Majesty, your point that he is our best option is well taken, He will look good by comparison to the alternatives. The problem is that he's just not very good defensively any more, so his mediocre O production/ efficiency is harder to accept. So that's like when I have a hangnail and it hurts, I smack my toe and it hurts more, so my hangnail isnt so bad now?
And if we want to stroll down memory lane and talk about how great current (but no longer highly productive) players have been in the past, then we have to lighten up on Gasol as well.