Besides Kobe, i haven't seen any Lakers do stuff like this for a long time.
We haven't had a second guy that could create his own shot and score 30 on a given night aside from Kobe in a long time. Actually I think the only people aside from Kobe in maybe the last 6 or 7 years that could get their own shot in an iso is probably Metta and Nash. That's it! None like Young though, I think this is the first time Kobe's actually had a guy on the same team with him capable of scoring at a high rate from an iso.
Nick Young is inconsistent but he's a legit second weapon on the court with Kobe and unlike Meeks can get his own shot and score off broken plays. KOBE has needed that for a long time. So even though some of the crazy stuff Nick attempts make me hit the desk in anger and shake my head, I understand that if Nick does well Kobe's minutes go down, and we have a legit second scorer on this team not named Kobe Bryant that could get his own shot.
So for all intents and purposes I want this to be Nick's greatest year in his career
Takes time away from Kobe but also takes some weight off his shoulders if he plays his role right and learns.
He's like a Shannon Brown 2.0.
I like him, and would be really excited if we were competing for something, but this season is gonna be dreadful...
you know quite honestly..
Let's say we pick up Odom and CDR alright?
If we LOOK at this roster under Phil, we WOULD be talking about a championship this year.
Think about it.
We'd have the core group of Pau, Kobe, Odom
We'd replace Fisher with Nash
Blake chicken pox free.
Shannon with Young
Ron or Ariza with CDR
Powell with Hill
6th Man Odom for Happy to be home Odom
Mbenga for Kaman
Under Phil Jackson if we look at this roster we WOULD be talking about a potential late playoff to championship run and possibly being "one piece away" from being a serious threat .
Edited by Majesty, July 12, 2013 - 04:07 AM.