The LO for Nash argument is too simplistic. Take a look at all those picks we traded. They matter. We traded away a pick w/Odom. And we traded away Four picks for Nash.
Odom would've been off our books before now. We wouldn't be paying him $9 million a year to limp around like Nash. Instead, we are paying a broken down Nash $9 million, and we lost 5 picks in the process. Even swap? You have to be joking.
We got an injured Dwight. It jacked with us last year. His poor play, due largely to his health, was damaging to team chemistry and helped grease his exit. A heatlhy Dwight last year could've turned into 55-60 wins, and a shot at the title. He probably doesn't walk away after that. Lakers misplayed that one. Some of this was unforeseeable, but they took a gamble and lost. It happens. While Bynum was destined to be traded, we lost TWO picks in that deal, too.
So, we traded away 7 draft picks in our quest to acquire Dwight and Steve. While these were reasonable deals at the time, they have back-fired. Dwight is gone, and we have nothing in return. Nash is giving us very little, andt the FO is praying that he will retire at year-end.
Seven picks. Gone. 2-3 record. Kobe is injured.
The Lakers came out of the lock-out with a great plan. Trade for Paul and Dwight, and build from there. Instead, one veto, and 7 jettisoned draft picks. The Lakers have an injured Bryant, a worn-out Gasol, a breaking down Nash, a bunch of scrubs, and a can of Pringles.
Regardless of how we got here, this is where we are. We still have a first rounder this year. Let's hope it's a good one and we use it wisely.
Lets skip CP3.
We were stuck with Lamar and turned him to Nash. Both breaking down in different ways. Which was worse?
We have a bunch of first rounders right now. Cheap at that.
Kobe just got old
Why do u want Dwight moving forward. Houston brought up his questionable health.
Kobe had his turn. Like Magic, Bird, Dincan, Shaq, and MJ.
Now it's LeBron.
That's who u blame.