Originally Posted by shoelyesses
If you look at bball and just the history in general...when has there ever been a ball dominating perimeter player and a ball dominating center to workout win. Granted it worked with kobe and shaq...but kobe was know where near the ball dominating focal point of the offense he was once shaq left the lakers.
I mean think about it...Jordan a ball dominating perimeter player never had a big man who needed the ball and control of the offense like a shaq/d12 does... Does Miami have that? Um no. Did dallas have that? Um no. The Celtics when they won....The lakers when they won? All NOOOOO!!!!!.
I said this before the season in the lakers thread when they had the poll on how many games the lakers would win, would they win the chip...when folks was saying they could be the next kobe/shaq. Kobe didn't control the offense or dominate ball control with shaq there, like he does now. And when he started to do so.....with shaq there you saw they lost.
If they are to win be successful with kobe still, they need good perimeter players... A big man like a noah/chandler type player and a fairly decent/steady pg.
Its not even a knock to kobe as a player, cause the same applies to a LeBron/Rose/KD etc... that if they had a big man like a d12 they would either have to dial their games back, or d12 would and just become a typical scrappy/workhorse type of center, like a noah/asik/ben wallace in his day,
no matter where he goes dwight will never be the man on a team. his game is not suited for that
harden is the man on that rockets team.
25 ppg and young. make no mistake.
i do not get some people who think dwight is all of a sudden going to average near 30 a game. when has he done that? not in orlando with a bunch of trash.
thats not his game. its a shame a big man like him only gets a bit over an assist a game for his career
you can blame kobe, blame antoni, blame the pressure, but seriously dwight is dwight.
dwight would have been great on the lakers because we would have had another max player to put next to him and a really good player to go along. he wa never going to be that franchise player regardless of what mitch kupchak or any person on the lakers organization fed his ego at the time
he averaged what 17 ppg last year with the lakers playing less minutes than the previous 2 years and getting worse at the free throw line by about 10 percent.
if he was healthy and made his free throws he would have gotten his averages or better
nobody hindered his game
lakers would have been better off had he re signed with them but what can you do? cannot force someone to stay if he doesnt want to