Originally Posted by picc84
It certainly did. Through the first 3 rounds Shannon was the best point guard on the court for the Lakers.
Yeah but do you think the Lakers would not have won that ring without Shannon? Shannon did play really well, but I do not believe that his impact was something that could not have been overcome if he wasn't here. I personally think the Lakers would have still ended up winning it all. Vlad's minutes were pretty much given to Trevor before he was traded so Vlad probably wouldn't have played much to begin with.