Originally Posted by AJ2k8
If everybody thinks he should retire then Steve Blake may aswell too. Derek played good D in the playoffs against CP3 and is still quite easily the best fit the lakers have or can get without giving up too much talent.
In future if they get a much better point guard then it would be understandable to shift him onto the bench but why would you switch the starter who's played god knows how many games along side kobe for someone who doesn't know the system as well and isn't all that much more talented than the current starter..
8.2 PPG 3.6 APG 2.7 RPP 43% FG this playoffs
and his defense is average at best at this point of his career
He brings leadership to the team but still
he should come of the bench next year, we need a PG a la Teague next year.
Someone who can drive and defend.