Originally Posted by Soccer10
Caron as a 2nd option to Kobe averaged 22 ppg in like 20 games or so.
Stop blaming Kobe. It's not his fault. It's Odom.
Gasol, JO or KG would do much better than Odom. What kind of a stupid question is that?
They all fit Kobe much better and they're all much better scorers than Odom and they bring things to the table that Odom doesn't and it's not just scoring. It's balance, defense, everything.
So now it's Kobe's fault, awesome.
who said it is Kobe's fault? It's not anybody's fault. Kobe is the #1 option and WILL BE no matter who comes in. KG for example has been the #1, #2, and #3 Option. How will he perform as the #2? you don't know. It's a risk management has to assess. As for Butler, he was useless. He stood around watching Kobe do his thing. Walton does a MUCH better job playing beside Kobe than Butler ever did. Why? Because Walton does more off the ball (and even with the ball).