Originally Posted by BallsOut
Lowry and Martin are proven players. White is a proven college player, but shows good upside. Gasol is a proven player, but he's pretty much worn out his welcome on this team, plus his pick n roll defense is very suspect. White is a great all around player. The knock against him is that he's afraid of getting on the planes tho.
Trade addresses Laker's 3 weaknesses: starting caliber PG that can guard Westbrook/Cp3, bench scoring contribution with a guy that can spell Kobe for 18-20 minutes a night, and a young PF with upside that can defend pick n rolls. It's a no brainer for me.
Proven college player like Christian Laetner? Like Adam Morrison, Like........fill in the blanks. Kobe's last solid years cannot be wasted in hopes a guy can learn to become a solid pro, Scola would be better for the team than White, we can get guys like White after Kobe retires and we rebuild.
College stars, Summer league stars, Euro league stars doesn't mean they can play in the NBA......if you need a backup/bench guy you can gamble on a rookie, if you need a starter.....get an NBA starter.