Originally Posted by Jacks3
They'd still be contenders without Nash. We're still talking a top 3 player in the league+ the best SG+ a top 5 PF and solid role-players in Hill/Jamison/Artest/Meeks.
Kobe/Pau/Dwight are still going to be creating a ton of open looks for everybody, and Dwight alone guarantees them a great defense.
i think Artest is pretty much nothing right now