Re: Where do the Lakers go from here?
The same place they should go whether or not Kobe ever got hurt.
Amnesty Kobe and rebuild around Howard. With only Howard and Nash on the cap in 2015 they should be able to get some serious remodeling.
Kobe is a cancer at this point and doesn't provide any utility at all. All he provides is high volume scoring and an extremely high usage rate. In short he is one of those guys who NEEDS the ball to do anything, but isn't nearly good enough to warrant having the ball all the time.
I wouldn't pay 5 million for him let alone the 30 the Lakers do. Give me Ray Allen over Kobe any day.