Originally Posted by DKLaker
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.
Scola's pick n roll defense is at best, just as worst as Gasol's. I don't see how that addresses that weakness. Plus, Scola is on books for 3 more seasons. That's longer than the Lakers would want to keep him if he doesn't work out. White would be on a rookie contract so he doesn't restrict the Lakers from making more moves.