Judging by how he played in the pre-season, the answer would have to be yes.
But obviously he's injured and we've all seen him play before so I don't regret this signing one bit, he will be there in the regular season. One think that I've been happy with is his defense, he's not a bad defender as people make him out to be, definitely plays decent to good team defense and he also hustles on both ends.
Come playoff time you guys will be all over him because that's where he will earn his dollars, it is exactly what we were lacking last year, a great outside shooter that can spread the floor and punish teams that double-team Kobe or Lamar. One thing to remember though, he's not going to shoot great in every game, he'll have those 2-10/3-13 games once in a while because he's a very streaky shooter, but when he's hot, he can hit that three with the best of them. No matter how good or bad he's shooting though, he will always keep his opponents honest, no one is going to let him shoot open 3s, Kobe's FG % should go up because of this I think because teams can't collapse on him everytime anymore.
Last edited by LakersDynasty : 10-25-2006 at 04:15 AM.