Here we go again.
1. He's a 3? Fine then, get me a 2 without trading him.
2. He's a good defender? Umm ya...which is why the Lakers keep sucking on defense and have been ever since they got him. Not saying it's all his fault but he makes no impact whatsoever no matter how much you want to believe it. Now put JO there and dayum...the Lakers turn into one of the best defensive teams in the league. Like the Suns said, he's a very average defender. I love how dude gets praised for things just to get praised.
You like him, I get it...
But be real. Why keep him? That tweener status will always hurt him defensively, especially at PF. If you can't see that then...
s for his offense...sure blame him...or blame Kobe. Whoever you want.
But it isn't working.
And one has to go. Which one? Thought so.
You guys have fallen in love with him and want him to stay so badly that you make statements like "Jermaine would marginally improve the Lakers".
Total BS. And comparing their stats lmFao.
Like Dunleavy said, a guy like Brand is a much better complement for Kobe.
Odom may be nice (although I don't think he really is) but not at his price. Just not.
The Lakers can't afford to get that #2 and still keep Odom.
How do you do that? Your salary becomes a mess, worse than the Knicks a few years ago. It can't happen.
Odom must be gone. Period.
I personally feel he fits the Shareef Abdur Rahim mold but I won't take it too far as of this moment but think about it, dude needs the ball in his hands too much, he's a perimeter PF, due to his game style, he will have problems adjusting to most players....
The only good thing is that he's unselfish and can pass good. That makes him look better but I really want him to get exposed somewhere.
But okay, that's taking it too far. You don't have to respond to that part.