I know I'm just saying that with a gun to your head, last year you would have bet on Nash getting injured over Rose. It just seems more likely. However, it's not like Nash is the Lakers alpha or even the beta. He's like 4th most important player on that team.
You could certainly make a good case for 2 but I always thought their greatest asset was the twin towers. Players 2-4 on that squad are separated by next to nothing in terms of importance.
i can see that too i guess. I just think we know pau kobe bynum is a fail, where as nash kobe pau might actually still be a great big 3. Or nash kobe bynum. But nash gasol bynum or kobe gasol bynum.. eh. So nash being 2nd makes sense t me
How are Lakers so dependent on Nash and they haven't even played a single game yet? If Nash were to go down, Kobe basically would just be in control on the ball for the majority again, which should result in no less than a 3 seed once again, with a full training camp with Mike Brown.
I don't think Nash is the best, but he will be most important. He's gotta make sure Kobe gets his 25-30 points, while keeping the big men down low involved. All Nash has to do is facilitate and hit the occasional 3, which is what he does best.