As it stands now, we have PG Nash, SG Kobe, SF Metta, PF Pau, and C Bynum. Regardless of whether we or not we land Dwight Howard - that is going to be one phenominal starting lineup. But will it remain in tact? What are we trying to accomplish by shopping Pau? Are we trying to save money or looking for a different dynamic to our team? Josh Smith would work nicely as well and he's younger than Gasol, but maybe Nash can make Pau more effective? But then again, Smith would work great with Nash too.
Does anyone know what we are trying to do $$ wise to help our team? As great as our starting 5 is, we desperately need some depth from the bench. Sessions and Jordan Hill would be outstanding in the role, but do we even have a shot at resigning them? Ramon would be such a great backup to Nash as we could keep Steve healthy by limiting his minutes and he could develop more with Nash's mentorship. If Sessions could work himself into a more assertive facilitator, then he has some good potential down the road. The Lakers could pave the way for remaining a contender in the post-Kobe era by having some young players like Ramon, Josh, Jordan, and Andrew.
Steve Nash is a great orchestrator of offense. Kobe is still the best closer in the league and best mid range jump shooter ever. Metta is such an outstanding defender with great awareness and quick hands, and he still can be a contributor on offense. The only question is who's going to be joining them? I know there seems like a lot of possibilities, but realistically some of my questions probably already have answers and I just don't know what they are. What are the % chance you think each player has of being on our team when the new season begins:
Pau = ?
Bynum/Howard = ?
Sessons = ?
Hill = ?
Metta = ?
Or any other players you think my join the Purple & Gold = ?