lakerfan2 wrote:Ariza - was replaced by a motivated Metta, who proved key several times in the 2010 playoffs and defending Paul Pierce, who Ariza struggled with.
Sasha - never got back to his "Machine" like shooting once he was resigned.
Shannon - explosive and athletic, but was ended up shooting himself in the foot trying to do his best Kobe impression.
Farmar - was a great backup, not a starter. he provided the energy, aggressiveness and shooting the bench required. he just left for a starting job, blake was available (EVERYONE wanted him, except me).
i never wanted blake, we was obviously not the answer, we dont need a traditional point guard at all, the only reason farmar fit was because he shot alot and liked to shoot so he was looking for his shot. a good shooting PG that can play off the ball.
we need a shooting PG to along with kobe, especially with kobe, if not that PG better be a great shooter, so nash is a good fit. sessions along kobe was not.
chris duhon is a good fit (remember years ago when he was on the knicks a lot people were pushing for him?), i was really pushing for mo williams, he played really good off the ball with lebron with his spot up shooting,
chauncey billups is a good fit just for the fact that he can shoot lights out.\
blake was a horrible fit and i never wanted him on our lakers team, hes doesn't have a true stroke, and he needs the ball to be effective. playing off the ball with kobe waiting on the 3pt line and passing up wide open 3's is just horrible.