Weezy wrote:75% is a number Dwight himself threw out there, not sure I even believe him. Also, Durant is good next to Westbrook? Be serious, he's good period, that's a bad comparison. And ok we'll go with that, what's Dwight's excuse for not looking good next to Kobe, who is better than Westbrook? Dwight's not alike, Kobe IS elite, and Dwight looks bad with him. In fact Dwight has never played with an elite guy next to him, and if this is the best example of that it's a a disaster, Kobe is an all time great, you can't really ask for a more elite guy next to him. That's not even mentioning Nash, one of the best passers of all time, you can't play your best next to those 2, I don't want you as my guy going forward. Apparently Dwight can only do well surrounded by shooters and a PG to spoon feed him.
on paper, kobe is the ideal running mate for dwight. i think there are lots of reasons why things haven't worked out to this point; dwight's health and his inability to deal with it gracefully have certainly been part of it. but having a coach who doesn't truly want to work with him and one of the key cogs on the team being a pretty poor fit next to him hasn't helped.
dwight has disappointed me in many ways, but if the lakers want to remain viable, he's their only path, imo. for better or worse.