therealdeal wrote:The Lakers don't have the best bench in the league, but with the sheer force in their starting lineup they really don't need the league's best bench.
That's a solid bench. It has holes and there's places where they can improve, but it's definitely a good enough bench to compliment our starting lineup. I would love a vet PF/C, or even Sacre, so that we have the flexibility to slide Jamison up to SF on occasion.
This is not a bad bench at all. It's going to have enough offensive firepower to keep our starters off the floor for too long. The bench could use some tweaks, but it's definitely going to be solid enough.
While our bench isn't exactly loaded.. We have good versatility.. With Kobe in the game with him at times, & the passing level of our bigs, Meeks can play minutes at PG no problem.. If Kobe doesn't guard the opposing PG, Meeks isn't a bad defender.. The main problem will be fast guards beating him.. Which is of less concern to us than any other team with our paint protectors..
Jamison is another versatile player that could help us.. To get the most of our bench, we'll need to play Jordan Hill too.. Jamison has the ability to play SF for stretches.. That could be a huge saving grace for us if Ebanks doesn't take a step foward..
Then we have that factor I spoke of with Ebanks - potential.. Ebanks, Glock, Dojo or Morris finding their game this season would make us insanely deep.. But the important thing is the versatility of our lineup protects us if they don't..