I agree real, but I think our biggest need(s) will be SF/C, not PG. We don't need a star PG and Marshall/Farmar rotation can take you far if the other pieces are good. I would not complain about drafting Exum, Smart etc., but there are other pressing needs. And in this league, you need a good SF+PF to truly compete, and a solid defensive center who is not a liability on the offensive end is a plus. If we could draft a quality SF or C and pair them with Love, then our PGs will do just fine.
If we look at some of the top teams in the NBA, we can see the pattern -
OKC: Durant, Ibaka (since Westbrook is hurt)
MIA: Bron, Bosh
IND: George, West/Hibbert
(Houston's main guy is Harden (a SG), Portland's LMA (a PF), Clippers' Griffin (a PF) etc. Of course that having a star center and point guard helps, but it's probably not a must. The only top team where the main guy is a 1 is the Spurs, but Parker/Duncan/Ginobili trio is still closer in production then the main guys on most other teams. Besides, they have Pop.)
That's probably not the only way to success, but it's a good one. Of course, one could do it with a star SG instead of SF (while having a 2nd tier two-way guy at the 3, such as Granger/Deng), but Kobe, for all his greatness, is not what he used to be returning from the injury. Besides, while he's an integral piece to the team next season, we're not building around him anymore and he knows it. So, we get the best 4 in the league, draft 3/5, then sign a FA 5/3, depending on who we draft. And suddenly, if the chemistry is good, you have a contender with some explosive young guys off the bench. And none of that, except Love, costs much money; Marshall being the prime example, which leads me back to the topic. Lock this guy now.
"It's not realistic to get younger and better when you only have the veteran's minimum to offer free agents."