kobegotskillz wrote:PLEASE try to remember something: Jerry West made some bad moves himself.
- Traded Van Exel for Battie and then gave Battie to Boston for big white guy who sucked (forgot his name). Battie would be good in LA right now (as would Van Exel)
- Traded Elden Campbell and Eddie Jones for Rice (think they wouldn't have helped this year?)
Yes, I know West is the best GM in history, but no one is perfect and I'm sure he was just as frustrated with Buss as Mitch is. GM doesn't have option of telling world how cheap his boss is.
Yea we got Travis Knight (the big white guy) who warmed the bench pretty good!
But along with Rice we got Reid, who a pretty decent jump shooter. But we had to get rid of EJ and Nick the Quick becuz we were gonna make Kobe the man next to Shaq. West had faith in Kobe, and we knew what he had in Kobe. That's why we had to get rid of them. Sure they'd be good with the Lakers, but Kobe prolly wouldn't have developed if West wouldn't have done this too....