BadCoaching wrote:Rather beat Lebron then have him join L.A.
Steroid filled bricker with the green light to forearm shiv everyone out of the way? No thank you.
I would also rather beat him than have him join us, but the odds of doing that seem to be pretty low.. Durant, Westbrook, & Harden couldn't do it.. A Pacers team seemingly constructed perfectly to beat the Heat couldn't do it.. The Spurs couldn't do it despite Manu being the only important player that didn't show up.. What combination of players are we going to get that will allow us to beat Lebron to win championships before Kobe retires? If we didn't have to wait until atleast 2015 for a shot at Durant, I could see it.. We might be able to get Melo but if Lebron & Kyrie stay put, who else is out there that we can possibly get that makes us better than all of those teams that failed to beat Lebron & get a championship? I'm not saying it's impossible to beat him, & Kobe is obviously the guy most up to the job.. But it's going to take much more than just Kobe. Durant is the only guy I'd take over Lebron right now & that simply isn't possible.. We should have asked Dwight if he wanted a S&T to go play with Westbrook instead of letting him walk to play with goatboy.
I'm sure I'll get crucified for this but the best case scenario big 3 for us next summer is Lebron, Kobe, Melo.. I know everyone will say Kyrie is a younger, Lebron & Melo play the same position, etc etc.. But Kyrie's injury problems really worry me.. I take Melo with a very low chance of serious injury vs. rolling the dice. Also, Kobe & Lebron will be handling the ball almost all of the time, a PG like Kyrie doesn't even make sense with those guys.. You ideally get a hustle player that hits spot up 3's & plays defense.. Atleast Melo & Lebron can get in the post some & be effective having the ball fed into them, makes them a bit less redundant than Kyrie would.
If you get Kobe, Lebron, Melo together, you won't have to worry about rebuilding for atleast 4-5 years, just surrounding them with the right role players, which won't be hard at all with that big 3.. I could see Dirk coming over for a huge paycut to get a guaranteed ring or 2.. Pau coming back cheap to be a part of history with Kobe. We'd get the cream of the crop ringchasers every season to the point where it wouldn't even be fair. We'd have to make some bigger tweaks in 3 years if Kobe retires then, but I think he'll play atleast 4 or 5 to pass MJ in rings & also pass Kareem. There's already plenty of other young star PG's out there & plenty more will come into the league in that window.. We can afford to wait it out for 1 that isn't injury prone..