nba2k14 wrote:lakersin4 wrote:Melo has good footwork both on defense & in the post, & is good at creating space for jumpers.. His game is going to age very well I think. The Pierce comparison isn't too far off, but I think Melo has more tools & natural size to help him transition into his 30's.
I heard of this talk from the Pau Gasol crowds and look what happen to the guy.
Yeah, look what happened to him.. He played #2 to Kobe for 3 finals appearances & got us 2 more rings.. That's EXACTLY what I want Melo to do.. I think Melo has a good 6-8 seasons left at a very high level, but that's irrelevant.. It seems like people are under the impression that any max free agent we bring in has to be the heir to the throne & carry the Lakers for a decade+ like Kobe has. Kobe is still here.. We don't need to replace him yet, be patient & wait for the right star.. As long as we don't go crazy overspending for role players, we'll be able to get the guy to take over when the time is right. In the meantime, put another great #2 next to him like Melo & watch us finally pass the C's up & Kobe retire with 7+ rings & possibly the all time scoring leader if he plays 4 more seasons like last season.