lakerfan2 wrote:It all depends on the offense we're running. Generally speaking, a "normal" coach with Kobe would go through Kobe and not make him a catch and shoot guy in the offense. Kobe creates whether it's his own to players who want to play.
A good PG would be nice, but not necessary with Kobe. Farmar is good because he shoots a good clip from three, but has the ability to finish as well.
What a team with Kobe on it needs is another scorer he can trust. He had that in 2008-2010. Until Pau decided he didn't want to play anymore we saw 2007 Kobe again in 2013, but that didn't fair well with his age. We need someone to share the scoring load. Someone who he can defer to when needed.
Not saying having a good PG is bad, just saying another scorer would be better.
But I think we need to look past Kobe. Kobe has two more seasons. We are not competing for a title next season (unless LBJ inexplicably comes to LA). So the earliest we could compete for a title is 2015 in the last year of Kobe's contract (and likely his career). We need to look at players that will compliment, for the sake of argument, Wiggins and Love, or J. Parker and Love. I don't think we should pass on solidifying our pg position because of the fear of how it will mesh with Kobe.
Kobe has potentially a one year window to do it in 2015...and even then it's an EXTREME long shot that would require us getting some sort of asset for Pau that turned into a contributor, our high pick panning out and being a star in his second year, the signing of a good FA on a reasonable deal (ie Stephenson or Lowry), and then snagging Love in 2015. We'd be spinning a lot of plates to give Kobe one final shot. We can't be stupid enough to continue to try to build solely around Kobe's strengths.