I agree. That seems optimal. Except that Wes ends up playing the 4 again.... but someone has to play slightly out of position in the end. If Young can't get it going, Wes can step in and play some SF instead. It's a nice option to have. Basically: If Young doesn't work -- Wes plays some 3. Or if Young gets hot, and Wes seems out of it at the 4 -- Shawne can get minutes at the 4 instead. We're 11 deep, might as well use those guys. One of them has to have a good game on any given night.
However, if you make Kobe a full time 2 again, Meeks might lose his confidence playing very limited minutes as his backup;
Young might end up starting at the 3, and we probably don't want to see him playing with Kobe too much (I don't think I should explain why
finally, Henry's minutes might be cut significantly -- or he ends up backing up Young which makes Wes a full-time 4.
That seems too much to overcome. Instead, we do what Battle and me are suggesting, and no one suffers, except maybe Wes here and there. You maximize Meeks, Young and Henry instead, and I doubt Kobe cares much whether he starts at the 2 or the 3. Finally, knowing MDA, he's not opposed to seeing Kobe taking care of the SF position. What can I say... I am a proponent of the Kobe = SF option right now.
In any case, Nash is the odd man out at this point in his career. That much is obvious.