FabFourLakers wrote:It's weird because Dantoni said Nash "could" be back by Tuesday, but Nash is making it seem like he's nowhere close to being back....I hope that Nash pulls a "kevin love" on all of us and comes back on tuesday and plays out of his mind. Ugh, just get through this month at 9-7 or 8-8 and I'll be content given the start that we've had and the amount of injuries. Not having our starting PG AND our back up PG should affect us...and it has.
despite all the negatives to this season thus far: Brown firing, injury to Nash, Phil Jax saga, Dwight/Pau not working all that well together, couple dud games by Dwight, no consistent bench play... I do think that in some way Nash being out right now is going to help in the long runs.
Now that MDA is here, Meeks and Jamison are both looking like we can expect 25-30ppg from them. Metta is playing GREAT. Morris and Duhon have built some trade value, and Kobe/Dwight have begun to fiigure out their 2 man game.
Once Nash comes back, it's instant chemistry. It may take a few games for Kobe to fall into his role as off the ball, but when it does, it'll be magical.
Nash will have Kobe and Dwight both scoring over 25 a game (easily) Pau will probably be more of a Lamar Odom type role where he can just play an all around game but do so effectively, and then Meeks and Jamison can carry the bench.
As Dwight goes, this team will go. If he can get us big numbers but do it off of steve's playmaking with ease, then it'll free up Kobe. Once Kobe is freed up, it'll e damn near impossible to stop.
As you guys have said, Nash is the difference between this team and last year. Dwight is no doubt an upgrade over Bynum, but Nash is what is going to turn Dwight into a monster. Which'll leave Kobe to be a quiet killer.