1)You are right Mutumbo didn't want the ball he knew his limitations and his strengths like I pointed out earlier in my choice of who to choose. Dwight wants the ball because he thinks he is an offensive player which he isn't. In fact he is horrid at it. So yes, he will produce more but that isn't really saying its better. Could Mutumbo put up similar offensive numbers if he was more aggressive? I think so.
2) I agree. The only reason I even consider Mutumbo is that Dwight doesn't have the heart to be great. He has the physical gifts but not the desire/skills.
3) The rebounding thing has always been a tricky subject. Andrew Bynum got killed from time to time because of his rebounding totals but I always said that is not exactly fair because of aggressive rebounders like LO and Pau (back then) plus Kobe. Those guys stole all sorts of rebounds. I have been before and still believe now that Dwights rebounding numbers is often more of a result of the team around him. He doesn't play with guys who are rebounders or bang in the paint players. His whole team in Orl was outside shooters and average defenders. He picked up tons of boards cause he was the only one. In LA his numbers were ok, in my opinion, nothing magical. We blamed it on injury (which is authentic). I honestly don't think he will keep the consistency of that either when its all said and done. His effort is tied to his offense and we know how that goes. Got no heart!
3) Dwight at his best was an easy pick over Mutumbo but the Dwight of now..... Give me Mutombo. Thats why I said in the earlier post that Dwight has "fallen" down to this discussion again IMHO.
4) of course.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.