Chicano wrote:^ You honestly believe he'll ever be the same?
I know I don't. I think EVEN IF fully healthy, he just won't be the same solid/quality player he once was in this league anymore. The athleticism that shined so brightly for him in several aspects of his game once such as shotblocking, finishing at the rim aggresive/explosive with powerful/athletic finishes, outjumping, outworking, and sometimes outhustling his man for rebounds, loose balls, tip ins, etc... all that imo.. just won't be the same EVER anymore for him.
It does suck very much to say the least and I personally feel bad for him and our Lakers for the loss we had to endure with his unfortunate luck. I personally enjoyed watching him very much in his best days, but they seem to be long gone now fully healthy or not, unfortunately, in my eyes at least.
Muscle memory is a wonderful thing. If healthy, I think Chris just needs to work on his conditioning, which I am sure he's been doing, and he'll be back to borderline starter material and giving you 12 / 7 / 2 every night. I think he can do it.