You might disagree with Steph A Smith, but he's speaking facts here. D'antoni can't win championships, you need some actual defense. Has he really never had a top 20 defensive team in his whole coaching career? Never liked him as a coach, I really don't think having Nash and Howard, and shunning Kobe and Gasol - making them 3rd or 4th options- will work out. But we'll see.
Edit: Yes, I do think D'antoni would do that to Kobe and Gasol, just because I have lack of faith in his knowledge to the game. He better not treat Kobe the way he treated Melo. Better let Kobe get into ISOs/post-ups, or you gunna be the next one to get the stare (And rightfully so).