Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever
In all honesty it shouldn't be a big deal for a player of Kobe's stature to be the primary ballhandler initiating the offense. He's playing with 2 HOF big men and has Artest and Jamison for support.
May not be a title winner but there's no reason that that shouldn't be a very good team.
Kobe's too old to be the teams main scorer, playmaker, AND ball handler. He did that last season and it doesn't turn out too good. It's the reason why they needed someone of Nash's stature to take the playmaking/ball handling responsibilities away from Kobe. So when Nash returns, Kobe can stick to what he does best...score. And having Nash out there instead of Duhon/Morris will be big for spacing and help Dwight, Kobe, and others have more room to operate.