migya wrote:You've just got to look at what Arenas does to see how valuable he is. Jamison and Butler need a great player next to them to be effective
If you change coaches (I mean, Eddie Jordan on the Lakers and P-Jax on the Wiz), the Lakers don't even make the playoffs while Washington is a contender in the east. That's how important coaching is. My point is... even tho both are ball hogs, winning numbers don't mean much when you compare them.
Also, Butler is having his best season since coming to the league playing with Arenas. Guess when he had the worst?... Yep, playing with Kobe. Again, coaching matters, as that was the year Jackson wasn't coaching the Lakers.
I find much more impressive what Arenas is doing with an inept coach than Kobe's numbers in the Lakers scheme.