Talent wise, it seems that Sota & Toronto's packages are better, but, do they fit with what the Lakers have already? Also, do they fit D'Antoni's system?
Toronto's package in that sense does fit the system, but, Calderon would be redundant behind Nash & Blake, so it just leaves them with Bargani...
Why is this a problem?
Apparently D'Antoni wants a 7 footer who can step out and shoot threes while having a 'passible' post game and getting the occsional rebound - a Rashard Lewis type.
Bargani is exactly that type of player.
Nash is currently injured and is about 400 years old. Blake is absolute garbage - he's so bad that even on our roster he wouldn't break the PG rotation...and we only have one PG!
If the Lakers get Calderon they get a guy who is more or less a clone of Nash. Excellent playmaker, outstanding outside shooter. When Nash steps out Calderon could come in and take over seamlessly. Then Blake either gets cut, traded or benched. Having a backup as good as Calderon would allow the Lakers to keep Nash's minutes down around 24 per game so they can keep him fresh for the playoffs, and Calderon can then still get a solie 24 - 30 minutes a night (he's big enough to spend some time at SG too).
Now look at the trade we would supposedly offer them. Courtney Lee is mediocre - he defends ok when he feels like it, he's shot horribly all season and he doesn't offer much else outside of defense and shooting. He might fit "OK" for the lakers, but certainly not a game changer.
Bass is a big who has no inside game, rebounds at a mediocre rate and no three point range. Hell if I needed my big man to take a three I would trust Gasol (or even KG) over Bass any day of the week. Bass makes zero sense for LA based on how he played last season, let alone his dissapointing play so far this season.
Green would be much better suited to what the Lakers want at PF (an athletic big who can stretch the floor) and he'd probably work well at PF with Dwight behind him...but then Dwight is horribly foul prone, and Green could not play spot minutes at center the way Gasol or Bargani could.
As a SF Green's defense varies from very good (as he played against Durant in the last OKC game) to horrendous (as he's played during most other occasions). Which version you get seems to depend on who he plays against - when he plays with emotion he plays great, but most of the time it's like he's just going through the motions.
I just don