With Dwight out, we will have a chance to see what our problem as a team comes from.
Looking at statistics, Dwight looks very bad.
Looking at his per 48 minutes statistics based on him being on/off the court:
Dwight makes us a worse offensive team. We score 109.7 points per 48 with him on the court. 114.9 with him off.
Defensively, he makes almost no difference. We allow 107.4 with him on the court and 107.2 with him off.
Net, we get -5.5 points per 48 minutes with him on the court.
Looking at other Laker starters, including Gasol, Dwight is the only one with such horrible stats. Every other Laker starter produces a positive effect while on the floor.
Even Gasol is better than him. Gasol nets +4.0 overall. We're about the same offensively with Gasol on the floor, but we allow less points when he's on.
We have been terrible lately, and at least this week or so without Dwight will give us some insight on how accurate these stats are. I wonder, if we got on a tear without Dwight, if the front office would be open to trading him.