Originally Posted by Chuck Thou NBA
Not going to happen and I highly doubt Kobe Bryant will get traded. It's not going to be fair for the Lakers unless they get a really good player. But this is what I think they should do, rebuild. Trade Kobe to where he wants to go and start all over but Ben Gordon and Kirk Hinrich might nit be better than they already are. But hey they are pretty good.
I don't see Kobe getting traded until 2008 or 2009 either but he should be traded now. Buss started up all of this crap. Many Laker fans even want to start over now. If Hinrich is untouchabl I'll try to come up with a different deal. You need a 3rd team if Hinrich is untouchable. The Bulls also have to be willing to give up Tyrus Thomas is they won't give up Deng and Hinrich.
Kobe Bryant, Jordan Farmar
Ben Gordon, Tyrus Thomas, Chris Duhon, Thabo Sefolosha, Joakim Noah, Adrian Griffin
Why the Lakers do it:
They finallly move on and really start building for the future. They have 2 players who have the talent to make the all star team now(Gordon and Odom) plus 3-4 players with all star potential. They get both backcourt and frontcourt help in this deal. Gordon gives them a gy who can take over in the 4th quarter and hit clutch shots while Duhon gives them a solid PG to come off the bench, Thomas, Thabo and Noah give them young players with potential who can all play defense. Yes the Lakers would be rebuilding but they could still win 40-42 games. They would also have enough depth to trade Kwame's expiring contract.
Why the Bulls do it:
Obviously they would jump at this. They get Kobe without giving up Hinrich and Deng. Sure they lose a little bit of depth but if you have a core of Kobe, Deng and Hinrich they could be championship contenders for years. They could sign C-Webb as a ring hungry veteran who is still a good low post scorer and passer.
Walton, Thomas, Vlad
Odom, Turiaf, Noah
PG- Hinrich, Farmar
SG- Kobe, Curry
SF- Deng, Nocioni
PF- Webber, Smith
C- Wallace, Gray