Any trades for Kobe would not involve Dirk.
The pieces around Dirk would be traded like Jason Terry,
Josh Howard, Dampier, and Stackhouse.
Also, the Lakers may want to move Kwame Brown's overpaid
Mark Cuban and Donny Nelson have the will and the skill
to make a deal happen. They would hold the upper hand
against the weak negotiating team of Jim Buss and
Mitch Kupchak. If a deal happens, the Mavs like the
Heat (in the Shaq deal) would get the better end of it guarenteed.