Originally Posted by bigboi_baller
Most Lakers fans would like to believe they do but in reality, the Lakers don't really have anyone who is very intriguing other than Bryant. And very few GMs are going to buy the hype of Bynum.
That leaves the Lakers with Odom, who is an overpaid tweener with a huge contract, and Brown, an inconsistent young big man who is also an expirer, to trade.
This guy gets it.
Realistically, the Lakers don't have much.
Odom, Bynum, Kwame, #19 pick, Turiaf, Farmar. In that order I'd say.
That's what happens when you have a talentophobia, draft bad, don't trade expiring contracts, make terrible signings etc.
They might've changed their tune but it might be too late. Most teams have better pieces than the Lakers.
Laker fans like to think their players are valuable but in all honesty only a few players have some value.
What makes Farmar more valuable than Marcus Williams and Kyle Lowry? Nothing, in fact on the contrary, both those guys have more value.
What makes Turiaf more valuable than Paul Milsap or Craig Smith? Again, absolutley nothing.
So, it's Odom, Bynum and Kwame really who can perhaps get us something better yet Lakers are treating those pieces as gold and don't want to risk or give "too much" in any trade.
Too bad. But we"ll see. It looks like they've somewhat changed their opinion but I get the feeling that those guys live in a completely different world as opposed to everyone else.