Just became a FA. I'd love to have him on the Lakers. Not my first wish but I think he could be had for Odom straight up.
Unfortunetely, he doesn't solve some of our problems like Artest or JO would but he's definitely an upgrade over Odom as he'd fit very nicely with Kobe and would be that consistent 2nd option that we need. A step in the right direction is what I'd call it.
As I said, not my first choice but I think this Kwame surgery had messed up our chances for JO or Artest since I don't want to part ways with Odom AND Bynum unless it's KG and that's not happening.
So Shard, how about him? For Odom?
It wouldn't fix all the holes, he wouldn't have as much impact as Artest or Jermaine but he can be had for Odom and he's definitely an upgrade.
He's that second scorer.
But then again, what about defense? We'd still need to upgrade a lot defensively but Rashard would make us better and we'd have a legitimate 2nd option on our team.
BTW, Rashard said Kobe's God's gift to basketball so I suppose by that statement that he'd be interested in playing for the Lakers. Howeevr, as I said...we'd still need to make moves and make this team solid defensively.
Rashard isn't much better than Odom but he'd be a much better fit for this team, I hope you can all see and acknowledge that as well.