May 31, 2007
Should Bobcats explore Kobe Bryant deal?
Stray thoughts from the pre-draft camp:
The Bobcats should explore any way to acquire Kobe Bryant. Since they’re one of the few NBA teams with massive room under the salary cap, they could offer the Lakers some attractive pieces and not also throw garbage the Lakers’ way to balance the deal under the cap. But even with that cap room, any offer that would turn the Lakers’ head would include the No. 8 pick and either Emeka Okafor or Gerald Wallace. (Wallace would have to be a sign-and-trade.)
By the way, Wallace’s agent, Rob Pelinka, also represents Bryant.
(Francine here--now who would seriously think that Kobe would consider, even for a split-second, coming to Charlotte? And would we even want an ego bigger than Mecklenburg county to come here and try to run the show???)