• A source who has spoken with Los Angeles Lakers G.M. Mitch Kupchak and Pacers G.M. Larry Bird says that the conversations about a Jermaine O'Neal-for-Andrew Bynum-and-Lamar Odom trade have accelerated in recent days, undoubtedly a reaction to Kobe Bryant's four-day tirade.
"I wouldn't be surprised if this got done by the draft," the source said.
Some Insider stuff, talks about O'Neal plus a Kwame for Camby rumor..
Jun 1 - The Lakers already have been trying to appease Kobe Bryant, who has four years and $88.59 million left on his contract.
According to sources close to the team, the Lakers called Denver to see about the availability of center Marcus Camby, the defensive player of the year who will make $9 million next season and has three years and $26.65 million left on his contract.
Sources also said Indiana called the Lakers to gauge their interest in former All-Star forward Jermaine O'Neal, who will make $19 million next season and still has three years and $64.1 million left on his deal.
Neither deal is imminent, sources said. -- Riverside Press-Enterprise
So is having both Oneal and Camby in a Laker uniform feasible?
The only player not named Kobe that i really cared about is Walton and Turiaf. Those two are good role players. I don't see why we didn't employ Ronny more often during the season instead of using the other two softies. Atleast he played like he wanted to be there.
Winning the Leastern Conference is completely different than winning it all.
On the same note, this only proves my point. James plays more of the point forward position ala Scotty Pippen. Larry Hughes is their disposable shooting guard. LeBron is a distributor where Bryant is a chucker. Two different animals.
Plus, the Lakers would be a far better team if they had Ilgauskas instead of Brown or Bynum.
"Not to continue ****ing holes..."? You haven't even come close to one decent example. though I implore you to keep trying!
Bryant 22 shots/game (1st in NBA), 1st in scoring, 5.4 assists/gameOriginally Posted by bland
James 20 shots/game (6th in NBA), 4th in scoring, 6.0 assists/game
They are both swingmen. So... not so much.
Seriously, enough with your pretentious sidestepping nonsense. None of your dancing around counterexamples proves any of your points.Originally Posted by bland
If you want to say "no shooting guard who wears 24 on a team wearing purple and gold who shoots 22+ times a game will win a title", be my guest. Otherwise, your originally broadly-scoped theory has been destroyed multiple times.