The NBA’s back the NBA’s back repeat multiple times with a random beat playing in your head. With that said the rumor mill is cooking harder than Walter white in his … lab. Last summer was “the decision” this winter it’s who will the Lakers trade for.
I’m a Lakers fan but I’m also a realist. Most fans can be delusional and believe there team can obtain anybody that it wants. If you know sports (except baseball) the stars have to align right to get non free agent players.
To obtain both the Lakers would have to make Orlando give them Howard for Bynum straight up, both players are in their last year of their contract, so would Bynum even sign an extension with the Magic? If Mitch can sell Otis on Bynum’s knees then he will never ever be without a sales job the rest of his life. The Lakers don’t have high draft picks to offer or a lot of young upstart talent so without either it will be hard to make this dream rumor come true.
The other great player the rumor mill keeps saying the Lakers are going to get is Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets. If they already have Howard any of these two players could be gone Bynum, Odom or Gasol. Honestly these are the only trade chips the Lakers have. Don’t get me wrong all 3 players are good but they are not enough to get the deal done by themselves.
Overall who wouldn’t want to play with Kobe right? Even though he is getting up there in age right? I’m here to say the Lakers have a good shot acquire one of the tow players they would like but they won’t be able to get both not through trade that’s for sure. A few other teams like the Clippers, T-Wolves and Warriors have a richer pool of young talent and picks to spare. So all fellow Laker fans come back down to reality with me and don’t believe the hype because we will have to live with Paul or Howard not Paul and Howard.