Monday, June 18, 2007

Kobe Kobe Kobe

A story today points out how Kobe has been blogging that he wants to be traded. What's with this constant back and forth? I've already talked about how I think this could ruin his legacy, so instead I'm going to talk about my dream trade. Yes, Kobe to the Bulls. In my defense, this was mentioned as a moderately high possibility in a few previous articles.

So. Kobe goes to the Bulls and the Bulls send the Lakers Ben Gordon, Chris Duhon, Victor Khryapa, and their first round pick. Lets talk about the plausibility first. Frankly, it doesn't seem like the Lakers have a lot of options. Kobe can opt out after this year, so at most they get one year of unhappy Kobe and media debacle. When they dished Shaq they dished him because he was aging and they wanted value before he completely deteriorated. Kobe is similar in that the Lakers need to grab value where they can here. Getting a potential mega star like Ben Gordon and they also get two pretty complete guards as well as some potential in Victor and a decent seventh overall pick in a pretty good draft. That would let the lakers continue to reload and they could pair Gordon and Duhon who already know each other, and then they put the guards with a pretty strong big (literally) three of Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, and Luke Walton that can continue to grow together. The Bulls on the other hand get an allstar, a scorer in the vein of Jordan to take their franchise to the next level in the anything goes, star driven east. They would be able to keep two of their big three - Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich and get value out of the other one of the three. They keep the budding star in Deng and keep the stronger defender of their guards and they still keep their sixth and seventh men in Tyrus Thomas and Thabo Sefelosha and keep a starting lineup of Ben Wallace, Andres Noicioni, Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich, and Kobe Bryant. Seems like it could be good for both of them.

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