rumor: Lakers to offer bynum and odom to raptors for bosh and jack
sorry no source, but saw it on another site and the source was posted there. Laker are apparently gonna offer the raptors Andrew BYnum and Lamar Odom for CHrish Bosh and Jarrett Jack on July 1st. What do you htink?
helllll no.... did someone make that up from another site. that trade makes no sense. if it was just bynum then that makes more sense but both for bosh and jack. makes zero sense esspecially after we just one the title.. you dont try to fix something thats not broken. you mak elil changes here and there but nothing that big. if im toronto i jump on that though
the source is The NBA Scoop via twitter
im not sure how i feel about it. I think Bynum will get only better and odom is under valued off the bench. GIving up both? WOw, that's risky. I do like jack as a starting pg though.
This is what I was talking about
The Lakers are laying in wait and are letting this July 1st talk do it's damage then- They will make a nice move.
I'd rather get rid of Calderon than Jack and the Raptors will also try to get Ebanks, but this trade is pretty good. However I'd rather have Chris go to a team where we can get some young players, but it's Chris' choice, not ours. Not a huge Bynum fan cause of the injuries and Lamar will play SF since we have Ed Davis.
neither side wins on this one. Bynum and odom wouldnt make for a good number 1 player in Toronto. In LA, Bosh would take Kobe's possessions too much and Gasol can't play center. Who would be their backup big man too? Mbenga? Mufasa? Also, Odom is a spark plug for LA when he's reboundin well.
Gasol can't play center? I disagree with that.
I'm not sure about the trade though.
im not sure where you are getting gasol cant play center from. you must have forgot last year gasol played center in out run to the title. played most of it this year as well so thats far from correct....i looked this trade up and i dont see where any of the sites are getting the source from someone in the lakers front office. still says it makes no sense since we just won back to back titles
Love it for the Raps. If they could get Collison for expirings(reggie/banks) to start Jose is a good back up to play against non starting Pg's. Could be an improved squad. Bynum is a risk but Id like to see what he can do with an increased role on a team and he is young.
Steal for the Raps
I don't think the Lakers need Bosh. He and Gasol are similar players, except Gasol is better.
The Lakers need a young point guard, backup speed/athleticism on the wing (which they could have in Ebanks) and a backup big.
raptors benefit immensley from that trade
they get much more value...although bosh is a star that really takes away from the lakers depth
Why would they trade 2/3 of their frontcourt rotation for a another all star PF and a PG who doesnt fit their system I think the Lakers should try this to add depth to their roster
S&T Vujacic, Brown and Powell to Golden State for Monta Ellis and Ronnie Turiaf.
Golden State gets a shooter athletic 2 and a 4 that knocks down mid range shots and get rid of Ellis' contract
Lakers get a point who can start or come off the bench as a spark and an inside defender who knows the system
G- Fisher or Ellis
Howard would EAT Gasol ALIVE at Center.
Who's the spark off the bench? Jack? Ha!
For a second I thought this was dnyces post but I'm glad it's not. As a matter of fact he was rumoring something similar to this a couple months ago. I think Toronto would do it although bynums injury proneness has to be a concern but he and Ed Davis could be a formidable front line. I don't know if LA has the advantages that they have had because bosh isn't the rebounder bynum is but obviously the lakers would be star studded and favorites as well. Jarrett Jack could be a good acquisition as well esp if fisher leaves. But without odom off the bench, Shannon brown and Jordan farmar unlikely to return where is the depth? Just something to think about
my memory isnt what it used to be... didnt the lakers play the magic in last years finals?..did howard dominate gasol and shut gasol down in that series@Tongue-Out-Like-23
Tongue-out, thats my point. The lakers wont win a title with Gasol at Center, on their playoff run they didn't play a legit center(Kristic, Lopez, Okur?) And Perk would've beat gasol alive it bynum hadn't taken the minutes. Actually, don't u remember the complaing about howard not getting the ball enough that series? if he had, gasol would've been mowed over.
if if if... gasol seemd to have did pretty well at center last year for the title run and perkins only missed TWO GAMES. its not even a arguement if gasol can play center because he already showed he can. you can say if howard got the ball or if this and that. you forget they had to check gasol as well and gasol did just fine. howard not touching the ball has nothing to do with gasol scoring on howard over and over again. isnt howard the best defense of centerin the game?..isnt perkins one of them as well?..gasol scored on both of them with out awhole lot of problems.
oh my god if im the raptors i take that in a second. but why would the lakers do that?? it wouldnt benefit them at all even if they have bosh. they lose their 6th man and it makes their bench primarily innefective. IM ALL FOR IT THOUGH AS A SUNS FAN!
Gasol is able to play center yes but with bynum in he's a better defensive presence, not to mention the lakers would lean on him to block shots way more often which leaves him suceptible to getting into foul trouble. Also without bynum and odom where is the superior length advantage? Honestly it's no longer there.
i agree gasol is at his best at the pf. but lets not act like he doesnt still kill while playing center. howard doesnt dominate unless some one drive sin and dish off to him. he's not dominating by just dumping the ball in and letting him use his post moves. even if they feed him ovber and over the lakers still would beat him so thats not even a issue. howard isnt shaq so im not worried about him dominating gasol. with that said i hope the lakers dont make that trade
toronto has no leverage, if bosh wants to go to LA then the lakers can give up either bynum or odom but not both. i saw this article on a bulls site. its just a made up scenario by a beat writer. this trade makes no sense for LA since they would be getting smaller. plus bynum gets injured because he guards the stronger post players if gasol or bosh guarded centers theyd be injured all the time too.
i wouldnt mind trading odom and walton for bosh then trading bynum and vujacic for okafor and paul(see how i snuck in a trade idea). i dont see any major changes to the lakers roster other than a bach up ahooting guard and a big body. maybe a bell,steve blake or kurt thomas type of signings but not much else. LA is on a tight budget.
Toronto would be a much better team if this were to happen. Then next if they moved Turkoglus contract and signed Randy Foye and another backup PG fell into thier laps. They would have to free up some money by trading expiring contracts Banks and Evans.
The Lakers are getting old and by making this deal get some youth and the Future players in the Lakers Dynasty going forward because lets face it, Kobe wont be around forever!
PG-Calderon,Foye, Backup PG,
the lakers already made their changes...added devin ebanks....they just won a championship why fix anything?
DNyce is somewhere smiling
Dumb for Raps ... Bynum career is or could be about over ... he cant stay healthy let alone play a full season .. the guy played in the playoffs on half a knee ... what makes anyone think hell just magically heal and become a full season player ..
A S&T like this just seems redunkuless ...well unless Jerry west goes to Raps then it makes perfect sense ..
A little less than two weeks ago the Los Angeles Lakers found themselves in a triumphant Game 7 NBA Finals victory to seize its franchise's 16th title. While the team rejoiced and celebrated in deservingly fashion, it seems as if the front office headed by Mitch Kupchak and Jerry Buss are addressing the few issues within the Lakers roster.
With the probable loss of key reserves such as Jordan Farmar and Shannon Brown, the Lakers are looking to add depth and much needed playmaking behind heralded veteran Derek Fisher. With this issue arising, the Lakers reached out to it's 2007 draftee Javaris Crittenton.
Crittenton, whom seemed to be an NBA journeyman, was involved in the Wizards gun scandal and lose his graces with the franchise. He didn't get his option picked up by the team and let go into free agency. The 22 year old point guard was a Kobe favorite during his short tenure before being traded by the Lakers to acquire Pau Gasol. Many felt that letting the young guard with loads of potential was hard for the Lakers, but like a full circle, Crittenton returns to his original home where he will be in the triangle like most of his playing career in high school. His great size, speed, court vision, and athleticism wil prove to be an asset to the Lakers next year. Throw in Vujacic fully healthy, Luke doing the intangibles, and Powell stepping in when needed and the Lakers have yet another decent bench (ODOM TOO!).
In this year's draft, LA made some key picks in Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter. These are two first round talents who luckily fell to the champions. Ebanks is a Trevor Ariza clone who can spell both Kobe and Artest on the defensive and offensive end. Caracter is a versatile PF that adds depth to an already stacked Laker frontline.
With all that said, there is still rumor swirling about an alleged Tracy McGrady acquisition, the former all-star who is definitely a shell of his former self is interested in the champs. There has to be something left in his tank, and with the help of the champions, I think they can make use of whatever is there.
Even a successful season hasn't made the champs complacent. With both Bynum and Kobe taking this summer to get healthy and rehabilitate, the future looks familiar for the Lakers.They are making minor moves that can shape up the team for next season. Slowly, but surely, the Lakers are having yet another stellar off-season.
The Lakers have won back to back championships! Why make this trade?
I rather the Lakers try to get CP3 and Okafor. They can trade Odom,Bynum, and Sasha to the Hornets . This will all depend on rather Phil is coming back or not. If Phil comes back would expect the Bosh trade to take place. If Phil retires I see the CP3 trade happening.
Gasol(Gasol is a better center than Bynum)
I think the Lakers should consider trading Bynum and Odom for Bosh and Jack, if indeed this is true. Bynum is only 23 years old and his body is already breaking down from all his injuries. Hes limited to 25-30 minutes and can't be relied on to play atleast 75% of the season.
That would mean khloe kardashian would move to toronto. Thats a no-no.