yardbarker

NCAA Wiretap Headlines

Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?

Moderators: Chuck Texas, moocow007, loserX, Trader_Joe, HartfordWhalers, jazzfan1971

Post#1 Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:06 pm by ILOVEIT

If Dwight, Gasol and Nash all have issues with trying to play with Kobe....anyone think the Lakers would trade Kobe to keep the rest happy. I'm not saying they all hate him....but he's the same guy that couldn't exist with another big ego in Shaq....and it's likely he's trying hard to keep his alpha dog status now...which is likely a problem with Dwight and others...

What could anyone give for Kobe at this stage in his career.
No Country for Old Men...Welcome to the new TRUE Triangle Offense - Curry Klay and Barnes.
ILOVEIT
Head Coach
User avatar
Posts: 6,523
And1: 287
Joined: May 28, 2004
Top

Post#2 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:20 pm by boogie-reke

Better question is :

Would Kobe ever allow the Lakers to trade him?
“Its my 2nd year of losing and Im not trying to get used to this.I didnt want to get use to it last year.I had enough of it. Its time to turn it around”
-DeMarcus Cousins

“Rookie or not- Im not letting anybody relax"
-Thomas Robinson
boogie-reke


Head Coach
User avatar
Posts: 6,771
And1: 202
Joined: Nov 4, 2010
Top

Post#3 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:36 pm by LA_Sports

Can't trade Kobe (no trade clause)... But if he asked then yeah they would. It would be tough finically though.
LA_Sports
Junior
Posts: 474
And1: 12
Joined: Dec 26, 2012
Top

Post#4 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:54 pm by RIPskaterdude

Some teams would have to trade half of their roster just to match his contract, so no, probably not.
RIPskaterdude
RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 68,900
And1: 17,841
Joined: Jul 10, 2003
Location: Beach
Top

Post#5 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:50 am by BizGilwalker

They should but they won't.
Takingbaconback wrote:Would anyone really be that surprised if Dieng was a better player than Wiggins in the next 5 years?
BizGilwalker


RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 21,422
And1: 1,987
Joined: Feb 5, 2012
Location: #biznation
Top

Post#6 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:05 am by AQuintus

Even if they wanted to, they couldn't. No trade clause + 30 million salary = no trade.
Image
AQuintus


General Manager
User avatar
Posts: 8,570
And1: 1,630
Joined: Jan 10, 2008
Location: But let me speak for the weak, I mean the rookies
Top

Post#7 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:16 am by RoyalWun

Kobe + E. Clark for J. Johnson + G. Wallace

Make it happen.
Portland:

D. Lillard | S. Blake
W. Matthews | W. Barton | C. McCollum | A. Crabbe
N. Batum | D. Wright | V. Claver
L. Aldridge | T. Robinson
R. Lopez | C. Kaman | J. Freeland | M. Leonard
RoyalWun



Assistant Coach
User avatar
Posts: 4,289
And1: 194
Joined: Jul 4, 2009
Location: NY, New York
Top

Post#8 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 3:41 am by LA_Sports

AQuintus wrote:Even if they wanted to, they couldn't. No trade clause + 30 million salary = no trade.

Bingo... We have a winner! :D
LA_Sports
Junior
Posts: 474
And1: 12
Joined: Dec 26, 2012
Top

Post#9 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 4:36 am by Young_Star11

Would rather see him retire a Laker, so I hope not.
Young_Star11


Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar
Posts: 19,669
And1: 301
Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Location: RealGM
Top

Post#10 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 7:18 am by warren weel im

They shouldn't and they wouldn't and he wouldn't allow it and neiter will I. Deal with it.
Image
warren weel im
Analyst
User avatar
Posts: 3,383
And1: 18
Joined: May 11, 2007
Top

Post#11 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:07 am by old rem

xx_skaterdude_xx wrote:Some teams would have to trade half of their roster just to match his contract, so no, probably not.


With Kobe's age and him having one more year..and a massive $30 mill balloon payment....and the " no-trade" there's a very limited market out there. Seems to me the Nets MIGHT be an option,for JJ and filler. JJ has a contract that's less next year...but then becomes the league's biggest for 2 yr,after Kobe expires. Nets would need to include at least $4 mill in salary filler. For Nets...while JJ is younger now,those last couple years on his deal look brutal. I'm not thinking Kobe nessicerily works out well jumping to another team with basically a year to blend in,but his main role is volume scorer and he's replacing a wing who was a scorer...so...maybe.

Why does Kobe agree to re-locate? Good question.
CENSORED... No comment.
old rem
RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 45,508
And1: 306
Joined: Jun 13, 2005
Location: Witness Protection
Top

Post#12 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 6:04 pm by shagadelic45

if la continues as is, around .500 and let;s say out of the 8th seed in the west......does anyone think kobe would ask or agree to a trade to a contender?
shagadelic45
Head Coach
Posts: 7,291
And1: 3
Joined: Nov 19, 2001
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Top

Post#13 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 7:36 pm by Kupchak9

If by some circumstance that he wanted a trade and the Lakers are willing to move him, I can see Colangelo being all over the Lakers front office. He's desperate for a star and probably would be willing to give up anything on the roster to get Kobe.

LA out: Kobe Pau
LA in: Lowry Gay Derozan Bargs

Lakers would pretty much be having their rebuild early. in 2 years they'd start a lineup of Lowry/Derozan/Gay/Bargs/Howard


MEM out: Gay
MEM in: Ross Calderon

TOR out: Derozan Lowry Ross Calderon Bargs
TOR in: Kobe Pau

Again never going to happen, but it probably would take a return like that for anything to happen.
Image

Mars_Blackmon wrote:Lakers could destroy the Heat
Kupchak9
Analyst
Posts: 3,176
And1: 617
Joined: Jan 21, 2012
Top

Post#14 Re: Would Lakers ever trade Kobe?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 8:00 pm by shagadelic45

kobe would only go to a contender.....toronto isn't now and definitely not, after that trade
shagadelic45
Head Coach
Posts: 7,291
And1: 3
Joined: Nov 19, 2001
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Top


Return to Trades and Transactions


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: enzino, Hoops Addict, LobCityRondo2KG, Nightperzon, PMOTT3, tski1972