Well, Kobe Bryant has (rather oddly, really – I get complaining about the management, but demanding a trade? Really, Kobe? Really?) demanded a trade from the LA Lakers, thereby possibly turning this NBA offseason COMPLETELY upside down.
So the question is – what NBA team has the best chance at getting him? And do the Knicks have a shot?
As is most common whenever a trade comes up nowadays, the Chicago Bulls are a name thrown into the mix, as few teams have as much tradeable assets as the Bulls do. Ben Gordon and the #9 pick could be the backbone of a pretty decent offer for Kobe, I would think.
Jon Abbey suggests Crawford, Richardson, Frye, Francis and the #23 pick plus agreeing to pick up the remnants of Radmanovic and Kwame Brown.
It’s a pretty fair offer, but the Lakers most likely will be trying, instead, for one big “name,” which is why I think a Gordon-centric trade is most likely (perhaps the Bulls would even part with Deng, although I doubt it).
So what do you folks think? Do you think Kobe will even end up being traded? And if so, which team do you feel has the best shot at him?