I find it funny anytime an NBA asks to be traded or theirs a free-agent roaming around, someone always brings up the Lakers as one of the possible destinations for a team. Nevertheless, let us know who would you give up to get AK47, is he worth trading for Lamar Odom? Sound-off in the comments!
True Hoop: Just about every max-player trade involves smaller parts being thrown in on both sides, and I see no reason why either team should add to this deal. No need for Sasha Vujacic to head to the Jazz, or for Utah to needlessly throw in a stud like Paul Millsap or Ronnie Brewer. In the Triangle, the holes in Luke Walton’s head can be filled with the bumps in Kirilenko’s; both can work at the apex, finding cutters and seeing the floor, and we know Tex Winter thinks the world of AK.
Problem is, Mitch Kupchak has never shown much interest in acquiring players fit for the offense that the Lakers have run since 1999. Odom can ably play small forward for the Jazz, and he shouldn’t have any problem with the usual silly Salt Lake City-stereotypes once he’s winning 60 games and on the road for half the year.