Chris Bosh has told Raptors about his five places he’d like to go; Lakers being one of them.

ESPN: The list of five teams — Toronto plus the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and New York Knicks, sources said — were given to Toronto management in case the Raptors want to construct a sign-and-trade deal (assuming he doesn’t re-sign with Toronto).

  • the squeal

    bynum for bosh sounds tempting. but 7 footers are hard to come by

    • WINLESS

      Not only 7 footers but ‘true centers’…albeit Drew is injury prone, I still wouldn’t trade him. We’ve been successful thus far because of our length and size. Bosh is a very nice player but two PF’s are not as good as a ‘true PF’ in Pau and a ‘true center’ in Drew. Gasol flourishes in his natural position. Chemistry is just as important in a team other than just a talented team.

      • Drake Ramoray

        Who gives a F@ck about true centers! As I recall Olajuwon, Robinson, Mutombo, and Ewing are all retired, and Shaq’s a year too late from retirement. The league is different now. Hard fouls are now flagrant 2 and suspensions where as before is was just go to the line for 2. Nobody fights anymore like how the Knicks, Bulls, Pistons, and Heat did. Anyways, centers are a dying breed. You can take a 6’10 guy and plug him in the middle and call him a center like Dwight Howard and Alonzo Mourning and they’ll do just fine.

        • WINLESS

          Exactly my point Drake. Having a ‘true center’ becomes an advantage along with a highly skilled PF. Look at all the teams that are having a difficult time with our Lakers. They can’t match the length and the height of the team. Even Steve Nash said so the other day, “I don’t think we’re gonna get any taller in the next few games”. If Drew can only stay healthy, this team is geared up to win several championships in the future.

          • Drake Ramoray

            You said it right there “If only Drew can stay healthy”! The league use to be dominated by centers when every team had a legit 7 footer to plug in the middle. That is no longer the case. The Suns wouldn’t be able to beat the Lakers even if we didn’t have Bynum because overall, the Lakers are more talented and more skilled. Odom isn’t a true 7 footer but the guy sure plays like a big and he rebounds better than Bynum does. Bosh isn’t a 6’2 140 pound scrub. He’s a legit 6’10 240 pound all star big man with a very high basketball IQ,

  • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

    If Bynum can stay healthy..he’s an elite center..but..that’s the problem..this dude got macaroni legs.

  • lakeb

    I MUST SAY, i was surprised when i read this, because i was very confident bosh would be going to new jersey. but i would love for him to be a laker

    • Drake Ramoray

      Shut Up! I remember you!

      • LEADERFISH

        That is no way to speak to a lady.

  • 242LakerFan

    I keep going back and forth on this one, because while the Bryant/Gasol/Bosh combo would be formidable, that leaves us thin at centre, without a real “twin tower” tandem option and less intimidating in the paint.
    However, every time Bynum comes up hobbling, it starts looking more and more tempting. If I could just get some sort of fortune teller reading on Drew’s legs for the next five years…
    Really, it all hinges on that, because if we do this and Bynum stays healthy, it’s a net loss.
    Then againn, we could always slip the guys in Toronto whatever we gave the Memphis crew and get Bosh for, say, Sasha, Luke and Ammo.
    What? It could happen.

    • lakerman34

      Although it is true that Bynum is more of a “true center,” which is a rare commodity nowadays in the league, he is NOT as good defensively as Chris Bosh is, so twin tower effect, imo, is even better than before.

      • LEADERFISH

        Watch the two games when we played Toronto. Bosh can’t play D and Bynum was rejecting his shot.

    • Drake Ramoray

      Twin Tower Shwin Shower! Shut up with that already. Bynum never finishes the game regardless who the Lakers are playing and the only time Bynum and Gasol are really on the court together are at the start of every game until about the 6 minute mark when Odom subs in and the start of the 3rd quarter up until again the 6 minute mark when Odom subs in. We’ve been to the Finals two years in a row going on three and Bynum really had nothing to do with any of that except play sporadic minutes and never finishing games!

      • B Holland

        That was then this is now. Bynum will help the lakers much more than Bosh in the future. Bosh is no center.

  • lakers0828

    NOT GOING TO HAPPEN KEEP DREAMING BYNUM HATERS !!

  • http://watdadickens.wordpress.com/ BJ (Yes That BJ)

    HELL YES!

  • cqc_NastyN8

    i cant stand bynum. hes lazy. hes injury prone. the dude is getting payed more then what hes worth. i would take bosh any day

  • Drake Ramoray

    Bosh’s decision hinges on where Lebron will sign. That statement is not true. Lebron ain’t coming to the Lakers and that’s where Bosh would want to go. I’m sorry but I said this back in February when Peter Vescey wrote his article on Bosh for Bynum and many peeps were bashing it. Bynum will never be where he wants to be in the NBA playing for the Lakers while Kobe is still here. You gotta let the kid go and see if he can blossom as the focal point of some other teams offense. To say Bosh wouldn’t be good for the Lakers is like saying peanut butter and jelly don’t go together. Bynum is a solid player but great, we’ll never know, because he’s always injured and Kobe and Gasol come before anyone else on this team. Chicago, MIami, New York don’t have anything Toronto wants and thats a big to clog the middle and be a force so they can move Bargnani to PF. Maybe Bynum can help Bargnani to become a player Toronto hoped he would be when they drafted him. The only bad thing about Bosh is his nasty azz dread locks. Other than that, the guys a stud and will only compliment the Lakers front court. The only thing the Lakers can hope for is maybe throwing Walton into the deal along with Vujacic for Bosh and Calderons big contract. I would be very surprised if Bosh didn’t end up with the Lakers this offseason and Phil said it when this kid came into the league that he likes him alot. If it takes resigning his BFF Josh Powell aka Kobe’s azz kisser for one more year to seal the deal, I’m all for it. Lakers in 6 against the Celtics in the Finals. Lets win the championship on the home floor this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • laker fan

      i rather win it in Boston… in front of their fans :)

    • LEADERFISH

      Pau is the peanut butter. Kobe is the jelly. Bynum is milk. Bosh is orange juice. Now go get your vodka and you will be happy.

  • Marwan Deletes My Comments

    PJ finishes games with Bynum on the bench. Enough said about the “true Center” this and that.
    .
    Getting Bosh for Bynum would be the most amazing thing that would happen for Laker fans since Gasol/Brown. (Well, except for a Boston beat down in the Finals).

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      Really now? So by your logic, I guess we’ll stick with Jordan Farmar and Shannon Brown instead of Kobe and Fisher right? C’mon, it depends on the situation. Of course my scenario is either we got the game in hand or we’ve conceded a loss and there’s no need for Kobe and Fish to be in any longer.

      PJ often times have Pau in and Bynum out during the end of the game because Pau moves better from 18 feet and in, he helps space the floor out better, he’s a better passer, also they can run the pick and roll with Pau and not with Bynum.

      Then there’s another factoid, Bynum is often not in mid season form during those times because he’s been hurt or just coming back from injuries.

      You gotta understand that Bynum still has yet to play a FULL season, so his conditioning is still not up to par with what Pau’s or other “centers” or power forwards are.

      So what you’ve stated says NOTHING about whether or not Bynum should be traded for Bosh! NOTHING! You’ve made an observation on what PJ often likes to do during the end of the game, yet you misunderstood his intentions.

      I think that MARWAN SHOULD MOST DEFINITELY DELETE THIS POST OF YOURS! Hahahaha!

      GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Marwan Deletes My Comments

        When the game gets tight and the money is on the line, PJ rolls with:
        Fisher
        Bryant
        Artest
        Odom
        Gasol
        That’s the line-up PJ closed games with. Your boy Bynum is sitting on the bench.
        .
        Enough making excuses for AB. It is what it is. I said it at the trade deadline and I’ll say it again, Bynum is injury proned. If Mitch can get a proven 20-10 front court player for AB, it would be his best move of the summer.
        .
        You said it yourself (hopefully NOT while you were touching yourself), that AB has yet to play a full season in the NBA. What more proof do you need? He has a hefty contract that’s going to be sitting on the bench for the next five years. Mitch should get this done and thank the basketball gods afterwards…

        • LEADERFISH

          Bosh wouldn’t be a 20/10 player on the lakers. There is only one basketball and kobe eats first and Pau eats second. Bosh’s bowl of food will be just crumbs.

          • Brenbags

            Yes, but he will have a championship ring to eat his crumbs with.

        • TOUCHING_MYSELF

          I think that you need to start to delete your own comments. I never made excuses for him. I’ve been realistic about who and what he is.

          Bynum, when healthy, is a beast.; there’s not a center out there that can match him. Bosh is not exactly the poster boy of injury free centers. Dwight can out muscle him, but he can’t stop Bynum because of his footwork and his soft touches with his jump shots and lil hooks! He will eat up any center out there!

          And I’ve already laid out why I thought that Phil leaves Pau out there instead of Bynum, for his versatility. And bringing in Ru Paul doesn’t guarantee anything except that there’s another mouth to feed!

          With Bynum, you don’t have to worry about his touches as much, he gets a lot of clean ups, but that’s not Bosh. He will demand the ball just like Pau has been. If the Lakers get rid of Bynum, it needs to be for a nice point guard and a serviceable big man that plays solid D, not a prima donna cross dresser!

          Also, Bynum is not the twig that Bosh is and that’s what makes it a match up nightmare to play against the Lakers. He can’t just be pushed out of the middle.

          And again, your comments to me says NOTHING as to why Bosh needs to be brought in! NOTHING!!!! You have your excuse to get rid of Bynum, but NOTHING to bring in Bosh!

          If you wanted to get rid of Bynum because of he’s injury prone then just say so, I’d buy that, but don’t try to say that Bosh is gonna be the one to fill that void… that ain’t gonna happen! He’s 6’10” and never played a full season in the NBA himself!

          And as far as touching myself… that goes without saying, that’s all the time. Why do you think i have that name? Ha!

          Seriously, you need to start deleting your own comments! You’re not addressing anything that I’ve said. You’re like a politician, can’t get you to answer a question directly.

          GO LAKERS!!!!!!!

  • jonb

    If we can win another championship without much help from Bynum, AGAIN, then mitch should really consider. When has bynum been a big factor in winning a championship? The guys always hurt and while we would lose length, we’d gain a proven all star. Should be interesting what happens this offseason, maybe the raptors could even include calderon in the deal….

    • Drake Ramoray

      WOW do I hear an echo in here!

      • jonb

        i didnt read ur comments. didnt mean to repeat ur statement. Though ive thought of the pg thing since the last time it came up, we’d kill 2 birds in one stone, especially since chi. seems so adamant to keep hinrich.

        • Drake Ramoray

          I agree and we’d rid ourselves of Luke Walton if Toronto would take him.

          • BUMKNEE

            DUDE LUKE IS GOOD (GREAT AT PASSING) HE JUST GETS NO PLAYING TIME.

    • KW

      Bosh may be a proven all-star, but come playoff time he’s been softer than ‘Pooh’ Gasol. If he were to become more of a presence on the defensive end, I might make the trade. The Lakers don’t need TWO Gasol’s.

  • TheLAKERSwon09

    Could there be anyway we could get bosh and still keep bynum?

    • Drake Ramoray

      Yeah if we trade Gasol. LOL

  • lakers0828

    ALLL YALL KEEP HATEN ON BYNUM CAUSE IN THE END YOU ALL BE ROOTIN FOR BYNUM

  • Mr. Tae

    Bosh for Bynum. Do it Mitch!

  • Ruin818

    Do you want a healthy All-Star who plays and is getting better… or do you want a Potential All-Star who has yet to play a full season and whos only contribution to this team was getting injured which gave us the nudge to trade for Pau????

    • Drake Ramoray

      I’ll take whats behind door #1.

  • inverse

    The only way i would do this is if we can somehow incorporate calderon in the deal. Something along the lines of Bynum/walton or whoever toronto wants between walton and vujacic, for bosh/calderon. The money probably doesnt workout but if it does and toronto is willing to do it, then i think the lakers should pull the trigger. Calderon is a great three point shooter who can run a ball club and get everyone involved, and fits perfectly in the triangle. It doesnt hurt that him and pau have tremendous chemistry from playing with each other on their spanish national team, so im sure pau will be all for it. Starting lineup would be:
    Pg: Calderon/Fisher
    Sg: Bryant/Brown
    Sf: Artest/vujacic
    Pf: Bosh/Odom
    C: Gasol/ Odom
    Thats a powerful lineup that can dominate with finesse and low key power. The only thing i would want to look for the lakers to do if this happens is go out and look for a veteran big guy like mcdyse or however u spell his name to come off the bench and solidify the big mans role since we are losing a lot if we trade bynum, since i believe bynum will be a really great player in this league, and probably will be better than dwight howard since howard has no offensive game. Kobes not getting any younger though, thats why this has to happen

    • Drake Ramoray

      WOW another echo in here!

      • inverse

        Its the TRUF!!!!!
        alright cool

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    i love bynum… but i think i’m more in love with the Potential of Bynum… guys its time to realize that if drew was going to stay healthy and be a beast he would be doing it already… i mean i always said no to this trade but seeing him hobble around the court just makes me want a player who would at least be l00%… now if we can get an allstar… then we HAVE to do it… we just have to..

    • LEADERFISH

      How bout Jason Kidd?

  • lakers are the bomb

    Al this crap folks .Remeber Phil got fined for saying Bosh would look good in a lAKER UNIFORM.
    Bynum is a china doll. Give me Mark Mad dog Maddsen
    and he will get more boards and he s not a 7 footer.
    Also like many of you stated Bynum never finishes
    games Lamar does best players always are ina t the end.

    • daboss1848

      PJ said this pre-Gasol . . .

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    Man, this thing ain’t news worthy! Of course Bosh has the Lakers as a possible destination, our boys are the WORLD CHAMPS and WILL still be after the Finals this year! If he wanted to go to Minnesota and help resurrect that team, then that’s news worthy!

    And as far as a sign and trade with Bynum goes… NOPE! We don’t need fcukin RU PAUL of the NBA on the Lakers! We need our legitimate 7 footer of a center. Have you guys noticed that as far as “centers” go, Drew is one of a few that can play with his back to the basket? And his footwork and low post moves are SECOND TO NONE! Not to mention his soft touch around the rim!

    This kid is pretty amazing to watch. He just needs to stay healthy! And that’s the point that most of us in here can agree on. Not only is his “macaroni” legs, as Lakers 24 7 puts it (funny), a real concern, but the time it takes for him to come back from an injury.

    I hope that Bynum will start to develop pillar like legs now because I would love to see him be our center for many years to come… his upside is so damn tremendous! It’s so great to see him play with Pau when they’re both on! I’d hate to see the Lakers run 2 4’s out there in Pau and Bosh. Those 2 basically have the same game except that Pau is better.

    The only reason I’d like to see Bynum leave is if the Lakers knew that his “prone to injuries” will continue to happen. They should know by now with all these medical doctors that probe and prod him whether or not he’s especially fragile.

    Well fellas, just look at it this way, at least he’s not Greg Oden!

    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • harmony_smurf

    Like I’ve said before, this a no- brainer, you will gaurantee Kobe at least 3 more chips! Bynum wants to make the all-star team, he will never make on the Lakers as a third option, or being injured all time! we should of made this trade when we had the opportunity, hopefully the Raps still take our Bum!

    • daboss1848

      we had the opportunity?

  • LEADERFISH

    Why do you want two 8 mm wrenches (Pau and Bosh) in your tool box? Better to have a 10 mm wrench and an 8 mm wrench.

    • Drake Ramoray

      That’s weird Pau and Bynum are both 7 footers and Bosh is 6’10. Wouldn’t Bynum and Pau be 10 mm wrenches and Bosh be an 8mm wrench? You must be one of those bogus contractors who can tell the diffence from a flat or phillip screw driver.

      • B Holland

        Pau is a PF not a Center. Same with Chris Bosh. They both play the same position. Bynum is a traditional center which there aren’t many these days. This is what gives the lakers their advantage so it would be stupid to give that up.

  • Drake Ramoray

    Ok my last post before I head out for the weekend:

    Here’s a few things to point out in this article as I think it really applies to the favor of the Lakers. First, Chicago, New York, and Miami are all in the east coast and the last thing Toronto wants to do is trade Bosh to a rival. Second, New York is in the same Atlantic Division as Toronto, and with Bostons window of success closing in about a year or two, Toronto has a chance to become the leader of the Atlantic Division if they make the right move with Bosh. The last thing Toronto wants to do is trade Bosh to New York and help them become a powerhouse with Lebron or whoever and have them take over the reigns as the champs of the Atlantic Division once Boston starts to flounder. Third, the article implies about signing and trading to the four teams Bosh named. The thing is, the only team that can really sign and trade for Bosh realistically is the Lakers because they are over the cap. Realistically, New York, Chicago, and Miami can all sign him out right as a free agent because that’s the reason why they cleared all that salary cap space for isn’t it? They don’t really have to bother with Toronto because if Bosh really wants to, he can just sign with any one of those teams and Toronto has no leverage if that’s what he really wants. Bosh knows Toronto wants a big and last time I checked, New York, Miami, and Chicago have nobody worth mentioning. Toronto would rather save the cap space for someone worthy in 2011 rather than trade Bosh to one of the three Eastern teams for garbage. You think Ron Artest came to the Lakers playoff game last year just to watch? Bosh came to a playoff game this year and you best bet the farm that he visited the Lakers locker room afterwards and talked to Kobe and the guys and Phil and that’s why he chose the Lakers as one of his five teams. Bynum lovers, say your goodbyes now because Bosh will be in purple and gold next year. Don’t worry about cap because the Lakers have almost $20 million riding the bench this year in the playoffs and some or all of that will be gone next year so we’ll be able to afford Bosh. Can’t wait to three peat with Bosh, Raja Bell, and maybe Calderon of Devin Harris next year!!!!!

    • B Holland

      Miami Chicago and New York do not need to do a sign and trade. They can just sign Bosh and give Toronto nothing.

      • jonb

        thats what he SAID

        • B Holland

          Yes and it stands to reason that Toronto has little leverage in directing where Bosh goes. He can go to those places without complication so it doesn’t favor the lakers.

          • jonb

            its to toronto and bosh’s advantage to force a sign and trade. Bosh would get more money and the raptors would get a quality player instead of letting him walk for nothing.

          • B Holland

            Lots of other places he could force a sign and trade.

  • Bynumsupporter.

    Ok, i will agree that the trade might be worth it if Bynum cannot prove to stay healthy. But lets at least give the kid a chance to prove himself in the finals. Yes, we were able to beat orlando without Bynums help, but we damn sure need him if we play the Celtics. If the Lakers lose then we will get Bosh without a doubt. But if we win, and bynum contributes, we shouldnt change a thing. And forge Jose no defense Calderon. Have people forgotten he los this job to Jarret Jack, he has no D at all, I dont want him as a Laker.

  • harmony_smurf

    We had the opportunity before the trade deadline, but the Raptors did not want Sasha’s or Luke’s contract included and the Lakers front office was reluctant to disrupt chemistry.

  • why?

    how do some of you people even claim to be laker fans
    im tired of coming to this website and constantly seeing fans turn their back on most of the players bcuz of an injury or a bad game and even through all of that this team looks to be on its way to another title…why do we need bosh why even risk our chemistry stop being greedy and be happy with the team we got if you hav a problem with the lakers management and want them to make a trade for a stat machine every season then maybe you should try to convince buss to get isiah thomas

  • why?

    some fans become so wraped up in the stats a guy gets …sure calderon can be a great pg..but who is gonna guard chris paul ,D will , tony parker, westbrooks of the league certainly not calderon…and you are also not appreciating what bynum brings to the table for us can somebody tell me why we lost to the celtics in the finals….Kendrick Perkins bcuz he was simply to strong for gasol and to big for odom ther for we could not rebound……with bynum on perkins even if that match up is a wash that would mean Kg would hav to guard Pau and at this point pau is just to big for kg and will dominate him the same way he is doing amare but its like all you guys look at is the stats a guy can Avg. another example bcuz we had bynum it made it so much easier for the lakers to defeat orlando last year and he didnt even have to do anything but take fouls and do a decent job defending howard trade bynum for bosh and now we are stuck with gasol trying to battle against perkins or howard bcuz bosh definitly isnt big or strong enough to contend with them on the boards

    • BUMKNEE

      I AGREE PARTLY, THOUGH I FEEL MANY PEOPLE ARE JUST WORRIED ABOUT HIM BEING INJURY PRONE, AND I DONT BLAME THEM, BUT I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY THAT BYNUM HAS MATURED AND IS BEING A WARRIOR PLAYING THROUGH THE PAIN. (BUT SASH…. YOU AND YOUR COMPLAINING… I HATE YOU) ANYWAYS GO LAKERS!!!! SUMMON UP ALL YOU GOT TO WIN IT ALL, WE CAN TELL YOU WANT IT! (WE DONT NEED A SWEEP, JUST 4 W’s)

    • jonb

      Boston will be done in a year or 2 most. What other team in the league has two 7 footers? none, with bosh we’d still have an advantage over teams. I’m not entirely sold on trading bynum, let’s see how he does in the finals, bum knee and all. As for calderon, who else do u see as a great fit for the triangle? Besides hinrich, i can’t really think of one, since the guy plays great d, but it doesn’t seem like chicago wants to get rid of him.

      • B Holland

        Bosh isn’t a 7 footers. He is a slender PF. We already have two of those in LO and Pau.

        • jonb

          i never said bosh was but that’s exactly my point. No team has two great and talented 7 footers. bosh is listed at 6’10 while dwight is 6’11 and he’s the best “center” in the league. look at how dominant we’ve been against the suns with pau and lamar out their mostly.

          • B Holland

            Never measure us against the suns. We must be measured against the better teams like the Celtics.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

    The only plus side to Bosh is that he is a better shooter than Bynum. I’d love to have Bosh through a Free Agency signing, there is no way I’d give up either of our starting 5, Odom or Brown for Bosh, its just too much to give up.
    Other than the shooting, Bynum has a huge advantage over Bosh. For one, he is taller than Bosh. Second, he is tougher and carries more muscle. Third, he is a true centre and not a hybrid of a forward and centre. I know the true centre excuse is tossed around a lot but the reason it’s used a lot is because there is not a lot of them left.
    Also, we have 2 multifaceted forwards who can run the floor themselves. Odom and Gasol are a great tandem together and putting Bosh in that mix wouldn’t do their chemistry any good.
    I wouldn’t mind getting Bosh through a Free Agency signing though, but it doesn’t seem like Dr. Buss will be willing to pay that much for him.
    I’ll base my decision on the outcome of the playoffs and Drew’s impact on the result. July 1 is after the Finals so we have a few days to think about it. Till then, stick with Drew.

  • lakers are the bomb

    Bynum is going to be injured every season.
    Since he started playing late his muscle stregnth
    and tissue around the knees never developed.
    Hence if he started at a younger age like Bush Garnett
    he would have as many injurys.
    The injurys he gets are related to underdeveloped
    knee condition, Being that the Nba is a tough sport he
    really is like a china doll.
    I expect the doctors to give Buss the real 411
    on him. Phil dosent believe in a big talented center
    in Chicago when he won all the championships it was with out one

    • B Holland

      What do you charge for your crystal ball sessions? Did you read Bynum’s hand?

      • lakers are the bomb

        No stupid I played D 1 collegiate. Many young players do have this problem.

        • B Holland

          Oh Wow you played D1. Me too. Unless you are his doctor that D1 education is doing you NO GOOD.

  • harmony_smurf

    Anybody who watched USA basketball in the Olympics knows what Bosh can do, even on a stacked team. He led the team in rebounds while only playing 17 minutes a game, Bosh is the real deal, while Bynum is a big question mark. If we get Bosh, we will win the next 3 chips guaranteed! Bynum lovers need to get of the size band wagon, 7 feet on one leg is not much!

  • harmony_smurf
  • harmony_smurf

    Bosh career games per season from 2003-04 to 20009-10: 75, 81, 70, 69, 67, 77, 70

    Bynum career games per season from 2005-06 to 2009-10:
    46, 82, 35, 50, 65

    You need to be in the game to be effective!

  • Ryan Rod.

    I’d compare defensive stats between the 2 before making the trade. Look, Bynum’s role is more defensive on the team. Scoring is a plus for the Lake show. Bynum’s presence during games make it more difficult for teams to score i the paint. I’m not thoroughly convinced yet that Bosh can do the same thing. Plus, is Bosh willing to take a differ role?

  • why?

    with or without bosh we could win the next 3 chips so whats the point in getting him besides adding another star that wants the ball…idk why we even keep debating this The lakers are not getting bosh next year
    personly im more worried about the pg position anyways instead of trying to turn one of our strengths into a bigger strength we need to worry about our weaknesses

  • lakers35

    forget bosh, bynum for joakim Noah

    • B Holland

      That might seal the deal for Lebron. He will go to Chicago. Rose, Lebron, and Bynum that would be an impressive three headed monster.

    • Blackmamba824

      WTF???? who said bynum for johkim noah?? he is TRASH… he talks all type of stuff and can never back nuthing up with his perfomances… He needs to keep his mouth shut less he can prov what he says on the court…. So please leav his garbage az in chicago where he belongs.. BRING ON BOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DaTruthBme11

      noah ????/ smh neverzs

  • SamV

    Lol this is cool but no way, why do you want bosh when you already have gasol? We’ve all seen that gasol is much better at PF than C and I don’t see Bosh playing the 5. You think bosh wants to be a back up PF? NO so Bosh for Odom makes no sense either. The last thing the lakers need is a PF. Lakers gotta focus on backup guards (and maybe even a new starting PG), and back up SF

  • rynorod32

    The Lakers should focus on strengthening their bench for next year, after they win the Championship this year. Keep Lamar, obviously.

  • why?

    actually not a bad idea bynum for joakim and kirk sounds like i better fit chemistry wise then bosh and calderon…if the lakers where going to make a deal i think this would be a more realistic move for them to make…but again im just not that sold on giving up bynum yet…but i feel the type of energy and effort joakim brings everynite would definitely be welcomed considering the lakers problem with giving a consistent effort lately and also he doesnt need the ball to be successful and as im writting this i am starting to feel like we should really propose this to the bulls

  • LakersFirst

    Don’t be surprised if the Bulls get Bosh via sign and trade before the Lakers. Other than Bynum, the Lakers really don’t have many trading pieces that Toronto would want.

    The Bulls on the other hand could trade Heinrich, Noah and Luol Deng to Toronto for Bosh (the salaries make it work) and then sign Lebron. Bosh/Lebron/Rose would make a deadly combination. Toronto though would probably tell Chicago to take on the Jarret Jack contract

    • B Holland

      or the calderon contract as Jack is cheaper and more productive.

      • jonb

        STUPID. If anything the lakers are favored, toronto wants a BIG MAN back which no other team can offer (chi. wants to keep noah). Why in the world would the raptors accept another horrible pg contract in hinrich’s when they r regretting calderon’s. Pg is the least of their worries, and luol deng, well nobody would give away bosh for deng. And no why would toronto rid themselves of jack’s contract, as he has proven to be a valuable and [financially reasonable] player. Think before u speak!

        • B Holland

          They would give up Noah to get Bosh especially if Lebron wants Bosh. He is the defacto GM.

        • B Holland

          Also if Bosh threatens to leave for nothing the asking price from Toronto goes down. It is not think before you speak it is think before you type. Now who is the stupid asshole. I added the asshole since you seem to think like one.

  • mr.laker19

    Guys, watever happen to if it aint broke dont fix it? Bynum is injury proned but he is not broken, and our team definitely isnt broken. We took a risk by adding Artest, Bynum for Bosh would just be too much. Lets keep our nucleus.

    • jonb

      That’s exactly it. Bynum IS broken. He seriously needs some strength exercising program. We’ve seen the potential, rarely, though. If he could play like he did in game 1 or 2 (can’t remember) against okc and showed some EMOTION/PASSION, then i wouldn’t even think about a trade for bosh…that’s a big “if” though….

  • BeYoung

    what I’ve took from all these comments is we don’t no who we want seriously i don’t know man ones a 7 footer (hard to come by) the other is a offensive bull (great potential and can improve on D) IDK! this iz hard i like em both but Bynum is one of my fav big man who has the potential to be the best! hold on let me say that again THEEE BEST! but he can never stay healthy so that makes me look at bosh.

  • iiTzDanny

    pull tha trigger if u have a chance mitch!

  • harmony_smurf

    Getbosh.com. Bynum is a huge liability at 15 million! Still hasn’t showed up for the lakers when it counts (playoffs), Benga is more effective than this loser who can’t rebound and defend if he’s not getting the ball offensively! Get rid of him before everybody else finds out that his legs are made of glass! Mithch was going to pull the trigger on the deal before Glass Joe was hurt, but feared the back-lash of losing a promising center and keeping our bad contracts, so they decided to wait till the off season when Toronto’s time will be running out and will take Luke’s or Sasha’s contract in addition to morrison’s expiring contract and glass Joe! Mark my words, Bynum will once again be meaningless in the finals while making 12 million this season and then after we win, we will hopefully con toronto in taking this Bum, with one of our bench bums!

  • harmony_smurf

    We Won the Chip with our best line up of Gasol and Odom, not Bynum!

  • Touch ME

    The Celtics – Lakers rematch is coming closer than we think. And when this happened in 2008 all Lakers fans thought b4 the series started that the Lakers were too good and make easy work of the C’s and they recieved their punishment and discipline for their ignorance. Boston is alot better now than they were than especially with the addition of Rasheed. I speak for all Lakers fans that we have learned our lesson and will respect the C’s because they made us respect them. The C’s have made quick work of the 2 best records in the NBA. As the spokeman for all Lakers we will admit a Celtics 4-1 series win because we don’t matchup well against them. Bynum is still hurt and Kobe is still not 100%. We will honor the Celtics 2010 championship and hopefully the Lakers will do more in the offseason to improve the team. I expect all Lakers fans to hands down admit my statement is correct. As the Lakers fan spokeman we admit defeat and hope that the Celtics don’t make the championship next year. I dare any1 to challenge this Lakers defeat and we as fans will not act like fools and say we won it this year. I’m sorry fans to have to break the news this way but thats they way it is and when LA loses the Ship don’t run from this site.

  • the ape

    bynum is great in the times he does play. but the injuries are nagging and he really hasn’t grown yet into nba toughness.

    i second bynum for joakim noah. noah brings it every game and is a rebound/block-first center rather than a score first center.

  • DaTruthBme11

    LAKERS NEED BYNUM PEREIOD. ….Gasol and bynum are both centers. bynum is a classic center heavy set takes up space and make other players think twice b4 coming in the hole. while gasol is a tall slender guy who has a wider range of attack offensively so why would we trade a center 4 a PF???

    YET WE STILL NEED TO FIND A WAY TO GET BOSH AND KEEP BYNUM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE