Therefore we could try to trade him and get back a couple of pieces that fit better.
Chicago gets: Bynum and Artest
Why: They save money. Chicago is a nice fit for Bynum next to Boozer - especially with the slow pace they have. They are also very suited to challenge the Heat with a dominant PG and C - the only thing the Heat really lack. Noah and Deng are also a bit expensive going forward with Rose, Boozer as well as Asik and Gibson. Artest gives them the wing defender they lose as well. They would have a solid one-two punch in Bynum and Rose for the next 5-8 years and could go in a number of different directions.
Lakers gets: Noah, Deng and Brewer.
Why: This is all about getting the right pieces to extend Kobe's career for the next 4 years. Noah-Gasol-Deng-Kobe-Nash can score and defend against any team, we dont give up our size and there will be clearly defined roles: Kobe is #1 - Gasol #2, Nash is the distributer and floor spacer, Deng is a defender/floor-spacer, Noah is the glue gue. Brewer is the lock-down defender off the bench who can take on the quick guards that Nash has trouble with. The salaries will be insane next year (with new lux-tax), but the year after they will be back to normal (ish).
Edited by DanishLakerFan, July 10, 2012 - 04:26 AM.