That's so stupid... If we aren't going to make a run next year what's the point of trading him?!? to get more contracts for players with longer contracts that will tie up the books again!??!
Just wait it out and let Kobe and Pau conract expire so we will have 50 million in cap space to do what ever we want
Kobe and Gasol expiring won't give us $50 million in cap space. It will take $50 million off our payroll, but not give us that amount in space.
Howard and Nash, who will be signed in 2014, will chew up about $30 million (roughly). If cap is set to around $60 million, and we have absolutely NOBODY left on the roster (just two players, which is unlikely, because we have to have a team next season), we would only have approx. $30 million in cap space.
But we'll likely re-sign Kobe for $10-15 million (depending on his health), and have other players on board, so one max deal is probably the best we'll see out of it.