GM: Kobe Bryant Has 'Zero' Value On Trade Market Due To $48.5M ContractAug 23, 2014 4:36 PM EDT
Kobe Bryant signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension last season, three weeks before he suffered a fractured left kneecap.
The contract, which the Los Angeles Lakers and Bryant signed by design to recognize Bryant's value, makes Bryant nearly impossible to trade even if the frachise tried.
“Zero. Look at that number. Who takes him?" one NBA GM said when asked about Bryant's value on the market.
Bryant’s plan is to retire in two years, though he says he reserves the right to change his mind.