Jim Buss joined the Loose Cannons on AM570 for an interview this afternoon. In a highly anticipated interview, Buss stated that going into next season, the Lakers “promise big decisions will be made.” Among the rumors of players like Bynum being “untouchable,” Buss clearly stated that nobody – outside of Kobe – is “untouchable.”
He said he would trade Bynum for an All-Star like Kevin Garnett if available. Interestingly enough, Jim Buss brought up Garnett’s name when he stated this. Makes you wonder. . .
Buss went on to say, “we will go after a big name player this off-season.” However, it seems as if he believes that even if the Lakers do get another big named player, nothing is guaranteed and that the Lakers have a lot of decisions to make.
“Getting another big player, we still have to win or else it is a failure,” Buss stated. He also mentioned that he himself is a fan and is growing impatient; acknowledging Kobe’s prime is now.
It is clear he is very passionate about this organization and this interview revealed a lot of great things that can make fans smile a bit brighter in these dark days of the off-season. It’s now a fact that the organization will pursue a “big name player”come this off-season; even if it means giving up players like Andrew Bynum. It’s a fact they’re going to go for a “big name player,” now the question is will they get Garnett? Let the speculation begin. . .
Listen to the full Jim Buss interview: