Just if you didn’t know, it seemed like Jermaine O’Neal could have been a Laker last season if we had traded Bynum… Well, according to this NBA rumor.

HOOPSWORLD.COM: If the Indiana Pacers launch the 2007-08 season with Jermaine O’Neal it will be a surprise. They’ve been shopping him for much of the summer, with the Los Angeles Lakers being a primary target. In fact, if the Lakers had been willing to part with Andrew Bynum at last year’s trade deadline O’Neal would probably already have 20 or so games as a Laker under his belt.

  • Rpoc

    Direct link: http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_22933.shtml

    It’s by hoopsworld so I don’t give an ish to them!

  • Qwuor

    Qwuor
    Aug 2nd, 2007 at 4:49 am Quote
    I agree with yo DMacid …I for one have been ranting for days to get J.O even if it cost us L.O and Bynum. I have been going back to the 05-06 years when J.O was healthy and he was absolutely beasting on teams in the west..
    05-06 season vs Dirk(31) 7-17 13rbs 3blks, 25pts 11-14 ft vs Gasol (11pts 2-11) 9-19 14rbs 5blks, 20pts 2-3ft vs Duncan(26pt) 10-20 7rbs 0blks 25pts 6-8ft vs Shaq(18pts) 10-20 9rbs 27pts 1blk 7-10ft

    last season playing on 1 leg vs detroit 4/03 10-16, 7rbs 2blks 20pts. vs cavs 3/27 11-18 5rb 1blk 32pts 10-10ft vs Bulls 3/25 15-24 14rb 0blk 39pts 9-12 ft vs Rockets 3/20 9-24, 9rbs 0blks 25pts vs phx 2/27 13-24 13rb 7ast 6blks 28pts 2-2ft

    Yes J.O had his worse season last year, I only compiled the games against good teams that has Good PF/C. If you read a lot of those recaps “J.O played hurt once again” that’s Y his FG% was 43%. This guy is a warrior. He actually played more games than L.O last 3 years. He will hold his own against the Boozers, Duncan, Amare, Dirk etc

    I don’t care what Lamar %’s are..L.O only wants to take 12 shots/game..as you can see J.O takes about 20shots/game..@ 50%fg (that’s how efficient I believe he will be with Kobe. J.O is 46% career) we need somebody to step up and take some of the scoring burden off kobe. If he takes 20shots/game @ 46% I can live with that than 12shots/game @ 47% for lamar.

    J.O in the paint taking 20shots/game @ 50% and 8ft/g=24ppg would do wonders for kobe. J.O would have Kwame to guard the Duncans, Brand, boozer, Gasols of the world. Mihm can get off. putbacks. Mihm could position on the other side of the offensive post. Fisher/J.critt/sasha/vlad/ cook/ evans can all spread the floor and Kobe could be the Slasher/Playmaker and take it to the hoop if necessary..

    Each season experts downplay how far we will go in the season; they claim we wouldn’t even make the playoffs..but some how we do. Now they claim Kobe/J.O duo would only get to the 2nd round…pfff I for one believes If J.O plays 75games we are going to the Finals. I don’t see a single team that can guard kobe and J.O and shut down the Fishers/J.critt/ Vlad(if healthy) of the world. J.O production matches most of those teams best big man and now they would have kobe to contend with.

    if Trade kwame and Farmer for Artest I think we can win it all; If we got J.O.

    Spurs: Duncan = J.O BOTH WILL HAVE 20-10. PARKER SLIGHTLY>> FISHER/J.CRITT. PARKER..KOBE >>> MANU…KOBE HEAVILY. ARTEST >> BOWEN

    SUNS: NASH>FISHER/J.CRITT..BUT NOT SOO MUCH IN PT PRODUCTION. KOBE>>>RAJA. ARTEST=MARION. J.O=AMARE. I FINALLY LIKE OUR CHANCES.

    UTAH: D.WILL=FISHER/J.CRITT KOBE>>>GIRICEK. ARTEST>>AK47. J.O=BOOZER. I LIKE OUR CHANCES

    HOUSTON: FISHER/J.CRITT>>M.JAMES. KOBE>>>FRANCIS. ARTEST=T.MAC. NO WAY T.MAC KILLS ARTEST. J.O>>>>>C. HAYES. YAO>>MIHM I LIKE OUR CHANCES

    DENVER: A.I>>FISHER/J.CRITT. KOBE>>>>SMITH. MELO>ARTEST. J.O>NENE. CAMBY=MIHM I LIKE OUR CHANCES

    CELTICS: FISHER/JCRITT>>RONDO, KOBE>>ALLEN. ARTEST=P.PIERCE. J.O=KG. I LIKE OUR CHANCES

    MIAMI: FISHER/J.CRITTT>>>SMUSH. KOBE>WADE..SLIGHTY IN POINTS. ARTEST>?, J.O>HASLEM. SHAQ>>MIHM. I LIKE OUR CHANCES.

    DETROIT: BILLUPS>>FISH/CRITT. RIP>WALLACE.

    I BELIEVE MITCH CAN PULL THIS OFF: LAMAR & BYNUM FOR J.O. & FARMA & KWAME FOR ARTEST. DYNASTY BABY..KOBE (28YRS OLD) ,J.O(28YRS), ARTEST (27YRS) THESE GUYS HAVE GOOD 7 YRS FOR THE DYNASTY

  • rmeazy82

    Will we just J.O. already?!

  • nba analyst

    There is a rumor elsewhere on this site that has Mitch working on this trade

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~1998~3002~1016~2983~2768~550~3225~3027&teams=22~22~22~22~22~13~13~13~13~13&te=&cash=

    And it does make a lot of sense….at least as much as the Artest and JO trade above. Come on, Mitch, pull the trigger on this one!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    i made this….. Kobe Bryant NBA commercial “I LOVE THIS GAME”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsZi_WuJJas

    …what do u think?

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    maybe lakers wanna keep bynum…cause bynum has improved dramatically?

  • BEC

    [quote comment="10650"]maybe lakers wanna keep bynum…cause bynum has improved dramatically?[/quote]

    I doubt it but i hope im wrong maybe he has improved.
    When it comes down to it though lakers got two options….
    Keep Bynum and Kobe walks or Keep Kobe trade bynum and build a contender NOW. I agree w/ Kobe and say “ship his a** out”.
    Or a magical third option Keep bynum and hope hes gotten good enough in one summer to make us contenders and Kobe will stay. But we all know thats not going to happen, maybe. Two choices really Bynum or Kobe. FO needs to decide NOW.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="10651"][quote comment="10650"]maybe lakers wanna keep bynum…cause bynum has improved dramatically?[/quote]

    I doubt it but i hope im wrong maybe he has improved.
    When it comes down to it though lakers got two options….
    Keep Bynum and Kobe walks or Keep Kobe trade bynum and build a contender NOW. I agree w/ Kobe and say “ship his a** out”.
    Or a magical third option Keep bynum and hope hes gotten good enough in one summer to make us contenders and Kobe will stay. But we all know thats not going to happen, maybe. Two choices really Bynum or Kobe. FO needs to decide NOW.[/quote]
    or we can just bring artest look:

    we trade: Kwame, Farmar, sasha, and pick (kwame and sasha expiring K’s = 11 million) in return we get Artest and 2nd round pick

    also because we brought in Artest maybe Chris Webber would like to join as well for vets min…

    LOOK at the improvement:

    Fisher/Javaris/Coby Karl *(expierence and javaris and karl are big guards)

    Kobe/Mo Evans *(Kobe = GOAT of NBA & Evans brings athleticism)

    Artest/Luke/Vlade *(Artest = best periemeter defender & Luke and Vlade are great bench players Luke = 6th man)

    Lamar/Webber/Ronny/Vlade *(Lamar would flourish as a 3rd option, Webber is expierenced and perfect for the triangle, and Ronny MR ENERGY!, and vlade can play PF as well)

    Bynum/Mihm/Ronny *(if Bynum improved like the way Al Jefferson improved then Bynum will impact us greatly, all im worried about is how well is his defense gotten? & Mihm and Ronny are great backups)

    *PLUS we got Sun Yue and Marc Gasol anytime we trade a player b4 the deadline and we need a player ASAP we bring em over!)

    = BIG TIME CONTENDERS

    CANCERS are out = KWAME & SMUSH…& expierence is IN! (Kobe,Fisher,Artest,Lamar,Luke, and Webber)

    …now thats a rap!

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    The GM probly thinks that Bynum will magicly get better and play like Kereem. But I would not take that chance at any cost cause I don’t trust Bynum.
    I say bring on JO!!!!!!!! at any cost (Odom and Bynum)
    Kobe and JO would be great duo to build around and may attract Webber and/or Artest to come play for us.

  • magicbalala245
  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="10667"]WE MUST DO THIS TRADE AND DO IT NOW WHO CARES IF UT GUTS ARE TEAM
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=615~1024~981~2748~1998~3197~3002~1016~3206~3245&teams=13~13~11~11~11~11~11~11~11~11&te=&cash=11:13/quote
    dude are u high?!….thats too much to give up!

  • BEC

    Kwame, Farmar, sasha, and pick (kwame and sasha expiring K’s = 11 million) in return we get Artest and 2nd round pick???

    Come on guys lets be realistic, why would Kings just get expiring contracts for an All-Star player and former defensive player of the year, the only way they would accept a trade from us is if it includes bynum or maybe even odom, and plus its the Kings, the Maloofs hate us for knocking them out the playoffs year after year. Suckers.

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

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    I have made up my mind, the Lakers need to trade Odom and Bynum for JO. I don’t know about you guys, but I want to see a change. Who knows maybe a Kobe – JO duo might attract more people and we can be real contenders next year.