Here’s an interesting trade idea the Miami Herald brought up. Includes J.O. information and what the Lakers currently want and don’t want to do in terms of a package:
Miami Herald: Reportedly the Pacers want both Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom included in a deal for O’Neal. The Lakers wish to hold onto the seven-foot Bynum, who will turn 20 on October 20th, but he would most likely have to be included in a package for O’Neal.
What about Bynum, Kwame Brown, Jordan Farmar, Vladimir Radmanovic and a future first-round pick to Indiana for O’Neal? The Pacers would get a pair of young players in Bynum and Farmar, while Brown (who is in the last year of his contract) and Radmanovic would best enable the deal to work under the salary cap rules. L.A. would then possess a dangerous threesome with Bryant, O’Neal and Odom, helping to satisfy everyone including Kobe and the Laker fan base.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak needs to make a move, and Indiana is the right trading partner. Acquiring O’Neal would have Los Angeles eagerly talking about the Lakers and the upcoming season.