MSNBC claims Lakers are shopping Kwame’s expiring k. If true, Lakers should be able to have a lot of options. Brown’s contract is an attractive piece, however, do you risk post-defense in the post-season or trade it to add a better piece to the puzzle?

MSNBC: Though the Lakers seem to see there are possibilities, the word is they are trying to interest teams in Kwame Brown’s expiring contract to add a good piece. If the Lakers can do that, it could be very interesting come spring, and perhaps the most surprising ending to all that Bryant trade talk.

  • KB

    DAM RIGHT SHIP DAT AS OUT

  • http://lakers.com k0be da 1 andonly

    What the Hell is to risk Defense….. hah thats funny, “Ship his Ass out”, from the words of KOBE. GET KOBE HELP!!!!!!!

  • e

    this is actually not a bad idea…but we have to watch out for things like bad contracts coming in bcuz we dont want to be stuck in those situations either…but yeah, it would be a very good move if mitch can pull it off

  • Lakers 24 7

    I Hope Kobe knows about this, in fact somebody catch him coming out of a hotel and make Kobe talk shiit about Kwame..and maybe Kwame can give us a spark on the offensive end lol
    If Lakers can get a better piece then i say DO IT, ship Klumzy Brown out.

  • http://mydeek.orgnigga PhantoM

    Ship this mufucuucucucucuccuuu :D
    but do it smartly.

  • Flush Odumb

    Time to dispose of the garbage. If Luke doesn’t shape up, he should be next.

  • http://mydeek.orgnigga PhantoM

    Raddy*

  • jim.braddock

    they better get a good deal. after all we lose caron for kwame worse trade ever!

  • Edward

    I hope we get a good deal out of Kwame Brown, Caron would have been awesome to still have, but regardless… the Lakers got lucky trading Vlade for Kobe… so we can’t get em all. Anyways, it pretty much seems everyone wants to trade Kwame. Any recommendations for Mitch?

  • KB

    WE NEED ARTEST OR MICHEAL REDD CHEAGE THE SITE 2 GET CARON BAC.COM !!!!!!!!

  • KB
  • http://lakers.com k0be da 1 andonly

    [Comment ID #21245 Will Be Quoted Here]

    ?????? MY FRIEND ARE YOU high ????

  • KB
  • Edward

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=2381~3207~2456~3032~981~2027~996~2794&teams=29~13~13~13~29~29~4~4&te=&cash=

    No idea what I did hahah, but:

    the bulls are looking for a big man, gasol is the perfect answer, grizzlies get a better rebuild roster, and an expiring contract to sign FAs which is good because they are looking to sell the team / rebuild, and we get tyrus, a backup center, and nocioni…

  • acntopgun

    kwame and farmar = artest

    kwame farmar , radman = j oneal

    kwame farmar , radman , 1st = kidd

    kwame , critt = andre miller

    kwame = kirilenko

    kwame , odom =mcgrady

    kwame , farmar = zach randolph and 1st.

    Either way it what ever combination u want to use or players , it can only mean 1 thing……..IT’s good for the lakers

  • lakers4life

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    wtf is micheal redd goin to do for us? he plays sg…

  • lakers4life

    wrong quote but still a stupid trade..

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

    Trade him.

  • Hugo Boss

    How about Kwame for Caron straight up?

    Colorado loves the Lakers!

  • http://hellbydante.deviantart.com hellbydante

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    i think kirilenko is the best option.. rest are either because they r guards or injury prone…

  • gugy

    Kwame, Luke, Sasha, Mihn, LO, Rad, Turiaf and Crit can go. Time to get quality players.
    Please Mitch, trade any of the guys above for someone that is a good ball player and have CONSISTENCY!

    I want Artest!

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    I would trade him cause he is a damage good.
    But if they trade Kwaume I hope and pray that it is not for some more trash!!!!!!!!
    If it is trash for him I say do not make the trade.
    Kwaume+Radmonvic=Artest or Bosh
    Kwaume+Radmovic+Walton=JO and First rounder
    Kwaume+Odom+Radmonvic=JO and Foster
    Mihm+Odom+Walton=JO and Foster
    KOBE=Wade/Percie/Labron/KG/Duncan (just playin lol…. :) )

  • Tim

    well first of all Fred Kobe is worth every single player in the league

    anyways maybe we can trade Kwame, Vladimir, Luke, some First rounders and rights to trade Sun Yue for Kirilenko and Ronnie Brewer? this way we can have a good young backup SG, and a defensive SF who isnt injury prone

  • http://getgarnett.com jonasjulienjoseph

    MAN WHY DO EVERYBODY WANT TO TRADE LAMAR, CRITT, WALTON, RADMANOICH, AND RONNY

    SASHA,KWAME,CHRIS, AND COBY COULD GO BUT MAN PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DESTROY OUT TEAM, GUYS WE ARE A GOOD TEAM, NOW I KNOW WE COULD GET A GOOD PLAYER FOR KWAME, BUT PEOPLE WANT TO MESS UP OUT TEAM, THEASE ARE THE TYPE OF TRADES YOU DO IN THE OFF SEASON, NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON WHEN WERE WINNING, BEACOUSE YOU COULD PLAY AROUND WITH OUR CHEMISTRY, GUYS CALM DOWN AND LIKE OUT TEAM FOR WHO IT IS. NOW TRADE KWAME FOR ARTEST AND KEPP OUT TEAM LIKE IT IS

  • Tim

    no, Kwame, Vladimir, Luke, Mihm, and Karl could go. all Karl can do is shoot but he never gets the ball so why keep him for nothing? Mihm is pretty much injury prone now. Kwame has a bad contract. Same for radmanovic. Luke is inconsistent. simple as that, at least Sasha does something out there

  • DCLAKER

    Trade Kwame and Mihm for Dalembert(Philadelphia).Athletic,Good shot blocker.Watch him tonight.

  • LouisKim

    just dont trade Lamar… he’s the only player that’s consistent in the playoffs and against matrix… he dominates matrix in the post-season..when it truly counts…please keep kobe , bynum , LO and Dfish. the rest are expendable.

  • http://getgarnett.com jonasjulienjoseph

    Coby is a great shooter though, thats what i’ll keep him for, but Mihm is really Injury Prome, So is Kwame, Vlad is to good of a shooter, yeah hes been of but you espect that from a shooter who injures both his wrist, Luke is good, he could pass and score when he has confidence, and he hasnt been 100% since the preseason

  • ludichris

    as weak-minded as kwame is, i’m not so sure it was a good idea for the lakers to make this information public

  • keep24

    When are we going to shop or better yet, trade Lame-ass Odumb? When????????

  • GET JO

    ARTEST SHOULD BE #1 ON THAT TO DO LIST!!

  • DCLAKER

    For some reason I see JO coming to LA sooner than later(either him Artest,Maggette or Dalembert).The Pack Rulez!!!

  • gugy

    I think if we can get Artest and keep LO we will be in great shape for the playoffs. Artest play insane defense and that’s what the Lakers need the most now. We have a good offense.
    so a team with KB, LO, Fisher, Artest and Bynum will be very strong. I hope it happens.

  • LouisKim

    why people so hateful on LO…. trying losing your own 6month old son , and still play in the season at the same time averaging 15 poitns 9 rebounds and 6 dimes…play positions from PG to PF…, then tear your labrum and still come back and play for the playoffs against the suns and then tear Matrix to pieces , putting up monster games.. tell me what LO has done to make yall mad?… just dont really understand how you could hate on someone who is not even ballhoggin…all i hear is inconsistency…lol..show me the game where he was inconsistent and the loss was because of him… some lakers fans are so spoiled..and yea..we are a franchise that is elite but so what… does anyone not remember the days of nick van excel and del harris and we didnt make the playoffs?.. stop hatin

  • xx8baller34xx

    wow.. all those trades are pretty much not gonna happen. get real. thers no way mitch can trade practically the whole bench in the middle of the season. honestly mihm and brown need to go.. bynum is the only center actually contributing on a daily basis. this 3 headed center thingy isnt really workin cuz the other two are so damn injury prone. radmano-bitch is pretty sorry rite now too cuz he gets hurt alot.. but when hes ON ohhh man. we still need him cuz hes a shooter and can go off the dribble. he is like peja stojacovic’s lil brother from another mother. lamar is stupid too, he has cost us alot of games with dumb fouls and turnovers.. im so glad he took that damn star off his head. psh! all star my ass! he is tradable too (for marion!!!) luke is lucky his name isnt really tradable because he understands the offense.. if it wasnt for that then he would be tradable too. all in all im jus saying, be careful who u trade.. u let caron butler go and hes on fireee.. mitch u better do good.. or else bye bye kobe..

  • La Forever

    Trade Kwame away, but no one else. Our team is doing great with or without Kwame, so if we get another Good player this team might be better team than before. SO MITCH HURRY AND TRADE KWAME BEFORE OUR HARD SCHEUDLE POPS UP

  • MILO

    I hate the fu-ck out of Stu Luntz ha ha (IJ) for suggesting the Lakers go throwback and wear those stupid shorts.That was a complete distraction and could have been the reason for the Lakers to have played poorly against the Celtics.YES I STILL CANT GET OVER IT……………………………

  • GET JO

    LO is ok with the team as long as theres an addition of an Artest or JO. We’d be solid with that, and as far as him sucking lately, all he needs to do is to stop taking soo much 3′s!!! he takes wayy to many!! even if he does hit em once in a while..

  • e

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~25&teams=23~13&te=&cash=

    in my opinion, its the best trade without touching anyone else…seeing how deep our team is this season, i dont think a huge trade is necessary, however, getting artest, we can shift ariza to a backup pf position if we go small and keep ronny at the 5 for backup center…think about it, very good defense from these guys and all u need to do to artest is inject him with sedatives if he starts going crazy…case closed

  • mmfdjfjfg

    kwame + critt + 1st round draft pick = Ron Artest

  • http://getgarnett.com jonasjulienjoseph

    yeah that trade is really old news, if it happens cool but if it dosent i wont really get mad, but Kwame is gonna get traded for a good role player whole could do alot of things

  • lakerschamps08

    yea it be best if we get artest give up maybe radman if they want him, kwame,and first round pick.. but idk..but if get a good pf or c thats all we would want to get from giving brown..

  • http://www.mr47.com mr47

    Can anyone tell me if there are any downsides to keeping Kwame and resigning him to a 2-3 mil contract? I mean he obviously isn’t worth $9 mil, but he can be a solid backup (especially for defensive purposes).

    I think I welcome the idea to trade only because Kwame still tries on offense and hurts us sometimes. If he would either improve his offensive game or just be less involved on offense (only uncontested shots/dunks), I would veto his trade. Keep him for cheap, he can come through on defensive for us.

  • http://getgarnett.com jonasjulienjoseph

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~549~25~575&teams=23~23~13~13&te=&cash=

    What About This, It might not happen witout another player but I jus tried it out

  • Edward

    I don’t see why he can’t get better, I really wish he would start feeling some competition with Bynum, he could turn out pretty good and be a bigger trading weapon later on. Keeping him, and having Jabar teach him some of his ways wouldn’t hurt. He has the height… isn’t that all they say you need in basketball?

  • Jloyola
  • Edward

    There u go man, get him a little beef on those bones, work on them hops, and he’ll be a good center. Hopefully like his bro.

  • somelakerfan1

    trade kwame for butler hahahah

  • lakers4life
  • BringDFishBack

    I disagree with trading him. He has good post defense which will be much needed when you play Duncan, Amare, Yao, Brand, Dirk, even guys like David West, Gasol, Al Jeff, Biedrins, etc. Plus, if they do move him who’s gonna play center with Bynum? Turiaf? What happens when Bynum gets in foul trouble against one of the above, is Mihm or Turiaf going to be able to defend Amare, Duncan, Yao, etc.? Also, whoever you bring in is going to have to learn the triangle, which is nearly impossible to do midseason in just a few months. I wish they would keep him, use his defense for the rest of this season and resign him to a much smaller contract this offseason, which they won’t be able to do if they trade him because they are over the cap. If they sign him for 3 or 4 mil this offseason that still clears 5-6 mil off the cap. But if they trade him they can’t sign any new center because they are over the cap and Bynum will get overworked and not be able to produce come playoff time.

  • PHANTOM

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    that would be awesome

  • lakerz

    kwame needs to go!
    we need someone who could catch the damn ball

  • e

    [Comment ID #21291 Will Be Quoted Here]

    F$^# that..i hate lebron

  • http://lakers.com k0be da 1 andonly

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    THen you stupid LeBron will always be 3rd best. Behind Kobe and Michael

  • http://mydeek.orgnigga PhantoM

    Lmfao @ cleveland giving up lebron for that…

    SMH.

    Brother ur delusional @ phnatom

  • Edward

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    That right there would be an UNSTOPPABLE team… that’s like the USA dream team right there.

  • http://thelakersnation.com YalalaP the One
  • tradekwame11

    YalalaP Memphis would never accept that tradw

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  • e

    [Comment ID #21294 Will Be Quoted Here]

    lebron is all athletic and so so at best in skill..if he ever comes across an injury in his legs or ever needs microfracture surgery, he’s gonna be done for..i say you look to get role players rather than superstars, in the nba, u dont want a dream team, egos will clash if u play them together for too long.. you want one or two stars surrounded by role players

  • lakerz

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    thats why we need lebron! lamar cant handle being the 2nd option and bynum isent ready for it yet

  • getgasol

    I’m not totally against trading Kwame, but he wouldn’t be my first choice if I were to trade someone.

    Sure, Kwame is ineffective (and extremely clumsy) on offense, but he is very useful on defense. He holds up very well against guys like Yao Ming and Tim Duncan. and that is what our team is lacking: Big defensive guys. We have plenty of scorers. In fact, last I heard, the Lakers are like #3 or 4 in scoring in the whole league (and pretty much has been ever since the Shaq era).

    If we trade Kwame, we better get another big defensive guy in return (JO or Gasol maybe?). If not, we would be better off unloading one or two of our extra guards.

    I wouldn’t trade Farmar, though. We will regret that move if we let him go.

  • getgasol

    How about Kwame and Mihm for Gasol?

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~549~996&teams=29~29~13&te=&cash=

    (I tried a similar trade for JO but he is far too expensive. We’d have to gut our team for him)

  • OSAMA BIN LADEN “LIVE FROM A CAVE”

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    u guys r idiots if u wuldnt want lebron. im sorry but kobe isnt getting any younger and for lebron to come that wuld be a great for the lakers.and i dont think kobe or lebron wuld mind playin with each other and kobe is not that young, and arrogant(ANYMORE) to have any ego problems and he just wants to win and with lebron they def. will.but that trade will never happen.u guys r just HATERS!!!!!!!.In the words of Kanye “Give a black man a chance.”

  • BringDFishBack

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    Yep, because Fisher’s leaving. You sir are an idiot.

  • http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=429~498~981~549~25~575~125~3011~591~2444&teams=7~23~17~7~13~13~17~17~23~23&te=&cash= samoht25

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=429~498~981~549~25~575~125~3011~591~2444&teams=7~23~17~7~13~13~17~17~23~23&te=&cash=

    This is a good trade, the only doubtful team is sacramento, but they are good rebuilding bunch.

  • e

    [Comment ID #21301 Will Be Quoted Here]

    ok ill agree, lebron can be a good second option, BUT, who in there right mind, will ever give away lebron for luke and kwame??? im telling you guys, there is no way we’ll get him on this team

  • Tim

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    instead lets trade Vladi, Kwame, and some draft picks for Gasol only because we wont have any Centers left to backup Bynum

  • lakers4life

    umm hey guys i was just messin around with that trade…i think some of u guys r taken it a lil bit seriously

  • getgasol

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    Gasol is a center. We would have two centers with that trade, Gasol and Bynum, so we wouldn’t need “backup centers” Kwame and Mihm anymore.

  • Tim

    Gasol can play PF

  • Tim

    Gasol will play starting PF for LA if he comes here, so thats why we need backup Centers

  • http://mydeek.orgnigga PhantoM

    Lets get the championship now babbyy

  • Rpoc

    “By Sam Smith”

    Nostradamus he’s not.

  • La Forever

    what about this trade . http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=549~617~2772~1017&teams=18~18~13~13&te=&cash=
    I know its not a good one but( SHIP LO OUT)

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  • getgasol

    [Comment ID #21313 Will Be Quoted Here]

    How about…

    Kwame Sasha and Coby for Pau Gasol?

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~3251~2421~996&teams=29~29~29~13&te=&cash=

  • http://myspace lakers_destine

    YEAH GET RID OF KWAME BROWN……..I DONT KNOW Y WE GOT HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE..I MEEN COME ON KNOW CARON BUTLER FOR KWAME BROWN..NIGG PLZZZ…

  • lakerz

    why are you guys making trades, its not like mitch comes here to get ideas. and there shopping kwame not luke, sasha, mihm, etc.

  • Tim

    first of all, that other guy that said we can trade mihm, brown, and i think vladi for j howard and dampier…damn if only Dallas was mentally retarded we could do that trade

    getgasol – Kwame, Vladi, Coby Karl and some draft picks for Gasol

  • KobeFTW

    Yes finally!!!! We are shipping his ass out of LA! Cant wait till Brown gets out of LA. He cant even catch a basketball with sticky glue all over it.

  • getgasol

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    I’d take that trade

  • getgasol

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    Maybe Mitch should :)

  • http://thelakersnation.com YalalaP the One

    trade kwame with the grizzles..

    lakers trade;

    kwame
    luke
    sasha

    for gasol…

    sign c webb for MLE…

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  • Thomas

    Get Kwame’s concrete hands and lack of energy out of here. The Lakers and their fans have had to endure him for far too long. And it hurts us even more to see what we gave away for him.

  • Tim

    Antonio McDyess and Jason Maxiell for Kwame Brown, and draft picks

  • BringDFishBack

    Do you guys not realize what is letting the Lakers do so good this year is their depth? Trading 4 players from their bench for one player wont do any good. Especially because that would put them at 9 players, and no money to sign anyone above the minimum. So we have 9 players, with someone hurt that’s only 8, they would have to sign a bunch of scrubs for like 440,000 or w/e the min is. Not only that but that new player would have to learn the triangle which they wouldn’t be able to do until summer at the earliest, and trying to teach it to someone who doesn’t speak English would prob. take at least a full year.

  • Hugo Boss

    No trades with the Lakers will be happening. The media is just making cash flow off rumors. However, we do need at least one more veteran with great experience on this young squad.

    Colorado loves the Lakers!

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    just trade kwame for artest straight up
    with no fillers , just them…

    with these we can beat the celtics

    fish is better than rondo
    kobe is better than allen
    artest i think = pierce
    lamar well garnett is better obviously
    bynum better than perkins

  • SILO

    Dont know what we can get for him straight up. Probably nothing much. If we want value we are going to have package him other wise him alone would just be to relieve salary.

  • Soysauce43

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~1016~996&teams=29~29~13&te=&cash=
    best trade for us but memphis would be relieved of kwame’s contract and stuck with vlads. add in a 1st round draft pick, might work

  • lalakerfan

    the ones who think cavaliers will trade lebron to the lakers are idiots. come on…are you serious?! common sense people, common sense

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  • ab17

    oh shit KWAME JUST GOT TRADED!!!!!
    to the HEAT FOR UDONIS HASLEM AND 2ND ROUND Pick!

  • kgmvp

    Kwame for C.Villanueva do it mitch

  • BringDFishBack

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    suuuuuuuure

  • ab4sure

    [Comment ID #21429 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Not only are you a rascist, but your a stupid rascist!!!!!

  • Tim

    like that guy said Kwame for Villanueva, plus we needa add draft picks too, we’ll have a strong backup or starter, either one and hes still young

  • http://www.lakers.com Billy Kupchak

    MUHUHAHA
    I didn’t even have to read YOUR 99 comments because Kwame needs to be SHIPPED OUT! :-D

  • DCLAKER

    Villanueva would be perfect for the style in which we play.Either him Artest(1st candidate) or they can go across the street and get (if he wants to leave)Maggette.Smells like A CHAMPIONSHIP TO ME(THE REFS WILL STILL CHEAT FOR BOSTON,THOUGH)