There is a report today from the NYPost about a deal centering around Andrew Bynum that could land Chris Bosh. What are your thoughts Lakers Nation?

New York Post: As promised, today’s column is pure basketball, triggered by trade winds.

A Lakers source told me the team had its sights set high, as usual, and planned to target the possible acquisition of Chris Bosh when it got closer to the 3 p.m. Feb. 18 trade deadline, and the Raptors might be more likely to move their Olympian/All-Star while still entitled to compensation.

It commonly is believed Bosh almost certain is to flee Toronto after this season, when he has the right to opt out of the final year ($17.1 million) of his contract.

My source believes the Lakers will offer Andrew Bynum for Bosh (if they haven’t done so already) well before the deadline expires. In itself, the one-for-one swap is impossible to make. Bynum’s “base year” essentially allows L.A. to take back but half of his salary this year ($12.5M). Of course, that restriction is lifted when next year’s salary ($13.7M) activates come July 1, at which time a sign-and-trade transaction would be feasible.

The possibility of such a deal makes sense to me. First of all, Bynum is a legit starting center for the defending champions. He also has three years left on his contract after this one.

As for the Raptors, despite the severe offseason roster renovation, they’re not giving any indication of being more than just a one-and-done playoff group this season and in the foreseeable future.

What’s Bosh’s motivation to stay? Clearly, management’s sense of urgency to protect its principal asset cannot be accentuated enough. If that’s impractical, the organization cannot afford to lose Bosh without receiving equitable compensation.

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  • matthew

    obviously, this article is pure speculation. lakers need bynum, and is a future all star in the making.. there is a reason why they gave him that 4 year deal to start with… he is the future of the franchise… if they trade for bosh, why wold u want two pf’s in gasol and bosh. think about that.

    • desecrator93

      Bosh can play center and he’s been playing center for alot of their games this year. He’s taller and a little more physical than Pau so he can play it if we needed him too. I’d do this deal in a heartbeat but it aint gonna happen.

      • Andrew Bynum

        No he is only 6’10″ Pau is 7ft.

      • Andrew Bynum

        Trade Khlodom for Bosh!

      • The Mamba24

        Bosh ain’t taller than Pau. But I wouldn’t mind Bosh for Bynum myself coz he would space out the court because of his jump-shooting. It ain’t gonna happen though.

        • http://lakersnation lakertildeath

          HEYY KNUCKLE HEADS WE HAVE A C/PF WE NEED A POINT GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew Bynum

    I’m Hungry Guys!

    • lakeshow2010

      you suck balls

  • Sasha4Lvp

    We don’t need bosh or another 4. We need a pg! Go after Nate Robinson! Farmar and Morrison’s contract for Robinson.

    • 09champs!

      Obviously you haven´t been hearing what the knicks could get for nate. They can only get 2 mill back for him, so it would only work with farmar, not Ammo. Wouldnt mind seeing Nate in purple and gold though.

      As for this Bosh trade, if it gets done, remember Pau has started i think more games at C than PF with all the time Drew has been injured. Now Fish, KB, Ron, Bosh, Pau with LO off the bench.. Damn.

    • expo

      i thought Nate robinson was a ball hog… would he and kobe be able to co-exist?

  • LAKERMIKE247

    f*** bosh bynum is a way better player we dont need bosh.idk if any of you remember last year before bynum got hurt we played toronto and bynum played very well against bosh and bosh didnt.if this trade happens it will suck

    • KB24

      You are an idiot! you base his performance on one game? Are you really that stupid or what, you idiot piece of donkey shiet! If Bosh really sucked, I wondered why he was on the Olympic team hmmmm…. Bynum is a big ass B.i.t.ch anyways, complaining when he doesn’t get calls all the time, even Stu lanz had to tell him to just play the game. Do you understand how crazy/insane this team will be IF we had bosh?(most likely we won’t) It’s almost an all-star team, it’s unfair. Are you that stupid to figure that out?

      • http://lakersnation lakertildeath

        WE HAVE POINT GUARD PROBLEMS THIS TRADE WOULD BE A WASTE OF TIME!!!!!

  • vmoney

    You guys are crazy if you don’t want this deal done.

    Don’t overrated Bynum. Bosh and Pau are both PF/C’s and can play both positions beside one another. Imagine being able to switch every big man screen. Huge advantage for Lakers.

    Only problem is I doubt the Lakers will be able to re-sign CB4. He’s gonna ask for the Max and Dr. Buss can’t afford that with Kobe and Pau on the payroll.

  • richtown

    The bosh trade is interesting but i wouldn’t do it . the lakers need a true big in the middle bynum just needs to figure out how to play with pau that’s all. its just unfortunate that one of them gets hurt all of the time especially bynum when its his own teammates that are doing the damage plus you need bynum defensively offensively the time is fine but you need that big body in the middle to take on the other true centers in the nba if not they’ll get out muscled the same way boston did them a few yrs back

  • xxv112002

    Chris Bosh has a opt out clause after the season and has not made any hints of coming back. Andrew Bynum is a great player, but lacks experience and needs to be on a team where he can be the go to guy to gain that. He also confessed that he can’t play to his abilities with Pau Gasol at the same time.

    The only problem is, Chris Bosh might leave the team, or the team he is traded to once things might not go right. While Bynum is in a guaranteed contract for a couple of more years.

    Therefore I think contract wise, the Raptors will be the winners while we are left with a question mark until the end of the year. Raptors will also gain four legit 7 footers with Bargnani (who also has an ability to play PF) & Bynum with Nesterovic & O’Bryant as backup.

    So something just has to give. Maybe adding Jose Calderon in the mix and accepting one of our bad contracts (Morrison or Vujacic) as compensation?

  • Robert

    Toronto should go for this deal, if possible. Bynum has upside, and would be the ‘focus’ of the team. He would definitely rise to all-start status. It would be good for Bynum too (unless he would get injured). So it makes sense for Toronto.
    For the Lakers, @vmoney is right. This would be a huge advantage. But Lakers may not be able to re-sign Bosh. However, this is the Summer of Free Agents. Bosh could help get a championship, and if he liked it, then the Lakers (who would have Bynum’s contract off the books), could try to sign him (he would have to take salary cut). Or, Lakers could get another top player. Hmm… who could they pick?

    • highflyer

      amare baby… imagine we got him in d offseason

      • 09champs!

        How? It would have to be a sign and trade, because we cant sign him over the luxury tax. But if we can get Bosh or Amare for Drew, Im all for it.

        I know Drew is the future of the franchise, but we are trying to win now for 4-5 years, in 5 years KB will be 36, Pau 34, Lamar 34, etc. So Amare or Bosh make sense to me to win now.

        • http://lakersnation lakertildeath

          HAS IT CROSSED YOUR MIND THAT WE NEED A POINT GUARD!!!!!!!!

          • Green Flannel

            we all know we need a point gaurd but has it crossed your mind that none of are GMs. we are just blogging, we are not making decisions. man! i keep going through comments seeing you or someone else stress the fact that we need a pg, i strongly agree with you, but since this article is about cb and drew so we’ll stick to that. k?

  • Robert

    This just in too, from Hoopshype:
    .
    In the meantime, the languishing Lakers may only have the marginal goods to obtain the likes of, say, Hornets’ forward Hilton Armstrong. Friday night they lost again (third straight road loss) to the Blazers (nine consecutive in Portland) and continue to showcase (I’m being kind) Sasha Vujacic (one year left at $5.475M) and free agents-in-waiting Jordan Farmar and Adam Morrison.

  • Robert

    Get the previous posted, LN.
    .
    My comments: They are considering trading guards for a forward. The Lakers need to focus more on getting a good guard in a trade, or signing (there are 2 spots open – they could have a 10-day contract, and try out guards).
    .
    Bynum may be ‘somewhat’ of a problem with the Lakers, but he is not ‘the’ problem. Bynum for Bosh might work in the short term, but what happens come playoff time?

  • drive-for-16th

    True big my ass, i’d love to bynum improve his game but he just doesn’t, Hes not a threat in the post, He even gets pushed around in the post. He better improve by the dead line or watever decision the lakers make it’ll be fine. But get rid of our pg situation first, like get rid of farmar, and vujacic and ammo crap like that.

  • Luke G

    this trade makes NO sense at all. whoever says it’s a good deal doesn’t understand basketball. bynum is a TRUE center. which there are few of, he’s more of a true center than even dwight howard.

    bynum is only scratching his potential. and he doesn’t show it all the time cause he’s playing alongside the best PF in the game. it’s similar to the kobe/eddie jones thing. kobe didn’t become a superstar til they traded eddie.

    bynum will be much better than bosh in the longterm. bosh is TOO small, and why do we need another four? let alone a guy who needs the ball..we got PAU!!!

  • kwame4mvp

    Bynum is overrated. Overated from day 1. Even working with Kareem, he still doesn’t have post moves. All his moves are to the middle of the paint and defenders are ready for it. His only source of points are from alley-oops. He shows no motivation. Ship his ass out when we can. It would be great if we can snab Bosh.

    • http://lakersnation lakertildeath

      LAKERS GOTTA THINK POINT GUARD!!!!!!!!! ONLY!!!!!RIGHT NOW!

  • Robert

    How would Bosh fit into the Triangle? This is the biggest challenge. Artest, who actually ‘led’ the Rockets last year in the playoffs against the Lakers, is trying to fit in to the Triangle.
    This particular offense works with ‘certain’ types of players, and focuses on one or two key players – like Shaq/Kobe, MJ/Pippen, etc. etc.
    Right now, our ‘two’ key players are Kobe/Pau. A third (Bosh, and even Bynum) have to step back. Even though Bosh is a great player, he is leading his own team. He would have to ‘fit in’ here. I know PJ likes Bosh, but again, having 5 all-stars on a Triangle doesn’t guarantee things run smoothly all the time.
    And what about Bosh’s D? I don’t know much about that – does anyone else?

  • Robert

    So, my thoughts are: if we get Bosh, we should give up the Triangle.
    But rather, it would be good if the Lakers concentrated on ‘role players’ – like 3-point shooters, and possibly a good ‘slasher’. Those are more pressing needs.

    • http://lakersnation lakertildeath

      ARRON BROOKS(HOUSTON) FOR FARMAR, SASHA,MORRISON WE NEED A POINT GUARD NOT A PF/C WE HAVE THAT ALREADY WHY TRADE WHAT YOU HAVE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE….WE NEED A POINT GUARD!!!!!!!!!! MAY IT BE ROBINSON,,BROOKS,,OR KIRK…CUZ WHEN WE PLAY BOSTON.KOBE MATCHES ALLEN..ARTEST &LAMAR CAN MATCH PIERCE..PAU & BYNUM MATCH WALLACE & KG…..BUT WE CANT MATCH RONDO!!!!!!! WE WILL LOSE!!!!!!! HEY MITCH!!!GET A GOOD POINT GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BE_A_LakerFan

    I’d rather keep Bynum. We need a PG.

  • Robert

    Raja Bell for Sasha (3 point, +D), sign Rafer Alston, release Farmar/Morrison at end of year. Still leaves room for 1 player.

    • http://lakersnation lakertildeath

      arron brooks

    • LC09

      alston suks in case u missed it alston signed wit the heat

  • drive-for-16th

    rafer is in miami now, raja bell is hurt, Ill even take jerry stackhouse hes a good veteran, he wants to play in L.A. he gives us more options than anyone else of the bench, he can actualyy score too.

    • http://lakersnation lakertildeath

      arron brooks from houston hes young an can shoot/ slash

  • drive-for-16th

    Theres not much out there for us to shop for guards cause no one wants our guards if we want to trade them, keep the big men, but the guard situation is a MUST. Fisher won’t probably be a starter next year so we MUST get someone as soon as possible.

  • zaytoven

    hopefully this wakes up bynum and he starts play tough lock down defense

  • lakeshow2010

    bosh for bynum? you’d have to be a fool not to do this deal…we could definitely play pau as a center and bosh as pf…the nba is going small..bynum hurts us bc he refuses to play proper help d every game..offensively bosh is better..and id trust bosh to play better d on a squad like this…bynum will never be the future of the franchise..he’s a fcking pansy ass btch

    • KB24

      F.uck yea I agree, I see that sh.i.t all the time.

  • L.Alaker_show

    i guarantee if we trade bynum to the raptors he will easily average 22,and11 seeing that he will be the first option and he will just get better and thos good stats well just improve

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    bynum will at least get to shoot over there…..here you need a crowbar to get kobe to make a pass…

  • Robert

    Yeah, I think you’re right, @drive-for-16th, Crackhouse might be the best option for the Lakers. I think I recall that he was a decent 3 point shooter, so that makes sense.

  • Laker4 Life

    I would do that trade. Bosh is a guy who plays hard every game. But bynum does not. I hope this trade happens.

  • papa

    If it can happen do it!

  • thanhttrinh

    Bosh doesnt have a ring, plus he plays with heart every fuckin’ game, if hes giong to LA, that would be huge, AB ? not really, AB just showing us he plays with non passion, why would u keep a lazy bitch on the team

  • Salty

    Hahaha, you kids are crazy if you actually think this is a good move for the Lakers.

    • Salty

      Our biggest problem is at point guard, and yet you guys want to give up our main backup just to make the trade work.

      You guys ever wonder why Portland took Oden over Durant, because true centers are a rare commodity these days… and you have one that is 21 with an already amazing post game. Adding Bosh and hopefully resigning him (you want to trade Bynum for only four to six months of Bosh?) means adding ANOTHER max contract on top of Kobe and Gasol AND the big contracts of Odom and Artest.

      Sure the frontline is amazing, but what’s the point if you don’t have a good point guard to spread the floor for them or play defense. Bynum is not the problem you guys, the PG position is. Why change a team midseason when you still have the best record in the league?

  • daboss1848

    two words – PETER VESCEY!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    this trade is not gonna happen!, but if i were to make this deal i do it like this..
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=ylg7tl7

    bynum, morrison, farmar, fisher for jack and bosh..
    fisher gets cut and we resign him in 30 days..

    mean while jack starts for us and at 10ppg and 5 apg and only 26 we got our pg for the next couple years with a fresh 5 yr deal he just signed,

    then we work out an extension for bosh and
    gasol starts at center..
    with the trio of odom, bosh, and gasol up front who needs a real center with that type of versitility..

    name 1 front court combo that could compete with bosh and gasol.. or odom/gasol, or odom/bosh..

    next year we pick up a solid sg back up to kobe.. and we have the deepest team in the league for yeeeears.. (tmac anyone)..

  • fLAV

    Do it ASAP!

  • James

    Bosh is 6’10 1/4 without shoes
    with shoes hes 6’11 1/2

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Chris-Bosh-1740/

    Bosh gained 20 pounds over the summer so he added some muscle.

    Chris Bosh 6’11 1/2 and weighs 250LBS

    I would do his trade in a heartbeat. Bynum didnt even help us in the finals at all or even in the playoffs it was all Odom and Gasol doing the work.

  • LAtimes

    the best thing about the article was the fact that it pointed out we have good assets to trade…sort of. The offseason will be interesting. I would only do this trade if we could get calderon, a guy who plays the POSITION we need to address. We haven’t even played with the whole team healthy so we can definitely improve and a dramatic change like this would just be dumb considering we have PROBLEMS but still the best record in the league. Damn imagine if we didn’t have them…

  • KING BQ

    Don’t do it Mitch. Keep Bynumie. I agree with anybody saying we need a PG! Get rid of Sasha and Mashine. Sign a true PG

  • http://lakersnation lakertildeath

    ARRON BROOKS(HOUSTON) FOR FARMAR, SASHA,MORRISON WE NEED A POINT GUARD NOT A PF/C WE HAVE THAT ALREADY WHY TRADE WHAT YOU HAVE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE….WE NEED A POINT GUARD!!!!!!!!!! MAY IT BE ROBINSON,,BROOKS,,OR KIRK…CUZ WHEN WE PLAY BOSTON.KOBE MATCHES ALLEN..ARTEST &LAMAR CAN MATCH PIERCE..PAU & BYNUM MATCH WALLACE & KG…..BUT WE CANT MATCH RONDO!!!!!!! WE WILL LOSE!!!!!!! HEY MITCH!!!GET A GOOD POINT GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

      Houston is making a big play for Bosh and they are willing to trade Ariza, Brooks, Landry and/or Scola for Bosh, (seems like Ariza is trade bait for them, not that big of a deal)
      So they are in a bigger play for Bosh than the Lakers are and seems like those 4 for Bosh. Chances are though, that they wont trade all 4, but 2 of them and since they have Landry at SF coming off the bench and being more productive than Ariza, Ariza would be the one to go along with Scola or a bench player/ cash/ draft pick.
      Quick note, Houston would have the highest chance for Bosh since he is a Texas native. He was born there.

  • Susan
  • OZy

    The Lakers should get Aaron Brooks for the simple reason that they wouldn’t have to guard him anymore come playoff time.

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