Some good news for Lakers fans! These sources are coming from league offices:

RealGM: The Lakers, according to NBA front-office sources, have no looming intentions to initiate any Kobe Bryant trade discussions and still would prefer to hang onto him.

There is nonetheless a growing belief around the league that the proposals will be flooding in now and that Bryant will indeed be moved — possibly even before the season starts — after last week’s admission from Lakers owner Jerry Buss that he “would certainly listen” to trade offers for Bryant in the wake of Kobe’s loud declaration in May that he wants out … and Kobe’s subsequent refusals to recant the request.