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Old 06-21-2008, 09:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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While Artest is a good idea, I still don't see why the Kings want him

What if the Lakers gave them Bynum for Artest, Udrih, and their 1st next year?

Fisher/Udrih
Kobe
Artest
Odom
Gasol

That's pretty good. Still a little soft inside but it was almost good enough this year, and I don't think Gasol's defence was the reason they lost this series.

I know it sounds dumb to trade Bynum but the guy still isn't a sure thing to be a star, his knee could have issues and I do think his offense this year was overrated, half his points were off Kobe double teams. They might feel his value is at a peak right now and if he pulls a Bargnani next year, they certainly won't get a package like that for him.

Kings do this just for Bynum's potential. With LA, it's riskier to bank your hopes on a non-sure thing, because they want to win right now. With Sacramento, as long as you have Kevin Martin you're in for a long history of mediocrity without any real franchise player. You'll never be bad enough to get a superstar and you'll never be good enough to actually make noise. If Bynum panned out though, that's an awesome pair.
I like that but I really think Bynums gonna become a franchise player for the Lakers, and really, he's only had 1 season with them before the injury. I say give him some time, he's still young, and he's going to be pretty good for the years to come.
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