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spreadeagle
10-29-2014, 09:11 PM
I know the last thing PSD needs is another Kobe thread, so dont hate me lol but thought this was pretty interesting given the development of Randle's injury




The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.

The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the playoffs. The Lakers also get to keep their 2015 first round pick if it is in the top-5.

The Knicks are an especially interesting possibility due to his connection to Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher and Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks could include young players like Iman Shumpert and/or Tim Hardaway Jr., along with a 2015 first rounder and they also have the expiring contracts of Amar'e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani.

"I don't think Mitch has much choice but to find ways to lose," one GM told ESPN. "They're going to be bad anyway. You don't want to be just good enough that you lose the pick and still miss the playoffs. I don't think they have the assets to get good enough to make the playoffs and I don't think they have the [expletive] to trade Kobe. It's paradoxical, but right now losing seems like the only way to really get better."

Bryant's contract expires after the 15-16 NBA season.

effen5
10-29-2014, 09:20 PM
I don't know who would be the bigger idiot...the lakers for signing kobe to a ridiculous contract or the team trading for him giving up all their young assets....

spreadeagle
10-29-2014, 09:24 PM
I don't know who would be the bigger idiot...the lakers for signing kobe to a ridiculous contract or the team trading for him giving up all their young assets....

Nets and Knicks I could see doing it forsure just based on past history, I could see Cuban wanting kobe for one last chance at a ring with Dirk...and it would make a huge splash for the hornets if for nothing more than publicity, fan attendance ect

Avenged
10-29-2014, 09:27 PM
Kobe with the Knicks reuniting with Fish and Phil would be sweet. But he's not going anywhere come on now.

Saddletramp
10-29-2014, 09:29 PM
Honestly with this crap. Who would the Mavericks give up for Kobe? Dirk ain't going anywhere, Parsons is pretty much unmoveable and there's no way they trade Tyson Chandler. Ellis would have to be involved but then they'd have to come up with another $16 million to make the numbers work and the Lakers aren't taking your Nelsons, Jeffersons and Charlie Vs (not that they'd even come close to matching up).

bomber0104
10-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Kobe on the Mavs would be sweet

bucketss
10-29-2014, 09:30 PM
nets never learn their lesson.

spreadeagle
10-29-2014, 09:30 PM
id like to see him go home to Philly for one year! haha

Avenged
10-29-2014, 09:35 PM
id like to see him go home to Philly for one year! haha

Doesn't Philly hate him? Would be awkward lol

spreadeagle
10-29-2014, 09:38 PM
Doesn't Philly hate him? Would be awkward lol

they hate everyone equally

SanAntonioSpurs23
10-29-2014, 09:46 PM
I would love to see Kobe go to the Mavs. The implosion of that team would be magical.

IBleedPurple
10-29-2014, 09:52 PM
Kobe on the Mavs would be sweetIt's the only one that makes any bit of sense IMO

DarkKnight
10-29-2014, 10:22 PM
Kobe's contract won't look so bad when the new cap kicks in

Ty22Mitchell
10-30-2014, 05:25 AM
I feel torn.I think Mr Bryant deserves a better team than this to end his career, but at the same time if you're Mitch you have to tank. This team isn't even close to a playoff run, let a lone a championship. If I were GM you flat out ask if Mr Bryant is on board or not. If he isn't ask where he wants to go. I will say that if he sticks around like Kareem to see this thing through, I will have a new level of respect for him.

jp611
10-30-2014, 05:49 AM
The Nets are gonna be all over this :laugh2:

They love past their prime players in Brooklyn.

jimm120
10-30-2014, 06:42 AM
If you're giving up nothing big, ...even then I wouldn't take him in the Knicks. It stops rebuilding in 2015 and postpones it to 2016(better FA class but....).

Crackadalic
10-30-2014, 07:01 AM
We can't even trade our 2015 pick because we traded last year's pick already

Amare/thjr/larkin for kobe and future pick is all I'll offer

ManningToTyree
10-30-2014, 08:27 AM
The lakers can have anyone on the Knicks roster and it wouldn't be equal value.

I'm not as confident as some that Kobe will finish in LA. The man lives to win. This season is going to be the most frustrating in his career

xxplayerxx23
10-30-2014, 08:50 AM
If the knicks give up anybody but shumpert with amare for kobe id lose it.

JayMoralesMusic
10-30-2014, 08:53 AM
If Lakers do move Kobe, it's almost a given the Knicks are in on it. Expiring deals, First Round Pick, and either Shump or Hardaway, which both could be good players in this league but not really game changers for the Biggest Winner in the League in the system he won the most in it's a No Brainer

xxplayerxx23
10-30-2014, 09:03 AM
No way in any world am I trading hardaway for him. Shumpert eh I don't care don't know if we are even going to resigning him

Pierzynski4Prez
10-30-2014, 09:37 AM
I would hope that no team is that stupid to give up anything for Kobe and that contract.

Pierzynski4Prez
10-30-2014, 09:38 AM
If Lakers do move Kobe, it's almost a given the Knicks are in on it. Expiring deals, First Round Pick, and either Shump or Hardaway, which both could be good players in this league but not really game changers for the Biggest Winner in the League in the system he won the most in it's a No Brainer

Lucky for the Knicks they aren't allowed to trade that pick.

nycericanguy
10-30-2014, 09:46 AM
I don't know who would be the bigger idiot...the lakers for signing kobe to a ridiculous contract or the team trading for him giving up all their young assets....

I wouldn't give more than AMare's expiring and THJR or Shump... maybe throw in Early or something. But that would be it.

Kobe's a great player, but realistically you're getting 2 years, maybe 3 from him.

xxplayerxx23
10-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Lucky to get more then this year, Kobe isn't bad but not worth giving up hardaway

king4day
10-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Kemba, Stephenson, Kobe, Zeller, Jefferson (This lineup could compete with anyone in the east for sure)

Figure Charlotte would have to trade MKG and their rookies from this past draft though.
It would back TWC arena for sure though.

YAALREADYKNO
10-30-2014, 10:16 AM
kobe isn't going anywhere. The whole city of LA would riot if that happened lol but the I'd love to see Kobe and Dirk on the same team because they're my two favorite players

2-ONE-5
10-30-2014, 10:23 AM
id like to see him go home to Philly for one year! haha

except Philly isnt really his home.

hugepatsfan
10-30-2014, 10:30 AM
Kobe's contract won't look so bad when the new cap kicks in

It won't be as crippling but he'll still be tremendously overpaid and a significant hinderance to his team adding talent around him.

foonaka
10-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Kobe is going nowhere. He's their only chance to sell tickets this season. If the Lakers can't add a significant piece next season then I expect them to try and move him, but I'd still give it a less than 10% chance he goes anywhere. Unless he forces their hand, which he's said he would never do again.

Vinylman
10-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Kobe's contract won't look so bad when the new cap kicks in

True... since he won't be under contract

DoMeFavors
10-30-2014, 02:58 PM
Nets are a top destination now, Kobe wants to be a Net. This is great news!

lamzoka
10-30-2014, 03:06 PM
We can't even trade our 2015 pick because we traded last year's pick already

Amare/thjr/larkin for kobe and future pick is all I'll offer

We can trade the rights of the pick on draft night. For example lakers would tell us to draft X player, we would draft him then trade him to LA.


But honestly trading for Kobe would be plain stupid for the Knicks. We should go after M. Gasol and Dragic instead

lamzoka
10-30-2014, 03:07 PM
Nets are a top destination now, Kobe wants to be a Net. This is great news!

Ya didn't learn after D-Will, KG and Pierce :laugh2:

P&GRealist
10-30-2014, 03:13 PM
He's not going anywhere. He will retire playing for the memory of Dr. Buss. A 6th championship elsewhere is meaningless.

P&GRealist
10-30-2014, 03:13 PM
We can trade the rights of the pick on draft night. For example lakers would tell us to draft X player, we would draft him then trade him to LA.


But honestly trading for Kobe would be plain stupid for the Knicks. We should go after M. Gasol and Dragic instead

No

lamzoka
10-30-2014, 03:15 PM
No

What do mean "NO"?

elaborate...

Vinylman
10-30-2014, 03:28 PM
We can trade the rights of the pick on draft night. For example lakers would tell us to draft X player, we would draft him then trade him to LA.


But honestly trading for Kobe would be plain stupid for the Knicks. We should go after M. Gasol and Dragic instead

dude is wrong ... last years pick has no bearing on whether you can trade this years pick....

the rule is you can't trade FUTURE #1 picks in consecutive years so unless the Knicks have traded their 2016 pick they can definitely trade their 2015 pick

2-ONE-5
10-30-2014, 04:00 PM
Nets are a top destination now, Kobe wants to be a Net. This is great news!

hahahah classic!

lamzoka
10-30-2014, 04:01 PM
dude is wrong ... last years pick has no bearing on whether you can trade this years pick....

the rule is you can't trade FUTURE #1 picks in consecutive years so unless the Knicks have traded their 2016 pick they can definitely trade their 2015 pick

If you traded your 2014 pick, you can't trade away your 2015 pick. It's still consecutive picks.

The only thing you can do is draft the player then trade his rights to another team. That doesn't count as trading away a pick, because you're trading an actual player.

abe_froman
10-30-2014, 04:02 PM
everyone in need of scoring are interested in kobe...but there's no way the lakers are trading him

Big2win
10-30-2014, 04:53 PM
I can't see Kobe just wasting his final years not being able to compete for a championship. There is no other place he could possibly leave LA to play for besides NY.

gatkins11
10-30-2014, 09:49 PM
Nets are a top destination now, Kobe wants to be a Net. This is great news!

Good jokes.

Cal827
10-30-2014, 10:25 PM
DoMeFavors is the MVP of every thread that even mentions the Nets :clap:

Vinylman
10-31-2014, 04:32 PM
If you traded your 2014 pick, you can't trade away your 2015 pick. It's still consecutive picks.

The only thing you can do is draft the player then trade his rights to another team. That doesn't count as trading away a pick, because you're trading an actual player.

wrong... it is consecutive future picks... the lakers do it every year almost....

Lakers hadn't picked anyone in the first round before last year since 2009

xxplayerxx23
10-31-2014, 06:31 PM
wrong... it is consecutive future picks... the lakers do it every year almost....

Lakers hadn't picked anyone in the first round before last year since 2009

You are not allowed to deal your 015 if you don't have your 016 the knicks don't have it and aren't allowed to do it.

bleedprple&gold
10-31-2014, 06:38 PM
You are not allowed to deal your 015 if you don't have your 016 the knicks don't have it and aren't allowed to do it.

You are right, traded it in Bargnani trade.
http://www.prosportstransactions.com/basketball/DraftTrades/Future/Knicks.htm

Vinylman
10-31-2014, 06:42 PM
You are not allowed to deal your 015 if you don't have your 016 the knicks don't have it and aren't allowed to do it.

to bad that isn't what we were talking about... try and follow along

bleedprple&gold
10-31-2014, 06:45 PM
to bad that isn't what we were talking about... try and follow along

I think he's right. '15 and '16 are consecutive future picks. If you don't have '16 you can't trade '15 (unless the trade is done on draft night).

Vinylman
10-31-2014, 06:51 PM
I think he's right. '15 and '16 are consecutive future picks. If you don't have '16 you can't trade '15 (unless the trade is done on draft night).

oh he is right about that but what i and the other chap were talking about has nothing to do with that

uprightciti
10-31-2014, 06:57 PM
kobe is not worth any picks right now!

he is worth a few pieces of young talent and expiring contracts.

thats it!