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    Well, it looks like my team is going bye-bye again in round 1. The Lakers are in a position, with Bryant being in his prime, that they must add a significant piece via trade. They have no free agent money and a trade is their only option to improve. The Pacers are a young team that can use some young pieces and a draft pick or two. It seems to me that giving up JO would signal the rebuilding of the franchise, and you have some nice young pieces (Granger, Diogu, Daniels). The whole point of the deal from a Laker standpoint would be to get to a title level quickly, so I don't see Odom going in the deal, and the Pacers do not need Odom anyway at this stage (glut of forwards). Remember, LA would be doing this for the present, and is JO that much better than Lamar and Kwame put together? I am not sure. More than likely, this would be the deal:

    Andrew Bynum, Kwame Brown, Vlad Radmanovich, 2008 #1

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    JO and David Harrison

    Bynum is the Lakers big prospect, but it is obvious that it will take him a few years to reach his potential, which the Lakers may not have at this point. He has size and talent, but is a true center, which may not be the great thing it used to be. He can guard the post 5s, but has trouble keeping up with an Amare (who doesn't). I know you guys do not need Rad, but you can maybe move him down the road and you will get yourself a young center for the next 8-10 years, plus Kwame (good rotation big) and a number one. Kobe, LO, JO with the addition of a guard and a 3 to complement Walton would at least give the Lakers a chance to compete for a ring (they would still rank behind Suns and Spurs). By the way, the Lakers cannot give up Farmar simply because they have no other PGs. He is all they have. And Tinsley to LA ain't gonna happen, because he is as non-triangle as it gets. Another possible problem would be if the Pacers are going to ask for this year's Laker pick. The Lakers really need the pick to get a guard, badly! As I said, I would gladly offer the 08 pick, and to complete the deal I guess I would offer a lottery protected pick in 2010 (cannot offer picks in consecutive years due to c.b.a.). Well, I am happy to be here and look forward mixing it up with the great basketball fans of Indiana.

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    Lamar Odom is the man. Welcome to the forum.

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    As I said, that would defeat the purpose of it. Would I trade Lamar and Kwame for JO? Probably but reluctantly. But I would do the Bynum and Brown thing, which I think the Pacers would rather have. Trust me, there are plenty of Laker fans wary of trading Bynum, but I would rather trade Bynum than Odom because of Kobe's age. Giving up both LO and Bynum is just not an option for the Lakers, because they would still be a key player or two short of a title, and that much older.

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    Welcome to the forum LE. I suspect while the Ps are absolutely in rebuild mode they would ask for Odom for sure in a trade. They a have a glut at SF, not at PF.

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    I guess a good question to ask would be: which one would the Pacers rather have out of Odom and Bynum (Lakers will not give both). It seems that the Pacers will need a few years to get back to contention, which is when Bynum will probably be coming into his own. I view him as a 16-10-3 block guy, which is solid (think Robert Parish). Kwame is a good big body to go with Bynum, Rad is bench punch and shooting (I know you don't need him), and the draft pick or two will certainly give you guys some help. I think this deal would be consistent with the AI, VC and Shaq deals in terms of value. Giving up Odom really would defeat the trade from LA's standpoint, and Indiana can play Diogu and Murphy at the 4 until they can find a younger, long term answer. All you guys would need would be to find a PG and a PF. I like a young core of Granger, Bynum, Diogu, Daniels, with a few more picks. I am trying to be as objective as I can while still acknowledging I am a Laker fan. But I truly think this trade is realistic, and I don't say that often with all these rumors.

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    Default Re: Lakers-Pacers potential deal (Laker fan perspective)

    I rather have Bynum.

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    I rather have Bynum.
    What he said.

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    Default Re: Lakers-Pacers potential deal (Laker fan perspective)

    Bynum and the 2007 #1 would have to be in there. Otherwise, the Pacers shouldn't even be talking about a deal.
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    I don't think I would really want to do a deal with the Lakers... nothing really intrigues me on there team that I would give JO up for. (Well except that Untouchable you have) If JO went to the Lakers, I think the Lakers would have to eat up a contract of ours as well.

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    Harsh but simple truth for the Laker fan: that's not going to be enough to get Jermaine. Bynum's interesting, but you're not going to get a 20-10 player for Bynum and a pick. Odom would have to be in there, plus probably Farmer as well. I understand that's too much for the Lakers to give up, but unless you pony up more than that you'll get outbid in the JO sweepstakes.
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    I think that Jermaine and Kobe would be a sick duo. But if you really think about it, we would lose our best player. And who would we get...no one as talented as him. Bynum, no. Odom, no. Lets face it. Jermaine isnt the greatest player ever and not many teams would want him, unless it was for really crappy players. If we do trade him i doubt we will benefit from the trade.

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