ali LA: What are the chances the Lakers can get Jermaine without giving up Lamar? Thanks
SportsNation Marc Stein: (11:10 AM ET ) I still hear that the chances are nil unless the Lakers are willing to part with Odom AND Bynum. They are not and Indy says they are unwilling to take anything less.
mike(newjersey): Which scenario has a better chance of happening? Jermaine O'Neal to the Lakers or Jermaine O'Neal to the Nets?
SportsNation Marc Stein: (11:36 AM ET ) We have to add a scenario to your list. The scenario where JO starts the season in Indy, which appears to be leading the race at the minute.
Majeed: Isn't a package that includes Bynum and Farmar and spare parts for JO equal to what Minny got in Jefferson, Green, and change?
SportsNation Marc Stein: (11:49 AM ET ) Perhaps. But Indy obviously doesn't feel as desperate to move Jermaine as Minnesota was with KG. The Wolves, remember, should have traded KG at least a year ago. The Pacers' path forward isn't as clear cut.
I guess we will wait till midseason to make a trade when you are out of the playoff picture and the price comes down to Bynum, Farmar, Cook, Kwame and a pick.