therealdeal wrote:What is with this ridiculous need for him to commit in the middle of the season?
Trade him? That's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. Unless Dwight Howard says "I'm not staying" you don't trade him. Plain and simple.
ridiculous? hardly. like every player in his situation, if you want the questions to stop, give an answer. a non-answer is, in its way, an answer to that question anyway. and you don't have to sign anything: just say that your first choice would be to stay here. it's simple. it's not fully commital (as nothing can be until things are signed), but it's not non-commital, which is what he's been here and was in orlando.
as i said: i don't like a single thing he's said all year long. unless he's telling management different things behind closed doors, you'd have to consider offers at this point. his value is probably low right now, though, so you just have to cross your fingers.
as for his complaints: roo's right. he gets touches. maybe more than he should given how he's produced on offense this year. and the rock is right, too: if anything, you avoid the subject entirely because you know the media is after the "kobe shoots too much" angle. why give it to them?
i know: because you want to be their friend. tell kobe he shoots too much. to his face. tell stephen a. smith that you've got to make yourself a more viable offensive option.