Jajwa wrote:It's not a horrible trade idea. I seriously don't think you comprehend how much we'll need a franchise player in five years. Odom doesn't help us now at the SF position. He's just not a good player there so to maneuver and find a way to get a franchise player by using him and Farmar a guy who has defensive lapses galore is actually a fantastic move.
Odom doesn't help us now at SF? Just how do you know that? You've seen him play next to Bynum and Gasol? I'm not saying he'll be the perfect SF, but he'll no doubt help us more than Mayo would. And how are you so sure Mayo will be a franchise player in 5 years anyway? What if he's a bust?....then we traded our most valuable chip for nothing...more important, we would be robbing Kobe of the help he needs. Besides, we already have a franchise player for the future in Bynum. Then you throw in the fact that we have to give up Farmar and Turiaf too? C'mon....these guys have their flaws but all three were VERY important parts of our success. We just had an incredible year and made it to the finals without our starting C.....we can't just trade away a starter and 2 of our better role players for a rookie who isn't ready for primetime, a backup C (especially when there are others in FA), and a 3rd string PG.
Oh ya....and I didn't necessarily mean horrible for the Lakers, I meant horrible all teams involved.