slimjim wrote:kobejon wrote:YOU DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT GET RID OF ODOM UNTIL YOU SEE HOW HE FITS WITH BYNUM AND GASOL
IF ANYTHING, YOU DO NOT TRADE HIM UNTIL MIDSEASON AT THE EARLIEST
I think LO's value will be best at midseason, right before the deadline, and teams are making adjustments for the postseason.
but if he fits in well with gasol/bynum?
why would we trade him?
it's a win/win.
we can potentially get more in return.
we will see how the trio will operate together.
NOt that simple. Just because Gasol is a smart player and was able to step right in and grasp the offense, don't think everyone can. By doing the trade now it gives the Lakers a full training camp with everyone and a chance to build cohesion the entire season as opposed to a couple months.