If the draft proved anything, it is how difficult it is to draft a franchise player. With Kobe in his prime, you build around the best player in the league.
Sign and Trade: Walton and 2nd round pick or filler for Artest
Trade Kwame, Radmanovic, Bynum and #19 pick for Jermaine O' Neal
Then sign Grant Hill as a FA
Lakers team now has Hill, Kobe, Lamar, Artest, O'Neal
We trade Kwame, Farmar, Radman #19
Zach Randolph and Jarrett Jack