Emeka Okafor - Charolette won't let him go. I don't think he'll be that great of a player anyways. Maybe a Ben Wallace type. but never a KG or Tim Duncan. which is what kobe needs.
Andre Iguodala - It'd be nice. I'm sure philly will scoop him up before then though.
Gilbert Arenas - No. good point guard. he could not handle the triangle, and he definately couldn't handle playing with kobe. he needs the ball in his hands for 18 seconds on every possession to be an effective player.
Baron Davis - He'll be old an injured by then.
Radoslav Nesterovic - HA. maybe we should trade kwame brown for him?
Ben Gordon - Has already expressed interest in leaving chicago (because he wants to be a starter). My guess is he'll be traded before 08...and that team will resign him.
Richard Hamilton - needs the detroit offense to be effective. (which means cutting off 18 different screens to get open for a 15 foot jumpshot.)
Jason Kidd - will be old and crippled by then.
Brent Barry - would be a great pickup for the triangle.
Jermaine O'Neal - Unless Indiana pisses him off big time, i doubt he'd leave.
Ron Artest - Same deal as JO. though i could see Artest getting all hyped up about being in hollywood. and then becoming a free agent to try to get to LA. i don't know how he'd handle the lifestyle when he got there though....lol.
Bruce Bowen - see jason kidd. he's already in his late 30's, i think.
Josh Childress - no.
Josh Smith - can he do anything besides dunk? i don't think so.
Shaun Livingston - no. unless he hits the weight room everyday from now until 2008.
Corey Maggette - will want a boatload of money. (10 mil per season) i've never liked his game.
Shawn Marion - Phoenix won't let him go. and the luxury of playing with steve nash will keep marion there.
Steve Francis - no. see "Gilbert Arenas"
Delonte West - good up and coming point guard. definately a possibility.
Theo Ratliff - he'll be 35. and making 12 mil/season. unless he accepts the veterans minimum.
Tim Duncan - i wish. i think he'll play until he's 45. san antonio will keep him locked up though.
Dwight Howard - Orlando already let go of one of the greatest players in history (shaq, obviously). i really highly doubt that they'd do that again. and i think dwight howard will be great. KG-esque. possible mvp in ~5 years. he'd be a 20-10 guy if steve francis ever passed him the ball. He's got great hands, great post moves, great footwork.
Why can't kwame be like him?
Elton Brand - He'll be making 17 million dollars a year 08.
also...i don't know why he's on this list.
hoopshype.com says his contract expires in 09.