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21 Dec 2014 04:25:07
LAL future

Draft Justice Winslow or Stanley Johnson because they need a SF
-then
Lakers sign Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love
(They played together at UCLA)

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21 Dec 2014 01:03:29
3-Team Trade
LAL get:
Goran Dragic
Evan Turner
Brandon Bass
PHX get:
Steve Nash
Jeff Green
Trade Exceptions
Cash Considerations
BOS get:
Jeremy Lin
Ryan Kelly
P. J. Tucker
Anthony Tolliver
Draft Picks
Trade Exceptions
Cash Considerations

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20 Dec 2014 01:00:18
The Mavs need to adress lack of depth with their big men quickly. It doesn't need to be a major acquisition, but they do need to bring in someone to provide some energy off the bench.

My Suggested Trade:
Mavericks Get: Ed Davis, Jordan Clarkson
Lakers Get: Raymond Felton, Dwight Powell

Lineups

Lakers:
PG: Felton, Lin, Price, Nash(Retired)
SG: Kobe, Ellington, Henry (INJ)
SF: Johnson, Young
PF: Boozer, Kelly, Powell, Randle (INJ)
C: Hill, Sacre

Mavericks:
PG: Rondo, Barea, Clarkson
SG: Ellis, Harris, Ledo
SF: Parsons, Jefferson
PF: Dirk, Aminu, Villenuava
C: Chandler, Davis, Smith

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19 Dec 2014 21:17:57
Lakers 2015

Monroe 3y 40m

Harris 3y 20m

Lin 2nd dp for knight

Knight Clarkson
Kobe Young
Harris Johnson
Hill Randle
Monroe Davis

Ca

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19 Dec 2014 18:41:16
Lakers-Pistons

Lakers get Jennings and Datome

Pistons get Lin and Johnson

NBA

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19 Dec 2014 17:13:09
LAL-SAC-DET

LAL get Greg Monroe

SAC get Josh Smith and 2nd from LAL

DET get Derrick Williams , Jordan Hill and 1st from Kings

Lakers get the center they need
Kings get PF with defense
Pistons gets energy

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19 Dec 2014 05:36:51
Celtics have waived Vitor Faverani maybe the lakers could use him

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I'm glad the Lakers didn't go after Rondo. I'd offer the Celtics.

Celtics - Nash and 2nd round pick

Lakers - Jeff Green

Under no circumstances should we give up a first rounder for anyone. except Anthony Davis of course.

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19 Dec 2014 04:54:27
The following encompasses a scenario where the Lakers do keep their top five pick in the 2015 draft.

In the 2015 summer free agency period:

-trade Jordan Hill and Houston's 2015 first rounder for Greg Monroe (this allows LA to use their $5 million trade exceptions to actually sign draft pick within CBA rules)

-sign Greg Monroe $14 million
-sign Jimmy Butler $14 million
-sign Reggie Jackson $11 million
-sign Thomas Robinson for vet minimum
-sign 2015 first round pick (likely 4th or 5th) Stanley Johnson for roughly $4 million

-resign Ed Davis for mid-level exception

2015-2016 Depth

Reggie Jackson/Jordan Clarkson
Kobe Bryant/Nick Young
Jimmy Butler/Stanley Johnson
Julius Randle/Thomas Robinson
Greg Monroe/Ed Davis

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19 Dec 2014 01:16:35
So Rondo's gone
now what? any ideas?
Lakers - Nets
Lakers get :Lopez
Nets get : Nash + pick
Lakers- Celtics
Lakers get: Green
Celtics get: pick + henry and maybe wayne

PG: Price, Lin, Clarkson
SG: Kobe, Young
SF: Green, Wes, kelly
PF: Davis, Booz, randle
C : Lopez, Hill, Sacre

solid team, 8th spot guaranteed in my opinion

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Rondo is damaged goods.

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19 Dec 2014 01:14:47
Rest of this season don't make any moves unless it is to dump Jeremy Lin for a pick. Finish out the season. The scenario I am discussing is one based on the Lakers not retaining their top 5 pick (that the Suns currently have. )

2015 summer free agency

-trade Jordan Hill and Houston's 2015 first round pick for 2018 first rounder (pray to draft Seventh Woods)

-sign Marc Gasol for $19 million
-sign Jimmy Butler for $14 million
-sign Reggie Jackson for $11 million
-sign Thomas Robinson vet minimum

-resign Wes Johnson for vet minimum
-resign Ed Davis for mid-level exception

2015-2016 Depth

Reggie Jackson/Jordan Clarkson
Kobe Bryant/Nick Young
Jimmy Butler/Wes Johnson
Julius Randle/Thomas Robinson/Ryan Kelly
Marc Gasol/Ed Davis/Robert Sacre


In 2016 throw all the money you can at Durant. If he doesn't bite, go get Demar Derozan.

2016-2017

Reggie Jackson
Demar Derozan
Jimmy Butler
Julius Randle
Marc Gasol

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My own post is impossible financially. Please do ignore

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18 Dec 2014 16:28:13
the lakers need to pursue rondo hard because if he goes to the rockets or mavericks he will not leave those teams in free agency. Go all in rondo.
Boston receives: Lin, Hill, wes, nash and houstons first round pick
Lakers receive: Rondo, Bass, jeff green
lakers new lineup:
Rondo/ clarkson/ price
Kobe/ ellington
Green/ young
Bass/ boozer/ kelly
Davis/ sacre

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18 Dec 2014 14:59:41
Lakers-Pistons-Celtics

LAL get Greg Monroe

DET get Jeff Green and 2nd from LAL

BOS get future 1st from LAL and Jeremy Lin


win-win trade I think
Lakers get their Center who can help Kobe offensively
Monroe is leaving , Jeff Green is a pretty good replacement
Celtics are trying to get a first for Green , they also get expiring contract

Technical

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Not a bad idea at all and actually makes sense for all teams involved. Detroit could finally move Smith to the 4 and have green play 3. Finally an intelligent inference on here

jackexeter

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What if Greg doesn't sign extension

Pjrw

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17 Dec 2014 23:06:28
trade javale mcgee for lin great trade for both teams or any laker player not kobe young randle clarkson for draft picks

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17 Dec 2014 20:51:09
Lakers Active Roster + Season averages
-Carlos Boozer (13ppg 7rpg, cannot be traded)
-Kobe Bryant (25ppg 5rpg 4 apg, not going to be traded)
-Jordan Clarkson (4.5 ppg 1 rpg)
-Ed Davis (6ppg 7rpg)
-Wayne Ellington (6ppg 2rpg)
-Ronnie Price (3ppg 3 apg)
-Jeremy Lin (10ppg 2rpg 4.8apg)
-Jordan Hill (12.8ppg 8rpg)
-Wesley Johnson (8ppg 3rpg)
-Robert Sacre (4ppg 2rpg)
-Nick Young (15ppg 2rpg)

Lakers mid-season trade:
-Ed Davis, Clippers 2nd round pick to CLEVELAND (lacks interior defense), for Brendan Haywood and their 2015 first via Memphis (1-5 protected, 15-30 protected-Cleveland will not be a lottery team 6-14 in order to keep this pick. They will lose it for nothing or they can trade it to a possible lottery team like the Lakers in exchange for a useful player)

Lakers 2015 Draft:
The team will not be bad enough to keep their top 5 protected, but they should be able to keep the Cleveland pick and fall in the 6-14 range in the lottery. Hypothetically speaking, let's just say they're able to get a pick 6-8.
-Draft: Stanley Johnson

Lakers 2015 Offseason:
-Roy Hibbert (4y, 60m similar to current salary)
-Goran Dragic (3y, 24m 1m more than this season)
-Wayne Ellington (2y, 2.5m)
-Steve Blake(2y, 4m)

Lakers pick up contract options on:
-Jordan Hill
-Jordan Clarkson
-Robert Sacre

Salary: 66m

PG: Goran Dragic/Steve Blake
SG: Kobe Bryant/Wayne Ellington/Jordan Clarkson
SF: Stanley Johnson/Nick Young
PF: Jordan Hill/Julius Randle/Ryan Kelly
C: Roy Hibbert/Robert Sacre

Not sure if a guaranteed playoff team in the west, however it is a competitive team and a better defensive team than the current. They can remain a .500 team and when Kobe's 24 million comes off the books, there is room to sign: Demar Derozan, Bradely Beal, Lance Stevenson, Dion Waiters possible max shooting guard replacement for Kobe or move Goran over to the 2 and bring in Mike Conley for the max.

honestlakersfan

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We really need to hang on to Ed Davis unless he is part of a big deal getting LA someone very good because the Lakers will likely want to resign him for next year. Also, why trade for that Cleveland/Memphis first round pick when both Cleveland and Memphis have very good records that will likely result in a pick that is 15-30 so LA would be giving up Ed Davis for nothing.

Why sign Roy Hibbert for $15 million when Jordan Hill has better statistics and is younger for $9 million?

Goran Dragic is opting out of his contract because he knows he can at the least get $13 million on the open market.

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17 Dec 2014 20:41:40
Lakers-Hornets

Lakers get Lance Stephenson

Hornets get Jeremy Lin , Wayne Ellington and 2nd round pick

* Kobe has the capability to control such Stephenson's attitude and make him better, Stephenson can play multiple positions and could be built as a strong PG with a very Good defensive ability

L. Stephenson / R. Price
K. Bryant / J. Clarkson / X. Henry
W. Johnson / N. Young / R. Kelly
C. Boozer / E. Davis / J. Randle
J. Hill / R. Sacre

* Lance is not working well with the Hornets , seems like he is not motivated and they get the expiring contract of Jeremy Lin and a good shooter in Ellington

K. Walker / J. Lin / B. Roberts
G. Henderson / G. Neal / P. Hairston
M. Kidd-Gilchrist / W. Ellington
C. Zeller / M. Williams / N. Vonleh
A. Jefferson / B. Biyombo / J. Maxiell

USA

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Lance Stephenson would only make matters worse. He has a long term contract and is unable to perform in the lowly East for a team that should be doing well so why would he do better for the currently lowly Lakers especially when Kobe is only around for one more year?

Lance Stephenson plays SF by the way so I can't begin to understand the thinking behind putting him at PG to try to guard people like Westbrook and Chris Paul. Let's move a mercurial head-case SF to PG in a new system with Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles expectations. Nightmare scenario. No

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17 Dec 2014 09:02:52
La Lakers Trade: Pg. steve nash, jeremy Lin, jordan hill, wesley johsnon and first round draft pick, boston Celtics Trade: Pg Rajon Rondo, sf jeff green, sf gerald wallace an 2nd round drft pick this most likely will hapen @lakers insider

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17 Dec 2014 06:33:26
I'm hoping Lakers swing a trade for Reggie Jackson. Thunder really would benefit from someone like J. Hill. If OKC truly wants to contend and not pay Jackson. Something like this would be viable.
Lakers get Reggie Jackson & Kendrick Perkins

Thunder get J. Hill and Ronnie Price

Now if Charlotte wants to get rid of Stephenson contract. Lakers can offer Jeremy Lin and Wesley Johnson. See if they bite.

2015 free agency is filled with centers that Lakers can go after Marc Gasol, Brook Lopez, Roy Hibbert, DeAndre Jordan, Nikola Vucevic, Omer Asik, Robin Lopez, Enes Kanter, Tyson Chandler.

Reggie Jackson/ J. Clarkson

Kobe Bryant/ Ellington

Stephenson/ Young

Randle/ R. Kelly

FA/ Davis

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Where's Perkins in the line up
a starter?

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This is definitely believable and plausible but lacks for wisdom and longevity. Mitch and all others should stay far away from Lance Stephenson

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I think Lance Stephenson would mesh well with the team especially Kobe. He can definitely fit that Ron Artest role. Lance Stephenson is not ready to be the man but he is definitely one great role player that can be a difference maker. Jackson is someone Lakers need to lock down and sign long term. He is not very injury prone and can keep up with the elite athletic PG. He does not need plays made for him. As for Perkins he is just a contract that ends next season.

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17 Dec 2014 04:12:09
lakers boston trade deal lakers get rajon rondo boston get steve nas julius randle 1rd pick via rockets

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17 Dec 2014 03:18:23
POR
-Wesley Johnson + Jordan Hill

LAL
-Nicolas Batum

-Lakers trade Batum, Rockets 1st to Spurs for Kawhi Leonard

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15 Dec 2014 23:17:40
Lakers Get:
-Tony Wroten
-Nerlens Noel
-Alexey Shved

Sixers Get:
-Steve Nash
-Julius Randle
-Jordan Clarkson
-2015 1st Round Pick(Rockets)
-2016 1st Round Pick(Lakers)

NBA Easy Breezy

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I wouldn't give up picks for anyone in the league right now except for Anthony Davis. Lakers are better off tanking at this point. Tank this year and next.

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15 Dec 2014 19:50:17
great move for LA and NY

JRSmith Calderon Prigioni for Nash Lin

Knicks free more money
Lakers make a push for playoffs

2015-16 Lakers Roster
Calderon/Prigioni/Clarkson
Kobe/JrSmith/fa
Young/Henry/Johnson
Randolph/Kelly/Davis
Monroe/D.Johnson-28th/Sacre

Shumpert for 1st

Knicks Offseason
Hardaway and Early for Terrence Ross
Paul Milsap 4yr 68 mil
Al Jefferson 4yr 68 mil
Patrick Beverly 4yr 20 mil
resign Amare Acy

Beverly/Larkin/Galloway
Ross/Selden
Melo/Thanasis
Milsap/Amare/Acy
Jefferson/Okafor-2nd/AJ Hammons-2nd

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15 Dec 2014 18:58:19
Lakers 2015

Rondo 3y 45



Rondo Lin
Kobe Clarkson
Johnson Young
Randle Boozer
Hill Davis Sacre

Ca

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14 Dec 2014 17:06:04
Lakers 2015

Rondo 3y 45m

Tobias Harris 3y 21m

Rondo Lin
Kobe Young
Harris Johnson
Randle Boozer
Hill Davis

Ca

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Tobias Harris will cost much more than $7 million, Rondo more than $15, and why on earth would we resign Carlos Boozer?

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14 Dec 2014 06:43:24
Scenario if Lakers do not keep their first round pick (protected 1-5)

Trade Jordan Hill, Houston's 1st rounder, Ryan Kelly, 2nd round pick for Andre Drummond

Sign Rajon Rondo for $17 million
Sign Jimmy Butler for $14 million
resign Ed Davis for mid-level exception
sign Thomas Robinson and Wes Johnson for vet minimum

Rajon Rondo/Jordan Clarkson
Kobe Bryant/Nick Young
Jimmy Butler/Wesley Johnson
Julius Randle/Thomas Robinson
Andre Drummond/Ed Davis

jackexeter

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If lakers get Monroe or Gasol instead
they have a chance

Pjrw

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Monroe or Gasol instead of whom? the Drummond trade would be necessary because of his inexpensive contract where his numbers are still close to Hill's for $8 million less, allowing for the signing of two close-to-max players in Rondo and Butler

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I see. Andre the giant's good

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14 Dec 2014 04:50:02
Nets Get:
-Steve Nash
-Jeremy Lin
-Tony Wroten
-2015 1st Round Rockets Pick
Nets Trade:
-Deron Williams

Lakers Get:
-Nerlens Noel
-Luc Mbah a Moute
-Deron Williams
Lakers Trade:
-Julius Randle
-Steve Nash
-Jeremy Lin
-2016 1st Round Pick
-2015 1st Round Rockets Pick

Sixers Get:
-Julius Randle
-2016 Lakers 1st Round Pick
Sixers Trade:
-Tony Wroten
-Nerlens Noel
-Luc Mbah a Moute

Lakers 2015 Roster
Williams - Price - Clarkson
Bryant - Young - Ellington
Johnson - Luc - Henry
Boozer - Davis - Kelly
Noel - Hill - Sacre

Nets 2015 Roster
Lin - Jack - Gutierrez
Wroten - Anderson - Brown
Johnson - Bogdanovic - Karasev
Garnett - Teletovic - Jefferson
Lopez - Plumlee - Jordan

Lakers do this because they can prepare for next season, they get a player who can play well in the backcourt with Kobe, and they get a rim protector who at best case scenario can take the reigns of the franchise after Kobe retires, they wouldn't have a lot of cap space next season, but they will have enough to resign some players on the roster and sign a couple veterans who want to win

Sixers do this because they get worse this year, they are planning on having a LONG but successful rebuilding process, they get Julius Randle who will look good next to Embiid in the front court, and they also get a pick for the future which might be high, they will have a better odds of being the worst team this year, thus getting them a better chance to get the number 1 pick, they also have Saric coming soon

The Nets do this because they need to get rid of money this season, They are paying useless money for being over the Luxury Tax and they are a horrible team, they get a late first round pick this year and they get Tony Wroten who is looking so far to be a pretty good young guard who has a ceiling of maybe at best 20 PPG on a Playoff team, they get Steve Nash who will just be an expiring contract but might be some veteran Tudor to the young players, and they get Jeremy Lin who is also an expiring contract but he may be a piece for the future, he most certainly won't be making as much money as he is this year, but he may be a good role player for Brooklyn in years to come

Feedback Please?

NBA Easy Breezy

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Negative feedback necessary. It would be brainless to give up three first round picks (Lakers top five protected, Randle, and Houston's 1st) for an overpaid and past-his-prime PG especially when the Lakers will be rid of Nash and Randle's contracts that add up to the same amount of Deron Williams' salary that could be spent on someone or someones who is/are actually worth all of that money. All of these trades on here involving Brooklyn are beyond foolish and short-sighted; Brooklyn has nobody worth trading for except Plumlee

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Not much improvement for the lakers

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14 Dec 2014 02:22:24
Lakers 2015

Rondo 3y 45m

Monroe 3y 40m

Rondo Lin
Kobe Ellington
Johnson Young
Randle Boozer
Monroe Davis


Trade Hill

Ca

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Monroe will likely be scooped up by NY in the offseason and Carlos Boozer is not in any way a step in the right direction--never was

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13 Dec 2014 20:35:28
Lakers Get:
-Nerlens Noel

Sixers Get:
-Julius Randle

Maybe throw some picks in there somewhere

NBA Easy Breezy

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13 Dec 2014 16:21:39
The only trade I'd make this year is to move Nash's contract.

Celtics - Nash's contract and future second round pick.

Lakers - Jeff Green

And kudos to Kobe Bean Bryant for NOT passing MJ on ESPN. That's right Kobe your loyalty is to the Lakers and TWC.

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13 Dec 2014 15:13:40
Lakers-Celtics-Knicks

unbelievable trade

Lakers acquire Marcus Smart , James Young , Gerald Wallace , 1st round pick from Boston

Celtics acquire Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony

Knicks acquire Jeremy Lin exp , Kelly Olynyk , Jeff Green , 1st from Boston

Celtics sign Emeka Okafor and Tyrus Thomas

Rajon Rondo / Phil Pressey / Avery Bradley
Kobe Bryant / Avery Bradley
Carmelo Anthony / Evan Turner
Jared Sullinger / Tyrus Thomas
Emeka Okafor / Tyler Zeller / Vitor Faverani

espn33

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Lmao so unrealistic it's sad

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13 Dec 2014 15:38:25
get rondo in the off season.
draft a center (hopefully okafor but probably towns jr).
let boozer/henry walk
resign everyone else
sign greg monroe
when kobe's contract expires make a move for kd
(in two years)
rondo-lin
young-clarkson
kd-matthews
monroe-randle-kelly
okafor-hill-davis

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Makes so much sense

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You are not taking salaries and the salary cap into consideration at all. This is quite simply not a possibility from the beginning to end

jackexeter

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Yep. Simple and possible

Pjrw

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Possible if new CBA agreement goes down before free agency in summer of '16. and take out Monroe but throw in Kobe for one more year after summer '16. but a way shorter deal, at that point Kobe will finally take a page out of Gregg Pop & Spurs book to capture one last championship. Byron Scott also believed Kobe could play one more year after his deal is done in '16. With Kobe usually always being very ambiguous about future plans. the better question would be why wouldn't he want to sign a shorter deal with these names on that possible roster?

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