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Kobe’s Contract a Priority for Lakers
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 9, 2013 @ 7:52 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The Lakers would gladly welcome Kobe back for a year or two more, although he would have to take a Tim Duncan/Kevin Garnett pay cut to return.
Of course, the other question is “does Dwight Howard want him back?” If Howard does return to the Lakers, would a somewhat slowed Kobe (you’re not quite the same player at his age after this surgery) be willing to cede some of the power on the team to Howard? Can they co-exist? Because if the Lakers are going to win a ring for Kobe in the next couple years they are going to need Howard and some other pieces to stay healthy and contribute.
Just something to watch as the Lakers head into the summer of 2014. The only guys that would be on the payroll for the Lakers that year would be Steve Nash and potentially Howard. It’s a chance for the Lakers to reshape the roster. But they would have to deal with Kobe early because he is a massive cap hold under the CBA that could mess with their plans.
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