Trading Kobe Bryant an Option for Lakers?
Kobe Bryant has spoken freely this season about the end, and it’s relative nighness.
The Lakers face an uncertain future following a season that, save a shocking run, ends poorly. Does Dwight stick around? Who can Pau Gasol fetch on the trade market? Would the Lakers trade Steve Nash? Having doubled and tripled down on this season, the Lakers don’t have much by way of future assets to put towards instant improvement.
If things go off the rails this summer, the smartest thing for the Lakers could be to accelerate the post-Kobe rebuild while Kobe is still on the team. Not exactly the send-off anyone imagined for the guy some believe the greatest player in franchise history.