Even with K.G., Lakers couldn’t win the West
According to published reports, the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to acquire All-Star forward Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Lakers are said to be offering forward Lamar Odom and center Andrew Bynum.
If the Lakers can pull it off, the deal would give Kobe Bryant some big-time help. But the Lakers would still be the fifth- or sixth-best team in the Western Conference.
There’s no way Kobe and K.G. could overcome the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.
Kobe Bryant won’t win another championship unless he’s traded to one of the aforementioned teams. And he can forget that; they don’t need him, and they’re certainly not willing to give up what it would take to get him.