Originally Posted by MC KAos
I'm telling you, I just have a feeling he is going to end up getting traded to Brooklyn, just a gut feeling. Atlanta is probably number 2 with Dallas and Houston having outside shots at him. I don't think he stays in LA if Kobe stays.
It is virtually impossible to get him to Brooklyn.
One of the reasons Cuban used for getting under the cap was how tough trades would be for teams over the cap in the new system.
LAL and Brooklyn both gave up future draft picks in trades last year.
Neither is anywhere near under the cap thus can't take back any cash.
They need multiple teams willing to take on cash and have few assets to use to encourage such a team.
ATL and DAL both have space and some assets.
DAL looked like a lock for a lottery pick 2 weeks ago and has a ton of expiring contracts which clear cap space.
HOU isn't in the mix anymore because Lin and Harden make too much money.
So for HOU to work it out they'd need to trade Harden for D12 and that trade makes zero sense for either team.
As a Mavs fan I am not sure I'd want D12. He needs to prove he is healthy. Right now he hasn't even been that good defensively.
Someone would take Gasol but no one is taking MWP. Kobe makes too much money to get rid of.