NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Offseason, Chris Bosh and Tracy McGrady?

June 22nd, 2010 by Andrew Pierluissi Leave a reply »

Before you argue that Tracy McGrady is not the same player he once was, consider that exactly because of that he will not be paid the same money he once was paid.  Before you write tell yourself it is impossible to pay these two players, plus Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant (this article assumes Chris Bosh is obtained via sign-and-trade). 


Now let’s get to business.  The Los Angeles had a payroll of over $91 million in 2010-2011.  That included large contracts to Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum.  They also have Ron Artest and Lamar Odom making over $6 million a year.  So, how do they obtain two more players demanding big contracts?  You take advantage of a sign-and-trade deal with a team bound to lose their superstar. 


There are plenty of rumors in Toronto and LA about a possible sign-and-trade deal that w ...

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