Report: Lakers Willing to Trade Anyone But Kobe Bryant for Dwight Howard, Chris Paul


The Lakers are known to want to get younger after their aging core fell short in last year's playoffs, and they are reportedly willing to revamp almost their entire roster.

The Lakers are willing to part with anyone except Kobe Bryant to pull off two trades, one for Magic center Dwight Howard and one for Hornets point guard Chris Paul, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports. That includes Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum, Broussard's sources say.

While this could be better for Orlando and New Orleans than letting both players walk away in free agency at the end of the year, it's questionable whether either team would consider such offers fair.
The 31-year-old Gasol's contract runs through 2014, and Odom, 32, is in the last year of his deal with a team option next season. Bynum is only 24, but has averaged only 55 games per season in his six-year NBA career.

The Knicks, Clippers and Nets are also rumored to be interested in signing Howard, Paul or both.

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