NBA GM Says Kobe Has No Trade Value

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NBA GM says Kobe has no trade value

The Los Angeles Lakers granted Kobe Bryant a 2-year, $48 million extension before he tore his Achilles. Many questioned the move from a business standpoint.

Obviously, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, but he’s on the downside of his career and the Lakers handicapped themselves from signing other max guys.

Trading Kobe could be an option to free up cap space, but would anyone be willing to take on his hefty contract?

One anonymous general manager doesn’t think Kobe is worth it.

Seven months after he ruptured his left Achilles ­tendon—and three weeks before he fractured his left ­kneecap—Bryant­ signed a $48.5 million, two-year deal. The contract, widely derided as the worst in the game, makes Bryant nearly impossible to move, even were the Lakers to try. Asked about Kobe’s value on the market, one GM answers definitively: ‘Zero. Look at that number. Who takes him?’

I wonder who this general manager is.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Anon GMs are the worst have the ovaries to say it publicly. Unlike Chicago. Having Kobe in L.A still will make it spot to go for a lot of free agents. Like Jeremey Lin. You think youngsters are going to be trying to go back home Melo and Lebron style no. They want to learn from the best before he goes.

  2. Jeannie Buss gave Kobe that contract because she wanted him to be with the team for a full 20 years. Fans are still scratching their heads why. If Kobe has an career ending injury, the contract would not count against the salary cap, although it would be guaranteed for Kobe. Keep you fingers crossed.

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