Watching Kenyon Martin confirmed my proclamation that the Lakers really could have used him on their roster.
With the addition of Martin, the Lakers would have felt more comfortable trading away Pau Gasol for one of the premier point guards in the league, which is what their next move should be regardless.
The idea of having two seven-footers out there for the Lakers is nice, and they probably have the best starting 4/5 combination in the league.
But they are not winning, mostly due to their ineffectiveness on the perimeter, in particular, at the point guard position.
I don't need to tell you Lakers fans how much it hurt the team losing Lamar Odom. He too could have stepped into the starting role at power forward if Gasol was traded.
I believe that if LA still had Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol would have been traded away a long time ago.
The Lakers did not make the right moves in the offseason acquiring Jason Kapono, who is now simply taking up your roster space and your money.
However, it's not too late to turn it around, and we know the Lakers are capable of pulling off some of the most unlikely trades in NBA history.
Although I do not agree with Kupchak's previous moves, I wouldn't doubt that he's got something up his sleeve as the season moves forward and we near the trade deadline.