Kyle Lowry wants out of Houston...now. As recently reported by Pro Basketball Talk, star point guard Kyle Lowry has issued an ultimatum to the Rockets organization to either fire head coach Kevin McHale or trade him immediately.
“If things aren’t addressed coaching-wise, I guess I have to be moved,” he stated.
The Los Angeles Lakers will happily take him off the Rockets' hands, no questions asked!
While the Lakers would certainly instantly offer the Rockets a package consisting of Steve Blake, Andrew Goudelock and two future first-round picks for Lowry, I believe the Rockets still have their sights set on the Big Spaniard, Pau Gasol.
If the Rockets do indeed demand Gasol, the Lakers' offer should be Pau, Blake, Goudelock, three future first-round picks and $3 million in cash for Lowry, Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and the No. 16 pick in the 2012 NBA draft which Houston obtained from the New York Knicks in a 2010 trade.
Once the Lakers complete this deal, they should then immediately trade Scola, Martin and the No. 16 pick to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis' grossly overpaid but expiring contract and the Wizards' lottery pick (projected to be No. 2).
The Lakers could then use the Wizards lottery pick to draft the University of Kansas' Thomas Robinson. As such, the team would have succeeded in trading Pau Gasol, Steve Blake, Andrew Goudelock, three future low first-round picks and $3 million in cash for star point guard Kyle Lowry, superstar collegiate power forward Thomas Robinson, the expiring contract of Rashard Lewis and an amazing amount of cap relief.
The Lakers brass could then bring back former Laker Lamar Odom on a veteran minimum contract, re-sign Ramon Sessions, Devin Ebanks, Matt Barnes, Troy Murphy and Darius Morris, and be all set for next season.
Projected Lakers 2012-13 Lineup if the Above Trades Take Place:
Point Guards: Lowry/Sessions/Morris
Shooting Guards: Kobe/Ebanks
Small Forwards: World Peace/Rashard/Barnes
Power Forwards: Robinson/Odom/Murphy
I believe Laker fans would be thrilled with the above lineup!