Full Results from Playoff Saturday

First-Round Playoff Schedule

LA Lakers NBA Playoffs 2011: Updates on Kobe Bryant, Bynum, Gasol and More

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
LA Lakers NBA Playoffs 2011: Updates on Kobe Bryant, Bynum, Gasol and More
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Dwight Howard joining forces with Kobe Bryant? Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak may already be working to make that happen.

Trade rumors are swirling in the aftermath of the Lakers' season-ending sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks.

Dwight Howard's name isn't the only one that has surfaced in the last 24 hours. Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets and Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies are also possible running mates for Kobe.

The problem for the Lakers is that they may not have the kind of movable assets required to make any big trades.

Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest are all in the latter half of their careers, and there won't be many teams willing to take a chance on their inflated contracts.

Thus, any big moves the Lakers look to make will almost certainly have to involve Andrew Bynum. He's a young, talented center, but even he would be a risk considering his history with injuries.

Los Angeles Lakers rumors are sure to be a hot topic today and over the next several weeks and months. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day...

 

Follow me on Twitter @_Andy_Bailey

Load More Stories

Follow Los Angeles Lakers from B/R on Facebook

Follow Los Angeles Lakers from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Los Angeles Lakers

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.