LA Lakers Trade Speculation: 5 Best Backcourt Mates to Pair with Kobe Bryant

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LA Lakers Trade Speculation: 5 Best Backcourt Mates to Pair with Kobe Bryant
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The Los Angeles Lakers’ attention may be geared toward Dwight Howard, but there is a glaring vacancy alongside Kobe Bryant that needs to be addressed.

Howard would be an upgrade over Andrew Bynum, but if the Lakers are going to deal some of their best assets, they should do so to resolve a more pressing problem.

Derek Fisher and Steven Blake aren’t cut out to be Bryant’s running mates any longer, and Los Angeles would be doing itself a great disservice by ignoring this. With a number of players sure to be available, the Lakers are not short on options.

However, with Bryant nearly two months removed from his 33rd birthday, they are running out of time. 

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