NBA Trade Rumors: Targets L.A. Lakers Should Avoid Pairing with Kobe Bryant

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NBA Trade Rumors: Targets L.A. Lakers Should Avoid Pairing with Kobe Bryant
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The Los Angeles Lakers have been prevented from acquiring star point guard Chris Paul, making their next move as unclear as ever..

Prior to the lockout—and for its duration—speculation regarding what the Lakers would do next ran rampant, and after the Paul debacle, it will continue to do so.  

Aside from Paul, Los Angeles has been linked to a number of other players, such as Dwight Howard. While athletes like Howard would be solid acquisitions that are a lock to fit in, the same cannot be said for every name that has popped up on the Lakers' radar.

Los Angeles is itching for change now more than ever, but the organization must not let their desire for reform cloud their judgement, as there are a number of targets that are not suited to become Kobe Bryant's latest sidekick.

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