The man behind (the exquisitely named) Baron Davis Neck Beard has an interesting proposition for the trade exception they picked up from Dallas when they were forced to deal Lamar Odom before the season started because of the nixed CP3 deal.
The Los Angeles Lakers should use their Lamar Odom trade exception to trade for Shawn Marion and Delonte West. The Lakers angered their fan-base when they traded Lamar Odom at the beginning of the season. The Laker’s bench was already weak before the Odom’s departure but since then the Lakers bench production has been limited. The Lakers best players off of their bench have been Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and Troy Murphy. Not a murder’s row of talent even with Murphy’s resurrection. The Lakers need help at the small forward position and at the guard positions.
The Mavericks have been playing well in their title defense but the absence of Chandler has hurt them because he is a top five center. Delonte West has been a nice addition to the team because of his versatility, defense and athleticism. The same can be said for Marion.
The Mavericks wouldn’t win this trade with basketball reasons, but for financial reasons, this is perfect for the Mavericks. The Mavericks are set to add one of the marquee free agents of the 2012 class this summer. Deron Williams is from Dallas and is rumored to be a on Dallas’ radar but the real prize this summer is Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard.
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