Colin Cowherd: “In the NFL you can cut guys, trade guys, no obstacles... it’s easy to go from really bad to really good really fast if you get the right quarterback and the right coach. In the NBA you’re in quicksand if you’re bad. You don’t have draft picks and that’s where the Lakers are. You gotta take a big swing because the LA market is more crowded than ever -- two NFL teams, Lincoln Riley at USC, the Clippers are now viable… The Lakers are not going to be patient, that’s not what the Lakers are going to do, so I’ll throw this at you... You call up Golden State, “Jordan Poole is becoming a star and you’re looking at Klay Thompson’s contract going ‘ehhhh’. We will take Klay Thompson, give us James Wiseman, a big who is a project and can’t stay healthy. We will take those two headaches, Jordan Poole with solve one of the headaches, and we will give you Anthony Davis, and that solves the other headache.” Davis may not play 82 games, but you won’t need him for that. The Lakers get maybe a draft pick, James Wiseman, Klay Thompson. The Warriors will cry at the press conference and say they love Klay, but quietly, Jordan Poole is becoming an All-Star and they want him to play 40 minutes a night, and you can’t with Klay around.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd float a potential blockbuster trade offer to Fox Sports NBA analyst Ric Bucher, as Colin thinks there could be a way out of their current road to perdition for the Lakers, that just saw them complete one of the most embarrassing seasons in NBA history.
Check out the video above as Colin details why he thinks THIS trade could save the Lakers franchise while also reloading another contender.