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Pau Gasol And Andrew Bynum Only Trading Chips For Lakers, According To Ettore Messina

The Los Angeles Lakers might be reaching a point where it might be impossible to win an NBA championship with the roster as currently constituted. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have likely seen their best years as basketball players, and Andrew Bynum is clearly the future of this team. The Lakers will probably need to retool somehow.

Most likely it'll involve the departure of one of the two Laker big men to try and get better pieces. Laker assistant coach Ettore Messina seemed to think that it would be either Gasol or Bynum (or maybe even both) who would get jettisoned if it came to rebuilding the team. Since it's unlikely the Lakers would let go of Bryant, it's the two big men who would likely have to be dealt to rebuild Los Angeles back to a championship level.

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