Kobe Has ZERO Trade Value

By Shaina W On 26 Aug, 2014 At 10:14 AM | Categorized As gossip, NBA, sports | With 0 Comment

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is often seen as one of the best players in the game. But according to a NBA general manager, Kobe’s time may have passed.

The rumor mill has been going crazy for the past couple of years on whether or not Kobe will retire soon. What’s interesting is that last year, the Lakers signed him to a two-year $48.5M contract extension. Which made him the league’s highest paid player.

According to one NBA GM, he’s only valuable to the Lakers and would be lost without them:

Seven months after he ruptured his left Achilles ­tendon—and three weeks before he fractured his left ­kneecap—Bryant­ signed a $48.5 million, two-year deal. The contract, widely derided as the worst in the game, makes Bryant nearly impossible to move, even were the Lakers to try. Asked about Kobe’s value on the market, one GM answers definitively: “Zero. Look at that number. Who takes him?”

Was $48M excessive for a player coming off an injury? Absolutely, even if he is Kobe Bryant. But the Lakers have been a successful franchise for decades, so obviously someone saw something that the rest of the world missed.

But Kobe having zero trade value?

That’s a stretch. I’m sure there are a number of teams that will make a roster spot for him.

(Sports Illustrated)

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