Lakers Expected to Pursue Jason Kidd - Please Be A Rumor

Just read this little blurb over at RealGM:

“Free agency officially opens on Wednesday, and the Cavaliers, Trail Blazers, Celtics, Knicks, and possibly even the Lakers are expected to show interest.”

I have no idea where they got their source, but I’m pretty sure that every Laker fan on earth hopes that this is only being considered if both Ariza and Odom are offered unmatchable contracts from other ball clubs and we’re stuck with the money we saved for them.

With the prospects of Shannon Brown and Jordan Farmar backing up a still-relevant Derek Fisher, should we really even consider wasting cap space on someone like Jason Kidd?  Lest we forget that Kobe will likely opt out of his contract next year and we may have to step up his supporting cast to coax him to stay.

Is it worth signing a 36-year-old veteran when we’ve already got a 34-year-old who’s been through it all with Kobe and PJ?

I say absolutely not.  I hope this is simply speculation.  There are plenty of other free agents this year that I would take over Jason Kidd if it came down to it- Kobe’s Olympic teammate Carlos Boozer or chipmunk-style shooter Shawn Marion even.

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