Can the Lakers keep Kobe satisfied?
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2006-07:
Key Rotation Players Returning:
Free Agents:
Needs:
  • Shooter to Complement Kobe
  • Front Court Depth
  • Reliable Point Guard Play
  • Consistency
Analysis:
Kobe Bryant made history when he revived his team from a seven game losing streak by scoring 50-plus points in four consecutive games. The madness occurred in March against Portland, Minnesota, Memphis and New Orleans/Oklahoma City with Kobe scoring 65, 50, 60 and 50 points respectively. Kobe won the scoring title with an average of 31.6 points per game. The Lakers lost to the Suns in the First Round of the playoffs. Bryant expressed his frustration with the team’s early playoff exit by publicly criticizing the front office.
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No. 40 (from CHA)

No. 48

2006
26. Jordan Farmar
51. Cheick Samb

2005
39. Von Wafer

2004
27. Sasha Vujacic
56. Marcus Douthit

Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 + - +/- Min +/- /Min G
V. Radmanovic M. Evans S. Vujacic A. Bynum J. Farmar 181 -147 34 75:51 .448 18
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From The Media:
"But Kupchak needs to do something dramatic to shake up the roster, and that means anybody not named Kobe has to be available. Odom, Bynum, anyone. Try to put together a package for a top draft pick. Make a major deal to acquire a superstar. Clear out the roster the way Jerry West did to create salary cap room when he signed Shaquille O'Neal.”
-- Steve Dilbeck, L.A. Daily News

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