HEINOUS RUMOUR: Malone, Pip and MJ to the Lakers next season. Â good god.
I heard this rumor too. Â I don't think a reunion of Dream Team I would go over any better than a typical reunion of aging rock stars who used to play together, although it would put every single Lakers game on TV. Â What the Lakers really need are (1) a third credible scoring threat (along the lines of a Ginobili) and (2) a defensive-minded power forward to guard the likes of Duncan, Webber, Wallace, Garnett, Nowitski, etc. (Jermaine O'Neal would fit nicely here, although I think he is a restricted free agent). Â Unfortunately, I don't think the Lakers have the cap space to make any major moves. Â And all the up-and-coming teams (Kings, Mavs, Suns) are only going to get better.