SHHHIIIIIIIIIITT: http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=6101304 CARMELO TO THE LAKERS IN TALKS this will be interesting to follow. call me a cynical old reporter, but my guess is that the "sources close to the deal" are probably melo's agents, who are trying to negotiate a deal with the knicks despite not having a second buyer to play against them. he's a great talent, but i don't think he'd be a good fit for the lakes. first, we don't need another forward. trading bynum would mean moving gasol back to center, which is an awkward fit, as witnessed by the sudden increase in points in the paint by the opposition every time they rotate that way now. plus, i just don't see melo voluntarily taking a backseat to kobe, which is a prerequisite for anyone coming to the team.