Kobe to Chicago? Not likely

Kobe Bryant is still a Laker and Kevin Garnett is still a Timberwolf, and at this point a betting man would have to say that neither situation is going to change any time soon. According to Bulls GM John Paxson, it’s unlikely that Bryant would join the Bulls via trade, even if Chicago is one of the teams on his “trade me” list, Here’s the AP story:

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Although Kobe Bryant apparently would like to join the Bulls, Chicago general manager John Paxson sent a message to the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar on Monday: Don’t count on it.

Paxson said he has had no discussions with the Lakers and a deal would be difficult to complete.

“What we would have to give up — unless that franchise would ever have a change of heart and had to do something — I don’t know how that would work,” he said. “They’ve got one of the top, maybe the top, talents in the league. What we would have to do to get there, I don’t even know what it would be. It would be significant. And then, are we better?”

“There’s nothing going on — that’s just the reality of it,” Paxson said.