Reader poll

Let’s pretend for a minute that you’re Mitch Kupchak. Which package of players would you consider acceptable to trade for Jermaine O’Neal? What would you feel comfortable giving up?

A) Brown and Bynum
B) Odom and Brown
C) Odom and Bynum
D) None of the above. Trade Kobe instead.

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Lakers sign center

The Lakers today signed center Larry Turner, who played with their summer-league team. Turner is 6-foot-11 and averaged 5.8 points and 6.1 rebounds during his senior season at Tennessee State. Turner also averaged 7.4 points and 5.2 rebounds during the summer league in Las Vegas.

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Jermaine Loves L.A.

While at a charity basketball game in Los Angeles this weekend, Jermaine O’Neal told SI.com that he wants to be a Laker.
“I would welcome a trade to the Lakers,” O’Neal told SI.com. “Indiana has given me the opportunity to establish myself as a really good player in this league, but they’re into rebuilding and going really young, and I’m just not in a position physically to go through another five to six years with a lot of losses and a lot of down time.”

The full story is available here. As a follow-up, O’Neal’s agent, Arn Tellem, told The Associated Press that O’Neal hasn’t requested a trade to the Lakers.

Looks like it’s time to fire up those trade rumors again…

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Schedule released

Below, I’ll attach the Lakers’ 2007-08 regular-season schedule. The highlights include:

– The season begins with an Oct. 30 home game against Houston

– The semi-traditional Christmas Day game against Miami has been replaced by a home game against Phoenix

– San Antonio visits on Dec. 13 and April 13

– Cleveland visits on Jan. 27

– Dallas visits on March 2 and April 4
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