By Marcus Thompson
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 at 5:37 pm in Uncategorized.
No matter if Kobe stays or goes, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak needs to be shown the door. Seriously, what has he done well since taking over for Jerry West.
He got very little for one of the greatest centers of all time: Lamar Odom, Caron Butler (who they traded) and Brian Grant.
They made the deal worse by giving up Butler, who turned out to be an All-Star, to the Wizards for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit.
*He hired Rudy Tomjanovic and signed him to an obscene amount of money.
*His free agent signings have been Vladimir Radmanovic, Maurice Evans, Shammond Williams, etc.
I’m coming off the top of the head, so I could be missing someone. But obviously there aren’t too many great moves because they would be easy to remember. Really, what has he done? He got Phil to come back. Good move, but a no-brainer. He drafted Bynum and Farmar. Both nice picks, especially where they picked them.
But overall, he has failed to provide an ample supporting cast for one of the best players ever. For that, he should lose his job.