My Trade Proposal:
Draft Rights: Marcus Morris
2012 Round 1 Pick (Acquired from New York)
I think this trade would be good for both franchises. For the Lakers they rid themselves of the Blake and Walton contracts and also infuse their team with young talent and the speedy PG's they covet. They could slide Gasol into the five and Scola would be a natural 4 in that offense with his good passing ability and spot up shooting. Not to mention his persona would fit well on that time, a quiet humble guy who comes to work everyday ready to go. They also get three lottery picks in Morris, Hill, and Williams who are still young and developing.
The Rockets would be giving up a good deal of prospects but still have a very good roster.
I think this a pretty balanced roster from 1 to 5. We would still need to sign a 4 in this years free agency. Maybe a Glenn Davis or hopefully a David West. We would also be left a little thin at the SF position but Morey has done a pretty good job of acquiring good talent at the role playing position, there is no reason to think he can not do it again. Houston would FINALLY get the Center they have needed. The big question mark would be Patterson's ability to hold down the 4 spot consistently enough in the NBA. I think he has at least deserved the chance to try. I would hedge this bet with a good veteran player you know can step in and get the job done from time to time when Patterson goes through the trials and tribulations of being a starter in this league.
What Do You Think?