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A Sunday Question for Charles Barkley, and One for the Readers

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NBA.com from time to time solicits queries from various bloggers, for some of their on-air personalities.

Late last week, the Chuckster himself participated, and I managed to get a question in regarding Mr. Bosh:

Chuck - The Lakers look pretty set talent-wise for the next few years, even with Andrew Bynum on half a leg. Do you think the team will actually dare to mess with the current chemistry by trying to acquire Chris Bosh?

CB: I think they're going to do something. I said three years ago...going into the finals...they're going to be favored for the next five years because they have Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. That's just the way it is. The NBA and the rest of the world are just going to have to deal with it.


Not exactly the most verbose response but interesting none-the-less.

However I'd say a good chunk of what the Lakers do this off-season depends on how the final two or three games between themselves and the Celtics play out.

Should they lose and not be able to rely on the services of Andrew Bynum, I think Barkley's right; the team will look to shake things up a bit. I still don't quite get pairing the largely duplicate skillsets of Bosh and Gasol, but we'll see.

In addition, as a Raptors' fan, does the idea of Bynum coming to Toronto excite you? He's obviously got great potential, and might be one of the better sign-and-trade results out there, but what about his injury-prone status? Is it better to take on a less-talented option who is at least durable?

That folks, is our Sunday thought of the day...