Kobe, LeBron open to adding another star to squads

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James could use some help for their teams, but they haven't asked for it.

Both players said they hadn't talked to their respective teams about any moves heading into Thursday's NBA trade deadline.

Nets president Rod Thorn told ESPN Insider's Chris Sheridan on Sunday that there was only a "5 percent chance" that he would trade anyone on his roster by Thursday's deadline.

The Lakers are one of the teams mentioned in the rumors of a
Jason Kidd trade out of New Jersey, and Kidd came up behind Bryant
for a hug Saturday afternoon. And while Bryant said "Who doesn't"
want a player like Kidd on his team, he didn't know how much of a
chance there was of it happening.

"I just kind of hear basically what you guys hear," Bryant
said. "I hear all the talk going on but I don't really know the
seriousness of it or the possibility of it.

"In our position, we're a team that's extremely young and if
you have an opportunity to bring a player like Jason Kidd in,
that's something that you definitely, definitely have to look at.
Nobody's approached me on it yet, that's why I don't know if it's
talk or if it's rumor."

James' Cavaliers were inconsistent for most of the first half of the season, and they could surely use another player to complement their superstar. But James said he had no plans to talk to Cleveland management about making a deal.

"We haven't really talked about that," he said. "I think
right now our team has been very successful, not where we might
have wanted to be but we finished up the first half on a good note. I haven't gotten involved in anything, talking about trades or deadlines or anything like that."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.