Whitebread Sammie says the clock is ticking: <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'>First, Wallace isn't done. The notion is Wallace's contract, with two seasons after this totaling $28.5 million, is unmovable. (We always say things like that and then guys like Juwan Howard and Shawn Kemp are traded.) Wallace makes sense for the Lakers with Andrew Bynum's injury, and they can give the Bulls enough to make sense of a deal. You take Kwame Brown's expiring contact of $9 million and add Vladimir Radmanovic at $5.6 million and it's a deal. The Bulls wouldn't want to take on Radmanovic's deal, which goes through 2010-11, but it's much cheaper than Wallace and may be the best way to get out from under his deal. Wallace was supposed to be coming to a competing team; the Bulls were that last season. Wallace helped, no matter what revisionist history says. The Bulls are hardly dead, but they are in transition and Noah can play that defensive center position. And he's 7 feet tall. Wallace once played like he was. No more at 33. But Wallace can be effective in the right circumstances. Bynum is expected to return in two months, but the Lakers could fall badly in that time. Bynum was a legitimate second scoring option, giving relief to Kobe Bryant. Wallace doesn't replace that, but he's the kind of player Jackson likes.</div> This sort of kicks the can down the road a bit (for those of us who don't really want him around), because another deal would be needed at some point to get rid of Radmanovic contract, but I think that sort of deal is probably a little easier than a deal that gets rid of Wallace. At the same time, I'd probably take a deal that didn't have us taking on any worse contracts, even if it meant taking a worse player, rather than taking Wallace. Why? because I like the idea of having the flexibility to add a major free agent down the road, in addition to having our current guys locked up. It's a snowball's chance in hell, but it's better than no chance in hell, which is what we seem to have now.