Kobe Bryant raised new objections Thursday to the Lakers' decision to trade Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks for a first-round draft pick in 2012 and an $8.9 million trade exception, and he admitted wondering what their next move might be.

"I'm not sure what the hell the direction is, to be honest with you," Bryant said in his first public comments since the Clippers acquired Paul. "It's none of my business to really get into. The way they go about it is, they handle their business upstairs."

Bryant said he expected another move in the coming days, perhaps for Dwight Howard.

"You would think," he said, still obviously troubled by the Odom deal. "There is no explanation for that. It's business and money and things like that, but still you don't send Lamar to the Mavericks. You know what I mean? That's just my opinion.

“I expect them to still try to be aggressive and make moves to build a championship team. If that's the case, I'll stand out of the way and let them do what they do."