Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:38 PM
I don't know if the Rockets would do it, but there's enough there for the Lakers to say yes since Howard has hurt his stock and he's only a rental. I would like this trade if we can get Howard on a long-term deal. What do you guys think?
Why so Serious?
Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:19 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:23 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:59 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:56 PM
I posted a trade scenario there that, so far, is not very popular. It makes sense to me...
Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:23 AM
I still believe Pau is the first option for LA to trade and do not think we will see Dwight in another uniform this season.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:49 AM
As of now, I don't see Dwight staying in LAL if they don't make the playoffs (which they don't seem to be on track to do)...and the LAL FO have got to realize that, regardless of what Kupchak says.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:02 AM
Why would anyone believe for a second that Howard's attitude and effort would do a complete 180 simply by joining the Rockets organization? I have read elsewhere that Howard would be happy in Dallas or Atlanta and may even re-consider Brooklyn. I just don't think he has his heart in the Lakers organization.
I agree with Blake that Pau makes the most sense between the two, especially when taking into consideration his contact expires the end of next season so the Rockets wouldn't have long-term salary tied up in a player likely past his prime. So in effect, Pau could serve as a 1 1/2 year "rental of sorts" allowing the Rockets to have one of the best PF's in the game today and still have cap room for the right free agent at the end of next season. It really comes down to cost/benefit analysis, Pau would have to be available at the right price as I wouldn't want to see too many promising youngsters having to be traded for a Pau.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:48 AM
My bigger concern is the lack of an extension and the pieces we'd give for a 1 yr rental w/ no guarantees. That and LAL would never agree because Lin and Asik's contract of $8M a pop would tie up too much of their salary in 2014, when they were projected to have a LOT of cap space. I don't think they want to take a large hit then on Lin and Asik.
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