Re: Lakers now leading in Howard talks
I thought it was interesting that Portland and Charlotte apparently offered Brook Lopez a max deal. I don't think Brooklyn was ready to offer him that. If he signed elsewhere they would lose their biggest trading chip and would probably be out of the Dwight sweepstakes. Honestly, if I was Lopez a max contract offer in Portland would be a pretty good deal. He'd be playing next to Aldridge which would make both of their lives easier.