Originally Posted by niko
nice post. care to translate?
This trade makes SOME sense because it takes Arenas. If you are getting Howard, you are taking Arenas. That's why some of the other trades make no sense where Orlando gets lesser talent (Hump/Lopez) who will take up salary for years and also they keep Arenas.
Personally, i don't think they trade him. I think their GM is right now in the owners meeting pushing for a franchise tag. Why would Orlando sign off on any new CBA that doesn't guarantee Howard stays?
the lakers are not stupid enough to get rid of both Pau and Bynum for a 6'10 howard. what makes lakers the team to beat was their 7fters...
what Lakers need is perimeter defense where the guys dont blow pass grandpa fish and then kobe has to come and save his old a$$
Lakers will take a bad contract in return and that has to be Hedo or JJ Reddick. There is no way the lakers are touching Arenas even if it meant letting go of Howard.
The lakers are at the top always because they have never made any knee jerk reactions...
like trading bynum/odom for JO
bynum for kidd
bynum for Carmelo
so on and so on .....