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Dwight Howard will most likely become a Los Angeles Laker as soon as Pau Gasol gets traded anywhere. If the reports by RealGM.com were true about Howard not wanting to be the Lakers third option, then this will definitely alleviate that concern for Dwight Howard.
Derrick Williams would become the Lakers third option because of his age and inexperience, leaving Kobe as the first option and Howard as the second—something that Howard would expect from playing with Kobe, even though he reportedly is not interested in that either.
Williams will most likely be on the Lakers for the next decade if this trade goes down, and by the time Kobe retires, Williams will likely be in his prime and produce the way NBA scouts thought he would. If you thought Bynum and Williams would be a dominant front court, then imagine how dominant a front court of Howard and Williams would be. Dwight Howard would then be the number one option on the Lakers and have a Tim Duncan like sidekick in Derrick Williams for the foreseeable future.
If the Lakers execute this trade with the Timberwolves, then expect the Dwight Howard trade to go down faster than the Dow Jones did in 2008.
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