Lakers Trade Rumors: LA Needs to Pursue Three-Team Deal to Land D12
According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski:
HOOPSWORLD has learned that there have been preliminary discussions between the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would involve sending Andrew Bynum to the Rockets, Howard to the Lakers and a number of first-round picks, prospects and significant cap relief to the Magic.
From Bynum's recent tone, it doesn't seem like he's happy in LA. The Lakers would be better off getting something out of him now than letting things fester.
I was previously against a Howard to Lakers deal. After all, he's proven to be quite a pain in the rear in Orlando, and I wondered how long it would take once he got to Los Angeles before he started his antics anew.
But with the addition of Steve Nash to the Lakers' roster, my opinion on the matter has changed. Nash knows how to get players involved better than anyone else in the NBA. He is going to run a tight ship there, and Howard would have nothing to complain about.
If they can pull it off, Howard would be in the big market he desires for his endorsement deals, the Lakers would have a fabulous four without compare and the NBA title would be theirs to lose.
Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers need to do everything in their power to make this deal happen.
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