Surprising nobody, the Los Angeles Lakers have been involved with numerous offseason rumors and free-agent buzz. Now that Dwight Howard has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets, a Lakers franchise in disarray will have to move quickly to formulate a backup plan.
With a considerable amount of money invested in Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and Metta World Peace for next season, the options aren’t exactly plentiful. Waiting out the D12 saga, while numerous free agents signed elsewhere, didn’t help either.
The Lakers have been associated with plenty of news in free agency, so it’s time to play buy or sell with the rumors as realistic or unconvincing.