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Dwight Howard to L.A. would continue the Lakers' tradition of stealing the best center in the league from the Magic.
We saw it with Shaq and now we have a chance to witness something very similar if a Howard for Andrew Bynum and Devin Ebanks trade can get pounded out.
Howard, who will turn 26 next season, has won the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year two years in a row now and to say his game is far superior than Bynum’s is up for debate.
While being a great team defender by taking pressure off his teammates, Howard’s man-to-man defensive prowess is lacking, but he is a true force when denying opponents at the rim.
Bynum has been the Lakers project for some years now and it’s up to GM Mitch Kupchak to determine the fate of their star center.
Bynum is fundamentally better than Howard playing man-to-man, but the latter seems to get all the publicity for his D.
While Bynum has great footwork in the paint and can keep his man close, the Lakers and Magic could have some serious trade talks this summer as this trade rumor begins to heat up.