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Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at 12:37 pm  |  11 responses

Lakers Reportedly Will Not Sign-And-Trade Dwight Howard


The Lakers aren’t interested in a sign-and-trade if Dwight Howard decides to sign with another team. According to Lakers Nation, the Lakers would rather take the savings than take on players who aren’t equal to Howard: “So what if Dwight Howard leaves? Here’s one thing you won’t see: the Lakers helping him find his dream team, or trying to salvage something for him, with a sign-and-trade. Barring a bonanza they don’t expect to be offered, insiders say the Lakers’ fallback position would be to bring back this team and bank the savings—almost $50 million in salary and luxury tax. They would then drop under the luxury tax threshold after next season–a Laker priority after paying the tax for as long as there has been one, with new, ever-escalating repeater penalties. In the key, it would give them $55 million worth of cap space for the 2014 free agent class, which could include LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    seeing how much money they can save, i’m pretty sure they want him to sign else where

  • Guest

    Lebron at the Staples Center ahead of the 2014-15 season with Melo sitting next to him, “Not one, not two, not three, not ..”

  • BugEyes

    Idk if I’m more sick of this, tim Tebow, or how the big 3 can’t get it down convos

  • LLC#12

    If he wants to leave, it’s bad business to not try and grab something in return. Bledsoe and Griffin for Howard is a good steal in my opinion, Howards not going to improve as much as those 2 are. Bledsoe would reinvigorate the Lakers old/tired guard rotation, and you could happily shift Pau to the 5 to accommodate Blake. I think Artests days of being a starting calibre player are over though.

  • Roy Blumenfeld

    Why in the world would the Clippers trade for Dwight Howard? lol

  • LLC#12

    I don’t know, its just a common rumour I’ve seen floating around.

  • LLC#12

    I don’t know, its just a common rumour I’ve seen floating around.

  • Roy Blumenfeld

    Seems more like extremely wishful thinking to me!

  • Jay Brodes

    dwight really needs to be a man and Man up..plain and simple! i dont like dantoni either so if you wanna stay with strings..tell jeannie and lets deal with it! period!

  • Dev

    I’ve been saying for awhile that the Lakers might not be so bad without Dwight so lets see how this plays out

  • Dev

    They said CP3 and Dwight have been talkin about teaming up for whatever team possible

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