Stan Van Gundy: Odds of Lakers Retaining Dwight Howard ’50-50 or Worse’

by January 26, 2013

Dwight Howard trade rumors are emerging, as the Lakers fear they may lose their All-Star center to free agency this summer. Howard’s former coach, Stan Van Gundy, sees the chances of Howard remaining a Laker after this season as no more than a 50-50 proposition. From ESPN Radio 1080 in Orlando: “‘I asked Stan Van Gundy if he thinks Dwight Howard will be wearing a Lakers jersey by the end of the season: “That’s going to be an interesting thing,” Van Gundy said. “I think they will keep him for the rest of the year. I think they still think they’ve got a lot to offer and can re-sign him. So, I think he’ll be there for the rest of the year, but I think it’s ’50-50′ or maybe even worse odds for the Lakers that they can retain him at the end of the year and if they realize that, you could see them make a move at the trading deadline.”’