Re: DWIGHT HOWARD is a LOSER! but will part with Rondo to get a piece of him though!
posted at 2/19/2013 10:54 AM EST
In response to BirdLewsBias' comment:
Two hurt players being traded for one another....there is a chance.
Ok so I think there is a 60% chance this happens.
For LA - They would have to basically say "we're giving up" for this year and we are going into next year with Rondo-KB-Gasol as our big 3.
For Boston - They are saying we are all in for this last run. PP-Howard-KG make one run. If they cannot resign Howard it give Ainge a ton of cap space to work a deal. He could also trade PP in the offseason. If they can resign Howard then he helps to land Josh Smith.
I think it's worth giving up Rondo for the possibility to win a title AND resign Howard AND/OR get cap space. There are too many upsides. If they get past Miami they could beat any team out West.
I have posted this elsewhere. I agree with your analysis. Lakers cannot win this year with Howard albeit hurt, he's still playable for the "C's & his feelings maybe hurt more than his body being in LA. Nash will be yet another year older so Rondo coming aboard and, gambling, of course, that he'll be just as effective as he has been, will allow Nash to come off the bench. As was evidenced in the Allstar game, much credit for great play was given to the guards, Paul & Irving. Rondo is not in their class & will never be I think. Our draft then needs to concentrate on getting a PG/SG .
Getting rid of Rondo we stop the KG & PP trade rumors and let them retire in Green. We are 8-1 wittout Rondo & we are doing it without winning rebound battles but by playing great defense. Vs. the Bulls last week we got outrebounded 49-39 so they had 10 extra chances but we made them commit 22 turnovers which are extra chances for us(don't know how many we had) but we had to be + as both teams shot 37%. Win or break even on rebounds we'd won by 10+ pts.
Ok, I realize Rondo is injured so someone taking him does it on the come as the Dodgers did last year taking injured Carl Crawford from the Red Sox.
I think DW and then KG together in the paint and he is the best PF with great accuracy 5-15 feet out would be a great duo like Bynum & Gasol were.
I am not in love with DeAndre Jordan as a Center as not a Cousins or Gortat even so I too like Rondo for Dwight Howard. He isn't playing well as in Orlando and has been injured but I feel it is because he's not happy in LA LA land and not too many enjoy playing with egomaniac Kobe. If we can be assured of a long term commitment from DH, I'd do it. Nice to get JJ Redick too somehow and hopefully a Bass & lee trade would do it !!! We get Sully back, a PF but strong rebounder, keep Wicox too a good rebounder and have time to see if Melo develops.