Re: Ending the stupidity
posted at 12/6/2011 5:54 PM EST
In Response to Re: Ending the stupidity
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ending the stupidity : Worked for Denver with Melo. The longer you wait, the greater the chance of a bidding war.
Posted by BoylestonBB[/QUOTE]
Well, it's different with Howard, and I think Otis (my man) Smith knows that.
1. He has not said anything yet.
2. I think he will be "in" on the trade - IF he is traded
3. Howard is a difference maker - he is NO MElo. Let's say, for argument's sake, that the Rockets are very close to making the playoffs at the trade deadline.....if they feel DH can bring them over the top, they WILL make a trade for him regardless if he signs an extension or not. MElo is a good player, but can not take you over the top!! DH can, and it would be worth it to some team to trade for him at the deadline.
4. In #3 above, should it happen, Otis (my man) Smith knows DH will probably want to stay.
ORL is holding all the chips here, and Howard knows it. It's not like MElo, where the Knicks had cap room for him, and he would have gone there regardless. In this case, if he is NOT traded to the lakers, he cannot go there!!