Re: Howard trade possibility
posted at 5/13/2011 12:17 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Howard trade possibility
[QUOTE]I will bet you right now Qdaddy that Howard for Bynum will never happen straight up.
A lot more for the now permanently scared bush leaguer and some other major Laker pieces is the only way. Bynum is not even close to as good as Howard. And I believe you know that. Also consider Orlando is not a farm club for your Lakers. After Shaq they will never give up Howard to the Lakers unless they pay through the nose.
Posted by concord27[/QUOTE]
Maybe not. But EVERY team in the NBA including the Celtics, would make a REAL offer for Andrew Bynum...and YOU know that. You guys let your "feelings" interfere with making a trade that would help your team. Even though Danny Ainge is one of the most inept GM's in the league, he'll pull the trigger on a trade if he could get Bynum. That's why guys like you and me AREN'T NBA GM's. I would find it distasteful making a trade with the C's and so would you...but that's why they pay DA and Kupchak top dollar. They set their personal feelings aside.
So you don't think Bynum is Howard's equal? This from ESPN, from their March 14th game:
"Bynum had 10 points, a career high-tying 18 rebounds and four blocks while hounding Howard into nine turnovers -- four more than the entire Lakers squad -- in another eye-catching low-post game for the Lakers' young center."
"Howard had 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Magic, who couldn't get rolling offensively in the second half of this 2009 NBA Finals rematch. The Lakers all remembered last month's meeting in Orlando, in which Howard dominated with 31 points and 13 rebounds while barely missing a shot.
"I just think they came out and played better in the second half, especially with their post defense," Howard said. "They squared everybody in the paint and they forced me to make plays out to my teammates. They made it tough for me to score. We've just got to learn how to play through it.""
Bynum gets better each day. He's the ONLY NBA center who's as good as Howard, maybe not in EVERY category, but he's still a "kid" learning the game. These are the two best big men in the game today.
Like I said, other GM's will make the trades that will benefit THEIR team. You're right, Orlando doesn't want to do ANYTHING to help the Lakers. But their GM, Otis Smith, knows he's going to lose Dwight Howard if he sits back and tries to spite the Lakers.
I honestly don't know if this trade will happen, but the Lakers are in a much better position than most of the team's in the league to make it happen...including the Celtics. And that's the thing that really galls you Celtics fans...the fact that the Lakers management KNOWS how to be successful. The Lakers don't go 20 years being irrelevant...know what I mean.