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Lakers Won’t Sign-and-Trade Howard

December 14, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) prepares to shoot the ball against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It has been recently reported that if Dwight Howard walks away from the Lakers contract offer, Los Angeles will not try and get something for him in the way of a sign-and-trade. There has been a lot of speculation about who the Lakers could get for him, but it appears all of it was for naught.

If what the Lakers say is true, then they could save close to $50 million in cap space and the luxury tax. That would be a huge advantage towards signing a big name in 2014. To go along with that, if the Lakers did sign-and-trade Howard, they would be paying for a player that probably isn’t worth it when they can use that cap space to sign a good free agent.

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Topics: Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers

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  • Tim Martindale

    Well if he doesn’t want to b there get griffin Bledsoe and big shot

  • Fern Rea

    GM101. Never show your hand, never give your free agent the appearance of having more options.

    Lakers management isnt going to say they’d be willing to do a Sign & Trade so that Dwight feels that he can pick and choose a team. They;re limiting his options to only those teams that have cap space and are attractive to Dwight, which is just Houston.

    If the Lakers say, sure we’ll cooperate with a sign and trade for Dwight, that opens to the door to a ton of more possible destinations.

    But, if push comes to shove, if Dwight wants out and ask for a trade or leaves for nothing, Lakers have a responsibility to make certain they get something of value for Dwight if possible.

    So, Lakers are open to signing and trading Dwight.

    And Heisler’s is as connected as my dry cleaner nowadays.

  • disqus_wdLdx4W76r

    We in for a long summer Laker fans

  • Rapist on BAIL

    Haha Lakers better take that trade. Howard is done as a Laker