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.
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) June 15, 2013
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.
What do YOU think of the reports? Are the Lakers smart in not taking part in a sign-and-trade? Let me know down below!