Dwight Howard to Lakers: Why Los Angeles Should Stay Away from All-Star Center

Dwight Howard is an amazing athlete who impacts the game possibly more than anybody else in the NBA. However, taking a stab at Howard via a trade would be a horrendous idea for the Los Angeles Lakers.

If Orlando were to attempt to trade Howard before the trade deadline, which I think they should do, the Lakers shouldn’t even consider it.

The only way I would condone Los Angeles picking up Howard would be if they waited until free agency.

If the Lakers traded for Howard in the midst of the season it could ruin another championship opportunity. There is a reason why Howard’s teams can’t get it done in the postseason, and he is a big part of it. He’s great, but he has many flaws. Free-throw shooting and post-play are both problems to his skill set.

Who would they give up for the big man? Orlando is going to want more than Lamar Odom or Andrew Bynum, but they are going to want those two and more including draft picks, etc.

The Lakers are fine as is. This is the same team that started the 2010-11 season 13-2. From Feb. 22nd to Apr. 1st,  Los Angeles went on a 16-1 tear.

I don’t understand why people think that the Lakers need to “blow their team up” just because they were embarrassed to the Dallas Mavericks via a sweep and a 36-point blowout in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals. People tend to overreact on silly subjects.

Yes, they were embarrassed. Yes, they looked old and tired. But that doesn’t mean you should blow it up. This team was tired—it was apparent. They played in back-to-back-to-back NBA Finals. Can you give them a little bit of a break? Just a smidge?

Maybe if this team only won one NBA championship instead of two, then maybe I would be a little more convinced, but I’m not for blowing it up just because they lost in the postseason. Look at the team they lost to a...

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