Lakers Rumors: LA Should Wait Until Dwight Howard Hits Free Agency

You can't trust a flip-flopper.

Dwight Howard loves the spotlight. He loves to be the center of attention. He loves to throw curveballs to multiple organizations.

His latest twist comes from his agent, who says that Howard would still test free agency even if the Lakers landed the center, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

What a crock.

This latest example of Howard's need to be in the headlines should turn Los Angeles off until free agency 2013. Only then will NBA organizations see what he truly wants for his future.

Here are three reasons why the Lakers should forget about Howard until he tests free agency.

Current team is capable of winning NBA championship

To be fair, this season was one where I consistently stated that the Lakers couldn't win a championship. But now, with Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison, the Lakers are more capable of winning a championship.

Jamison brings a viable sixth man option, something the Lakers have been searching for since trading Lamar Odom to Dallas. He has averaged 19 points per game in his career and 17 last year in Cleveland.

His scoring production will be a major plus for the Lakers this season.

Nash provides quality point guard play. He will help several Lakers have career years with his ability to dish the basketball. Nash still has two or three quality years left in him.

Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol are two seven-foot big men with great offensive skill. If they can play enough defense under Mike Brown, the Lakers will be right where they need to be defensively.

And we all know what Kobe Bryant brings to the table.

Howard could leave Los Angeles

Imagine trading Andrew Bynum, 24, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-way deal to land Howard, only to watch D12 walk away after the season.

It would be devastating.

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