Dwightmare: The Sequel coming to an off-season near you! Does $100+ million and the allure of L.A. really not enough for Dwight Howard? Maybe he really does care about winning more than entertaining if he is interested in joining either the Rockets and/or the Mavs. When Kobe, Gasol, and Nash are healthy, the Lakers would still be a contender but how can you not be intrigued by the Rockets with Harden, Lin, Asik and Parsons or a Dallas team with Nowitzki and the prospect of Chris Paul joining you?
— Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard in a recent Espn.com article
In a not so surprising story, former NBA player Charles Oakley rips another NBA Superstar. This time it’s current Los Angeles Center Dwight Howard. I think if Oakley played in this era he would’ve been suspended more than Ron Artest and he would’ve gotten more fines than any other player or coach. This guy is from the old school.
Man this news is just coming out of left field. Dwight Howard wants to be traded? Seriously? Because these past 18 months have just been nothing but pure bliss for the Orlando Magic and Dwight. Where did this all of this trade talk come from?
Oh give me a break. Come on Rob Hennigan just pull the trigger already. You’re not going to get anything better than what you have been offered by the Rockets or Lakers. Unless you want to wait until Brook Lopez is eligible for trade but for the sake of your fans in Orlando just come out and say how you are going to deal with it because you’re not winning anyone over in the Magic Kingdom
Bad idea. Why would you want a guy that clearly does not want to be in Orlando attending practices and playing in games where the fans will just boo him unmercifully. Dwight Howard, you’re distracting the coach from developing the players on the team that actually give a damn about playing.
If I were Rob Hennigan I would just think long and hard about the best trades that the Los Angeles and Houston Rockets have given and just get Dwight Howard out of Orlando. The longer you wait, the longer a distraction it will be for the team. I wouldn’t be surprised if management panics at the trade deadline and takes a deal that isn’t as sweet as the ones he was offered in these past couple of weeks.
I think I should try to find a way to be Dwight Howard’s agent. I think that Dan Gegan of LaGardere Unlimited just spins a wheel that has these options listed:
-Say Dwight wants to go to L.A. and sign an extension
-Say Dwight wants to go to L.A. and NOT sign an extension
-Say Dwight wants to only play for the Brooklyn NETS
-Say Dwight is open to playing for teams other than the Brooklyn NETS
-Tell Dwight he is doing the right thing
I think the NBA just needs to step in and exile Dwight Howard from the league for five years. That’ll teach him.
I’m not a lakers fan (I really hate them so much) but i think the team is better of just keeping Bynum. With Gasol, Bryant, and the addition of Jamison and Nash it looks like the pieces would compliment each other real well. Dwight is a defensive monster but he lacks a post game like Bynum and he doesn’t look willing to try and work on that like Bynum has been for the past two seasons.
I don’t know if it’s even worth trading for a guy that will only be there for 1 year. Does Laker management think they have a good shot at keeping Dwight Howard after 1 year if they potentially gut their team out to get him? The only players that Howard can expect to be here after this season would be Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash and is that more than enough to content with the Thunder, Mavs, Clippers, and Spurs?
With what the Rockets are offering for 1 year of Dwight Howard just isn’t worth it. If you’re the Magic, you would want to take this deal since it clears out all of that payroll and you literally would be blowing up the team. Too bad the people suffering in this situation are not the rich basketball players in this trade but the fans. You have the Orlando Magic fans who will have to say goodbye to the player that has made it fun to watch Magic Basketball since Shaquille O’Neal left and to the Houston Rockets for trying to cheer for a Center that most likely will only be there for a year.