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Should The Los Angeles Lakers Get Rid Of Dwight Howard Before The NBA Trade Deadline Today?

Submitted by on February 21, 2013 – 10:33 amNo Comment

It’s D-Day in Los Angeles today. And, by “D-Day,” we mean “Decision Day.” After weeks of speculation, we’ll finally find out if the L.A. Lakers decide to part ways with unrestricted-free-agent-to-be Dwight Howard and get what they can for him now—or wait until the offseason and try to resign him. Although it’s not likely that the Lakers will actually get rid of Howard, it’s a possibility—a possibility that lots and lots of Lakers fans out there will be keeping an eye on today—that he’ll be suiting up for another NBA team when the NBA trade deadline hits at 3 p.m. today. But, should the Lakers get rid of him now? Or, should they stick with him for a few more months and then try to ink him to a long-term contract?

It’s not an easy decision for the Lakers to make. And, here’s why: On the one hand, guys like Dwight Howard don’t come along very often. Take a quick look around the league and you’ll find that there really aren’t any other centers like him out there. He’s a guy who could easily be the face of a franchise for the next 10 years and one of the few guys in the league good enough to take a team to the NBA championship by himself. But, at the same time, Howard has been nothing but one big headache for the Lakers this year. He hasn’t gotten along with Kobe Bryant at times. He’s struggled to make a full return to the game after sitting out most of last season with a back injury. And, he’s been a distraction for the entire organization.

With those things in mind, there’s really no right answer here. If the Lakers can find a team willing to give them some young, solid prospects and a veteran or two, they might want to consider doing a deal. It might actually make them better in the short term. But, if they’re thinking big picture and content with letting the current Lakers roster try to find their way, then they should hang up on anyone who offers them a deal for Howard. Either way, we’re sure they just can’t wait for “D-Day” to be over. The decision they have to make is going to make a lot of people unhappy regardless of what they decide to do. So, they’ll be more than happy when today is over.

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