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NYman15
05-08-2011, 11:53 AM
"Of the teams Howard is likely to consider when exercising his early-termination option after next season -- sources say the Lakers, Knicks and Nets are the strong favorites -- L.A. is the one with the most attractive trade assets. The massive contracts attached to the Lakers' most desirable players also puts them in the rare position of being able to absorb either Arenas or Turkoglu as a way to soften the blow for Orlando."


http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/15041373/fastapproaching-offseason-critical-for-lakers

What do you guys think?

droalex
05-08-2011, 11:56 AM
Orlando

Ray_R
05-08-2011, 11:58 AM
And it begins.

BigCityofDreams
05-08-2011, 11:59 AM
Lakers

BigCityofDreams
05-08-2011, 11:59 AM
And it begins.

Yes it has begun but let's hope it's not out of control like the Melo fiasco.

Chi StateOfMind
05-08-2011, 11:59 AM
LA Lakers. Especially if they get swept today.

Chi StateOfMind
05-08-2011, 12:00 PM
And how can the Knicks get him. I swear I see alot of Knicks fans saying CP3 and now its Dwight.

Crackadalic
05-08-2011, 12:02 PM
And the knicks once again is being mention because were NY. Awesome.

If he came here with Amare and melo:drool: Not happening though

I can see him in Brooklyn but not really the Lakers IMO. As good as bynum is i doubt the magic want a guy who is always injured and is making as much as howard

BigCityofDreams
05-08-2011, 12:03 PM
It's NY we can get everybody jk. Dwight to the Knicks is a pipe dream I'm not sure if they have the assets to trade for him. I hear fans say trade Stat for D12 but why do that when Donnie has gone through all of this trouble to create a NY big 3.

theheatles
05-08-2011, 12:03 PM
brooklyn

ecorrea
05-08-2011, 12:07 PM
him and dwill would be nasty!

Avenged
05-08-2011, 12:11 PM
Keep wanting the Lakers to fail.. this will just make it more likely to happen. ;)

NYman15
05-08-2011, 12:14 PM
the Knicks are mentioned because of possible cap space not trade candidates. they will have room depending on the new CBA in 2012. Donnie Walsh has already acknowledged this. they only will have 3 or 4 players on the roster at around 42 million dollars will a cap possible around 60 million if it stays around where it is now and so that would give them close to 18 million. now a lot depends on the CBA but they will have a ton of cap space in 2012 but won't really be trade candidates due to lack of assets.

Geargo Wallace
05-08-2011, 12:15 PM
These threads are so fun.

effen5
05-08-2011, 12:16 PM
I would love him to see with the Nets but I think hes either staying in Orlando or going to the Lakers.

210Don
05-08-2011, 12:16 PM
spurs?

Sadds The Gr8
05-08-2011, 12:20 PM
this is obviously bull ****, but if he was smart he'd go to the Nets.

Rivera
05-08-2011, 12:20 PM
:sigh: here we go again for a whole year :pity:

droalex
05-08-2011, 12:20 PM
Bulls

JasonJohnHorn
05-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Oh Christ! Dont we have the playoffs going on right now? Cant we at least wait until the offseason?

ldawg
05-08-2011, 12:24 PM
why on earth would he stay in east must less the sorry Magic? All the stars will be in the east. If he goes to la in the West he will get to the finals yearly if healthy.

Ill21
05-08-2011, 12:42 PM
And how can the Knicks get him. I swear I see alot of Knicks fans saying CP3 and now its Dwight.

What does it matter what knicks fan say?

blastmasta26
05-08-2011, 12:43 PM
Man, I hate how rampant speculation begins a full season before Dwight is even entering FA. Regardless, I hope Dwight stays with Orlando and they find a way to land CP3. Would make the league more balanced in terms of the top-heavy teams, but I don't know how likely it is with all the bad contracts the Magic have.

daleja424
05-08-2011, 12:45 PM
why would LA be interested? Bynum is probably a better post option than Dwight and at half the price...

NYsFinest
05-08-2011, 12:49 PM
I know it won't happen.... but a frontcourt of melo, amare, dwight would be completely unstoppable and wouldmake wade lebron and bosh their *****.

With that said I think he is going to LA. Lakers need to shake things up and have the pieces to do it.... two of odom, pau and bynum and taking back someone like turk would be by far the best deal magic can get, plus it saves them the embarrassment of sending him out east and meeting him in the playoffs as an 8 seed.

Avenged
05-08-2011, 12:49 PM
why would LA be interested? Bynum is probably a better post option than Dwight and at half the price...

Injuries.. which is why this trade won't happen to the Lakers involving Bynum unless Orlando is really forced to.

RZZZA
05-08-2011, 12:58 PM
man, this is bullcrap...nobody ever wants to come to Chicago. LOL

Chi StateOfMind
05-08-2011, 01:02 PM
What does it matter what knicks fan say?

So are you speaking for all Knick fans that your opinions are irrelevant and shouldn't be taken seriously.

Chi StateOfMind
05-08-2011, 01:03 PM
man, this is bullcrap...nobody ever wants to come to Chicago. LOL

I feel you on that. But hey we had Ben Wallace & Signed Carlos Boozer

blastmasta26
05-08-2011, 01:08 PM
man, this is bullcrap...nobody ever wants to come to Chicago. LOL
Didn't Melo consider Chicago, but they didn't want to give up Noah in the possible trade?

BALLER R
05-08-2011, 01:11 PM
every story about a star leaving have ending up with them leaving except for a couple.
Let's see

Lebron
Bosh
Melo
Amare
Boozer

i mean by the looks at it especially with orlando being eliminated in the first round i think orlando is the underdog in this situation. I wouldn't be surprised if he asks for a trade or if they realize that they won't be able to keep him

RZZZA
05-08-2011, 01:12 PM
no way did melo want to go anywhere but new york...

every prize free agent seems to completely spurn Chicago

Antipod
05-08-2011, 01:18 PM
1. Lakers


2. Nets
3. Orlando
4. Knicks

allSUAVE
05-08-2011, 01:20 PM
L.A LEAKERS (Snoop dogg voice)

Bookey
05-08-2011, 01:21 PM
The Lakers should keep Bynum, who plays very well against Howard and in my opinion would be better if he was a first option instead of three or four, and they should trade Gasol, he's been playing terrible, but I doubt if the Magic would want Gasol after the way he has played lately. A Bynum & Howard front court would be unstoppable.

LAKERMANIA
05-08-2011, 01:34 PM
If anything his best career move would be the Lakers, big market, big franchise, history of elite bigs, just for the opportunity to win a ring and have his number 12 retired in the rafters, (being a Laker fan aside) if I were a big man and a superstar I would love to be a part of the Lakers

BULLSFAN0810
05-08-2011, 01:36 PM
If he goes to LA hes dumb....Why go follow in Shaqs foot step and let them trade you when you get old? KOBE IS OLD....PHIL IS RETIRING..itll be kinda dumb for him to go there.w/o certain knowledge where LA is going...there is no Jerry West just Mitch Kupchik..id go elsewhere

Why go to NY unless youre a lime light hoarding no defense playing star? your coach wont make your team mates play Defense..dead it

Nets...attractive but id say no,Just him and Dwill versus Mia,Chi,Ind etc...no

im not saying this as a homer,but if he wants to win now Chicago is his only option,but i think where he goes it has to be in another confrence.Orlando has to trade him to another confrence they dont wanna see him 3-4 times a yr for 10 years.

PrettyBoyJ
05-08-2011, 01:39 PM
Lakers would have to give Bynum and Odom, Or Bynum and Gasol.. I think Orlando is going to try and get as much as possible

SteBO
05-08-2011, 01:39 PM
I can see him with the Lakers. Hope he stays with the Magic though.

HouRealCoach
05-08-2011, 01:51 PM
I doubt this is true

But if he had a choice I think he would go with NYK

MrfadeawayJB
05-08-2011, 01:54 PM
what if he went to the clips. He and blake griffin would be nasty!!!

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-08-2011, 01:55 PM
Lakers - we never rebuild

Margie
05-08-2011, 02:01 PM
Dwight can't dominate Bynum. Bynum can't be stop by Dwight Give me Bynum any day.

AIRMAR72
05-08-2011, 02:10 PM
HOWARD is going NOWHERE laker fan are relentless with the fairytale wishes if gasol,odom artist,koran butler game decline playing with kobe since hes a certify BALLHOG who misses important shots and makes no one better what think going to howard WHO needs a playmaker to him better

AIRMAR72
05-08-2011, 02:11 PM
Dwight can't dominate Bynum. Bynum can't be stop by Dwight Give me Bynum any day.

or gasol

LAKERMANIA
05-08-2011, 02:12 PM
HOWARD is going NOWHERE laker fan are relentless with the fairytale wishes if gasol,odom artist,koran butler game decline playing with kobe since hes a certify BALLHOG who misses important shots and makes no one better what think going to howard WHO needs a playmaker to him better

If we can pull off Kwame for Gasol I'm pretty sure we can get Howard.. and will..

droalex
05-08-2011, 02:16 PM
Clippers.

BigCityofDreams
05-08-2011, 02:18 PM
HOWARD is going NOWHERE at the moment laker fan are relentless with the fairytale wishes if gasol,odom artist,koran butler game decline playing with kobe since hes a certify BALLHOG who misses important shots and makes no one better what think going to howard WHO needs a playmaker to him better

let me fix that for you

MagicBucsSox
05-08-2011, 02:20 PM
Knicks I believe would no doubtedly offer a package around Amare for Dwight. Nets can base one around Lopez( lil else to offer). Same as LA can base around Bynum.

MagicBucsSox
05-08-2011, 02:22 PM
If we can pull off Kwame for Gasol I'm pretty sure we can get Howard.. and will..

You had an insider in Jerry west to pull that off , so let's not overthink how that crime was committed. Gasol wasn't a top3 player then either.
Ps that trade is pretty even now

justinnum1
05-08-2011, 02:23 PM
he should go to brooklyn with d will.

king4day
05-08-2011, 02:29 PM
If we can pull off Kwame for Gasol I'm pretty sure we can get Howard.. and will..

I think he'll end up in LA or NJ since they have assets but I do think LA could pull off a similar steal. It would include taking on Arenas and Hedo's deals as well as Bynum, but it would solve LA's problems. and give them more depth.
Question is, how do they make the salaries work? Probably need to add another team or 2.

Shalmibball
05-08-2011, 02:31 PM
Don't understand why the bulls are not in the mix

ChI_ShIzzLe
05-08-2011, 02:31 PM
Got a feeling it will be a sleeper team that no one talks about up until the last minute (Lebron to Miami for ex.)...hopefully that sleeper team will be the Bulls :D

NYman15
05-08-2011, 02:34 PM
If you're Orlando, would you rather Amare or Bynum considering age, money, injury, potential, and who your more likely to get more out of?

JerseysFinest
05-08-2011, 02:35 PM
Unless he demands a trade, he's staying in Orlando

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-08-2011, 02:37 PM
If you're Orlando, would you rather Amare or Bynum considering age, money, injury, potential, and who your more likely to get more out of?

bynum

NYman15
05-08-2011, 02:38 PM
A sleeper team is the Clippers who will have a ton of money off the books I believe with the potential to be great with Griffin and Gordon and maybe a little area to somewhat takeover LA for a little period with the Lakers on the downside with Kobe's career slowing down. Watch out for the Clipps.

Chacarron
05-08-2011, 02:44 PM
:drool: and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

cooldavid3169
05-08-2011, 02:47 PM
"Of the teams Howard is likely to consider when exercising his early-termination option after next season -- sources say the Lakers, Knicks and Nets are the strong favorites -- L.A. is the one with the most attractive trade assets. The massive contracts attached to the Lakers' most desirable players also puts them in the rare position of being able to absorb either Arenas or Turkoglu as a way to soften the blow for Orlando."


http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/15041373/fastapproaching-offseason-critical-for-lakers

What do you guys think?
If he goes to the Lakers, Orlando should never ever draft a Center again. Lol

Mudvayne91
05-08-2011, 02:56 PM
Oh NBA, how you disgust me.

Geargo Wallace
05-08-2011, 03:01 PM
He's going to Charlotte.

Astronaut
05-08-2011, 03:02 PM
Cavaliers !!!!!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/123/344479193_bfe75d71ef.jpg

John Walls Era
05-08-2011, 03:13 PM
:rolleyes: CP3, Kobe, Melo, Amare and Dwight on the Knicks

Hulk6
05-08-2011, 03:18 PM
idk why he not considering Boston

ChI_ShIzzLe
05-08-2011, 03:21 PM
Its like the damn T-Mobile commercial in here.

RZZZA
05-08-2011, 03:21 PM
I have a hard time believing Dwight can be "the man" on any team. He's not a good leader. Stan Van Gundy even said he's not a good leader.

He needs to go to where there already is a leader. Lakers if they keep Kobe, Nets with D.Will, wherever CP3 ends up going... or to my Bulls!

Redbull
05-08-2011, 03:24 PM
It might just be the homerism talking but don't count out Chicago, if he wants to win a championship and contend for a really long time he will team up with D-Rose.

jockrider
05-08-2011, 03:30 PM
every interview dwight just walks away once you talk about free agency.

http://acnewsmag.blogspot.com/2011/05/dwight-howard-walks-away-from-interview.html

he really doesn't want to talk about it. it must be really annoying when pricks like ric bucher and his imaginary "sources" start talking out their *****.

jockrider
05-08-2011, 03:32 PM
I have a hard time believing Dwight can be "the man" on any team. He's not a good leader. Stan Van Gundy even said he's not a good leader.

He needs to go to where there already is a leader. Lakers if they keep Kobe, Nets with D.Will, wherever CP3 ends up going... or to my Bulls!

he can he already led them to the finals he just needs better players around him. he's a much better leader than dwill that's forsure.

MJ-BULLS
05-08-2011, 03:32 PM
If i was Howard i would go to NJ.

I really dont want him to go to the Lakers, they have been way to lucky in the past years with bigs.

If Chicago can get into the mix that would be splendid, ;) we would have even of a better defensive team than right now. :)

But its unlikely. :sigh:

RZZZA
05-08-2011, 03:33 PM
he can he already led them to the finals he just needs better players around him. he's a much better leader than dwill that's forsure.

I dunno, even SVG said he's not the best leader. He's immature and his attitude stinks.

jockrider
05-08-2011, 03:33 PM
isn't this the same guy that deron williams embarrassed on allstar weekend?

John Walls Era
05-08-2011, 03:36 PM
I dunno, even SVG said he's not the best leader. He's immature and his attitude stinks.

Yeah this is true. But as long as theres another superstar, it should be fine.

shep33
05-08-2011, 03:51 PM
If that's the list it almost has to be LA. What are the Knicks and Nets going to give up?

Not only can the Lakers give up more and better pieces, they're also in the western conference. This is in Otis Smith's hands, if he walks they become the Cavs/Raptors. If they trade him to LA they can be like Denver.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 03:56 PM
im not saying this as a homer,but if he wants to win now Chicago is his only option.

You know that's not true. If the Knicks somehow could muster a decent trade for him (which they can't) or somehow have enough cap space (which is unlikely), they could win now. You really believe Amar'e, Melo, and D12 couldn't win right away? If he joins up with Deron Williams on the Nets, I don't see any reason why they couldn't win right away. Same for the Lakers, even with an aging Kobe and the other parts they were able to keep, I see that as a team that would be a contender. It's not like Kobe is going to turn into Deshawn Stevenson overnight.

DrDre94
05-08-2011, 04:02 PM
As a Knicks fan... Dwight ain't going to the Knicks.

He is NOT going to the Bulls either.

I really hope he doesn't go to the Lakers...

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 04:06 PM
As a Knicks fan... Dwight ain't going to the Knicks.

He is NOT going to the Bulls either.

I really hope he doesn't go to the Lakers...

I honestly don't see him coming to NY. I just don't see it. I see the 3 most likely options as the Lakers, Nets, or the Magic. I could see other teams such as the Clippers, Bulls, or even the Hornets trying to get him in an attempt to keep CP3. But I really think he will be Laker or Net.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 04:07 PM
I been calling it from the beginning, Dwight will be a Laker. Andrew Bynum has been relatively healthy and i think he has the potential to be the best C in the league. His potential is insane. ORL should be happy to get him in return. He is better than Noah by a mile. Better than Lopez by eons.

Ollie Tabooger
05-08-2011, 04:07 PM
I would love to see a Westbrook for Dwight deal. Obviously other pieces would have to be involved, along with maybe another team. But Dwight and Durant would be sick.

JB0B0
05-08-2011, 04:09 PM
If he goes to the Lakers, Knicks, or Nets, the Bulls will still be better than them so I could care less.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 04:09 PM
CHI was never in the equation. Berger is suggesting it. Bucher said it too. Howard wants to be the main draw on his team. He wants his OWN team. That will never happen in CHI with Rose there.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 04:10 PM
I would love to see a Westbrook for Dwight deal. Obviously other pieces would have to be involved, along with maybe another team. But Dwight and Durant would be sick.

I thought of that too. But I can't see them dealing for Westbrook since they have so much money committed to Arenas and Nelson.

jimm120
05-08-2011, 04:13 PM
As a Knicks fan... Dwight ain't going to the Knicks.

He is NOT going to the Bulls either.

I really hope he doesn't go to the Lakers...

With D"anotni here, I KNOW for a fact that the knicks would be "forced" to get the needed PG instead of the needed Center.

If D"antoni wasn't here, Dwight would be the OBVIOUS choice for any team.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 04:14 PM
CHI was never in the equation. Berger is suggesting it. Bucher said it too. Howard wants to be the main draw on his team. He wants his OWN team. That will never happen in CHI with Rose there.

He wouldn't be the main draw in LA, at least not for a few more years. But he has already been the main draw for a while, and it hasn't won him anything. He doesn't seem like one of those huge ego guys who has to be "the guy." I think he understands that if he wants to win anything he has to be one of the guys, and not just the main guy.

29$JerZ
05-08-2011, 04:20 PM
Of those 3 teams his best bet would be to force a trade to LA.
NY makes way more sense than NJ

Deron/Dwight would be amazing but not with a cast of Farmar, Outlaw, Humphries.

Obviously Dwight going to an establishedd team like Chicago or Thunder would make more sense, problem is none were mentioned....

MagicBucsSox
05-08-2011, 04:21 PM
The irony of past threads are coming to life. Some lakers fans use to swear bynum is as good or better than Dwight.........now thy wanna trade for him lol

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 04:22 PM
He wouldn't be the main draw in LA, at least not for a few more years. But he has already been the main draw for a while, and it hasn't won him anything. He doesn't seem like one of those huge ego guys who has to be "the guy." I think he understands that if he wants to win anything he has to be one of the guys, and not just the main guy.

ORL is not a major market...

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Of those 3 teams his best bet would be to force a trade to LA.
NY makes way more sense than NJ

Deron/Dwight would be amazing but not with a cast of Farmar, Outlaw, Humphries.

Obviously Dwight going to an establishedd team like Chicago or Thunder would make more sense, problem is none were mentioned....

Disagree. A top 2 PG and the best C in the league could contend with d league players around them

Baller1
05-08-2011, 04:25 PM
I think he stays in Orlando.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 04:28 PM
ORL is not a major market...

I never said it was.

KnickFanSince91
05-08-2011, 04:30 PM
Man any Knick fan entertaining any D12 talk is just lost. It's not happening. We don't have the cap space, won't trade Amare and it won't even make sense for the squad. It's just fantasy basketball.

If he gets traded, it will be to LA or any other team out West. Orlando is NOT going to trade their franchise player within the conference. I can't remember it ever happening before and I can't see Otis Smith being the first to do it. If he wants to play for the Nets, it will be after signing a FA contract.

MagicBucsSox
05-08-2011, 04:30 PM
CHI was never in the equation. Berger is suggesting it. Bucher said it too. Howard wants to be the main draw on his team. He wants his OWN team. That will never happen in CHI with Rose there.

Lolololololol if u don't think Dwight the bulls wouldn't be dwights team u know nothing about bball, respectfully. A great big man trumps a good guard EVERYTIME.

Ps don't give me that MVP stuff either b/c Dwight by far had better numbers and you know it. Mvp's don't mean your a better player

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 04:31 PM
I never said it was.

Ok, So i think we can both agree that being the man on a smaller market is not comparable to being the man in Los Angeles or Brooklyn

JB0B0
05-08-2011, 04:35 PM
The irony of past threads are coming to life. Some lakers fans use to swear bynum is as good or better than Dwight.........now thy wanna trade for him lol

I agree. Everyone's saying that Bynum has the potential to be better....no he doesn't lol. Bynum's solid but will never be half the player that Dwight is.

JB0B0
05-08-2011, 04:38 PM
Miami and Chicago would still be the best teams in the NBA if Dwight goes to LA, NY, or NJ unless they made other significant moves (big IF). Both (Bulls/HEAT) are relatively young and already established contenders.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 04:38 PM
Lolololololol if u don't think Dwight the bulls wouldn't be dwights team u know nothing about bball, respectfully. A great big man trumps a good guard EVERYTIME.

Ps don't give me that MVP stuff either b/c Dwight by far had better numbers and you know it. Mvp's don't mean your a better player

:laugh2: Hi! Let me introduce myself. Im Will. I was that guy getting jumped in the DRose MVP thread by 100 Bulls fans because i stated that Dwight deserved MVP. I KNOW that a great big man trumps a great PG. However tell that to the media. The media will always be on Rose's nuts. He was drafted by them. He helped turn that team around. Their first all star since Jordan. The "official" MVP. He will be the man on the Bulls as long as he plays there. Even homer Bulls fans would agree that Dwight would never be the man there with Rose there

49erGiantLaker
05-08-2011, 04:41 PM
The Lakers losing today will only increase the likelihood of Howard coming to LA.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Ok, So i think we can both agree that being the man on a smaller market is not comparable to being the man in Los Angeles or Brooklyn

True, but that's not what I was trying to say. Out of the teams he wants to go to he wouldn't be the headliner. He would be a co-headliner, and I think he would be fine with that.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Miami and Chicago would still be the best teams in the NBA if Dwight goes to LA, NY, or NJ unless they made other significant moves (big IF). Both (Bulls/HEAT) are relatively young and already established contenders.

Agreed. CHI and MIA look too strong. The Knicks will never beat either of them in the playoffs. The Nets even with Deron and Dwight have major holes to fill. CHI and MIA will be at the top for a long time

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 04:46 PM
True, but that's not what I was trying to say. Out of the teams he wants to go to he wouldn't be the headliner. He would be a co-headliner, and I think he would be fine with that.

Deron Williams is a very low key type of star. He would be the sidekick to Howard imo. Kobe will retire in a few years so before long Howard would be the man there too.

HuRRiCaNeS324
05-08-2011, 04:51 PM
I think hes going to LA or staying in Orlando.

Bynum + Odom package is nice

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 04:52 PM
If the Knicks end up not being able to land either of them, I'd like to see D12 and CP3 team up, either in NOLA or ORL.

JerseysFinest
05-08-2011, 04:54 PM
The Lakers losing today will only increase the likelihood of Howard coming to LA.

Not it will not. Why would watching this game right now make Dwight think he wants to enter that situation? I'm not saying he wouldn't consider the Lakers, but to say their current playoff performance increases their likelihood of acquiring him doesn't add up.

If he does leave Orlando, his best interest is the Nets. Knicks fans will say that's incorrect, but there are a ton of factors that make it plausible, and it's a destination that would benefit him. He'd come to a situation where he has arguably the best pass-first point guard feeding him the ball, playing in what Chris Broussard called "the league's finest arena", a roster that will be improved by a an owner worth billions, the opportunity to be THE guy, endorsements, defining his legacy by being known as one of the men bringing the first professional sports title to a sports thirsty town in years, and the list goes on.

mrblisterdundee
05-08-2011, 04:56 PM
The Knicks wouldn't make sense for Howard. He'd be great for the team's defense, but what they need most is for someone to move the ball after Chauncey fades.

JerseysFinest
05-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Agreed. CHI and MIA look too strong. The Knicks will never beat either of them in the playoffs. The Nets even with Deron and Dwight have major holes to fill. CHI and MIA will be at the top for a long time

If you have an excellent point guard anchoring your offense, and the league's best center anchoring your defense and rebounding, you can have 6th graders filling the rest of your positions, you're set.

MagicBucsSox
05-08-2011, 04:59 PM
:laugh2: Hi! Let me introduce myself. Im Will. I was that guy getting jumped in the DRose MVP thread by 100 Bulls fans because i stated that Dwight deserved MVP. I KNOW that a great big man trumps a great PG. However tell that to the media. The media will always be on Rose's nuts. He was drafted by them. He helped turn that team around. Their first all star since Jordan. The "official" MVP. He will be the man on the Bulls as long as he plays there. Even homer Bulls fans would agree that Dwight would never be the man there with Rose there

Righteous

koreancabbage
05-08-2011, 05:09 PM
If i was the Lakers GM, i would make a move for either Paul or Howard

Paul + West for Odom, Gasol/Bynum, Brown, + draft picks

Howard for Bynum+Odom.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 05:12 PM
If you have an excellent point guard anchoring your offense, and the league's best center anchoring your defense and rebounding, you can have 6th graders filling the rest of your positions, you're set.

Set to compete but not to contend. MIA and CHI will always be on our way.

giants73756
05-08-2011, 05:12 PM
Just don't go to the Lakers.

BYBLOS88
05-08-2011, 05:12 PM
dwights goin to the lakers, there the only team with the pieces to get him

lakers get: howard, turgalu

magic get: bynum, odom

bam done deal make it happen!

Young and Stupid
05-08-2011, 05:13 PM
Set to compete but not to contend. MIA and CHI will always be on our way.

No. Set to contend.

Dash
05-08-2011, 05:15 PM
Nets would be sick.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 05:19 PM
The Knicks wouldn't make sense for Howard. He'd be great for the team's defense, but what they need most is for someone to move the ball after Chauncey fades.

A good point guard is easier to come by than a good center though.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 05:19 PM
No. Set to contend.

I cant see how. The Bulls defense is too strong. They will let Dwight get his and just shut down Deron Williams forcing the rest of the team to make plays. Unless the Nets made major moves and got some better wings that can get their own shot i cant see how we will trump that defense. MIA is more beatable imo. Deron and Dwight would do as they please and all we would need is a couple of good perimiter defenders.

That being said NJ would be a top 3 team and dominate on the regular season but in the playoffs they would lack depth. It depends what they give up for Dwight. Im assuming Humphries and Morrow are gone

ChI_ShIzzLe
05-08-2011, 05:20 PM
CHI was never in the equation. Berger is suggesting it. Bucher said it too. Howard wants to be the main draw on his team. He wants his OWN team. That will never happen in CHI with Rose there.

Hmmmmm..weren't we all saying the same thing about Lebron also? How he wanted to be the man and be in the spotlight, which is why he was a "lock" to go to NY? Even though we bashed him for going to Miami, he put himself in the best situation to win multiple rings, which I think Dwight will eventually want to do.

ChI_ShIzzLe
05-08-2011, 05:22 PM
Anyways, if he ain't coming to Chi Town, I want him out of the East.

KnicksR4Real
05-08-2011, 05:22 PM
If we want Dwight we trade Amare!

knicks=love
05-08-2011, 05:25 PM
dwight to the lakers, cp3 to the knicks. can you imagine the drama that's gonna go on next season? everyone thought just melo was bad, but imagine dwight AND cp3 at the same time? possibly deron in there too?! AHHHHHHHH :bang:

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 05:26 PM
Hmmmmm..weren't we all saying the same thing about Lebron also? How he wanted to be the man and be in the spotlight, which is why he was a "lock" to go to NY? Even though we bashed him for going to Miami, he put himself in the best situation to win multiple rings, which I think Dwight will eventually want to do.

Yea except CHI was always in the equation for Lebron from the beginning. The rumors have been claiming he is interested in LA, NY, and NJ from the beginning. CHI was only mentioned because it makes so much sense.

knicks=love
05-08-2011, 05:26 PM
If we want Dwight we trade Amare!

we'd be ****ing stupid to do that.

DMasta718
05-08-2011, 05:27 PM
I see Dwight either going to the Lakers or Brooklyn.

stlbest5in2013
05-08-2011, 05:28 PM
the Knicks are mentioned because of possible cap space not trade candidates. they will have room depending on the new CBA in 2012. Donnie Walsh has already acknowledged this. they only will have 3 or 4 players on the roster at around 42 million dollars will a cap possible around 60 million if it stays around where it is now and so that would give them close to 18 million. now a lot depends on the CBA but they will have a ton of cap space in 2012 but won't really be trade candidates due to lack of assets.



this is false because cap holds count against the cap as well. so even if they have 3 players there is not enough money to give d-12 a max deal

iggypop123
05-08-2011, 05:30 PM
its gonna be a summer of sources.

Sadds The Gr8
05-08-2011, 05:32 PM
Lakers should just keep Bynum....

B'sCeltsPatsSox
05-08-2011, 05:32 PM
As a Celtics fan I hope this rumor isn't true.

Anon
05-08-2011, 05:36 PM
"Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans. "They're going to lose Dwight Howard for nothing. He's not staying there. Dwight Howard is going to be in the same mode as LeBron James."

Of the teams Howard is likely to consider when exercising his early-termination option after next season -- sources say the Lakers, Knicks and Nets are the strong favorites

Both cannot be true. Terrible reporting.

iggypop123
05-08-2011, 05:38 PM
"Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans. "They're going to lose Dwight Howard for nothing. He's not staying there. Dwight Howard is going to be in the same mode as LeBron James."

Terrible reporting.

how?

Nikeman
05-08-2011, 05:40 PM
If he chooses LA he's dumb. Why? Kobe is 34 I believe? Give Kobe 2 years max at this level.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 05:41 PM
we'd be ****ing stupid to do that.

:facepalm:

JB0B0
05-08-2011, 05:43 PM
Why would Orlando want that classless POS (Bynum)?

knickerbockerny
05-08-2011, 05:45 PM
I cant see Orlando not asking for an arm and a leg for Dwight from the Lakers. The deal will look something like

Orlando Gets
Gasol, Bynum, future pick or two

Lakers Get
Arenas, Howard

The Magic will want both Gasol and Bynum for sure. The Lakers will have to give in or Orlando will shop him elsewhere. Bynum and Odom are not enough for Howard.

JerseysFinest
05-08-2011, 05:50 PM
I cant see Orlando not asking for an arm and a leg for Dwight from the Lakers. The deal will look something like

Orlando Gets
Gasol, Bynum, future pick or two

Lakers Get
Arenas, Howard

The Magic will want both Gasol and Bynum for sure. The Lakers will have to give in or Orlando will shop him elsewhere. Bynum and Odom are not enough for Howard.

I agree with you entirely, but if I'm Otis Smith and Orlando's ownership, I'm not entirely excited watching Gasol, especially if allegedly he's allowing his personal issues to get to him and affect his game. Bynum is still a top 3 center in the league, but then again he has injury concerns.

MagicBucsSox
05-08-2011, 05:53 PM
we'd be ****ing stupid to do that.

This is the results when a woman smokes during a pregnancy:facepalm:

MagicBucsSox
05-08-2011, 05:57 PM
I agree with you entirely, but if I'm Otis Smith and Orlando's ownership, I'm not entirely excited watching Gasol, especially if allegedly he's allowing his personal issues to get to him and affect his game. Bynum is still a top 3 center in the league, but then again he has injury concerns.

Top 3center? Hmmm Dwight bogut okafor Noah Gasol and a healthy kaman are better than him

I don't get the lovefest for Bynum. He'll score 21&10 in one game and ppl talk about potential. When Dwight avg 20& 13 ppl said he needs to work on his game lol

blahblahyoutoo
05-08-2011, 05:59 PM
knicks should trade melo for dwight.

blahblahyoutoo
05-08-2011, 06:03 PM
man, this is bullcrap...nobody ever wants to come to Chicago. LOL

i hear chicago is a pretty dangerous city with lots of bad neighborhoods.

JerseysFinest
05-08-2011, 06:04 PM
Top 3center? Hmmm Dwight bogut okafor Noah Gasol and a healthy kaman are better than him

I don't get the lovefest for Bynum. He'll score 21&10 in one game and ppl talk about potential. When Dwight avg 20& 13 ppl said he needs to work on his game lol

When Bynum is healthy, he's better than Okafor, Chris Kaman, and Noah. Noah may be slightly better than him defensively.

JerseysFinest
05-08-2011, 06:05 PM
i hear chicago is a pretty dangerous city with lots of bad neighborhoods.

WTH?
So does L.A, Brooklyn, and every other city in the world.

koreancabbage
05-08-2011, 06:08 PM
Top 3center? Hmmm Dwight bogut okafor Noah Gasol and a healthy kaman are better than him

I don't get the lovefest for Bynum. He'll score 21&10 in one game and ppl talk about potential. When Dwight avg 20& 13 ppl said he needs to work on his game lol

hell no. Noah can only defend, Okafor is undersized and doesn't have an offensive game lke Bynum, Gasol is coming around, but GMs would rather have Bynum than those 3. Kaman and Bogut are awesome but it looks like Bynum is less injured than those two.

well considering he plays in an organization where Kobe exists, he's the 3rd and 4th option on the team.

he has an inside game and a jump shot and he's still developing. that's why he's a top 3 center.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 06:12 PM
hell no. Noah can only defend, Okafor is undersized and doesn't have an offensive game lke Bynum, Gasol is coming around, but GMs would rather have Bynum than those 3. Kaman and Bogut are awesome but it looks like Bynum is less injured than those two.

well considering he plays in an organization where Kobe exists, he's the 3rd and 4th option on the team.

he has an inside game and a jump shot and he's still developing. that's why he's a top 3 center.

He is the second best C in the league

ManRam
05-08-2011, 06:13 PM
Dwight always said he didn't want to be Shaq...

This is as Shaq-like as it gets. Hope he doesn't flee to a huge market...but he probably will.

JerseysFinest
05-08-2011, 06:16 PM
Dwight always said he didn't want to be Shaq...

This is as Shaq-like as it gets. Hope he doesn't flee to a huge market...but he probably will.

For that reason, among others, I don't see him demanding a trade to L.A.

jaded01
05-08-2011, 06:18 PM
According to sources, the sources know nothing.

Voodoo Alchemy
05-08-2011, 06:20 PM
LA Lakers. Especially if they get swept today.

when

and they did hahahaha!!!!!

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 06:24 PM
when

and they did hahahaha!!!!!

So 2/3 of the teams he is interested in got swept. Wow Dwight... you sure know hot to pick em...

Slimsim
05-08-2011, 06:26 PM
doubt we get Howard.

I think we can get cp3

29$JerZ
05-08-2011, 06:31 PM
Dwight to NY is a stretch. Sucks because he'd literally fix 90% of the Knicks issues alone.

Most likely he'll remain a Magic or get traded to LA.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-08-2011, 06:41 PM
So 2/3 of the teams he is interested in got swept. Wow Dwight... you sure know hot to pick em...

And the other didn't even make the playoffs.

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 06:55 PM
And the other didn't even make the playoffs.

Well that other one only had an injured Deron Williams for 12 games

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 07:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=577F3raO4rQ

It makes so much sense! Make it haaaaaaaaaaapeeeeen!

fadeaway24SC
05-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Dwight + Redick for Bynum + Odom. Works perfectly.

NYK|NYY
05-08-2011, 08:04 PM
Would love to have D12 in a Knicks jersey but not happening. Probably will be a Net.

justinnum1
05-08-2011, 08:06 PM
only way someone trades for dwight is if arenas is included

knicks_champ
05-08-2011, 08:09 PM
Lol We get linked to everybody and people complain that we are the ones who make up these stories...

macc
05-08-2011, 08:41 PM
I cant see Orlando not asking for an arm and a leg for Dwight from the Lakers. The deal will look something like

Orlando Gets
Gasol, Bynum, future pick or two

Lakers Get
Arenas, Howard

The Magic will want both Gasol and Bynum for sure. The Lakers will have to give in or Orlando will shop him elsewhere. Bynum and Odom are not enough for Howard.



As a Magic fan, I would like that trade. Getting Gasol and Bynum for Howard/Arenas. Bynum is only 22 years old and will only get better. Gasol is a top pf in the league. I could live with that trade.

Though I really couldn't see Howard leaving. He has never said anything to make anyone think he didn't like Orlando. We'll see.

NYtilIdie
05-08-2011, 08:57 PM
I think Orlando is too deep in salary hell for him not to leave.

NetsPaint
05-08-2011, 09:00 PM
He will go to the Hawks.

believeinNYK
05-08-2011, 09:06 PM
Dwight to lakers
Cp3 to the Knicks
Dwill either stays, or a team like the Clippers/Mavs

JOSKOMANG4
05-08-2011, 09:24 PM
Nets baby!

3 way trade:

- Cavs acquire SF T.Outlaw, Magic acquire PF A.Jamison(expiring), SG A.morrow, C B.Lopez, & 2 future 1st rd picks, Nets acquire C D.Howard

C) Howard
PF) Humphries(resigned)
SF) James
SG) Sasha
PG) D.Williams

Chill_Will_24
05-08-2011, 09:28 PM
Nets baby!

3 way trade:

- Cavs acquire SF T.Outlaw, Magic acquire PF A.Jamison(expiring), SG A.morrow, C B.Lopez, & 2 future 1st rd picks, Nets acquire C D.Howard

C) Howard
PF) Humphries(resigned)
SF) James
SG) Sasha
PG) D.Williams

Horrible trade for everyone except the Nets. Why would CLE want Outlaw? Why would ORL want Jamison?

Lake_Show2416
05-08-2011, 09:31 PM
only way someone trades for dwight is if arenas is included

honestly u can throw in Turks garbage self & it would still b completely worth it if it means getting Dwight

Wade_County
05-08-2011, 10:09 PM
only way someone trades for dwight is if arenas is included

I agree with this 1000%, especially cause otis already said they ARE not trading him no matter what. But I could see if someone takes Arenas contact they would trade him.

Kyben36
05-08-2011, 10:36 PM
bulls have a shot, but not likely if you ask me.

I think the nets are the team, LA wont get it, they got their rip of trade of the century. Knicks dont have anythign tradeable. dont have cap.

and the nets have some nice peices.

OneTuzSea
05-08-2011, 10:42 PM
Wow, the NBA is such a ****ing joke.

BigCityofDreams
05-08-2011, 10:43 PM
^^^^^^^Why do you say that?

blahblahyoutoo
05-08-2011, 10:49 PM
WTH?
So does L.A, Brooklyn, and every other city in the world.

true, but i definitely hear more bad stories about gangs in Chicago. about how there's daily shootings, rampant black on black crime, etc..

dwight would be putting his life in jeopardy by driving home from the arena and practice facilities.

Hustla23
05-08-2011, 10:53 PM
Melo + Fields + 2nd round pick + 3 million cash for Dwight.

:up:

Hustla23
05-08-2011, 10:53 PM
Melo + Fields + 2nd round pick + 3 million cash for Dwight.

:up:

Jewelz0376
05-08-2011, 10:55 PM
http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=3zhelgh

or

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=44kzh7k

I don't want Arenas, but I'm sure Magic will force any team who gets D12 to take Arenas contract too

Chill_Will_24
05-09-2011, 07:36 PM
Chris Mannix

-ChrisMannixSI Breathe on the Dwight Howard talk, people. There are two frontrunners (Lakers, New Jersey) but this is months from being realistic

DR_1
05-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Do I here Chicago??? ;)

jrm2054
05-09-2011, 07:42 PM
How do chicago fans think they are even in the running

FriedTofuz
05-09-2011, 07:45 PM
Otis Smith Said he will not trade Howard. Regardless of what howard wants, he will either play on the magic or sign with another team, he will NOT be traded.

Chill_Will_24
05-09-2011, 07:47 PM
How do chicago fans think they are even in the running

Cuz its the mecca?.. oh wait that the other guys... umm cuz its Chicago and it makes the most sense basketball wise? I mean just look at Melo. He didnt care about playing on a big stage. He only cared about winning. Thats why he took less money to play for a conten.. oh wait... :sigh: Who the HELL knows WHAT these stars want?..

Its just sources afterall....

DR_1
05-09-2011, 07:49 PM
How do chicago fans think they are even in the running


Cause Dwight has mentioned several times he likes the Bulls, and he is good friends w/D-Rose.

And we have more trade assets than the Lakers and the Nets. And the Knicks don't need him; they want their big 3 to be Melo, Stat, and CP3.

But hey, I'm going to wait and see how we end up in the Playoffs first.

Jewelz0376
05-09-2011, 07:50 PM
Otis Smith Said he will not trade Howard. Regardless of what howard wants, he will either play on the magic or sign with another team, he will NOT be traded.

I dont believe that... It's easy for him to say that now...but when it really comes down to it no way he just lets D12 leave for nothing knowing that D12 is not going to resign there...

If he does just let D12 leave for nothing then he'll be looking for a job right along with D12 lol

Green Storm
05-09-2011, 08:15 PM
Watch how pissed everyone will be when Dwight Howard and CP3 get traded to the Lakers in the same week.

Jewelz0376
05-09-2011, 08:16 PM
Watch how pissed everyone will be when Dwight Howard and CP3 get traded to the Lakers in the same week.

:pray:

JerseysFinest
05-09-2011, 08:18 PM
Watch how pissed everyone will be when Dwight Howard and CP3 get traded to the Lakers in the same week.

LOL watch that happen

dalakers4life
05-09-2011, 08:20 PM
Lakers! Lakers! Lakers! Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, and Pau Gasol with perimeter shooting would bring home 2012 championship title.

dalakers4life
05-09-2011, 08:23 PM
Lakers! Lakers! Lakers! Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Torkoglu, Da Fish for 2012 starting line-up will bring another championship.

SP17
05-09-2011, 08:34 PM
Watch how pissed everyone will be when Dwight Howard and CP3 get traded to the Lakers in the same week.

not happening though..Only 1 of them will be a laker..

Kobes a Killer
05-09-2011, 08:37 PM
Cause Dwight has mentioned several times he likes the Bulls, and he is good friends w/D-Rose.

And we have more trade assets than the Lakers and the Nets. And the Knicks don't need him; they want their big 3 to be Melo, Stat, and CP3.

But hey, I'm going to wait and see how we end up in the Playoffs first.

Bynum Pau Odom>>>>Noah Boozer Gibson

numba1CHANGsta
05-09-2011, 08:40 PM
The Knicks have no one they can offer to the Magic.

The Nets have some pieces but Brook Lopez isnt quite as equal value and I dont think the Nets want to take on a contract such as Arena's or Hedo's.

The Lakers have the best assets and they would even take on Hedo's contract, so Dwights going to LA :)

j-bay
05-09-2011, 08:44 PM
lakers would have to take arenas

valade16
05-09-2011, 08:50 PM
If the Howard couldn't win a Title with the cast in Prlando and Pau/Bynum Can't win a title with Kobe on their team, what makes people think A). The Magic would be any good after a LAL trade and B). that they'd do the trade?

kblo247
05-09-2011, 08:51 PM
lakers would have to take arenas

I wouldn't be pissed about Bynum and Pau in a deal, if I knew 100% there would be a MLE to throw at Kenyon Martin since Odom flat out is a better PF than Pau who excels at C in the triangle and failed so bad this postseason with the most PF run he has ever had in LA. They would have to eat Blake's deal though. That SOB annoyed the **** out of me and was useless, yet offers more than Duhon; let Fisher be the backup.

I'd much rather see Turkoglu and Jameer in a deal over Gilbert though.

metsfanssince05
05-09-2011, 09:00 PM
I hate how every super star player wants to leave there team.. I would be happy if atleast one player stays... The NBA has turned into a complete joke. Players like Love, Wall will prob leave there teams in a few years.. I hate when payers are like oh yeah yeah we should of won a championship years back.. Your a superstar player wait a few years or a year to get the right players, then go out and go on a good run, players have no patients what so ever.. I'm sick of it... I was actually hoping that Carmelo would re-sign with Denver before he was traded.. Its like playing NBA 2k when everyone leaves there teams..

But what ever... When I heard all these rumors about James and Anthony it was fun and annoying.. And when it was over I was so bored lmao..

jets-24
05-09-2011, 09:03 PM
he shuld stay where hes at and not be a bandwagon like everyone else .....he has his owwn town and franchise in orlando

Demon11
05-09-2011, 10:12 PM
I wouldn't be pissed about Bynum and Pau in a deal, if I knew 100% there would be a MLE to throw at Kenyon Martin since Odom flat out is a better PF than Pau who excels at C in the triangle and failed so bad this postseason with the most PF run he has ever had in LA. They would have to eat Blake's deal though. That SOB annoyed the **** out of me and was useless, yet offers more than Duhon; let Fisher be the backup.

I'd much rather see Turkoglu and Jameer in a deal over Gilbert though.


lol your sig..

sportsplayer7
05-09-2011, 10:29 PM
Suns.

still1ballin
05-09-2011, 10:33 PM
I wouldn't mind taking Arenas contract either.

Chill_Will_24
05-09-2011, 10:58 PM
Would Bynum even stay in LA?

camador22
05-09-2011, 11:02 PM
Gasol, Bynum, Brown and 2 first rounders for Howard and Arenas

kblo247
05-09-2011, 11:05 PM
Gasol, Bynum, Brown and 2 first rounders for Howard and Arenas

I'd give up Brown for a bag of Tom's bbq chips. Not even the big bag at that

Ironman5219
05-09-2011, 11:17 PM
Lakers always get the big man, just look at their history. Kareem, Shaq, Gasol and the next will be Howard. Howard loves the spot light and the Lakers will over pay to get him there. As a Laker Hater I hope Orlando is smart enough to screw the Lakers over and get real assets back instread a rape trade like they got Gasol. LA would probably give Bynunum and Odem away for a bargan brand bag of chips, but I could see them adding a Gasol or Artest as well.
If the magic are smart they will try and get something in return instead of lose him for nothing like Cleveland with Lebron.

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 11:23 PM
i think the lakers will try to get hedo not arenas

valade16
05-09-2011, 11:35 PM
i think the lakers will try to get hedo not arenas

If I'm the Magic I play the Lakers like the Nuggets played the Knicks. Lakers hold one card, the same one NY and NJ hold.

If I'm the Magic I'm saying Pau, Bynum, Brown, and Odom plus 2 1sts for Howard, Arenas, and Hedo.

Lakers don't like it fine, I'll just go see what the Nets or Knicks are willing to offer...

THE GIPPER
05-10-2011, 12:01 AM
If I'm the Magic I play the Lakers like the Nuggets played the Knicks. Lakers hold one card, the same one NY and NJ hold.

If I'm the Magic I'm saying Pau, Bynum, Brown, and Odom plus 2 1sts for Howard, Arenas, and Hedo.

Lakers don't like it fine, I'll just go see what the Nets or Knicks are willing to offer...

I agree. Its so outragous but it worked for denver.

JordansBulls
05-10-2011, 12:08 AM
All the Knicks need to do is offer Amare for Dwight and I'm sure the Magic accept that.

Chill_Will_24
05-10-2011, 12:09 AM
I agree. Its so outragous but it worked for denver.

It worked for DEN because Melo was a money hungry moron and it was widely known that he would sign an extension. If Howard is saying trade me to the Lakers or trade me to the Nets then ORL will need to play whichever team it wants to deal with into thinking they are more interested in the other. For example if they want Bynum, and Gasol, they need to let it leak that they are enamored with Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries to pressure LA into pulling the trigger.

I still think that you guys are assuming too muh. The Lakers problems were never at the C position. They need a better PG. They really need to trade for Paul. Its funny cuz they are still a contender. They are ONE move away from being back on top and they are about to blow up the team. Get Felton, Devin harris, Johnny Flynn, or even DJ Agustin and they solve their main problem and are should be right back up top without changing too much

hugepatsfan
05-10-2011, 12:16 AM
I hope he eventually ends up in BOS... :pray:

Gators123
05-10-2011, 12:58 AM
http://twitter.com/#!/DwightHoward

Y does it seem like the writers of Orlando sentinel are tryna push me out of Orlando with dumb articles. It's annoying. Can I enjoy my summer and get ready for next season in Orlando. Pls. Same thing u guys did to Shaq. Smh

Interesting.

Chill_Will_24
05-10-2011, 01:04 AM
http://twitter.com/#!/DwightHoward


Interesting.

Indeed! Maybe everyone is getting ahead of themselves

CityofChaos
05-10-2011, 01:10 AM
I'd rather see him team up with Dwill and join the Nets.

farren.louis
05-10-2011, 01:14 AM
Bynum took his jersey off the same way Le'bron did when he got ready to leave cleveland, I say lakers trade bynum (try gasol 1st) nd get dwight

Chill_Will_24
05-10-2011, 01:15 AM
i'd rather see him team up with dwill and join the nets.

Me too!!!

Chill_Will_24
05-10-2011, 01:17 AM
Bynum took his jersey off the same way Le'bron did when he got ready to leave cleveland, I say lakers trade bynum (try gasol 1st) nd get dwight

Read post #204

BSF101
05-10-2011, 01:42 AM
Why is it also the same damn teams. Like LA Or NY? Why not Boston? Their a good team, sure their old but still they can win. If any team should go after him it should be Boston. Yes I understand they need to spend a lot on him, but they also need to get younger.

BSF101
05-10-2011, 01:44 AM
I hope he eventually ends up in BOS... :pray:

+1 Boston needs to get younger.

fin_frenzy_84
05-10-2011, 02:08 AM
And the knicks once again is being mention because were NY. Awesome.

If he came here with Amare and melo:drool: Not happening though

I can see him in Brooklyn but not really the Lakers IMO. As good as bynum is i doubt the magic want a guy who is always injured and is making as much as howard

I agree with you about Howard not going to the knicks. I do think yall get CP3 though. I dont think Howard should go to LA because they will have to give up alot for him so it would prob be him, kobe, and maybe pau and thats really it. And also Phil Jackson is gone and Kobe is at the end of his career. I have no clue why he wants to go to LA.

I think it would be smart of him to go to the Bulls though. I know I know I am a Bulls fan but we got a up and coming Star of the League in Derrick Rose, we got a great coach in Thibs. Then we also got a solid and very consistent player in Deng. Of course we would have to give up Boozer or Noah but I wouldnt care since its dwight. I think Noah would be the one Orlando would want though.

fin_frenzy_84
05-10-2011, 02:32 AM
And to People who say Bynum,Pau,Odom>Noah,Boozer,Taj.... You guys most of forgot the Bulls got 2 first round picks this year and 1 next year. They also got the bobcats pick which can turn out to be a lottery pick.

Bynum,Odom.2first<Noah,Taj,Brewer,4 first round picks...

And Chicago is more attractive than L.A. right now

Raph12
05-10-2011, 02:45 AM
No matter what happens, he's not going to an EC team, especially if they offer something good in return... Think about it, would the Magic want to face Dwight a minimum of 3 times a year and possibly be eliminated by his team in the playoffs?... I don't think so.

Mile High Champ
05-10-2011, 10:12 AM
Dwight will go back to Orlando. The whole Howard to the Lakers is a complete pipe dream fabricated by ESPN and a biased sports media Market for LA.

todu82
05-10-2011, 10:14 AM
I still think he stays in Orlando, depends on who they sign in free agency this year and how they do in the playoffs in 2012.

ne3xchamps
05-10-2011, 10:34 AM
Yes it has begun but let's hope it's not out of control like the Melo fiasco.

I was thinking the same thing. It would be extremely annoying if it turns into that sort of circus.

ne3xchamps
05-10-2011, 10:37 AM
And the knicks once again is being mention because were NY. Awesome.

If he came here with Amare and melo:drool: Not happening though

I can see him in Brooklyn but not really the Lakers IMO. As good as bynum is i doubt the magic want a guy who is always injured and is making as much as howard

especially how bynum hurt his trade value with the temper tantrum in game 4. Now everyone sees him for what he really is. I wouldn't think orlando would want to take that sort of risk.

ne3xchamps
05-10-2011, 10:39 AM
I agree with you about Howard not going to the knicks. I do think yall get CP3 though. I dont think Howard should go to LA because they will have to give up alot for him so it would prob be him, kobe, and maybe pau and thats really it. And also Phil Jackson is gone and Kobe is at the end of his career. I have no clue why he wants to go to LA.

I think it would be smart of him to go to the Bulls though. I know I know I am a Bulls fan but we got a up and coming Star of the League in Derrick Rose, we got a great coach in Thibs. Then we also got a solid and very consistent player in Deng. Of course we would have to give up Boozer or Noah but I wouldnt care since its dwight. I think Noah would be the one Orlando would want though.

I think the bulls would have to give up noah and boozer, which I would still do in a heartbeat if I was chicago's GM.

BigCityofDreams
05-10-2011, 10:43 AM
especially how bynum hurt his trade value with the temper tantrum in game 4. Now everyone sees him for what he really is. I wouldn't think orlando would want to take that sort of risk.

Ron Artest had the Malice in the Palace situation and was still in demand yrs later. I'm not saying what Bynum did is right and he should be suspended but as long as you can play teams will overlook negative things that you do.

wa77ss
05-10-2011, 10:43 AM
Dwight will go back to Orlando. The whole Howard to the Lakers is a complete pipe dream fabricated by ESPN and a biased sports media Market for LA.

thank you

twoearl
05-10-2011, 10:44 AM
I think the lakers are by far the favorites but for the life of me I don't know why Dwight dosen't want to play with DRose? That just shows me right there, he is more concerned about becoming famous and having nike commercials than acually winning rings.

BigCityofDreams
05-10-2011, 10:46 AM
I think the lakers are by far the favorites but for the life of me I don't know why Dwight dosen't want to play with DRose? That just shows me right there, he is more concerned about becoming famous and having nike commercials than acually winning rings.

He would probably love to play with DRose but with CHI being in the east would the Magic be ok with helping a team in their conference get stronger?

fin_frenzy_84
05-10-2011, 10:47 AM
I think the bulls would have to give up noah and boozer, which I would still do in a heartbeat if I was chicago's GM.

Yeah I would pull the trigger on the before the last trade more than I think about it. It would give us wiggle room in FA as well.

lakersrock
05-10-2011, 11:00 AM
3 Reasons Why Howard Plays In LA

1. Otis won't let him walk. Look how horrible Cleveland was and look at what Denver did.

2. Otis won't trade him in conference. That's about as dumb as you can get.

3. Otis can get Bynum. Bynum is ten times the offensive player Dwight is. The reason they don't run the ball through Dwight is because he sucks if it isn't a dunk. Bynum is 22 and has a jumper and plethora of post moves. Did you guys not watch the beginning of Game 3 where he worked Chandler? He's a better passer, shooter and scorer. So that immediately boosts their offense and Bynum isn't as good on D, but he's definitely no slouch either.

(Also, if you think they're gonna get Bynum-Gasol-Brown-1sts, you're crazy. Denver got a bunch of pretty good starters, not elite big men....muchless two of em.)

BigCityofDreams
05-10-2011, 11:09 AM
3 Reasons Why Howard Plays In LA

1. Otis won't let him walk. Look how horrible Cleveland was and look at what Denver did.

2. Otis won't trade him in conference. That's about as dumb as you can get.

3. Otis can get Bynum. Bynum is ten times the offensive player Dwight is. The reason they don't run the ball through Dwight is because he sucks if it isn't a dunk. Bynum is 22 and has a jumper and plethora of post moves. Did you guys not watch the beginning of Game 3 where he worked Chandler? He's a better passer, shooter and scorer. So that immediately boosts their offense and Bynum isn't as good on D, but he's definitely no slouch either.

(Also, if you think they're gonna get Bynum-Gasol-Brown-1sts, you're crazy. Denver got a bunch of pretty good starters, not elite big men....muchless two of em.)

All the Lakers have to hope for is Bynum stays healthy but that's easier said than done.

You're right they aren't getting Bynum and Gasol. Of course you have to give something to get something but ppl have to be real the Lakers aren't giving up both big men.

JDMVP
05-10-2011, 11:13 AM
3 Reasons Why Howard Plays In LA

1. Otis won't let him walk. Look how horrible Cleveland was and look at what Denver did.

2. Otis won't trade him in conference. That's about as dumb as you can get.

3. Otis can get Bynum. Bynum is ten times the offensive player Dwight is. The reason they don't run the ball through Dwight is because he sucks if it isn't a dunk. Bynum is 22 and has a jumper and plethora of post moves. Did you guys not watch the beginning of Game 3 where he worked Chandler? He's a better passer, shooter and scorer. So that immediately boosts their offense and Bynum isn't as good on D, but he's definitely no slouch either.

(Also, if you think they're gonna get Bynum-Gasol-Brown-1sts, you're crazy. Denver got a bunch of pretty good starters, not elite big men....muchless two of em.)

+1, look IDK if its really gonna happen but u can never say it will become a reality or its BS, Its what the NBA is now..... people talked about how LeBron will never live Cleveland, well he left, they talked about Melo never getting traded to NY or Denver not trading him and it happen.

JordansBulls
05-10-2011, 11:41 AM
3 Reasons Why Howard Plays In LA

1. Otis won't let him walk. Look how horrible Cleveland was and look at what Denver did.

2. Otis won't trade him in conference. That's about as dumb as you can get.

3. Otis can get Bynum. Bynum is ten times the offensive player Dwight is. The reason they don't run the ball through Dwight is because he sucks if it isn't a dunk. Bynum is 22 and has a jumper and plethora of post moves. Did you guys not watch the beginning of Game 3 where he worked Chandler? He's a better passer, shooter and scorer. So that immediately boosts their offense and Bynum isn't as good on D, but he's definitely no slouch either.

(Also, if you think they're gonna get Bynum-Gasol-Brown-1sts, you're crazy. Denver got a bunch of pretty good starters, not elite big men....muchless two of em.)

:bs:

koreancabbage
05-10-2011, 12:59 PM
:bs:

i think he meant offensively skilled. Bynum actually had a nice jump shot 12-15 feet out.

however, offensively dominant goes to Dwight Howard!

lakersrock
05-10-2011, 02:51 PM
i think he meant offensively skilled. Bynum actually had a nice jump shot 12-15 feet out.

however, offensively dominant goes to Dwight Howard!

That's exactly what I meant. He's got a jumper, he can hit FTs and he has a ton more moves in the post.

I also disagree on dominant. If Bynum was the number one option, he'd score 25 PPG.

Raph12
05-10-2011, 03:27 PM
3 Reasons Why Howard Plays In LA

1. Otis won't let him walk. Look how horrible Cleveland was and look at what Denver did.

2. Otis won't trade him in conference. That's about as dumb as you can get.

3. Otis can get Bynum. Bynum is ten times the offensive player Dwight is. The reason they don't run the ball through Dwight is because he sucks if it isn't a dunk. Bynum is 22 and has a jumper and plethora of post moves. Did you guys not watch the beginning of Game 3 where he worked Chandler? He's a better passer, shooter and scorer. So that immediately boosts their offense and Bynum isn't as good on D, but he's definitely no slouch either.

(Also, if you think they're gonna get Bynum-Gasol-Brown-1sts, you're crazy. Denver got a bunch of pretty good starters, not elite big men....muchless two of em.)

You do know that Bynum is 3-14 against Dwight in 1v1 situations this season, while Dwight went 13-20 in iso situations. Bynum scores most of his points on putbacks, tipins or assisted shots at the basket (via Pau/Kobe)... Btw Dwight went for 18-30 against Tyson this season so your arguement is flawed.

The Magic play through Dwight more than any team plays through any big in the league. Evidence would be his 27.2USG%, compared to 17.6USG% from Bynum or 21.8USG% from Pau, and ranks Top 10 in the league for any player.

He's a better shooter and a less reluctant passer I'll give you that, but offensively Bynum is a decent-to-good 2nd option at best, he's not a guy you can just run through all game.

WeBallin
05-10-2011, 03:36 PM
He's Playin in Detroit.....A Lil Birdy told, His Name Jon Connor........

Ripper Gein
05-10-2011, 03:57 PM
EVERYONE wants to come to L.A and be a LAKER...EVERYONE!!!!

midwestmadman
05-10-2011, 04:24 PM
Where are these reports getting these "souces". Dwight hasn't said anything to anyone, the only person who knows what his plans are is Dwight himself. He has stated several times that he hasn't made any decisions, hasn't spoken to anyone about it and wants to finish off his contract with Orlando in 2011-2012 season before addressing anything. To be honest I don't even think he knows what he is going to do yet so how would a reporter know. It is easy to say and mention teams that have cap space, appeal, and peices to trade to make it work, but it doesn't make it fact, mere speculation, and speculation is meaningless.

CeeDub15
05-10-2011, 04:25 PM
False, he wants to be a Wolve...

Celtic AL
05-10-2011, 08:44 PM
they allways want to go to NY or LA :pity:

SP17
05-11-2011, 04:22 AM
Too early to tell..

Jahari Kavi
05-11-2011, 08:17 AM
Lol at all the people overrating the inconsistent and injury prone Andrew Bynum

Jahari Kavi
05-11-2011, 08:19 AM
Orlando won't trade Dwight to Lakers unless it includes Bynum and Gasol

allSUAVE
05-11-2011, 08:32 AM
Orlando won't trade Dwight to Lakers unless it includes Bynum and Gasol

either one of those guys is better than any package the new jersey Netties could offer

meloman1592
05-11-2011, 08:43 AM
Lmaooooooooooo @ this lakersrock guy. Do you Believe yourself?? Bynum would avg 25 if he was THE guy. Better offensively than dwight? Gimme a break, if thats the case why dont the lakers run their O through him now that kobe's old? Why dont they use him how they did shaq? Oh yea, cause he's not that good.

MagicHero3
05-11-2011, 08:54 AM
well this whole thread is a joke. Dwight literally just said he wants to stay and that the speculation that hes leaving is makin him angry. This thread should be about who will be coming to the Magic for the garbage we have to offer.

Seriously..."source-dwight wants blablabla"
first of all, WHAT source??

and this quote...
"Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans. "They're going to lose Dwight Howard for nothing. He's not staying there. Dwight Howard is going to be in the same mode as LeBron James."

WHO? It sounds like the reporter made that up to increase talk about him coming. He has no REAL source, or someone who he wont name bc its a bogus speculation by one of his buddies.

its all BS guys, read Dwights tweets, he is stayin in Orlando.

NYKalltheway
05-11-2011, 08:56 AM
I say Nets out of the three choices excluding staying in Orlando. Reasons:


1) I doubt he wants to follow Shaq's career path

2) Knicks, if we keep D'Antoni, will look for CP3 rather than a dominant C. If Phil actually comes to NY then I see Dwight believin he'll have better chances with NYK for a ring

3) Nets will probably keep Deron and have enough cap space iirc to sign Dwight. And they could ship Brook Lopez plus fillers to get an upgrade at SG-SF-PF and sign a veteran to fill the starting lineup.

4) Doubt this is a serious factor, but being in NY(includes Nets by next season) means that he's closer to home(Atlanta) than being in LA. But it's just a plane ride away, doubt it's that important.

He has a better chance of getting a Legend label while being a Laker than a Knick or Net. But he seems like a person that wouldn't do everything for just the sake of doing it.
We also need to check with the new CBA if the Knicks can afford him as a free agent since an Amare-D12 trade (don't really wanna give Amare away) would mean that the Knicks would have less flexibility but still D12 & Melo is great. I'd rather D12+Melo+Amare though with some rookie-veteran mix.
I am sensible enough to realize that D12 is not part of our top priorities and CP3 is, which I still find wrong as I'd rather build a team rather than an inflexible Big Three...

jezzyman05
05-11-2011, 10:17 AM
Dwight will go back to Orlando. The whole Howard to the Lakers is a complete pipe dream fabricated by ESPN and a biased sports media Market for LA.

Thank you someone here with some sense....


my prediction...some of these are pipe dreams of course


Dwight Howard stays in Orlando

Deron Williams signs with New York

Chris Paul signs with ......(I have a feeling that team will be Charlotte, just a hunch!)

Parker is traded (got a feeling to the Lakers for Bynum...just a hunch)

Timberwovles get the #1 pick draft Kyrie Irving and trade Ricky to the Spurs (Pipe dream--but could be true)

koreancabbage
05-11-2011, 11:23 AM
why doesn't want to follow Shaq in terms of career success. The guy is one of the top 3 centers of all time probably. Dwight will be lucky to be called that by the end of his career.

its a win win for him to be honest. Orlando's management has put this team on a downward spiral. they still overpayed talent in Orlando so that is hindering their growth. Arenas and Hedo are not the same players anymore.

SP17
05-11-2011, 11:54 AM
Thank you someone here with some sense....


my prediction...some of these are pipe dreams of course


Dwight Howard stays in Orlando

Deron Williams signs with New York

Chris Paul signs with ......(I have a feeling that team will be Charlotte, just a hunch!)

Parker is traded (got a feeling to the Lakers for Bynum...just a hunch)

Timberwovles get the #1 pick draft Kyrie Irving and trade Ricky to the Spurs (Pipe dream--but could be true)

only way that happens if orlando suddenly become contenders..

chi-townlove1
05-11-2011, 12:20 PM
chicago bulls.

bulldog312
05-11-2011, 12:25 PM
2. Otis won't trade him in conference. That's about as dumb as you can get.


IF they look to trade Howard I don't think the conference of the other team is going to play a very big role. It's likely nothing more than a tiebreaker. They would take the best package they can get for him. Period. If that is New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Boston, whoever, it doesn't matter. They aren't going to take less just so they have to face him 1-2 fewer times a year.

shep33
05-11-2011, 12:52 PM
I think regardless Orlando has to trade him if he doesn't sign an extension going into next season, period. I know its hard Orlando fans, but in all truth, if he doesn't re-sign and just walks away for nothing to the Nets, the situation in Orlando will be worse than Toronto or Cleveland. Get something for him, and in the process get rid of one of those bad contracts.

There is no way at this moment that Orlando can trade for another star, like CP3. With what pieces? With what money? If D12 re-signs with Orlando, the team still won't stop the bleeding with the contracts of Turk and Gil, and no team will trade for them. So that means even if D12 re-signs the Magic will be tied to Turk and Gil until 2014.

So lets put this in perspective with what some of their players contracts still look like:
-Gil $62 mill left
-Turk $34 over the next 3
-Redick $12.5 mill over the next 2 years
-Bass $8 mill over the next 2 (option in last contract year)
-Jameer $15 mill over the next 2
-Duhon is owed $11 mill over the next 3 with no player option
-Qrich with $8 mill over the next 3 (player option last year of contract-doubt he drops out cause he'll be pretty old by then)
-On top of that they haven't signed J-Rich yet.

There are a lot of unmovable pieces for Orlando right now. People saying that they're just going to get a star out of the blue to play with D12 have to look at these contracts first, if Otis pulls off a deal for CP3 than he'll be redeemed, but honestly I just can't see it.

Trade him anywhere.... LA, Chicago, Jersey, anywhere just make sure they atleast take back Turks contract and maybe Duhon too.

3RDASYSTEM
05-11-2011, 01:02 PM
I feel Nets are the fav to land Phil if Howard inks or gets traded to that DWill led squad cuz of the meeting that Phil acknowledged that he had with that Billionaire owner and trust me 15mil per season is alot more than 12mil or the paycut he reportedly would have to take from the Buss fam to come back and also throw in the mix the NYK cuz of the connection with Phil also..He'll most def do a J.Torre just opposites going from West to East coast just dont know wat team of those 2,but Phil will coach again within 2yrs