Remember how 24 hours ago, after the Steve Nash trade was confirmed, Los Angeles Lakers management quietly indicated they were content with the team as presently constructed?
Those were good times...
...too bad Lakers management doesn't actually seem content with the team as presently constructed.
Look, if L.A. makes another move this summer (and that’s a big if), it will be one of two deals: 1.) a trade to acquire Howard or 2.) a trade to get rid of Pau Gasol.
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There are really no other potential transactions on the horizon. And, in all honesty, even those two deals are somewhat unlikely now. L.A. hasn’t gotten anything even remotely resembling a fair trade offer for Gasol’s services to this point, and Howard continues to be extremely reluctant about being adorned in purple and gold.
One of those trades could happen at some point, obviously; however, you also have to figure that there is a reason why neither has (yet).
The Los Angeles Lakers are considering an offer from the Orlando Magic that would send Dwight Howard to L.A. in exchange for Andrew Bynum, a source close to the situation tells PepperOnSports.com.
I know, I know. You’ve heard it all before. Here’s the fun part:
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The source says the Lakers have informed one player that he might be part of the package deal and that he could be traded at any moment.
So there you go. It’s not much of a rumor, but it’s what’s out there right now.
Who could this potential player be? Anyone, really.
It probably isn’t Bynum himself because, well, that would be awkward. It could possibly be Metta World Peace, but it’s hard to envision him being able to stay quiet about something like that. It could be one of the auxiliary pieces that would have to accompany Bynum and Peace in order to make the money for a trade work (Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, etc.), but does L.A. brass really care enough about any of those guys to tip their hand on an impending deal?
We’ll find out soon enough, I suppose.