- 01/04/2012, 04:07PM ET
Rudedog: Believe The Hype said 01/04, 04:07 PM
Outside of maybe Chris Paul, Dwight Howard has been the most talked about trade piece all year. It's come down to him going to New Jersey or Los Angeles with LA's biggest trade piece being Andrew Bynum.
While the Lakers remained content with Andrew Bynum, people questioned them. However, Bynum's started off the year on fire, averaging 22.7 points and 17.0 rebounds. Following his 21 point, 22 rebound effort last night, Lakers fans were going crazy, saying they don't need Dwight Howard and that they are content with Andrew Bynum.
In fact, take a look at this article, with a poll from Facebook where fans voted whether they want Bynum or Howard right now...
The results ended 56.8% in FAVOR of Bynum!
As much as I love Andrew Bynum and stuck up for him, I would take Dwight Howard 100 times out of 100 over Bynum. Really, this isn't even debatable in my book. Bynum played 1 good week of basketball, Howard's done it for YEARS.
I'll get more into the details the next args, but Dwight far outweighs Bynum
DonCorleone said 01/04, 06:08 PM
Not to sound RUDE, but duh.
Who wouldn't trade the second best center for the most dominating center in the NBA?
It's not a matter of the Lakers being content with Bynum as much as it is with the willingness by the Magic to do the trade. Orlando can sit pat and observe players they want the first couple months, then decide to try and get the best value for Howard in a three-team deal.
I don't put much stock in voter polls on Facebook. :-O
We all love Bynum, who can try to take the role of the tough guy at times (see Barea in the 2011 playoffs).
Now, if you're asking me if I'd be willing to part with Bynum, Gasol, and 2 first round picks for Howard and Turkuglo within some type of three-team deal, I'll opt to keep Bynum,
The only scenario where the Lakers can trade for Howard is giving up both Gasol and Bynum and picks AND receiving Turkuglo's terrible contract. This is the reality if there's a trade. You'd really make this deal?
The Lakers should sign Bynum to an extension, keep Gasol, stay away from Turk, and look for a point guard. Having two dominating big men is a rarity in the NBA, and the Lakers are looking good right now.
DonCorleone said 01/06, 01:36 PM
Well, I don't really agree in a sense, because trading for Howard would cost the Lakers more then just Bynum alone.
I'd rather focus on getting a point guard to distribute to Bryant, Gaso, and Bynum. I love Fisher, and still watch his .4 second shot clip monthly, but he's lost a step.
Howard would be great, but also being strapped with Turk's contract wouldn't be ideal, along with the loss of some picks. Look at the Knicks. They gave up so much to get Anthony, and now they don't have a solid team.
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