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Dwight Howard happy in LA, but won't commit

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10:20 AM ET 12.02 | Dwight Howard says he's happy with the Lakers. Very. But he won't commit to staying with them past this season. "We're not going to talk about it," he said Saturday. "We're not getting into that." He's sticking with the recent trend established by LeBron James, Chris Bosh and, this season, Chris Paul. Howard is another All-Star in the last year of his contract, waiting to see what happens with his team before making a commitment of another five years.

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December 2, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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It's all about the money. That being said, I can't see him moving to another team unless LA effs up big time.

Howard is concerned with winning a championship this year, not where he will be next year

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December 2, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Dwight needs a good PR company to help him with interviews

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December 2, 2012  11:03 AM ET
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first of all- he is staying.secondly..... he needs to just say "I plan to resign with the lakers, but cannot right at this minute it will cost me 20+ million dollars to do so"thirdly- if anyone doesn't think he's re-upping...including media, fans, etc- they are dumb as rocks

Guess I am dumb as rocks then...

I think he is going to wait and see what offers are out there and what teams he can mix with, not to mention how this Laker team does when at full strength and D'Antoni leading the charge.

If the Lakers win and make a run deep into the playoffs, then sure...if they are bounced and the right teams offer him dough, I see a sign and trade....just like LeBron and Bosh.

December 2, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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Guess I am dumb as rocks then...I think he is going to wait and see what offers are out there and what teams he can mix with, not to mention how this Laker team does when at full strength and D'Antoni leading the charge.If the Lakers win and make a run deep into the playoffs, then sure...if they are bounced and the right teams offer him dough, I see a sign and trade....just like LeBron and Bosh.

I concur

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December 2, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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why would he leave the LA market?why would he leave 25 mil+ on the table?where is the place that you see him going?lbj and bosh were on GARBAGE teams and in non-nba player- desirable markets. Dwight has it all now- he's in LA, he's on a flagship team and he has good players around him.there is a 0% chance he leaves

He would leave LA if they get bounced in playoffs, he wouldn't leave money on the table in a sign n trade and we will find out at the end of year Howards options

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December 2, 2012  11:28 AM ET
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- same question-what 'offers' are you 2 talking about?he is a MAX guy- there is one offer- maxLA can offer the extra year so they can offer the mostwhat team that will have cap room, will have MORE talent than LA currently has? none

jgb, you are right, good comment.

 
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