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Stan Van Gundy chimes in on Dwight Howard situation

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04:05 PM ET 01.26 | Following the Los Angeles Lakers' victory last night at the hands of the Utah Jazz, Stan Van Gundy, in typical Stan Van Gundy form, decided to share his two cents. Safe to say, he didn't allow Lakers fans much time to enjoy the end of a four-game losing streak. "That's going to be an interesting thing. I think they will keep him for the rest of the year. I think they still think they've got a lot to offer and can re-sign him. So, I think he'll be there for the rest of the year, but I think it's '50-50' or maybe even worse odds for the Lakers that they can retain him at the end of the year and if they realize that, you could see them make a move at the trading deadline," Van Gundy said. Well, if there's one thing that Stan Van Gundy knows, it's that if Dwight Howard wants out, he'll get out. He'll also make a complete circus out of it, and if last years saga wasn't publicized enough, Howard will now have the bright lights of Hollywood scrutinizing every word he says.

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January 26, 2013  06:24 PM ET

Not much controversial here. Howard's not going anywhere.

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January 27, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Don't be so sure.You may be in a time warp where franchise players in the NBA would often stick to one team - or if they moved, 2 or 3 teams over the course of their career at the most.We all know that Howard is a franchise player. So was Shaquille O'Neal - considered one of the most dominant centers of his era. Now, Shaq played for what - 6 teams before he hung 'em up ? Howard is often compared to Shaq.So... He probably won't play for 6 different teams, but don't rule out the chance of his moving if he's not happy somewhere.

The only way he leaves the Lakers is if the Lakers choose for him to leave.

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January 27, 2013  10:59 AM ET

Trying To Stir The Pot, Bro?

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January 27, 2013  12:06 PM ET
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The only way he leaves the Lakers is if the Lakers choose for him to leave.

Agree. I think Dwight is focused on the $$ more that anything. Lakers offer him the max (or at least outbid all others), he'll stay. And the Lakers stated earlier that's what they intend to do. Otherwise whichever team offers the most.

January 27, 2013  01:19 PM ET

i think Dwight will change his mind 3-4 times from now till the end of the season. Thats been his history.

and when kobe called him out for talking behind his back- Dwight just sat there and didnt say a word- afraid to give his real view point. thats kinda pathetic

January 27, 2013  01:20 PM ET

Kobe asked him- do you not like playing with me? and dwight didnt say anything, just sat their like a big goob, only to run off and talk junk behind Kobe's back-

there was a story how Dwigth was doing just that to a teammate on the bench- b---tching about Kobe- and the teammate was like- well let me get Kobe- he did- Kobe came over and Dwigth clamped up and didnt say a word


Dwight is afraid of Kobe....he isa grown man, an all star in his prime, and he is afraid of Kobe

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January 27, 2013  08:32 PM ET

he'll end up in dallas,guy is a complete toolbag.

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