Lakers Interested In Trading Bynum For Howard

Lakers Interested In Trading Bynum For Howard

Published on July 2nd, 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in trading their young star center Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard...


Posted by Daye Kaba

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in trading their young star center Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard, according to Yahoo! Sports:

Orlando officials are willing to discuss trades for Howard, and the Lakers have been one of the teams in touch with them over the weekend, sources said. The Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets have also talked to Magic officials, sources said.

While the Lakers have yet to make a direct offer, there's no scenario where Orlando would move Howard to the Lakers without getting back Andrew Bynum, L.A.'s 24-year-old All-Star center. Pau Gasol wouldn't fit the Magic's desires to rebuild with young players and draft picks.

The Lakers had been willing to part with Bynum for Howard in March, but those talks ended when Howard decided to decline his early termination option and remain under contract through the 2012-13 season.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith has already stated that Howard was not really interested in joining a team that already belonged to another player. So I have a hard time picturing him play with Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles. If both teams find an agreement, it won't be up to Howard to decide where he will play next season. He desperately wants to play for the Nets, but the Magic don't have to send him there.

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