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Yahoo! Article: Dwight Howard might be willing to leave Lakers in free agency this summer in pursuit of a championship


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#21 Nego

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 02:57 PM

Dwight's not going anyway. No place to go unless he wants to take a MLE deal somewhere


Can he not get his 15-18mil a year somewhere else after the season he would be a free agent? Is MLE the only deal he can get?

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 03:04 PM

I don't really care if he walks away. We will have enough money in 2014 to sign two superstars who can at least make free throws.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 03:06 PM

Heat started 9-8 and went on a 12 game winning streak right after..... Completely different.... The heat never looked really bad like we do.... They just couldn't finish games because of chemistry.

The Lakers will never EVER have a 10+ game winning streak with the current personnel.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 03:08 PM

All our losses were winnable. We lost because of way so many turnovers and we simply cannot make our free throws. If we made our free throws, our record will be a whole lot different.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 03:36 PM

Our games should not be decided by free throws. If a game we play comes down to that, then we did something(s) wrong. Our team is way too talented for there to not be blowouts on any given night to pretty much any team. Obviously we have a serius PG problem and Pau is playing like my 105 lb. girlfriend out there so we are needing those free throws a lot more than we should. We knew this getting Dwight and we shouldn't expect anything different from him. The onus is on others to come through.

We fix the problem by trying to find something servicable for Pau and (sad to say it because I really like the dude) Hill.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 03:51 PM

Regardless, Mitch needs to make some trades. Get a good backup point guard who can defend, and some guys on the wing who can knock down shots and defend. Bottom line? This team needs young, athletic guys who can play defense.


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Posted December 03, 2012 - 03:54 PM

You guys still don't get that the "other team" is the Lakers and he was referring to Orlando and why it wasn't personal right?

I swear do some of ya'lls brains shut off after losses?

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 04:09 PM

The only thing that needs to happen is time and how to use Pau, D12, Jamison and Hill properly every night. If Pau and D12 use 66 of the 96 minutes at the PF/C position, there should be 30 minutes for Jamison and Hill. Actually Hill should play 20 minutes per game if Jamison plays 10 or 15 minutes at the SF. WTF!!

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Misleading ass hell title. Dwight isn't going anywhere simply because there's not a better situation for him than L.A.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 04:14 PM

I read somewhere he could technically get S&Td to Brooklyn because they won't be over the tax threshold next summer. Not sure if that's true, but either way I highly doubt he leaves unless LA doesn't make the playoffs or something.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 04:18 PM

I read somewhere he could technically get S&Td to Brooklyn because they won't be over the tax threshold next summer. Not sure if that's true, but either way I highly doubt he leaves unless LA doesn't make the playoffs or something.


Yeah that not gonna happen. Why would the Lakers wanna take on one of Brooklyn's max contracts? It would completely ruin their 2014 plan. They'd be better off letting Howard walk and have a bunch of cap room.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:44 PM

If the Lakers look like they're a good situation to be in at the end of the season, he'll stay. If not, he'll leave. He gets more money by staying, but I think he'll leave if there's a better FAR situation out there. I don't think Dallas will be able to present it, but Atlanta has young talent at the very least even if they're not as talented as the Lakers. I don't think he would leave the Lakers for them at the moment, but they can position themselves to make themselves even more attractive.

Not a good start for the Lakers so far, but we'll see.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 08:20 PM

the only thing that makes me worry about him not coming back is CP3

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 08:47 PM

I don't really care if he walks away. We will have enough money in 2014 to sign two superstars who can at least make free throws.



Yep, if he doesn't win a title this season and wants to bail because of it, let him. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. At least we won't have to watch your ugly ass free throws on a nightly basis. If he wants to win a title in order for him to stay, he better stop losing games for us from the line.....

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 08:47 PM

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:08 PM

What is wrong with some of you? Seriously how can you be okay with losing a franchise superstar? I don't see it happening, but if it did I'd be devastated. Sure we'd have cap space, but why would any mentally sane player wanna play here if there is no one to play with?
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:14 PM

The worst thing about Dwight leaving would be that Kobe's probable final year would be wasted.

The Lakers might still be able to rebound with FAs in 2014 even if Dwight isn't here because the Lakers would only have Nash's contract on the payroll. They could pair multiple FAs with each other.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:15 PM

The worst thing about Dwight leaving would be that Kobe's probable final year would be wasted.

The Lakers might still be able to rebound with FAs in 2014 even if Dwight isn't here because the Lakers would only have Nash's contract on the payroll. They could pair multiple FAs with each other.

Why would any superstar wanna play here if there is no one to play with?
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Why would any superstar wanna play here if there is no one to play with?


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