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#1 TheOriginalCZM

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 10:11 AM

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Mitch Kupchak flatly said that the Los Angeles Lakers will not trade Dwight Howard ahead of the February deadline. Kupchak also seemed to imply that Pau Gasol, who has been a subject of trade rumors, will not be traded though he didn't mention him by name.
"We will not make a trade. We will not trade Dwight Howard. We have no intention of making a trade. It's unlikely that we'll make any trade with any of our principal players. To make another change at this time of the year being behind the eight-ball like we are, I think that would just make it more difficult. The talent is there. We have to find our way."
The Lakers fired Mike Brown after a 1-4 start and eventually settled on Mike D'Antoni, who has been responsible for mixed results.

"We're very happy with Mike D'Antoni," Kupchak said. "I think when he took the job I think he thought Nash [fractured left leg] might be out a week or two. Not two months. Getting everybody on the same page took a little longer than expected. Not to say it's been smooth sailing, that's for sure."
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#2 last stand 2.0

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 10:25 AM

i actually believe him, I think if Jordan hill was healthy then either he or pau would have been traded, but he's not so I think they'll stay the course and see the market for pau or hill in the offseason
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Posted February 04, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Let's hope this doesn't come back and bite us in the ass..
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Posted February 04, 2013 - 10:35 AM

I agree with Mitch. I just don't see any way we can trade Gasol with a gimpy Howard and a questionable off season ahead. Not saying I don't wish we could trade him, just that we can't. We're pretty much stuck or set with what we have. Like it or not.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 10:49 AM

If Howard walks its really not the end of the world, that's why we don't trade him.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:01 AM

Keep Howard, Trade Pau, Fire D'Antoni.

Win-Win-Win.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:08 AM

^This.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Handful of players in this league you don't voluntarily trade. Howard is one of them.

Mitch Kupchak isn't stupid.
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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Dammit

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:06 PM

you're an idiot if you want Howard traded,, is it a risk? Sure but I'll believe he stays

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:12 PM

Good.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:44 PM

The thought they ever would is just plain stupid.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:45 PM

lol, to think some people on here actually thought the Lakers would trade Howard.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Well if no trade get another quality role player.
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Posted February 04, 2013 - 01:08 PM

Dammit

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 01:11 PM

"We will not make a trade. We will not trade Dwight Howard. We have no intention of making a trade."

I must say I am not surprised at all. If Howard were to walk, which I don't believe he will, the Lakers would rebuild just fine.

Edited by -Wade-, February 04, 2013 - 01:12 PM.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 02:07 PM

I wonder what happens if he walks in the off season

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Sign Bynum as an FA I guess.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 02:19 PM

Sign Bynum as an FA I guess.


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Wanna hop on the green text for sarcasm bandwagon brilliantly suggested by another member here? I forgot who suggested it.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 02:32 PM

lets just see where we are going off that point now with that team!!!

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