Posted June 16, 2013 - 02:00 PM
The Lakers FO would possibly consider a S&T for Dwight with the Clippers because they would have the leverage. At the end of the day we can ask for as much as we want if they covet Dwight so bad. Remember the Clippers have to entice CP3 to stay. CP3 may say to their FO get Dwight here by any means or i walk to Houston or elsewhere.
If the Clippers arent willing to comply to our trade demands it's no big deal for us. We say fine we will let him walk for nothing. This is our back up plan anyway and we cut a ton of salary as well. However Dwight is really our only good trade piece besides Pau. We have a few options to net us something in return for losing Dwight so no harm in seeing what we could get for him.
If it ain't a possibility for Pierce and Garnett to go to the Clippers, then I could live with a S&T that teams Dwight and CP3 up. I'm a fan of Griffin but only for his highlight plays, not of his
overall game. However Griffin could be a good trade chip either now or at the trade deadline to a lottery team next year for their 2014 pick. If we can get back expirings for him then he could be our key to a high draft pick in 2014. Griffin is
enticing to a Charlotte or Orlando because he gives them a marquee player. The only way they get these sort of players is through trades or drafts. However draft players can be busts were as Griffin is already a All Star. Also Griffin could
be used to aquire us another star player who wants out or their team wants them gone.
In saying all this a lot would have to happen to make this possible. It's is good to know that there are some possibilities Dwight could be useful to us in a S&T. However I still believe the Lakers will try as hard as they can to retain Dwight and will only consider these options when they no for certain he is leaving.