In the short term, of course Dwight going to Houston makes sense. However, I think Spurs, Memphis, OKC and DEFINITELY Miami are leaps and bounds better and ultimately after 2-3 seasons he will see that the team has no hopes and regret leaving LA.
Lakers ALWAYS find themselves in a contender position every few years. Of course, this is assuming Jim Buss starts accepting a different role.
Jim Buss lets Phil come in as a consultant and sit in through meetings, and was also willing to part with Bynum.
His big mistake was not bringing in the right coach but he's shown other things to show he will give some rope.
Fact of the matter is a few months ago we were hearing how they all despised Phil and wanted nothing to do with him, now months later we hear that Phil is a consultant, has sat in on meetings and Jeanie teases Jim like a sister would about not picking Phil over Dantoni.
So it may not be as bleak "in house" as we once thought. As more of the story comes out the more faith I continue to gain. Know what I mean?