According to the New York Daily News, the Lakers may be shifting their focus from Dwight Howard to an all-star point guard:
Don’t be surprised if the Lakers shift their sights from Dwight Howard to Chris Paul or Deron Williams. New coach Mike Brown is expected to ditch Phil Jackson’s triangle offense and there’s some sentiment within the organization to find a star play maker who can turn the corner
With an aging Derek Fisher, and a disappointing season from Steve Blake, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that finding a starting point guard has to be one of the Lakers top priorities.
Chris Paul is due to make 16.4 million dollars in the 2011-12 season and has a player option in 12-13. That puts the Hornets in the same situation the Orlando Magic are in, possibly willing to trade their superstar before that player leaves the team for nothing.
Deron Williams is also due to make 16.4 million this up coming season, and has a player option in 12-13. However, after recently trading with the Utah Jazz to acquire Williams, the Nets are probably more likely to do whatever possible to hold on to Williams and entice him to stay and sign a long-term contract.
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