Dwight Howard’s Attitude Will Likely Force Lakers’ Hand in New Nets Proposal

January 22nd, 2013 by Ethan Grant Leave a reply »
There were plenty of reasons to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to believe that a marriage of their franchise and perennial All-Star Dwight Howard wouldn't end amicably. 

From his blatant hatred of Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy to his dissatisfied conversation (via Pro Basketball Talk) with Kobe Bryant in Feb. 2012 about a potential trade to LA, the warning signs were there that the Lakers should avoid D12 at all costs.

They didn't listen.

Now, it's time to correct a potentially disastrous trade by making another one—to the Brooklyn Nets.

As reported by Real GM, the Nets are ready to pursue Howard yet again, pulling in the Minnesota Timberwolves as a potential third-party suitor for Brook Lopez. Here's the report from Twitter:

Nets Were Planning To Talk Three-Team Dwight Howard Trade Sending Kevin Love To Lakers, Brook Lopez To Wolves -- bit.ly/143ooSy

— RealGM (@RealGM) January 22, 2013 The rumor has been debunked by the Nets (courtesy of Pro Basketball Talk), but that doesn't stop the mind from wondering if this is really the best thing for the Lakers, considering Howard's recent attitude towards ...

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