NBA Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Should Stay Put Without Rondo or Howard

March 5th, 2012 by Michael Dulka Leave a reply »
With Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard separating themselves from talks including the Los Angeles Lakers over the last few weeks, the Lakers shouldn't make any big moves before the NBA's trade deadline on March 15. 

Rondo's incredible performance against the New York Knicks on Sunday has many NBA analysts thinking that the young point guard played himself off the trading block and that the Boston Celtics will be keeping him. There is almost no Howard-to-LA talk going on anymore as many think the Orlando Magic won't move the soon-to-be free agent Howard before the deadline.

If the Lakers are unable to obtain one of these two players by the trade deadline, they shouldn't engage in a trade that would blow up a roster that has finally started to come together and play as a team.

In the last few games, Pau Gasol has improved his play after being heavily impacted by trade talks that centered around him. With Gasol back on board, the Lakers have a chance to be competitive in the Western Conference with the team they have now. They may not be favorites, but they will be a tough out for any team in a seven-game series.

In their last 10 games, the ...

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