The Magic's dream has always been a one-on-one deal, Dwight Howard for Andrew Bynum. No. 1 center in the NBA for the No. 2. Makes perfect sense...for the Magic, But Howard doesn't want to go to the Lakers and the Lakers have had a lot of questions about whether they would want to trade one set of headaches for another.
Does the Laker trade for Steve Nash change that calculus? That's the big question on a post barbecue morning in Los Angeles, Orlando and Brooklyn. There's been some speculation, but the only report out of L.A. is from ESPN LA reporter Dave McMenamin, who tweeted overnight, "Pau or Bynum trade the next shoe to drop after Nash? Not so fast. Source tells me Lakers intend to keep core intact to play with Nash."
It could take a few days to sort things out, or the way things move in early July, it could take hours. It's been that kind of a week...and it's only Thursday.
- Lakers' rumors include old name (Dwight Howard) and new (Steve Nash) - Mike Bresnahan - Los Angeles Times
Steve Nash will join the Lakers - Mike Bresnahan - Los Angeles Times
- Bill Plaschke: Lakers need to trade Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard - Bill Plaschke - Los Angeles Times
- Five reasons why Dwight Howard for Andrew Bynum makes sense for the Lakers - Brian Kamenetzky - ESPN LA
Steve Nash heading to Lakers in sign-and-trade deal, report says - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
Dwight Howard soap opera has many role players who could push Superman to Brooklyn - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News