Lopez this year has been playing well, averaging around 18.6 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 2.2 BLKPG, in only 29.4 minutes per game. Howard on the other hand isn't living up to expectations over in LA, while drama has occur over there just like it has occur in Orlando before they traded him. Reports has it that Dwight and Kobe haven't been the best of friends since they got there, reports stating that during a game that Dwight complained on the bench to another teammate about the shots difference between him and Kobe. Later that game, according to reports, saying that same teammate called Kobe over so Dwight can tell Kobe in his face about his shot selection and Dwight refused.
As a Net fan, who has watch almost every Net game since Lopez enter the League, he has improve rebounding and defense, however he still isn't a good 1-on-1 defender, judging the fact that Omir Asik, who is not known for his scoring, looked like an All-Star against Brook Lopez, had 20 points on 9-12 FGA and grabbed 16 boards, 6 offensive. With the current team right now, we're a playoff contending team, but not really a championship contending team to me, so if the chance of getting Dwight came along, I'd do it, for the right price of course. So after playing around on the trade machine on ESPN, I came across this trade here, check it out and see what you guys think.
The reasons why I think this trade is good because it fills a purpose for every team. For the Nets, you get the best C in the NBA and also getting a good backup defensive SF in Metta World Peace.For the Lakers, you receive a high-flying SF and a potent scorer in Rudy Gay, a stretch forward, who can play both the 3 and the 4 in Danilo Gallinari and a young, raw but talent forward in Anthony Randolph. A starting lineup of Nash, Kobe, Gay, Gallinari and Gasol I believe would fit Dantoni system really well and really put points on the board in a hurry most nights.
For the Grizzlies, even though they made that trade to reduce to their luxury tax bill a few days back, in rumors I heard, will still trade Gay for the right price. Wilson Chandler to me would be a good replacement for Gay. Not as athletic as Rudy, but still athletic, a decent 3 pt shooter, and to me, a better defender then Gay. I think between them and the Nuggets I think they should receive Marshon Brooks because they're not that good offensively, however, Marshon would definitely help their in that area. Timofey Mozgoz, I just throw him in the deal because he's an expiring contract and that's what the Grizzlies need the most is to reduce their salary cap. By doing this trade, they save 6.3 million, not to mention getting an expiring contract in Mozgoz, who's contract is around 3.1 million this year.
Last but not least, the Denver Nuggets are a good team, but they can be better. The Nuggets don't any players that can create their own shot that well, especially not one in their bigs. Lopez gives them not only a low post presence, but a player that can carry a team on offense. Lopez and Lawson would be a nice PG-C combo that would give teams big problems in this league. I also notice that they're only quality PF is Kenneth Faried, so giving them Kris Humphries would give them a top 15 rebounder, in addition to another top 15 rebounder in Faried. A starting lineup of Lawson, Hamilton, Iguodala, Faried, and Lopez would also be deadly offensively. Of course drafts picks would need to be involved, but I'll let the GMs decide that for themselves. So, this is what I think about the "Dwightmare" situation and believe if the Lakers keep losing I believe something like this may happen. Please comment and let me know what yall think about the trade I created.