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Dwight Howard is Not the Lakers Missing Piece Reviewed by Momizat on . There has been recent discussion that Dwight Howard will remain in a Magic uniform. If Howard does decide to sign an extension with Orlando, then this will smas There has been recent discussion that Dwight Howard will remain in a Magic uniform. If Howard does decide to sign an extension with Orlando, then this will smas Rating:
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Dwight Howard is Not the Lakers Missing Piece

There has been recent discussion that Dwight Howard will remain in a Magic uniform. If Howard does decide to sign an extension with Orlando, then this will smash any dreams that Laker fans had that he will be in a Laker uniform next season. But the fans should not worry as the Laker organization have the right pieces on the front-court for multiple championship runs.

The Los Angeles Lakers have what other NBA teams yearn for, and that is multiple seven footers that can dominate the paint. The combination of Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom outmatch many of the other undersized teams because of their long length.

Dwight Howard has blossomed into one of the most dominant players in the NBA with his athleticism, but he still lacks many skills that make championship players. Even though Howard provides a consistent effort on the defensive and offensive ends, the three L.A. big men have proven that they each contain skills that outweigh Howard.

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  • Info

    One thing you are missing is that Bynum is prone to injury and has been for his whole career, but not dwight howard. It will be different for him to be on a team where he will not need to be the first option for scoring which will take pressure off of him and also when he does get the ball he will command a double team much more often than bynum which will free up shooters. There are a lot more plus than minuses having howard rather than drew. 

    • Freaktyaco1

      What if Howard gets injured? They won’t have any 7 footers! Then they will get dominated by every other team

      • rondo

        It can happen! Howard is not injured proof he just happen to be a little more lucky than Oden and the Houston Rockrts center.

    • Markus24

      That is if the Lakers get some shooters on their roster.. They were horrible shooting 3′s and from the perimeter this year! Lamar Odom believe it or not was the most consistent during the season!

    • rondo

      Who say’s Howard can’t get injuried. Using injury as an excuse shows me how much you dudes know about basketball. I never knew we had so many fortune tellers. Who can predict the future of Bynum. Hell you can’t predict what going to happen to you from hour to hour in your life.

  • TheDude1

    “It is always better to have three all-stars than one.” I agree, that’s why the Lakers should have Kobe, Gasol, and Howard.

  • TheDude1

    “It is always better to have three all-stars than one.” I agree, that’s why the Lakers should have Kobe, Gasol, and Howard.

    • rondo

      You want Dwight you can see him in Orlando! That’s who you need to root for!

    • rondo

      You want Dwight you can see him in Orlando! That’s who you need to root for!

  • coach brian shaw

    uh, Dwight Howard is a perfect all-around big man.  Not sure what “skills” he is lacking at this point.  

    A more valid reason not go after him is that depth at the front line is not a real problem, compared to our annual PG/bench woes.

  • Cho_like_pepsi

    I think you need howard, they need him, why because Bynum gets injured easily

    • rondo

      Suppose Howard got injuried ? Is that possible?

  • Managementlink

    all day bynum over dwight! andrew is responsible for the lakers last two rings and he will be way better than dwight. maybe you forgot that the lakers won the battle over orlando with andrew over dwight.

    • Guest

      responsible???? r u kidding… hes been a gimp on both of those teams

  • Jamal Ford

    As long as we play 4 quarters of hard defense fuck Dwight Howard ,im not trying to poo-poo Dwight howards game I’m just saying he’s not the big missing link,Shaq was a once in a generation type of player I just think cuzz they both started in Orlando that people feel he should come to the lakers what if he played for new jersey would there be so much hype for him to join the lakers????

  • Jamal Ford

    I would rather honestly have jameer Nelson right now than Dwight Howard PG is more A position of need then center

  • Jamal Ford

    I would rather honestly have jameer Nelson right now than Dwight Howard PG is more A position of need then center

  • Jamal Ford

    I would rather honestly have jameer Nelson right now than Dwight Howard PG is more A position of need then center

  • Jamal Ford

    I would rather honestly have jameer Nelson right now than Dwight Howard PG is more A position of need then center

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.colemon Charles Colemon

    Howard is, by far, the best big man in the game today.  If you have a chance to get that, you have to do it.  This is coming from one of Andrew Bynum’s biggest fans.  I think Bynum, although not as dynamic a player as Howard, He has, arguably the best overall tool set among the rest of the centers in the league.  That being said, I’d pull the trigger if it ever came up.  I’d do this because Kobe is getting older and I’d rather rely on a Dwight Howard in his prime over Andrew Bynum’s knees…

  • Ivar61111

    russel westbrook, chris paul, or deron williams should be the priority for the lakers… followed by somehow getting ariza back for artest, farmar back for steve blake, and sasha back for shannon brown…. 
    My list of hopeful off season moves (please god)
    1. Pau Gasol and Ron Artest for Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza (Odom, blake, artest, and sasha vujacic trade exemption can happen if cp3 wants out bad enough)
    2. Bynum and Sasha’s trade exemption for Howard (if howard wants out bad enough)
    3. Pau Gasol, Steve blake, Sasha Vujacic trade exemption, shannon brown sign and trade, and 2 or more future 1st round picks for Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, and Jordan Farmar
    4. sign Kris Humphries and Sasha “the machine” Vujacic (both for cheap contracts since they both want to be in LA…)
    5. John Wall and an over payed scrub (to give them a reason) for Steve Blake, Shannon Brown sign and trade, Sasha’s trade exemption and 2 future 1st round picks 

    • http://www.facebook.com/mpguzman04 Michael Paul Guzman

      Gross

    • Corygizzle45

      A man who knows basketball, thats 1 hell of a trade my friend.

    • rondo

      you forgot Kobe moron! Why don’t you ask Labron and Wade does superstars work.

  • Ivar61111

    russel westbrook, chris paul, or deron williams should be the priority for the lakers… followed by somehow getting ariza back for artest, farmar back for steve blake, and sasha back for shannon brown…. 
    My list of hopeful off season moves (please god)
    1. Pau Gasol and Ron Artest for Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza (Odom, blake, artest, and sasha vujacic trade exemption can happen if cp3 wants out bad enough)
    2. Bynum and Sasha’s trade exemption for Howard (if howard wants out bad enough)
    3. Pau Gasol, Steve blake, Sasha Vujacic trade exemption, shannon brown sign and trade, and 2 or more future 1st round picks for Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, and Jordan Farmar
    4. sign Kris Humphries and Sasha “the machine” Vujacic (both for cheap contracts since they both want to be in LA…)
    5. John Wall and an over payed scrub (to give them a reason) for Steve Blake, Shannon Brown sign and trade, Sasha’s trade exemption and 2 future 1st round picks 

  • Evilmrchicken

    If Dwight doesn’t join the Lakers, I won’t be mad but what the Lakers do need is a speedy PG

  • Pjacobo

    it just depends on what u give up for dwight…drew is promising but not consistent enough to compare with D12…think of the damage that D12 will create with gasol and kobe by his side..the havoc those 3 would cause to other teams,,,multiple championships!

  • rondo

    Bynum has been told to get ready because the Lakers are getting ready to feature Bynum more in the offense. They are going to find a real point guard who knows how to get the ball into Bynum. The Lakers are ready to see what Bynum has and how much talent he has. Bynum has been on the Lakers 6 years and now his time has come. Remember the Lakers don’t want to trade Bynum and find out he’s an outstanding ballplayer.

  • Stvnmuniz

    Well the lakers need to work on Defense more. Andrew Bynum should be traded for Dwight Howard. Howard is Young and more active Defensively.

  • Guest

    Im Sorry But The Lakers Wish They Couldd Get Dwight. Dwight Is Better Than All The Laker Players Put Together.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44S57DYKNQHXA5ICH6FTUIRGZQ word

    Forget Howard, the Lakers are set at Center, PF, SF and SG.  What they need most is a PG ala Deron Williams or CP3.  CP3 or DWill would be hooking up Bynum and Gasol with easy lobs all night!

  • rondo

    Yea right ! Three all stars tell that too Lebron Wade and Bosh.

  • KYANTAE RAY

    WE NEED A GREAT P0INT….

  • berto24

    look at the end of the day who wouldnt want dwight howard in there team of course we would love him but he aint the missing piece to the lakers i now we can win with the roster we have now . but if i had to upgrade with one piece it will be the point guard no disrespect to my boy dereck fisher (love him) but he is getting a lil older to be running around with the paul, d-will and d roses.

  • POKELOCKS

    yall are crazy.  you’re all overlooking that by the time the lakers can get dwight KOBE WILL BE GOING INTO SEASON #17!!!!

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