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Kobe Plans To Spend Time With Dwight To Convince Him To Stay

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With the Lakers season officially in the books, the off season speculation and rumors about Lakers center have been heating up in recent days. There have been reports about both the Clippers planning on going after him and Howard showing some interest in the Houston Rockets.

However, it still remains in the best interest of the Lakers, and most notably Kobe Bryant, to keep Dwight with the team moving forward.

With Kobe entering the last year of his deal, the team would be Howard’s to take over in the year’s following Kobe’s exit from the league, but Howard has to want to be here first. And the first step in him returning is knowing that the team’s current alpha male want’s him to suit up in the forum blue and gold.

There had been stories throughout the season about the relationship between Kobe and Howard, but the team seemed to gel during the second half of the season and had a nice 28-12 run down the stretch.

A lot of that also had to do with power forward Pau Gasol finally getting healthy and playing to his potential. The team as currently constructed proved that they can go out and win games, and Gasol has always been one of Kobe’s guys. No one would be happier if Gasol returned to the team than Kobe considering the two won a pair of championships together in the seasons ending in 2009 and 2010.

If Kobe has proved nothing else in his career, he’s proved that he’s willing to do what it takes to win, and if that means going out and recruiting the league’s best center and convincing the team’s owner to bring back their starting power forward, than that’s what he’s going to do.

Things are certainly up in the air as no one really knows what’s on Howard’s mind and Gasol’s trade value is as high as it’s ever been considering his great play down the stretch and his expiring contract. It’ll be interesting to watch how this roster materializes as the summer progresses.

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  • WonvizPinzon

    get brandon rush or dorell wright for mwp

  • 16xChamps

    I’m telling ya, if D’Antoni is fired the Lakers will be MUCH MUCH MUCH better. Dwight is being held back by this guy. I lost count over the amount of times I yelled at the TV for the Lakers to post up Dwight and Pau. Dwight would only get like 6 or so TOUCHES sometimes. Unacceptable.
    Dwight is getting an unfair deal here. He’s not a bad guy, he just has a hard time making decisions and wants to be liked. It’s time for him to not care about others and do what he wants. If D’Antoni is fired (NOW), LA is the best place for Dwight to dominate the way he can. If D’Antoni is here, I won’t blame Dwight 1 bit for leaving.

    • Kobe’s sidekick

      I agree sir. He even made pau a perimeter player to shoot the ball, he was not even thinking about the fact that pau’s a great post up player. Bad hiring of mitch and buss in my opinion

  • J Lee

    I’am a Lakers fan and I don’t really care if D.Howard is staying or leaving.

  • J MOre

    D’Antoni needs to go. There is no way this guy can bring out the true potential of this team. This team has way too much fire power for this guy to be dealing with.

  • be free

    The best fit for Lakers as center is Noah from the bulls. As kobe is not willing to give up his dominant plays, then Dwight will always be in the shadow. Noah is a great rebounder and clean up guy. A perfect fit for Kobe. But no way the bulls will trade him, my guess.

  • Laker Lover

    D’Antoni HAS to go.

  • KcS

    Lakers need to keep Dwight in order to build the future for the team. Fire D’umbtoni and bring in Phil Jackson as head coach. Once Kobe’s contract expires next season, re-sign Kobe for another 1~2 years for a low amount (Kobe won’t mind as long as it brings in a few more championships) and bring in LeBron at max contract. Dwight and LeBron can carry the team into the future, and Kobe can play out his remaining years to surpass Jordan in rings. That’s how the Lakers should play their cards over the next several years.

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