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Lakers Nation Reacts: Who Returns – Dwight Howard or Chris Paul? Reviewed by Momizat on . With both the Lakers and the Clippers being eliminated in the first round, it is going to be interesting to see whether or not Dwight Howard or Chris Paul decid With both the Lakers and the Clippers being eliminated in the first round, it is going to be interesting to see whether or not Dwight Howard or Chris Paul decid Rating:
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Lakers Nation Reacts: Who Returns – Dwight Howard or Chris Paul?

With both the Lakers and the Clippers being eliminated in the first round, it is going to be interesting to see whether or not Dwight Howard or Chris Paul decide to leave the city of Los Angeles with NBA free agency period coming in July.

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Both Paul and Howard stressed in the aftermath of their first round exits that the 2012-2013 season didn’t pan out as they expected. And, because of that, they both felt that there was a lot they needed to evaluate in determining where they intend to play next season. With $30 million potentially at stake, the Lakers and Clippers have the financial advantage over potential competing teams. But, both stars have made it clear that winning a championship is their first priority, and that they are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure to accomplish that.

Today, we polled Lakers Nation and asked which superstar had was more likely to return to their Los Angeles team. Here are the results:

In the poll, 54 percent believed that Dwight Howard is more likely to come back to the Lakers largely due to the fact the Lakers are one of the most prestigious NBA franchises in the history of the league. Regardless if things didn’t end how he planned, the Lakers finished the regular season strong leaving optimism moving forward to next year.

The 46 percent that voted in favor of Paul likely feel that the Clippers growth as a franchise during Paul’s two-year stint will convince Chris that the best thing for him to do is stay in Los Angeles. Paul resurrected the Clippers from being the laughing stock of the NBA to a box office show titled “Lob City,” so it wouldn’t be out of line for some to believe that Paul will remain the key piece to a franchise on the rise.

Surely if one of these two players leaves the city of Los Angeles, it would be a valuable loss to not only one of these teams, but to a city of fans that love basketball.

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  • Guest

    2 years ago CP3wanted to go to the lakers.

  • Guest

    Amnesty Kobe and try to sign CP3 AND D12? Ballsy. Disrespectful. But makes the Lakers contenders for years to come.

    • Terrence

      They need to convince Kobe to take a season off. Not just so they can amnesty, but he really needs the time off to heal up from all his injuries. The hand injuries just keep compounding every season and the Achilles just shows that you can’t keep pushing and pushing.

  • honestly

    we’ll have to let nash, pau, and duhon go to get BOTH dwight and cp3.. move pau to Minnesota for derrick williams and ALL the draft picks we can get. trade nash for a couple of 2nd round picks, let duhon go, amnesty metta, resign Clark, I also would let meeks go if we can sign korver, brandon rush, JR smith, tony allen, oj mayo, or randy foye… i know that the salary is still high but im going for the win, i want kobe to get 6 rings(also i like the idea of getting either odom or turiaf back, if not, sign dalembert to a minimum deal since we’ll b thin down low)

    • ARealisticLALfan

      You’re an idiot, dude. Let Mitch and the front office figure out their cap/luxury problem, as this dream scenario of yours makes you think you’re better than Mitch. All I have to say is, re-signing Dwight is pretty much all that matters as of this point.

      • big fields 916

        Your totally wrong the front office is going to ruin this franchise Dantoni sucks as a coach and as long as he is around Howard dissent want to play in la. They need to get there head out of there ass and fire him. Maybe it is time fir Mitch to go because the decisions being made are not very smart ones.

  • Terrence

    The Lakers can point to all their injuries as to why they were out in the first round. What’s the Clippers excuse? Paul has more incentive to leave, where is the growth from the Clippers going to come from? They’re going to have all their money tied up if he re-signs and they’ve already said that’s going to cost them players right away.

  • lakersdominate20132014

    Sign Dwight to 1 year contract along with Chris Paul for the mid level. Tell them if they don’t get a ring or at least to the finals. They should walk. If they win. Well that speaks for its self.

    • Dont slip on ya pivot

      Why would dwight and Cp sign for a year when they can get a max

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