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Lakers Rumors: Team Discussing Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo Trade? Reviewed by Momizat on . Ken Berger of CBS sports recently reported that trade talks between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics have commenced with Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo both bei Ken Berger of CBS sports recently reported that trade talks between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics have commenced with Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo both bei Rating:
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Lakers Rumors: Team Discussing Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo Trade?

NBA: Miami Heat at Los Angeles LakersKen Berger of CBS sports recently reported that trade talks between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics have commenced with Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo both being center pieces of a proposed deal.

However, CBSSports.com has learned that the Lakers have engaged in preliminary trade discussions with an unlikely trade partner regarding Howard: their fierce rival, the Boston Celtics. The centerpieces of the possible deal, which hasn’t gained any traction, would be Howard and Rajon Rondo.

This is certainly a bombshell on top of what has been said the past week. General Manager Mitch Kupchack has repeatedly told Dwight that:

Howard said Friday that Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has told him he does not want to trade the free agent-to-be. It’s the same message Kupchak delivered in a recent interview with Newsday and the same message he’s given Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan, in recent weeks.

Other pieces would certainly have to be added with Rajon earning $11 million and Dwight earning $19.5 million. Discussions about Rondo’s injury would also take place considering the Celtics believe he will be ready by training camp even if that could be farther from the truth. Another reason, among the list of them, as to why this trade would not work is Dwight’s uncertainty.

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It is a foregone conclusion that GM Danny Ainge will not trade for Dwight unless he is willing to sign long term with the Celtics. However Dwight is certainly someone whom they can rebuild around quicker than Rondo.

It’s unlikely this trade goes through, especially with Rondo out for the season. But the fact that the Lakers seem to be actively shopping Howard comes as a bit of a surprise.

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  • Leo

    Let him go. Get CP3 and Josh Smith, retain Pau, Hill, Jameson and Clark (plus a veteran center) in the front court, fire DAntoni and hire Phil for a last run with Kobe :-)

    • jizzagizza

      He’s never coming back. Jim buss has a huge hate-hardon for him.

  • Terrence

    This just smacks of the Celtics trying to see what they can get for Rondo. For the Lakers it makes zero sense. They would be without a center for at least a month after this trade until Gasol comes back. It would seem that they would tank, except that they don’t have any first round draft picks this year so there isn’t a point to tanking.

  • 909IE

    If you look in NBA history most of the championships go to teams that have the best players in the league. Might sound like a long shot but Lebron James is available in 2014. Lakers payroll can be swiped clean if they let some of the contracts expire by then. If Kobe wants more rings he is going to take a pay cut or go play for China. Mitch and Jim have some skills to make the impossible come true cause they have provin it in the past. Patience Laker Nation!!!

  • Alex

    Rondo would be great with a Laker uniform and then get Josh Smith next year and we will be ready for war next year. Tank this season because Dwight’s a diva!

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