I want a lot of things.
Jordin Sparks, unlimited PF Changs coupons, a guest appearance in a Spider-Man movie and a lot of other stuff.
With that being said if I can one of the three (preferably Jordin, sorry Spidey) I would be happy. Rumors have it the Lakers want both Dwight Howard and CP3. Everyone has a dream.
The Los Angeles Lakers have a championship core. This same group of players were responsible for two out of the past three titles, and even without the services of Phil Jackson, there’s every reason to believe that this team as-is can win another title with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum as its engine. But what comes after? The Lakers have begun looking to the future. They don’t just want to stay competitive towards the end of Kobe Bryant’s career, they want to transition seamlessly into their next phase of dominance.
And that means acquiring one of the big free agents in 2012, Dwight Howard or Chris Paul. Except they don’t want one of those two. They reportedly want both.
If Dwight Howard and Chris Paul wind up on the market — a safe assumption as far as I’m concerned — the Lakers could offer Andrew Bynum for Dwight and Pau Gasol for CP3, or vice versa.
Nothing says that they will be enough to land either player, but it should put the Lakers in the running for both.
It is very complicated to go over the process on how the Lakers could acquire both players and there is no reason to get into all of that until at least the new CBA is actually signed.
I do think the Lakers as they are presently contructed maybe have one more run for a NBA Championship (if Bynum stays healthy, which is a big if), but for the future they need another superstar.
I think Howard is a better move than Paul, because Paul seems dead set on playing in New York and Howard wants to go to LA. I do think it is a high probability that Lakers get Howard and if by some chance they were to get Paul, that would set them up to compete for championships for the next decade.
Don’t rule out a possible Dwight Howard & Deron Williams pairing in LA. That would be a Brooklyn Nets nightmare.