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Dwight Howard to the Lakers

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Started: 12/6/2011 Category: Sports
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pgriffey91

Con

There are numerous reports out there saying Dwight Howard will end up going to the LA Lakers. I feel that other teams could put together a better package than what the Lakers could put together.
beaky456

Pro

Dwight Howard to the Lakers would bring a mix of star players, just what the Lakers need for a 3-peat. You may say that having the stars on one team isn't fair, but who cares? Having all the star players together, kobe, gasol, all those guys, is good enough for me.
Debate Round No. 1
Pgriffey91

Con

There is no doubt that the Lakers would have some major star power, but the debate is about the Laker's being able to put together a package that would be as good as some other offers around the league that the Magic could get.
If they trade Howard, then they want to start their rebuilding process, therefore, they will want a similar haul to what Denver received. That means they want youth and draft picks. Ya, Howard wants a warm place, but he also wants a large market. I wouldn't discount a Boston or Chicago team for his services.
LA would be able to make their best package centered around Odom and Bynum. Odom is 32 so that won't help the rebuilding process. As for Bynum, he is a great talent, when healthy. People seem to be forgetting, or just not mentioning, Andrew Bynum's ugly injury history. He has had major surgery on both of his knees. When we are talking about a center to build around, the Magic aren't going to want to take the risk on Bynum's injuries. Remember when the Magic sign Grant Hill? They don;t want a similar situation.
Then comes the salaries the Magic would have to take on for this trade. Bynum makes $15.1 million this year and $16.4 million this year. Odom makes $8.9 million this year and $8.2 million next year.
beaky456

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Pgriffey91

Con

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beaky456

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