Saturday, February 16, 2013
There have been many trade rumors involving Dwight Howard, but this one has been the most interesting this far. The trade involves Boston Celtics' point-guard Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard of the Lakers. Rondo is out for the rest of the season and possibly some of next year with a torn ACL. Dwight Howard has been dealing with a shoulder and back injury. Howard had back surgery this summer, and found his way to Los Angeles. I think this trade will most benefit the Lakers for many reasons. The first is the fact that Dwight Howard hasn't been able to stay healthy. It is hard to grab a ball out of the air when you can barely move your arm. Another reason is it will give rising star, Earl Clark, time to play. Clark has been doing well this year for the Lakers, and it is diminishing the pressure on Dwight Howard. The next reason is the Lakers will have another guard who can dribble, pass, and shoot. If Rondo goes to L.A., then the Lakers will have three point-guards; Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, and Rajon Rondo. Also, they will have youth and speed on their side. Finally, there won't be was many off-court distractions and controversies. The disadvantage for the Celtics will be that they won't have a star point-guard; it will most likely be Paul Pierce. They also won't have youth on their side, making it hard to run up and down the court. The Celtics would have to sub frequently. I don't think this trade will take place though. My thinking is that Rajon Rondo is going to speak up for himself and prove that he is a Boston Celtic. By Ameen I.