Let’s Make a Deal?

Plaschke strikes again.  This time it’s Dwight Howard for Lamar and Drew.  Before it was Carmelo for Drew straight up.  Tomorrow it’ll be ’96 Michael Jordan for a future first round pick, Jeanie Buss and… Drew.  My man Bill Plaschke fucking hates Andrew Bynum, and I just don’t understand why.  Lets break down the past two “trades” proposed by Bill and see where that would put us.

Carmelo for Drew

PG: Derek Fisher
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Carmelo Anthony
PF: Lamar Odom
C: Pau Gasol

Analysis: Garbage.  Pau at Center for a whole season with no backup?  Do you remember how he looked like a beat up shell of himself due to prolonged minutes and three straight finals runs?  Who is going to anchor the 2nd unit with Lamar sliding into the starting five? There’s absolutely no way that this team could have kept up with Dallas as his most recent article suggests.

Dwight Howard for Lamar and Drew

PG: Steve Blake
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Ron Artest
PF: Pau Gasol
C: Dwight Howard

Analysis: Less smelly garbage, but still garbage.  Obviously this starting five is amazing, but a closer look still reveals a roster with four players over 30 years old, and a second unit consisting of Derek Fisher, JJ Reddick, Shannon Brown and two D-league players with minimum contracts.

So in conclusion, shut the fuck up Bill Plaschke.  Maybe Jim Buss will pull the trigger and trade for Dwight Howard, but it isn’t going to be the saving grace of the Los Angeles Lakers.  Maybe adding a legit PG a la TJ Ford and a backup C that will take some miles off of Drew and Pau combined with a reinvigorated Lakers roster that is coming off a horrendous sweep and watching someone else hoist the O’Brien is all we need.  Or maybe ’96 MJ is available.

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