Originally posted by socal9er42:
ESPN is reporting that Howard is "unlikely" to resign with the Lakers. Reason given is that Howard doesn't like D'Antoni's system.
So let me get this straight. Lakers fire Coach Brown and have said that Howard is the future of the franchise (after trading away one of the best young big men in the league in order to get Howard). They hire a Coach that runs a system that doesn't fit Howard's game while Phil is publicly saying he wants to come back.
Wow. Not the Lakers of old. Turning into a costly 1 year rental that didn't even result in the Playoffs.
1) The Lakers made the playoffs.
2) They traded Andrew Bynum for Howard, which is a net positive even if it was just a one year rental, and there's still a very good chance that they Lakers get something in return for Howard via a sign & trade.