Originally posted by blizzuntz:
I don't know, Howard isn't really everything Bynum wasnt so far this season. He had some good games recently but overall he hasn't impressed. But Howard on the floor is better than an injured Bynum for sure.
If the Lakers don't make the playoffs and Howard walks, it was only a good roll of the dice.
No doubt Howard hasn't impressed. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that he's been playing at 75% for most of the year, between his shoulder and his back. I'm just saying that knowing what they know now, they'd be even more willing to do that deal than they were at the time. Philly was the team that got really f**ked in this.
After getting a lot of criticism for the yield they got for Howard, Orlando's looking really good. They identified a very good, cheap, & young center prospect in Nikola Vucevic, a wing with some potential in Harkless, 3 1st Round picks, and they're gonna be bad enough this year to have a Top 3-4 pick of their own. Next year you're looking at a core of Vucevic, Top 3-4 draft pick, a ton of cap space, and Hedo's large, expiring contract to move as well. They did very well for themselves in that trade and will be amongst the better young teams in the NBA in 2 years if they don't f**k up their high draft picks.