It has been all over the press in the past week that the Los Angeles Lakers could consider trading so far failed summer signing Dwight Howard. Reports from ESPN Los Angeles analysts Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein on Jan. 23, 2013, the rumors are now believed to be coming to fruition.
Although the trade is not imminent, the growing disappointment of Howard in LA has the team considering making a move to eliminate the chances that they could have nothing to show from the massive ordeal that was undertaken to get him into a Lakers uniform.
I don't think we're at the point where you say, 'It's time for a trade,' and a trade happens in three to four days. That's just not how this league works.
Howard himself knows that his struggles are seeing a mounting of growing concern and his post game comments after the Lakers most recent loss to the Chicago Bulls echo that belief:
They [Chicago Bulls] made it tough. I missed some shots early, didn't get an opportunity to go to work like I wanted to...we needed to "play inside-out."
There's nothing I can do. Just continue to play. Not get frustrated. As hard as it is, I can't get frustrated.
From the sounds of it Howard knows his situation is not one of good fortune and the moment and there looks to be a list of potential suitors for the star and the Lakers once the decision to pull the trigger is final.
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