Sources: Lakers, Clippers Howard, Griffin Trade Talk All But Dead

NBA: All Star Game-Team PracticesHere’s the latest update on my report: the Lakers won’t do a sign-and-trade if Dwight Howard leaves, unless they get an offer they don’t expect for someone special. You know, like Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe.

Talk about unexpected and special.

To cut to the chase, the Clippers have not offered it, and, I was just told by someone with knowledge of the consternation among the Clippers, won’t. Even if was more like a notion they were toying with than a plan, I can tell you where it started.

Clippers.

I know why something so audacious would even come to mind: Dwight is beloved by Chris Paul and Eric Miller; Donald Sterling’s son-in-law and a new force in the front office.

—–Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!——

And I know why they dropped it: It blew up all over Twitter, et al., before they ever decided if they were serious.

The Clippers, of course, are busy frying actual fish, in talks with the Celtics who have offered to free Doc Rivers and trade them Kevin Garnett—for Bledsoe, DeAndre Jordan and two No. 1 picks. The Clippers rejected it, and are trying to keep Bledsoe out of it, as talks continue.

If it’s moot, it’s still interesting to think what the Lakers would have thought of it.

At 24, making a reasonable $16.4 million next season, Griffin combines excitement, drive and value in the NBA’s new financially-constrained era.

At 23, Bledsoe is a major talent, waiting only to go somewhere he can start. With two years left on the rookie scale at a total of $6.3 million, he’s one of the highest-value gems around. On the other hand, if you’re the Lakers, can you imagine sending Dwight to play alongside CP3 in your own city?

If neither team was likely to have the, uh, guts for this one… which was how it turned out… it was fun while it lasted.

All two hours of it.

—————————————————————————————————————–

Did you see our video about Dwight & Chris Paul wanting to team up? If not, check out our video below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

You May Also Like

Lakers vs. Bulls Pre-Game Report: Lakers Look For Third Straight Win

The Lakers have much improved since their last matchup with the Chicago…

Lakers Rumors: Dwight Howard Interested In Joining Houston Rockets?

It seems like the ‘Dwightmare’ is a never ending saga. The Los…

Kevin Durant Teams Up With Kobe Bryant

Joining Kobe Bryant and John Wall, the NBA’s reigning scoring champion, Kevin…

Los Angeles D-Fenders Hire Phil Hubbard As New Head Coach

[new_royalslider id=”315″] While fans continue to wait for the Byron Scott to…