The latest rumors out of L.A. have the Lakers maneuvering in a trade for DWIGHT HOWARD and BARON DAVIS for most likely ANDREW BYNUM. MATT BARNES, the one current Laker who has played with and is close to them both, offered up his thoughts on Howard and Davis possibly joining the Lake Show…
Davis, who is currently with the Cavaliers, is likely to be released by Cleveland, paving the way for L.A. to sign the 32-year old playmaker.
Barnes pretty much let it be known that both Howard (who’s as Hollywood as you can get) and Davis (who’s actually from L.A.) are extremely interested in joining the Lakers.
“I’ve been hearing stuff a lot lately. I’ve talked with those guys and they wanna be here. So uhhh, we’ll see what happens,” Barnes offered.
And why wouldn’t they? A chance to play with Barnes, Kobe and Lamar under the glitz and glamour of Staples while chasing that elusive yet more-likely-now-than-ever championship ring. This is a no brainer folks.
And such a move is even more possible now that the NBA business machine is back to churning with Howard on the cusp of becoming a free agent and Orlando, who lost Shaquille O’Neal to free agency while in his prime back in 1996 (also to the Lakers), not likely to stand losing their All-Star center without adequate compensation.
That can only mean obtaining Andrew Bynum via trade. More on that in the next post.