Ed note: DT contributor J.G. Marking fired off an email to me saying he thought this Dwight Howard trade was a good thing. When I asked him why, he ripped off this response that provides something from the passionate fan perspective of the deal.
Since almost everyone is writing off the Thunder for the Western Conference Champs for the 2012-2013 NBA season, it’s hard for me to want to talk about anything else except why that really doesn’t make any sense at all because the two biggest issues that Lakers had last year was, 1) We can’t seem to stop Kevin Durant anymore and, 2) We REALLY can’t even slow down Russell Westbrook, and since I don’t see Dwight Howard coming out to defend either one of them…but I digress.
I’m actually very, incredibly interested in one specific ripple-effect from this trade that may seem like it’s coming from WAY out in left-field, but just hear me out on this…I think the Lakers just kept James Harden and Serge Ibaka in OKC for the foreseeable future.
And I’ve got four reasons of why I think that… Keep Reading…