NBA Trade Rumors: Clippers To Offer Blake Griffin For Dwight Howard?

Apr. 19, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin sits on the court in the closing seconds of the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 93-90. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors – While the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to swing a deal with the Boston Celtics, another rumor is floating around. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Clippers will consider offering Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe as a package deal for Dwight Howard as soon as the Los Angeles Lakers center becomes a free agent.

Just earlier on Saturday this deal seemed unlikely, as most of the Clippers’ front office consider Griffin untouchable. Another factor that made it unlikely was the fact there were reports that the Lakers would not be interested in facilitating a sign-and-trade with anyone — they would either re-sign Howard or cut their losses and save money.

Including Bledsoe in this trade would be very important, which is why the Clippers are trying to hold onto him and not send him to Boston before the beginning of free agency.

The Lakers might not be interested in sign-and-trades involving Howard, but at the same time, if the Clippers take the first step and offer a young and cheap point guard and an ultra athletic All-Star the Lakers would probably think twice. While saving money and preserving cap space would be a great idea, adding Griffin and Bledsoe would undoubtedly make the Lakers a better team.

 

Topics: Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • Clippersfan4471

    DO NOT DO THIS!!!

  • Eman

    Ill take Blake and Bledsoe for D12 in an heartbeat! My Lakers get more athletic, save some money, and able to still get a above average superstar in 2014!! No more HEARTLESS Dwightmare!

17 minutes ago

Ben Revere delivers as Phillies defeat Braves (GIF)

19 minutes ago

NBA Rumors: Joel Anthony to opt out and test free agency this summer

23 minutes ago

NBA rumors: Timberwolves coaching wishlist includes Tom Izzo