Apr 7, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers hold up large cutout heads of players Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin at the Staples Center. Clippers won 109-95. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Dwight Howard to Clippers For Blake Griffin, Eric Bledsoe?


This may be one of the most ridiculous trade rumors that is out there, but crazier things have happened. With the Los Angeles Lakers seeming less confident by the day that they will be able to hang on to center Dwight Howard, there is some discussion around the Internet that the team could keep Howard in L.A. but with the rival Los Angeles Clippers.

The rumor says Howard would go to the Clippers in exchange for Clippers star Blake Griffin and guard Eric Bledsoe.

A blockbuster trade of this nature would certainly rock the league, but it would actually improve both sides. That said, teams don’t deal players to their rivals too often and it is highly unlikely that this trade would ever go down. It should be noted, however, that this rumor has been around since mid-June, so the fact that it is resurfacing closer to the pivotal July 1 date where Howard is set to become a free agent could make things interesting.

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  • Steven Lewis

    If Howard will not resign I see this trade as huge and actually believe the Lakers would get the better end of the deal. Howard is not and never will be a go to guy and has never put a team on his back to lead a comeback. Maybe, if it would work, the Lakers can include the TWolves in a three way and swap Griffin for Love. If Howard leaves it will forever stain his already questionable career and he’ll be known as the worst center in Laker history.

    In my opinion he couldn’t hold a candle to the Laker big men who came before him. This will also stain Jim Buss’s tenure as Laker owner when added to his previous bonehead moves which begin with Bynum and end with the non-hiring of PJax. And when it comes to centers who played for the Lakers; I’ll rank Elden Campbell better than Howard. Howard, in a way, owes LA for his poor showing in LA.

    If Howard goes to Houston he’ll still have to share the ball and I don’t believe that Harden will suddenly stop shooting. When Howard shows he worth what he makes then I’ll have respect for him and his game. Until then he just another overrated and over paid Center in a Center weak league. I actually think that the NBA allstar voting this past season proves my point when they removed the Center position from the ballot!