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Dwight Howard For Rajon Rondo Trade Rumor Denied By Lakers GM

Dwight Howard For Rajon Rondo Trade Rumor Deined By Lakers GM

Dwight Howard is not being traded for Rajon Rondo.

After rumors that the unhappy Lakers player was being dealt to the Boston Celtics for injured point guard Rajon Rondo, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak denied such talk. He stuck to his guns that the team isn’t looking to shop Dwight Howard.

“I haven’t talked to Danny Ainge in weeks,” Kupchak told ESPN. “I made the statement a week or two ago that we’re not going to trade Dwight Howard and that hasn’t changed.”

ESPN the Magazine writer Chris Broussard followed up with Kupchak, asking of a Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo trade was ever on the table. Kupchak said no.

Howard was also questioned by reporters, but gave a less definite answer.

“The only thing that matters is the present, and right now,” Howard said. “There’s no need to talk about what’s going to happen at the end of the season. No reason to go back and forth about it. I just feel like at the end of the year, I should have my opportunity to make my own decision. I shouldn’t be criticized for waiting for the end of the year.”

It’s no secret that Dwight Howard is unhappy with the team. He recently lashed out at critics — including Kobe Bryant — who chided him for not returning from a torn labrum sooner.

Howard said:

“I want to play. I mean, why wouldn’t I want to play? But at the same time, this is my career, this is my future, this is my life. I can’t leave that up to anybody else because nobody else is going to take care of me. So, if people are pissed off that I don’t play or if I do play, whatever it may be, so what? This is my career. If I go down, then what? Everybody’s life is going to go on. I don’t want to have another summer where I’m rehabbing and trying to get healthy again. I want to come back and have another great year. That’s what I want to do.”

Do you think a Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo trade would make sense for the Lakers and Celtics?

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6 Responses to “Dwight Howard For Rajon Rondo Trade Rumor Denied By Lakers GM”

  1. Anthony Nazareno

    doesn't make sense, not at all, first the value of trade favors celtics even if both are healthy and second rondo may not even be playing for more than a year with an acl injury when dwight can play. don't do it!

  2. Anonymous

    Howard go where you need to go….Nobody gets along with Kobe, look what happened to Shaq? Go to the clippers and like barnes, show how exlakers can play ball. Kobe enough, just retire!

  3. Russell Payton

    Howard is an over paid jerk who does NOT celebrate the 4th of July because he is a black man-look it up on youtube. Hopefully this prick will be homeless and strung out like a research monkey 2 years out of the league.

  4. Patrick Matson

    The only thing that would make sense if the Lakers trade Howard is for a number of high draft picks…time to get some youth on the team and start over…it was a run for the ages, but ownership has to be honest with itself and understand that the party is over…