The Los Angeles Lakers suck - click on this column from Yahoo Sports's Adrian Wojnarkowski about the state of the Lakers, which isn't good.
The Lakers are 17-25, and five games behind Houston for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The addition of Dwight Howard has been a nothing; the biggest dud moves have been Steve Nash and coach Mark D'Antoni.
The Lakers are so committed to so much money between recently fired coach Mike Brown and D'Antoni they can't do very much if they wanted to go with a different system. Nash looks like age is finally winning. Their offense can't go through D12 in D'Antoni's system. The team is not athletic on the perimeter.
What the Mavs need to have any prayer of landing Howard, who can be a free agent this summer, is for the Lakers to go on a bit of run and secure the seventh or eighth spot in the playoffs. By doing so the Lakers will be less inclined to trade Howard, who has to be thinking he and Kobe can't co-exist peacefully on the same floor.
If the Lakers continue to tank, the team is going to deal Howard and it's not going to be the Mavericks.
The Lakers need to create management they may have it in them, and then fall apart in the playoffs.
A disgruntled D12 walks in the summer into the Bank of Cuban, which we have been assured is open.
It's a long shot, but at this point in the NBA season it's something.
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