Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
Well the inevitable Paul, Kobe, Howard vs. Wade, Lebron, Bosh NBA Finals does create some interesting match up issues.
I don't see how the Lakers have enough to get Howard after giving up Gasol and Odom in the deal to get Chris Paul and it's hard to believe that Howard is going to be willing to leave a ton of money on the table to sign with the Lakers as a free agent.
This is a huge roll of the dice for the Lakers. Obviously Chris Paul is a huge upgrade over Derek Fisher but at the same time I think going after Dwight Howard would have been the smarter play. Between the injury histories of Paul and Bynum and Kobe Bryant getting older I think this deal has the potential to blow up in the Lakers' face.