The NBA Draft is tonight and with a possible lock out of the players by the owners, teams might be willing to focus on the draft rather than trading for players with huge contracts. There are many good free agents on the market. One is Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic. My question is after the letdown of Lebron James and the Miami Heat, should Pat Riley trade Lebron James for Dwight Howard if such an offer were made?
It is an interesting if not indecent proposal. Afterall, Lebron did not resign with the Cleveland Cavaliers because he wanted to “take his talents to South Beach” and play for the Miami Heat. Clearly, Miami Heat lacks a true big man who can throw it down. If Dwight Howard takes his Magic Show to South Beach, Pat Rilesy would have to give up somebody. Wade and James play the same position, so if the experiment of summer 2010 failed, should the Heat trade somebody for Dwight Howard? I don’t think it will happen, but it is food for thought. The Heat will have to do something. Bosh and James can no longer shy away from championship games. That’s why they play the game of basketball.
Dwight Howard is not afraid of the bright lights of the fourth quarter. He understands that it pays to finish strong. When you watch athletics, many times you see an athlete with a burst of speed who manages to beat out the runner who led from the start. That’s finishing strong.
Dwight Howard could help Miami or stay in Orlando and hope he still has some magic after 12-15 years with no ring. The East has gotten very strong and there is no guarantees for any team next season. The Heat might win seven or more championships in the next decade, but so could Dallas Mavericks, Boston, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Chicago Bulls. So, tonight is gonna be a good night. Tonight is gonna be a good good night.