Howard has been assured that he won't be traded.I still don't like the idea of taking on another bloated contract. Still like the idea of getting some youngs and build with what we have. LA needs to make a move to shore up their PF position and looks like maybe Howard won't be healthy the rest of the year and may not be a fit in LA , Houston would jump at the chance to lock him up or at the very least have the upper hand in resigning him next year.
We get 2 promising PF to add to the stable , and a servicable C for the rest of the year. See our salaries reduced by about 8 mil next year instead of going up 5m.
LA gets a PF in BArgs that should fit into the D'Antoni system as well as a rebounding big in Asik that doesn't demand the ball , throw in Morris and they are able to still play out the season and then move Gasol in the offseason for more pieces to fix the trainwreck that they are.
Houston gets their man Howard.....nuff said there.
Toronto looks like this after swaping Anderson to Utah for Tinsley and waiving Pietrus and Haddadi
Lowry / Tinsley / Lucas
DeRozan / Ross
Gay / Fields / Kleiza
Johnson / Jones / Montiejunas / Acy
JV / Gray / Aldrich
Come summer we can amnesty Kleiza , let Lucas and Aldrich go , try moving Montiejunas to C , Resign Tinsley and then will in the blanks with min contracts and keeping our salary under 65m.