Once again, we have a Dwightmare summer on our hands, and things are just as unclear as ever. Will he stay or will he go? Here's the latest out of L.A…
- Arash Markazi and Jovan Buha of ESPNLosAngeles.com debated the merits of re-signing Dwight Howard versus the Lakers getting what they can in a sign-and-trade deal. There's some question as to how hard it will be to get free agents to play for Jim Buss and Mike D'Antoni and the first franchise player who will give his answer to that question is Howard. If his answer is to go elsewhere, that could be a bad sign of things to come for the Lakers.
- Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News sizes up the Lakers' potential restricted free agents. Andrew Goudelock is among the players on the fence as he could stay with the Lakers, though he won't receive his $1.1MM qualifying offer. L.A. wants to leave things open and see how the summer shakes out before committing that money to him.
- Howard says there's nothing that one team can say to sway him away from another team, writes Janis Carr of the Orange County Register (via Kevin Ding's Sulia).