Should D’Antoni figure out how to keep Bryant from throwing up 35 or 40 shots a game for no good reason, they stand an excellent chance of being competitive now. Howard can’t sign anywhere for more money and years than he can in L.A.

Gasol is 32 years old. The events on your horizon all seem to be dead ends, lacking any factual data.

]]>76’ers – We still don’t know if Bynum plays this year and if he stays.

Lakers – Really depends on if Dwight Howard bolts from the Lakers. My guess is that if the Lakers make it at least to the second round of the playoffs, Dwight will stay. If not, he’ll leave because Kobe, Nash, and Pau are all 34 and older, so their odds of winning don’t go up as those core guys get older

Nuggets – This team has struggled this season, but it’s possible they finish the year strong and end up a higher seed than the Lakers, in which case Nuggets win the trade.

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