Latest rumors on Howard are possible sign and trade deals with the Clips and Rockets. Clippers offering Blake and Bledsoe. Rockets offering Asik and Len, possibly Harden in some sort of combination with perhaps Robinson. On the Clippers deal, Blake would be OK but Bledsoe is not enough IMO. There needs to be more talent there. On the Rockets deal, a trade for Asik and Len would be stupid. Big contracts for guys who don't have a lot of talent in comparison. Why would the Lakers ever make that kind of sign and trade move? Boggles the mind. Trade for a Center who might average 10 pts a game but is a 55% FT shooter and only averages 1.7 Blocks a game at 7 ft. and makes 20 million over the next two years. OK...... Lin is not as bad but still, he's a 12 pt a game guard that does not play real good defense and is very average from the 3 pt line. For this he gets paid that same backloaded contract, 20 million over two years. I mean, you literally can not write this stuff.