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Who should LA target? CP3 or D-12?

Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:20 pm
I've heard the rumor mill via CBS that LA is not only targeting Dwight Howard or Chris Paul....they are targeting both. I think it is very doubtful that the dream scenario came true. Take it for what it is worth, but who should the Lakers target?

Let me start out by saying.....I believe Dwight has a much bigger chance of landing in LA than Chris Paul. I think LA should add CP3. Why? They got Bynum and yes I know he injury prone, but he has potential to be great. I'd say when healthy he is the 2nd best center in the league behind Dwight Howard. The LA Lakers have been needing a point guard for years. They need a defensive point guard more so than a scoring one, but CP3 is the best defensive point guard in the game in my opinion. If somehow they would be able to keep Bynum or Gasol for CP3.....I believe that would be the best case scenario. Point guards have owned the LA Lakers. Chris Paul himself did it last year in a very entertaining series. They almost beat the Lakers, but free throws for the Hornets killed them. In any case, if you can't beat him....join him. I'd get CP3 if I were LA.

Neither would be bad case scenario, but Buss does love Bynum. Dwight Howard doesn't have the injury concerns like CP3 has had over the past couple of years. Dwight did say according to reports if he could play with any NBA player in the league....he wanted to play with Kobe Bryant. The comparisons to Shaq would be a media frenzy. Starting out in Orlando and joining LA....WOW!! I'm interested in Shaq's book, but I don't want to pay 25+ for it. In any case, what do you think? LA should target who? Chris Paul or Dwight Howard!?!?
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