No, we have to give up something to get Howard. Besides Parsons, I can include any player. If Howard wants to stay here, then I can give up Parsons too, but you do just not want to give up Parson simply for one year rental Howard, that is a bad business.
Originally Posted by Nero
I think we really don't want to have to give up Parsons, Donuts or Lamb or even White.
It seems we would be fine with sending just about anyone else - Morris, Patterson, Jones, Martin.. something along those lines. Plus a pick or two, but not too much in the way of picks, because of he doesn't stay, then we are extra screwed.
I've been wondering, why doesn't OKC offer Westbrook, Ibaka, and Perkins for Dwight and Hedo? If Dwight leaves OKC, people will see he doesn't care about winning and we all know how much he wants people to love him.
OKC turned down the Magic when they wanted JUST Harden and Ibaka.
I don't think LA is offering Bynum. I think the Bynum angle and the ridiculous Brooklyn post-JJ deal trade are being used by Orlando to up the offer from other teams. Of course they want Bynum, but LA won't bite.
OP, before the deadline, your FO was unwilling to do a Bynum for Dwight deal straight up. Do you think there is any sense that the new FO will relinquish and accept a straight up 1 for 1 deal if both guys commit to signing extensions?
Respect your opinion and find it very interesting what the perspective from the other side of the fence is. The trade you propose hurts a little bit but I think it is a fair one and certainly would pull the trigger on it if need be. However, without the extension from Howard I would try to bargain and switch Martin for Scola.