I like this, because it was written twenty days ago and is filled with cool data.
Ziller actually feels that the acquisition of Steve Nash will have more impact on the Lakers than Howard. But there's things he doesn't factor in... like the Lakers massive... and growing payroll. Like the fact that Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard might not be a good mix... or that Howard and Kobe Bryant, who both want the ball, might be a disaster. And what about that Laker bench? And then there's the salary situation. Do you have to trade Gasol after this season? Or are you going to suffer the luxury tax next year... when it starts to strangle your profitability?