18 Aug 2019 17:02:39
MEM/ Lakers

Memphis trades Dwight Howard
Lakers trade Demarcus Cousins + 2023 2nd rounder (Lakers earliest available draft pick) .

Would have to wait until Dec 15, but doubt Memphis just buys out Howard unless he gives them a great deal (like 75% discount) .

1.) 19 Aug 2019
18 Aug 2019 23:38:40
That's not a good idea. Lakers can just put Cousins on the inactive list for the whole year and get a $1.75M credit to sign a player. Cousins could then just resign with the Lakers next offseason. Howard will be bought out eventually. Near side have no use for each other so its going to happen.