Interesting. A couple things that I want to point out; we're not the Detroit Pistons. We don't tell a player he's not going to be traded and then go back on our verbal commitment that we made. If, in fact Dwight is moved, it will be to Brooklyn with Dwight knowing before the deal is consummated, IMO.
Secondly, Brooklyn has nobody on that roster that I believe the Lakers FO desires in straight swap with Brooklyn, IMO. There will be a 3rd team involved. This is where the Minnesota deal makes sense. Kevin Love, Brook Lopez, and Dwight Howard.
The whole point of getting Dwight was having somebody to carry the torch once Kobe retired. If Dwight isn't that guy, then there is always a possibility we can use Dwight as trade bait to lure somebody who has a good attitude and desires to invest their long-term career with the Lakers organization.