Found February 28, 2013 on TornBySports:
It’s the last day of February, post trade deadline, and with roughly 25 games remaining in the regular season it has become plain to see that neither the LA Lakers or the Philadelphia 76ers have benefitted from what was, by far, the biggest trade of the year. Who would’ve thought that at this point the Lakers would be two games below .500 and 2.5 games back of the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Sometimes I have to remind myself that they have done this bad with the roster that they have. Kobe Bryant, enough said. Dwight Howard is arguably the best big man in the league. Steve Nash is past his prime, but still has the experience, passing ability, and jump-shot to fill any point guard position effectively. Pau Gasol, despite having consistency issues, is a solid offensive option that any franchise would throw in their starting five. The fact of the matter is that these guys can’t perform together and through 58 game examples we have witnessed that. While the outcome ha...
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