Dwight Follows His Heart
Look, Howard wanted to be in LA. He got a taste of it, and as a free agent, he needs to figure out what the heck he wants. If he resigns and stays, he needs to follow the Tim Duncan model and just play without causing a ruckus. If he leaves via sign-and-trade, the Lakers will at least be able to get some valuable pieces to fill out their dismal bench, but it would still be devastating. If he just signs with a new squad, it's a crushing blow, but maybe a blessing in disguise for a team that needs to clear the air. Honestly, the best case is that Dwight stays and plays his heart out, because a 27-year-old superstar center is about as valuable as it gets.