Cohen 8-Ball: The "Next" Dwight Decision
Cohen’s Analysis: STAY IN L.A. - The rules are simple. Unless the Lakers negotiate a sign-and-trade in July with another team that is well below luxury tax territory, Dwight Howard can earn about $30 million more staying in L.A. The Lakers can offer him a five-year, $118 million contract, while other salary-cap-friendly teams can only proffer a bid of four years and roughly $88 million. If finances, market size and location are utmost important for Dwight, disregarding all the current disruption around the Lakers would be most constructive for the All-Star center.