Holy crap if Ainge could pull this off he'd be possible gm of the year.
If we are going to keep KG and Paul we might as well swing for the fence and give them the best chance. I'd do this even without a commitment from Howard. Even if he wants to walk we could possibly sign and trade him.
With Howard on the floor even playing bad, MIAMi Circus will feel the presure and will fall apart
Or just foul him and make him shoot free throws.
Yea, it worked so well on Shaq...
S/N: Dwight is no Shaq but in today's league he is de facto Shaq considering all the other "centers" in the league.
To the comment about Dwight not working well with Gasol as comparison to what it would look like with KG... KG and Gasol aren't the same players on either end. KG LOVES to shoot from outside the paint, Gasol prefers to be inside... he can shoot from outside but he's no KG! Then on defense, LOL no way that's serious, Gasol is a good defender but KG is one of the greatest of all time and is still one of the top defenders in the league today. So what you see with Gasol/Howard doesn't tell what you would see with KG/Howard! Everything slows down in the playoffs so KG and Howard both being slow wont matter (KG nor DH are even as slow as you claim they are).
With all that said, I have grown to love RR (thinks he needs to loosen reigns a little but I LOVE what he does). I do NOT like Howard at all. I would do this trade only b/c this season and probably next, depending on how/when RR returns, it will make us better. If you think it wouldn't I don't know why... RR is OUT, DH isn't, DH is better than Bass EASILY and he is our starter! So replace Howard for an injured RR (and probably Bass for money) and you can't tell me that isn't a better team, even if DH plays the same as he is in LA! Like I said, I have grown to love RR and what he does but I'm not a player's fan any longer, it's all about the Cs and this makes us better, no doubt, as sad as it is to lose RR, if it's true and Danny could get it done, I think he'd have to.
I know KG and PP would probably be hurt but they would still do their job on the court, there is no doubt, as they did so when Perk was traded!
Lord help me if I end up having to cheer for DH! I'd feel so icky! Much like I would feel cheering KoMe, I'd still hate him but want him to do well for us.