Should the Lakers trade Howard?

Seven teams that can offer Los Angeles key pieces for its center

Updated: January 25, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider

The Los Angeles Lakers are facing a Dwight Howard-sized dilemma. As our Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein reported earlier this week, the Lakers have had to begin considering the possibility of dealing Howard before the Feb. 21 trade deadline because of the possibility that he might leave this summer as an unrestricted free agent. Simply, the Lakers must weigh how much talent they might lose versus the likelihood of Howard signing elsewhere and leaving them with nothing.