The NBA trade deadline is March 15. Pau Gasol previously had the same injury while in Memphis and missed three months, but recovery time can vary by player.
The Lakers, with 24-year-old center Andrew Bynum as a likely centerpiece in their offer, could benefit in their pursuit of Howard in trade. http://static.bbmp3.com/images/pie/6.gif http://static.bbmp3.com/images/pie/8.gif http://static.bbmp3.com/images/pie/weebl.gif
Source: Brook Lopez hurt; Dwight Howard market changed - Lakers blog : The Orange County Register (http://lakers.ocregister.com/2011/12/22/brook-lopez-hurt-dwight-howard-market-changed/67825/)
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