Is Dallas the New Threat to The Lakers?

The Wizards and Mavericks have announced that they've completed a trade sending Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson to Dallas in exchange for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross.

It doesn't really matter to me what any team in the West or East does. This new trade seems to be a huge push for Cuban to give new life to his team. Josh Howard was and still is a great player. But Caron Butler brings a new dynamic to this team. Not to add the fact the Brendan Haywood adds height. Maybe it's just me but it seems that many teams are copying the same template that the Lakers have by adding height to their team. It's not enough to have one dominant big man anymore. Just look at the Cavs and their refusal to trade Illgauskas. The only time they gave the line up of Shaq and Ilgauskas heavy minutes this year has been against the Lakers.

Usually trades of this magnitude seem to spark other trades. The Lakers are the only team in the league, in my opinion who don't have to do anything. The pressure is on everyone else. Even with Fisher being the weak spot on the Lakers, there is no other team in the league that can match up with the Lakers top 4 starters.. PERIOD!