Given his Achilles' injury, it shouldn't be a surprise that
The accompanying note reads, "Last year: L.A. Lakers -- 86.2%."
The Lakers were the overwhelming answer to the same question a year ago, primarily for their acquisition of
Of course, the big Rockets' move was landing free agent Howard, who left the Lakers as a free agent after last season.
Howard wasn't quite himself for much of the season as he recovered from back surgery and dealt with ongoing shoulder problems. The Lakers struggled through an injury-plagued season, winning 45 games before being swept out of the first round of the playoffs in four games by the
The veteran center never seemed happy with the Lakers. When the time came to hit free agency, it wasn't a surprise when he left for the Rockets.
How will the general managers poll hold up for Houston in a year's time?