The NBA rumors surrounding the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard keep getting weirder by the day. It is now apparent that the Magic are focusing on the Los Angeles Lakers and Andrew Bynum. Howard said he would not re-sign in LA but it would be worth a flier in my book.
This has been the trade that would make the most sense for the Magic. They would get a top five center back for Howard and a guy who could eventually be better than Dwight. It is a great move for the Magic. Why do you care what Howard wants anymore? Move the guy for the best piece that you can get.
The Lakers are trying to win a couple more titles and they feel that Howard gives them a better shot at that. If he does not re-sign, that leaves a couple of interesting questions. The Lakers might be stuck without a star once Kobe Bryant decides to hang up his sneakers. It could be a weird time in LA.
Howard rumors are going to keep popping up in the next week or so. I expect him to get moved fairly soon, since everyone is sick of hearing of him. The Lakers are the best trade partner for the Magic and I think that they know it. A Bynum-Howard swap works for everyone involved and the rest of us can get on with our lives. Please have this deal happen.