For the sake of every basketball fan and writer, the NBA rumors around Dwight Howard need to stop. The latest batch involves a three team trade with the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, and surprisingly enough, the Cleveland Cavaliers. In this deal, D12 goes to LA, Andrew Bynum goes to Cleveland and a whole bunch of picks and cap space goes to Disney World.
Here is the thing about all of these rumors. None of the people that are leaking this information really have a clue what is going on. Misinformation is rampant as each side of this entire thing are trying to gain more leverage. More rumors come out everyday and it is trying to influence one side into cracking.
The Magic are being smart and taking their time. This deal is probably one where they end up on the worst end of it. They need a bunch of high picks, young players, and cap relief. Without seeing exact details of this trade, I doubt that they get all of those things. Neither of the trade partners in this deal can really help with that.
Hopefully this saga ends sometime in the next week or so. The rumors are getting out of hand and people are sick of hearing about them. This is like Brett Favre, except worse. At least you always knew Favre was going to come back because that’s how he’s weird. This saga has no clear ending point and there won’t be one until everyone is insane.