The NBA rumors around Dwight Howard have been very quiet but something might be popping up soon. It appears that the Orlando Magic are trying to work on a massive four team trade that includes the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, and Howard’s eventual home in the Los Angeles Lakers. Exciting!
Howard and Denver forward Al Harrington going to the Lakers, Philadelphia guard Andre Iguodala going to the Nuggets, Los Angeles center Andrew Bynum moving to the 76ers, and Los Angeles forward Pau Gasol and Denver guard Arron Affalo going to the Magic, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Now this would be the most exciting way to get Howard to LA. Nothing like a four team deal to spice things up and create excitement. Then again, the bigger a trade gets, the more likely it is to end up failing. I would imagine that this deal is currently in the talking stages and nothing is imminent at this point.
It is almost assured that Howard in LA is the end game for this whole ordeal. Ever since the original deal to send Howard up to Brooklyn fell apart, LA has been in the driver’s seat. Orlando has wanted to search for the best deal but every deal points to Howard with the Lakers. It might not be a great thing for Orlando, but they can not keep Howard on the roster for much longer.
Player names will start popping up and then denials and all sorts of other fun stuff will pop up. You have to remember who benefits the most from this leak. The way things have gone, this is probably coming from the Howard camp. They want to drum up interest to get a team that Dwight might want to step up to the plate and deal for him.
The NBA rumors are vicious cycle when it comes to this mess. Howard will be traded but hopefully it is sooner rather than later. Basketball fans and insiders are getting sick of this deal and it is only going to get worse before it gets better.