Oh where, oh where, will Dwight Howard land. It was reported yesterday that Howard despite having made a commitment for another season with the Orlando Magic very much wished to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets. The problem was that the Nets had just made a very expensive deal with the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson. So it is looking unlikely that the Nets could find a suitable trade to make to the Magic for Howard. There was speculation that the Nets might trade Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and the Nets’ first-round picks in 2013, 2015, and 2017. But it seems unlikely that the Magic’s new GM, Rob Hennigan, would be into that trade. Because after all he is looking for a star to build a team around.
So who does the Magic want for Howard? None other than the Lakers Andrew Bynum. Even though the Lakers just invested a hefty sum into Bynum I think it’s pretty clear they would part with him for Howard. Just back in March the Lakers had put together a trade deal exchanging Bynum for Howard but it never came to fruition.
The only problem with this trade is that Howard and Kobe Bryant don’t see eye to eye. But maybe without enough money and the lure of a major market team Howard can be convinced to swallow his pride.
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