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After weeks and weeks of trade talks, Dwight Howard is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. In a huge four-team, 12-player trade, the Lakers receive Howard, Earl Clark, and Chris Duhon, the Denver Nuggets receive Andre Iguodala, the Philadelphia 76ers receive Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Orlando Magic receive Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless, and five draft picks over the next five years.
On Thursday, August 9, the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Dwight Howard in a four-team deal involving the Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Orlando Magic. ESPN.com reported that the 76ers received Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson while the Nuggets got Andre Iguodala in the trade. The Magic acquired Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and three first-round draft picks.
Reports indicate that the Orlando Magic are preparing to trade disgruntled center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers for three middle-to-late first round picks, Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and Sixer rookie Moe Harkless. You did not misread the above sentence. That is what they are getting for Dwight freakin’ Howard. The Lakers [...]
The latest rumor from Adrian Wojnarowski has a four-team trade, which would give the Lakers Dwight Howard and Al Harrington. The Nuggets would receive Andre Iguodala, the Magic would get Arron Afflalo and Pau Gasol and the 76ers would receive Andrew Bynum.
Rumors of the Sixers’ interest in Bynum are nothing new, and the idea of trading Iguodala is not a fresh one either, but essentially trading them for each other is something that is very intriguing.
If it does happen, it will be a major turning point for 76ers franchise, and here are five reasons why.
According to Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers are engaged in talks with the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic as part of a blockbuster trade that would involve several superstars.
Wojanrowski originally broke the news, tweeting:
Orlando and the L.A. Lakers are engaged in 4-way talks with Denver and Philadelphia on a Dwight Howard blockbuster, league sources tell Y!
Now, originally it felt as if the Sixers would just be a minor part of this massive deal, but according to the Yahoo! insider, the Sixers are actually in place to acquire the services of Lakers center Andrew Bynum:
There are multiple moving parts in the fluid talks, but the framework of a possible deal includes 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.
The trade, in essence, makes perfect sense for the Sixers. For a team that has lacked size in the frontcourt to compete with elite Eastern Conference contenders, Bynum would be a very welcome sight, as he’s currently one of the league’s brightest young centers.
Not only is Bynum a perfect fit for a Sixers squad in need of some size, but it’s a trade that’s practical from a financial standpoint.
While Bynum is in the last year of his current deal, Iguodala has an early termination option that kicks in after this season.
Should this trade come to fruition, it’s absolutely no lock that Bynum will re-sign with the Sixers in the summer of 2013, but it at least makes the team an intriguing destination for impending free agents.
Surrounding Bynum with talent like Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young would make for a nice young core that could compete right away in an Eastern Conference that’s becoming increasingly more competitive by the season.
This deal is far from done, but it’s refreshing to know that the Sixers are serious about putting a winning product on the floor immediately.
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A number of the team’s young players seemed to come into their own during that series, most notably Ty Lawson, JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried. With Wilson Chandler coming back from injury to play with Danilo Gallinari and Al Harrington, the real weakness of the team is its depth along the front line and in the backcourt.
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