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    Default It's Official! Dwight Howard In LA

    Last edited by Garbo; Thu Aug 9th, 2012 at 10:45 PM.

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    Damn!

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    It looks like Gasol wasn't included in the package..
    Howard / Gasol / MWP / Kobe / Nash

    Easily the best starting lineup in the NBA next year. At least, from a basketball point of view. Nash and Howard will be AMAZING to watch!

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    Quote Garbo wrote: View Post
    It looks like Gasol wasn't included in the package..
    Howard / Gasol / MWP / Kobe / Nash

    Easily the best starting lineup in the NBA next year. At least, from a basketball point of view. Nash and Howard will be AMAZING to watch!
    From what I saw in Kobe's mindset in the olympics, he could very well take a back-seat until the last 3 seconds of the game :P

    This is VERY surprising.

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    What on earth is Orlando even doing

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    Lakers and Orlando GMs have done very well if this true. Take note BC.

    Three first rounders, Affalo, Vucevic , Harrington and Mo Harkless for a guy who has been a problem and would have left for free. That is going to be a easy rebuild.

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    I wonder if the Raptors were in the discussion for Iggy.

    No body offered anything for Calderon?

    Man for once I wish the Raptors were a part of big blockbuster trade.

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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    I wonder if the Raptors were in the discussion for Iggy.

    No body offered anything for Calderon?

    Man for once I wish the Raptors were a part of big blockbuster trade.
    They probably will at some point near trade-deadline! :P

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    Default Oh BOY

    I just read a tweet that i had to share it said that "the magic are the first team in nba history to tank 3 months b4 the season started"...Now here hoping the raps don't mess up and lose their 1st game to them...For some reason we sometimes play down to our competition...

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    Quote draftedraptor wrote: View Post
    Lakers and Orlando GMs have done very well if this true. Take note BC.

    Three first rounders, Affalo, Vucevic , Harrington and Mo Harkless for a guy who has been a problem and would have left for free. That is going to be a easy rebuild.
    Harkless and Vecevic are promising prospects. Afflalo is a solid wing player, who will play with this team for awhile. Harrington will be there as a veteran, and once that contract expires, they have some flexibility.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    What on earth is Orlando even doing
    My thoughts exactly. They get absolute garbage back in this trade.

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    How were they allowed to trade Harkless? Wasn't he signed yet or something?

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    I don't even understand. They could've went to Houston to acquire 2 of their 3 draft picks, and a first rounder.... There would've been more value compared to Harkless, Afflalo and bad contracts..

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    Default The deal presented in an organized manner:

    A source with direct knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com's Marc Stein the Lakers will receive Howard, the Denver Nuggets will acquire Andre Iguodala, the 76ers will receive Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Magic will get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and one protected future first-round pick from each of the three teams.

    The Lakers also will acquire Earl Clark and Chris Duhon, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard. Draft picks the Magic will receive are the Nuggets' (2014), 76ers' (2015) and Lakers' (2017).

    In addition, the Magic will be getting other pieces, including 76ers first-round draft pick Moe Harkless, a source told Stein.
    Source: ESPN.com

    Lakers:
    • D12
    • Clark
    • Duhon



    Nuggets:
    • Iggy



    76ers:
    • Bynum
    • J-Rich



    Magic:
    • Affalo
    • Harrington
    • Vucevic
    • Harkless
    • 3 protected 1st rounders
    • And a partridge in a pare tree

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    Kudos to Orlando, sure they could have gotten more but they also could have gotten alot less if they waited for Howard to make up his damn mind. Lesson to be learned here is this:

    Never wait too long to ship your star player out, if he is acting up aka playing below his means (Vince Carter) or wishing to explore his options (Chris Bosh) its best to cut your losses and quickly ship him to the best offer you can field then take that big gamble again later where he might leave via free agency or have other teams offer less in trade once they smell your desperation.
    Last edited by Hotshot; Fri Aug 10th, 2012 at 03:48 PM.

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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    ...Never wait too long to ship your star player out, if he is acting up aka playing below his means (Vince Carter) or wishing to explore his options (Chris Bosh) its best to cut your losses and quickly ship him to the best offer you can field...
    A big +1. How many times is Toronto going to have to learn that you can't trust players to be honest with you (McGrady, Carter, Bosh).

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Source: ESPN.com

    Lakers:
    • D12
    • Clark
    • Duhon



    Nuggets:
    • Iggy



    76ers:
    • Bynum
    • J-Rich



    Magic:
    • Affalo
    • Harrington
    • Vucevic
    • Harkless
    • 3 protected 1st rounders
    • And a partridge in a pare tree
    Does the Pear tree come with the Partridge?

    If so, I'd say that may just be the best piece Orlando received in the deal!
    In Masai we Trust.

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