Trade for Howard that could be done by the end of the day
Clips send Griffin and Jordan
Magic for D Howard
Clips starting 5. Cp3,Billups,Butler,LO and Howard
Magic get a new PF and C combo plus then could sign and trade Anderson for picks or players being that Blake will take the mins at PF spot.
It will never happen Dwight Howard is not worth those two peices ...
That's great but do you have a link that says that these teams are even discussing a deal or is this just your fantasy?
Orlando would be pretty damn good with that team.
Blake and Jordan up front with Ryan Anderson at the 3 perhaps. Then Big Baby off the bench.
I think the Magic should also ask for Bledsoe as a young scoring combo guard. Then Travis Leslie as a defensive athlete at the 2 guard spot. I would also consider taking back Ryan Gomes if the Clippers would take Q Richardson and Duhon, two veterans who make over $5.5 million combined and our probably a bit too old than what the Magic need. However, both guys would be solid for the Clippers. Ryan Gomes makes $4 million but he only has two years left on his deal and can play some 3 and 4 off the bench for a reloaded Magic team.
Then the Magic could amnesty Hedo which would give them more financial flexibility going forward. Or trade him to a contender or somewhere else.
Next up would be to sign a cheaper backup point guard. A million bucks or so could go along way depending on how the free agent market shakes out. I think they need someone a bit younger than Chris Duhon. Scott Machado might work as an undrafted rookie free agent.
link to trade: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=7ymuc2k
New Magic Starters:
PG Jameer Nelson
SG JJ Reddick
SF Ryan Anderson
PF Blake Griffin
C DeAndre Jordan
PG Eric Bledsoe
SG Jason Richardson
SF Ryan Gomes
PF Andrew Nicholson
C Big Baby Davis
PG Cheap free agent point guard
SG Travis Leslie
SF DeAndre Liggins
PF Earl Clark
C Daniel Orton
Yes it would be great for the Magic...The problem is 1) Clippers would never do this. 2) Hedo can't be amnestied. They already used their amnesty on Gilbert Arenas last year.
This would be crazy and stupid. Griffin is the face of the Clippers right now and dealing him would be a giant mistake! CP3 is not a reliable superstar in the sense you have no idea what his feelings are about being on a team. IMO keep the Clippers the way they are, they will develop in the next two years into Western Conference Finals participants and everybody in LA will be happy. Also, why would anyone want to take Dwight Howard right now? He is hurting the Orlando organization everyday and all they've done is try to help him, he's a giant kid.
Howard is probably better than Griffin and Jordan put together, but there's no way I'd make this trade due to the fact Howard's back injury just scares me... Especially considering his style of play and the pounding he takes.
What part of "Howard wants to go to the Nets, and will only SETTLE for the Nets." don't you understand??