Apr 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand (42) fight for position during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Magic defeated the Sixers 88-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Rumors: Blockbuster Trade

Whenever you talk about a trade now days in the NBA, of course Dwight Howard’s name is in the center of it all.

Apr 5, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) reacts after a turnover during the fourth quarter at Amway Center. New York defeated Orlando, 96-80. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets have joined the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic in trade talks for the Superstar center.

The proposed trade:

Orlando: Pau Gasol, Aaron Afflalo

Los Angeles: Dwight Howard, Al Harrington

Philadelphia: Andrew Bynum

Denver: Andre Iguodala

As of now, this deal appears to be only a rumor and doesn’t look like it can be pulled off with the teams and players involved.  Orlando is looking to deal Howard and dump unwanted contracts to shed cap space.  The deal can only occur if a team is willing to do that.  LA, Denver, and Philadelphia’s team salary are all maxed out and won’t be able to take in any of the bad contracts Orlando is looking to get rid of.  Without the Magic dumping cap space, or receiving future draft picks, it is hard to see this deal going down.

This trade rumor could put get the Cavalier front office a little nervous.  They were rumored to be the third team in the Howard deal two weeks ago, but nothing ever got past the rumor stage.  With Philedelphia receiving All-Star center, Andrew Bynum, in this new trade rumor, it could make them a force to be reckon with for a long time in the East.  The Sixers currently have young guards and took the Boston Celtics to seven games in the Eastern Conference semi-finals last year.  Adding Bynum could take them over-top making it hard for the Cavaliers to compete.

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