As soon as Jerry West signed on with the Golden State Warriors, many fans of Lakers Nation naturally assumed he would try to throw some bones over to his old team. A couple of weeks ago it was the trade rumor for Monta Ellis that sent Lakers Nation into a frenzy, but it could have been smokes and mirrors as the latest rumors coming from NorCal (via ProBasketballTalk.com) are that the Warriors have made an offer for Dwight Howard.
The rumored trade would look something like this:
Orlando Magic would receive:
- Monta Ellis
- Andreis Biedrins
- Ekpe Udoh
Golden State Warriors would receive:
- Dwight Howard
The Warriors would instantly become a championship contender with a core group of Stephen Curry, David Lee and Dwight Howard. On the other hand, the Magic’s chances of making a run at the title, much less the playoffs, would pretty much go POOF!
The chances are extremely low that this trade happens as the Magic have already denied (via Hoopsvibe.com) that theses rumors are true. But as veteran NBA fans know, denials don’t really mean anything.
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