So I've had a lot of time on my hands today and since Dec. 9 is getting closer and the possibility of a ton of trades and signings I went to the NBA Trade Machine. Here is what I propose: Let's help Dwight Howard and Chris Paul join forces in L.A. and get Josh Smith out! Here is how we do it:
Atlanta Hawks: Andrew Bynum, P. Ewing Jr, and Q. Richardson
New Orleans Hornets: Josh Smith, Jameer Nelson
L.A. Lakers: Chris Paul, Dwight Howard
Atlanta Hawks Outlook:
This immediately improves the Hawks. We now have a legit center, deeper bench while cutting money, and get Josh Smith out of town. The Hawks now have a balanced lineup and money clear to fill out the roster.
Bench: Pape Sy, Q. Richardson, P. Ewing Jr., Z. Pachulia, M. Rolle, and Keith Benson
New Orleans Hornets Outlook:
This allows the Hornets to get Chris Paul out of town while getting some good pieces in return. They may loose David West this off-season and Josh Smith could step in to take his place. The Hornets will continue to be highly competitive and a playoff team with these additions. Their defense would be one of the best.
Bench: Jarrett Jack, D. Andersen, Q. Pondexter,
Los Angeles Lakers Outlook:
Allows the Lakers to create their own version of the Big 3 while getting exactly what they desire. The Lakers have long sought after Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, now they have both. 3 future HOFers playing together with a shot to create their own dynasty. The Lakers give up a lot of key pieces, but that is the price you pay for perennial MVP candidates.
Starting Five: Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, ?Power Forward?, Dwight Howard
Orlando Magic Outlook:
Allows the Magic to give Dwight Howard what he wants and get out of Orlando and on a perennial Title contender. Dwight seems to be following the path of Shaq and this trade keeps him on track. The Magic loose Dwight Howard and Q. Richardson, but gain a lot of talent in return that will make them very deep. The Magic will continue to be a playoff team in the East with this trade.