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.
How do you feel about this trade scenario?
Good for All Teams Involved (51 votes)
Bad for All Teams Involved (13 votes)
Hawks are getting screwed (38 votes)
Magic are getting screwed (21 votes)
Lakers are getting screwed (21 votes)
Hornets are getting screwed (24 votes)
168 total votes