Helping Dwight get to L.A. and Josh out of town.

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:

Four team trade between: Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, LA Lakers, and New Orleans Hornets

Teams Receive

Atlanta Hawks: Andrew Bynum, P. Ewing Jr, and Q. Richardson

New Orleans Hornets: Josh Smith, Jameer Nelson

L.A. Lakers: Chris Paul, Dwight Howard

Orlando Magic: Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, and Kirk Hinrich

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.

Starting Five: Jeff Teague, Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Al Horford, Andrew Bynum

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.

Starting Five: Jameer Nelson, ?SG?, Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith, Emeka Okafor

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

Bench: Luke Walton, Steve Blake, Derek Fisher, D. Ebanks, D. Caracter

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.

Starting Five: Kirk Hinrich, J.J. Redick, Hedo Turkoglu, Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol

Bench: Chris Duhon, Gilbert Arenas, R. Anderson, Brandon Bass, Daniel Orton, D. Liggins

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