Originally Posted by Zedja
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Three-team deal may send Dwight Howard to Lakers, Andrew Bynum to Cavs and picks/prospects/cap relief to Magic. Still trying to get details.
This is interesting
Very interesting. The 3 teams Bynum supposedly indicated he'd be interested in were the Mavs, Rockets and Cavs.
The Mavs don't have any young assets which would interest Orlando.
The Rockets seem interested in aquiring Howard themselves.
The Cavs have some young players plus 3 first rounders (I think they have both Sacs and Miami's, plus their own), AND have the ability to take back some contracts that Orlando wants gone. Mitch seems to working all the angles.
I personally don't see Orlando being interested in Bynum without a committment, but a deal with the Cavs would allow them to shed contracts, get a couple young players, and get picks (and decent picks).
For the Cavs, they'd get a 24 year old star center to pair with Irving.
A deal like this?
Cavs- In: Bynum, Duhon
Out: Thompson, Zeller, Gibson (expiring), Walton (expiring), 2 first rounders
Magic- In: Thompson, Zeller, Gibson, Walton, MWP, 2 first rounders.
Out: Dwight, JRich, Duhon
Lakers- In: Dwight, JRich
Out: Bynum, MWP
For the Magic, they get a stud young PF with tons of potential on a rookie contract, a young center in Zeller with a ton of upside, 2 first rounders, one a lottery pic in all likelyhood. Plus they get to ditch a couple bad contracts. So overall, 2 great young players (on rookie deals), expiring deals and a couple picks, one a lottery pic.
For the Cavs, if they hung on to Waiters, they'd have Irving and Waiters in the backcourt, and Bynum up front with Varejao, and some servicable SF's, plus they'd still have one first rounder next year.
The Lakers get the defender they need to erase their weakness.