NBA: Dwight Howard Trades and Packages That Could Actually Work

Dwight Howard is on his way out of L.A.

He has no reason whatsoever to sign with a losing team that already has an elite center, a team where he would be the second or third option.

The Lakers have said they won't trade him, but they should consider it soon if they don't want him to leave for nothing via free agency. D12 said at the 2012 deadline that he would not resign with the Lakers if he was traded there. 

So, here are some trades that L.A. can make so that they stay elite.


Trade 1: Welcome Back, Dwight

L.A. gets: Kyle Korver, Al Horford

Atlanta gets: Dwight Howard

How it can work: I saw this trade on another article on Bleacher Report, and I think it's very interesting.

Los Angeles will get Al Horford, whose true position is power forward, and sniper Kyle Korver. Getting Horford would allow both he and Pau Gasol to play their true positions, and Gasol would return to his elite status. Yes, I believe Pau still has it in him, and if you want proof, look no further than his 25-point showing against the Raptors with Dwight Howard ejected.

Kyle Korver would also be a perfect fit in Mike D'Antoni's system, getting open looks and knocking them down. Ashton Kutcher's doppelganger would instantly become the best shooter (bar perhaps Steve Nash), as only Earl Clark has a better three-point shooting percentage, and Korver's mark of 46 percent from deep easily beats out the next best, Nash, who has a three-point percentage of 40.9 percent. 


Meanwhile, Atlanta would get their state's high school legend, Dwight Howard, who would likely re-sign in Atlanta due to having his two closest friends and high school teammates Josh Smith and Anthony Morrow around.

Their high school team, the Atlanta Celtics, was quite possibly the best AAU team ever. Atlanta has already expressed interest in D...

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