Orlando Magic Offseason Moves & Analysis

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UNDER CONTRACT: G Arron Afflalo, F Al Harrington, F Hedo Turkoglu, F Glen Davis, G Jameer Nelson, G J.J. Redick, F Moe Harkless, C Nikola Vucevic, C Gustavo Ayon, G-F Quentin Richardson, G Christian Eyenga, F Josh McRoberts, F Justin Harper, G Ish Smith, G E’Twaun Moore DRAFT PICKS: F Andrew Nicholson, C Kyle O’Quinn FREE AGENTS: None MOVES: After holding firm in his desire to get fair – not equal – value in trading Dwight Howard, new GM Rob Hennigan deserves some criticism. He turned

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This may be the best team at Amway Arena this season

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Let’s face it: Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan got fleeced in the Dwight Howard trade. Put over a barrel by the demands of a petulant, wishy-washy superstar, he was the only executive who did not acquire an All-Star in the four-team blockbuster. Hennigan’s net take for Howard and some extra parts was Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Moe Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, Christian Eyenga, Josh McRoberts, three highly protected future first-round picks and two second-round picks. Unless Hennigan does some more wheeling and dealing

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SH Blog: Writers react to Dwight Howard trade, Team USA aims for gold

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The Dwightmare saga suddenly and finally came to a close on Friday, as a reported four-team trade from Thursday came to a conclusion that sent center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. So who won and lost big in the trade? Chris Sheridan has the analysis here.  The Lakers, without a doubt, become an epic team, and Mark Heisler explains how Howard is the newest version of Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. With such an unbelievable team assembled, can the Lakers win

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Tweet of the Day: Shaquille O’Neal

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@ Congrats on the move, now go get that jewelry make your beautiful mother proud. Good luck remember 28 and 15 = automatic win
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Tweet of the Day goes to Shaquille O’Neal for sending a congratulatory note and a word of advice to Dwight Howard, who will don a Lakers jersey for the upcoming season. O’Neal was actually the first person to say that the four-team trade would go through, as you can see from his Tweet of the Day from Thursday. It’s no secret that O’Neal is not the biggest fan of Howard for reasons not worth discussing (“Superman” related), so it’s nice

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Heisler: Lakers do it again; Howard the newest version of Wilt, Kareem

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LOS ANGELES – And so, Dwight Howard winds up with the Lakers… just as we said he would! Of course, we said that in the spring of 2011, after All-Star Weekend when Dwight was asked which player here he’d most like to play with, and he answered “Kobe Bryant.” In the 18 months since, we said a bunch of other things: He was going to the Nets with Deron Williams. He was going to the Mavericks with Deron Williams. He was going to Houston. He wasn’t staying

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Winners and Losers in Dwight Howard trade

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// The blockbuster went down today, and Dwight Howard is going to the Lakers. Who won? Who lost? We’ll take it team-by team: LOS ANGELES LAKERS — They are replacing the best center in the Western Conference with the best center in the Eastern Conference. And let there be no doubt — Dwight is twice the player that ‘Drew is. Howard has 41 career 20-20 games (scoring at least 20 points and grabbing at least 20 rebounds), with his last one coming in what

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SH Blog: Dwight Howard could be traded as soon as Friday, Kobe Bryant says he is the best post player on Team USA

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“Dwightmare” made its triumphant return on Thursday when Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported a possible four-team trade, but the situation may soon be coming to a close. Find out what went down in today’s news, along with some entertaining video clips below:The four-team trade involving Dwight Howard could happen as soon as Friday, according to ESPN: “A four-team trade that would send Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers is “very close” to happening and could be agreed upon Friday, league sources told

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Talks of Dwight Howard to Lakers in four-team blockbuster

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The Orlando Magic have tried a number of two-team trades with Dwight Howard that haven’t worked. There has been talk of at least one three-team trade that did not work. Now there is apparently a four-team trade involving Howard being discussed. According to a report Thursday by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!, Howard would go to the Los Angeles Lakers in a true blockbuster deal also involving Philadelphia and Denver. From Yahoo!: “A deal is not considered imminent, but the talks have grown serious over

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