According to Chris Sheridan, Dwight Howard wants out of Orlando “more than ever.”
Brooklyn is the obvious destination but Sheridan says there will be several teams involved:
If you are the Magic, you insist on ‘Melo, not wanting any part of Stoudemire’s uninsured contract. But if you are the Knicks (which means if you are Jim Dolan), you insist on keeping Anthony because of the price you paid for him and because of the scoring prowess he displayed in Games 3, 4 and 5 of the Knicks-Heat first-round playoff series. You tell whoever the Magic’s next GM is that he can have $3 million of Dolan’s cash instead.
If New York could make that deal, they’d have a nucleus of Howard, Anthony, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields, and whoever they decided to use their mid-level exception on (the debate in this site has been the hypothetical choice of Steve Nash vs. Jeremy Lin). They’d have a sinkhole at the power forward spot, and they’d probably lose J.R. Smith as a free agent (he has a $2.5 million player option), and they’d have Turkoglu coming off the bench.
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Topics: Amar'e Stoudemire, Andrew Bynum, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Tyson Chandler