When the news of a potential four team trade that would send Dwight Howard to Los Angeles involving the Denver Nuggets first surfaced this afternoon, I was skeptical. Generally when a rumor involving the Nuggets gets out, it is a sure sign that the Nuggets have moved on and the trade is not happening. Of course, my interest was piqued due to the fact the Nuggets were reportedly pursuing Andre Igoudala, the one player I have gone on record coveting. Even so, I was not going to allow myself to get too excited.
A few hours later the talks are reportedly intensifying with the chances of a deal being consummated increasing. As we all know, Dwight Howard has been traded in the media numerous times over the past few months and the chances of Igoudala becoming a Nugget is still remote. However, this trade makes sense for every team involved and it will be very interesting to see what happens.
The trade would reportedly involve Dwight Howard and AL Harrington going to the Lakers, Pau Gasol and Arron Afflalo going to Orlando, Andrew Bynum heading to Philly and Igoudala coming to Denver. There would also be draft picks and possibly young players involved and it is certainly possible that a pick or young player from the Nuggets could be included.
Of course, if a trade is consummated, you can be sure RMC will provide plenty of analysis.