Those who like me who value their sleep and are weary of all the Dwight Howard trade rumors, awoke to great news: the Dwight-mare is over ladies and gentlemen. Thursday night, news of a finalized, 4-team trade that will send the 3-time Defensive Player of the Year to Los Angeles to play alongside Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash broke.
The blockbuster deal at a glance goes as such: the Lakers will receive Howard, the Denver Nuggets will acquire Andre Iguodala, the 76ers will receive Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Magic will get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and one protected future first-round pick from each of the three teams.
But as we all know, in every trade, there are winners and there are losers.
Denver Nuggets: Lose 2014 first-round pick, Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington/Acquire Andre Iguodala
Winner or Loser? Winner
George Karl's open, up-tempo offense that specializes in the fast break and moving the ball just got a great piece in Iguodala. At 6'6/207 pounds, Iguodala can finish with authority at the rim, and is one of the NBA's most underrated defenders.