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The Golden State Warriors aren't struggling to the extent of Washington or Charlotte, but they seem to be wheel-spinning in a strong Western Conference.
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will be the subject of a great many trade rumors over the next four weeks until the March trade deadline.
Ekpe Udoh/Klay Thompson
Right now, Orlando has said it won't trade Dwight Howard. This will likely be the party line until the All-Star weekend, in Orlando, is past.
The Warriors, as constituted, are struggling in the West. They lack a viable inside threat at center.
This trade sends Howard to the Warriors, instantly making them a contending team (if Stephen Curry's ankles work). Hedo Turkoglu's large contract has to go too for the Magic to be interested, this will be the case for most teams trying to get Howard in a trade.
To compensate, the Warriors send David Lee across to Florida to give the Magic some height. Monta Ellis will make the Magic an exciting team to watch offensively.
The Magic would have their pick of Udoh or Thompson to make the salaries work.