Therefore, the Lakers should offer the following for Dwight Howard: Andrew Bynum, Metta World Peace, Darius Johnson-Odom and a second-round draft pick.
It's not a total loss for the Magic. They give up the best center in the league but get one of the five best centers in the league, a former Defensive Player of the Year and two prospects. With the Dwight Howard operation fast turning into a fire sale, Orlando may not be able to do any better than that.
It's good for the Lakers in that they get the best center in the league, get a little more wiggle room salary-wise and don't have to give up Pau Gasol.
This is what the Lakers' depth chart could look like if they make this deal:
|SF||Grant Hill||Christian Eyenga|
|PF||Pau Gasol||Josh McRoberts|
|C||Dwight Howard||Robert Sacre|
|SG||Kobe Bryant||Andrew Goudelock|
|PG||Steve Nash||Steve Blake|
With Nash and Hill coming, and Steve Blake already under contract, the Lakers really don't need to have MWP or Johnson-Odom on their roster. They do need to get more cap space to fill out their bench, though.
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