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Dwight Howard Trade Analysis: Winners and Losers of 4-Team Blockbuster
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Barring a last-minute setback, Dwight Howard will soon be a Los Angeles Laker, ESPN reported Thursday night, finally putting an end to the NBA's "Dwightmare" of the past two years.

The four teams involved in the blockbuster trade—the Lakers, the Denver Nuggets, the Orlando Magic and the Philadelphia 76ers—are slated to finalize the deal in a league call Friday morning, according to ESPN.

In the trade, as currently being reported, the Lakers will receive Howard; the Nuggets will receive Philly's Andre Iguodala; the Sixers will get Andrew Bynum from the Lakers and Jason Richardson from the Magic; and the Magic will get Al Harrington and Arron Afflalo from the Nuggets, Maurice Harkless and Nikola Vucevic from the Sixers, and a future lottery-protected first-round pick from each team.

Which means yes, somehow, the Lakers kept Pau Gasol out of the blockbuster.

Who emerged as the big winner from this trade? Who looks like the biggest loser at first glance? Let's take a look.

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