Any trade involving Dwight Howard was sure to be a landscape-altering one in the NBA, so let's look at how that landscape appears now that the league's best center has been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to an ESPN report.
How high up the rankings do the Lakers rise? Are they title favorites now?
Did the Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers emerge as title contenders as well?
How about the Orlando Magic? How far did they fall?
For the answers to all those questions and more, I present the first post-Dwight Howard trade power rankings.