Updated Winners and Losers from Dwight Howard Trade of Summer 2012

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Updated Winners and Losers from Dwight Howard Trade of Summer 2012
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The effects of Dwight Howard being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers are still being felt around the NBA.

Seven months ago, the Dwightmare that plagued the Orlando Magic, the Lakers and a number of other teams seemingly came to an end.

Here's the essentials of the four-team, 12-player deal that went down in August 2012:

Lakers got: C Dwight Howard, F Earl Clark and G Chris Duhon (via Orlando)

Magic got: G Arron Afflalo, F Al Harrington (via Denver), F Moe Harkless, C Nikola Vucevic (via Philadelphia) and F Josh McRoberts and G Christian Eyenga (via Los Angeles).  They also received five draft picks over five years.

The 76ers got: C Andrew Bynum (via the Lakers) and G Jason Richardson (via Orlando)

The Nuggets got: F Andre Iguodala (via Philadelphia)

But, as we know, it's still not completely over. Not yet.

As Howard prepares to make his first return to Orlando since clawing his way out, emotions left over from last season and this past summer have re-surfaced. And just as it was this time last season, nothing is etched in stone.

Los Angeles would like to assume Howard will re-sign with the team in free agency, but Mitch Kupchak and company can make no such guarantees—nor can Howard.

Orlando appears to be indulging in some of the spoils acquired in the four-team deal, while others involved are struggling to salvage the remnants of this groundbreaking blockbuster.

Which of the many parties impacted by the 2012 conclusion to Howard's saga are reaping the benefits of life after the Dwightmare? And which have been left pining for better days?

More than a half-year removed from this stage of the soap opera, we have a more definitive set of ramifications from which to judge. 


Note: All stats used in this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference, Synergy Sports and 82Games.com unless otherwise noted.

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