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Dwight Howard recently was overheard by the Charlotte coaches saying, "Hey, wouldn't I look great here next to Kwame [Brown]? Twin towers—me and Kwame."
I'm not so sure whether to believe that entirely, but if the Bobcats land Chris Paul, which at this point it looks like they might, Howard is not at all out of the question.
The fact of the matter is that while it may be difficult for the Bobcats to snag both, it is a possibility.
Let's say they deal for Paul with the "let's rely on our future" trade, and you take a look at a starting lineup of Paul, Stephen Jackson, Tyrus Thomas, Boris Diaw (or a 2011 draft pick) and Dwight; you all of a sudden are looking at a perennial playoff contender.
Paul is always good for a 15-point, 10-assist night, while Howard is usually a lock for a 20-point, 13-rebound game.
How does that sound, Bobcats fans?
Charlotte is going to need to dig deep in order to find the talent and the cap space (which they have a lot more after the departure of Gerald Wallace) in order to pull these trades off.
It's clear that the Bobcats are done in their tenure as mainstays among the league's worst, and with guys like Paul and Howard it will be hard to deny their talents.
Joseph Fafinski is currently a freshman at the University of Missouri. Originally from Chaska, Minnesota, Joseph is an NBA and Minnesota Timberwolves Featured Columnist and a frequent writer of the NBA, NFL and MLB. You can e-mail Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @JosephFafinski.