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Every small market team now has the ever-real thought of their prized superstar potentially jetting from their team for a more lucrative contract elsewhere.
Just look at Chris Bosh’s departure from the team that drafted him in Toronto and the fact that LeBron James not only left his team, but also his home town, for a better chance to win it all in Miami.
This could be the case for Orlando and Howard, so it would be wise to deal him before this possibility arises and the team on the receiving end could very well be the Chicago Bulls.
Teaming up with NBA MVP Derrick Rose, Howard's presence would create a deadly one-two punch and solidify the Bulls for years to come as a favorite in the Eastern Conference.
Of course, Howard comes with a price and the Magic may demand Joakim Noah plus draft picks in return.
Noah is an energetic, young center that would be a great piece for the Magic to build around and considering his college ties to the University of Florida, he may be a good pick up for the Magic PR-wise.
The draft picks would be a key asset in this deal, however.
Looking back to the previous season, the Denver Nuggets received one first-round pick from the Knicks for Carmelo Anthony and Utah received two picks from the Nets for Deron Williams.
If a deal does get ironed out before the June 23rd NBA draft, the Bulls could give up both their 28th and 30th pick plus their first-rounder in 2012.
This may seem like a steep price on the Bulls part, but just imagine this: Howard, Boozer, Deng, Rose, plus another guard.
Yeah, that’s what I thought.