On June 14, Los Angeles Times writer Bill Plaschke wrote an article suggesting that the Los Angeles Lakers trade Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom to the Orlando Magic for Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick.
Over the weekend, a random Twitter user apparently ran with that information and started his own rumor. According to Inside Hoops, the latest Dwight Howard-to-the-Lakers rumor was not produced by a legitimate source.
Still, according to ESPN.com's NBA Trade Machine, the deal would work financially for both clubs, so it's fun to speculate nevertheless. Let's examine all four pieces involved in the trade along with a final analysis on the impact for both teams.