Well it didn’t take long for the Sixers to go back on their word about trading Iguodala this off-season, the Dwight Howard Tilt-A-Whirl started spinning again today and the Sixers and Nuggets were new teams to join the ride.
A complex four-team trade that would send Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers is “very close” to happening and could be agreed upon Friday, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
There are other players involved in these fluid talks, but a framework of the possible deal includes Howard and Denver forward Al Harrington going to the Lakers, Philadelphia guard Andre Iguodala going to the Nuggets, Los Angeles center Andrew Bynum moving to the Sixers, and Los Angeles forward Pau Gasol and Denver guard Arron Afflalo going to the Magic, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Sixers seem to finally be ready to be players in a very strong Eastern Conference, the move would give them one of only two big men left in the NBA. With the signings of Dorell Wright and Nick Young the Sixers look like their trying to change the culture of what seems like an endless cycle of a team that ends up with a mid-first round pick and not being able to get any future than the second round since 2001.
The move seems to have sparked excitement in Philadelphia for the Sixers, a spark that hasn’t been there in recent years.