Yes, it makes total sense and must be considered as the leading possibility for Dwight Howard's services. Recent history clearly demonstrates that if your star player doesn't renegotiate a new contract in his final year, then he is as good as gone. Orlando, in spite of owner's wishes, are well aware of this and are keeping things mum until the right moment. I am sure covert negotiations are going on between Orlando and one or two unexpected teams, such as the Celtics.
I am convinced knowing Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers and the way they think, that there this is a real possible play for Dwight Howard and that it is being discussed and held in complete secrecy. It only makes sense!
Please have a look at following Dwight Howard trade possibility: Dwight Howard Trade
Boston is trading their only star player with significant value to Orlando. That player is of course Rajon Rondo! Magic starts their rebuilding with some good pieces such as Ryan Anderson and of course Rajon Rondo. Along with Rajon, we ship them JaJuan Johnson, an attractive PF/C with a very nice upside, also E'Twaun Moore to provide backup minutes at PG position and Jermaine O'Neil to fill in at the Center position for this season and his expiring contract. Naturally, our two 2012 1st round picks would be shipped along with another 1st round pick to be shipped to them in the next 3 years.
Orlando does this trade because they start rebuilding with a star PG in Rondo and a future star in PF Ryan Anderson. Orlando then trades Jameer Nelson to the Los Angeles Lakers for their Lamar Odom trade exception. A welcome financial relief next year! The only bad contract remaining on the Magic will be Hedo Turkoglu....perhaps he can be traded along with a 1st round pick for an expiring deal somewhere?
Boston does it because Dwight becomes the cornerstone of the Celtics going forward and puts us is a great position this year for banner 18. During Rajon's injury this season, we learnt that with a combination of PG's Avery Bradley and Keyon Dooling along with Paul Pierce playing Point Forward, the Celtics looked damn good!
Beware the Ides of March folks...Danny will make this happen, I just have this premonition! This trade just make so much sense for all concerned. Oh I almost forgot, the 2nd best thing about this trade....we would be in a position with the cap room in summer of 2012 to sign free agent Deron Williams!!!! Imagine that, both Dwight Howard and Deron Williams are a real possibility. I love Dominoes!