The Dwight Howard trade saga is finally over after last week's trade to Los Angeles.
Everyone around the league is trying to figure out exactly how the deal went down. After all, Orlando was holding out for a better deal and some had trouble saying exactly why this was the deal to hold out for. The Magic did not receive any All Stars in return and seemed destined for the bottom of the league. Of course, that might be exactly what they wanted in the end.
Since Dwight Howard first announced his trade demand last December, the Magic have engaged discussions with just about every team in the league. Initially, the Nets, Mavericks and Lakers were involved. The Warriors tried to jump in at one point. The Rockets got serious for a long while.
In the end, it was the Lakers who were able to put the puzzle pieces together. And that left a lot of general managers with fan bases to appease and support to drum up giving some explanation as to why Howard is in Los Angeles rather than in their ci...