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The Dwight Howard trade didn't come as a total surprise. We all knew something was going to happen, we just did not know when and which of the handful of teams that were vying for him would get him. As you have heard and read by now, it was the Los Angeles Lakers that got him and word of the trade spread through London just before Team USA took on Argentina in the semi-finals of the Olympics. The Los Angeles Times cobbled together quotes from some players reacting to the trade through the weekend. Kevin Durant: That's what the Lakers do. They have great management and ownership to make those moves come to life. James Harden: Was I surprised? No. Big market. The Lakers always do a great job of getting good players. It doesn't take away from us [the Thunder] at all. Carmelo Anthony: It definitely gives them that presence once again. It definitely makes them another powerhouse in the West or in the NBA as a whole. Right now, it's just a mat...
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