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The Dwightmare is Over!

After months of trade rumors, speculation, smokescreens, and all the news coverage in the world, the Dwight Howard saga has finally ended. Here is the breakdown of the 4-team Blockbuster.

PHI gets: Andrew Bynum, Jason Richardson.

DEN gets: Andre Igoudala

ORL gets: Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Moe Harkless, Nikola Vucevic , Josh McRoberts and Christian Eyenga.*

LAL gets: Dwight Howard, Chris Duhon, Earl Clark from Orlando.

*Orlando also gets five draft picks over five years. From:

Orlando Magic – Traded Draft Pick Breakdown

First-round picks: Nuggets or Knicks (2014); 76ers (2015); Lakers (2017)

Second-round picks: Nuggets (2013); Lakers (2015)

Regarding the 2014 first-round pick from either Denver or New York, Orlando will receive the least favorable of the two selections.

The first-round pick from Philadelphia is top-14 protected in the 2015 draft, top-14 protected in the 2016 draft, top-11 protected in the 2017 and top-8 protected in the 2018 draft. If the Sixers have not conveyed a first-round pick to the Magic by 2018, Orlando will receive second-round picks in 2018 and 2019 from Philadelphia.

The Lakers’ second-round draft pick in 2015 is also protected within the top-40. If the pick is not transferred in 2012, the team’s obligations to the Magic will be complete. Also protected is Los Angeles’ 2017 first-rounder, which has top-five security. If that pick is not conveyed to Orlando, the Magic will receive second-round picks from the Lakers in 2017 and 2018.

Here is my view on how each team did in the deal.

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