The Los Angeles Clippers already have arguably the best point guard currently playing in the Association through the 2012-2013 campaign as Chris Paul has agreed to honor the last year of his contract next season. They also have the current “Golden Boy” of the NBA as last year’s NBA Rookie Of The Year Blake Griffin is showing no signs so far of having a sophomore slump. The “Other Team From Los Angeles” has suddenly transformed from being mired in the bottom of the Association to a club that has generated buzz throughout the world of basketball. Now imagine that tandem alongside the greatest center of his generation in the NBA; Orlando Magic All-Star Dwight Howard. According to reports that scenario just might come to fruition.
A report from “Sheridan Hoops.com” states that according to their sources, Howard has added the up and coming team from the Western Conference to the other three teams on his wish list. “Superman” had already stated that he would be willing to accept a trade to the New Jersey Nets, The Dallas Mavericks or the Clippers co-tenants at the Staples Center the Lakers. Magic General Manager Otis Smith has repeatedly stated that he has no intentions of trading his All-Star center; even though Howard can walk away at the end of the campaign leaving Orlando empty-handed.
The Clippers have at least two young players that the Magic most likely would have interest in, point guard Eric Bledsoe and center DeAndre Jordan. Los Angeles also has a talented veteran point guard on their bench in former starter Mo Williams, however it remains to be seen whether the Clippers could put together a package strong enough to entice Orlando to make a deal. The NBA Trade Deadline is March 15.