NBA TRADE RUMORS: THREE-WAY TRADE; ROCKETS’ DWIGHT HOWARD ALONG WITH THE KNICKS AND PELICANS?
A possible trade scenario for the upcoming free agency this coming summer will once again involve Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets but this time in a blockbuster three-way deal that will include the basketball organizations of the New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks.
According to Yibada, this roster shake down will definitely benefit the now toiling into hoop dome oblivion Pelicans, who are 9–19 this 2015-2016 NBA Season. Howard’s Rockets may hold a 15-15 win-loss card but like the Pelicans, they are in the daunting Western Conference, wherein a mere misstep could immediately break off a team’s chances of squeezing in for a playoff spot. The Knicks however, are on the more laid-back Eastern Conference spectrum and will likely steal an eighth spot with their 14–16 record, especially with Latvian rookie Kristaps Porzingis already showing his basketball prowess on the hard court.
Starting off with the Rockets, they will receive Ryan Anderson and a returning Omer Asik, along with Jose Calderon and Derrick Williams from the Knicks. The New York ball club will then have the services of veteran Dwight Howard and New Orleans’ Luke Babbit. Howard could in a way, revive his Orlando Magic “Superman” glory day, ,wearing the orange-and-blue even with the myriad of injuries, which included a herniated disk and right knee problems.
The Pelicans will then have the Knicks’ Robin Lopez a solid rim protector and gritty power forward Kyle O’Quinn, along with the Rockets’ Terrence Jones and KJ McDaniels. Both Lopez, Jones and O’Quinn are effective in the shaded lane both in offense and defense.
However, Sports Grid, took a more attention-grabbing transaction, which included the Knicks’ franchise player Carmelo Anthony in the mix but this time leaning to the Chicago Bulls for a Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson trade, while Howard will go to the Pelicans for three of their players which now include Quincy Pondexter.
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